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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

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
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.

Apr
6
Sat
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language Tutor Training @ Office of Adult Education
Apr 6 – Apr 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. 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.  >>> Learn More

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

Facilitator
Sara Reckahn

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

Volunteers are required to read material and complete assignments online by the end of the class.

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
This 3-week course includes two face-to-face sessions (8 hours) and online course work.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Adult Mental Health First Aid @ Office of Adult Education
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 

Learn the warning signs and how YOU can help!

MHFA is a groundbreaking early intervention and public education program that teaches community members about behavioral health and how to assist a person experiencing a behavioral health problem. MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is administered until appropriate treatments and supports are received or until the crisis is resolved.

NOTE: This training will be held over two sessions (April 6 and April 13), you MUST attend both to complete.

featuring 

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.

Apr
10
Wed
Faith Leaders Breakfast @ Zion Baptist Church
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Office of Adult Education’s annual Faith Leaders Breakfast is back April 10! Join us in recognizing the contribution of faith communities in addressing the adult education challenges in Philadelphia, and to learn about how you can support and contribute to our collective efforts.

REGISTER HERE

Apr
13
Sat
Adult Mental Health First Aid @ Office of Adult Education
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 

Learn the warning signs and how YOU can help!

MHFA is a groundbreaking early intervention and public education program that teaches community members about behavioral health and how to assist a person experiencing a behavioral health problem. MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is administered until appropriate treatments and supports are received or until the crisis is resolved.

NOTE: This training will be held over two sessions (April 6 and April 13), you MUST attend both to complete.

featuring 

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.

Apr
17
Wed
Tutor Now Fundamentals of Adult Education (Blended Course) @ Office of Adult Education
Apr 17 – May 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!

Facilitator

Janice Saunders

Description

3-week course
Participants are required to attend all 3 face-to-face sessions and complete online coursework.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 1, 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.

 

Apr
28
Sun
Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Education (Online Course) @ Online
Apr 28 – May 19 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.

May
3
Fri
Workers’ Rights on Health and Safety for the ESL Classroom @ Office of Adult Education
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

DESCRIPTION 

This workshop is directed to English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and tutors who are interested in their students’ health and safety rights and responsibilities at the workplace. Through this presentation, facilitators will help ESL students understand what is safe or unsafe, what the hazards present at their workplace are, and most importantly, how immigrant workers can improve their safety working as a team with management and other resources. We will share a curriculum with lesson plans that include activities such as body maps, role plays and games that acknowledge the challenges on preventing injuries and fostering safer workplaces. This workshop aims not only to raise awareness about student’s responsibilities and protections as new workers in the U.S. but aims to create a network of support that advances safer workplaces.

featuring 

Natalia Nicastro
Trainer, PhilaPOSH

Natalia Nicastro was born in Argentina and as soon as she came to the U.S. she took ESL classes. She got involved with immigrant rights organizations and connected with PhilaPOSH, an advocacy organization for workers health and safety rights at the workplace. She has reached out to immigrant workers to prevent future injuries and to improve their current working conditions through prevention trainings. She has facilitated Know Your Rights Workshops mostly for construction, restaurant, manufacturing and agricultural workers in community organizations. Through the years, she found that the ESL classroom is a key space for immigrants to raise awareness and trust to become engaged, active and healthier members at their workplaces

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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