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.
As you take this course, you will become familiar with the key elements of a Bridge program, review some case studies about Bridge program design and implementation with reflection questions to deepen learning. You will have a chance to consider potential institutional and community partners to strengthen the program that you will be designing or improving, and examine regional factors that might influence and impact your program and your target student population etc. The course then progresses into curriculum design, and contextualization.
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You can access this course and other career pathway related-courses at the LINCS Learning Portal at http://courses.lincs.ed.gov. If this is your first time taking a course on the Portal then the system will ask you to register with a new userid and password. You could choose your existing LINCS userid and password for simplicity purposes.