Trainings & Webinars
Aztec’s team of Academic Specialists host regular training sessions and webinars in English and Spanish designed to meet the needs of educators and administrators working in adult education and workforce preparation.
As a global leader in adult education and workforce preparation, Aztec takes pride in the wide variety of expertise across our organization. We have so much to share, from technology solutions to curriculum development and beyond.
We hope you find these professional development webinars and training sessions both useful and inspiring!
🗓 March 27 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
An important life skill for adult students is to have self-awareness and be able to recognize their emotions, thoughts, and values and understand how these elements impact behavior. This webinar will cover ways to assist students to become more confident and be able to demonstrate self-efficacy in order to set and achieve personal, academic, and professional goals. Life Skills Education curriculum will be shared.
Aztec’s GED® Flash
🗓 April 3 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
This session will review Aztec’s GED® Flash which was developed in partnership with the GED® Testing Service. GED® Flash assists learners in reviewing concepts in Reading Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies and is a great study aid when preparing for the GED® Tests, and a quick refresher of concepts is often needed prior to taking the assessment. Flash is a perfect enrichment to keep students engaged in their GED preparation anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Aztec’s GED® Play
🗓 April 10 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
GED® Play was developed in partnership with the GED® Testing and assists learners in reviewing concepts in Reading Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. It is the only on-demand learning program developed by GED® Testing Service, Kaplan Test Prep, and Aztec Software to provide targeted video learning support across key GED® measured skills. This session will review how Karyn Ruiz incorporates Play into her classroom.
Lecture – Aztec’s Newest Online Feature
🗓 April 17 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
This presentation will share Aztec’s newest, online, add-on feature and the ways it can be used by instructors to create dynamic instructional experiences for their students. Lecture allows instructors to record and present or present live instruction to their students on the Aztec platform and include useful activities in their presentations – a whiteboard for notes and the ability to show and write on Aztec Lessons and other digital media such as ePubs, mp4 videos, PowerPoint slides, and PDFs.
Aztec Insight Features & Teacher Tools
🗓 April 24 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
Aztec offers an array of tools and reports for educators, but many go unused. This webinar will review some of the “new to you” tools including Masquerading, Realtime Monitor, Announcements, Assignments, and Tags. These tools assist teachers in real-time monitoring of student progress, can guide lesson planning, and focus attention on educational gains.
Improving Students’ NRS Scores with Aztec Software & Paxen Steck-Vaughn Products
🗓 May 1 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
This webinar will focus on Aztec and Steck-Vaughn products that can help improve students’ NRS scores and increase student MSGs and EFLs outcomes. Specific steps instructors can use to identify areas of need with CASAS® Content Standards Reports and TABE® Individual Student Reports will be outlined, discussed, and explored.
Meeting Students’ Instructional Needs with Whole Group, Independent Learning & Hi-Flex/Blended Options
🗓 May 8 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
This session reviews a variety of different, real-classroom examples and strategies for meeting students’ instructional needs whether they are attending synchronously or asynchronously. By sharing alternative ways to use the same curriculum to provide learning opportunities and instruction in ways that are accessible to more students, the outcomes include greater student persistence and increased learning outcomes.
Rethinking Instruction by Understanding How Students Learn
🗓 May 15 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
The art of teaching is so much more than just imparting knowledge and teaching skills to learners. Adult educators have such a limited time with learners, so the more that is understood about how students learn, the more successful teachers will be in providing effective instruction. Join this webinar for a tour of the fundamentals of learning, what impacts learning, and building a learning climate yields results.
Custom Individualized Learning Plans with Aztec’s Learning Views
🗓 May 22 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
The learning needs of adult education students must be individualized. This webinar will focus on how the Aztec Learning Views tool can be used to create customized, individual learning plans for students that lead to increased performance outcomes at an expedited pace.
Summer Studies with Aztec Digital & Steck-Vaughn Print/ePub Products
🗓 June 5 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
Many programs close during the summer, but their learners want to continue working. This session will cover different ways students can continue working independently with both Aztec Digital, and Paxen/Steck-Vaughn print and ePubs.
Strategies for Stop-In & Stop-Out Students
🗓 June 12 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
All too often, learners enroll, stay for a while, and leave for a myriad of reasons. As adult educators, our hope is for them to return and complete their educational goals. So, how can we reach those learners? Join this webinar for a look at the reasons why students tend to leave and ways we can get them back.
Engagement & Retention Strategies for Adult Learners
🗓 June 19 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
Engagement and retention are two important issues that many adult education teachers and administrators find challenging. Join this webinar as we discuss what keeps learners coming back to our classes and ways that keep them engaged in the learning process. We will explore adult learning and review teaching strategies for engaging and retaining learners.
Giving Learners a Choice with Personalized Learning
🗓 June 26 (12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern)
The right mix of face-to-face classroom instruction and online software can lead to a more effective program where learners are taught how to become more independent learners. Learner engagement is improved and motivation to learn is increased when academic content is delivered through print materials and online software that both target the same learning objectives. The focus of this session gives teachers and learners a flexible instructional approach that integrates high-quality digital content with traditional print instruction to personalize learning for students.