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"Numeracy involves using mathematical ideas efficiently to make sense of the world." ― NSW Department of Education and Communities

If you are interested in taking any of these trainings please contact your Regional Program Manager or Regional Adult Education Specialist.


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2014 GED Math Extended Training
This training has four components covering an extended period of time. The first component is a self-assessment for instructors based on the new content topics identified by GEDTS. From this information, a 6 hour face-to-face session is developed covering all of the content topics, but with significant emphasis on topics revealed by the assessment as the most in-demand. The face-to-face session will be followed in the short term by an 8 week online forum designed to facilitate communication among participants, reflection on learning, and each individual's next steps toward becoming an instructional expert. In the long term, voluntary participation in the greater online learning community (Virginia's 2014 GED Forum) through information/resource sharing and participation in conversations would be strongly encouraged. Audience: ABE & GED® instructors. 6 hours

2014 GED Math Quantitative Problem Solving 1
To pass the GED® test, students need much more than the ability to accurately do arithmetic. They need a level of competence and understanding that allows them to apply arithmetic to real-life situations. Our numeracy courses introduce instructors to concepts and activities that cultivate this competence in adult ABE and GED® students. Numbers and Number Sense covers GED Assessment Targets from Quantitative Problem Solving: Q.1, Q.2, Q.3, Q.7, Q.8, and Q.9. Content of this training may be an effective bridge between ABE and GED level math. 3 hours

2014 GED Math Quantitative Problem Solving 2
2014 GED Numeracy: Quantitative Problem Solving 2 covers 2014 GED Math assessment Targets Q4, Q5, and Q6. Geared towards instructors with lower comfort levels for math instruction, this workshop addresses mechanics of content area math items, instructional planning and delivery, fostering a sense of numeracy in students, alignment with College and Career Readiness Standards, and specific 2014 GED test preparation. Particular attention is paid to using digital resources for personal development and instructional delivery. Topics included in QPS 2 are ratios and proportions, measurement, and geometry. Audience: Instructors and tutors of ABE and GED® students. 3 hours

2014 GED Numeracy: Algebraic Problem Solving 1
2014 GED Numeracy: Algebraic Problem Solving 1 covers 2014 GED Math assessment Targets A.1 through A.6. Geared towards instructors with lower comfort levels for math instruction, this workshop addresses mechanics of content area math items, instructional planning and delivery, fostering a sense of numeracy in students, and specific 2014 GED test preparation. Particular attention is paid to using digital resources for personal development and instructional delivery. The content of this course focuses on transforming expressions and solving equations. 3 hours

2014 GED Numeracy: Algebraic Problem Solving 2
2014 GED Numeracy: Algebraic Problem Solving 2 covers 2014 GED Math Assessment Targets A.7 through A.12. Geared towards instructors with lower comfort levels for math instruction, this workshop addresses mechanics of content area math items, instructional planning and delivery, fostering a sense of numeracy in students, alignment with College and Career Readiness Standards, and specific 2014 GED test preparation. Particular attention is paid to using digital resources for personal development and instructional delivery. Topics included in APS 2 are graphing, equation of a line and slope, and functions. 3 hours

Science Projects for the Adult Ed Classroom
This workshop is a basic introduction to Scientific Method and it’s application. The beginning of the workshop is an overview of Scientific Method. The overview is followed by 4 experiments you can do with your students to build understanding of SM and it’s application. 3 hours

Teaching Numeracy to Adults
Numeracy is more than math. It's the ability to understand math concepts so that the ideas, principles and procedures can be applied to an adult learner's life and work situations. Participants will gain an understanding of the difference between teaching for discrete math skills and teaching for numeracy. They will experience and take away a sample of instructional methods and activities. Online facilitated course. 32 hours

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