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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education



Managing the Learning Environment

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

$341

with Jody Maloney

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 8 people or more. Please contact us at literacy@worlded.org 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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Blended and Project-Based Learning
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Blended and Project-Based Learning

$341
Calendar Dec 30, 2018

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 8 people or more. Please contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group/organization.

Individual registration is not available at this time.

Many educators created projects as students or have had their own students do projects for their classes. This course is intended for anyone who wants to refresh their understanding of project-based learning (PBL) and use new technologies and approaches in their teaching. Using a blending learning approach with project-based learning allows teachers to introduce their classes to problem-solving tasks, enhance learners’ critical thinking, and improve students’ research and communication skill, leveraging both face-to-face and online learning options.

If you enjoy learning in a collaborative, virtual environment, consider this highly interactive course. Come learn new instructional approaches and technologies, while developing your own project by course end.

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (30 hours total)

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Differentiated Instruction
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Differentiated Instruction

$341

with Wendy Quinones

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 8 people or more. Please contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group/organization.

Individual registration is not available at this time.

Adult educators almost always face many different levels of learners in their classrooms, with all the attendant difficulties in teaching. In this facilitated, interactive course, you will learn how differentiated instruction can help produce effective teaching in your classes. You will learn to make the strong learning objectives required to keep multilevel instruction on target. Both research and specific strategies will be addressed.

Estimated Completion Time: 4-5 hrs/week (30 hours total)

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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.

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 Dec 30, 2018

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 8 people or more. Please contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group/organization.

Individual registration is not available at this time.

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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IDEAL 101: Foundations of Distance Education and Blended Learning
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IDEAL 101: Foundations of Distance Education and Blended Learning

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This course is set up to help practitioners develop a site plan for offering distance or blended learning to adult learners. It is also a prerequisite for IDEAL 102: Instructional Issues or IDEAL Program Administration. Over the course of six weeks all participants will work with colleagues within their agency (teams generally consist of one admin/manager and at least one teacher per agency) to develop a plan that addresses:

  1. Recruitment: where will your agency look for students who will study online?
  2. Screening: how will you screen to be sure you have online-ready learners?
  3. Orientation: how will you clearly communicate the requirements of being a distance or blended learning student and orient students to the online materials and curriculum?
  4. Instruction: what curriculum will you offer students? How will you support and communicate with students who are studying on their own?
  5. Assessment: how will you keep track of distance and blended learning students, monitor their progress, and collect data?

In the months following the course, each team will work to implement their site plan - supported by monthly webinars with all participants to share progress and ask questions.

 

This course is free to IDEAL Consortium Basic-level member states. Facilitation is available for a fee. 

Contact literacy@worlded.org for pricing and for more information about how to set up a section of this course for your group.

 

Introduction to Blended Learning

$40

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

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. 

 





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