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ABSPD is currently gearing up for Institute 2014, Accelerating Learning in Writing!  Dates have been set for May 25 to 30 for Week 1 and June 1 to 6 for Week 2.  Effective writing is the skill most associated with postsecondary success according to researcher David Conley.  In our new more competitive economy, writing skills have never been more important.  Writing is increasingly a gatekeeper skill for job entry and has always been an essential skill to win...
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ABSPD is pleased to announce that we have placed 9 more Tier 2 vocabulary lessons on our website!  This brings our total number of lessons to 38.  Evidence based reading instructors across North Carolina have been using these lessons with their students. One instructor recently told us, "The vocab lessons on the ABSPD site are wonderful!" Used as part of an evidence based reading class, teaching Tier 2 vocabulary words really makes a difference with students as they quickly...
Register Now Register for Institute 2013
Save the dates for Institute 2013: Accelerating Learning in Math!  Week 1 will take place from May 19 to 24 followed immediately by Week 2 from May 26 to 31.  Extend your knowledge by learning from some outstanding presenters as well as expand your professional network by meeting colleagues from all over our state.  Among the topics to be covered include defeating math anxiety, working with math disabilities, and understanding the new Common Core standards.  Want to know...
Credential ABSPD and the Core Credential
"On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again." Over the past five months, ABSPD has been very busy conducting workshops across the state from Waynesville to Washington.  Nancye Gaj, Team Leader for Professional Development at the North Carolina Community College System Office, unveiled plans last June for our state’s new basic skills core credential.  This credential, the silver certificate, consists of seven workshops covering a variety of topics. ...
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We have just launched our new Adult Basic Skills Professional Development website. We will still include the same training and teaching resources as well as institute information, but we'll continue to add information to the site for your reference. Be sure to check back often!
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