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DICP Resources: Designing Contextualized Instruction

This week the Career Pathways and the Postsecondary Completion Communities of Practice will be highlighting the resources from Adult Career Pathways dealing with Designing Contextualized Instruction.  As with the other topics we have featured from the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways (DICP) resources, we have a webcast, an online course, some articles from DICP newsletters, and several online resources to share from this collection.

DICP Resources: Developing Effective Bridge Programs

Developing Effective Bridge Programs, an online course, can help you develop and implement effective Adult Career Pathways bridge programs designed to help your adult learners master the basic skills they need to advance to the next level of education, training, or entry-level employment in career fields that are in local or regional demand. The course is self-paced and features three modules: (1) Understanding Bridge Programs; (2) Laying the Foundation; and (3) Developing the Curriculum. The course should take about 2 hours and 30 mins to complete.

Connecting Algebra to Economics - A Lesson using the Mathematical Practices and CCRS

Hello All!

I found this lesson that I did in class.  It is a customizable lesson complete with worksheet, data, graphs, etc.  The learners seemed to be engaged since it discussed iPhones and our learners seem to always have the best phones.  I have attached the link:

Online Course: Designing Contextualized Instruction

Update! The Adult Career Pathways online courses are now available on LINCS!

Wednesday Question: Addressing the Health Care Law in Literacy Classes?

Has anyone addressed the new health care law in adult education classes? I would love to hear what kind of help adult learners need, and what resources and strategies you have used to help them.

I am guessing that common issues may include:

Join us for an Informational Webinar on Designing Career Focused Basic Skills Instruction

Dear Colleagues,

Pre-College Academic Programming at LaGuardia Community College and the National College Transitions Network is proud to announce an informational webinar to be held this Friday, March 15th, 12:00-1:30pm EST, on our 2013 professional development course, Designing Career Focused Basic Skills Instruction for Adult Learners.

Grant Opportunity - Contextualized GED Program Development Grant


Dear Colleagues, 

I wanted to bring this exciting new grant opportunity to your attention. 

New Online Professional Development Courses Available

Spaces are available in the online courses Team Teaching an Integrated Curriculum to Accelerate Learning and Navigating Pathways to Opportunity, both previously only open to participants in the Accelerating Opportunities program. REGISTER by Monday, October 15. Group discounts are available for groups as small as just 2 people! You do not need to pay at time of registration.


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