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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

Sep
9
Sun
Tutor Now: Technology Skills Training @ Online Course
Sep 9 – Sep 26 all-day

Help adults in your community gain important computer skills!

Volunteers play an important role in providing educational services to adult learners. Your volunteer contribution supports the Office of Adult Education mission to ensure that all Philadelphians have access to high-quality education leading to personal and career advancement, and increased economic and social opportunity.

The first step to becoming an Adult Education Tutor is to attend one of the FREE volunteer 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 (ESL).

Instructor
Kelly Sines

Description
Tutor Now: Technology Skills volunteer training will equip you with tools, skills, and resources to support adults who wish to increase their technology skills. This training is designed with the principles of adult learning theory and technological instruction to suit a wide variety of learners.

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the barriers to digital inclusion and the wide variety of learners served in Philadelphia.
  • Understand and Apply adult learning theory and learner-centered strategies to motivate learners.
  • Demonstrate how to locate and access information and resources using technology

About Online Training
Tutor Now: Technology Skills volunteer training is available online only training allows volunteers to complete the work online at their own pace within the two and a half-week period. An online facilitator will provide guidance, clarification, support and evaluate the work submitted by potential volunteers.

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older with at least a High School or Equivalency Diploma
  • Tutor Now: Technology Skills is a two-week training and requires 7 to 13 hours to complete (4 to 5 hours a week).
  • Completion of all components is required to receive a Certificate of Completion from the Office of Adult Education.
  • No prerequisites required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sep
15
Sat
Tutor Now Fundamentals of Adult Education (Blended Course) @ Southwest Community Development Corporation
Sep 15 – Sep 29 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 course
Participants are required to attend all 3 face-to-face sessions and complete online coursework.
Saturday, September 15, 2018 (9 A.M. -12 P.M.)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (9 A.M. -12 P.M.)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (9 A.M. -12 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.

 

Sep
16
Sun
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language Tutor Training @ Online Course
Sep 16 – Oct 7 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.

Sep
26
Wed
Quarterly Meeting #1: Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance @ AFSCME DC 47 Auditorium
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance at our September Quarterly Meeting!

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance invites you to join us for the first Quarterly Meeting of Fiscal Year 2019. Building on the momentum from last year, we are excited to get the work of the Alliance moving in Fiscal Year 2019. Come to meet and connect with new Alliance board members, and participate in planning for this new year. You will get a chance to meet and network with our new Board members, as well as get to know your fellow Alliance members. We hope to see you there!

If you have not yet renewed your Alliance membership, please sign up here.

Register below to attend.

Oct
12
Fri
Managing Conflict & Bias in the Classroom @ Office of Adult Education
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Conflicts in the classroom happen.  Sometimes it is the result of hidden biases while other times it is about misunderstandings in how we are looking at an issue.

In this interactive session, you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of conflict and resolution.
  • Strategies to prevent and appropriately respond to conflicts in the classroom.
  • Understand how culture and bias impact social interactions and conflict.
  • Develop critical thinking skills and behavioral techniques to respond to conflict and bias when it occurs.

Register Now Online

Presented by:

Randy Duque
Deputy Director, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

Randy Duque is the Deputy Director for the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations where he oversees the Community Relations Division. Duque has mediated hundreds of cases; conducts trainings in a multitude of conflict subject matters; and was also an adjunct professor at Temple University.  As Deputy his responsibilities cover many areas including civil rights and race relations; immigrant/refugee issues; and conflict intervention. His experience in conflict theory and practice also includes holding a master’s degree in conflict studies; being an instructor of Kung Fu; and having served ten years as an infantryman with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.


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.

Oct
14
Sun
Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Education @ Online
Oct 14 – Nov 4 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.

Oct
28
Sun
Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Education @ Online Course
Oct 28 – Nov 18 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® and HiSET® Prep @ Online Course
Oct 28 @ 5:40 pm – Nov 11 @ 6:40 pm

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.

Online Training Course

The online 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

3-week course

The online Tutor Now, GED® and HiSET® Prep course requires participants to complete 7 to 13 hours of training (4 to 5 hours a week).

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Nov
3
Sat
Tutor Institute 2018 @ District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, 10th Floor
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

A Conference for Volunteer Tutors, Mentors, Instructors and Adult Educators

The Office of Adult Education invites you to attend the 2018 Tutor Institute: Cultivating Stronger, Skillful Learning Communities. Join us in recognizing and celebrating the role of community in the work of adult education tutors 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.

Tutor Institute is hosted in partnership with District 1199C Training and 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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Dec
2
Sun
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language Tutor Training (Online) @ Online Course
Dec 2 – Dec 16 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

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.

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