Commentator: OTAN, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
Lynne Robinson: Welcome. We're excited about our EL Civics support channels, and I hope that you find enough information in this session to benefit you and your program. We also hope-- there are four people. So if you tell 10 [chuckles] people about the channels and the presentation, we'll have a good start today, correct?
So I have Lori Howard and Portia LaFerla. We are all program specialists for CASAS and have all collaborated to put these presentations online. The goals for the presentation today are, first of all, to tell you what the purpose of our channels are, to tell you about the organization of the channels, how to access them, how to subscribe. "Subscribe" has become very important, and Anthony Burke was saying they're really close to their thousand subscribers.
Well, I think we at this point have 50, so there's a lot of work to do for our subscriptions to kick in. We want to show you how to find specific information. If you have a question about EL Civics or citizenship or IET, we're going to show you how to find that information on these channels and then become familiar with the content. There's a lot of content there to share with you. At the end of the presentation, what I would like from you is your input regarding future-- the future content we need and the dissemination.
We used to have EL Civics conferences throughout the state. We all had a lot of fun attending those conferences. Usually, within about four different set areas in California, we'd show up with about 25 presentations that were divided up in strands for administrators, teachers, teachers of EL Civics, teachers of IET, teachers of citizenship. And so these channels are based on that same type of strand concept.
In a YouTube channel, strands can be set up as sections that scroll down the page. So we'll show you. We want you to be familiar with those sections for our channels. The EL Civics Support channel has eight separate sections. The Citizenship Preparation channel has five.
The eight channels in EL Civic Support are implementation-- all the information you need to start a program or specific information that you need while you're running a program. There is a strand for IET, Integrated Education and Training, a strand for TOPSpro, topics that relate to EL Civics, a strand for instructional support and resources, which is really good for teachers. Then we have a strand where our most recent EL Civics meetings, and Lori is going to talk to that subject in a little while, are housed.
We have a strand for EL Civics Exchange, one for Agency Implementation Examples, which may be really important to the field how did someone else tackle this problem, and then Publisher's Corner. I always loved roaming around the publishers during conferences that I attended finding out if there was anything new that we could use or implement. So we've asked the publishers to participate in this setting of channels.
The five sections in citizenship are Implementation, Assessment Topics-- there are several different tests that Citizenship Preparation programs use, and sometimes we get those confused with what they're used for, how they're implemented, et cetera. And actually, Portia does a lot of explaining about the Assessment Topics.
Then we have the TOPSpro piece because you have to use TOPSpro if you're going to get paid. You have to get your classes in correctly and your progress in correctly. And then Instructional Support/Resource and the Publisher's Corner. Just for information, Lori, do you see in the upper right, I put in the flag. I hope we have permission to do this.
Lori Howard: You do have permission. And I want to talk to you about that a little bit more later, but great-- good for you. Thank you for doing that.
Lynne Robinson: A student drew this, a citizenship student, and it's beautiful. So we want to get that student's name and get it on this flag and use it as an example of what the US means to people trying to get their citizenship.
So our next item was to access the channels, and access is very easy. If you know www.casas.org, you get to the home page. And on that home page, there's a section called What's New. And down-- most of the way down that channel, you have the link to the EL Civics Support channel and the link to the Citizenship Preparation channel. If in the future that disappears, there is another way to get to the channels, and that is still from the home page.
To go over to the Welcome area, Welcome to CASAS, Peer Communities. California EL Civics. When you click on that, you see this. You're on the Train and Support, and down on the left-hand, the bottom section, you see EL Civics Support channel and Citizenship Preparation Support.
So, again, we're trying to say please subscribe. And I'm in the middle of this. Go away then. There. [chuckles] I moved me. So when you press the Subscribe button, I think a lot of people are trying to do that, but they don't know that they have to sign up to have a new YouTube account. The Google account you have, if you have Gmail, you already have a Google account, and you can use that to process.
But when you subscribe to the channel, you're going to see these various choices-- All, Personalized, and None. If you click on All, then every time we upload a new presentation, you will be notified. So that's helpful, I believe. Quickly-- and I'll get myself out of the way again or back to where I was. I like moving myself around like this.
There are various ways to become a YouTube-- I don't know if you call it member or subscriber, I guess. But you go to YouTube. At the top right on your computer, you'll see Sign In. If you don't have a Sign In, you'll see Create Account, and you process that way. I'm not going to-- there's also explanations for how to do this on your Android phone or on your iPhone or tablet, and I'm just going to show you that they're there.
I am not going to talk about them. But if you want the specific information, my email at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd be glad to send it to you.
OK, I am going to move now and go directly into-- and I guess I have to share it differently. So I go down and share my Basics screen to turn this off. Nope, I don't want to leave the meeting. Hmm. Oh, one step. I didn't hit Share.
I'm going to move directly into our channels. And as I process through, you'll see I'm opening up a tab that has a link to the home page, CASAS home page. And as my home page comes up, you see it, right? Yes?
Portia Laferla: Yes.
Lynne Robinson: I see What's New, and I just scroll down, and I'm going to start with the EL Civics Support channel. I click on that. It takes me to the channel. You won't see these items because-- and once you subscribe, you don't have to hear my raspy voice saying "welcome" anymore. But that's just a little overview of how to use the channel.
What you will see now are the strands. There's first strand, Implementation, second strand, IET, et cetera. I'm just going to go quickly down because I'm going to look at each one of these strands and talk about the videos that are there now. So go back to the top. And the first presentation here is the California EL Civics Basics Civic Participation and IELCE/IET. And Lori is going to talk to that. Lori, would you like me to open it and go through the information?
Lori Howard: Not necessarily. I was thinking just-- I mean, you can start there, yes. Just to say that these are the basic requirements for EL Civics. If you are new to EL Civics or you want a refresher, this is a really great presentation for you to work on. You can notice here that Lynne has encouraged us to put time codes. So if there's anything you'd want to look up, you could just look at the time codes there and jump to that place.
So maybe you've forgotten some fact or some information. And so rather than listen to the whole 90 minutes, you can jump to the time code for the information you want. So that's a real plus for the posts, these videos for the support channel. Do you want to go back to the other-- to the front? Just so we can see the other ones.
So the other ones in this section are really about requirements. So Selecting COAAPs, if you have never selected COAAPs before. If you're a new EL Civics coordinator, you would probably want to look at that one if you want more information. Understanding and Implementing COAAPs, that's more-- again, it's sort of a continuation of the EL Civics Basics Civic Participation requirements, and that one just goes into more detail about what COAAPs are and how to select them.
Lynne Robinson: I'm showing that they also that-- what we've tried to do is that if anything's over 45 minutes, we've tried to make sure that there are time codes. Because you're busy. You don't have time to listen to 45 minutes if all you want to know is how you revise the COAAPs. And the Revisions section starts about an hour into the presentation. OK, Lori, I'm sorry. I'll go back now.
Lori Howard: No worries. And then Lynne, just a clarification, can you hit-- can you click on that number to jump directly to it, or do you just need-- you just--
Lynne Robinson: Yes. Click on the number. Let's just choose one.
Lori Howard: That's really important that you wouldn't have to find it yourself, but it just goes right there. That's a really good feature of these numbers that we have. So there you are.
Lynne Robinson: You see I clicked on COAAP Assessment Development, and it takes me right to the place where that is being discussed.
Lori Howard: That is so spectacular. It's a great feature of this. So the other things, we have Remote Testing and then a more specific COAAP development webinar, How You Can Develop an Assessment Plan. Do you want me to go on and continue with these, Lynne?
Lynne Robinson: If you would like. Because you had a lot to do and present in the IETs, did you want to go on to IET or do you want to look at this one? But I just mentioned, this one, this EL Civics, I'm going to click on.
Lori Howard: OK, feel free.
Lynne Robinson: I'm going to click on it because I just think it's good to--
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Lynne Robinson: You do get advertisements once in a while, not always. But you see, I went to Show More, and then I-- it was underneath. It will show up here. And again, I have agenda and time codes. So if I want to know about-- this one I would have to listen to about 20 times. The rubric-- oh, it made me go back.
LORI HOWARD (ON VIDEO): OK, so let's talk a little bit about resources. When--
Lynne Robinson: When Lori starts talking about rubrics-- I probably played this about 10 times. [chuckles] So this is a real learning tool, I hope. That's what we're looking for. I'm sorry. Lori.
Lori Howard: No, I just think it's so spectacular that you can look something up and find the thing you're looking for. It's really great. So the next section if IET/IELCE. And again, those of you who are thinking about-- who have IELCE programs or are thinking about applying for the WIOA II Grant as it comes out for application this August, it'd be good to look at this.
So that first workshop, Planning and Implementing a new IELCE Program, gives you step-by-step instructions on how you would start a new program. Or if you already have programs, you might look at that one to see what steps you might not be emphasizing that might be helpful to you. So maybe you did all the steps but then you forgot or one step went by the wayside, you might want to look at that again.
An important component of an IELCE plan or IELCE program is the next one, Developing a Single Set of Learning Objectives. That's really a crucial component. And so this video goes in-depth about how to do that.
Lynne Robinson: May I butt in right here?
Lori Howard: Yes.
Lynne Robinson: Because a single set of learning objectives is a big part of the report that you will do for your IET program and it has been difficult for many agencies to do that, so this is a great program. And it also has an agenda and time codes so that you can go in and find out some specific information that you may have forgotten.
But I'm leading into-- last year, we had a video on how to complete that report. And we took it down because we weren't at that point very sure what was going to happen for this year. But Lori, correct me, you will make a new video, and it will appear right here.
Lori Howard: Yes. I'm hoping to do that. I'm waiting for the electronic plan to be finalized. If nothing else, we'll be talking about it at the next EL Civics meeting and going through the steps. But as soon as the electronic plan is available, then I will make a short video and we'll post it right there, yes.
Lynne Robinson: Good. And so I'm also leading into keep up with these channels. Because when you need new specific information about any part of WIOA II, IET, or citizenship prep, we hope that we'll be getting instruction in these segments for you at that point. I'm sorry. Go ahead, Lori.
Lori Howard: No. And just to say that then you get-- when anything new is put up, then people get notified if they're subscribers, right?
Lynne Robinson: Correct.
Lori Howard: So that's a really great benefit of that.
Lynne Robinson: And we're going to try to keep it updated with our regional meetings to tell you about it in regional meetings. But not everyone-- teachers don't get to go to regional meetings. So subscribe.
Lori Howard: So the last three there are presentations from agencies, model programs, programs who have already implemented their IELCE/IET programs and are doing a good job with it. And so each of those videos, how what we learn-- oh, no. I'm sorry. It's the last two.
Models for Preparing Adult English Learners, both of those would be models and what agencies learned. And so we're going to be adding to those as well because every year we have new people presenting. And so it's just really great to hear from practitioners and how their programs are running. They tell you the challenges, the successes, and what's going on with that.
Lynne Robinson: I would like to go back to this presentation, which is Workforce Development Board Discussion. Programs that run IETs are asked to collaborate with their workforce development boards, and some of us don't really know how to do that. And so this presentation I think is outstanding.
I'm going to show you the agenda. This was with-- Steve Thompson set this up and did it during one of his regional meetings, but he asked for help from the Ventura Workforce Development Board. And I'm trying-- oh, Norman. Norman Albances was the presenter here. And you can see he talked about memorandum of understanding requirements and how the Job Centers participate-- specific information that's very valuable to those folks that are running an IET program.
The first half of that was Norman. The last half is what Lori was talking about because several providers-- several of our programs for IET were able to share what they were doing and how they were interacting with their workforce development boards. OK, I think we've covered IET. Lori, was there something we missed?
I wanted to show you. Do you see just-- you may or may not know it. Whatever a screen will hold-- sometimes a screen will only show three of these presentations. If there's an arrow, that means there's more. So you click on the arrow. All right, let's go on to TOPSpro.
Lori Howard: Do you want to talk about that, Lynne?
Lynne Robinson: I could talk about that. We have three presentations that relate specifically to TOPSpro. The first one was done by Margaret Teske. And what I might do just for fun is let Margaret tell you.
MARGARET TESKE (ON VIDEO): Which is part of TE, where you link your COAAP selection.
Lynne Robinson: Oh, oh, oh, Margaret. I let you go way too far. Let's go to about 00:30 and let Margaret tell you about this.
MARGARET TESKE (ON VIDEO): Talk today about how to ensure that your TOPSpro software is accurately reflecting your agency's EL Civics funding. We have three different kinds of EL Civics funding. We have Civic Participation, known as 231, Citizenship, also known as 231, and then Integrated EL Civics, IELCE, which is known also as section 243.
We want to make sure that your TE is noting all your EL Civics and Summary and Detail reports, which I'll show you, and that it's capturing all your EL Civics outcomes or payment points. This is--
Lynne Robinson: So Margaret just now told you what this presentation is all about. I'm going to go back to the next presentation in this area, and this one was done at CASAS Summer Institute. We aren't ashamed to steal presentations for these channels. Summer Institute is a provider of a lot of great training, but you all didn't get to go. So some of these have been pulled from the last summer's presentation.
This particular one, I'm trying to stop it. It wants to load, and I don't want it to start. Oh, good. So this particular presentation was given by Martha Perez and several other folks from the field that assisted her. But I think the information is incredibly valuable. And you can go to the time codes to find out how to manipulate your data in TOPSpro.
So she talked about-- she told you how to put in class definitions, class instances, EL Civics focus areas, which got confusing for a while because-- Lori, can you just name what were the focus areas in EL Civics?
Lori Howard: So there are three focus areas; Civic Participation, Citizenship Preparation, and IELCE, the workforce.
Lynne Robinson: And you have to designate your classes by what they're going to teach so that you can get the proper information in so that you can get the payment. And the payment points, the payment amounts are a little different for each of those. So it's very important that you click on EL Civics focus areas and make sure you have the information right.
This presentation talked about coding the classes, selecting the COAAPs. And actually, we had a specific presentation earlier about selecting COAAPs, importing COAAPs into TE, et cetera. So this is I think a valuable help. And when something changes, we intend to make changes to the video so that you get the latest, the best information possible when you go to these channels.
The last one was presented by a gentleman named Gilbert Rios from Pasadena Adult School. And he figured out how to upload results using third-party wizard, and I don't know-- I don't know what I'm talking about [chuckles] because I'm not a techie. But for technical people, we hope that we have valid information for the people that work-- your staff that works with the technical issues for EL Civics and puts information into TOPSpro. So those folks will find Gilbert's presentation valuable.
I'm going down now to the Instructional Support/Resources section. The first of those presentations is by someone who when she used to present at a in-person conference, the classrooms were always packed. And that's Susan Geer. And she developed this presentation actually in the middle end of last year to talk about how to engage students in remote learning.
We were all struggling with that. She has a lot of good ideas. Her statement is she wants to show you how to make this new normal, which was COVID, a fun and engaging learning environment. So that sounds like a great presentation for teachers.
The next one is actually brand new. I just put this on recently. And it's another presenter that was very popular at our in-person, Donna Price, and she worked with ventures company-- what's the company?
Lori Howard: Cambridge.
Lynne Robinson: Cambridge, OK. And she is giving practical ways to put workplace readiness training into ESL. So that's a great presentation, and it's new so not many people know about it yet. This one is a presentation made by Rob Jenkins. He wrote Stand Out. And what's our-- how is our time? I was going to let you listen to Rob a minute, but I think we'll skip that and go back and see what he says about how he is presenting this training.
Portia Laferla: Lynne, it's 10:47. You have about an hour, so you have plenty of time.
Lynne Robinson: OK. Well, we said we were going to only take an hour, but you know how that goes. [chuckles] OK, recent California network meetings. Lori.
Lori Howard: Yes, I'm so thrilled that we have this resource. I always send the recording to network participants. But I don't have everybody's email, so it's so great that we can post these here. And without having to get an email from me, the meetings are here. And so that's just a real boon if you miss the meeting, which happens once a month at a 1 o'clock to 2:30 time. And if that's not a good time for you, then the recordings will be posted here.
And we're going to have all of them, and then we'll start deleting the older ones one by one. But every month, you can find the meeting here within a day or so of the meeting happening. So that's really great.
Lynne Robinson: And we'll probably keep three to five up-- the three to five last months up and running. But I wanted to show you the most recent one. The time codes are here. You may have been at the meeting but forgot what Lori said about immigrant tax filing questions, and you have your information right here to go back to. You don't have to listen to an hour, hour-and-a-half presentation.
But there's incredible pieces of information presented by Lori every month-- relevant, time-sensitive. And you can go right here without listening to the whole thing and find the information that you're looking for. Does this sound like an advertisement?
Lori Howard: You're doing a good job, Lynne, of convincing people to use it.
Lynne Robinson: That's what I'm trying to do.
Portia Laferla: Advertise away, Lynne.
Lynne Robinson: Yes. That's what we want to do. Lori, I'm going to let you talk about the Exchange.
Lori Howard: Sure. So the EL Civics Exchange is a system that was developed by both OTAN and CASAS-- supported by the California Department of Education-- to offer instructional resources for Civic Participation and IELCE instruction. And so the second one here, EL Civics Exchange-- well-- well, all of these talk about the EL Civics Exchange.
We want people to submit materials, and we want you to be able to access materials. And we're periodically putting up new materials for you to access. We're hoping to have an overview video. I don't see that one here-- or is that? I think-- I guess it's over to the right, the introduction to the website. It's the very far one. Yes, that one. Thank you, Lynne.
Lynne Robinson: OK.
Lori Howard: I'm pretty sure that's an overview to the EL Civics Exchange if you want to learn more about it. Anthony Burik, Neda Anasseri, myself, and Margaret Teske I think were the presenters for this last year at the CASAS Summer Institute. So that's the overall what is the EL Civics Exchange. And then the other ones to the left talked about submitting to the Exchange, how to do that-- just a very short video on how to do that.
How to Make Your Materials Accessible, that's the first one that Lynne's pointing to now. Because one of the requirements of OTAN and of the Department of Ed is when we post things, they need to be accessible. So we're trying to help instructors and curriculum coordinators as you're developing your materials to make them accessible as you create them.
And so this presentation by Penny Pearson and David Espinoza can really show you exactly how to do that. They've also developed a tip sheet about how to do that, and that's on the EL Civics Exchange page. There's a presentation on checking PowerPoints for accessibility. That one would be next. And then, Lynne, is there something else to the right here?
Lynne Robinson: I think that's-- so this-- hmm, well, that's the last one.
Lori Howard: OK, great.
Lynne Robinson: Licensing. There are six of those, and they're pretty specific. Some of them are for Word documents-- how to make Word documents and PDFs accessible. One is how to make PowerPoints accessible, et cetera. And that's a good one, by the way. All right.
Lori Howard: And do you want to talk about the next list?
Lynne Robinson: The next list, the Agency Implementation Examples, and this is a variety. It's a variety of different agencies tackling a problem that is in the realm of EL Civics and IET. The first two are telling people how they accomplish remote testing of COAAPs, both of them. The first one is Marci English-- England, excuse me. Marci England from Corona-Norco. The next one is Rita Van Dyke-Kao from-- hmm, Santa-- not Santa Ana, the other college they run.
Lori Howard: Rancho Santiago?
Lynne Robinson: Santiago Canyon.
Lori Howard: Santiago, yes.
Lynne Robinson: Santiago Canyon College. So those are the first two. The third one was a lesson, and actually it was within one of the network meetings. But, Lori, you want to talk about that? It was a presentation by Karla from LAUSD, I believe.
Lori Howard: Oh, yes. She was actually showing her materials about media literacy for COAAP.
Lynne Robinson: 27.7.
Lori Howard: 27.7. Thank you. It was a Task 4. And so she was showing us her materials, and those materials are posted on the EL Civics Exchange. So she talks about it here. And then you can go to the EL Civics Exchange and find those materials.
Lynne Robinson: Fantastic. The last one was an IET-related session. It was a session where Victoria Abeke from-- hmm.
Lori Howard: From Mt. Diablo.
Lynne Robinson: Mt. Diablo at Contra Costa County. She was explaining how her agency interfaced with Workforce Development Board. So these are examples from the field-- finding out what your neighbors are doing.
One thing that is missing from this idea of a support channel is the ability to interact with people from other agencies at an in-person conference. That's probably one of the most valuable things people can do. And so this is our attempt to let you know what your neighbors are doing in this segment.
And finally, the Publisher's Corner . We've had-- there are-- in fact, there-- I put up a publisher's corner from Cambridge just last night late. It got in, and it's called On Time, Optimizing EL Civics proficiency. Jean LaSalle from Cambridge created a very compelling presentation of the materials that Cambridge is offering for EL Civics.
The next two, in fact, were done by Burlington. Burlington did a whole session on how to use their materials for EL Civics 231, and then another section, another video for how to use their materials for 243 IET, Integrated Education and Training. The last two, actually, I put them under Instructional, and I left them here. I don't know if I should do that or not. We'll figure that out later.
But because they are presentations that are using publisher's materials, but they're telling us how to integrate them into the classroom. So they may disappear from this segment and go into the next.
Lori Howard: Lynne, before we leave this section, can go back up to the IELCE section? Because I realized I'd like to go to the right, the models one because I'd like to just click on that just to see so you can see here. Maybe click on the See More for that one so we can see which topics. Yes, that one.
Lynne Robinson: There are two. OK, there are two models presentations.
Lori Howard: And so the first one, in the Show More-- we don't have it. OK.
Lynne Robinson: For the models presentation.
Lori Howard: OK, but we do have. So one of them is about early childhood education, then Paige Endo talks about health care. So I just wanted to-- and then there's Elaine Weber's talking about how to work with your community to find out what employment needs are in the community so that you can plan your IELCE and workforce training programs based on what's in the community. Can you go over to the right? And I think I remember too what the next one would be. I'm sorry, the other direction.
Lynne Robinson: But we only have--
Lori Howard: Oh, the two mod-- there's two models. There you go. That one. The second model, yes.
Lynne Robinson: And Lori, you just brought up a need here. We need a description for these.
Lori Howard: Yes, let me just see what-- if you can just show me the first slide, I can tell you what. So we have-- Drew Gamet is another administrator, and he was talking about social media and how to use social media to advertise your programs so that you can get more students. So that's a really great presentation. And then you have one about custodial and one about personal care aides.
So I just realized that I was remiss in not telling you what kind of models you would be seeing there. And so, again, we're going to be adding to this, so there'll be more and more models added to your list here so that you can have more information about how agencies implement their 243 IELCE/IET programs.
Lynne Robinson: And with Lori's help, I will input a description of each of these so you can immediately see them. And perhaps we'll do-- we should do time codes for each--
Lori Howard: OK, so, well, I'll take care of the time codes for you.
Lynne Robinson: Thank you. All right. I am going to leave EL Civics Support channel, and I'm going to go through the same process. I'm going to go to my CASAS home page. Computers always seem slow when you're in a hurry. And I'm going to go down to What's New and go to the Citizenship Preparation Support.
In our Citizenship-- program specialist is with us, Portia, and I'm going to let you just start talking and tell me where you want me to jump in. And especially under-- Portia has done a lot of work in putting information into these channels. I'll jump in at times, but could you start with the preparation implementation? Talk about your two videos.
Portia Laferla: Of course. And Lynne, please jump in any time. So as Lynne said, on the Citizenship Preparation channel, there are five areas. And there's been really an uptick in interest in citizenship lately.
I think part of it is the new administration trying to clear a backlog of citizenship applications. But we're also hearing talk about new funding that may include path to citizenship for essential workers. So there's just been more interest, so I'm really happy that we were able to put this information here for everybody to easily access.
And in the first section, the Implementation, there are two videos. The first one is the basics. So it's a general overview of citizenship preparation under WIOA. It's pretty short, about 15 minutes. It's good for somebody who just wants a general orientation to how to offer a citizenship program under WIOA II in California.
Whereas the second one, the full version, is much more detailed. It has more screenshots, more specific information about creating classes and earning payment points because as not everybody knows, there are two payment points available under citizenship preparation that are separate from all of the other EL Civics and learning gains payment points.
So there's some very specific information about the tests and how to go about offering those and gaining the payment points. There's a section on remote testing as well. There is information about certification and re-certification. And this particular video is time-stamped. So if you go into that video, you can just pick the area that you need to look at.
Lynne Robinson: If you want me to show it, let me know.
Portia Laferla: If you'd like to, Lynne, just very briefly, you can just show where the stamps are.
Lynne Robinson: So here it is. Remote testing options are--
PORTIA LAFERLA (ON VIDEO): Welcome to the CASAS Citizenship Preparation YouTube--
Lynne Robinson: Thank you very much. Thank you very much. We appreciate your--
Portia Laferla: Thanks so much.
Lynne Robinson: Joining us there. OK, so the second one is Assessment.
Portia Laferla: The second session are the assessment topics. And right now there are three videos in there. And one of them is-- the first one is it's an overview of the CASAS tests. There are two very specific tests for citizenship plus the reading for citizenship test which can be used for pre-post, learning gains, and it talks about the pros and cons of using that. And then it introduces the citizenship interview test, which is a one-on-one oral interview that can be used to evaluate whether students are ready for their USCIS interview, and there is a payment point that agencies can earn for that within a citizenship prep program.
And the other one is the government and history, which is a listening test of general knowledge of US history and government. And the second one is specifically about the citizenship interview test. And in order to give that one, you need to be certified and you need to re-certify each year. So that gives all of the details about offering that test, how to certify, how to re-certify.
And one of the things that it includes is how to order the training, which is a little bit glitchy on the website because the website is used for all kinds of training orders. This one, California WIOA II agencies, don't have to pay for, but you have to get into a second screen before you know how to do that. So people get very nervous, and so that kind of walks you through that process so that you can easily register without panicking.
Lynne Robinson: And third--
Portia Laferla: Did you talk about that third one? Do you want to talk about it?
Lynne Robinson: I'll speak to the third one.
Portia Laferla: Thank you.
Lynne Robinson: Jennifer Gagliardi did this presentation at the Summer Institute last year. And actually, she's working here closely with us, and she's reviewing this right now. If there's information that needs to be changed, she will be redoing it. So we're very, very fortunate to have Jennifer willing to do these presentations.
Portia Laferla: Yes. And in that one, she digs much deeper into the specific kinds of things that students need to know-- the test content, what kinds of information are responsible for-- and so it's a much more detailed look at citizenship preparation from an instructional point of view.
Lynne Robinson: OK, we're going to TOPSpro.
Portia Laferla: So this one is kind of a subset of what you saw Margaret Teske's video on setting up classes. This one is specifically for citizenship preparation, and it tells you how to create the class in TOPS Enterprise and properly market for the focus of citizenship preparation.
I'm going to add one more in this area, and it will be how to input tests into TOPS Enterprise. So if you've offered a citizenship interview test, I'm going to put in just the specifics for how to easily input that into TOPS Enterprise.
Lynne Robinson: Good. The next section is Instructional Resources/Support. And I tried to put the latest presentation at the front, and you can notice that I've tried to do that.
And just yesterday or day before yesterday, Jennifer Gagliardi had done a presentation called Deep Dive in the Summer Institute. But she went through it and said, well, it's not all relevant right now. So she read-- she did a new one, and that's the one that you see right here. It's only been up for one day. So Jennifer has incredible materials.
The next one is USA Learns Citizenship. It's a free online course. The presentation is done by Andrea Willis of Sacramento County Office of Education. It's a very good program. And interestingly enough, that organization is going to do a present-- going to do a program for careers-- for health care careers. And we hope to get a video from them on that. It'll go back into the IET/EL Civics program. But access USA Learns.
The next one is another Jennifer presentation, Resources for US Citizenship, that she did for us last year. We'll probably see a revision for this. The last one is one that I think the title confuse people a little bit. Because if you don't know what Kahoots is, it's a program where you can create games for helping your students learn.
And Dr. Patricia Hernandez did this presentation, and it is-- she talks about gaming platforms and the ease of game creation and then online assessment with games. So it's a very valuable presentation that we need to help people understand what they would be learning from that presentation.
And then Publisher's Corner. We have two publishers that have submitted information, most of them quite recently. Let me-- the first one is Burlington. And interesting-- and these are just been posted within the last week. This first one is from Burlington. And it's Robert Breitbard-- I think he seems to be the spokesperson for Burlington-- and he sent an incredible presentation of what they have available for citizenship success.
What I learned even more from his presentation is how to create video presentations. So if you're doing video presentations, watch this, and we can learn from both of these publishers, actually. They're very well-put together. Burlington Cambridge just submitted their presentation. I just got it online last night, actually. But it's well done and really shows us how we should be presenting by video.
OK, that is the end of our piece.