ERIC Number: ED438483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Staff Development Project: Adults with Learning Differences. Final Report, 1998-1999.
A staff development program was conducted to provide adult educators in Pennsylvania with information about adults with learning differences and information about using alternative instructional tools and techniques to instruct such adults. The following four training sessions were developed: (1) Teaching GED (General Educational Development) Math and Science to Adults with Learning Differences; (2) Teaching GED English and Social Studies to Adults with Learning Differences; (3) Helping Parents Work with Children Who Learn Differently; and (4) Using Mnemonics to Teach Adults with Learning Differences. A total of 63 staff development sessions were conducted in Pennsylvania's six regional professional development centers. More than 200 adult educators received staff development services for the first time, and advanced training was provided to more than 350 adult educators. Staff development services were provided through training sessions, video recordings, printed materials, classroom demonstrations and observations, a toll-free phone line, a newsletter, faxes, e-mail, and a Web site. In addition, a manual titled "Cooper Screening of Information Processing" (on the use of a learning problems diagnostic tool) was prepared and distributed to project participants. The project was determined to have helped improve adult education services in Pennsylvania and continued operating during 1999-2000. (Appended are a list of training dates and locations and a sample newsletter.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Delivery Systems, Educational Technology, English Instruction, High School Equivalency Programs, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Disabilities, Learning Processes, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mnemonics, Newsletters, Parent Education, Parents as Teachers, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Statewide Planning, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Training, World Wide Web
Center for Alternative Learning, 6 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown, PA 19083. Tel: 610-446-6126.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Alternative Learning, Havertown, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests