Pre-Service Trainings  

Online Pre-Service Training for All Teachers and Tutors New to Adult Education in Nevada

  • Developed by Nevada’s ABE Professional Development team
  • Provides information common to all AEFLA-funded programs in Nevada
  • Free, Online, and Self-paced
  • Six units:
    • Adult Education in Nevada
    • Teaching Adults
    • Standards-based Instruction
    • Accountability and Assessment
    • Professional Development
    • State Leadership
  • Approximately 1-2 hours to complete

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The Basics of Adult Literacy Education - An Online Course for Adult Literacy Instructors

Basics of Adult Education for ABE/HSE Instructors with Limited Formal Training or Experience Teaching Adult Literacy Learners. (Some in-depth coverage of topics also provided for experienced instructors. ELL specific issues not addressed.)

  • Developed  by the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Provides an overview/review of all adult education issues and concepts and includes worksheets, self- assessments, research, tips, links, and resources.
  • Free, Online, and Self-paced
  • Five stand-alone modules:
    • The Adult Learner
    • Orientation and Assessment
    • Curriculum Development
    • Instructional Techniques
    • The Adult Literacy Classroom
  • Approximately 2 hours to complete each module

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ELL-U English Language Learner University

ELL-U was a free professional development network for ESOL practitioners. The resources developed through this federally-funded initiative were designed to broaden, deepen, and strengthen the knowledge and skills of educators working with adult ELLs. ESOL practitioners and ELLs may continue to leverage these resources and the network of practitioners where they now reside on the LINCS site.

  • Free, Online, and Self-paced
  • Online Courses:
    • Second Language Acquisition: Myths, Beliefs, and What the Research Shows
    • Teaching Adult ELLs Who Are Emergent Readers
    • Formative Assessment to Inform Quality Adult ESL Instruction
    • The Role of Culture in the Education of Adult English Language Learners
    • Principles of Second Language Teaching: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction

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