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1 Technical College System of Georgia Office of Adult Education January 29, 2014

2 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 Stay tuned at the end for a link to an online evaluation form and information about the next Technically Speaking. 2

3 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 3

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5 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. 5

6 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. 6

7 How to count contact hours? The Clock Time Model assigns 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. 7

8 How to count contact hours? The Learner Mastery Model assigns 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. 8

9 How to count contact hours? The Teacher Verification Model assigns 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. 9

10 Whats Approved 10 And ESL!

11 Whats Approved 11

12 Why include technology? 21 st Century Employment Skills Makes tasks authentic & challenging 12 Support the diverse needs of adult learners including family digital literacy

13 Why include technology ? Real life experience Extends time devoted project Supports collaborative work Inexpensive, multiplatform Help break down the digital divide 13

14 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? 14

15 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 15

16 Results Infusing technology and using distance education with ESL and EL/Civics students will help improve student retention and educational gain. 16

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18 Distance Education and Technology- based Opportunities for ESL&EL/Civics Distance education overview Distance online programs In classroom software programs Online Civics resources 18

19 21 st Century Skills Technology is here to stay 19

20 Hands on Tech Meet the students where they are 20

21 Preparing assignments A is for appropriate B is for benefits C is for clear 21

22 Software Programs and Online Resources for ESL & EL/Civics SkillsTutor Read On! Rosetta Stone USA Learns KeyTrain Khan Academy 22

23 EL/Civics Online Resources 23

24 Skills Tutor Home Page 24

25 Pretest and Posttest 25

26 Activities Aligned with the State Standards 26

27 Basic Skills Lessons 27

28 Reading Comprehension 28

29 Language Arts Activities 29

30 Teachers Home Page 30

31 Class Reports 31

32 Teachers Home Page 32

33 Help Page 33

34 Read On! 34

35 Read On! LevelReading Level#of Words#of Cycles RAFoundation 100 15 AA1.0 to 2.5 322 30 BA2.0 to 3.5 498 30 CA3.0 to 4.5 575 30 DA4.0 to 5.5 400 20 EA5.0 to 6.5 400 20 FA6.0 to 7.5 400 20 GA7.0 to 8.5 400 20 HA8.0 to 9.5 400 20 IA9.0 to 10.5 400 20 35

36 In Class Software Programs 36

37 The student learns to speak instinctively by experiencing the world around them. 37

38 Collaborative Activities 38

39 KeyTrain 39

40 Celebrate Success!! 40

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42 42 Sharing of Ideas from other Adult Education Professionals

43 Contact Information Charita Boles, Grant Program Support Coordinator Technical College System of Georgia, Office of Adult Education Office: (404) 679-1628 Ms. Rosa Hubbard, ESL Instructor Central Georgia Technical College Office: (478) 757-6670 43

44 Thank you for your participation! Please complete an evaluation of this session at Next Technically Speaking: Summer 2014! 44

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