Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 28

WELCOME TO THE ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY: MATH EDITION ! PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 80 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

WELCOME TO THE ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY: MATH EDITION !. Debbie Char Assistant Professor of Mathematics Developmental Math Coordinator St. Louis Community College [email protected] THINK HEALTHCARE WORKERS DON’T NEED MATH ?. Think again!.

Download Presentation

WELCOME TO THE ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY: MATH EDITION !

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

WELCOME TO THE ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY: MATH EDITION!

Debbie Char

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Developmental Math Coordinator

St. Louis Community College

[email protected]


Think healthcare workers don t need math

THINK HEALTHCARE WORKERS DON’T NEED MATH?

Think again!


The patient s headache began at 1330 it s now 0200

The patient’s headache began at 1330. It’s now 0200.

How long has he had the headache?


The newborn weighs 3 7 kilograms should we worry

The newborn weighs 3.7 kilograms. Should we worry?


The surgery costs 7500 insurance pays 80 after a 500 copay how much will the patient owe

The surgery costs $7500. Insurance pays 80% after a $500 copay. How much will the patient owe?


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

5mg of medication must be given for every kilogram a patient weighs. Is 250 mg a reasonable dose for a 120-lb woman?


The patient s temperature is 37 degrees should we call the doctor

The patient’s temperature is 37 degrees. Should we call the doctor?


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

A patient exercises for ¾ of an hour every day for a week.Has she exercised for 4 hours as she promised her doctor?


The mean age for onset of a disease is 15 can a 5 year old get the disease

The mean age for onset of a disease is 15. Can a 5-year-old get the disease?


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

As many as

3,000 to 6,800 deaths are caused annually by medication math errors.

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW MATH!


But not everyone is ready

But not everyone is ready

for the math required in Healthcare

training courses


So we created the adult learning academy

So we created theADULT LEARNING ACADEMY

(ALA)


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

ALA:

COMPASS TEST PLACES STUDENTS INTO ONE OR BOTH SUBJECTS

Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW)

MATH 020


How we do math in the ala

HOW WE DO MATH in the ALA...


We run year round

We run year-round...


A new cohort begins every 2 weeks our 16 cohorts so far total 168 students

A new cohort begins every 2 weeks. Our 16 cohorts so far total 168 students.


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

SELF-PACED

Students have taken from 1 to 22 weeks to complete ALA Pre-Algebra (Math 020), Average completion time: 5 – 6 weeks.


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

CONTEXTUALIZED

All word problems are related to healthcare.


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

MODULARIZED,

COMPETENCY-BASED

Eight modules:

a student must score at least 75% on the test for one module before continuing to the next.


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

INTENSIVE

Students are expected to spend at least 20 hours per week in the ALA (including Reading, Writing, and Math)


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

OPEN-SOURCE VIDEOS

Khan Academy math videos and practice exercises are available free of charge, anywhere a student has internet access.


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

HANDS-ON, SMALL-GROUP WORKSHOPS

Workshops provide an overview of each unit, offering hands-on activities and emphasizing important points in the unit.


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

PERSONAL ATTENTION

At least one Instructor or Educational Assistant is available five days a week to answer questions.


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

MOHEALTHWINS ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY

PRE-ALGEBRA

FLOWCHART


The first thirteen cohorts

The First Thirteen Cohorts

Between February 11 and August 23, 2013, 135 students started Math ALA. Here are their results:

61% completed all 8 units

Mean time to completion: 5.6 weeks

Mean improvement in Compass score: 21.5 points


Welcome to the adult learning academy math edition

We have expanded the ALA to include an Elementary Algebracourse in the same format!


We are so excited

We are so excited!


Questions comments suggestions

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

This material is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0.  This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.


  • Login