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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

$341

with Jody Maloney

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.

Explore the ways in which chronic stress, trauma, and adverse life experiences affect learning. You will be introduced to some teaching approaches and strategies that promote emotional and psychological well-being to help students learn more efficiently. Examine your role as an educator in helping learners practice healthy coping skills, develop supports, and connect to community resources. In addition, you 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)

 

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

Free

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

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.

Helping Students Stay: Exploring Program and Classroom Persistence Strategies
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Helping Students Stay: Exploring Program and Classroom Persistence Strategies

$341

with Andy Nash

Calendar Jul 1, 2018

Registration for this course is closed. 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.

When you focus on helping students stay in programs, you address all the ingredients of program quality and effective instruction. Student persistence is, in fact, an indicator of program strength. In this course, you will use the six core “drivers” of persistence, identified in the New England Learner Persistence Project, to organize and review a wide range of successful persistence strategies, and to prioritize the ones that might have the most impact in your own program.

Read a blog post about one participant’s experience applying some of what she learned in this course in her own program.

“This is one of the best courses I have ever taken! It gave me exactly what I needed in a way that made it possible for me to reflect on my own work and situation. As I read the texts I got a lot of ideas that I will implement in my program, and that I know will benefit my students.” Elisabeth Goodwin, Distance Learning Instructor, Pima Community College, Adult Basic Education for College & Career, Tucson, Arizona

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (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 Jul 1, 2018

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 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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Supporting Student Persistence
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Supporting Student Persistence

Free

with Kaye Beall

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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.

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





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