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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
8
Sun
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language Tutor Training (Online) @ Online Course
Mar 8 – Apr 19 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!

Instructor

Ellen Polsky

Description

6-week course 

The Tutor Now: English as a Second Language (Online course) volunteer training course 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

Online Training Course
This 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.

Tutor Now: GED® / HiSET® Prep (Online)
Mar 8 – Apr 19 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. After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about our volunteer program.

DESCRIPTION

The Tutor Now: GED® / HiSET® Prep Training provides volunteers with the knowledge, tools, skills, and resources to support adult learners who are working at a 9th grade + level.   Volunteers will learn tactics to help prepare students to take standardized tests like the GED® or HiSET® in order to obtain a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.

This online training is completed over a six-week period.
Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Education’s Certificate of Completion.

May
3
Sun
Tutor Now: GED® / HiSET® Prep (Online)
May 3 – Jun 14 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. After completion, trained tutors are placed at adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about our volunteer program.

DESCRIPTION

The Tutor Now: GED® / HiSET® Prep Training provides volunteers with the knowledge, tools, skills, and resources to support adult learners who are working at a 9th grade + level.   Volunteers will learn tactics to help prepare students to take standardized tests like the GED® or HiSET® in order to obtain a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.

This online training is completed over a six-week period.
Completion of all components is required to receive the Office of Education’s Certificate of Completion.

May
8
Fri
POSTPONED 32nd Annual Technology & Adult Ed Conference @ Temple University Tuttleman Learning Center
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

An update regarding the 2020 Technology + Adult Education Conference

Based on the most recent guidance from Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health regarding Covid-19, and in alignment with our partners at Philly Tech Week, the Office of Adult Education has decided to postpone our upcoming event – the Technology + Adult Education Conference, which was scheduled to take place on May 8.

We will be in touch when a new date is confirmed. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause you.

In the meantime, please visit philaliteracy.org or phillykeyspots.org to check for any updates.

 

The Office of Adult Education in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Community Partnerships, invites you to the 32nd Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Access, Create, Explore: Digital Literacy in the New Decade”. This one-day conference will be held May 8, 2020 on Temple University’s main campus in Philadelphia, PA from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Coming into a new decade, the concept of literacy is changing to capture more skills than ever before. Multiple literacies now include reading, writing, numeracy, problem solving, information and digital literacy. In 2020, digital literacy has become less of a preferred skill, and more of a requirement for successfully navigating all aspects of life and work. Our conference theme “Access, Create, Explore: Digital Literacy in the New Decade,” invites adult educators and digital literacy practitioners to think about creative, student-centered, inclusive teaching strategies that assist adults to integrate technology into their lives and obtain the skills needed to use computers and other devices for accessing opportunities, creating content, exploring options that enhance the many roles they fulfill as learners, employees, parents and citizens.

The goal of the Technology and Adult Education Conference is to equip practitioners with tools to effectively support adults and opportunity youth and adults (age 16 and up) to be successful in life and work. The conference will be attended by a variety of practitioners from organizations across the Philadelphia region; including Administrators, Teachers, Case Managers, Learning Coaches, and Volunteers. Computer Instructors and Trainers, and Digital Resource Specialists.

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Register Here

 

Jun
17
Wed
2020 Citywide CSSD Graduation @ Temple University, Preforming Arts Center
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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