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The Office of Adult Education

Two Penn Center
1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1412
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone number: (215) 686-5250
Email Address: adultedu@phila.gov

Calendar

Aug
18
Sun
Tutor Now Fundamentals of Adult Education @ Office of Adult Education
Aug 18 – Sep 25 all-day

Our volunteers are at the heart of our work. In Philadelphia, volunteer adult education tutors serve multitudes of adult students every year providing, mentorship, support and academic guidance. The first step to becoming an Adult Education Tutor is to attend one of the FREE tutor trainings offered by the Office of Adult Education. The training is open to everyone – no teaching experience required!  After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about our volunteer program.

Facilitator

Janice Saunders

Description

Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Learning provides tutors with a foundation of how to effectively tutor adult learners.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use learner-centered tutoring techniques.
  • Use assessment to guide instruction.
  • Help their learners set achievable goals.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Integrate technology in instruction.
  • Document learner progress.

This blended training is completed over a three-week time period. The blended training mixes traditional face-to-face classroom facilitated workshops with self-paced online modules. The class meets face-to-face twice. In addition, volunteers are required to read material and complete assignments online by the end of the class. Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Education’s Certificate.

Schedule

Course Starts: Saturday, August 18, 2019

Wednesday, August 21 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Intro Meeting

Wednesday, September 4 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Online Chat Available

Wednesday, September 25 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
In-Person Meeting

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

 

NOTE: The Office of adult Education reserves the right to cancel a Tutor Training class when the minimum capacity (8) has not been reached.

Tutor Now: English as a Second Language @ Office of Adult Education
Aug 18 – Sep 25 all-day

Our volunteers are at the heart of our work. In Philadelphia, volunteer adult education tutors serve multitudes of adult students every year providing, mentorship, support and academic guidance. They aid staff, especially adult education teachers who rely on them to help facilitate lesson plans and hone in on students who benefit from more focused support.

The first step to becoming an Adult Education Tutor is to attend one of our FREE tutor trainings. Volunteer training is open to everyone – no teaching experience required!  For volunteers who may have teaching experience from K-12 education settings, this training will draw on your existing knowledge and help you prepare to work with adult learners in Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language. After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. >>> Learn More

Facilitator

Ellen Polsky

Training Description

Tutor Now: English as a Second Language offers theory and techniques specific to tutoring learners for whom English is not the first language, and whose level of literacy in their native language ranges from pre-literate to highly advanced.

Participants will learn:

  • Second language acquisition theory
  • Goals setting and lesson planning
  • Strategies for teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing

This blended training is completed over a three-week time period. The blended training mixes traditional face-to-face classroom facilitated workshops with self-paced online modules. The class meets face-to-face twice. In addition, volunteers are required to read material and complete assignments online by the end of the class. Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Education’s Certificate.

Schedule

Class Starts: August 18, 2019

Wednesday, August 21 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Introduction Meeting

Wednesday, September 4 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
In-Person Meeting

Wednesday, September 25 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Online Chat Available

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

NOTE: The Office of Adult Education reserves the right to cancel a Tutor Training class when the minimum capacity (8) has not been reached.

Sep
25
Wed
Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Quarterly Meeting @ Municipal Services Building
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance for the next quarterly meeting. Network with Alliance members and the board, learn more about Alliance committees, and join your colleagues for coffee and lunch. More details forthcoming.

Not yet a member of the Alliance? Become a member here! The mission of the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance is: “To support the delivery of quality services to Philadelphia’s adult learners by offering professional development, encouraging collaboration and connectedness, and sharing information.” Membership offers unique opportunities to learn from, and lend your voice to, the adult education community. Alliance members have access to unique professional development opportunities, and members stay updated on trends and standards in adult literacy.
Oct
11
Fri
Best Practices for Administering CASAS @ Office of Adult Education
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 

This session will provide support with administering the CASAS assessments including best practices for administering the assessment, identifying which CASAS materials are appropriate for the learners, and using the CASAS to inform instruction. All participants would need to take the CASAS Implementation Basics online training as a prerequisite.

After this training participants will be able to:

  • Determine the appropriate CASAS assessment for their learners
  • Identify the purpose and general uses for the CASAS Locator and Appraisal
  • Describe test administration Best Practices
  • Interpret CASAS scores
  • Use assessment results to inform instruction
  • Describe the Nation Reporting System’s educational functioning levels as they relate to CASAS

featuring 

Maribel Ojeda
Professional Development Consultant, Professional Learning Opportunities Project 

1pm – 3pm

REGISTER HERE 


ABOUT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

The Office of Adult Education (OAE) offers multiple professional development opportunities to strengthen the delivery of quality adult education services in Philadelphia. These offerings are free and geared towards adult education coordinators, administrators, teachers, tutors and mentors.

Oct
20
Sun
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language Tutor Training (Online) @ Online Course
Oct 20 – Dec 1 all-day

Our volunteers are at the heart of our work. In Philadelphia, volunteer adult education tutors serve multitudes of adult students every year providing, mentorship, support and academic guidance. The first step to becoming an Adult Education Tutor is to attend one of the FREE tutor trainings offered by the Office of Adult Education. The training is open to everyone – no teaching experience required!  After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about our volunteer program.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up to become an adult education volunteer tutor today!

Instructor

Sara Reckahn

Description

6-week course 

The Tutor Now: English as a Second Language (Online course) volunteer training course offers theory and techniques specific to tutoring learners for whom English is not the first language, and whose level of literacy in their native language ranges from pre-literate to highly advanced.

Participants will learn:

  • Second language acquisition theory
  • Goals setting and lesson planning
  • Strategies for teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing

Online Training Course
This online training allows volunteers to complete the work online at their own pace within the three-week period. An online facilitator will provide guidance, clarification, support and evaluate the work submitted by potential volunteers.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Education (Online Course) @ Online
Oct 20 – Dec 1 all-day

Our volunteers are at the heart of our work. In Philadelphia, volunteer adult education tutors serve multitudes of adult students every year providing, mentorship, support and academic guidance. The first step to becoming an Adult Education Tutor is to attend one of the FREE tutor trainings offered by the Office of Adult Education. The training is open to everyone – no teaching experience required!  After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about our volunteer program.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up to become an adult education volunteer tutor today!

Description

6-week online course

The Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Learning training provides tutors with basic skills and strategies for tutoring adult learners. It is designed to ensure that tutors are not only teaching adult basic education skills (Reading, Writing and Numeracy) but also incorporating fundamental skills needed to succeed in the 21st-century workplace such as digital literacy skills. After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Help adult learners set achievable goals
  • Lesson planning
  • How to integrate technology into instruction
  • Learner-centered tutoring
  • Formal and informal assessment and how to identify progress
  • Effective communication and facilitation

Online Training Course

The online training allows volunteers to complete the work online at their own pace within the six-week period. An online facilitator will provide guidance, clarification, support and evaluate the work submitted by potential volunteers.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Nov
2
Sat
Fall Institute: Best Practices in Adult Education @ District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, 10th Floor
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

A Conference for Instructors, Tutors, Mentors, and Administrators

 

The Office of Adult Education invites you to attend the 2019 Fall Institute: Best Practices in Adult Education with the theme Cultivating Stronger, Skillful Learning Communities. Join us in recognizing and celebrating the role of community in the work of adult education tutors, teachers, and practitioners.

In community, we discover and share resources – materials, strategies and tolls that enable us to better serve adult learners. In community, we connect and collaborate to learn and share experiences. It is this strong sense of community that motivates volunteerism and it is the sense of belonging that gives purpose to our work. Learn from experts, share your experiences, ask questions, engage in meaningful conversations and make connections.

The Fall Institute is hosted in partnership with District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund to provide free professional development for Philadelphia’s adult education tutors, mentors, teachers and administrators.

More information coming soon!

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Nov
3
Sun
Tutor Now: GED® & HiSET® Prep training @ Office of Adult Education
Nov 3 – Dec 15 all-day

Our volunteers are at the heart of our work. In Philadelphia, volunteer adult education tutors serve multitudes of adult students every year providing, mentorship, support and academic guidance. They aid staff, especially adult education teachers who rely on them to help facilitate lesson plans and hone in on students who benefit from more focused support.

The first step to becoming an Adult Education Tutor is to attend one of the FREE tutor trainings offered by the Office of Adult Education. The training is open to everyone – no teaching experience required!  For volunteers who may have teaching experience from K-12 education settings, this training will draw on your existing knowledge and help you prepare to work with adult learners in Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language. After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about our volunteer program.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up to become an adult education volunteer tutor today!

DESCRIPTION

The Tutor Now: GED® and HiSET® Prep training offer tutors the skills to help students achieve success in passing the GED® or HiSET® exams to obtain their Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD). The training provides specific information regarding the tests, tools to help students organize information to effectively answer test questions and tools to help learners develop and use testing skills strategically to maximize outcomes.

Blended Training Course

The blended training allows volunteers to complete the work online at their own pace within the six-week period. An online facilitator will provide guidance, clarification, support and evaluate the work submitted by potential volunteers. 

SCHEDULE

November 6 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

November 20 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Participants are required to attend one face-to-face sessions and complete online coursework.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Dec
17
Tue
Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Quarterly Meeting @ Municipal Services Building
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance for the next quarterly meeting. Network with Alliance members and the board, learn more about Alliance committees, and join your colleagues for coffee and lunch. More details forthcoming.

Not yet a member of the Alliance? Become a member here! The mission of the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance is: “To support the delivery of quality services to Philadelphia’s adult learners by offering professional development, encouraging collaboration and connectedness, and sharing information.” Membership offers unique opportunities to learn from, and lend your voice to, the adult education community. Alliance members have access to unique professional development opportunities, and members stay updated on trends and standards in adult literacy.
Jan
12
Sun
Tutor Now Fundamentals of Adult Education @ Office of Adult Education
Jan 12 – Feb 23 all-day

Our volunteers are at the heart of our work. In Philadelphia, volunteer adult education tutors serve multitudes of adult students every year providing, mentorship, support and academic guidance. The first step to becoming an Adult Education Tutor is to attend one of the FREE tutor trainings offered by the Office of Adult Education. The training is open to everyone – no teaching experience required!  After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about our volunteer program.

Facilitator

Sara Reckahn

Description

Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Learning provides tutors with a foundation of how to effectively tutor adult learners.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use learner-centered tutoring techniques.
  • Use assessment to guide instruction.
  • Help their learners set achievable goals.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Integrate technology in instruction.
  • Document learner progress.

This blended training is completed over a three-week time period. The blended training mixes traditional face-to-face classroom facilitated workshops with self-paced online modules. The class meets face-to-face twice. In addition, volunteers are required to read material and complete assignments online by the end of the class. Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Education’s Certificate.

Schedule

Course Starts: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Wednesday, January 15 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Intro Meeting

Wednesday, January 29| 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Online Chat Available

Wednesday, February 12 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
In-Person Meeting

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

 

NOTE: The Office of adult Education reserves the right to cancel a Tutor Training class when the minimum capacity (8) has not been reached.

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