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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.

College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action Professional Development: Mathematics Advanced Unit 1: Aligning Curriculum Resources With Standards (SIA)

Advanced Mathematics Unit 1 training builds on and extends the content of the foundational units. Once instructors clearly understand the intent and meaning of College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards for mathematics, the next step is to work through how, over time, they will support students in meeting them. The method outlined in Advanced Mathematics Unit 1 will empower adult educators in your state to answer two crucial questions:
- Are the curriculum resources we are using tightly aligned with CCR standards?

Differentiated Instruction and Lesson Planning

This self-paced online course is targeted for teachers with adult education classrooms that contain students whose ages, native languages, educational backgrounds, and academic skills vary widely. The course walks participants through the steps of planning a differentiated lesson, including how to write effective learning objectives, choose among approaches to differentiation (content, process, product), and design assessments. Research shows that differentiated instruction is one of the most effective approaches for helping students learn.

Student-Centered Learning: Keys to Motivation and Persistence-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course provides an overview of student-centered learning as well as strategies for moving toward student-centeredness in adult classrooms. Student-centered learning is an instructional approach that focuses on student needs, allowing students to influence the content, activities, materials, and pace of learning according to their interests and needs. In student-centered instruction, the student is placed at the center of the teaching/learning dynamic so that information transmission is secondary to students’ needs, abilities, interests, and learning preferences.

Using the Adult Education Teacher Competencies (TE)

The Adult Education Teacher Competencies are designed to identify the knowledge and skills adult education teachers need to improve student learning and performance. Participants will explore using the competencies to strengthen instruction. The half-day (3-hour) session is geared to beginning through experienced teachers, administrators, and professional developers.

Introduction to Teacher Effectiveness and Induction (TE)

This self-paced online course provides an overview of the Adult Education Teacher Competencies, an introduction to teacher induction, and a summary of the Adult Education Teacher Induction Tool Kit and its resources. For those in an induction program, it should be taken during the Planning step of the Teacher Induction Pathway.

Reflecting on Your Practice: How Reflection Informs and Shapes Teacher Practice

This presentation addresses how Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, or English as a second language teachers can understand and use their own research to inform classroom practice. We highlight reflective methods of professional development; the free, online LINCS resource collections; and reflective methods currently used in the field and discuss a relevant professional development plan.

Deeper Learning Through Questioning-Writing (TEAL)

Questioning is a powerful teaching approach. This facilitated online course focuses on both teacher questioning and student self-questioning. When writing 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.

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