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

$341

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

$40

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.

This course may be taken for free by educators in IDEAL Basic-level member states, including AZ, CA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, PA, and TX. If you are in one of these states, contact literacy@worlded.org to find out how to participate. 

 

Introduction to Mobile Learning

$40

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.

This course may be taken for free by educators in IDEAL Basic-level member states, including AZ, CA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, PA, and TX. If you are in one of these states, contact literacy@worlded.org to find out how to participate. 

Introduction to Open Educational Resources

$40

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

This course introduces participants to essential information about Open Educational Resources (OER), including key definitions, examples, and reflective activities presented in multimedia format. The goal of the course is for teachers to understand the benefits of using OER, know where to find them, and how to evaluate them.

Click here to view an excerpt from Introduction to Open Educational Resources.

Introduction to Open Educational Resources 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.

This course may be taken for free by educators in IDEAL Basic-level member states, including AZ, CA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, PA, and TX. If you are in one of these states, contact literacy@worlded.org to find out how to participate.

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations
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Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations

$341

with Sherry Lehane

Calendar Jan 7, 2019

This course is brought to you through a partnership between World Education and the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC. It was developed by the MA SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy at TERC, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This course is also offered for free to MA ABE practitioners through the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy.

The idea of integrating math into the ESOL classroom originated with ESOL teachers and students who saw both the need and the opportunity to learn math skills for employment, academics, and daily life. ESOL lessons are often contextualized using themes such as shopping, banking, and employment — topics where math is inherent. The wonderful reality about teaching ESOL in adult education is that learners are eager to learn and are grateful for the opportunity to grow personally and professionally – and that includes being fluent in basic math skills.

This course is designed to help ESOL teachers build conceptual understanding of math topics around whole numbers and to offer strategies for integration of math into ESOL instruction. The intention is to encourage teachers to look for where, when, and how it makes sense to include math in lessons while continuing to focus on language acquisition and effective communication.

“This class has made me more aware of just how well math fits in with ESL. Just as we use language in every aspect of our lives, so math is also used. I was pleased to see how easy it is to find opportunities to discuss and integrate math in the ESL lessons we are already doing. I also appreciated how this course focused on delving deep into the underlying concepts of math rather than simply teaching students the procedures. I found myself excited and inspired by math for the first time in a long time! I hope that this “deep” focus will have the same affect on our ESL students.”  Hannah Finch, Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland.”

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week for 5 weeks (18 hours total)

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Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals
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Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals

$341

with Sherry Lehane

Calendar Dec 30, 2018

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 10 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.

This course is brought to you through a partnership between World Education and the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC. It was developed by the MA SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy at TERC, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This course is also offered for free to MA ABE practitioners through the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy.

The Mathematizing ESOL II: Percentages and Decimals course builds upon and extends conceptual understanding of math topics and how they can be integrated into ESOL instruction. In the prerequisite to this course, Mathematizing ESOL I, the focus is on math notation and operations with whole numbers. In this course, we extend that knowledge to include other rational numbers, with an emphasis on percentages and decimals. We will explore these concepts before looking at real life applications of these math skills and strategies to contextualize them in the ESOL classroom.

Estimated Completion Time: 4 hrs/week for 5 weeks (18 hours total)

Prerequisite: Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations

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Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning
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Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning

$341
Calendar Apr 15, 2019

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 10 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. 

This course is brought to you through a partnership between World Education and the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC. It was developed by the MA SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy at TERC, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This course is also offered for free to MA ABE practitioners through the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy.

A headline reads, “Two out of three Americans owned a smartphone in 2015.” Does that mean two out of every group of three Americans? Is it possible to have a group of Americans who all own smartphones?  Adults encounter ratios and proportions all the time in news or media statistics, estimates of risk, shopping for the best deal, creating mixtures and recipes, and countless other daily activities. The ability to reason about these numerical relationships develops over a long period of time and through deliberate exploration of the mathematics involved. Language teachers can provide opportunities for students to encounter and expand their ability to reason with ratios in real life contexts.

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning is a course for English language teachers who want to deepen their own conceptual understanding of ratios and proportions and to learn strategies for helping students build ratio reasoning skills. This course is for participants who have successfully completed Mathematizing ESOL I and Mathematizing ESOL II. MESOL III is a 6 week, asynchronous, facilitated online course with an additional final project for Massachusetts participants who wish to earn Professional Development Points (PDPs).

Estimated Completion Time: 4 hrs/week for 6 weeks (24 hours total)

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Navigating Pathways to Opportunity: Comprehensive Student Supports
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Navigating Pathways to Opportunity: Comprehensive Student Supports

$341

with Chris Stanyer

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.

This course helps coaches, advisors, and navigators provide the comprehensive supports that enable adults to succeed in an integrated career pathway program. Topics include strategies for identifying and engaging adult learners’ aspirations, addressing barriers, and building a comprehensive network of support to promote persistence. Participants identify the key components of a navigator program and explore the skills needed to implement it effectively.

Prerequisite: Finding True North - Role of the Navigator

“This was a very beneficial training. It provided a map through the woods for a job where the boundaries are not well defined. I have a wealth of information to help guide my future actions and a plan to help develop and improve my role for the good of the students. I would encourage all department of labor grantees and other federally funded programs to include this training for all future navigators.” Chris Green, Student Success Navigator, North Idaho College, ID

“Navigating Pathways to Opportunity was a very thorough course with so many great and useful activities and suggestions that as a Navigator, I feel not only well prepared for my job, but excited to get on with it!” Karen Couey, TX 

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

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