Adult

Adult Level Looks to Form
New Interest Group

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

At the 2016 CATESOL Annual Conference Adult Level Rap Session, there was great interest in and energetic discussion about the instructional challenges facing Adult Level students with low formal education. To continue the discussion and to develop an avenue to network and share ideas and strategies, we are in the process of forming the Low
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The New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act:
The Name of Our Game Is Workforce Development

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
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By DAVE COLEMAN —What’s in a name? Evidently, very much! The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 has been reauthorized for the first time in 10 years with a new name, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Formerly emphasizing the government’s financial investment in workforce development, the new legislation focuses on labor and educational agencies’
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“You’re Not a Real Teacher”: Reflections on Adult ESL

May 19th, 2015 | By

By GREGORY A. DOBIE —In 1998 I was teaching an adult ESL class for a public school district in San Antonio. The class met at night in a middle school. One evening I needed to get access to a classroom, so I asked the custodian for a key. He told me that he couldn’t give
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Bridge Classes: A Model for Transition to Community College for ESL Students

May 19th, 2015 | By
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By KRISTEN PURSLEY —Adult school “bridge” classes are one model for helping ESL students transition from adult school to community college. They also provide an opportunity for collaboration between adult school and community college ESL programs. Two Contra Costa County adult schools, Mount Diablo Adult School and West Contra Costa Adult Education, have had bridge
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K-12 Adult Schools Provide the Most ESL

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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A Look at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office Report on Adult Education By KRISTEN PURSLEY —As California’s adult schools and community colleges go through the AB86 Regional Consortia planning process, they have to learn a lot about each other fast. A report issued by the state Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) in December 2012 can be
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Adult Education: The Need for Dedicated Funding

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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By KRISTEN PURSLEY —The current system of funding California’s adult schools sunsets at the end of this school year. After that, the future is uncertain. The only plan for funding adult schools after 2015 consists of a vague intention, stated in the 2012 state budget, to fund them through the regional consortia that include representatives
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Resources for Lesson Planning, Record Keeping

May 16th, 2014 | By
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(Almost) Free Resources for Lesson Planningand Record Keeping By TONYA COBB What tool do you use to record your lesson plans or grades? Maybe you’ve developed your own lesson plan book, use an online lesson planner, use a grading program, or depend on your memory for your lesson plans. If you’re anything like me, PlanbookEdu
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Adult Education Regional Consortia

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By

Adult Education Regional Consortia—What Will They Mean for ESL in Adult Schools and Community Colleges? By KRISTEN PURSLEY —Adult education regional consortia between community college and K-12 school districts will change the face of adult education in California beginning in 2015–2016. Consortia were required to file a Certificate of Eligibility, Intent to Apply, and Project
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