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World Education E-Learning: Professional Development for Adult Education



Math and Numeracy

Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy
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Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

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with Amy Vickers

Calendar Dec 30, 2019

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.

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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Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals
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Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals

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with Sherry Lehane

Calendar Dec 30, 2019

Registration for this course is open only to groups of 10 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 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.

The Mathematizing ESOL II: Percentages and Decimals course builds upon and extends conceptual understanding of math topics and how they can be integrated into ESOL instruction. In the prerequisite to this course, Mathematizing ESOL I, the focus is on math notation and operations with whole numbers. In this course, we extend that knowledge to include other rational numbers, with an emphasis on percentages and decimals. We will explore these concepts before looking at real life applications of these math skills and strategies to contextualize them in the ESOL classroom.

Estimated Completion Time: 4 hrs/week for 5 weeks (18 hours total)

Prerequisite: Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations

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

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with Pam Meader

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.

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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

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

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with Barbara Goodridge

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.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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

$234

with Amy Vickers

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.

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)

Suggested Prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

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