Updated July 7, 2023 – Application Period Now Closed
A second Adult Learning Academy (ALA) has been scheduled for 2023 and will begin in August.
The Adult Learning Academy (ALA or “the Academy”) is the pathway available through The Nevada Registry’s training approval system to help individuals interested in becoming approved trainers obtain the training delivery hours needed to initially qualify. Additionally, the ALA is designed to increase the number of publicly offered training sessions available to Early Childhood educators in Nevada. The ALA is not designed for individuals whose primary focus/intent is to deliver in-house training sessions to their own staff and priority will be given to applicants planning to deliver training to the broader ECE community.
The ALA is aligned with The Nevada Registry’s Quality Assurance System (QAS) and is designed to provide individuals with less than 15 hours of previous training delivery experience the fundamental principles of adult learning which contribute to the delivery of high-quality training sessions. Selected individuals will participate in 30 hours of Registry-approved training over the course of three months*. Upon successful completion of the Academy, graduates will have the tools to begin delivering training to the Early Childhood community and the necessary hours of experience needed to initially qualify as a trainer with The Nevada Registry. The Fall 2023 Adult Learning Academy will be offered virtually via ZOOM. Previously, the cost to attend the ALA has been $125 but because a new format is being piloted for the FALL 2023 ALA, a $100 scholarship will be provided for each attendee making the cost per person $25.
*Ten to twenty hours of additional independent study and prep time is required outside of scheduled class time to complete assignments and develop a one-hour training session.
Academy Training Dates
- Orientation: August 2, 2023 from 1 pm – 2 pm (Required).
Section I: CONTENT
All eight sessions in Section I will be held from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and conducted via ZOOM.Dates of Training:
Wednesdays: August 9, August 16 and August 23, 2023
Thursdays: September 13, September 20, October 5, October 12 and October 19, 2023
Section II: TRAINING DELIVERY/PRESENTATIONSAll sessions will be held from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and conducted via ZOOM.Each attendee will present a one-hour training session to the group.
Dates of Presentations:Wednesday, November 1, Thursday, November 2, Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 9, 2023.
Attendance is required in full in order to graduate from the ALA. Participants must attend the orientation and complete both sections to be eligible to apply for trainer approval following Academy graduation. No partial credit will be issued.
Click here to learn more about the ALA selection process, program requirements, participant eligibility requirements, evaluation process and expectations. If after reading through this information you feel like this is the perfect opportunity for you, complete the Fall 2023 ALA Participant Interest Application by 4:30 pm on Friday, July 7, 2023. Please note that submitting an interest application does not guarantee your enrollment in the Fall 2023 ALA. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Multiple participants from the same location will only be selected if/when space is available.
Don’t delay; space is limited! A maximum of 16 individuals will be selected to participate. Selected applicants will be notified by 4:30 pm on July 14, 2023.
Complete the Fall 2023 Adult Learning Academy Interest Application today! (Application period now closed.)
Feel free to contact The Nevada Registry for more information!