The following guides are available through the CALPRO Web site:

For future planning, please disregard any references to CALPRO regional Professional Development Centers (PDCs), which closed their doors on 6/30/08, as a result of budget restrictions.

ABE New Teacher Resource Guide

Image of individuals in a classroomTo the new Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher, the task of teaching basic literacy skills can seem overwhelming. This ABE New Teacher Resource Guide, developed by the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO), is designed to introduce you to the most immediate and important aspects of teaching ABE learners in California.





ESL New Teacher Resource Guide

Image of classroom and participantsTo a new English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in an adult education program, the task of teaching English can seem overwhelming. This ESL New Teacher Resource Guide, developed by the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO), is designed to introduce you to the most immediate and important aspects of teaching adult ESL in California.





Health Literacy Reference Guide

Image of a doctorInstruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) frequently addresses health literacy because of its importance to low-literate adult learners. CALPRO developed this Health Literacy Reference Guide to help teachers locate and use a wide array of currently available health literacy materials and to guide them in incorporating health literacy information into instruction.





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