E-Learning PD and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

As adult education makes the shift to more fully align with the workforce development system under the WIOA legislation, educators and administrators can benefit from World Education’s evidence-based E-Learning Professional Development.

Reach and effectively teach students with multiple barriers

Helping Students Stay: Exploring Program and Classroom Persistence Strategies
By addressing the barriers adults face to return to and stay in school, educators improve both student outcomes and program quality.  

Addressing the Impact of Chronic Stress on Learning in the ABE/ESOL Classroom
Serving students with varied and challenging personal issues can make progress on educational goals extra difficult. Teachers can examine their own roles as well as how to access community supports for their students.

Differentiated Instruction
Adult educators almost always face many different levels of learners in their classrooms, with all the attendant difficulties in teaching. Mastering techniques to differentiate instruction can help all learners reach their goals.

Workforce preparation, college and career readiness

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom
Students need to be able to set career goals and understand the academic services they will need to reach these goals. Teachers can leverage the comprehensive Integrating Career Awareness Curriculum to incorporate these activities into their classrooms.

College Readiness for Adults: Beyond Academic Preparation
Adult learners need support preparing for the next stage beyond their high school equivalency credential, whether headed on to college or to the workforce. Academic preparation is always important for student success but it is not enough. True readiness encompasses career, college, academic and personal readiness skills.

Implement integrated education and training (IET)

Contextualized Instruction
Contextualized instruction helps students develop academic skills and career awareness of current industry and sector-focused issues simultaneously.

Team Teaching an Integrated Curriculum
Working together, basic skills and professional-technical instructor teams can provide low-skilled adults with the basic and workforce skills they need to succeed along their chosen career pathways

Integrate math in English language instruction

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations
Math skills are valuable for employment, academics, and daily life. Teachers of English language learners can identify where, when, and how it makes sense to include math in lessons while continuing to focus on language acquisition and effective communication.

Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy
Learning gaps and previous experience in math education affect the way we teach and learn about math. Addressing issues in numeracy helps prepare learners for future success with math.

Infuse technology, blended, and distance learning in instruction

Blended and Project-Based Learning
Using a blending learning approach with project-based learning allows teachers to introduce their classes to problem-solving tasks, enhance learners’ critical thinking, and improve students’ research and communication skill, leveraging both face-to-face and online learning options.

Blended Learning for English Language Learners
English language learners can benefit from the many online tools currently available and blended learning can give them the best of both worlds.

Coordinate with support services

Finding True North: Role of the Navigator
Navigators coordinate and provide services that supplement academic instruction, which can improve learner persistence and success.

Navigating Pathways to Opportunity: Comprehensive Student Supports
Navigators can hone their skills by exploring strategies for identifying and engaging adult learners’ aspirations, addressing barriers, and building a comprehensive network of support to promote persistence.

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