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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
  • 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.

 

 




MCAEL Network Dialogue with Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger

  
April 18, 2017   
Info: Rockville Library 1st Floor Meeting Room  


A Community Roundtable for Organizing

  
April 26, 2017   
Info: Universities at Shady Grove  


MCAEL Instructor Workshop: Pronunciation: Include it in every class with the Color Vowel Approach!, April 2017

  
April 28, 2017 (Shirley Thompson)  
Info: Friday, April 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  


MCAEL Provider Meeting: Roundtable Discussion

  
May 03, 2017   
Info: 1:00pm-3:00pm  


MAACE Spring 2017 Conference - Registration Now Open!

  
May 04, 2017 (Registration Open)  
Info: May 4 & 5, 2017  


The Essentials of Teaching Pronunciation

  
May 13, 2017   
Info: Saturday, May 13, 2017; 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  


MCAEL Debbie Bhattacharyya Professional Development Awards

  
May 15, 2017 (Debbie Bhattacharyya Professional Development Awards - PD Conferences and Workshops)  
Info: Applications Accepted on Rolling Basis from Monday, February 6, 2017 - Monday, May 15, 2017  


MCAEL Instructor Workshop: Creative Uses of Technology in the Classroom - May 2017

  
May 19, 2017 (Jamey Sadownick)  
Info: Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  


MCAEL Provider Meeting: Streamlining and Standardizing Outcomes Indicators and Measurement

  
June 14, 2017   
Info: 1:00pm-3:00pm