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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education



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Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy
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Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

$234

with Amy Vickers

Calendar Dec 30, 2018

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 8 people or more. Please contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group/organization.

Individual registration is not available at this time.

In this foundational course you’ll learn how to keep students at the center of numeracy instruction. You’ll explore the context, content, and cognitive and affective components of numeracy, how to address the needs of students with learning gaps, how students’ styles of learning math and levels of math knowledge affect their math skills, and ways to build student’s success in learning math. You’ll plan classroom activities, test them with your students, and share your experiences with fellow teachers.

“This has been the best PD I have ever had in my eight years with adult education. I have been able to immediately implement the strategies and ideas into my classroom. I have really gained so much knowledge in the past six weeks and I am a better teacher because of this course.” Stacy Rettig, Instructor, Boone County Adult Education, KY

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

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Geometry: Teaching About Shapes and their Measures
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Geometry: Teaching About Shapes and their Measures

$234

with Barbara Goodridge

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 8 people or more. Please contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group/organization.

Individual registration is not available at this time.

Adult basic education students need foundational geometry and measurement skills not only to pass high school equivalency tests, but also in the workplace. In this course, you will explore key topics in geometry, such as area, perimeter, and volume, and their importance in everyday life. You’ll look at numerous instructional activities for teaching about angles, spatial relationships, similarity, and figure transformations on a coordinate graph system.

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

Suggested Prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

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Helping Students Stay: Exploring Program and Classroom Persistence Strategies
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Helping Students Stay: Exploring Program and Classroom Persistence Strategies

$341

with Andy Nash

Calendar Dec 30, 2018

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 8 people or more. Please contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group/organization.

Individual registration is not available at this time.

When you focus on helping students stay in programs, you address all the ingredients of program quality and effective instruction. Student persistence is, in fact, an indicator of program strength. In this course, you will 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 your own program.

Read a blog post about one participant’s experience applying some of what she learned in this course in her own program.

“This is one of the best courses I have ever taken! It gave me exactly what I needed in a way that made it possible for me to reflect on my own work and situation. As I read the texts I got a lot of ideas that I will implement in my program, and that I know will benefit my students.” Elisabeth Goodwin, Distance Learning Instructor, Pima Community College, Adult Basic Education for College & Career, Tucson, Arizona

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

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IDEAL 101: Foundations of Distance Education and Blended Learning
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IDEAL 101: Foundations of Distance Education and Blended Learning

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This course is set up to help practitioners develop a site plan for offering distance or blended learning to adult learners. It is also a prerequisite for IDEAL 102: Instructional Issues or IDEAL Program Administration. Over the course of six weeks all participants will work with colleagues within their agency (teams generally consist of one admin/manager and at least one teacher per agency) to develop a plan that addresses:

  1. Recruitment: where will your agency look for students who will study online?
  2. Screening: how will you screen to be sure you have online-ready learners?
  3. Orientation: how will you clearly communicate the requirements of being a distance or blended learning student and orient students to the online materials and curriculum?
  4. Instruction: what curriculum will you offer students? How will you support and communicate with students who are studying on their own?
  5. Assessment: how will you keep track of distance and blended learning students, monitor their progress, and collect data?

In the months following the course, each team will work to implement their site plan - supported by monthly webinars with all participants to share progress and ask questions.

 

This course is free to IDEAL Consortium Basic-level member states. Facilitation is available for a fee. 

Contact literacy@worlded.org for pricing and for more information about how to set up a section of this course for your group.

 

IDEAL 102: Instructional Issues
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IDEAL 102: Instructional Issues

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Distance or blended learning teachers who have some experience teaching online will spend four weeks focusing on how to best support learners. Each participant develops a case study describing an instructional challenge. Together the cohort discusses each of the case studies, building a "community of practice" that remains available as a resource after the course is done. Through the discussion, each participant arrives at a few ideas to pilot. After a month of piloting, each teacher reports on their success in a webinar.

Suggested Prerequisite: IDEAL 101: Foundations of Distance Education and Blended Learning

 

This course is free to IDEAL Consortium Basic-level member states. Facilitation is available for a fee. 

Contact literacy@worlded.org for pricing and for more information about how to set up a section of this course for your group.

IDEAL 102: Program Administration
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IDEAL 102: Program Administration

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This course is for program managers who have had some experienced with distance or blended learning. The class is built around relevant articles and developing a case study, which the class discusses. It is an opportunity for program managers to share insight and information with each other. Through interaction with assigned literature and discussion of their case studies, each participant arrives at a few ideas to pilot to solve the issue described in the case study. After a month of piloting, they report back on their success in a webinar. Participants will also have the opportunity to gather information and develop narrative text that they can use in grant applications and state reporting.

Suggested Prerequisite: IDEAL 101: Foundations of Distance Education and Blended Learning

 

This course is free to IDEAL Consortium Basic-level member states. Facilitation is available for a fee. 

Contact literacy@worlded.org for pricing and for more information about how to set up a section of this course for your group.

IDEAL 102: Resource Evaluation
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IDEAL 102: Resource Evaluation

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Blended learning and distance teachers with some prior experience will spend four weeks learning about how to evaluate online resources for using in distance and blended learning. Through several readings and discussion, the cohort will create a rubric for future resource evaluation and then pilot its use with one new learning resource they hope to integrate into their online instruction.

Suggested Prerequisite: IDEAL 101: Foundations of Distance Education and Blended Learning

 

This course is free to IDEAL Consortium Basic-level member states. Facilitation is available for a fee. 

Contact literacy@worlded.org for pricing and for more information about how to set up a section of this course for your group.

 

Ideas for Teaching Reading
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Ideas for Teaching Reading

Free

with Kaye Beall

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

Explore some of the research on reading and its implications for the development of curriculum and instructional techniques. Read articles that relate to your role in the program—ABE instructor, ESOL instructor, or program administrator/counselor. Consider how the findings or practices might apply to your situation and develop plans for trying out some of the ideas.

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 research and complete the reflection exercise to earn a Certificate for Completion.

This course was developed by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) at World Education.





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