I would really like to hear how other programs develop and run their volunteer tutor training. This has been a growing problem for our small center. All of our tutors are volunteers, we have no paid teachers. The no-shows on tutor training days is becoming a real problem.
Hello colleagues, My summer class with high beginners and low intermediate level learners will start in July. In this class, I would like to integrate some lessons that take learners outside the classroom to complete tasks. We know that when teachers bring the real world into the classrooms in a variety of ways by, for example, using authentic materials, inviting guest speakers, etc., this is valuable. It is also useful to offer opportunities for learners to complete tasks outside of the classroom.
Hello colleagues, Some of you-- especially if you have been involved in family literacy programming-- may be familiar with the claim made by Hart & Risley in a study conducted in 1992 that children who were born into welfare families were exposed to fewer words as babies and toddlers as compared to children born into middle class families. The researchers reported a gap of 30 million words between these two groups of children.
Georgia’s Office of Adult Education is accepting proposals for its 2018 Adult Education Fall Conference. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center and is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 18 and end Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Would you like to be a peer reviewer on federal grants? OCTAE is seeking reviewers for an apprenticeship grant competition to be held this summer. We need individuals with expertise in apprenticeship, work-based learning, career and technical education, STEM education, high schools, and community colleges.
Welcome to today’s author interview, with Diana Satin.
Many members already know Diana as part of the LINCS Community. For those who do not, Diana has worked in adult education for over 20 years, teaching and developing curriculum, on a variety of different topics. She is a previous Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Teacher of the Year, and has written and spoken widely on the field, across the U.S.