ERIC Number: ED439241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Northampton Community College Adult Learner Competencies Implementation. Final Report, 1998-1999 [and] Adult Learner Competencies Implementation Manual for Workshops #1 and #2 and NCC Competencies-Based Lesson Plan "Mini-Bank".
A project provided training and guidance to Northampton Community College (NCC) staff in implementing the "new" adult learner skill competencies. Two workshops were held to serve 29 staff in Monroe, Wayne, and Pike counties in Pennsylvania. Among the topics covered were defining and introducing portfolios to adult learners, individualizing instruction, accessing resources, relating learning to daily living, the competencies, and teaching in real-life context. The staff members then assisted colleagues on the day-to-day implementation of the competencies. At the initial training, many instructors supported creation of a "lesson plan bank" to include contextual lessons identifying the learner skills competencies. Informational training packets were created for those workshops, and a lesson plan "mini-bank" of lessons identifying the competencies was established. A separate manual is provided that includes the informational training packets for the workshops and the lesson plan bank. Materials for Workshop 1 include definition and contents of portfolio; pictorial learning styles inventory; NCC learner needs assessment, and monthly learning evaluation; MELT competencies for English as a second language; writing products; and individualized instruction. Materials for Workshop 2 include a portfolio activity and an identifying competencies within lessons activity. The manual also includes a 36-page adult learner competencies lesson plan bank. (Contains 19 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Daily Living Skills, Educational Resources, Guides, Individualized Instruction, Lesson Plans, Needs Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Implementation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
AdvancE, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-783-9192.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA. Adult Literacy Div.
Note: Some pages, especially in the "Mini-Bank", may not reproduce well.