Adult and Community Education

"In The Know" 5/24/2016

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A Message from the Leadership Team

Adult Education

As we wrap up the spring term there is no better way to re-energize for our summer session than with a workshop on Rigor, Relevance and Respect in ESOL Instruction—Addressing the Skills and Strategies Our Learners Need hosted by FLDOE Division of Career and Adult Education and ACE of Florida. This workshop is presented by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein an ESOL professional development specialist, curriculum consultant and author of the Oxford Picture Dictionary. All ESOL instructors are highly encouraged to participate in this opportunity on Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. Follow the link above to register for this workshop. Please email Ingrid Figares with any registration difficulties.

Last week we challenged instructors to share how they incorporate Newsela within their instruction. Read how Lionel L'Esperance ABE/GED instructor at GGLC and Rose Bleiweiss ABE/GED instructor at LWTC use Newsela with their students:

Lionel L'Esperance - As reading is the cornerstone of the GED, newsela articles encourages reading to be purposeful and focused by incorporate Science, Social Studies and RLA. Students with varied reading levels can read the same article and actively participate in the activity. Student learn and practice test taking skills by reading assigned articles and responding to the question at the end.

Rose Bleiweiss - Students work in groups, highlighting unknown words. Then on chart paper they respond to the following:

- I have never seen this word

- I think this word means

- I know this word means

As a group, they split up the words so everyone is looking up one of the words.

In the end they share out their new found words.

Community Education

Community Education is now offering more courses in the health field at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. We have been offering the Basic Life Support class for students beginning the Licensed Practical Nursing program (LPN), and now we are offering IV Therapy beginning this week for those students who have completed their LPN program.

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 also 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 is actually 2 programs each 1,440 hours (2+ years) preparing students for a career as a an Aviation Mechanic in general or commercial aviation. This program is offered at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. Click here for more information.

Click here to see the complete O*NET report (including salary, and job outlook information) for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians. This is an exciting career field with wage potential up to $85,000 per year!

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.

THIS WEEK'S CAREER CLUSTER VIDEO: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

(remember a career cluster is a group or family of related careers,

there are 17 different career clusters.)

The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

To explore all the careers listed in the O*NET Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster click here.

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The job search can be intimidating. Let us help!

16 to 24 year old students, please remember that Destination Career can pay your 30 dollar tuition for you and much more! They can pay for your GED test and you can even earn 150 dollars for passing your GED! Click here for more information.


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

Automotive Lube and Tire Technician / Mechanic Bridgestone Retail Operations Naples

Automotive Service Manager Bridgestone Retail Operations Naples, FL

HVAC Counter Sales Associate Carrier Enterprise Leasing Inc Naples, FL

Window Installer Suppressed Naples, FL

Rep, PS II (Phleb) Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Naples, FL

Test Technician Cobham Slip Rings Naples, Inc. Naples, FL

Medical Hospitality Suppressed Naples, FL

Culinary Concepts is hiring 50 restaurant workers. Click here for more information.


Family to Family Kids' Crisis Center

helps children & families in crisis with items of immediate need.

4750 Enterprise Avenue #101, Naples, FL 272-0743

Click here for more information!



Technology Corner

IPDAE Math Resources for Students and Teachers

Kim Milner
Presentation Date: 5/11/2016 at 3:00pm

Participants will be provided with an overview of the online IPDAE resources for teaching and learning algebra. Two courses of college prep level algebra, including videos and handouts, are available on the IPDAE website. Learn how to access this material and how to use it with your students.

Presentation Documents:
Presentation (PDF)
Handout (PDF)


  • Summer Instructor Planning Saturday, June 11 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Paid)
  • ESOL Instructor Workshop Saturday, June 11th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rigor, Relevance and Respect In ESOL Instruction (Paid)
  • Support Staff Workshop Saturday, June 11th 8:00 AM - 12 PM (Paid)
  • 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, remind students to register for summer classes as soon as possible. We have a plethora of new classes being offered this summer, check them out at Also, teachers, do not forget to answer Laraine's email regarding what your Fall 1 schedule look like.
  • 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.

  • Summer MYCAREERSHINES online training! Click here for MyCareerShines Journey Training.

    All Florida postsecondary educators are invited to this virtual session about the Kuder

    Journey® online career planning system for postsecondary students.

Best Practices

Consider the experience and educational background of the adult learners.
Adult learners have typically gathered more life experienced and accumulated a broader knowledge base than younger students. As such, when you're designing your learning objectives for adult audiences, you'll want to take their experience and educational background into account. In other words, it is of high importance to assess your audience carefully. What is the highest level of education they've completed? Which particular tasks are they usually asked to perform while at work?


“Rigor, Relevance and Respect in ESOL Instruction – Addressing the Skills and Strategies Our Learners’ Need. Hosted by The Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education, and ACE of Florida.

In this (Paid) 4 hour workshop, participants will explore ways to integrate learning strategy instruction across all levels of ESOL, focusing on the listening, reading, writing and discussions that build learner’s college and career readiness at all levels.

“Rigor, Relevance and Respect in ESOL Instruction –

Addressing the Skills and Strategies Our Learners’ Need”

Saturday, June 11, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lorenzo Walker Technical College

3702 Estey Avenue

Dining Room A

Naples, Florida 34104

Click link below to register:


  • William Dooley for beliving in Douglas.
  • Ingrid Figares for her diligence in securing subs for 16 teachers last week.
  • Shoshanna Helfand, Emma Gonzalez and Eli Bell for successfully finishing up programs at GGE, GGM, and Shelter.
  • Lionel L'Esperance & Rose Bleiwiess for being the first to responded to the Newsela challenge.

Happy Birthday!

5/23 Joseph Kubica

5/23 Taylor Ferranti

5/24 Kathryn Kessler

5/30 Arie Fuller

5/30 Mary Beth Schultheis