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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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
3
Fri
Workers’ Rights on Health and Safety for the ESL Classroom @ Office of Adult Education
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

DESCRIPTION 

This workshop is directed to English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and tutors who are interested in their students’ health and safety rights and responsibilities at the workplace. Through this presentation, facilitators will help ESL students understand what is safe or unsafe, what the hazards present at their workplace are, and most importantly, how immigrant workers can improve their safety working as a team with management and other resources. We will share a curriculum with lesson plans that include activities such as body maps, role plays and games that acknowledge the challenges on preventing injuries and fostering safer workplaces. This workshop aims not only to raise awareness about student’s responsibilities and protections as new workers in the U.S. but aims to create a network of support that advances safer workplaces.

featuring 

Natalia Nicastro
Trainer, PhilaPOSH

Natalia Nicastro was born in Argentina and as soon as she came to the U.S. she took ESL classes. She got involved with immigrant rights organizations and connected with PhilaPOSH, an advocacy organization for workers health and safety rights at the workplace. She has reached out to immigrant workers to prevent future injuries and to improve their current working conditions through prevention trainings. She has facilitated Know Your Rights Workshops mostly for construction, restaurant, manufacturing and agricultural workers in community organizations. Through the years, she found that the ESL classroom is a key space for immigrants to raise awareness and trust to become engaged, active and healthier members at their workplaces

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.

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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
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.

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.

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