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News Archive: July 2014

Ohio revises ABLE Teacher Professional Development standards

To help ensure quality and consistency among Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) programs, program staff members operate under a uniform set of standards. While recognizing variability in practice and structure among programs, a fundamental set of practitioner standards helps to guide the work of administrators, teachers, and support staff.

Conceptual DACUM workshops for emerging occupations

As companies expand their products or services and create new positions or as community colleges add new programs to train students to meet emerging local workforce needs, developers of training programs or curricula may need to conduct an analysis for a job that does not exist. We recommend employing a conceptual DACUM workshop in which a facilitator leverages a panel of experts who conceptualize, predict, or forecast the future based on what they know about the job or occupational area.