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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#

  • Please mute your phone line to minimize background noise.

  • Do not place the call on hold or take another call. Hang up and call back, if needed.

  • Presentation materials are on the GALIS “Help” page under Technically Speaking

  • Technical Difficulties? Email [email protected]

  • 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.


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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.


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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.




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
21 ESL&EL/Civicsst Century Skills

  • Technology is here to stay


Hands on tech
Hands on Tech ESL&EL/Civics

  • Meet the students where they are


Preparing assignments
Preparing assignments ESL&EL/Civics

  • 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 ESL&EL/Civics

SkillsTutor

Read On!

Rosetta Stone

USA Learns

KeyTrain

Khan Academy


El civics online resources
EL/Civics Online Resources ESL&EL/Civics

  • http://www.uscis.gov

  • http://www.elcivics.com

  • http://www.pasingcitizenshipexam.com

  • http://uscitizenpod.com


Skills tutor home page
Skills Tutor Home Page ESL&EL/Civics


Pretest and posttest
Pretest and Posttest ESL&EL/Civics


Activities aligned with the state standards
Activities Aligned with the State ESL&EL/CivicsStandards


Basic skills lessons
Basic Skills Lessons ESL&EL/Civics




Teacher s home page
Teacher’s Home Page ESL&EL/Civics


Class reports
Class Reports ESL&EL/Civics


Teacher s home page1
Teacher’s Home Page ESL&EL/Civics


Help page
Help Page ESL&EL/Civics


Read on
Read On! ESL&EL/Civics


Read on1
Read On! ESL&EL/Civics


In class software p rograms
In Class Software ESL&EL/CivicsPrograms


The student learns to speak instinctively by experiencing the world around them
The student ESL&EL/Civicslearns to speak instinctively by experiencing the world around them.


Collaborative activities
Collaborative ESL&EL/CivicsActivities


Keytrain
KeyTrain ESL&EL/Civics


Celebrate success
Celebrate Success!! ESL&EL/Civics


Questions for the Presenters ESL&EL/Civics

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Contact information
Contact Information ESL&EL/Civics


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