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Person reading Institute 2015: Accelerating Learning in Reading Registration is Live!
Registration for Institute 2015:Accelerating Learning in Reading is now live!  Mark your calendar as Week 1 will take place from May 24 to 29 followed immediately by Week 2 from May 31 to June 5th.  You will be inspired by presenters from ABSPD and the Reich College of Education including Dianne Barber, Dr. Gerald Parker, Jeff Goodman, Mary Ferrell, Steve Schmidt, and Matthew Brown.  You will also learn from your colleagues from across North Carolina and be able to expand...
Books ABSPD Book Lending Library
 ABSPD has a lending library of high interest, graded level books available for you to borrow for a semester.  One of the new entries we just received is The Breadwinner Trilogy by Deborah Ellis.  This award winning three book series chronicles the story of a young Afghan girl who masquerades as a boy to help her family survive during the Taliban years.  There are many other sets available that you can find described here on the ABSPD website. Send Becky Morris an email at...
calendar Training Calendar Posted!
The 2014-15 North Carolina College and Career Readiness professional development calendar is posted here.  ABSPD conducts four of the seven face to face workshops offered in the Core Credential and all the workshops in the Adult Secondary Education Specialty Certificates.  Workshops are available in all regions across North Carolina.   In the Core Credential, ABSPD conducts Evidence Based Math, Evidence Based Reading, Evidence Based Writing, and Applying Content Standards:...
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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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