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The Office of Adult Education

990 Spring Garden Street
Third Floor, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Phone number: (215) 686-5250
Email Address: adultedu@phila.gov

Calendar

Apr
22
Sat
Two-Generation Learn and Lead Family Course @ Southwark Elementary School
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm

Sign your family up to take part in a FREE family learning course called Two-Generation Learn and Lead!

What is Two-Generation Learn & Lead?

Two-Gen Learn & Lead is a new 12-week course for whole families. Over 12 Saturdays, families will learn new skills and gain confidence together, as they choose and plan a service project to better their community. Parents and children who learn together build stronger bonds, and boost skills for work, school and leadership.

What are the benefits?

  • Gain job skills
  • Improve your resume
  • Meet new people
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Change your community for better

Who can enroll?

  • Parents or caregivers with at east one child can enroll
  • Parent or caregivers: 18 to 64 years of age
  • Children: pre-K to 6th grade

PROJECT START:
Saturday, April 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Southwark Elementary School | 1835 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Project runs Saturday mornings from 4/22 – 6/17.

Space is limited enroll today!

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For more information, contact Anne Gemmell at 215.685.2986 or  Anne.Gemmell@phila.gov.

Apr
23
Sun
Blended Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Tutor Training @ online
Apr 23 – May 7 all-day

Training dates:

  • Sun., April 23, 2017 (ONLINE)
  • Thurs., April 27, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
  • Sun., May 7, 2017 (ONLINE)

To receive certification participant must complete all training dates.

Instructor: 
Jill Gates-Smith

Description:

Blended Adult Secondary Education Tutor Training provides volunteers with the knowledge, tools, skills and resources to support adult learners who are working at a 9th grade + level. Tutors will learn tactics to help prepare students to take standardized tests like the GED® or HiSET® in order to obtain a Common Wealth Secondary Diploma. ASE Tutor Training builds upon Basic Tutor Training and add theory and techniques specific to learners enrolled in exam prep courses.

Part 1 of the ASE Tutor Training is completed online, where the participants are required to read text material, watch and react to videos, submit blog-entries and give feedback to their peers. The Tutor Trainer monitors the participants’ activities and provides feedback as needed. The online portion is followed by Part 2 of the training, which is a face-to-face, three-hour, Teaching Strategies workshop, offered on a Wednesday evening.

Note: Basic Tutor Training is a prerequisite for Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Tutor Training. Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Adult Education’s Certificate of completion.

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May
7
Sun
Blended ESL Tutor Training @ Office of Adult Education
May 7 – May 18 all-day

Session Dates
Sun. May 7, 2017  (online)
Thurs. May 11, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Thurs. May 18, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Instructor
Ellen Polsky

Description:
English as Second Language (ESL) Tutor Training provides adult literacy volunteers with the tools, skills and resources to support adult English language learners. Building on the basic principles of adult teaching and learning introduced in the Office of Adult Education’s Basic Tutor Training, ESL Tutor Training adds 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 non-literate to highly advanced.

The Training is designed to meet competencies derived from:

  1. 2008 Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  2. 2003 Standards for adult education ESL programs, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

About this training:
This training will be delivered and facilitated both online and face-to-face. It will prepare you to make a difference in the life of someone whose first language isn’t English. You are expected to read text material, watch and react to videos, submit responses to discussion prompts and quizzes, and provide thoughtful feedback to one another. A tutor trainer will be available to monitor, facilitate the course, and provide feedback as needed. It starts with online coursework the cohort will be required to complete remotely. To successfully complete this training, you should expect to devote 7-8 hours per week on this course.

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May
17
Wed
Blended Basic Tutor Training @ Office of Adult Education
May 17 – May 31 all-day

Instructor:
Ellen Polsky

Description:
Basic Tutor Training provides tutors with a foundation of how to tutor adult literacy 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.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use learner-centered tutoring techniques
  • Use assessment to guide instruction
  • Help their learners set achievable goals,
  • Create lesson plans
  • Integrate technology in instruction
  • Document learner progress.

The training is designed to meet tutor competencies derived from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Adult Teacher Competencies Project, the Pennsylvania Literacy Corps’ Tutor Competencies, and Pennsylvania Workforce Education standards.

About this training:

This training is completed over a three-week period. We have three obligatory face to face sessions: (Part 1) is an orientation, and (Part 2 and 3) are two Teaching Strategies Workshops where the cohort will practice tutoring strategies on two consecutive three-hour Wednesday evenings. During this period each participant must complete online coursework (Part 4). Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Education’s Certificate of Completion.  NOTE: Basic Tutor Training is a prerequisite for ASE Tutor Training.

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

 

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May
19
Fri
29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference @ Temple University
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Explore, collaborate and learn with your colleagues on transforming the way we teach!

The Office of Adult Education, in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development is hosting the 29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference on Temple University’s main campus on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Enjoy food, vendors and breakout sessions at this one day conference for adult educators and practitioners. Learn about new best practices and receive information on services and resources for adults and out of school youth in Philadelphia.

More information coming soon!


28th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference Video (2016)

Watch the video below to find out more about last year’s Technology and Adult Education Conference

 >> Read about last year’s Conference

May
31
Wed
Digital Skills & Bicycle Thrills Cohort #5 @ People's Emergency Center
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills is back this Spring with it’s fourth cohort class!

Are You…

  • 18 or older?
  • Interested in improving your computer skills?
  • New to Indego bike share?

Sign Up Today for a FREE, four-week digital skills class!

  • 2 Hours per week
  • Join in one group ride
  • Gain confidence biking in the city
  • Learn digital skills like navigating the web and using Microsoft Word

Participants receive 6 months of Indego for Free!

The Office of Adult Education is excited to present the fourth cohort of the Digital Skills, Bicycle Thrills (DSBT) program, a collaboration between the Better Bike Share Partnership, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems and the Office of Adult Education. DSBT is a free four-week online course that combines building digital skills with learning about Indego and bike safety.

Last year’s programs were so successful that Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills is back in April at Philadelphia FIGHT’s AIDS Library KEYSPOT. Individuals who complete the program will receive a free six-month pass to Indego! Please share this exciting program with your networks and let anyone interested know that they can sign up for this free class by calling Indego Customer Service at 1-844-446-3346.

Join us for orientation!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia FIGHT – AIDS Library
1233 Locust Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

CALL 1-844-446-3346 to sign up!

Jun
2
Fri
Site Coordinator Series: Budget and Fundraising for Adult Literacy Programs @ Office of Adult Education
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Training Dates
June 2, 2017 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
June 9, 2017 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Facilitator
Kate McGeever, Executive Director, Delaware County Literacy Council

Description
Participants will learn how to develop and manage a basic budget for an adult literacy program and review effective strategies for raising funds. Attendees of this training will be able to identify the elements of a budget, draw connections between mission and budgets, and identify the various audiences for budgets. By the end of this training, participants will have a mock budget and knowledge of how to test the strength of their budget through the use of ratios. Finally, this training will provide an overview of funding sources for adult literacy programs and an outline of the many fundraising strategies useful for adult education.

About Site Coordinator Series
The Office of Adult Education is offering a special professional development training series for administrators and coordinators looking to establish adult education programs or seeking to revitalize existing programs. Anyone coordinating a community-based adult literacy program will benefit from this series.

Participants may choose to attend all the trainings, or pick specific trainings. Each training will take place in two interactive workshop sessions (each 3 hours). To successfully complete a training, participants must attend both sessions and complete all assigned activities.


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
3
Sat
Blended Basic Tutor Training @ Southwest Community Development Corporation
Jun 3 – Jun 17 all-day

Instructor:
Janice Saunders

Description:
Basic Tutor Training provides tutors with a foundation of how to tutor adult literacy 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.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use learner-centered tutoring techniques
  • Use assessment to guide instruction
  • Help their learners set achievable goals,
  • Create lesson plans
  • Integrate technology in instruction
  • Document learner progress.

The training is designed to meet tutor competencies derived from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Adult Teacher Competencies Project, the Pennsylvania Literacy Corps’ Tutor Competencies, and Pennsylvania Workforce Education standards.

About this training:

This training is completed over a three-week period. We have three obligatory face to face sessions: (Part 1) is an orientation, and (Part 2 and 3) are two Teaching Strategies Workshops where the cohort will practice tutoring strategies on two consecutive three-hour Wednesday evenings. During this period each participant must complete online coursework (Part 4). Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Education’s Certificate of Completion.  NOTE: Basic Tutor Training is a prerequisite for ASE Tutor Training.

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

 

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Jun
4
Sun
Online Basic Tutor Training @ Online
Jun 4 – Jun 25 all-day

Instructor:
Kristyn Stewart

Description:
Online Basic Tutor Training will provide you with the knowledge, tools, skills and resources to support adult learners enrolled in adult basic (ABE), pre-GED® courses and adult secondary education (ASE). The training addresses the different aspects of instruction and support for learners wishing to improve their literacy skills: numeracy, language, and digital.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use learner-centered tutoring techniques
  • Assess learners and set learner goals
  • Create lesson plans
  • Provide both face-to-face and online instruction
  • Write progress notes.

The training is designed to meet tutor competencies derived from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Adult Teacher Competencies Project, the Pennsylvania Literacy Corps’ Tutor Competencies, and Pennsylvania Workforce Education standards.

About this training:
This training will be delivered and facilitated completely online. It will prepare you to make a difference in someone’s life from the convenience of your home or office. You are expected to read text material, watch and react to videos, submit responses to discussion prompts and quizzes, and provide thoughtful feedback to one another. A tutor trainer will be available to monitor, facilitate the course, and provide feedback as needed. To successfully complete this training, you are expected to devote seven to eight (7-8) hours per week for three weeks (approximately two [2] hours per day, four days per week).

 

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Jun
8
Thu
Adult English as a Second Language Round Table #2 @ Municipal Services Building, 16th Floor Room E
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Instructor:
Naomie Nyanungo

Description:

Please join the Office of Adult Education at a second Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Round Table on June 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come network with other providers and help formulate a plan for improving ESL services for adult learners in Philadelphia. The meeting is open to administrators, teachers and tutors of ESL programs.

Light refreshments will be provided!


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.

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