Resources

Digital Skills Discussion Guide

The Guide, published by Aspen Institute, is based on a series of conversations that their

The Guide, published by Aspen Institute, is based on a series of conversations that their research team held with business representatives from a range of industry sectors during 2020 and 2021. They explored how businesses are adopting technology in the workplace, how COVID-19 accelerated these efforts, how digital transformation is impacting skill expectations for frontline workers, and what approaches businesses are taking to support development of digital skills for frontline workers. The purpose of this guide is to help workforce providers learn how employer partners are integrating technology and upskilling workers.

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.

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Redesigning IET

In August 2020, the Department of Education and the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC)

In August 2020, the Department of Education and the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC) facilitated a two-day IET meeting for all adult education programs to focus on redesigning IETs for new distance-oriented learning environments. The meeting focused on virtual and distance instructional delivery, online credential options, support for English learners in IETs, and workshopping the IET planning tool to develop fully integrated IET Programs. The resources below were identified during the meeting breakout discussions as important issues for realigning IET programming to new distance learning environments.

Five sections are covered in this resource:

  1. Managing the IET timeline with concurrent IET activities
  2. Integrating learning support services
  3. Building partnerships and identifying partner contributions
  4. Enhancing recruitment and screening processes
  5. Supporting English learners in IET
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.

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Sample Activities for the Required IET Components:

This resource provides examples and resources for each of the required IET components: Academic and

This resource provides examples and resources for each of the required IET components: Academic and Literacy activities, Workplace Preparation Activities, and Occupational Training Activities.

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.

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