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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

May
20
Sun
Tutor Now: Technology Skills Training (Online) @ online
May 20 – Jun 6 all-day

Instructor: Tico Moore

Description:

Tutor Now: Technology Skills. This 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:
The online training allows volunteers 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.

Time Requirements

7 to 13 hours in the span of 2 weeks (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.

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May
23
Wed
Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance – Quarterly Meeting #4 @ TBD
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Save the date!

Join the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance for the third Quarterly Meeting of the 2018 membership year. The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance meets quarterly to discuss updates, trends and opportunities in adult education.

 

Join the conversation on the report from the Literacy Assistance Center, Investing in Quality: A Blueprint for Adult Literacy Programs and Funders written by Sierra Stoneman-Bell and Ira Yankwitt. Explore if and how the proposed strategies and templates could work for adult education programming in Philadelphia.

Read Report: https://bit.ly/2w1ysDA

  • Review the final version of the Philadelphia Story Project
  • Hear from the Office of Sustainability on their annual Greenworks report.
  • Coffee and Lunch will be Served.

 

 

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Not a member of the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance? Join today!

 


 About the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance
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.”
Jun
1
Fri
Want to Start an Adult Literacy Program? @ Office of Adult Education
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Instructor
Naomie Nyanungo

Description
Interested in starting a literacy program for adult learners?  The Office of Adult Education has created an online resource targeted towards those who are interested in starting an adult literacy program or an adult English as a Second Language program. Please join us to hear more about this online resource and learn how we can help you or your organization start an adult education program. The online resource guides participants through the process of creating a plan for an adult basic education or English as a Second Language program.   Learn about strategies for recruiting volunteers and learners, collecting and using data, and maintain quality standards in your program.

 


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.

Jun
2
Sat
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language (Blended) @ Southwest Community Development Center
Jun 2 – Jun 16 all-day

Instructor:
Ellen Polsky

Description:

Tutor Now: English as a Second Language (Blended) 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.

Time Requirements

2 face-to-face sessions (8 hours) and complete work online (4 to 7 hours)

June 2 , 2018, 9 a.m.. – 12 p.m. (Face-to-Face)

June 9, 2018, 9 a.m.. – 12 p.m. (Online)

June 16, 2018, 9 a.m.. – 12 p.m. (Face-to-Face)

Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Adult Educations Certificate of completion.

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Jun
3
Sun
Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Learning Training (Online) @ Online
Jun 3 – Jun 24 all-day

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.

If you are 18 years of age or older with at least a High School or Equivalency Diploma, we invite you to consider becoming a volunteer tutor.  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.

Instructor: Sara Reckahn

Description:

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

Time Requirements

3 weeks to complete with participant completing 12 to 15 h (4 to 5 hours a week) of training time.

About Online Training:
The online training allows volunteers 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.

Completion of all components is required to receive a Certificate of Completion from the Office of Adult Education. Tutor Now, Fundamentals of Adult Learning is a prerequisite for the Tutor Now – GED®/HiSET® Prep Training. 

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Jun
6
Wed
The 4th Annual Citywide Commonwealth Secondary Diploma (CSSD) Graduation @ Temple University, Performing Arts Center
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate earning your GED®, HiSET®, or Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD)

We want to celebrate you! Philadelphia residents and their families are invited to celebrate the accomplishment of obtaining their high school equivalency at the City of Philadelphia’s 4th Annual CSSD Graduation Ceremony for Philadelphia residents.

Register for the ceremony is easy! See requirements and registration process below:

Requirements:

  • Passed all sections of the GED®, HiSET®, or receive your Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD)
  • Resident of Philadelphia

Registration Process:

To receive an invitation to participate in the Ceremony, send your mailing address, phone number and proof that you passed the GED®, HiSET® or received your CSSD between January 2017 and May 2018. Email, mail or fax one of the following by May 30, 2018:

About the 2018 CSSD Graduation Ceremony

The 2018 CSSD Graduation Ceremony is the 4th annual ceremony hosted by the Office of Adult Education in collaboration with community partners to celebrate Philadelphia residents who have passed the GED®, HiSET® or received their Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma. This year’s graduation will take place at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center. The 4th Annual CSSD Graduation Ceremony is made possible in part by Comcast.

For more information on the CSSD Graduation Ceremony, please call (215) 686.6044.

Jul
25
Wed
ESL Tutor Training Information Session NE @ Oxford Circle Christian Community
Jul 25 all-day

Instructor:
Catalina Gonzalez

Description:

Come and learn about our ESL Volunteer tutor training and become an English as a Second Language Tutor.

Time Requirements

Wednesday, July 25th

From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Oxford Circle Community Christian Development Association (OCCCDA).

900 Howell Street | Philadelphia, PA | 19149

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Aug
11
Sat
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language (Blended) @ Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association
Aug 11 – Aug 22 all-day

Instructor:
TBD

Description:

Tutor Now: English as a Second Language (Blended) 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.

Time Requirements

2 face-to-face sessions (8 hours) and complete work online (4 to 7 hours)

August 11, 2018, 9 a.m.. – 12 p.m. (Face-to-Face)

August 18, 2018, 9 a.m.. – 12 p.m. (Face-to-Face)

Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Adult Educations Certificate of completion.

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Nov
3
Sat
Tutor Institute 2018 – A Conference for Volunteer Tutors, Mentors, Instructors and Adult Educators @ District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, 10th Floor
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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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