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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education

Learner Persistence

Addressing the Impact of Chronic Stress on Learning
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Addressing the Impact of Chronic Stress on Learning

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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.

This course will explore the ways in which chronic stress, trauma, and adverse life experiences affect learning. It will also introduce some teaching approaches and strategies that promote emotional and psychological well-being to help students learn more efficiently. We will look at our roles as educators in helping learners practice healthy coping skills, develop supports, and connect to community resources. In addition, we will explore the value of expressive arts as a way to build community, encourage creative imagination, and enhance mental health for adult learners.

“I was very excited when I enrolled in this course as I wanted to get a grip on the stress in my life as well as my students’ lives. I was surprised by all of the different ways to help alleviate the stresses. This course gave me some peace and my fellow students provided great insights for me to ponder. The best piece is I was able to communicate better and problem solve with my peers.”  Jim Hirshouer, Cochise College, AZ

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

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


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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.

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