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Digging Deeper into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education - Module Three

Digging Deeper Into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education,” is the third in a three-part series professional development modules about using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education. The training is intended for instructors, instructional leaders, program administrators, and professional development providers.

Analyzing Student Tasks in Relation to Content Demands, Thinking Skills, and Language Use - Module Two

Analyzing Student Tasks in Relation to Content Demands, Thinking Skills, and Language Use” is the second in a three-part series of professional development modules about using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education. This training is intended for instructors, instructional leaders, administrators, and professional development providers who are learning to use the new ELP standards in conjunction with their academic content standards.

Building an Effective Standards Implementation Plan

Engage an expert-trainer who will help your state build an effective standards implementation plan or help revise an existing State plan. Services include:
• An initial call to determine important contextual elements specific to your State to help determine your state’s process and speed of implementation (e.g., issues related to budget, your State’s professional development system, College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards trainings that have already been delivered). (1–2 hours)

Integrating Digital Literacy and Problem Solving into Instruction

Hear how adult educators have been integrating digital literacy into instruction. Ideas will be shared on how to use project-based learning activities to help adult students improve their problem-solving skills while offering practice with reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We will share ideas on how adult learners can improve digital literacy skills and access to technology, thereby accelerating learning.

Deeper Learning Through Questioning-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course focuses on both teacher questioning and student self-questioning, exploring questioning as a powerful teaching approach. When math teachers ask higher-order questions and give students opportunities to think critically and to develop deep explanations, learning is enhanced. Equally important as teacher questions are student self-questions. Self-questioning can guide learning and help students monitor their progress.

College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action Professional Development: English Language Arts and Literacy Advanced Unit 3: Observing College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action (SIA)

The College and Career Readiness (CCR) Classroom Observation System—and the effective teaching and learning practices at its heart—enables directors or coordinators and other instructional leaders to recognize the components of good standards-based instruction. It is designed to assess how well instructors are teaching to CCR standards and employing effective standards-based instructional strategies. This includes the extent to which lesson content, instructional practices, and classroom assessments are effective and consistent with the demands of CCR standards.

Introduction to Assessment for Adult Basic Education

This online course is designed for teachers, program administrators, and professional development providers who want to understand the present landscape of assessment in Adult Basic Education. In this course, participants will learn about the differences between and uses of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment; identify stakeholders; and consider which assessment type might best suit their needs. The course explores the importance of having students establish their own goals and the alignment of assessments and instruction with student goals to meet students’ needs.

Connecting the Adult Education Field: On-Demand Professional Development

LINCS provides a variety of resources and services through its Resource Collection, Community of Practice, Learning Portal, and Professional Development Center. Learn about each of these components and explore the website. Discover new online courses, resources, and tools and hear the latest information on upcoming opportunities. Learn about current initiatives such as digital strategies, the Adult Numeracy Instruction, and Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy.

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