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The foundation of a strong literacy community is a professional network of adult educators and program leaders who are prepared with the skills and knowledge to provide high-quality instruction and to lead successful programs. MCAEL offers provider meetings for program staff, workshops for instructors led by local and nationally recognized experts (valued at about $30/hour/person) and awards for both staff and instructors. View past workshops and trainings. MCAEL supports and encourages instructors and staff to connect to the broader professional community that exists in the Montgomery County and Washington D.C. area.

MCAEL Meetings and Workshops are offered at "no-cost" to attendees.

  • For meetings: please send an email to admin@mcael.org to RSVP.
  • For workshops: Please click on the small triangle next to the MCAEL workshop to see details and to submit an application to attend  this event.  Applications should be received no later than 2 weeks before each training. Separate applications are requested for each training. You will be advised via e-mail regarding the status of your application. If you have any questions please send an email to instructor@mcael.org.
 

Instructor Workshop Cancellation/No-show Policy

MCAEL’s mission is to strengthen the adult English literacy network in Montgomery County.  We strive to serve as many of the program staff and instructors as possible within the county.  Therefore, to maximize workshop capacity and provide quality training, please note our cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours before the workshop starts.
  • Cancellations with less than 24-hour notice will be considered a “no-show”.
  • Registrants categorized as a “no-show” more than 2 times during a fiscal year will automatically be placed on the wait list when registering for future workshops during that year. Program Managers will also be notified of all registrants who have been placed on the wait list due to their “no-show” status.
  • At the beginning of a new fiscal year, the wait list status for registrants will be cleared.

 

Need Financial Support to attend a non-MCAEL professional development event or conference listed below or related to literacy or ESOL?

  • The Bhattacharyya Memorial Fund, honors the memory of Deborah Bhattacharyya who was the Program Manager at MCAEL and the ESL Coordinator at the Literacy Council of Montgomery County. MCAEL started this scholarship fund in her memory to carry on her deep and varied background in social service work.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEBORAH BHATTACHARYYA AWARD AND TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

A committee will review your application once submitted. View our grading rubric here.

Need Financial Support  for the Montgomery College TESOL Training Institute?

The program consists of five courses (three required and two optional) that are about 8wks/40 hours each and are offered on Saturdays during three sessions per year. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MCAEL / TED AWARD AND TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION PLEASE CLICK HERE.

A committee will review your application once submitted. View our grading rubric here.

 

 




WATESOL 2017 Fall Conference

  
October 07, 2017 (Location: Trinity Washington University)  
Info: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  


MCAEL Instructor Workshop: More Learning, Less Teaching - October 2017

  
October 14, 2017 (Elise Couper and Chauncy Butcher)  
Info: Saturday, October 14 & Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  


MCAEL Instructor Workshop: The Essentials of Your Pronunciation Toolkit: Teaching Sounds, November 2017

  
November 08, 2017 (Tamara Jones and Rosie Verratti)  
Info: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  


MDTESOL 2017 Fall Conference

  
November 11, 2017 (Location: Laurel High School)  
Info: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  


MCAEL Instructor Workshop: The Essentials of Your Pronunciation Toolkit: Teaching Words and Sentences, December 2017

  
December 06, 2017 (Tamara Jones and Rosie Verratti)  
Info: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.