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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

Mar
18
Sat
Basic Tutor Training (Blended) @ Oxford Presbyterian Church
Mar 18 – Apr 1 all-day

Session Dates*:

  • Sat., March 18, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Sat., March 25, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Sat., April 1, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

*Tutors must attend all sessions and complete all online assignments in order to receive a certificate. 

Instructor:
Jill Gates Smith

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.

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

Basic Tutor Training is a prerequisite for  ASE Tutor Training. 

Mar
19
Sun
Online Basic Tutor Training @ online
Mar 19 – Apr 9 all-day

Instructor:
Sara Reckahn

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 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).

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

Basic Tutor Training is a prerequisite for ASE Tutor Training. 

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Mar
30
Thu
Round Table: Adult English Language Learners @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join the Office of Adult Education at an Adult ESL Round Table on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Over the last 6 months, ESL Consulting Services has been conducting surveys of various Adult ESL providers in Philadelphia; and now we would like to share the results with the ESL community in Philadelphia!

Come and hear the results, 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!

Mar
31
Fri
Site Coordinator Series: Helping Adult Learners Succeed @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Training Dates
March 31, 2017 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
April 7, 2017 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Facilitator
Tina Baker-Gee, Director of Student Success Services, Center for Literacy and Judy Johnson, Director of Programs, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Description
This training will explore key techniques and strategies for recruiting and supporting adult learners meet their educational goals. Participants will walk away with the knowledge of how to intake learners and provide an effective learner orientation. Facilitators will provide attendees with examples of how to help learners set attainable goals, stay motivated and address any barriers to educational participation.

Also See..
Supporting Instructional Practice (April 21 & April 28 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Budget and Fundraising for Adult Literacy Programs (June 2 & June 9 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

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 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.

Supportive Services Panel: Outside of the Adult Education Classroom @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Panelist: Coming Soon…

Description:
At the Office of Adult Education we understand that adult learners returning to school have other life responsibilities besides going to class. These responsibilities can sometime make attending class and completing assignments challenging and can deter learners from completing their education. During this panel we will review a number of services and resources to help adult learners succeed in the classroom while still handling their responsibilities at work and at home. This offering is for adults, but those who work with adult learners.

 


About the Office of Adult Education’s Professional Development Offerings
The Office of Adult Education 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
1
Sat
Two-Generation Learn and Lead Family Course @ South Philadelphia Community Health & Literacy Center
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 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 least one child can enroll.
Parents or caregivers: 18 to 64 years of age
Children: pre-K to 6th grade

CLASSES START:
Saturday, March 25 @ 10:00 a.m.
South Philadelphia Community Health & Literacy Center
1700 South Broad Street

Classes run every Saturdaymorning from 3/25 – 6/10 at 10:00 a.m.

Space is limited enroll today!

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For more information call 215.685.2986.

Apr
2
Sun
Online Mentor Training @ Online
Apr 2 – Apr 16 all-day

Instructor:
Bonnie Soriano

Description:
Online Mentor Training provides adult literacy volunteers with the tools, skills and resources to support adult learners. The Mentor Training is designed to provide mentors with the information and tools that will help the mentors develop a positive relationship with their learner.  Mentors support and guide the learners toward achieving their goals. Participation in the Mentor Training is required for those interested in becoming Adult Literacy Mentors.

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About Online 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. It starts with online coursework the cohort will be required to complete remotely. To successfully complete this training, you should expect to devote 3-4 hours to this course.

 

Apr
8
Sat
Two-Generation Learn and Lead Family Course @ South Philadelphia Community Health & Literacy Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 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 least one child can enroll.
Parents or caregivers: 18 to 64 years of age
Children: pre-K to 6th grade

CLASSES START:
Saturday, March 25 @ 10:00 a.m.
South Philadelphia Community Health & Literacy Center
1700 South Broad Street

Classes run every Saturdaymorning from 3/25 – 6/10 at 10:00 a.m.

Space is limited enroll today!

View Flyer

For more information call 215.685.2986.

Apr
9
Sun
Blended Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Tutor Training @ online
Apr 9 – Apr 23 all-day

Training dates:

  • Sun., April 9, 2017 (ONLINE)
  • Thurs., April 13, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
  • Sun., April 23, 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.

 

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Apr
11
Tue
Digital Skills & Bicycle Thrills Cohort #4 @ Philadelphia FIGHT - AIDS Library
Apr 11 @ 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!

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