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Technical college system of georgia office of adult education january 29 2014

Technical College System of Georgia

Office of Adult Education

January 29, 2014

Distance Education and Technology-based Opportunities for ESL & EL/Civics


Technical housekeeping

Technical Housekeeping

  • At 2:00 pm call 1-866-590-5055 and enter access code 8019870#

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  • Stay tuned at the end for a link to an online evaluation form and information about the next Technically Speaking.


Teleconference overview

Teleconference Overview

  • Introduction – Charita Boles, GPS Coordinator

  • Presenters

    • Charita Boles– Grant Program Support Coordinator, Office of Adult Education

    • Rosa Hubbard– ESL Instructor, Central Georgia Technical College

  • Questions of Presenters

  • Sharing from Others

  • Closing Remarks – Charita Boles


What is distance education

What is distance education?

Distance education is formal learning activity where students and instructors are separated by geography, time or both for the majority of the instructional period.


Distance education materials

Distance Education Materials

Distance learning materials are delivered through a variety of media including, but not limited to, print, audio recording, videotape, broadcasts, computer software, web-based programs, and other online technology. Teachers support distance learners through communication via mail, telephone, email or online technologies and software.


How to count contact hours

How to count contact hours?

The Clock Time Modelassigns contact hours based on the elapse time that a learner is connected to, or engaged in an online or stand alone software program that tracks time.


How to count contact hours1

How to count contact hours?

The Learner Mastery Modelassigns a fixed number of hours of credit based on the learner passing a test on the content of each lesson. Learners work with the curriculum and materials and when they feel they have mastered the material, take a test. A high percentage of correct answers (typically 70%-80%) earn the credit hours attached to the material.


How to count contact hours2

How to count contact hours?

The Teacher Verification Modelassigns a fixed number of hours of credit for each assignment based on teacher determination of the extent to which a learner engaged in, or completed, the assignment.


What s approved

What’s Approved

And ESL!


What s approved1

What’s Approved


Why include technology

Why include technology?

  • 21st Century Employment Skills

  • Makes tasks authentic & challenging

  • Support the diverse needs of adult learners including family digital literacy


Why include technology1

Why include technology ?

  • Real life experience

  • Extends time devoted project

  • Supports collaborative work

  • Inexpensive, multiplatform

  • Help break down the digital divide


Integration of technology

Integration of Technology

  • Create a technology needs assessment of your site/program.

    • What technological resources are available?

    • Is Wi-Fi available? Are students allowed access?

    • What types of technology (software and hardware) do I currently use in teaching?

    • How frequently are my students using technology in their daily lives?


Integration of technology1

Integration of Technology

How do you include technology in your practice?

  • Find a tool and figure out how to use it with your students/staff

  • Think about what you already do with your students/staff and then how technology could deepen or expand on the lesson

  • Think of a challenging task and how technology might help


Results

Results

Infusing technology and using distance education with ESL and EL/Civics students will help improve student retention and educational gain.


Distance education and technology based opportunities for esl el civics

Distance Education and Technology-based Opportunities for ESL&EL/Civics

  • Distance education overview

  • Distance online programs

  • In classroom software programs

  • Online Civics resources


21 st century skills

21st Century Skills

  • Technology is here to stay


Hands on tech

Hands on Tech

  • Meet the students where they are


Preparing assignments

Preparing assignments

  • A is for appropriate

  • B is for benefits

  • C is for clear


Software programs and online resources for esl el civics

Software Programs and Online Resources for ESL & EL/Civics

SkillsTutor

Read On!

Rosetta Stone

USA Learns

KeyTrain

Khan Academy


El civics online resources

EL/Civics Online Resources

  • http://www.uscis.gov

  • http://www.elcivics.com

  • http://www.pasingcitizenshipexam.com

  • http://uscitizenpod.com


Skills tutor home page

Skills Tutor Home Page


Pretest and posttest

Pretest and Posttest


Activities aligned with the state standards

Activities Aligned with the State Standards


Basic skills lessons

Basic Skills Lessons


Reading comprehension

Reading Comprehension


Language arts activities

Language Arts Activities


Teacher s home page

Teacher’s Home Page


Class reports

Class Reports


Teacher s home page1

Teacher’s Home Page


Help page

Help Page


Read on

Read On!


Read on1

Read On!


In class software p rograms

In Class Software Programs


The student learns to speak instinctively by experiencing the world around them

The student learns to speak instinctively by experiencing the world around them.


Collaborative activities

CollaborativeActivities


Keytrain

KeyTrain


Celebrate success

Celebrate Success!!


Distance education and technology based opportunities for esl el civics

Questions for the Presenters

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Distance education and technology based opportunities for esl el civics

Sharing of Ideas from other Adult Education Professionals


Contact information

Contact Information


Distance education and technology based opportunities for esl el civics

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