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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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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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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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