ERIC Number: ED419118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Institute: New Teacher Orientation. Final Report.
A project was conducted to develop a summer institute for new (up to 2 years' experience) adult education teachers in Pennsylvania. During the first phase of the project, the institute was designed as a 3-day intensive training session consisting of 14 workshops (most presented twice), and teachers were recruited. The second phase of the project was conducting the institute itself, in August 1996, for approximately 100 adult education practitioners. These practitioners left the institute with a theoretical foundation and practical tools to take to their classrooms. The final phase of the project, extending through the next school year, included the following: evaluation, follow-up, additional training through the state's professional development centers, and creation of a final report that included all materials produced during the year. Follow-up showed that teachers were applying what they had learned at the institute in their classrooms. Project evaluation showed that the New Teachers Institute can be a successful model for orientation for other states' adult education teachers. (Attachments to the report include the following project documents: Institute program, evaluation form, and presenter biographies.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; 353 Project