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Are you having an upcoming state conference and need a trainer on a specific topic?  Are you planning a comprehensive professional development initiative and need a trainer who can customize their program to meet your state's needs?  The NAEPDC Trainers' Catalog is designed to help you in that search.  The trainers included in the catalog have been recommended by current or former state directors and/or state staff. 

 

To access any of these training resources, you may contact the provider directly or consult with the Consortium for recommendations.  All of the training providers understand adult education and the need for customizing training to specific state or local needs. If you don't see a topic listed that you need, discuss your need with one of the trainers.  He/she will be able to develop a customized training or refer you to an appropriate person for assistance.

 

Training costs will be negotiated directly between you and the provider.  As with any service, you will want to talk personally with the trainer to determine if that individual is a "match" with your needs.  As we receive additional recommendations, we will continue to expand the catalog. 

 

The training specialties represent a diverse range of topics and target audiences.  Click on one of the links below to access training information in that content area or go to the Trainers' Catalog site map for a complete listing.

 

Attention Deficit Disorder (1 selection)

Classroom/Behavior Management (2 selections)

Coordinated Funding (1 selection)

Developmental Disabilities ( 1 selection)

Equipped for the Future (1 selection)

Family Literacy (1 selection)

GED (1 selection)

GED Test Accommodations (1 selection)

Job Readiness (1 selection)

Language Arts (2 selections)

Leadership/Motivational (2 selections)

Learning Disabilities (5 selections)

Learning Styles (2 selections)

Legal Issues (2 selections)

Mathematics (12 selections)

Reading (5 selections)

Science (1 selection)

Social Studies (1 selection)

Standards-Based Instruction (1 selection)

Technology (8 selections)

 

Content Area: 

Attention Deficit Disorder

Title: ADHD and ADD – What Do They Mean?

The purpose of this training is to focus on attention disorders including ADHD and ADD Inattentive Type. The in-depth study will explain associated problems, reasons for possible co-morbid learning disabilities, behavior difficulties, and possible interventions and strategies.

Length: 9 to 12 Hours

Audience: This session is intended as an overview for any audience interested in the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Disorder. It would be especially interesting for anyone in an instructional capacity including literacy professionals; adult, career and technical educators; and community college instructors. Counselors, social workers, case workers, and resource personnel from such agencies as TANF, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Boards, and Department of Corrections/Department of Justice will also find it helpful.

Contact:  Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com                                                    Back to Top

Content Area:  Classroom/Behavior Management

Title:  Behavior Management -- De-Escalating Behaviors

Today, adult educators work with younger student populations. With these younger students come some unique problems that can impact student achievement and the classroom environment. This workshop will provide you with behavior management techniques that can help de-escalate problems in the classroom, including verbal techniques to help students refocus on the work at hand and decrease tense situations in the classroom.                    `

Length:  6 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Classroom/Behavior Management

Title:  Defining Problematic Behaviors - What Do I Do Next?

Understanding problematic behaviors and what to do to minimize disruptions in the classroom and keep students focused on learning is the focus of this interactive workshop. Learn crisis prevention and conflict resolution techniques to assist you in de-escalating behaviors in the classroom – from verbal confrontations to the potential threat of physical altercations.             `

Length:  6 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Developmental Disabilities

 

Title:  Meeting the Instructional Needs of Developmentally Disabled (Mentally Handicapped/Mentally Retarded) Adults

 Developmentally disabled adults are enrolling in adult education programs at an ever-increasing rate.  When they are registered in classes that do not meet their needs, they are unable to keep up or progress.  This workshop will focus on curriculum development for these students and how classes can be geared specifically for their needs.                                                      

Length:  6 hours

Audience:  This session is intended for any audience interested in the topic of adults with developmental disabilities/mental handicaps/mental retardation. It would be especially useful for anyone in an instructional capacity including literacy professionals; Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation teachers; ESL teachers; and career, vocational, technical teachers in any educational environment. Case workers/social workers in agencies that provide support to persons with disabilities would also benefit.

Contact: Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com                                                         Back to Top

Content Area: Equipped for the Future

Title:  Equipped for the Future Orientation

This general session includes an introduction to the EFF Content Standards and the instructional and program improvement tools available through the EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance.               `

Length:  1/2 - 1 day

Audience:  Adult Education Instructors and Program Directors

Contact:  EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance, Diane Gardner  dgardner@utk.edu (865) 974-8426

Content Area:  Family Literacy

Title:  Family Literacy

Literacy is a family affair. Research has shown that the literacy level of the parent(s) has a dramatic impact on her children’s ability to learn and be successful in school. This workshop focuses on the essential elements of family literacy programs and how those elements can be incorporated into any program, including:

·         The basic elements of family literacy, including adult education, parenting, and that very important helping parents help their children

·         Strategies for helping the low level reader improve his/her skills

·         Using Realia, or real-life materials, to create a learning environment that keeps the lower-level student focused and on task

·         Materials and resources that work for adults as learners and adults as their children’s first teacher.

Length:  3 - 6 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  GED

 

Title:  The Results Are In! -- Where Do We Go from Here?

Learn about the latest results of the GED 2002 Tests. This workshop will provide you with information on the most common error patterns in each of the five subtests of the GED 2002 Series Tests and how the nation is doing on the new tests. If the workshop is offered as a half-day, basic strategies for each of the five subject areas will be offered. If the workshop is offered as a full day, selected hands-on activities and strategies will be provided for all five of the subject areas.

Length:  3 - 6 hours

Audience:  ABE and GED Instructors

Contact:     Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                      Back to top

Content Area: 

GED Test Accommodations

Title:  GED Tests and Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities

The purpose of this training is to explain – step by step - the entire process leading to a prospective test taker getting approved to receive accommodations on the GED Tests. The actual Special Accommodations Request Forms will be used to explain the required documentation.

                                                     

Length:  6 hours

Audience: 

This session is intended for any audience

interested in the topic of GED Testing and

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities.  It would be

especially useful for anyone in an instructional capacity including literacy professionals; high school teachers and counselors, Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation teachers, and career and technical educators in any location.

Case workers/social workers in agencies that provide support to persons with disabilities would also benefit.

Contact:  Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com                                                   Back to Top

Content Area:  Job Readiness

Title:  Preparing for Careers in Sales and Service

This training package, developed in partnership between Equipped for the Future and the National Retail Federation Foundation,  prepares instructors and program leaders to deliver a four-six week intensive job readiness course for adult students.  Aligned with industry-based Sales and Customer Service Standards, the curriculum prepares adults for successful entry-level--and beyond--positions.  The package also includes an optional, but highly recommended, internship component.   Separate versions are available for ABE and ESL students.  Training and complete curriculum are included in the package.                  `

Length:  2 - 3 days

Audience:  Adult Education Instructors and Program Directors

Contact:  EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance, Diane Gardner  dgardner@utk.edu (865) 974-8426

Content Area: 

Language Arts

Title:  Grammar Crimes

Do you find it difficult to teach dangling participles, gerunds and infinities to your students? This workshop will provide you with examples of common grammar errors that correlate to Part I of the GED Language Arts, Writing Test. You will also leave with grammar games and activities that will give you tools to make teaching grammar more fun!                          `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE and GED Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area: 

Language Arts

Title:  The Power through Words

Writing effective essays is hard work. Learn the POWER method of writing. This workshop will provide you with a step-by-step method for teaching the writing craft. You will also learn how to more effectively assess your students’ writing skills – both holistically and analytically. If you need a list of topics for essay writing and helpful hints on assisting your students with the writing process, this workshop is for you.                       `

Length:  3 - 6 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School  Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Leadership/Motivational

Title:  FISH! The FUNdamentals

Does attitude matter in learning? Join the FISH! Team for a session of fun and enlightenment as you learn about the philosophy that’s sweeping across workplaces all over the world. Learn new ways to engage your students in the learning process and increase their “stayability” in your adult education classroom through building a World Class program!                     `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area: 

Leadership/Motivational

Title:  Whale Done!

Tired of the “Gotcha” mentality? Learn techniques to create a more positive learning environment from the new book by the guru of positive thinking – Ken Blanchard. This motivational workshop will provide you with techniques to accentuate the positive and redirect the negative in your classroom and in your own personal life.                      `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area: 

Learning Disabilities

Title:  Adults with Learning Disabilities Behind Prison Walls

Statistics have shown that upwards of between 30% - 85% of incarcerated juveniles and adults have either diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders. This training will focus on the unique problems facing staff in federal, state, and local correctional facilities when dealing with this population. Note: one version is geared to Adults and a different workshop is titled “Juvenile Offenders in Correctional Facilities.”                               `

Length:  6 hours

Audience:  Teachers, Aides, Counselors, Specialists, and Administrators/Supervisors/Managers of Correctional and Juvenile Justice facilities

Contact: Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com

Content Area: 

Learning Disabilities

Title:  Learning Disabilities: An Introduction for Literacy Practitioners

Statistics have shown that upwards of between 50% - 80% of learners in adult basic and literacy programs that have reading levels below the 5th to 7th grade levels may have either diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities. This presentation will cover the basics of learning disabilities and will introduce literacy practitioners to resources and instructional strategies for teaching/tutoring students.                                                         `

Length:  6 to 12 hours

Audience: 

Teachers, Literacy Tutors, Volunteers and others

involved in Literacy, Family Literacy, Workforce Literacy, and Basic Literacy programs

Contact: Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com

Content Area: 

Learning Disabilities

Title:  Learning Disabilities: An Introduction for Library Professionals

This presentation is especially designed for library professionals. The focus will be on a basic overview of learning disabilities. It will introduce practitioners to specific resources including books, videos, journals, and digests suggested for professionals, parents, and consumers with learning disabilities.                                                  

Length:  6 to 12 hours

Audience:  This session is for literacy practitioners, children's librarians, lifelong learning specialists, volunteer tutors, and school librarians.

Contact:  Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com

Content Area: 

Learning Disabilities

Title:  Learning Disabilities: Web-Based Resources and Training

The mission of this training is to present an overview of Learning Disabilities through

web-based resources and online training.                          `

Length:  4 to 6 hours

Audience:  This session is intended as a general overview for any audience interested in the topic of learning disabilities. Having a basic entry level knowledge of computer operations would be necessary to participate in the online portion, but that direct participation is not necessary if paired with another person.

Contact:  Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com

Content Area: 

Learning Disabilities

Title:  Learning Disabilities: Identification and Strategies for Instruction

 This purpose of this presentation is to help adult educators learn to successfully identify, plan for, develop strategies, and teach adults with learning disabilities.

Length:  9 to 12 hours

Audience: 

This session is intended as a general overview for any audience interested in the topic of learning disabilities. It can be divided into a Part 1 and after a pre-determined interval of time, an advanced Part 2.

Contact:    Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com            Back to Top

Content Area: 

Learning Styles

Title:  Learning Styles and Adult, Career, and Technical Education Students

The purpose of this training is to provide participants with strategies and tools for dealing with learning styles.  The importance of identifying students’ preferred learning modalities and learning deficits will be explored to assist educators in knowing effective strategies to maximize students’ strengths and more effectively address their needs in an instructional environment.                      `

Length:  6 hours

Audience:  This session is intended as a general overview for any audience interested in the topic of learning styles. It would be especially interesting for anyone in an instructional capacity including literacy professionals, K through adult, career and technical educators, and community college instructors.

Contact:  Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319  RKenyon721@AOL.com                             Back to Top

Content Area: 

Learning Styles

Title:  Teaching with Style

Matching teaching styles to the learning styles of students makes it easier to engage the sometimes reluctant student in the learning process. Learn about different learning and teaching style inventories, as well as how to determine what type of style goes best with specific teaching strategies.                      `

Length:  3 - 6 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:    Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                      Back to Top

Content Area:  Legal Issues

Title:  Liability Issues for Adult Education

Teacher responsibility differs from group to group in adult education, i.e. the young adult or alternative education student, Special Education students, adult student, Corrections. This workshop discusses the various levels of students in adult education, teacher responsibilities and professional rights to themselves and their students, and real life cases dealing with liability and the educator.                  `

Length:  3 - 6 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:    Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                        Back to Top

Content Area:  Legal Issues

Title:  The Internet Liability Issues and Education

Is email forever? Are you aware that you could be liable for your communications via the Internet? This workshops covers specific issues related to the Internet, the Millennium Copyright Law, court cases, and both your liability and that of your organization when it comes to the Internet.                

Length:  3 - 6 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:    Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                     Back to Top

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  I Knew That!

Are some of your students math phobics? Learn techniques and games to help students overcome their fear of math. This workshop will provide you with short brainteasers and hands-on activities to help your students get their problem-solving skills flowing.                      `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, ESL, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  Practice Makes Permanent -- The Three Step Approach to Problem Solving

Math requires that students follow a process until they have the answer. Learn about a three-step approach to problem solving that you can implement in all areas of math. This workshop will also provide you with hands-on activities to reinforce selected math concepts in the four areas of the GED Mathematics Test.                       `

Length:  6 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  Math for All Kinds of Minds

Mathematics is an important skill on both the GED Test and in daily life. Learn the basic components of all types of math - facts, procedures, concepts, and problem solving – and how to apply these different components to number operations, algebra, geometry, and statistics.                        `

Length:  6 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  The Casio fx-260 Solar -- Don't Leave Home Without It!

New to the GED classroom? Need to refresh your skills using a scientific calculator? This hands-on workshop will tech you all you ever wanted to know about the Official GED Test calculator, but were afraid to ask.                       `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  What Don't They Know?

This workshop focuses on the most missed types of questions on the GED Test. GEDTS has identified some specific areas that cause students the most difficulty. Learn about these areas and what types of strategies that can assist students in being more prepared for the test.                     `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  Tips of the Trade -- Teaching Math Basics in Context

Math is the universal language, yet it is often an abstract function to students that has no meaning in their real lives. Learn some basic tips on how to take tasks from the daily world in such areas as fractions, percentages, and decimals and transfer these skills to GED type scenarios.                     `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  Challenging the Math Status Quo -- It's Just Some Letters

Say the word algebra and students often shut down the learning portal. Algebra is often just basic math. Have some fun using the letters of math to solve daily problems in life.                      `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title: Geometry is Just Plane Fun!

Students often have problem interpreting real world situations and applying math skills to these situations. Geometry is just one area that students can use a “hands-on” approach to learn how to problem solve using math. This workshop will provide some basics on how to use common items to solve the basics of geometry.                    `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  I Can't Do It!

Math phobia is a real world problem! How can students learn basic math if they are sure that they “can’t do math”? Learn different strategies to teach the basics of math and how they can be applied to both the classroom and the real world. Sometimes it takes a different approach to learning to teach a student who has not learned the basics of multiplication, fractions, and percentages. This workshop will provide a few different ways of teaching the basics.                      `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  It's All the Same Anyway!

Solving math equations is the same regardless of whether it’s 2 + 2 or a quadratic equation. Learn the four basic areas of problem solving skills that are needed for all areas of math problems and how they can be applied in the classroom.                    `

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  What Are Those Things?

In the real world of work, we have what is often referred to as “tools of the trade.” Many adult students are kinesthetic/tactile learners. This workshop will demonstrate how different types of math manipulatives can assist students in better understanding the seemingly abstract world of math. Learn how to use Cuisenaire rods, algebra blocks, fraction squares, scientific calculators, and other manipulatives in the classroom.                  `

Length:  3 - 6 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Mathematics

Title:  Deciphering Math - Problem Solving Strategies

According to the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, there are many different strategies that can be used to solve math problems. How many do your students use? This workshop will take you through seven different strategies that your students should have in their mathematical tool box.                      `

Length:  3 - 6 hours

Audience:  ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:  Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788

Content Area:  Reading

Title:  Learning Disabilities and Success in Reading

The purpose of this training is to highlight the relationship between learning disabilities and reading problems. The topic of dyslexia will be the focus and an in-depth study of how one learns to read and what to do for under-performing students.

Length: 

9 - 12 hours

Audience: 

This session is intended as a general overview for any audience interested in the topic of reading, dyslexia, and reading disabilities. It would be especially interesting for anyone in an instructional capacity including literacy professionals; adult, career and technical educators; and community college instructors despite their educational facility.

Contact:   Rochelle Kenyon, Ed.D.  321.637.1319   RKenyon721@AOL.com                      Back to Top

Content Area: Reading

Title:  Read with Understanding:  An Introduction to Teaching with the EFF Standard

This six-hour session introduces participants to standards-based instruction using the EFF Read with Understanding standard and level descriptors.  The session includes an overview of research-based reading instruction.

Length:  6 hours

Audience:  Adult Education Instructors, Tutors, Program Directors

Contact:  EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance, Diane Gardner  dgardner@utk.edu (865) 974-8426

Content Area: Reading

Title:  Teaching Adults to Read with Understanding:  Research-Based Reading Instruction with EFF

This comprehensive professional development option focuses on research-based reading strategies and includes four two-day sessions, conducted over the course of a program year.  Participants apply what they learn between each session and receive additional technical assistance and mentoring  during the year.

Length:  4 2-day sessions

Audience:  Adult Education Instructors, Tutors, Program Directors

Contact:  EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance, Diane Gardner  dgardner@utk.edu (865) 974-8426

Content Area: Reading

Title:  Teaching Adults to Read with Understanding:  Customized Sessions

Professional development sessions on teaching adults to read can be customized to meet specific program goals and can include on-site technical assistance.  Training ranges from one day to multi-day sessions.

Length:  range

Audience:  Adult Education Instructors, Tutors, Program Directors

Contact:  EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance, Diane Gardner  dgardner@utk.edu (865) 974-8426

Content Area: Reading

Title:  Reading to Learn - Taking Adult Education Students to the Next Level

Most teachers have not had the opportunity to obtain expertise in the area of reading. This reading workshop provides a basic overview of the different components of reading, as well as teaching strategies for each area. Hands-on activities are incorporated into this reading workshop on how to teach fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Techniques such as the various types of word lists, the GIST, and SRQ3 are demonstrated. This workshop may be divided into any of the components of reading – phonemic awareness, word analysis and recognition, reading rate and fluency, spelling, background knowledge, word meaning and vocabulary, and comprehension skills - dependent on the needs of the participants.

Length: 

6 hours or 3 hour workshops for individual components of reading     

Audience:  Open

Contact:   Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                                    Back to Top

Content Area: Science

Title:  Surrounded by Science

How can you teach science without a lab? Learn how to use common things from everyday life to teach the basic concepts of physical, earth/space, and life sciences, as well as how to teach your students to apply the Scientific Method. This workshop will provide you with hands-on experiences (and experiments). You will also learn basic content knowledge, such as how to read a Periodic Table and of course, Newton’s Laws of Motion.

Length: 

6 hours

Audience: 

ABE and GED Instructors

Contact:   Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                                    Back to Top

Content Area: Social Studies

Title:  Where Do I Begin? - The Wonderful World of Social Studies

Where do you begin when teaching Social Studies? How can you cover the history of the world, political and economic systems, and the geography of our planet in less than two hours a week? This workshop will provide you with activities on how to teach conceptually. Experience such activities as History Jeopardy, What Case Am I, Where in the World? and One Moment in Time. You will leave this workshop with hands-on activities to take back to your classroom for the different areas of the GED Social Studies Test.

Length: 

3 - 6 hours

Audience: 

ABE, GED, High School Instructors

Contact:   Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                                    Back to Top

Content Area:  Standards-based Instruction

Title:  Standards-based Approach to Teaching and Learning

EFF's teaching/learning cycle show how content standards can be integrated and aligned with student goals, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  Guiding questions and sample tools to assist the teacher in designing student-centered learning activities accompany each step of the cycle.          `

Length:  1 - 2 days

Audience:  Adult Education Instructors

Contact:  EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance, Diane Gardner  dgardner@utk.edu (865) 974-8426

Content Area:  Technology

 

Title:  Effective Searching Strategies

The Internet opens up a world of possibilities for you and your student. This hands on presentation focuses on how to use the Internet as a resource for you and your students. Participants discuss Boolean commands and other power searching strategies as they work through narrowing their search terms. Time is built in for participants to conduct their own search for materials on the Internet.

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:   Dr. Debra L. Hargrove dlhargrove@aol.com (813) 657-0789

Content Area:  Technology

 

Title:  WebQuests ~ Making Effective Use of the Internet

With so many resources out on the Internet, many students can be bombarded with information overload.  This workshop introduces participants to WebQuests, online inquiry focused activities.  WebQuests not only consist primarily of online exploration, but also include discussion questions that engage the student in high order thinking. Participants will be provided with an overview of webquests and work in groups to begin creating their own.

Length:  can vary - 2 hours to full day

Audience:  Teachers

Contact:   Dr. Debra L. Hargrove dlhargrove@aol.com (813) 657-0789

Content Area:  Technology

 

Title:  Introduction to Dreamweaver

Participants in this workshop gain a basic understanding of one of the most widely used web developing software packages. Novices will leave this workshop having created their own webpage using images, lists and colors.

Length:  2 - 3 hours

Audience:  open

Contact:   Dr. Debra L. Hargrove dlhargrove@aol.com (813) 657-0789

Content Area:  Technology

 

Title:  Help, I’m Unplugged!

Ever come across any of these messages? “Please download the proper plug-in before proceeding,” “You will need to download Adobe Acrobat before opening this file” “Quicktime is required in order to view this movie.”  ARGHH!! Had enough?  This workshop is designed to show participants how to download all those little bells and whistles so they can start taking charge of their computer instead of it taking charge of them!

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  open

Contact:   Dr. Debra L. Hargrove dlhargrove@aol.com (813) 657-0789

Content Area:  Technology

 

Title:  Maintaining Your Techno-Sanity!

Using your desktop as a catch-all, filled with downloadable files, images and reports put there so you’d remember where they are? Pretty soon you’ll run out of space and then what will you do? Notice the computer isn’t running as efficiently as the day you took it out of the box? Temporary files and cached files can slow down your computers performance. Participants in this workshop will learn new skills on keeping a clean desktop and maintaining a healthy computer.

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  open

Contact:    Dr. Debra L. Hargrove dlhargrove@aol.com (813) 657-0789

Content Area: Technology

Title:  High Interest Materials for the Uninterested

This hands-on workshop requires a technology lab. Learn how to teach through the use of high interest materials including webquests in all of the different academic areas. Adult students need to be involved in order to learn. The use of high interest materials is one way to get started.

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:   Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                                    Back to Top

Content Area: Technology

Title:  The Wonderful World Wide Web!

This workshop requires the use of a technology lab. Explore some of the wonderful sites on the World Wide Web to enhance your students’ learning environment. From writing essays to grammar games to critical thinking activities to dissecting a real frog to lesson plans and sites in every type of subject area – this interactive workshop gives you sites to visit and techniques for finding excellence on the Internet.

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  Open

Contact:   Susan K. Pittman skptvs@aol.com (561) 204-5060; Bonnie Vondracek bv73008@aol.com (305) 442-0788                                                                                                    Back to Top

Content Area:  Technology

 

Title:  PowerPoint

Participants in these workshops will receive an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and learn how to create their own presentation, using colors, images and slide animations.

Length:  3 hours

Audience:  open

Contact:     Dr. Debra L. Hargrove dlhargrove@aol.com (813) 657-0789                   

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