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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education



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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.

 

IDEAL 103: Building an EdTech Strategy Toolkit (BEST)
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IDEAL 103: Building an EdTech Strategy Toolkit (BEST)

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As more programs are offering some range of in-person and remote learning options, instructors are challenged to determine how to strategically leverage technology in manageable ways to enhance and expand student learning. The goal of this course is to design strategic, replicable edtech routines that can be part of instructors’ regular practice while developing students’ digital literacy. 

This course is free to IDEAL Consortium Basic-level member states. Facilitation is available for a fee and is calculated based on state needs.  

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

 

IDEAL 103: Designing an EdTech Maker Space Project
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IDEAL 103: Designing an EdTech Maker Space Project

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The EdTech Maker Space is a service-learning professional development engagement opportunity that leverages crowdsourcing to engage participants in generating high-quality, reusable open education resources (OER). Using the EdTech Maker Space Project Design + Facilitation Guide, participants will formulate a plan for running an EdTech Maker Space project that addresses a particular learning resource need while developing instructors’ skills in using various educational technologies.

This course is free to IDEAL Consortium Basic-level member states. Facilitation is available for a fee and is calculated based on state needs. 

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

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom
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Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom

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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.

Teachers and administrators across the country are being tasked, through the WIOA legislation, to ensure that adult learners are able to gain or improve their livelihoods through their education. To make sure that students gain the skills that they need in order to do this, this course will help teachers and counselors guide students through a process that helps them set career goals and secure the educational services they need to pursue their goals. The course will prepare participants to implement the Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom (ICA) Curriculum Guide within the context of their programs. The hands-on activities will increase participants’ level of comfort and familiarity with the curriculum guide and the related topics.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Read an interview with one of the course facilitators, Diana Satin.

“At first I felt quite overwhelmed since I had never taken an online class before, but after reading other students’ responses that first week I became more relaxed and got into the swing of things. The other students’ and the facilitator’s positive feedback was a great help to me. Each week’s assignments had many activities that I could incorporate into our curriculum and had as many options to choose from as there are different levels of students in our program. The enthusiasm and desire of many of our students makes you want to help them succeed by showing them all the resources that are available to them. The more options we give them, the more chances they have to be successful.That is not only their goals but ours as well. I feel that now with these lessons, I have the tools to help them them.”  Linda Flint, Lake Ridge Adult Education, IN 

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

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Introduction to Blended Learning
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Introduction to Blended Learning

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

This course presents foundational information about blended learning, including definitions, strategies, examples, and reflective activities presented in multimedia format. The goal of the course is for participants to have a basic understanding of the different forms of blended learning and how they might integrate them into coursework.

Click here to view an excerpt from Introduction to Blended Learning.

Portions of this course appear in Blended Learning for English Language Learners. Participants who successfully complete Blended Learning for English Language Learners will receive free access to Introduction to Blended Learning

Introduction to Blended Learning is part of the IDEAL Consortium Special Topics Series. IDEAL Special Topics courses are self-paced, multimedia introductory courses that take approximately three hours to complete. 

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

Introduction to Mobile Learning
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Introduction to Mobile Learning

Free

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

Participants in this course learn about integrating mobile devices into their classroom, distance, or blended instruction. It includes definitions, suggested strategies, examples, and reflective activities. The goal of the course is for teachers to have an understanding of the different ways adult learners and their teachers can use flip-phones, smartphones and tablets for learning both in and out of the classroom.

Click here to view an excerpt from Introduction to Mobile Learning.

Introduction to Mobile Learning is part of the IDEAL Consortium Special Topics Series. IDEAL Special Topics courses are self-paced, multimedia introductory courses that take approximately three hours to complete.

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





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