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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

Jan
11
Fri
Writing the HSE Essay: Tools for Instructors & Tutors @ Office of Adult Education
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Are you tired of teaching writing the same old way? Interested in learning some new strategies to invigorate and align your lessons with the CCRS standards and HSE essay styles? Join us for “Writing the HSE Essay: Tools for Tutors and Instructors.” The session will focus on scaffolded writing tools that are strategy based, common core and HSE testing aligned, and easy to use and follow by both instructional staff and their students. The session will include an overview of CCRS Writing Standards, the HiSET® and GED® essay styles, tools for teaching writing strategies for both exam styles, and resources for incorporating these ideas into your classroom.

featuring

DiAne Spencer
Literacy Instructor
Temple University WELL Program 

DiAne Spencer has worked in the fields of education and publishing for over 15 years. She has taught in both Philadelphia public and private schools. DiAne is currently a Literary Instructor for the Temple University WELL Program. Her role includes implementing writing strategies and curriculum development for Adult Education

Kelly Sines
Get Healthy Philly
Philly FIGHT

has worked in the adult education field for over 10 years and has served in various roles within several organizations in the city. Of all their roles in the field instruction is their favorite. Kelly enjoys exploring strategies for effective, relevant, and fun lessons and looks forward to sharing some writing ideas during this training.

REGISTER HERE


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.

Feb
8
Fri
Enhance Learning by Incorporating Movement Breaks into your Work @ Office of Adult Education
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 

This training will introduce professionals to concept of movement breaks, explain why the practice of integrating movement into lessons for adult learners can enhance learning, how instructors can promote a healthy environment for learning, and provide practical recommendations for implementation.

featuring

Kelli McIntyre
Get Healthy Philly
Physical Activity Coordinator

In this role Kelli leads department efforts to make staying active the easy choice for all Philadelphians by engaging with communities to promote physical activity and improve community design to promote health. Kelli transitioned into public health after 10 years in corporate wellness and athletic training. She holds a B.S. in Athletic Training from Boston University, a MA in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is honored to be a member of the inaugural class of Bloomberg Fellows, currently earning her MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Mica Root
Get Healthy Philly
Senior Projects Coordinator

In this role, she manages staff, projects and partnerships, especially those related to youth and families. She values opportunities to build shared agendas among City departments and other public entities; a current example of this is the work that Get Healthy Philly, the Mayor’s Office of Education and the School District of Philadelphia are doing with the Healthy Schools component of the City’s Community Schools initiative. Prior to joining the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Mica spent twelve years doing economic and social justice organizing, including as a co-founder and first executive director of Media Mobilizing Project.

REGISTER HERE


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.

Mar
3
Sun
Mentoring Through Reading @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Facilitator
Lynette Hazelton
Communications Manger, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

Description
By reading great books and discussing the important issues in the books, adult learners sharpen their reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

Carefully selected literature provides opportunities for learners to identify, share and address personal challenges and barriers hindering their education. The Mentoring through Reading training will discuss and share useful tips on how tutors and teachers can use books as a tool for mentoring and learning.

>> Click Here to Register

Additional Dates
Mentor Through Reading (May 18, 2018)


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.

Mar
29
Fri
Supporting Reading & Pronunciation Development with Adult ESL Learners @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

This session will cover two main topic areas in the Adult ESL classroom: teaching reading and teaching pronunciation.  Participants will come away from this interactive workshop with ideas for activities they can immediately implement with their adult ESL learners to support development in reading and pronunciation.

The workshop will address questions such as:

  • What reading skills can I teach my adult ESL learners, and how do I incorporate them into a lesson in an engaging way?
  • How can I use authentic materials to teach reading to all levels of ESL learners?
  • How can I help my adult ESL learners set reasonable goals related to pronunciation?
  • What strategies can I use to help learners improve their pronunciation?

Participants will be engaged in a series of collaborative activities to build their own knowledge around best practices related to reading and pronunciation instruction as well as in creating learner-centered activities in these areas.

featuring

Hanna Schlosser

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.

REGISTER HERE


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.

Apr
6
Sat
Adult Mental Health First Aid @ Office of Adult Education
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 

Learn the warning signs and how YOU can help!

MHFA is a groundbreaking early intervention and public education program that teaches community members about behavioral health and how to assist a person experiencing a behavioral health problem. MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is administered until appropriate treatments and supports are received or until the crisis is resolved.

NOTE: This training will be held over two sessions (April 6 and April 13), you MUST attend both to complete.

featuring 

REGISTER HERE


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.

Apr
13
Sat
Adult Mental Health First Aid @ Office of Adult Education
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 

Learn the warning signs and how YOU can help!

MHFA is a groundbreaking early intervention and public education program that teaches community members about behavioral health and how to assist a person experiencing a behavioral health problem. MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is administered until appropriate treatments and supports are received or until the crisis is resolved.

NOTE: This training will be held over two sessions (April 6 and April 13), you MUST attend both to complete.

featuring 

REGISTER HERE


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.

May
18
Sat
Mentoring Through Reading @ Office of Adult Education
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Facilitator
Lynette Hazelton
Communications Manger, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

Description
By reading great books and discussing the important issues in the books, adult learners sharpen their reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

Carefully selected literature provides opportunities for learners to identify, share and address personal challenges and barriers hindering their education. The Mentoring through Reading training will discuss and share useful tips on how tutors and teachers can use books as a tool for mentoring and learning.

>> Click Here to Register


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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