[Numeracy 426] Announcement: Registration Opens for Online Professional Development Courses on Numeracy

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Kaye Beall kabeall at comcast.net
Tue Jul 13 15:12:54 EDT 2010



Registration Opens for Online Professional Development Courses on Numeracy





ProfessionalStudiesAE.org is pleased to offer series of online numeracy
courses for adult educators. The fall offerings include the Foundations of
Teaching Adult Numeracy and Teaching Reasoning and Problem Solving Skills.
The other four courses on the topics of number sense, geometry, data, and
algebra will be offered in Spring 2011.





ProfessionalStudiesAE.org is a partnership of World Education, Inc., and
ProLiteracy. Visit www.professionalstudiesae.org
<http://www.professionalstudiesae.org/> for a complete listing of available
courses.


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Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy




Course Dates: September 20 - October 29, 2010



Course Description: What is numeracy? Is numeracy just another word for
math? How should you approach numeracy with adult students? 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 students' success in
learning math. You'll plan classroom activities, test them with your
students, and share your experiences with fellow teachers.



Full course description: download
<http://newreaderspress.com/downloads/NU10F.pdf> PDF



Course Facilitator: Brooke Denney

Course Format and Schedule: facilitated, online

During this six-week course, you will engage in self-paced activities and
readings, as well as asynchronous discussions with other course
participants.



Estimated Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours per week for a total of 12 hours



Course Fee: $179



Registration: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6528



Questions? Please call 888.528.2224 ext. 221 or e-mail
prodev at proliteracy.org

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Teaching Reasoning and Problem Solving Skills




Course Dates: November 1 - December 17, 2010



Course Description: 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. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

* understand how adults solve math problems
* build students' comfort and skills in numeracy
* use reasoning and problem-solving strategies and activities in your
own teaching



Full course description: download
<http://newreaderspress.com/downloads/NU11F.pdf> PDF



Course Facilitator: Barbara Goodridge

Course Format and Schedule: facilitated, online

During this six-week course, you will engage in self-paced activities and
readings, as well as asynchronous discussions with other course
participants.



Estimated Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours per week for a total of 12 hours



Course Fee: $179



Registration: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6508



Questions? Please call 888.528.2224 ext. 221 or e-mail
prodev at proliteracy.org





Kaye Beall

Project Director

World Education

kaye_beall at worlded.org

www.worlded.org





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