Adult and Community Education
"In The Know" - 2/2/2016
A Message from the Leadership Team
Thank you all for a successful start to a winter term. We have expanded our GED program at Career Source to include basic computer skills and drop in GED. Co-enrollment started with over 700 high school students enrolled in credit recovery at six high schools. Welcome to our new additions Barron Collier High School and Gulf Coast High Schools. English classes are near capacity at some sites with additional classes opening up soon. Citizenship classes will begin Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 - 8:30 PM at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays for 13 weeks. Additionally, Community Education is offering two new courses this Winter Term: Organize, Edit, Print, and Share Your Digital Photos with Ms. Harrigan and On Your Own, A Journey Towards Financial Independence by Ms. Keric. Window 10 is a popular course this term with three sections being taught.
In other news, last week, Yolanda and Threasa attended the Florida's Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (FICAPS) Institute to learn more about how to institute a bridge program focused on realigning adult education so that eligible ESOL and GED students have access to postsecondary/ career and technical education programs. The focus is on incorporating deeper career awareness and career exploration into the curriculum. We will be writing a grant for the 2016-2017 school year that will allow us to kick off FICAPS in Collier County.
EDUCATION, CAREERS AND JOBS
TECHNICAL TRAINING SPOTLIGHT: PHLEBOTOMY
This program begins April 4th at Lorenzo Walker Technical College.
The Phlebotomy course offers hands-on experiences in the classroom lab.
- Gain expertise in phlebotomy procedures (blood drawing), and specimen collection and processing.
- Develop communication, interpersonal and professional skills.
- Learn industry standards and current trends.
THIS WEEK'S CAREER CLUSTER (family of related careers)
HOT JOBS: WWW.EMPLOYFLORIDA.COM
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Bookkeeper Naples, FL$10.00 to $15.00 per hour
YOUR LIFE, YOUR MONEY
START SAVING! Learn about how to plan for your financial future in this short PBS (Public Broadcasting) video. Lots of Great resources!
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All the cool new cameras at this year’s Super Bowl game will help you feel like you are *live* in Santa Clara - technology continues to re-tool! And if you’re not into the celebratory Sunday for the sport (Go Broncos!), you must at least like the commercials.
- You are most welcome to join us on Wed, Feb 10th at 2:00 p.m. or 2:35 p.m. for part 2 of "Smashing Some Apps" using your iPad., even if you didn’t attend part 1! Since many of you work in the evening and are not able to Web on Wednesday sessions, you can access an ‘online version’ via the LW Campus wiki page.
- Author in our Mist - Lisa Wroble, a current Community Education writing instructor, has published her 27th book for young people. The books is called Starving: Can We Feed Everyone? It teachers young readers what they can do to sustain the food sources, recycle, and pose solutions like agroecology. Check out her book at your local bookstore, or it can be downloaded as an ebook. Starving: Can We Feed Everyone? ISBN-10:0766073742
- Citizenship Class Starting Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 - 8:30 P.M. The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Call Ingrid 239.377.1319 for more information.
- Coordinators Mtg Thursday, February 11th 5:30 - 8:30 P.M. at Lely High School
- GED Instructors Workshop - Coming Soon - Be on the look out for more information.
- Community Education Staff remember to submit your Spring Course schedule to Laraine as soon as possible.
Best Practices - Start Class on Time
“I’ can’t start class because there aren’t enough students in class yet,” is not an acceptable excuse to begin class late. Begin on time with a class starter, so students are immediately stimulated and ready to learn. Starting class on time encourages punctuality and it shows that you value students’ time. Class starter activities should be completed easily in five to fifteen minutes and should be fun, rewarding and educational. Below is a great class starter for the adult ESOL classroom;
Title Mystery Bag: 20 Questions!
Materials A paper bag with a mystery item
- Hold up a paper bag and explain that you have a mystery item in the bag.
- Explain to students that the purpose of this activity is to ask yes/ no questions in order to find out what the item is. You can only respond to their questions with “yes” or “no.” (If necessary, review yes/no questions).
- Have students take turns asking yes/no questions.
- The person who guesses first wins a prize!
Variation Have students bring a mystery item to class. In groups, have them ask yes/no questions to find out what it is.
Let us know if you have a best practice you would like to share with your colleagues.
- Valerie Guillaume, Cynthia Murin, and Dulce Lora worked diligently to open co-enrollment at six high schools and registered over 700 students.
- Thank you to the test proctors: Hunter Sayers, Liliana Arrieta, Junior DeSlouches, Ismene Darius, Logan Tarr, and Bonnie Thompson who have reviewed TABE test scores and have started retesting already.
- To everyone for a successful start of the semester.
- February 1 German Rodriguez
- February 6 Mark Hetzner