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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education



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

Free

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

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. 

Registration not required! Click here to log in or create a new account, then click on the "Enroll me" button to get started!

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.

Finding True North - Role of the Navigator
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Finding True North - Role of the Navigator

Free

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This course identifies the types of supports that adult learners need to be truly prepared for college and careers. It introduces the core functions and responsibilities of a Navigator, such as coordinating and providing services that supplement academic instruction – which have been found to aid student persistence and success. It also introduces the core competencies of effective Navigators, advising approaches and styles, and Navigator program design elements to consider. This course is a prerequisite for the facilitated Navigating Pathways to Opportunity course.

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Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours

Completion Requirements: Read the presented materials and successfully complete the quiz to be able to download your Certificate of Completion.

The National College Transition Network (NCTN) at World Education, Inc. initially offered this course for the Accelerating Opportunity initiative. The course was developed by the NCTN with support from the Joyce Foundation and in collaboration with Jobs for the Future, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and Minnesota FastTRAC.

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.

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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.

Introduction to Blended Learning

Free

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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

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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

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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.

Supporting Student Persistence
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Supporting Student Persistence

Free

with Kaye Beall

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

Adults choose to enroll in ABE, ESOL, and ASE classes with goals that require lengthy time commitments. Due to the complexity of adult students’ lives, many factors can either support or hinder students in persisting in programs until they reach their goals. Delve into the research conducted by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) on persistence and its implications for your instruction and program practices. The researchers featured in this course interviewed Pre-GED students to find out what supported or hindered their persistence in adult basic education programs. Learn about the four supports to persistence that they identified—management of positive and negative forces, establishment of a goal by students, progress toward reaching a goal, and building self-efficacy.

By the end of this course, you will be able to explain the definition of persistence and discuss the four supports to persistence.

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 prepared by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) at World Education.

Team Teaching - Models and Practice
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Team Teaching - Models and Practice

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Team Teaching – Models and Practice is aimed at guiding basic skills and professional-technical instructors in learning how to identify the six models of team teaching, to reflect on their own model preferences and what other models could offer, and to develop an awareness of how team teaching is an opportunity for professional growth. This course is a prerequisite for the Team Teaching an Integrated Curriculum to Accelerate Learning facilitated course.

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

Course Requirements: Read the presented materials and successfully complete the quiz to be able to download your Certificate of Completion.

The National College Transition Network (NCTN) at World Education, Inc. initially offered this course for the Accelerating Opportunity initiative. The course was developed by the NCTN with support from the Joyce Foundation and in collaboration with Jobs for the Future, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and Minnesota FastTRAC.





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