Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom

Course Dates: February 23 - April 5, 2016

Format: Facilitated

Course Fee: $289


planningOur task here is to help adult students gain skills that can help them attain and succeed in the available jobs that pay family-sustaining wages. This course will help you guide students through a process that helps them set career goals and secure the educational services they need to pursue their personal and employment goals in the changing economy. The purpose of this course is to prepare you – instructors and counselors – to implement the Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom (ICA) Curriculum Guide within the context of your situation. The hands-on activities will increase your level of comfort and familiarity with the curriculum guide and the related topics.

By the end of the course, you will be able to: compare a variety of lessons and resources to assist students completing a Career and Education Planning Worksheet; complete a Lesson Planning Template that is tailored to the student levels, intensity of instruction, length of your program cycle and aligned, where applicable, to your state or program content standards; determine the preparation, classroom time, and resources that you will need in order to deliver the lessons that you’ve included in your Lesson Planning Template; apply a framework for setting a personal goal and discuss how you would introduce this framework to students; navigate, compare, and assess local and online resources; and list the education steps needed towards a credential in a specific career.

Required Text: None. ICA Curriculum Guide provided in downloadable format.

Course Instructor: Ellen Hewett

Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (24 hours total)

Completion Requirements:

Your work will be assessed on whether or not and to what extent you have completed the required assignments and postings (total of 75%) and completed the Final Lesson Planning Project (25%). If you score an 80% or above, you will successfully complete the course and earn a certificate of completion.

Certificate for Completion: Yes

Course Development:

This course was developed by Sandy Goodman at World Education.

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