Foundations for New Staff: The Art of Teaching -- Part Two (W)
- This 10-hour course, in two parts, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. Part I is on May 4 and Part II is on May 11, 2012. You must register for both parts.
During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the essential elements of lesson planning: learning objectives, the MA ABE Curriculum Frameworks, authentic assessments, and a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies. This is a two part course and you must register for both parts.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all teaching staff in an ESE-funded ABE program to complete the SABES Foundations for New Staff: The Art of Teaching course in the first 12 months of employment. Teaching staff do not need to take this course if they were previously employed at an ESE-funded ABE program and already possess a Certificate of Completion from the Foundation’s course or from its' predecessor, the New Staff Orientation.
After you register for this course, you will receive a reading assignment and pre-self-assessment via email to be completed prior to the first day of the course. During the course, you will develop a sample lesson plan which incorporates the ideas and components that are explored throughout the course. You will have the opportunity to share your classroom experience with colleagues, and discuss critical aspects of teaching in the ABE/ESOL classroom. At the end of the course, you will complete an evaluation and post-self-assessment.
MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!
- May 11, 2012 from 09:30 am to 03:30 pm
- Off campus (see below)
- Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center
- 206 Maple Street
- Holyoke, MA 01040
- Registration Deadline
- Apr 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM
- ABE, ESOL, GED, Assessment, Community Planning, Counseling, Curriculum Development, Other Curriculum & Instruction, Learning Disabilities, New Staff Orientation, SMARTT, Technology
- Maximum attendance
- Multi-session attendance required
- Contact info
- Learning objectives
· Describe the range of adult learners' experiences, backgrounds, and cultures with an understanding of some of their motivations to pursue education and the barriers to success
· Identify several personal, socio-cultural, and employment factors that inform a critically reflective, effective teaching practice in ABE
· Summarize the main tents of at least one adult development and one adult learning theory
· Describe the types of learning disabilities that might be enocountered in an ABE classroom
· Explain what the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Frameworks are and how they are used to strengthen programs and improve practice
· Describe the ACLS recommended components of a lesson plan
· Describe the importance of goal setting and countable outcomes in supporting learners in their personal, career, and educational pathways
- Dori McCormack,
Susanne Campagna, Christine Polk
- Presenters Bio
- Dori McCormack is SABES West’s Coordinator for Curriculum, Assessment, Counseling and Workforce Development. Christine Polk was the Workplace ESOL Education Coordinator and Curriculum Developer at the Southern Berkshire Education Collaborative and is currently a public school ESOL teacher. Susanne Campagna is an ESOL instructor at the Hampden County House of Correction and previously worked with low-level literacy students at Read-Write-Now in Springfield. Both Christine and Susanne have presented New Staff Orientation for SABES for many years.
- Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field.” You must bring the completion certificate with you to training to be admitted.
- Host RSC
- West Massachusetts Region