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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
10
Sun
Tutor Now: GED® & HiSET® Prep @ Office of Adult Education
Mar 10 – Mar 24 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.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up to become an adult education volunteer tutor today!

DESCRIPTION

The Tutor Now: GED® and HiSET® Prep training offer tutors the skills to help students achieve success in passing the GED® or HiSET® exams to obtain their Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD). The training provides specific information regarding the tests, tools to help students organize information to effectively answer test questions and tools to help learners develop and use testing skills strategically to maximize outcomes.

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Participants are required to attend one face-to-face sessions and complete online coursework.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Apr
6
Sat
Tutor Now: English as a Second Language Tutor Training @ Office of Adult Education
Apr 6 – Apr 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.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Apr
10
Wed
Faith Leaders Breakfast @ Zion Baptist Church
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Office of Adult Education’s annual Faith Leaders Breakfast is back April 10! Join us in recognizing the contribution of faith communities in addressing the adult education challenges in Philadelphia, and to learn about how you can support and contribute to our collective efforts.

REGISTER HERE

Apr
17
Wed
Tutor Now Fundamentals of Adult Education (Blended Course) @ Office of Adult Education
Apr 17 – May 1 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!

Facilitator

Janice Saunders

Description

3-week course
Participants are required to attend all 3 face-to-face sessions and complete online coursework.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

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

Blended Training Course
The blended training combines in-person workshops with online work that will be completed at home. Online work includes reading, watching videos, and participating in online discussions. This class meets two times and all work needs to be completed within the 3-week period.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

 

May
5
Sun
Tutor Now: GED® & HiSET® Prep training @ Office of Adult Education
May 5 – May 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 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.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up to become an adult education volunteer tutor today!

DESCRIPTION

The Tutor Now: GED® and HiSET® Prep training offer tutors the skills to help students achieve success in passing the GED® or HiSET® exams to obtain their Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD). The training provides specific information regarding the tests, tools to help students organize information to effectively answer test questions and tools to help learners develop and use testing skills strategically to maximize outcomes.

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

May 9, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Participants are required to attend one face-to-face sessions and complete online coursework.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

May
10
Fri
31st annual Technology & Adult Ed Conference @ Temple University Tuttleman Learning Center
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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.

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

 

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