Technology Options for Professional Development

 

A Sampling of

Available Products

 

 

Text Box: Dr. Lennox McLendon, Executive Director
444 North Capitol Street, NW   Suite 422
Washington, DC  20001       202-624-5250
http://www.naepdc.org

 

 


 

Table of Contents

 

CD-ROMs

. Connecticut.......................... 6

. Indiana.............................. 6

. Nevada............................... 7

. North Carolina....................... 7

. National Center on Adult Literacy.... 8

 

Videotapes

. Indiana.............................. 9

. North Carolina....................... 9

 

Web-based Courses

. California.......................... 11

. Florida............................. 11

. Kentucky............................ 13

. Indiana............................. 16

. Tennessee........................... 16

. PBSLiteracyLink..................... 17

. Verizon Literacy University......... 18

 

  

Technology Products by Purpose, Medium, and Title

 

Purpose

Technology Medium

CD-ROMs

Videotapes

Web-Based

Pre-Service Training

New Teacher Orientation, pg. 6

ESL for Adult Learners – pg. 9

Understanding the Adult Basic Education Student – pg. 11

 

Pre-Service Training for Teachers and Tutors New to Adult Education in Nevada- pg. 7

 

A Roadmap to Implementing Adult Basic Education- pg.11

 

 

 

Orientation to Adult Education – pg.13

 

 

 

Introduction to Gearing Up for the Workplace – pg.15

 

 

 

English as a New Language – pg 16

 

 

 

Orientation to Volunteering in Literacy- pg. 18

 

 

 

 

Working With Adult Literacy Learners- pg. 18

 

 

 

 

Volunteering in English Language Learner Literacy Classes- pg. 18

 

 

 

Culture and English Language Learners- pg. 18

 

Instructional/Topical

Teaching Reading and Writing to Adults Who Think and Learn Differently- pg. 6

GED 2002 – pg. 9

Family Literacy – pg. 11


 

 

Professional Development Kit – pg. 8

The Adult Basic Skills Professional Development Project Instructor Training Series – pg. 9

SCANS – pg. 11

 

How to Use the Scientific Calculator – pg. 7

 

ESL In the Workplace – pg. 9

Comprehensive Reading and Strategies Help! – pg. 11

 

Understanding and Teaching Our Youngest Students – pg. 7

Instructor Training Series GED 2002 – pg.9

Bridges to Practice ~ An Introduction- pg. 12

 

Captured Wisdom – pg. 8

Numeracy and Mathematics: Free and Inexpensive Materials- pg. 10

Bridges to Practice -Merging Theory with Practice – pg. 12

 

 

 

Strategies for Teaching Math  to Adult Learners – pg. 10

Serving Adult with Disabilities - Project Success – pg.12

 

 

Teaching Thinking Through Word Problems – pg. 10

Adult ESOL Instructional Improvement – pg.12

 

 

 

Serving Adult with Disabilities - Project Success- pg.12

 

 

 

GED for Teachers – pg.12

 

 

 

GED 2002 Online – pg.14

 

 

 

GED 2002: Linking Learning to Life Part 1: Teacher and Student- pg. 16

 

 

 

GED 2002: Linking Learning to Life Part 1: Teacher and Student- pg.16

 

 

 

Performance-Based Learning and Assessment – pg.13

 

 

 

Improving Student Retention in Adult Education Programs- pg.13

 

 

 

Learning Disabilities Training for Adult Educators – pg.14

 

 

 

PLATO for Instructors- pg.14

 

 

 

Technology Integration in Instruction – pg.14

 

 

 

Workplace Essential Skills- pg. 15

 

 

 

ESL/Civics Link – pg. 17

 

 

 

Equipped for the Future in Tennessee 2003-2004- pg. 16

 

 

 

Introduction to Learning Difficulties in Adult Education- pg. 17

 

 

 

Family Literacy - An Intergenerational Approach to Learning- pg. 18

 

 

 

 

Succeeding as an Online Learner – pg. 18

 

 

 

 

Writing Without Fear – pg. 19

 

 

 

 

Citizenship: What Volunteers Need to Know – pg. 19

 

 

 

 

Connecting Families and Computers, Part I- pg. 19

 

Management/Topical

 

 

Web-Based Training for GED Administrators – pg.12

 

 

 

Evaluating GED Programs- pg.12

 

 

 

Administering GED Programs- pg.12

 

 

 

Administering the GED Tests-pg.12

 

 

 

Preparing for Change: "What's New in GED 2002? –pg.12

 

 

 

Setting Up a Career Center- pg.12

 

 

 

Achieving Audit Excellence- pg.12

 

 

 

In Search Of: Compliance and Retention in Adult Education Programs- pg. 12

 

 

 

Making the Commitment: Addressing the Special Needs of Adults with Learning Disabilities

 

 

 

Get Your Message Out! Gaining Recognition for your Adult and Community Education Program

 

CD-ROMs

 

Connecticut

 

New Teacher Orientation

 

This new CD is packed with information every newcomer to adult education needs to know. It covers four major sections:

  1. The Adult Learner
  2. The Adult Education Program
  3. The Adult Educator
  4. Professional Development

 

Also included in this CD is a Resource Room that contains full-text articles and tools of immediate and relevant use for the new educator. The CD is filled with attractive and informative screens, stimulating activities, quality videos, and an online learning styles assessment. Best of all, it is always there when you need it and can be used repeatedly.

Currently, the CD is available in the PC Windows 95/98/NT platform. You may access information at http://www.crec.org/atdn/resources/cdrom.shtml

Contact                                                           

Aileen Halloran

ahalloran@crec.org

(860) 524-4028

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Indiana

 

Teaching Reading and Writing to Adults Who Think and Learn Differently

Featuring Dr. Richard Cooper

 

Dr. Richard Cooper visited Indiana in the fall of 2002 to conduct workshop presentations and visit local programs to demonstrate effective screening and instructional strategies.  This four-part training series was produced based on his visit.  Viewers will see demonstrations of activities, strategies, and techniques to supplement the teaching of reading and writing skills to adults with varying degrees of learning difficulties.

 

Contact:                                                                                    

Denise Henard

dhenard@ciesc.k12.in.us

800-532-8339

 

 

Nevada

 

Pre-Service Training for Teachers and Tutors New to Adult Education in Nevada

 

The purpose of this self-paced, interactive training is to provide information common to all AEFLA-funded programs in Nevada so that new hires and volunteers can work independently to become acclimated to teaching and tutoring adult ABE/ESL students. Much of the information is generic and Nevada-specific information is easily customizable to other states. Readings, activities, videos, and links to Web sites are included throughout the program. Participants complete assignments as they work through the course and are requested to review them with their program directors when the course is completed.

 

Contact:                                                                                

Sharyn Yanoshak

saylv@cox.net

702-651-4974

 

 

North Carolina

How to Use the Scientific Calculator

 

This CD-ROM focuses on using the scientific calculator.  The first section introduces the calculator as a tool.  The second section teaches the use of the calculator to perform basic and intermediate functions.  The third section teaches the use of the calculator to perform advanced functions.  Practice is provided for each key.  The CD-ROM is designed to train instructors in using the calculator with Level 1 basic skills through adult high school math students.  The instructor can also adapt the CD-ROM for student use.

 

Contact:                                                                            

Cheryl Knight, Ph.D.

knightcs@appstate.edu

828-262-2590

 

 

Understanding and Teaching Our Youngest Students

 

The influx of 12 – 21 year old students into adult basic education programs created a need for instructors to develop a knowledge based about the characteristics, challenges, and learning issues of this escalating population.  To meet the demand the Adult Basic Skills Professional Development Project developed a package consisting of a training manual, a videotape, and an interactive CD.  Materials are designed to be blended to meet individual, as well as program, requirements.  While the elements are primarily designed to prepare instructors for teaching young adults, they also can be adapted to use with students.

 

 

Contact:                                                                            

Cheryl Knight, Ph.D.

knightcs@appstate.edu

828-262-2590

 

National Center on Adult Literacy

 

 

Captured Wisdom

Captures Wisdom documents the ways educators and learners actually use technology in their classrooms as a tool to support instruction and learning in a variety of content areas.  The two CD-ROM set contains seven different short videos of authentic adult education classrooms.  Included with each video clip are sections with the featured teacher answering questions posed to her/him by other adult education teachers who first watched the video clips in focus groups.  The questions are divided into the following categories:  Learners, Instructional Activities, Project Management, Technology Issues, and Products and Assessments.  Also included with the set is short instruction booklet that tells you how to get the most out of Captured Wisdom.  The entire program has been uploaded to the Internet and can be accessed for free at the following URL:  http://www.ncrtec.org/pd/cw/adultlit.htm

 

Contact:                                                                                  

Lynda Ginsburg

ginsburg@literacy.upenn.edu

215-898-2100

 

Professional Development Kit

PDK consists of a variety of resources including:

o        over eight hours of video investigations containing interviews of learners, teachers, researchers, and administrators; classroom practice; and in-depth exploration of specific topic areas such as ESL, ABE, GED, math, writing, assessment, and technology.

o        An internet site that contains online tools such as discussion boards, teacher portfolios with needs assessment activities, data collection suggestions, action plan infrastructures, and reporting frameworks; and four knowledge databases to search related resources.

o        A particpant’s guide that describes the system and identifies possible applications in various contexts. 

PDK’s online instructional materials are free – anyone can access the professional development resources available on the PDK website located at http://www.literacy.org/pdk

 

Contact:                                                     

Ashley Del Bianco

delbianco@literacy.upenn.edu

404-679-5257

 

 

Videotapes

Indiana

 

GED 2002

 

A three-part video series was produced for teacher training to help students experience success on the GED Test.  The series was produced to supplement statewide training conferences.  The topics are Curriculum in Action, Math Instruction Featuring the Calculator, and Issues and Answers.

 

 

Contact:                                                                                    

Denise Henard                                                                        dhenard@ciesc.k12.in.us

800-532-8339

 

 

North Carolina

 

The Adult Basic Skills Professional Development Project Instructor Training Series

 

The goal of the Adult Basic Skills Professional Development Instructor Training Series is to improve the effectiveness and quality of instruction through focused professional development. These videos are designed for use in both individualized professional development and formal group training. This is only a sample of the different products that ABSPD offers. Please refer to their website at www.abspd.appstate.edu or contact them at (828) 262-2269 for a complete list of the products that they offer for purchase.

 

ESL

ESL for Adult Learners (Video 22:00)

Adult ESL students face many problems. This video begins with a dramatic illustration of some of these problems. Next, it describes the diversity likely to be encountered in an ESL classroom. The illustrations are followed by guidelines for organizing and managing an adult ESL program and/or classroom. It also identifies and illustrates components and advantages of the whole language approach and holistic assessment.

 

ESL In the Workplace (Video 40:00)

This video provides guidance in the process of planning instruction for and the teaching of non-native English speakers for success in the American economic culture.

 

GED

Instructor Training Series GED 2002

The ABSPD Instructor Training Series: GED 2002 consists of a 3-volume Instructor Training Manual, a 3-part video series, and a CD-ROM, How to Use the Scientific Calculator.

The video series is comprised of three videos which focus on content in the following areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. The videos are designed to prepare instructors to teach content that applies to the latest version of the GED 2002 test. The 3-volume Instructor Training Manual is coordinated with the video series. For a description of the CD-ROM, How to Use the Scientific Calculator,  see the CD-ROM section.

 

 

Mathematics

Numeracy and Mathematics: Free and Inexpensive Materials (Video 17:30) 

This video illustrates the use of free and inexpensive materials to aid instruction in a day of massive need and limited budgets. Visits to adult education classrooms find adult students using everyday items to learn and apply the skills needed for effective living.

 

Strategies for Teaching Math to Adult Learners (Video 13:30)

This video discusses four cognitive approaches for the teaching of basic skills in mathematics. It includes examples of linking knowledge with learner experience, integrating skill and content, joining motivation to cognition, and using social communities to enhance teaching and learning.

 

Teaching Thinking Through Word Problems (Video 14:00)

To teach students effectiveness in everyday life, adult education emphasizes problem solving. This video provides detailed instructional strategies for using the students’ background knowledge to teach thinking through solving both practical and applicable word problems.

 

 

Contact:                                                                            

Cheryl Knight, Ph.D.

knightcs@appstate.edu

828-262-2590

 

 

 

 

 

Web-based Courses

 

California

 

The California Department of Education (CDE), Adult Education Office, awarded a three-year contract to the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to provide quality professional development and learning experiences to personnel working in California's adult education and literacy delivery system.  The mission of CALPRO is to foster continuous program improvement through a comprehensive, statewide approach to high quality professional development for the full range of adult education and literacy providers.  CALPRO has developed two online professional development courses:  Family Literacy and SCANS.  They may be accessed at http://www.calpro-online.org/tto/default.asp  Two additional on-line courses are being planed for the fall of 2004.  They include Managing the Multi-level ESL Class and Designing Programs for Adults with Learning Disabilities

 

Contact:                                                                                   

Mary Ann Corley

mcorley@air.org

(202) 298-2759

 

Florida

Florida TechNet

Florida TechNet is a grant funded through the Florida Department of Education, Division of Workforce Education to provide technology assistance and training to Adult and Community Education providers throughout Florida. Through the Florida TechNet website, practitioners are able to access web-based training opportunities as well as find resources that will enhance their jobs.  Any adult education practitioner from anywhere in the country can access the web-based courses free of charge.  States may also want to view the courses for ideas on adapting the contents to their own needs. 

Nearly 30 different courses are available.  You may view the courses at http://floridatechnet.org/webbased.htm

A listing of the topics are included below.

Adult Basic Education
A Roadmap to Implementing Adult Basic Education- 5 hours

Understanding the Adult Basic Education Student - 5 hours

Comprehensive Reading and Strategies Help! (CRASH) - 5 hours

Adults with Learning Disabilities
Bridges to Practice ~ An Introduction - 5 hours

Bridges to Practice -Merging Theory with Practice - 5 hours

Serving Adult with Disabilities - Project Success - 10 hours (NEW!)

Audit

In Search Of: Compliance and Retention in Adult Education Programs- 5 hours

Achieving Audit Excellence - 10 hours (NEW!)

Career Centers
Setting Up a Career Center - 5 hours
 (NEW!)

Data
Performance-Based Funding and Data Collection - 10 hours
(NEW!)

ESOL
Adult ESOL Instructional Improvement


Florida Works!

Florida Works Online Teacher Training - (Currently in Beta Testing)

GED for Administrators
Web-Based Training for GED Administrators - 5 hours
Preparing for Change: "What's New in GED 2002?" - 5 hours
Administering the GED Tests - 5 hours
Administering GED Programs - 5 hours
Evaluating GED Programs - 5 hours

Digital Surround #1 - Using the Internet as a Tool for GED 2002 - 5 hours
Digital Surround #2 - Making the Commitment: Addressing the Special Needs of Adults with Learning Disabilities
- 5 hours

GED for Teachers
GED 2002 Making New Connections
Series (Online Teacher Training Modules)

The First Connection - "The GED Student" - 5 hours (Updated! Now with Video Clips!)
The Second Connection - "The GED Tests" - 5 hours (Updated! Now with Video Clips!)
The Third Connection - "The GED Program" - 5 hours (Updated! Now with Video Clips!)
The Fourth Connection - "Effective Teaching Strategies" - 5 hours (Updated! Now with Video Clips!)
The Fifth Connection - "Technology in the Classroom" - 5 hours (Updated! Now with Video Clips!)

The Sequel-"Critical Thinking and Visual Processing"- 5 hours (Updated! Now with Video Clips!)
The Sequel-"Higher Order Math" - 5 hours (Updated! Now with Video Clips!)
The Sequel-"Language Arts Writing" - 5 hours
(Updated! Now with Video Clips!)

The Circle of Learning  (NEW!) - Four cross-curricular lessons developed by the GED Direct Training Project from St. John's River Community College.

Using The Florida GED Teachers' Handbook (Revised March 2002)
(you may wish to download the handbook prior to beginning any of the teacher inservice components.  You may view and download the handbook by clicking here)

Florida GED Online Lessons Link here to access 200 online lessons designed to help teachers prepare students for GED 2002.

Florida GED 2002 Teachers' Training Institute - Training Materials
(NEW!)

Marketing Your Adult Education Program
Get Your Message Out! Gaining Recognition for your Adult and Community Education Program

Performance-Based Learning and Assessment
Performance-Based Learning and Assessment (NEW!)

Retention
Improving Student Retention in Adult Education Programs - 10 hours
(NEW!)

VPI
Beginning with the End in Mind (a series of 7 different web-based trainings)

 

Contact:                                                                                  

Debra Hargrove

dlhargrove@aol.com

813-657-0789

 

 

Kentucky

 

Orientation to Adult Education

This course is an introduction to the field of adult education and specific issues related to the delivery of adult education services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is designed to provide new adult education providers in Kentucky with critical background information as well as tools and resources needed to provide excellent services to increase learner achievement. Topics include an overview of adult education, the adult learner, recruitment, learner support and retention, professional development, assessment, data collection and reporting, legal issues, and technology and instruction. This e-course is followed by a required day of face-to-face training.

You may access it at http://www.kyvae.org/Courses/CourseDetails.asp?SCEID=3772&COUID=2233&PID=144

 

 

GED 2002 Online

This self-paced course provides adult education instructors information on the GED2002 tests and strategies to use in problem solving, calculator use, grid formats, graphic literacy, essay writing, and critical thinking skills. It is the result of a project sponsored by Kentucky Educational Television (KET), funded by the Kentucky Adult Education, Council on Postsecondary Education.

 

You may access it at http://www.kyvae.org/Courses/CourseDetails.asp?SCEID=4273&COUID=2537&PID=144

 

 

Learning Disabilities Training for Adult Educators

This course will provide background information for Kentucky adult educators on learning disabilities and how they impact the lives of adult learners. Participants will be introduced to a learning disabilities protocol, learn how to develop an instructional plan, and select instructional materials appropriate for adult learners with learning disabilities. Participants must have completed Orientation to Adult Education and Orientation to Curriculum and Instruction, have one year of experience in the adult classroom, and work for an adult education program funded by the Kentucky Department for Adult Education and Literacy. Upon completion of this e-course, participants must attend four half-day, face-to-face training sessions (dates and locations to be announced within the course). Online segment for Bridges to Practice Workshop.

 

You may access it at http://www.kyvae.org/Courses/CourseDetails.asp?SCEID=3856&COUID=2278&PID=144

 

 

PLATO for Instructors

This online environment will enable the registrant to access information and a message board related to using the PLATO curriculum product in Kentucky. It provides a forum for discussions, a place to read announcements and to access answers to frequently asked questions. You will be able to view and download important documents related to the use of PLATO. This course is for adult education instructors who have, or will soon be, trained on the use of PLATO and who work for programs funded by the Kentucky Adult Education, Council on Postsecondary Education.

 

Successful registration for this course is a requirement for the face-to-face training in the PLATO online curriculum product. Up to 6 PD credit hours are available for successful completion of this course by the end of the fiscal year.

 

You may access it at http://www.kyvae.org/Courses/CourseDetails.asp?SCEID=5314&COUID=2849&PID=144

 

 

Technology Integration in Instruction

Each year, more adult education instructors and students gain access to computers and the Internet. Yet there is a growing awareness that teachers need more help to effectively integrate technology into their practice.

This course is a self-paced tutorial designed to give individuals basic instruction in specific technologies, such as PowerPoint, word processing, digital photography, and web design, that can be used to enhance the teaching process or simply provide general knowledge. Competencies are assessed through short quizzes. Participants may also ask questions using the Discussion Forum with feedback from the instructors and other students.

You may access it at http://www.kyvae.org/Courses/CourseDetails.asp?SCEID=26832&COUID=6057&PID=144

 

Introduction to Gearing Up for the Workplace

This e-course provides participants with policy, standards and ethics statements that define workplace activities. Participants will practice applying policy, standards and ethics in real-life scenarios that raise some difficult questions about how to conduct a workplace program. This e-course must be completed prior to attendance at the required, one-day instructor-led workshop. Workshop dates and locations will be announced within the course.

 

You may access it at http://www.kyvae.org/Courses/CourseDetails.asp?SCEID=27453&COUID=2451&PID=144

 

Workplace Essential Skills

This group is for Workplace Essential Skill instructors and program managers. This group is designed to be a reservoir for curriculum materials, a source of innovative ideas and techniques, and a point in which information can be obtained, debated, presented, and discussed amongst those who provide actual WES instruction. This medium can hold files, photos, scanned documents, and database information for anytime online access by group members. It also contains a chartroom feature, has the capability to take polls, and can provide other useful resources. Your participation in this group is wanted and needed. First, it would be beneficial to all our members if you could submit at least one curriculum for WES instruction. You will find various folders for WES instruction in the "Files" section. Try to pick an empty folder to place a file of related curriculum or lesson plans! Second, your comments and information will enhance our groups abilities and understanding. We can learn from each other only if we communicate. Read the posted messages from other members and respond when you know you can help.

 

You can access it http://www.kyvae.org/Courses/CourseDetails.asp?SCEID=26770&COUID=6048&PID=144

 

Contact:                                                                              

Sandra Kestner                                                                                       Sandra.kester@ky.gov

502-573-5114

 

 

 

 

Indiana

 

English as a New Language

This series depicts research-based and classroom-tested second language learning activities hosted by Dan Wann, ESL Profesional Development Consultant. The course includes webstreamed video, interactive threaded discussion, and downloadable documents.

 

Contact:                                                                                         

Dan Wann

dwann@goodwill-indy.org

317-524-4296

 

Dale Thomas

dthomas@ciesc.k12.in.us

800-532-8339

 

Tennessee

 

GED 2002: Linking Learning to Life Part 1: Teacher and Student
12 hours, 6 weeks

 

This course is designed to assist the instructor via an overview of the
characteristics of adult education students in general, as well as their specific learning needs, differences, and interests. Participants should leave the course with a clearer understanding of their own learning/teaching styles, roles, and teaching philosophies, enabling them to build strong instructional relationships with students that will lead to greater retention, learning, and success in adult education programs.


GED 2002: Linking Learning to Life Part 1: Teacher and Student

12 hours, 6 weeks


This course focuses on familiarizing instructors with teaching tools that will enhance teaching practices leading to greater learning, retention, and success for adult students. It offers a wealth of resources and teaching strategies on topics such as reflective teaching, cooperative learning, and collaborative learning. The course will help participants draw their own connections between current research and teacher practice; it provides opportunities for practical classroom application, online collaboration, and sharing best practices with other adult educators—and much more!

Equipped for the Future in Tennessee 2003-2004
8 hours, 4 weeks


Designed as a portion of the statewide implementation of the EFF adult learning system, the EFF online course is for both teachers and supervisors in Tennessee who are participating in the EFF in TN implementation and professional development project for 2003-04. Participants will be able to explore EFF's student-centered, standards-based adult learning system in greater detail as well as receive structured feedback from the EFF facilitators. Participants will use the online EFF Teaching/Learning Toolkit and other EFF resources to develop their own classroom materials and teaching tools. Participants will also network with other systems participating in the implementation plan, report on their experiences, and share lesson plans.


Introduction to Learning Difficulties in Adult Education
12 hours, 6 weeks

Fifty to eighty percent of students in adult education classes have learning difficulties—many with diagnosed learning disabilities. This introductory course, designed for adult education instructors, will overview types of learning difficulties, various screening tools to assist in identification, and teaching tools to support identified learning needs. The course uses as a framework,
Keys to Effective Teaching Practice by Margaret Lindop, Editor, which is, in turn, based strongly on Bridges to Practice – a series of guidebooks produced
by the National Institute for Literacy.

 

Contact:                                                                                

Duren Thompson

solveig@utk.edu

(865) 974-4109

 

 

 

 

PBS LiteracyLink

 

 

ESL/Civics Link

 

This online professional development system is designed for adult education ESL teachers and programs and addresses timely issues in teaching English literacy and civics.  The system is a collaborative effort of PBS, National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Louisville, Kentucky, and KLRN-TV of San Antonio, Texas.

Topics include:

An individual teacher can purchase a license to use the modules for 6 months for $89.95. (They end up in a group of other individual teachers from around the country for discussion groups and have no facilitator).  An organization or local site can purchase a license for $800 with a maximum of 10 teachers and one year to utilize the modules. With this, you could have someone be a facilitator for the group to keep discussions going, view portfolio work, etc. You can purchase “Multiple site licenses” under this model, which really allows for more teachers – based on 10 teachers per site. For 2 sites (or 20 teachers) it is $760 per site ($1520 total for a year). Each additional “site” is another 5% discount per site. A state license cost varies by size of the state. A state license allows for an unlimited number of teachers (and facilitators) for the one or two years.

 

You can preview the program at www.pbs.org/civicslink.

 

 

Verizon Literacy University

 

Verizon Literacy University (VLU) is designed to help literacy volunteers, program staff, and community members build a more literate nation.

VLU offers free:

 

VLU is produced and managed by the National Center for Family Literacy and ProLiteracy Worldwide with generous support from Verizon Communications.

 

You can access it at http://www.vluonline.org/course/index.asp

 

 

Course Title:

Course Type:

Completion Time:

Orientation to Volunteering in Literacy

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

NEW

Working With Adult Literacy Learners

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

NEW

Parents and Children: Natural Learning Partners

 

Self-Paced

 

30 minutes

Volunteers in Parent Education

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Family Literacy - An Intergenerational Approach to Learning

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Succeeding as an Online Learner

 

Self-Paced

 

30 minutes

Supporting Children's Education

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Volunteering in English Language Learner Literacy Classes

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Culture and English Language Learners

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Courses for Existing Volunteers

Course Title:

Course Type:

Completion Time:

NEW

Working With Adult Literacy Learners

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

NEW

Parents and Children: Natural Learning Partners

 

Self-Paced

 

30 minutes

Volunteers in Parent Education

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Succeeding as an Online Learner

 

Self-Paced

 

30 minutes

Writing Without Fear

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Citizenship: What Volunteers Need to Know

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Supporting Children's Education

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Volunteering in English Language Learner Literacy Classes

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Culture and English Language Learners

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Courses for Program Directors and Staff

Course Title:

Course Type:

Completion Time:

NEW

Working With Adult Literacy Learners

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

NEW

Connecting Families and Computers, Part I

 

Self-Paced

 

30 minutes

Orientation to Verizon Literacy University for Program Staff

 

Self-Paced

 

60 minutes

Succeeding as an Online Learner

 

Self-Paced

 

30 minutes

Volunteering in English Language Learner Literacy Classes

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes

Culture and English Language Learners

 

Self-Paced

 

45 minutes