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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education

English Language Instruction

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


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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. 

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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.

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 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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