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1 Workplace Essential Skills A Project Of LiteracyLink For training contact: Ann Marie Przybyl For training contact: Ann Marie Przybyl For pricing and purchasing contact: For pricing and purchasing contact: Tony & Sue Buttino Tony & Sue Buttino

2 Goals of the Training Familiarize participants with the resources (video, print, and online) and understand how they work together Familiarize participants with the resources (video, print, and online) and understand how they work together Determine how to use these resources to meet the needs of job seekers Determine how to use these resources to meet the needs of job seekers

3 LiteracyLinks Vision Access - Anywhere, Any Time Access - Anywhere, Any Time Relevance- for the Learner and the Workforce Relevance- for the Learner and the Workforce Exposure to Technology Exposure to Technology Flexibility for Programs and Learners Flexibility for Programs and Learners Accountability- Correlation to GED, CASAS, TABE Accountability- Correlation to GED, CASAS, TABE

4 Workplace Essential Skills teaches the attitudes and competencies necessary for success at work. teaches the attitudes and competencies necessary for success at work. demonstrates basic skills and illustrates how those skills are to be used in realistic workplace settings including construction, manufacturing, health care, and retail/service industries. demonstrates basic skills and illustrates how those skills are to be used in realistic workplace settings including construction, manufacturing, health care, and retail/service industries. Gives low-skill adults confidence and models Gives low-skill adults confidence and models self-improvement and successful employment self-improvement and successful employment

5 Workplace Essential Skills provides motivational, step by step information on how to find and keep a job and focuses on workers from all walks of life, from a rural teenager seeking a career, to a welfare mother learning how to get back into the workforce provides motivational, step by step information on how to find and keep a job and focuses on workers from all walks of life, from a rural teenager seeking a career, to a welfare mother learning how to get back into the workforce

6 Workplace Essential Skills teaches the basic skills to succeed in life, whether it is the first step towards your GED, writing an effective resume, or learning how to communicate with your boss. teaches the basic skills to succeed in life, whether it is the first step towards your GED, writing an effective resume, or learning how to communicate with your boss.

7 LiteracyLink Partners PBS Adult Learning Services PBS Adult Learning Services KET/The Kentucky Network KET/The Kentucky Network National Center on Adult Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania National Center on Adult Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania Kentucky Department of Education Kentucky Department of Education Funded by the Star Schools Project of the U.S. Department of Education Funded by the Star Schools Project of the U.S. Department of Education

8 Workplace Essential Skills A Flexible, Learner Centered, Multi-Media System A Flexible, Learner Centered, Multi-Media System Integrating Print, Video, and the Internet Integrating Print, Video, and the Internet Delivering Adult Basic Education Instruction in a Workplace Context. Delivering Adult Basic Education Instruction in a Workplace Context. Reading Level Reading Level 6 - 8

9 Who is the Audience? Pre-GED Level Adult Learners Pre-GED Level Adult Learners With Basic Literacy Handled but Missing Some Basic Skills Needed for Workplace Success.With Basic Literacy Handled but Missing Some Basic Skills Needed for Workplace Success. Not Prepared to Pass the GEDNot Prepared to Pass the GED With Less Than High School-level Skills, but a DiplomaWith Less Than High School-level Skills, but a Diploma Facing Learning Barriers of Mobility, Time, and DistanceFacing Learning Barriers of Mobility, Time, and Distance

10 Multimedia Components Video: 24 half-hour programs (plus 1 student orientation tape) Video: 24 half-hour programs (plus 1 student orientation tape) Internet: 24 Web-Based lessons Internet: 24 Web-Based lessons Print: 4 Student Workbooks (24 chapters) Print: 4 Student Workbooks (24 chapters)

11 All the Components Contain Workplace Content and Application Workplace Content and Application Basic Skills: Reading, Math, Writing, Speaking, Attitudes (at Pre-GED Level) Basic Skills: Reading, Math, Writing, Speaking, Attitudes (at Pre-GED Level) Same Objectives within each Component Same Objectives within each Component Ability To Mix and Match Ability To Mix and Match

12 What is the Workplace Content? What is the Workplace Content? 8 modules: Finding, Preparing for Job 8 modules: Finding, Preparing for Job 7 modules: Communication and Writing 7 modules: Communication and Writing 4 modules: Reading in the Workplace 4 modules: Reading in the Workplace 5 modules: Math in the Workplace 5 modules: Math in the Workplace

13 Whats in Employment: Finding a Job? Planning to Work Planning to Work Matching Skills and Jobs Matching Skills and Jobs Applying for Jobs Applying for Jobs Résumés and Tests Résumés and Tests Interview Skills Interview Skills

14 Whats in Preparing to Work? Being Ready for Work Being Ready for Work Workplace Safety Workplace Safety Learning at Work Learning at Work

15 Whats in Communication and Writing? Whats in Communication and Writing? Language of the Workplace Language of the Workplace Communicating with Co-workers and Supervisors Communicating with Co-workers and Supervisors Working with Colleagues Working with Colleagues Communicating with Customers Communicating with Customers The Writing Process The Writing Process Specialized Writing Formats Specialized Writing Formats Writing Memos and Letters Writing Memos and Letters

16 Whats in Reading in the Workplace? Reading for a Purpose Reading for a Purpose Charts and Forms Charts and Forms Following Directions Following Directions Reading Reports and Manuals Reading Reports and Manuals

17 Whats in Math in the Workplace? Making Sense of Numbers Making Sense of Numbers Solving Problems Solving Problems Fractions, Decimals and Percents Fractions, Decimals and Percents Measurements and Formulas Measurements and Formulas Understanding Graphs and Data Understanding Graphs and Data

18 What Skills and Attitudes Are Covered? Specific Skills and Attitudes Necessary to Be Successful in Todays Jobs. Specific Skills and Attitudes Necessary to Be Successful in Todays Jobs. Pre-GED Level Basic Skills- With a 6th- to 8th-grade Reading Level Pre-GED Level Basic Skills- With a 6th- to 8th-grade Reading Level Competencies Correlated to TABE and CASAS Competencies Correlated to TABE and CASAS

19 How is the Instruction Integrated? Videos are the Cornerstone Videos are the Cornerstone Online lessons Give Explanations, Practice, and Realistic Application Online lessons Give Explanations, Practice, and Realistic Application Workbooks Offer Explanations, Practice Realistic Samples,Self-Assessment, and Application Workbooks Offer Explanations, Practice Realistic Samples,Self-Assessment, and Application

20 Can Be Customized to Meet Specific Learner Skill Needs Specific Learner Skill Needs Different Workplace Content Different Workplace Content Different Learning Styles Different Learning Styles Delivery in a Classroom Delivery in a Classroom Delivery over Distance Delivery over Distance

21 What Do You Need to Get Started? Access to the Videos: actual videos or online Access to the Videos: actual videos or online One Teachers Guide Per Teacher or teacher resources at litlink.ket.org One Teachers Guide Per Teacher or teacher resources at litlink.ket.org One Set of 4 Workbooks Per Learner or student resources at litlink.ket.org One Set of 4 Workbooks Per Learner or student resources at litlink.ket.org Computers With Internet Access (optional) Computers With Internet Access (optional) Online Management System (optional) Online Management System (optional)

22 Teachers Guide Provides Directions for Using the All Components Directions for Using the All Components Pre and Post Viewing Classroom Activities Pre and Post Viewing Classroom Activities Lesson Plans Lesson Plans Follow Up Activities Follow Up Activities GED Correlation GED Correlation

23 Videos Provide Information and Knowledge Information and Knowledge Simulated Experience Simulated Experience Realistic Models Realistic Models Motivation Motivation Discussion Stimulus Discussion Stimulus Reinforcement for Different Learning Styles Reinforcement for Different Learning Styles

24 Workbooks Provide Skill Introduction Skill Introduction Skill Practice Skill Practice Application Application Cumulative Review Cumulative Review Pre and Post Viewing Activities for Learners Viewing Independently Pre and Post Viewing Activities for Learners Viewing Independently

25 Web-Based Activities Provide Portfolio Unique for Each Learner Portfolio Unique for Each Learner Key Ideas Defined Key Ideas Defined Experience With the Internet Experience With the Internet Follow-up/ Active learning Follow-up/ Active learning Reflective Activities Reflective Activities Practice in Writing to Communicate Practice in Writing to Communicate

26 Online Management System Links Student and Teacher Possibility of Distance Learning Outreach to Learners Possibility of Distance Learning Outreach to Learners Critique of Learners Work by Online Instructors / Tutors Critique of Learners Work by Online Instructors / Tutors Individual Student Reports for Programs Individual Student Reports for Programs

27 Designing a Model Program What is your programs goal?What is your programs goal? What kinds of learners do you wish to serve?What kinds of learners do you wish to serve? How would you use each of the media components to reach your learners?How would you use each of the media components to reach your learners? What kind of innovations or partners could help with distance delivery ofWhat kind of innovations or partners could help with distance delivery of –online? –video? –workbooks?

28 Hugo Ramirez, Learner Workplace Essential Skills got me back on my feet, boosted me up, because I needed a boost. It built up my self- confidence to look for work, and got me doing some footwork, going out there and presenting myself. I got a job, and work for a car dealership. Workplace Essential Skills got me back on my feet, boosted me up, because I needed a boost. It built up my self- confidence to look for work, and got me doing some footwork, going out there and presenting myself. I got a job, and work for a car dealership.

29 Viewer of Public Television "…excellent feature on what an employer expects from an employee. I thought it (Workplace Essential Skills) was absolutely wonderful. I am a business teacher and would like to share it with my class. I hope you will show it again."

30 Terri Valentine, Adult Education Instructor There is a soundness of materials that is incredible. They have found a way to integrate technology into the program seamlessly…. In addition, this is an extremely flexible program. As an instructor, I can go two ways. I can use the materials as theyre developed.... Or I can take charge and pick and choose the components that work best for my students. There is a soundness of materials that is incredible. They have found a way to integrate technology into the program seamlessly…. In addition, this is an extremely flexible program. As an instructor, I can go two ways. I can use the materials as theyre developed.... Or I can take charge and pick and choose the components that work best for my students.


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