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Evidence-based Instruction

Formative Assessment-Writing (TEAL)

In this facilitated online course, participants will explore strategies for conducting informal and ongoing assessments of adult education students’ progress and use that information to adjust their teaching to ensure that all students learn. Formative assessment refers to both the formal and informal processes that teachers and students use collaboratively to gather evidence of student learning for the purpose of improving learning.

Differentiated Instruction-Writing (TEAL)

Differentiated instruction is an approach that enables writing instructors to plan strategically to meet the needs of every learner. The approach encompasses the planning and delivery of instruction, classroom management techniques, and expectations of learners’ performance that take into consideration learners’ diversity and varied levels of readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

Self-Regulated Learning-Writing (TEAL)

This facilitated online course will explore strategies for encouraging students to self-regulate their learning and for applying those strategies to the adult education context. Self-regulated learning refers to one’s ability to understand and control one’s learning behaviors. For a learner to do this, he or she must set goals, select strategies to achieve the goals, and monitor progress toward the goals. In monitoring his or her progress, a learner can determine whether a particular learning strategy is not working and can modify the approach to mastering a skill.

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.

Student-Centered Learning: Keys to Motivation and Persistence-Writing (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.

Formative Assessment-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course explores formative assessments, the formal and informal processes that teachers and students use collaboratively to gather evidence of student learning for the purpose of improving learning. Formative assessment is an assessment FOR learning that occurs while the learning is taking place as opposed to a summative assessment, which is an assessment OF learning that typically occurs at the end of a learning unit or course.

Explicit Instruction for Adult Learners (L2A)

In this self-paced course designed for adult educators, participants will be introduced the principles of explicit instruction (EI) and provided with both curricular materials and video examples of how EI can be implemented with adult learners. EI is a well-structured and effective methodology for teaching academic content and skills. In addition to academic outcomes, EI is designed to enable learners to gradually take more responsibility for their learning with the goal of students becoming self-regulated learners.

Differentiated Instruction-Math (TEAL)

Differentiated instruction is an approach that enables math instructors to plan strategically to meet the needs of every learner. The approach encompasses the planning and delivery of instruction, classroom management techniques, and expectations of learners’ performance that take into consideration learners’ diversity and varied levels of readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

Self-Regulated Learning-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course will explore strategies for encouraging students to self-regulate their learning and applying those strategies to the adult education context. Self-regulated learning refers to one's ability to understand and control one's learning behaviors. For a learner to do this, he or she must set goals, select strategies to achieve the goals, and monitor progress toward the goals. In monitoring his or her progress, a learner can determine whether a particular learning strategy is not working and can modify the approach to mastering a skill.

Effective Lesson Planning-Writing (TEAL)

In this facilitated online course, participants will learn techniques to make the most of planning time and maximize collaboration with peers. Planning is critical in identifying appropriate action steps to help one effectively reach a goal. Lesson plans help instructors set learning objectives, and they provide a road map by which instructors can organize content, materials, time, instructional strategies, and assistance in the classroom. They also represent a way to communicate to learners what they will learn and how they will be assessed.

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