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1 WELCOME TO (type program name) (Copy picture of program sign or logo) Created 11/21/11

2 (Paste Picture of staff)

3 (LIST ALL STAFF, NAME, PHONE AND ADDRESS) (Type staff name, title) (phone #) ( address) (LIST ALL STAFF, NAME, PHONE AND ADDRESS) (Type staff name, title) (phone #) ( address)

4 (Type schedule of days/times/locations of classes or labs) (BELOW IS JUST AN EXAMPLE) Monday10:00 – 12:00 12:30 – 3:00 1:00 – 3:00 5:30 – 8:00 6:00 – 8:00 Learning LAB GED Class GED Class – Scroggins GED Class ESL Class TuesdaySame as Monday WednesdaySame as Monday but without ESL Evening Class ThursdaySame as Monday FridayNo Classes

5 What is Adult Education? Upgrade Your Math or Reading Skills Earn Your GED Learn English Prepare for College or Work Place Enrich Your Life Much more!

6 WE OFFER MORE THAN A GED ENGLISH CLASSES COMPASS/ ACT PREP COLLEGE INFORMATION ON-LINE GED PREP WIN/ WORK KEYS GED CLASSES WORKPLACE SKILLS (KEC CERT.) What are you here for?

7 GOALS !!! What is your goal? Is your goal ACHIEVABLE ? Is your goal INCREMENTAL ? Is your goal MEASURABLE ?

8 A.I.M. – SETTING GOALS  A Achievable  I Incremental  M Measureable  A Achievable  I Incremental  M Measureable

9 NOW IT IS TIME TO ACHIEVE What is one thing you hope to achieve by getting your GED? How will this change your life?

10 What can a GED do for you? General Educational Development 1 of 8 High School Diplomas is a GED Accepted at colleges & most branches of military GED graduate, on average, earns $8K more/year than non graduate

11 Student Pictures (insert any student pictures of program/student events at your center)

12 GED HISTORY Began in 1949 Estimated 15 million graduates of the program Worldwide more than 800,000 adults take test every year Five separate tests – Writing Test – Social Studies – Science – Interpreting Literature – Mathematics Available in English, Spanish, French, large-print, audiocassette, and Braille Who are some famous GED graduates? – Bill Cosby – Michael J. Fox – Waylon Jennings – Mary Lou Retton – Dave Thomas – Wendy’s founder Began in 1949 Estimated 15 million graduates of the program Worldwide more than 800,000 adults take test every year Five separate tests – Writing Test – Social Studies – Science – Interpreting Literature – Mathematics Available in English, Spanish, French, large-print, audiocassette, and Braille Who are some famous GED graduates? – Bill Cosby – Michael J. Fox – Waylon Jennings – Mary Lou Retton – Dave Thomas – Wendy’s founder

13 Overview of Tests TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) OPT (Official Practice Test) GED (General Educational Development)

14 Determines your overall skill level. Identifies strengths & weaknesses to create a study program for YOU. Retesting is conducted periodically to check your progress. TABE Test for Adult Basic Education

15 Start where you are…

16 PROGRESS TOWARD GED HIGH ADULT SECONDARY ( READY FOR OPT) LOW ADULT SECONDARY HIGH INTERMEDIATE ABE LOW INTERMEDIATE ABE BEGINNING ABE BEGINNING LITERACY

17 OPT Official Practice Test Five Tests – Language Arts Reading – Social Studies – Science – Language Arts Writing – Math Highest score possible is 800 points. To be “certified” to take GED test – need at least 410 points on EACH test AND average of 450 points overall = 2250 points Exposes you to GED level questions and time limits

18 Let’s look at the GED test information. (everyone should have a copy of the Newspaper)

19 GED General Educational Development Just like OPT, but twice as long Same score requirements Only retest in the subjects you don’t pass 7 hours, 5 minutes long GED test fee is $60 for entire battery (or $30 per sub- session)

20 STEPS TO OBTAINING YOUR GED TAKE GED TEST!!!! PASS OPT WITH 410 OR ABOVE ON ALL SUBJECTS POST-TEST IN TABE AND ACHIEVE GAINS ATTEND CLASSES & WORK TOWARD GOALS ENROLLMENT AND ORIENTATION

21 LEARNING STYLES DO YOU KNOW YOUR LEARNING STYLE?

22 Different Learning Styles Visual Learners – learn by seeing and looking Auditory Learners – learn by hearing and listening Kinesthetic Learners – learn by experiencing and doing

23 LEARNING ACCOMMODATIONS/ADAPTATIONS We can provide accommodations and adaptations based on DOCUMENTATION. How? – Medical Doctor – IEP (Individual Education Plan) from High School – Documentation by a licensed psychologist – Vocational Rehabilitation documentation LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE……. We can provide accommodations and adaptations based on DOCUMENTATION. How? – Medical Doctor – IEP (Individual Education Plan) from High School – Documentation by a licensed psychologist – Vocational Rehabilitation documentation LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE…….

24 What are Accommodations? Extra time given on the GED test – 1 ½ times – 2 times Scribe Calculator for Part I of the Math Use of talking calculator Audiocassette recording of test Private Room for testing

25 What are Adaptations? Color filters to see print better Large pen to write Magnifier to see print better Squeeze balls or fidgety items for attention issues Large print Reading glasses Typoscope

26 YOUR CHALLENGE AND RESPONSIBILITY Attend Class Regularly Prepare for Class Perceive instructors as experts Adhere to a study routine Learn good study strategies Take responsibility for your own learning * The average full-time college freshman course load: 22 tests, 2 oral presentations, 13 formal papers, 20 quizzes, 3674 pages of reading – Are you Prepared??? Attend Class Regularly Prepare for Class Perceive instructors as experts Adhere to a study routine Learn good study strategies Take responsibility for your own learning * The average full-time college freshman course load: 22 tests, 2 oral presentations, 13 formal papers, 20 quizzes, 3674 pages of reading – Are you Prepared???

27 STUDENT CONTRACT Paste copy of your centers student contract

28 TIME MANAGEMENT 1. Be Organized. 2. Plan Ahead (Schedule it and it will happen!) 3. Prioritize Your Tasks. 4. Avoid Overload. 5. Practice Effective Study Techniques. 6. Be Able to be Flexible. 7. Have a Vision (why are you doing all of this?)

29 ATTENDANCE AND REWARDS ( Insert your centers attendance and/or incentive plan ) Hours for attendance earned by:  Attending Class  Completing and turning in Homework Assignments  Participating in on-line study through ITTS, GED Connection and other various programs  Working in computer lab toward GED or NCRC Certificate Hours for attendance earned by:  Attending Class  Completing and turning in Homework Assignments  Participating in on-line study through ITTS, GED Connection and other various programs  Working in computer lab toward GED or NCRC Certificate

30 Career Readiness Program F R E E !! WIN WorkKeys Assessment National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

31 National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)

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33 Let’s Do the Following: Create Account Review ITTS Program KET Connection Website Create Account Review ITTS Program KET Connection Website

34 WE’VE COVERED Power Point Presentation and Introductions Names (table tents) Staff and program offerings Times and days learning center is opened Goal Setting History of the GED (newspapers) TABE, OPT & GED test information, your TABE scores Learning Styles Learning Accommodations/Adaptations Student Contract of Commitment Time Management Attendance and Incentives Work Keys and NCRC (sign up sheet) account, sign-up and review ITTS, & GED Connection GED Graduation (June 2012) Orientation Scavenger Hunt

35 Congratulations Graduate!  GED Graduation is held every Spring.  Family and Friends will gather to celebrate and honor your success.  Notification will be sent to you in April about graduation dates/times.  GED Graduation is held every Spring.  Family and Friends will gather to celebrate and honor your success.  Notification will be sent to you in April about graduation dates/times.

36 ORIENTATION SCAVENGER HUNT CAN YOU FIND YOUR WAY?

37 REFLECTION/EVALUATION What did you learn? Would you like more information? What did you like? What would you change?

38 QUESTIONS


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