Instruction

I-BEST CO-TEACHING VIDEOS

These four videos show demonstrations of six approaches to co-teaching and collaboration. These instructional strategies

These four videos show demonstrations of six approaches to co-teaching and collaboration. These instructional strategies can be used to support and strengthen collaboration between occupational and academic instructors in the classroom and at a distance for a more aligned and integrated education and training experience.

On this page, you’ll find  six research-based strategies, evidence-based theory, video samples of effective instruction,

On this page, you’ll find  six research-based strategies, evidence-based theory, video samples of effective instruction, and curricula samples. The resources in this section can function as a self-directed learning module or as the basis for group instruction.

Occupational Training Resources

It is best practice to use the occupational training provider’s materials and resources for the

It is best practice to use the occupational training provider’s materials and resources for the occupational training materials; however, if those are unavailable, or additional support is needed, this site provides resources to contextualize academic and workplace readiness preparation.

Tips for Contextualizing Content for Fully Integrated IET Programming

This resource provides guidance and resources for contextualizing content in order to fully integrate IET

This resource provides guidance and resources for contextualizing content in order to fully integrate IET programming.

LINCS Adult Education and Literacy Career Pathways Resource Collection

To customize your search in this collection, on the left-side column, click “Career Pathways” under

To customize your search in this collection, on the left-side column, click “Career Pathways” under Topic Area, then scroll down and under Resource Type, click on “Instructional Material.”

Kentucky Career Clusters Lesson Plans

The Kentucky Skills U Lesson Bank is a repository of standards-based units and lessons created

The Kentucky Skills U Lesson Bank is a repository of standards-based units and lessons created by Kentucky Skills U instructors.

NYSED/CUNY CareerKit project

The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit project is a comprehensive career preparation resource for adult literacy and ESOL programs from

The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit project is a comprehensive career preparation resource for adult literacy and ESOL programs from New York State. It provides lessons teachers and counselors can use with students to explore careers while at the same time practicing literacy and numeracy skills. This site contains selected activities from the CareerKits, provides supplementary materials for use with CareerKit activities and lends support to the field to implement career pathways into adult basic education, high school equivalency preparation, and ESOL instruction.

Tips for Contextualizing Content for Fully Integrated IET Programming

Tips for Contextualizing Content for Fully Integrated IET Programming When possible, use the training texts

Tips for Contextualizing Content for Fully Integrated IET Programming

  • When possible, use the training texts and training materials to contextualize literacy and numeracy.
  • Occupational Training Resources: If authentic materials from the target training partners are unavailable prior to the start of training, use relevant materials from other texts or from prepared career kits.

TIPS FOR CONTEXTUALIZING DURING OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING

  • Use occupational training content and resources, such as textbooks and manuals, to contextualize academic skill building (i.e., the literacy and numeracy skills needed to succeed in training).
  • Use occupational training content and resources, such as textbooks and manuals, to contextualize workplace readiness activities (See the table below with definitions and sample activities.)
  • Contextualize academic instruction with workplace readiness activities and occupational training content. See the table of sample activities below.

TIPS FOR CONTEXTUALIZING PRIOR TO OR AFTER THE COMPLETION OF OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING

  • Engage learners with stackable online credentials, such as OSHA 10 and NCCER Core.
  • Frontload occupational vocabulary study from training resources.
  • Frontload occupational math skills from training resources
  • Frontload occupational skills, such as map reading and blueprint reading.
  • Prepare for occupational certification(s).
Developing a Basic Skills Curriculum for IET

This guide is the primary resource for the basic skills training. It is designed to

This guide is the primary resource for the basic skills training. It is designed to enable Title II providers and their training partners to adapt existing curriculum and/or develop new basic skills curriculum to help adult education students successfully complete occupational skills training and move forward on a career path. It focuses on the development of basic skills curriculum, not occupational skill training curriculum. This guide has been informed by preexisting curricula in FIT 4 Manufacturing; FIT 4 Healthcare; Emergency Medical Technician; and Mechanical Components: Mechanical Maintenance, Level 1 developed by Pennsylvania College of Technology; and other IET-related programs, such as Accelerating Opportunity, PluggedInVA, Work Attributes Towards Careers in Health (WATCH), and Elgin Community College Courses. It provides resources and tools that will help practitioners plan, design, and implement the basic skills component of an IET curriculum.

Employability Skills Framework, OCTAE

Successful careers are built on solid personal and interpersonal skills. Defining, measuring, and building these

Successful careers are built on solid personal and interpersonal skills. Defining, measuring, and building these skills— even naming them— can be challenging. In an effort to leverage and connect the efforts of policy makers, educators, and employers, the U.S. Department of Education compiled the Employability Skills Framework and developed related tools, media and resources.

Motivating Adult Learners to Persist

Motivating Adult Learners to Persist is a chapter in the 2012 book Improving Adult Literacy

Motivating Adult Learners to Persist is a chapter in the 2012 book Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation. At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council convened a committee of experts from many disciplines to synthesize research on literacy and learning in order to improve instruction for those served in adult education in the U.S.  Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation, which is based on the report, describes principles of effective instruction to guide those who design and administer adult literacy programs and courses.

Integrating Curriculum Lessons for Adult Education from Career and Technical Education

This resource provides information, research, and models for using integrated curriculum lessons in adult education.

This resource provides information, research, and models for using integrated curriculum lessons in adult education.

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