I discovered this reosurce for health literach and ESL learners. I invite you to explore this content and identify how you may consider using it with students. Is this someting you can replicate at your own program?
I wanted to draw your attention to an upcoming LINCS discussion in the PD group. While the focus on this discussion is on ESL instruction, I find the PD model fascinating. Videos of teachers in class leading discussions and activities were recorded and then framed with tips and strategies so ESL teachers who had barriers to participation in PD would have easy access to best-practices. I invite you to follow and engage in this discussion and at the end, I'd like to get your feedback on if this model is something you can re-create for any of your PD trainings.
Truespel is a free phonetic resource based on phonics that can replace the IPA for US English pronunciation. It can be learned in an hour by literate folks using tutorials at truespel.com and using the free two-way converter there. Once they master the pronunciation of each of the 40 sounds of US English (and a stress and glottal stop rule), ELL's can say any word correctly when reading truespel phonetics. They can write what they hear as well. The science behind truespel is here http://justpaste.it/truescience .
I want to call your attention to a free LINCS Learner Web professional development web site sponsored by Literacyworks. The site includes Learning Plans (individually-paced curricula) that in this case focus on adult literacy education professional development. Each Learning Plan is driven by a learning goal. Current goals include: