Winter/Spring courses from World Education’s E-Learning Professional Development (PD) Series are available for registration. Learning is always best with friends – gather up your team and register today!

E-Learning PD facilitated courses are 4-8 week explorations of topics that teachers are grappling with in their classrooms today. Our online format makes it possible for anyone with a reliable internet connection to participate, no matter where they are or how complicated their schedule. Our facilitators are subject-matter experts in their topic as well as guides to help you make your way through the course. Asynchronous discussion forums give participants the chance to share their experiences and learn from each other. Undecided if an online course is for you?  Try reading 10 Reasons to Try E-Learning Professional Development. If you still aren’t sure or would like to learn more about our online courses, please contact Leah Peterson at 617-482-9485 or leah_peterson@worlded.org.


Winter/Spring Facilitated Courses

college and career readinessContextualized Instruction
April 16 – June 4, 2018
Facilitated by Wynne Ferdinand.

Do your students want to build confidence, develop academic skills, and pursue pathways to meaningful careers? Recent research and adult education redesign initiatives highlight the need to rethink adult education curricula to support students’ short and long term education and career goals. Contextualized instruction is an effective classroom practice that helps students develop academic skills and career awareness of current industry and sector-focused issues. In this highly participatory course, you will learn more about the principles and techniques of contextualized instruction that will help you to achieve your long-term instructional goals.

This course is brought to you through a partnership between World Education and the College and Career Pathways Institute at LaGuardia Community College. 

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (24 hours total). $341/participant.


MathAlgebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning
April 11 – May 23, 2018 (NEW DATES!)
Facilitated by Amy Vickers.

Research suggests that math topics, including algebra, should be taught at all levels, not just for passing high school equivalency tests. In this course, you’ll learn how to introduce algebraic reasoning to your students, and you’ll experiment with strategies for teaching numeric patterns, relationships, and functions based on real‐life situations. You’ll also explore strategies to help students model quantitative relationships using graphs, tables, words, and equations. Finally, you’ll use the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS) Mathematical Standards and Practices to enhance the focus, rigor, and coherence of algebraic reasoning in your instruction.

Estimated Completion Time: 2 hrs/week (12 hours total). $234/participant.


MathMathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations
March 5 – April 9, 2018
Facilitated by Sherry Lehane and Pam Meader.

This course is designed to help ESOL teachers build conceptual understanding of math topics around whole numbers and to offer strategies for integration of math into ESOL instruction. The intention is to encourage teachers to look for where, when, and how it makes sense to include math in lessons while continuing to focus on language acquisition and effective communication.

This course is brought to you through a partnership between World Education and the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC. It was developed by the MA SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy at TERC, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This course is also offered for free to MA ABE practitioners through the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy. 

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (18 hours total). $341/participant.


college and career readinessNavigating Pathways to Opportunity: Comprehensive Student Supports
February 19 – April 2, 2018
Facilitated by Chris Stanyer.

This course helps coaches, advisors, and navigators provide the comprehensive supports that enable adults to succeed in an integrated career pathway program. Topics include strategies for identifying and engaging adult learners’ aspirations, addressing barriers, and building a comprehensive network of support to promote persistence. Participants identify the key components of a navigator program and explore the skills needed to implement it effectively.

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (24 hours total). $341/participant.


MathMathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals
April 9 – May 14, 2018
Facilitated by Sherry Lehane and Pam Meader. 

This course builds upon and extends conceptual understanding of math topics and how they can be integrated into ESOL instruction. In the prerequisite to this course, Mathematizing ESOL I, the focus is on math notation and operations with whole numbers. In this course, we extend that knowledge to include other rational numbers, with an emphasis on percentages and decimals. We will explore these concepts before looking at real life applications of these math skills and strategies to contextualize them in the ESOL classroom.

This course is brought to you through a partnership between World Education and the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC. It was developed by the MA SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy at TERC, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This course is also offered for free to MA ABE practitioners through the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy. 

Estimated Completion Time: 3 hrs/week (18 hours total). $341/participant.


LaptopBlended Learning for English Language Learners
April 9 – May 7, 2018
Facilitated by Diana Satin.

Explore how and when to use blended learning to enhance your work with adult English language learners (ELLs). Investigate ways educators have structured their curricula to include one or more blended learning approaches. See examples of how blended learning can be implemented using the free USA Learns website as an example. Leave the course with a draft lesson that uses blended learning in either face-to-face or distance settings.

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total). $234/participant.


MathFoundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy
April 25 – June 6, 2018
Facilitated by Amy Vickers. 

In this foundational course you’ll learn how to keep students at the center of numeracy instruction. You’ll explore the context, content, and cognitive and affective components of numeracy, how to address the needs of students with learning gaps, how students’ styles of learning math and levels of math knowledge affect their math skills, and ways to build student’s success in learning math. You’ll plan classroom activities, test them with your students, and share your experiences with fellow teachers.

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total). $234/participant.


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