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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

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.

Nov
19
Mon
POSTPONED: Financial Education Workshop on Credit @ The Village of Arts and Humanities
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Financial Education: Workshop on Credit has been postponed until the New Year due to technical issues. More information coming soon!

Nov
27
Tue
Philly KEYSPOT All-Network Meeting @ Municipal Services Building
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.

Tutor Now: Technology Skills Training @ Online Course
Dec 2 – Dec 19 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
Tico Moore

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

Dec
19
Wed
Quarterly Meeting #2: Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance @ Municipal Services Building, 16th Floor, Room Y
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance at the Quarterly Meeting!

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance invites you to join us for the first Quarterly Meeting of Fiscal Year 2019 on October 29. 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 and hear from the Free Library of Philadelphia on new programs coming to local libraries. We hope to see you there!

Coffee and lunch will be served.

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

Register below to attend.

Jan
11
Fri
Writing the HSE Essay: Tools for Instructors & Tutors @ Office of Adult Education
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Are you tired of teaching writing the same old way? Interested in learning some new strategies to invigorate and align your lessons with the CCRS standards and HSE essay styles? Join us for “Writing the HSE Essay: Tools for Tutors and Instructors.” The session will focus on scaffolded writing tools that are strategy based, common core and HSE testing aligned, and easy to use and follow by both instructional staff and their students. The session will include an overview of CCRS Writing Standards, the HiSET® and GED® essay styles, tools for teaching writing strategies for both exam styles, and resources for incorporating these ideas into your classroom.

featuring

DiAne Spencer
Literacy Instructor
Temple University WELL Program 

DiAne Spencer has worked in the fields of education and publishing for over 15 years. She has taught in both Philadelphia public and private schools. DiAne is currently a Literary Instructor for the Temple University WELL Program. Her role includes implementing writing strategies and curriculum development for Adult Education

Kelly Sines
Get Healthy Philly
Philly FIGHT

has worked in the adult education field for over 10 years and has served in various roles within several organizations in the city. Of all their roles in the field instruction is their favorite. Kelly enjoys exploring strategies for effective, relevant, and fun lessons and looks forward to sharing some writing ideas during this training.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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