Adult and Community Education

"In The Know" 5/9/2016

Big image

A Message from the Leadership Team

Adult Education This past week a group of us (Rose Bleiweiss, Israel Caraza, Marie Coleman, Bill Dooley, Katherine Mominee, Scott Schnappauff and Ariel Pechokas) had the opportunity to attend the 32nd Annual Florida Literacy Conference (Open Book Open Minds). This was an opportunity to connect with colleagues and FLDOE experts to learn about best practices, state changes, and new resources. It is always great to be able to take a step back and reflect on what we are doing whether we are in the classroom, on the sidelines or behind the scenes. These opportunities for reflection are what allow us to improve on our daily practice. Be on the look out for workshop opportunities presented by these participants as they share back some of their takeaways.

Community Education Teachers our new site for Lumens will go live on May 12. We have been assured all information will still be available to the clients and yourselves. We are working to ensure the site will be up and ready with as many updates as possible. The new site will support mobile devices.

Did you know we are offering a summer camp? We will be running a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) day camp for students in grades 3-5 at the LWTC campus. The morning session for each of the four weeks is Creative Coding for Kids and the afternoon session vary each week from Engineering, Art, STEAM Challenges, to Fairy Tales. Stop by the office to check out our brochure.

Remember to like us on Facebook at Collier Adult & Community Education to stay in touch with up-to-date information.


Please encourage your students to receive this information directly by emailing Scott Schnappauf at

CLICK HERE for a brief video version.


This 600 hour (6 month) training program prepares you for employment in the health care industry. The program prepares students for employment in hospitals at the aide/orderly level with enhanced skills in phlebotomy and ECG aide. With the multiple certifications available in this program, students may elect to work as a nursing assistant, home health aide, phlebotomist, ECG aide or patient care technician. Click here for more information. This program is offered at Lorenzo Walker Technical College.

A 240 HOUR Nursing Assistant Program is offered at Immokalee Technical College or iTECH. Click here for more information about that program.

Click here to see the complete O*NET report (including salary, and job outlook information) for Nursing Assistant. This is a fast growing career field with wage potential up to $30,000 per year and excellent job outlook predictions.

Take a look at all the great workshop opportunities being offered at Lorenzo Walker Technical College! Come join a tour of the campus, or learn more about Career Exploration, or even Resume writing. All of these events are free! Click here.


(remember a career cluster is a group or family of related careers, there are 17 different career clusters.)

Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.

To explore all the careers listed in the O*NET SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATH career cluster click here.

Attention: Professionals from Foreign Countries with College and University Degrees

Janeth P. Ramirez, Account Executive from the Business Services department of CareerSource Southwest Florida, will host a workshop for Professionals from Foreign Countries with College and University degrees. This is available for ELL students in levels 5,6,7 and GED or remediation students FROM ANY SITE!

Tuesday, May 10th 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lorenzo Walker Technical College

Please rsvp to reserve your spot!

Big image


The job search can be intimidating. Let us help!

Successful Interviews Series – Part Two


WWW.EMPLOYFLORIDA.COM click on this link to bring you to a great job search tool!

Pipelayers Suppressed Naples, FL $11.03 to $14.50 per hour

Hospitality Aide Suppressed Naples, FL

Landscape Supervisor Greenscapes of Southwest Florida, Inc Naples, FL

Landscape Crew Member Greenscapes of Southwest Florida, Inc Naples, FL

Driver Nami of Collier County Naples, FL $11.50 per hour

Retail Sales Associate Gordon Food Service Naples, FL

Product Demonstrator Marketing Werks Naples, FL

Customer Service Assistant Suppressed Naples, FL $13.00 to $14.00 per hour

BUYER BEWARE! Not all FREE CREDIT REPORTS are actually FREE! Learn more by clicking here for important information and a short video.

Technology Corner

Read Closely. Think Critically. Be Worldly.

Newsela is one resource that has been shared previously but is so powerful, whether working with ESOL students or in our GED program, that I thought I would share it again.

Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant and at the student's level. Take a look at how the same reading passage is adjusted depending on the lexile level.

5 Easy Ways to Use Newsela

Teachers I would love to hear from you. Please share your ideas on how to incorporate Newsela into your lesson. Email me ( a brief overview of what you have done with Newsela.


  • GED Instructors please share the following link with your students. This is a quick overview of our Summer Distance GED Classes. Registration is in progress.
  • Community Education teachers, remember if a student is leaving to go up north, ask them to stop by the office and we will assist them. The office staff will handle the vouchers and answer any questions.
  • Adult Education Instructors please be on the lookout for an email confirmation of your summer work schedule. Thank you to all the teachers who completed the summer survey which facilitated the process.
  • Early Release Day Thursday, May 12 For those of you with students during the day at LWTC please know that student dismissal is at 11:30 AM. Full Time instructors in-service will begin at 12:20 pm in Dining Room A. Part Time Instructors your day ends at 11:30 AM.
  • Full Time Instructors you need to view and acknowledge your evaluation in iObservation – Evaluations/My Evaluations by Thursday, May 12.

    Keep in mind that this is not your final 2015-2016 evaluation. You will receive your 2015-2016 final evaluation once VAM scores are determined ( sometime during the 2016-2017 school year). As you review your evaluation you may notice a Deliberate Practice Plan score with a maximum of 1 point which is an added value meaning it does not count against you. Let Ariel know if you have any questions.

  • End of Day Classes at LWTC, GGLC, Career Source and CCJAIL is Tuesday, June 7th.

  • End of Evening Classes at all sites is Thursday, May 26th.

Best Practices

Make It Relevant

Adult learners need to be able to see the relevancy of what they are learning. How is this learning target you are offering students giving them the skill sets to improve their language skills? How is the presentation you're sharing going to give them the information they need to apply it later? When providing activities for adult learners, you have to keep in mind that the content has to be meaningful and relevant, or else they will not be able see the real value in the educational experience you're providing.


Summer registration for currently enrolled students continues through the end of this week. New student registration will start next week May 16 through May 27. Summer classes will run Mondays through Thursdays starting June 13th and end July 28th for both day and evening classes. Classes will only be offered at GGHS and LWTC. Please encourage your students to register today as space is limited. Please reach out to your site coordinator with any registration questions.


  • Rose Bleiweiss, Israel Caraza, Marie Coleman, Bill Dooley and Scott Schnappauff for attending the Florida Literacy Conference.
  • Doris Smith for covering the office while Laraine and Belynda were out.
  • Gracie Somoza and her students who attended the Florida Literacy Conference on May 4th and read their essays which were published in the 2016 adult learner essay book Going Places.

Happy Birthday!

5/8 Charles Hughes

5/15 Bonnie Brimer