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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

Jun
2
Sun
Tutor Now: Fundamentals of Adult Education (Online Course) @ Online
Jun 2 – Jun 23 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.

Jun
5
Wed
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language Tutor Training @ Office of Adult Education
Jun 5 – Jun 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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Jun
19
Wed
2019 Citywide Graduation @ Temple University, Preforming Arts Center
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Jun
21
Fri
Formative and Summative Assessments in the ABE and ESL Classrooms @ Office of Adult Education
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 
This session is for participants interested in expanding their knowledge around formative and summative assessment in the ABE and ESL classrooms. In addition to describing the characteristics of these assessments, participants will also come away from this interactive workshop with a plan for implementing different types of assessments in their classrooms, as well as, easy to adapt models of assessments.  Throughout the workshop participants will be engaged in a series of activities and interactive discussions around questions such as: what are best practices related to assessments, how do I plan and follow up on assessments in my classroom, and how do I use information from summative assessments to establish benchmarks for instruction?

featuring 

Maribel Ojeda
Professional Development Consultant, Professional Learning Opportunities Project 

Maribel Ojeda currently works as a Professional Development Consultant for the Professional Learning Opportunities Project with the Professional Development System in PA. Maribel completed her teacher certification at Drexel University and taught in Philadelphia public schools before moving into the field of adult basic education, 8 years ago. Maribel Ojeda is from New York City and has lived in Philadelphia for about 13 years.

Hanna Schlosser
Professional Development Consultant, Professional Learning Opportunities Project 

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.

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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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