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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education



English Language Instruction

Blended Learning for English Language Learners

$234

with Diana Satin

Calendar Apr 9, 2018

Explore how and when to use blended learning to enhance your work with adult English language learners (ELLs). Investigate ways educators have structured their curricula to include one or more blended learning approaches. See examples of how blended learning can be implemented using the free USA Learns website as an example. Leave the course with a draft lesson that uses blended learning in either face-to-face or distance settings.

Target Audience(s): Teachers and tutors of ELLs

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hours/week for 4 weeks (12 hours total)

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Contextualized Instruction

$341

with Wynne Ferdinand

Calendar Feb 5, 2018

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)

View the Course Overview. Review the Course Policies.

Contextualized Instruction

$341

with Wynne Ferdinand

Calendar Apr 16, 2018

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)

View the Course Overview. Review the Course Policies.

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

$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.

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)

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations

$341

with Sherry Lehane

Calendar Feb 12, 2018

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 hrs/week for 6 weeks (18 hours total)

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Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals

$341

with Sherry Lehane

Calendar Apr 9, 2018

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: 3 hrs/week for 6 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

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 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: 18 hours





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