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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

Jan
20
Sun
Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Education (Online Course) @ Online
Jan 20 – Feb 10 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

3-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 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: GED® & HiSET® Prep @ Office of Adult Education
Jan 20 – Feb 3 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!

INSTRUCTOR

Mary Wilson

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 two-week period. An online facilitator will provide guidance, clarification, support and evaluate the work submitted by potential volunteers. 

SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 24, 2019 (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.

Feb
1
Fri
Teaching Language through Technology @ Southwest CDC
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

INSTRUCTOR
Tico Moore, Trainer

DESCRIPTION
Explore an internet-based application and website to discover tools that aid learners in language acquisition. This interactive workshop will go in depth into how to set-up accounts, how to navigate software, how to utilize the language tools within the application/website and how to monitor individual progress.

This workshop has been designed with the user in mind, so that every participant leaves with the know-how and comfort level for continued use, in their personal lives and/or classrooms.

Registration required. 


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.

Feb
6
Wed
Tutor Now Fundamentals of Adult Education (Blended Course) @ Office of Adult Education
Feb 6 – Feb 20 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!

Facilitator

Sara Reckhan

Description

3-week course
Participants are required to attend all 3 face-to-face sessions and complete online coursework.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

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

Blended Training Course
The blended training combines in-person workshops with online work that will be completed at home. Online work includes reading, watching videos, and participating in online discussions. This class meets two times and all work needs to be completed within the 3-week period.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

 

Feb
8
Fri
Enhance Learning by Incorporating Movement Breaks into your Work @ Office of Adult Education
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 

This training will introduce professionals to concept of movement breaks, explain why the practice of integrating movement into lessons for adult learners can enhance learning, how instructors can promote a healthy environment for learning, and provide practical recommendations for implementation.

featuring

Kelli McIntyre
Get Healthy Philly
Physical Activity Coordinator

In this role Kelli leads department efforts to make staying active the easy choice for all Philadelphians by engaging with communities to promote physical activity and improve community design to promote health. Kelli transitioned into public health after 10 years in corporate wellness and athletic training. She holds a B.S. in Athletic Training from Boston University, a MA in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is honored to be a member of the inaugural class of Bloomberg Fellows, currently earning her MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Mica Root
Get Healthy Philly
Senior Projects Coordinator

In this role, she manages staff, projects and partnerships, especially those related to youth and families. She values opportunities to build shared agendas among City departments and other public entities; a current example of this is the work that Get Healthy Philly, the Mayor’s Office of Education and the School District of Philadelphia are doing with the Healthy Schools component of the City’s Community Schools initiative. Prior to joining the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Mica spent twelve years doing economic and social justice organizing, including as a co-founder and first executive director of Media Mobilizing Project.

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.

Feb
10
Sun
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language Tutor Training (Online) @ Online Course
Feb 10 – Mar 3 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

Ellen Polsky

Description

3-week course 
Participants should expect to complete this training course in 10 to 13 hours (4 to 5 hours per week)

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.

Mar
3
Sun
Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Education (Online Course) @ Online
Mar 3 – Mar 24 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

3-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 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.

Mar
9
Sat
Mentoring Through Reading @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Facilitator
Lynette Hazelton
Communications Manger, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

Description
By reading great books and discussing the important issues in the books, adult learners sharpen their reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

Carefully selected literature provides opportunities for learners to identify, share and address personal challenges and barriers hindering their education. The Mentoring through Reading training will discuss and share useful tips on how tutors and teachers can use books as a tool for mentoring and learning.

>> Click Here to Register


About the Office of Adult Education’s Professional Development Offerings:
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.

Mar
10
Sun
Tutor Now: GED® & HiSET® Prep @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 10 – Mar 24 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 two-week period. An online facilitator will provide guidance, clarification, support and evaluate the work submitted by potential volunteers. 

SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 14, 2019 (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.

Mar
29
Fri
Supporting Reading & Pronunciation Development with Adult ESL Learners @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

This session will cover two main topic areas in the Adult ESL classroom: teaching reading and teaching pronunciation.  Participants will come away from this interactive workshop with ideas for activities they can immediately implement with their adult ESL learners to support development in reading and pronunciation.

The workshop will address questions such as:

  • What reading skills can I teach my adult ESL learners, and how do I incorporate them into a lesson in an engaging way?
  • How can I use authentic materials to teach reading to all levels of ESL learners?
  • How can I help my adult ESL learners set reasonable goals related to pronunciation?
  • What strategies can I use to help learners improve their pronunciation?

Participants will be engaged in a series of collaborative activities to build their own knowledge around best practices related to reading and pronunciation instruction as well as in creating learner-centered activities in these areas.

featuring

Hanna Schlosser

Hanna Schlosser currently works as a professional development consultant for the Professional Learning Opportunities Project with the Professional Development System in Pennsylvania.  She has her Master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania.  Hanna’s passion is in teaching ESL, and she has taught ESL in a variety of educational settings, including both community-based and academic settings.  Additionally, Hanna has designed and conducted many professional development sessions for ESL instructors and tutors around a variety of topics.

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.

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