Currently listed topics are: Assessment, Corrections, EL/Civics,
ESL, ESL Bridge to Academics, Goal Setting,
Health, History, LD, Math, Money,
Newspapers/Current Events, Parents/Children,
Post Secondary Transition,
Professional Development, Reading,
Retention, Technology, Work,
Workplace/Workforce, and Writing.
Resource Bank is a Web site containing links
to resources for each of
the 110 skill-and-knowledge descriptors of
the Professional Development<
Self-Assessment. Resources for each
descriptor are organized by the
four strands: Self-Study, Collaboration with
Workshops/Trainings/Conferences, and Courses
If you are looking for resources and
publications that are by, for,
and/or about adult education and related
topics in Colorado, visit Focus
on Colorado Publications at :
Also check out
- Yes, it's K-12, and I've recommended it before. I just got this link
on that site, with loads of spatial math activities.
Love it. Use the idea with any age group. Substitute the shapes with
other items of interest to students. I subscribed to the "everything"
access, but there are many things that are free. This link appear to be.
- edHelper basic subscription - US$19.99 per year
edHelper everything subscription - US$39.98 per year
http://www.cdlponline.org/ - Stories, stories, and stories
and more stories. The home page gives you a great menu from
which to choose: housing, working, family, school, health and
safety, money, and more. Each link will take you to a long list
of stories, with sound and activities for adults. The best part?
They are written and about the 6th grade reading level if not
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp - I don't think I have
mentioned this site before. What a kick. Zoom in on different
body parts using English or Spanish.
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/adulted/lessons.html - This
is a good browse with lots of fun ideas and animations. Can you
believe it? It's for adults! Well, for the most part.. Get your
Flash downloaded and enjoy.
- I found several of these engaging. Click on the Essay Map, or
Shape Poems, and more. I don't know how to play NIM, but I'll
have a student teach me from
Hundreds of interactive activities for all ages and abilities,
including super basic ESL.
More to come in the next issue!
Hybrid Instruction for Your Professional Health
In the last issue, you read about the hybrid learning
opportunities that are now being offered to you, free of charge!
You are invited to participate in ongoing sessions, tailored to
you, in response to the Self-Assessment Survey which you
completed a few months ago. We will use GoToMeeting software and
phone connectivity, which allows you to see my computer, and I
yours, and to dialogue about issues. Each session will also have
an online segment to give you a chance to interact with the
materials before we "meet."
Each session, or topic, will require about 3 hours of
participation: 2 hours online and 1 hour on phone/computer
You or your program will be charged the cost of the
long distance call by your carrier. If you have several people,
you might consider a phone pod to minimize cost. If you are
really, really strapped for
money, I'll send your program a phone
credit card number that you may use for the call. Alternatively,
take a few minutes to sign up for one of the many Internet phone
services available. Many are free! The reception is super clear
and effective. (See next topic.)
The entire course includes six of the topics you requested: Major Philosophies of Adult Ed
Learning Styles and Strategies,
Youth in Adult Ed,
Web Sites and Software for Adult Learners,
Using technology with Adult Learners, and
The entire course will require 18 hours of participation, but
you may select individual topics instead of the whole series.
You will be awarded PD points as follows:
- 5 or
6 of topics, 15 points
- 3 or
4 topics, 10 points
- 1 or
2 topics, 5 points
If anyone wants or needs
graduate credit, I will work with Adams State to award 1
graduate credit hour for course completion.
Click on the link to
read the course syllabus. SYLLABUS
To participate, copy and paste
the topics below into an email to me (email@example.com),
and check those sessions you want to attend. Add comments as you
wish. When we have five participants for any topic, I
will send you information on how to enter our online classroom
to start the class.
- Major Philosophies of Adult Ed - June 18-24
- Learning Styles and Strategies - June 25 - July 1
- Youth in Adult Ed - July 2-8
- Web Sites and Software for Adult Learners - July 9-15
- Using technology with Adult Learners - July 16 - 23
- Study Skills
- July 23-30
These sessions will continue to be offered
throughout the remaining year and next, depending on your
interest and participation.
We will rely heavily on the resources listed
in this month's featured site,
Internet Phone Service
Internet calls have come a long way and is
only getting better. Want to make a free call to anyone,
anywhere in the world? Dial her phone from your computer and
start talking. AOL gives it to you free if you call
others on the list.
Skype is a super deal. For $29.95 per year, you get unlimited
calls in the US. You will pay as low as 2.1 cents a minute
anywhere in the world. I've tried it and the quality equals a
regular call. For Skype, go to
http://www.skype.com/products/skypeout/ and skypeout!
Click on the link below to open the next ebook in our series:
You may run the program, or select the
"save" option to load it onto your computer. Enjoy! (NOTE: The
program may open behind this screen.)
your ideas for future issues!