"App to Speed" Learning Circles webinar on April 29th at 2:00 ET; follow-up discussion here
Submitted by David J. Rosen on April 18, 2019 - 9:05am
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Hello Integrating Technology and Program Management Colleagues,
On Monday, April 29th, at 2:00 PM ET, join the LINCS Community for a 50-minute webinar on “App to Speed” Learning Circles for ESL/ESOL and ABE programs; Following the webinar, an asynchronous discussion will take place for at least one day in the Integrating Technology and Program Management groups. To join the webinar, please register.
An App to Speed Learning Circle helps adult learners access online learning apps on their smartphones. It enables adult learners to download and competently use apps for adult literacy, ESL/ESOL, or other adult basic or secondary skills. The App to Speed Learning Circle approach can help adult learners use apps to:
- supplement their in-class learning,
- make progress before enrolling in a class,
- continue learning during an absence, or
- participate in a distance learning capacity.
Webinar attendees will learn how to organize and deliver App to Speed Learning Circles and where to find materials for learning-circle facilitator training.
Instructors and program managers in ABE, ESOL/ESL, and technology-focused programs
English language learners, adult basic education, adult secondary education, workforce, and career pathways students
Presenter and Moderator
David J. Rosen is the moderator of the LINCS Program Management and Integrating Technology groups. He was the evaluator of the World Education- and P2PU-sponsored English Now! pilot project, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, that tested and improved learning circles to help adult learners on waiting lists for English language classes in five pilot project sites, in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island; he has also served as an advisor for the scale-up of this project. Recently David has developed a new kind of learning circle called “App to Speed” to help libraries and adult basic education programs to help adult learners, and other community members, to use their smartphones effectively for learning English and improving adult basic skills. As Moderator, David will facilitate the asynchronous follow-up discussion in these two LINCS groups.
One week prior to the webinar, a list of resources, including adult literacy and ESOL/ESL apps, will be posted in the LINCS Community Program Management Group and the LINCS Community Integrating Technology Group. A thread for the discussion will be started to promote the activity and allow participants to ask initial questions.
To participate in this activity, attendees must be a member of the LINCS Community and a member of either the Integrating Technology or Program Management group. (Current Community and group members can simply log in to their account.)
- Register for the webinar and join at 2:00 on Monday, April 29th, 2019
- Join the LINCS Community
- Join one of the host groups:
- Access the group’s discussion thread:
Participants requiring special accommodations or with additional questions can call 301-828-1526 or email Stephen Coleman 7-10 days in advance. We will do our best to assist you.
Post Activity/Follow-up Materials
A summary of the discussion, as well as any follow-up materials, will be posted in the online discussion post-activity thread after the webinar and the asynchronous discussion conclude.
David J. Rosen, Moderator
LINCS CoP Integrating Technology and Program Management groups