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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education



Math and Numeracy

Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning
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Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning

$234

with Amy Vickers

Calendar Apr 11, 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.

 

Research suggests that math topics, including algebra, should be taught at all levels, not just for passing high school equivalency tests. In this course, you’ll learn how to introduce algebraic reasoning to your students, and you’ll experiment with strategies for teaching numeric patterns, relationships, and functions based on real‐life situations. You’ll also explore strategies to help students model quantitative relationships using graphs, tables, words, and equations. Finally, you'll use the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS) Mathematical Standards and Practices to enhance the focus, rigor, and coherence of algebraic reasoning in your instruction.

Estimated Completion Time: 2 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Suggested prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

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Data: Helping Students Interpret Numeric Information
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Data: Helping Students Interpret Numeric Information

$234

with Pam Meader

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.

Data, or numerical information, can be described, represented, analyzed, and interpreted in various ways for various purposes. This course looks at some common uses (and misuses) of data. Learn about the measures of central tendency, graphs, and probability. Through the course readings, activities, and discussions, you’ll review basic concepts and explore strategies for introducing and teaching these concepts to your adult students.

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Suggested Prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy
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Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

$234

with Amy Vickers

Calendar Apr 25, 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.

In this foundational course you’ll learn how to keep students at the center of numeracy instruction. You’ll explore the context, content, and cognitive and affective components of numeracy, how to address the needs of students with learning gaps, how students’ styles of learning math and levels of math knowledge affect their math skills, and ways to build student’s success in learning math. You’ll plan classroom activities, test them with your students, and share your experiences with fellow teachers.

“This has been the best PD I have ever had in my eight years with adult education. I have been able to immediately implement the strategies and ideas into my classroom. I have really gained so much knowledge in the past six weeks and I am a better teacher because of this course.” Stacy Rettig, Instructor, Boone County Adult Education, KY

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total)

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Geometry: Teaching About Shapes and their Measures
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Geometry: Teaching About Shapes and their Measures

$234

with Barbara Goodridge

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.

Adult basic education students need foundational geometry and measurement skills not only to pass high school equivalency tests, but also in the workplace. In this course, you will explore key topics in geometry, such as area, perimeter, and volume, and their importance in everyday life. You’ll look at numerous instructional activities for teaching about angles, spatial relationships, similarity, and figure transformations on a coordinate graph system.

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Suggested Prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

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

Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes
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Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes

$234

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.

Teaching students how to estimate, do mental math, and use calculators will help them to better understand how to use numbers. This course focuses on how to help adult students answer key questions: When is it necessary to have an exact answer, and when is an estimate sufficient? When calculation is necessary, which tool is appropriate to use? This course examines how students develop and apply number sense and provides lots of teaching strategies and activities that you can use right away.

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Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week for 6 weeks (12 hours total)

Suggested Prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

Teaching Reasoning and Problem-Solving Strategies
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Teaching Reasoning and Problem-Solving Strategies

$234

with Amy Vickers

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.

Numerate adults do more than calculate figures. They think about the relationships between mathematical concepts and real‐life situations. They look for patterns, make predictions, and evaluate their conclusions. They can form problems, represent them, and solve them. They apply critical thinking skills. As an instructor, you help students learn by choosing appropriate problems and guiding students as they try out new reasoning and problem‐solving strategies. This course examines mathematical reasoning and problem‐solving strategies, along with lots of teaching strategies and activities that you can use right away. Additionally, connections with the Mathematical Practices of the College and Career Readiness Standards are discussed.

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Completion Requirements: Successful completion requires participants to complete required assignments, participate in asynchronous discussion, and score at least 80% on the course exam. Participants may download a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of course requirements.

Suggested Prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy





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