The College of Adult Education

These college level courses are interactive online learning experiences. They combine direct instruction with situational learning so that you not only understand key ideas, but are able to immediately implement them into your classroom. The lessons include activities, assessments, and downloadable resources that you can use in your classroom, and even a certificate of achievement when you complete the course.

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Three Great Courses

Teachers earn certificates at the end of each course to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise.

Identifying and Remediating Reading Skill Difficulties

Identifying and Remediating Reading Skill Difficulties

Reading is the foundation of every content area in adult education. It is the main reason why students do not do not complete their educational goals.

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Teaching reading is complex process. It is made more difficult because of the challenge in diagnosing the actual reason why the student is not reading at a twelfth grade level.

This course will teach you three things. First, you will learn to identify the precise reading difficulty for each student. Second, you will learn how to design the best strategy for each student, and third, you will learn how to implement remedial instruction targeted for each students needs.

Motivating the Adult Learner

Motivating the Adult Learner

Keeping adult learners engaged and focused on their goal is a challenge. Unfortunately education often gets put at the bottom of the list for many adult learners.

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Motivating the Adult Learner starts with basic theories of motivation and then applies these concepts to the unique challenges that the adult ed teacher faces. In six interactive lessons, teachers quickly explore hands-on strategies and techniques that will engage and motivate even the most reluctant learner.

Blended Learning in Adult Education

Blended Learning in Adult Education

Blending traditional classroom instruction with technology will improve student learning and motivation by 30%. The challenge for the adult ed instructor is to find the time and technical knowledge to make it happen.

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Our Blended Learning course starts with the basics of educational technology concepts, and then gives the instructor the tools and skills to blend the best Ed technology with their direct instruction. The results are amazing. Teachers teach better, students learn faster and retain more, and everyone has more fun doing it.

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Knowing that budgets are tight, we made Essential Professional Development affordable for everyone. Simply put, we made it so affordable, fun and effective, you just can’t say no.

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The series includes three courses:

  • • Identifying and Remediating Reading Skill Difficulties
  • • Motivating the Adult Learner
  • • Blended Learning in Adult Education

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Essential Education Accelerated Learning Program

Available for purchase individually or as a package

Online Study

Self-paced and self-motivating interactive instructional lessons for every learning style

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Online Assessment

More comprehensive assessment at less cost per student

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Study Guide

Provides practice in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies in three books.

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Learning Management

Know for certain that your students are learning.

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