TCALL - Texas's Adult Education and Literacy Professional Development and Resource Center
TRAIN PD @ TCALL is a project of the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning at Texas A&M University funded by the Texas Workforce Commission to serve as the statewide Professional Development and Resource Center for Texas Adult Education and Literacy (AEL). In that role, TRAIN PD serves as the hub for the TWC AEL Training, Resource and Innovation Network for Texas (TRAIN Tex) strategy.
TRAIN PD @ TCALL is responsible for delivering training, including training-of-trainer (TOT) events, informational resources, and other support to local programs, students, and stakeholders. PD Center staff, including PD Specialists, are responsible for deploying statewide PD activities, identifying and recruiting additional contract trainers, developing and delivering training throughout the state, including online accessibility, and assisting AEL Grantees and other providers with professional development planning and services provision.
Key services of TRAIN PD @ TCALL include:
Data-driven PD planning, services, and implementation
Routine and concentrated support to AEL Providers
Management and development of the Agency-provided LMS (Texas AEL PD Portal), including information on Contract Trainers vetted and often trained by TRAIN PD
Management and development of the Agency-provided LMS (Texas AEL PD Portal)
Event planning for statewide, regional, or local conference or business events
Research activities to evaluate PD effectiveness and for other purposes as approved by the Agency
Call 1-800-441-READ (7323) or contact these project leadership staff with your questions.
Texas AEL PD Portal, Communications, Email Discussion List Moderation, and Ombudsperson for Problems/Suggestions regarding TRAIN PD @ TCALL:
Dr. Debra L. Hargrove, Managing Director email@example.com
Professional Development Content:
Beth A. Ponder, Director of Professional Development firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas AEL PD Portal Management and Technical Assistance
Laura Greer, Manager of PD Logistics email@example.com
Questions from Trainers about access to PD Portal and its Contract Trainer Community of Practice
Tracy Hendrix, Professional Development Center Specialist and Trainer Capacity Development (Program Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development Field Services to AEL Grant Recipients/Consortia:
Krista Mosher, Manager of PD Field Services email@example.com