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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education



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Addressing the Impact of Chronic Stress on Learning
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Addressing the Impact of Chronic Stress on Learning

$341

with Jody Maloney

This course is not currently available. Contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group or sign up to be emailed when the course opens for registration.

Explore the ways in which chronic stress, trauma, and adverse life experiences affect learning. You will be introduced to some teaching approaches and strategies that promote emotional and psychological well-being to help students learn more efficiently. Examine your role as an educator in helping learners practice healthy coping skills, develop supports, and connect to community resources. In addition, you will explore the value of expressive arts as a way to build community, encourage creative imagination, and enhance mental health for adult learners.

“I was very excited when I enrolled in this course as I wanted to get a grip on the stress in my life as well as my students’ lives. I was surprised by all of the different ways to help alleviate the stresses. This course gave me some peace and my fellow students provided great insights for me to ponder. The best piece is I was able to communicate better and problem solve with my peers.”  Jim Hirshouer, Cochise College, AZ

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (24 hours total)

 

Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning
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Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning

$234

with Amy Vickers

Calendar Apr 11, 2018

This course is not currently available. Contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group or sign up to be emailed when the course opens for registration.

 

Research suggests that math topics, including algebra, should be taught at all levels, not just for passing high school equivalency tests. In this course, you’ll learn how to introduce algebraic reasoning to your students, and you’ll experiment with strategies for teaching numeric patterns, relationships, and functions based on realā€life situations. You’ll also explore strategies to help students model quantitative relationships using graphs, tables, words, and equations. Finally, you'll use the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS) Mathematical Standards and Practices to enhance the focus, rigor, and coherence of algebraic reasoning in your instruction.

Estimated Completion Time: 2 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Suggested prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

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College Readiness for Adults: Beyond Academic Preparation
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College Readiness for Adults: Beyond Academic Preparation

$341

This course is not currently available. Contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group or sign up to be emailed when the course opens for registration.

The primary objective of this course is to assist educators, counselors, administrators and postsecondary partners to better prepare their students for postsecondary education. Participants 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 they will consider how to change their practice to incorporate what they have learned.

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (24 hours total)

Contextualized Instruction
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Contextualized Instruction

$341

with Wynne Ferdinand

Calendar Apr 16, 2018

This course is not currently available. Contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group or sign up to be emailed when the course opens for registration.

This course is brought to you through a partnership between World Education and the College and Career Pathways Institute at LaGuardia Community College.

Do your students want to build confidence, develop academic skills and pursue pathways to meaningful careers? Recent research and adult education redesign initiatives highlight the need to rethink adult education curricula to support students’ short and long term education and career goals. Contextualized instruction is an effective classroom practice that helps students develop academic skills and career awareness of current industry and sector-focused issues. In this highly participatory course you will learn more about the principles and techniques of contextualized instruction that will help you to achieve your long-term instructional goals.

View a sample lesson from the course.

“I think that this course has been the missing piece I need to help me develop a series of reading and writing classes for my students that include career standards. Everyone has been a great source of information and ideas, making this course very concrete and hands-on.” Karen Scrutchfield, Bangor Adult and Community Education, ME

Target Audience(s): This course is designed for instructors, curriculum developers and program coordinators working with adults and out of school youth in high school equivalency, college prep, and upper level ESOL and pre-HSE classes.

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hours/week (24 hours total)

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Data: Helping Students Interpret Numeric Information
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Data: Helping Students Interpret Numeric Information

$234

with Pam Meader

This course is not currently available. Contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group or sign up to be emailed when the course opens for registration.

Data, or numerical information, can be described, represented, analyzed, and interpreted in various ways for various purposes. This course looks at some common uses (and misuses) of data. Learn about the measures of central tendency, graphs, and probability. Through the course readings, activities, and discussions, you’ll review basic concepts and explore strategies for introducing and teaching these concepts to your adult students.

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Suggested Prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

Differentiated Instruction
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Differentiated Instruction

$341

with Wendy Quinones

This course is not currently available. Contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group or sign up to be emailed when the course opens for registration.

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.

Estimated Completion Time: 4-5 hrs/week (30 hours total)

Examining Social Issues in the Classroom with The Change Agent
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Examining Social Issues in the Classroom with The Change Agent

Free

Self-paced. Available any time. Get started today!

In this course, you will have the opportunity to consider the intersection of social justice and adult education and to identify concrete steps that you can take to implement classroom activities that will help students understand underlying social issues and how to advocate for themselves and their communities. 

This course is free, but participants need to have access to either an online or paper copy of The Change Agent to complete activities. 

Registration not required! Click here to log in or create a new account, then click on the "Enroll me" button to get started!

Estimated Completion Time: 5 hours

Completion Requirements: Complete readings, watch a webinar recording, and share your ideas in forums to earn a Certificate of Completion and course badge. 

This course was developed by Leah Peterson at World Education.

Finding True North - Role of the Navigator
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Finding True North - Role of the Navigator

Free

Self-paced. Available any time. Get started today!

This course identifies the types of supports that adult learners need to be truly prepared for college and careers. It introduces the core functions and responsibilities of a Navigator, such as coordinating and providing services that supplement academic instruction – which have been found to aid student persistence and success. It also introduces the core competencies of effective Navigators, advising approaches and styles, and Navigator program design elements to consider. This course is a prerequisite for the facilitated Navigating Pathways to Opportunity course.

Registration not required! Click here to log in or create a new account, then click on the "Enrol me" button to get started!

Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours

Completion Requirements: Read the presented materials and successfully complete the quiz to be able to download your Certificate of Completion.

The National College Transition Network (NCTN) at World Education, Inc. initially offered this course for the Accelerating Opportunity initiative. The course was developed by the NCTN with support from the Joyce Foundation and in collaboration with Jobs for the Future, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and Minnesota FastTRAC.





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