Resources

Effective January 21, 2019:

Central Southern Tier RAEN is an approved sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Those who wish to receive CTLE credit for our PD Trainings and Workshops must complete the NYSED CTLE Certificate of Completion Form (Sections I and IIwithin 30 days of the event you attended and email it to James Matt (james.matt@cayuga-cc.edu) for verification/processing. Below is the link to the fillable form.

Resources for Apprenticeship Information

CASAS Launches New Adult Low-Level Literacy Curriculum —
Improves Ability of Learners to Transition and Succeed in Postsecondary Options

San Diego, October 11, 2010: CASAS announces the availability of ten free online and theme-based low-level literacy curriculum modules with unlimited access. The standards-based modules contain multi-level and layered lessons in high-priority topics designed to improve learners’ ability to transition and succeed in community and postsecondary settings.

The modules target low-level literacy learners, including those with intellectual disabilities, in Beginning and Pre-Beginning Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, Community-Based Adult Programs, and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. The field-tested modules follow principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and apply academic content standards in a functional life and work-based context. Lessons in each module are structured in a tiered approach with four skill levels from beginning readers down to pre-readers unable to read print. Module themes include topics such as Get and Hold the Job You Want, Make Your Money Count, and Get the Help You Need.

Special features include strategies to meet individual differences and to increase ability to learn — alternate formats, metacognitive skills, self-determination skills, and community infusion.

…“I teach an online graduate course on adult education curriculum development at the Virginia Commonwealth University … and can only say that I am incredibly impressed with the depth and range of these materials,” George Demetrion

CASAS is a nonprofit research and development organization and a leader in the field providing assessment, curriculum management, and evaluation systems for adult education and alternative secondary programs in the public and private sector. To download the complete no-cost Adult Low-Level Literacy Curriculum, visit https://www.casas.org/LowLiteracyCurriculum/

For more information, visit CASAS www.casas.org, or to ask questions, please call Virginia Posey, Ph.D., at 1-800-255-1036, ext. 192 or e-mail gposey@casas.org

      • Session Modules include:
        • Definition of Learning Disabilities – Focuses on describing the consensus and controversies in the definition of LD, as well as their practical application.
        • Legal Issues, Self-Disclosure, and Confidentiality – Focuses on identifying the legal, self-disclosure and confidentiality issues relevant to adults with LD and service providers working with them.
        • Accommodations – Defines and clarifies accommodations for learners with disabilities.
        • Written Expression Disabilities – Focuses on LD that affect writing and offers strategies to help all adult learners improve writing skills.
        • Reading Disabilities – Covers the considerations and strategies for working with adults with LD and all adult learners who struggle with reading.
        • Neuroscience – Explore latest brain research as it relates to LD.
        • Explicit Instruction for Strategy Learning – Covers how explicit instruction can be used to help adults with LD and all learners develop strategies to learn.
        • Content Learning – Covers instructional approaches that can help adults with LD and all struggling learners learn content from written materials.
        • Learning Disabilities and English Language Learners – Takes a look at the latest research and information around ELLs and LD.
        • Self-Determination – Considers how service providers can support adults with LD and all adult learners in developing self-determination to achieve their goals.
        • Workforce – Focuses on practical strategies educators can use to help adults with LD and all adult learners develop effective skills for finding and retaining employment.
        • Professionals Guide – Explores evidence-based resource developed to help practitioners improve their practice.

SUNY Smart Track

  • SUNY has created Smart Track, a collection of resources – including our Net Price Calculator – designed to help students and families understand college costs and develop a financial plan for the future. It’s just another reason why SUNY is a smart investment and a sound economical  decision. Visit the SUNY Smart Track website for more information and create a new account to access this financial literacy tool.

EPE Distance Education Program Forms

These are the new forms released by NYSED AEPP Office for teachers certified for NYSED Distance Education through attendance at a traditional RAEN training for these NYSED programs. Note, you must download the document first before attempting to “fill” the fillable fields or they risk losing their data. AEPP requires that programs use these forms exactly as issued.  No alterations may be made to the forms.

AEPP Distance Education Screening Tool
AEPP Distance Education Screening Tool Rubric

AEPP Hybrid Education Screening Tool
AEPP Hybrid Education Screening Tool Rubric

AEPP EPE Distance Education Student Agreement

EPE ESL Student Packet Assignment

EPE ESL Student Time Worked Record

NYSED ESL Teacher Assignment Monthly Log

EPE GRASP Student Packet Assignment

EPE GRASP Student Time Worked Record

Appendix 6 Fast Track Math GRASP Packet  Student Documentation

NYSED GRASP Teacher Assignment Monthly Log

EPE SMART Student Packet Assignment

EPE SMART Student Time Worked Record

NYSED SMART Teacher Assignment Monthly Log

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  • ADA Northeast Center
    http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/dbtacnortheast/index.cfm
  • ADA Information Line
    800-514-0301 (voice) 800-514-0383 (TDD)
  • Department of Justice ADA Website
    www.ada.gov
    For requirements under the ADA and for clear explanations of various provisions of the ADA, this site offers information and links to helpful material.
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy
    www.dol.gov/odep/
    This website provides information on employment policy issues for people with disabilities. It also has information on recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. Categories include Youth, Employment Supports, and information on the workforce.
  • Job Accommodations Network
    www.jan.wvu.edu/media/jobdescriptions.html
    This site gives advice on accommodation implementation, model job interview procedures and associated materials.
  • Workforce One Centers
    www.labor.state.ny.us/workforcenypartners/wfnyp_index.shtm
    This site provides information to businesses, workers and job seekers that will enable them to access and better understand the system. It also provides access to information, technical assistance, resources and funding opportunities that will enable local workforce investment area staff, one-stop partners and other workforce professionals to help build a better workforce development system.
  • Cornell Northeast ADA & IT Center
    www.northeastada.org
    This site includes relevant state and local laws and codes. The ADA & IT Center can provide an on-site Access Survey, has a technical support section, and supplies quarterly technical bulletins as well as other written material.
  • National Organization on Disability
    www.nod.org
    A general website on disability issues, national activity and accommodations.
  • New York State Commission on Human Rights
    www.dhr.state.ny.us
    This commission can help people with disabilities who think they may have been discriminated against in housing, employment and education. This is also a good website with information to help people with disabilities understand their rights.

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Learning To Achieve

The Learning to Achieve series provides practitioners with practical strategies developed within the learning disabilities community that work for all of our learners.

Session Modules include:

  • Definition of Learning Disabilities – Focuses on describing the consensus and controversies in the definition of LD, as well as their practical application.
  • Legal Issues, Self-Disclosure, and Confidentiality – Focuses on identifying the legal, self-disclosure and confidentiality issues relevant to adults with LD and service providers working with them.
  • Accommodations – Defines and clarifies accommodations for learners with disabilities.
  • Written Expression Disabilities – Focuses on LD that affect writing and offers strategies to help all adult learners improve writing skills.
  • Reading Disabilities – Covers the considerations and strategies for working with adults with LD and all adult learners who struggle with reading.
  • Neuroscience – Explore latest brain research as it relates to LD.
  • Explicit Instruction for Strategy Learning – Covers how explicit instruction can be used to help adults with LD and all learners develop strategies to learn.
  • Content Learning – Covers instructional approaches that can help adults with LD and all struggling learners learn content from written materials.
  • Learning Disabilities and English Language Learners – Takes a look at the latest research and information around ELLs and LD.
  • Self-Determination – Considers how service providers can support adults with LD and all adult learners in developing self-determination to achieve their goals.
  • Workforce – Focuses on practical strategies educators can use to help adults with LD and all adult learners develop effective skills for finding and retaining employment.
  • Professionals Guide – Explores evidence-based resource developed to help practitioners improve their practice.

Learning To Achieve: Online Module Access

EPE Distance Education Program Forms

These are the new forms released by NYSED AEPP Office for teachers certified for NYSED Distance Education through attendance at a traditional RAEN training for these NYSED programs. Note, you must download the document first before attempting to “fill” the fillable fields or they risk losing their data. AEPP requires that programs use these forms exactly as issued.  No alterations may be made to the foms.

AEPP Distance Education Screening Tool
AEPP Distance Education Screening Tool Rubric

AEPP Hybrid Education Screening Tool
AEPP Hybrid Education Screening Tool Rubric

AEPP EPE Distance Education Student Agreement

EPE ESL Student Packet Assignment
EPE ESL Student Time Worked Record
NYSED ESL Teacher Assignment Monthly Log

EPE GRASP Student Packet Assignment
EPE GRASP Student Time Worked Record
Appendix 6 Fast Track Math GRASP Packet  Student Documentation
NYSED GRASP Teacher Assignment Monthly Log

EPE SMART Student Packet Assignment
EPE SMART Student Time Worked Record
NYSED SMART Teacher Assignment Monthly Log

MATH

WRITING

UPDATED Online SMART Content as available with SMART Program

TABE Website

Now available on tabetest.com

New NRS Functional Levels

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  • Message from NYSED (November 6, 2018)
    • TABE 11/12 online testing training.  It looked like programs would have to pay for the training to administer the TABE online but Bob Purga and Rosemary Matt have contacted DRC and have confirmed there are no cost alternatives that DRC offers.  Attached are the three alternatives that DRC offers:

      PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT in place of the NYSED TABE 11/12 Administrator training that our RAEN provides. That 6 hour training is still required for any NYSED/ACCES funded adult education program through the RAEN.  This free training from DRC is to prepare programs who are moving into TABE online assessing for their students. So if a program wishes to provide the TABE 11/12 online, they need to have their staff use one of these DRC resources AND they would need to attend one of our RAEN  NYSED TABE 11/12 Administrator trainings.

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Ability to Benefit: Webinar Recording and Resources

Webinar and Call for Questions on Ability to Benefit
Thank you for your interest in the Webinar and Call for Questions on Ability to Benefit! Jobs for the Future and CLASP are committed to keeping the field up to date on strategies for helping students utilize this key financial aid provision. We invite you to go to JFF’s Ability to Benefit resource page for the webinar recordingmaterials, and access to additional information. We will be keeping the page updated with additional examples of how states and colleges are using ATB as well as resources on helping students access and succeed in college. You are also encouraged to visit CLASP’s ATB resource page, which has example guidance letters and other ATB-related information.

Thank you,
JFF and CLASP