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Training Opportunity

Posted by wrmcnutt on December 2, 2011

I thought you might be interested in the material below. It is a commercial training, but the material is relevant to many of us.

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom

The purpose of this course is to prepare you?instructors and counselors?to implement the Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom

(ICA) Curriculum Guide within the context of your situation. The hands-on activities will increase your level of comfort and familiarity with the curriculum guide and the related topics.

Course Dates: January 25?March 7, 2012

Full Course Description:

http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/pdf/ICAOverJan12.pdf

Required Text: Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom

(ICA) Curriculum Guide by Martha Oesch and Carol Bower. To order the CD or download the PDF, go to the National College Transition Network website:

http://www.collegetransition.org/publications.icacurriculum.html

Course Instructor: Martha Oesch

Estimated Completion Time: 24 hours/6 weeks

Course Fee: $249.00

Registration: http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#ica

Helping Students Stay: Exploring Program and Classroom Persistence Strategies

When we focus on helping students stay in programs, we address all the ingredients of program quality and effective instruction. Student persistence is, in fact, an indicator of program strength. In this six-week course, we?ll use the six core ?drivers? of persistence, identified in the New England Learner Persistence Project, to organize and review a wide range of successful persistence strategies, and to prioritize the ones that might have the most impact in our own programs.

Course Dates: February 21?April 9, 2012

Full Course Description:

http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/pdf/LPOvFeb12.pdf

Course Instructor: Andy Nash

Estimated Completion Time: 24 hours/6 weeks

Course Fee: $249.00

Registration: http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#helpstay

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Principles of Diagnostic Assessment and Teaching in Adult Reading Instruction

This six-week course has three parts. The first part consists of readings, discussion boards, and self-quizzes on the components of reading and diagnostic assessment. The second and third parts use the case study approach to give participants the opportunity to practice scoring and interpreting adult learners’ assessments in reading.

Course Dates: March 19?May 7, 2012

Full Course Description:

http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/pdf/CaseStudyOvMar12.pdf

Course Instructor: TBD

Estimated Completion Time: 18 hours/6 weeks

Course Fee: $249.00

Registration: http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#diagnostic

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Course registration is also open for our other Spring 2012 offerings.

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Introduction to College Transition Math

Through the readings and activities in this course, you will reflect on your own and your students? math backgrounds, examine and experience the college placement test your students take, try out math activities and exercises you can use in your classrooms, and explore the math knowledge and skills you will want to present to your own college transition students.

Course Dates: February 27?April 23, 2012

Full Course Description:

http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/pdf/CTMathOvFeb12.pdf

Required Text: Unlatching the Gate: Helping Adult Students Learn Mathematics by Katherine Safford-Ramus (Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corporation, 2008), ISBN 978-1-4363-5120-1. Allow at least two weeks for delivery.Bottom of Form

Course Instructor: Pat Fina

Estimated Completion Time: 24 hours/6 weeks

Course Fee: $249.00

Registration: http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#ctmath

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College Readiness for Adults: Beyond Academic Preparation!

The overall objective of this course is to assist educators, counselors, administrators and postsecondary partners to better prepare their students for postsecondary education. Together, we will identify, organize, and reflect on the broad array of readiness skills and abilities that adults need to be successful in postsecondary education and training. Then, each of us will consider how to change our practice to incorporate what we have learned. The course was developed and written by Cynthia Zafft, Principal Investigator for the National College Transition Network, World Education

Course Dates: February 9?March 28, 2012

Full Course Description:

http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/pdf/CTReadiOvFeb12.pdf

Course Instructor: Johnna Herrick-Phelps

Estimated Completion Time: 24 hours/7 weeks

Course Fee: $249.00

Registration: http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#ctreadi

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Differentiated Instruction

Adult educators almost always face many different levels of learners in their classrooms, with all the attendant difficulties in teaching. In this facilitated, interactive course, you will learn how differentiated instruction can help produce effective teaching in your classes. You will learn to make the strong learning objectives required to keep multilevel instruction on target. Both research and specific strategies will be addressed. By the course end, you will produce your own lesson plan with effective learning objectives and differentiation suited to your own environment.

Course Dates: March 13?May 7, 2012, with 3 synchronous chats scheduled during Lessons 2, 3, and 4.

Full Course Description:

http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/pdf/DIOverMar12.pdf

Required Text: How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition, by Carol Ann Tomlinson (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001), Course Instructor:

Wendy Quiones

Estimated Completion Time: 30 hours/6 weeks

Course Fee: $249.00

Registration: http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#di

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Questions? Please e-mail literacy@worlded.org <mailto:literacy@worlded.org%20>

 

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