Cyber Monday Deal: 40% off Keys to the 3 HSE Tests

Are in Ohio or another state moving to three High School Equivalency tests? Get a jump on the new content with this exclusive one-day offer:

40% off the online course “3 Keys to the HSE Tests.”

Use the coupon code: CYBER.

Learn about key differences between the tests, consider how they will impact your adult education classroom, and ask your questions or comment to share with other online participants.

This training is also available as a facilitated webinar, but space is limited. Contact Meagen at 216.973.4977 or to reserve your spot for 2018.

(Re)Writing History: Scoring GED® Social Studies Test Extended Response

Welcome to the VAILL Conference in Radford, Virginia, either in person or online!

I’m excited to focus on the new Extended Response on the GED® Social Studies Test. Test takers will have 25 minutes to read a text (called the stimulus) and write an organized response according to the directions (called the prompt).

GED® Testing Service created a Social Studies Extended Response Resource Guide that includes:

  • Two samples of readings and prompts.
  • 23 real responses from simulated test takers.
  • Detailed information on the scores provided by Subject Matter Experts.

We will explore portions of this guide to understand and practice scoring, then consider some instructional activities from Teaching Adults: A 2014 GED® Test Resource Book to prepare adult learners for this portion of the test (and life).

And here’s an additional graphic organizer that isn’t even in the book!

Exciting Strategies and Technology for Detroit

Farrell Scholars, I hope you are staying warm and safe during this extended winter! I plan to spend an exciting day tomorrow with GED Test Preparation instructors in Michigan. We will spend the morning discussing changes we are experiencing with the 2014 GED Test and the implications for integrating technology in our classrooms. In the afternoon, small groups of instructors will create their own lesson plans and share them using Edmodo. With their permission, I will share their lessons with you on the blog as well.

Participants will choose between one of the following three sample lessons as a demonstration:

New Online Course for Instructors to Implement 2014 GED® Test Changes

Instructors and administrators! Are you looking to develop new lesson plans or find resources to go in-depth with the changes to the new 2014 GED Test? WVIZ/PBS/ideastream is offering a 3-week online course starting next week: Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

Teaching Adults GED Book CoverParticipants will work together through the Teaching Adults: A 2014 GED Test Resource Book to find resources and strategies that work in your unique setting. You will share reflections and lesson plans with other participants to implement changes in your program.

The course is $100, and one graduate credit is available from Ashland University. You do not have to be online at a specific time. Each week, participants will gain access to new information, activities, and discussion forums.

Contact Ann Ebersole to register today!

Space is limited, but registration is open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. Ohio residents may be eligible for a scholarship from The Literacy Cooperative.

Instructors: Ready for the 2014 GED® Test?

The 2014 GED® Test is officially here!

It has been a pleasure to spend the last year traveling in Ohio, Louisiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Connecticut to prepare instructors for the new 2014 GED® Test series…and it’s finally here! Thank you all for a fantastic 2013! Best of luck with your important work in 2014 helping non-traditional adult learners fulfill their educational goals.

Here’s my top content to answer your frequently asked questions:

What are the top 5 changes instructors need to know about the new 2014 GED® Test?

What vocabulary will students need to study to prepare for the test?

How can I prepare my students for computer-based testing?

How can I prepare students for timed typing?

How can I engage students with interdisciplinary instruction?

What other questions do you have about preparing for the new 2014 GED Test? Let me know in the comments or email me.

Bloomingdale, IL: Exciting Strategies to Teach 2014 GED Test Preparation

I’m heading to the windy city for the Illinois Northern Region Adult Education Conference! Come stop by the New Readers Press booth and say hello.

Want the book? You can order Teaching Adults: A 2014 GED Test Resource Book online or from your friendly New Readers Press state sales representative.

Tulsa: Exciting Strategies to Prepare Low Level Learners

It’s my first visit to Oklahoma, thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Here in the state of Oklahoma, TANF recipients who test below the 6th grade level are placed in adult basic education programs to prepare them for GED Test Preparation. I am excited for the privilege to spend the day with their instructors. We will be discussing the impact of the new 2014 GED Test on instruction for adult basic education students.

As Promised: Massive Treasure Trove of Lesson Plans from Wisconsin!

Wisconsin deserves its reputation for incredibly friendly people and delicious fried cheese curds. It also can boast of an awesome annual adult education conference that attracts top national trainers and brings educators together from a wide variety of instructional settings to learn, network and share. I was thrilled by the energy, creativity and just plain fun that filled the conference. We are keeping the dream alive! Sí, se puede!

I promised I would scan & share the lesson plans developed in my sessions, and here they are! They are sooooo 2014:

Northeast Ohio Adult Educators: New Online Course on 2014 GED Test!

There are only four spots left for the September class of Teaching Adults: A 2014 GED Test Resource Book! This course is being offered free to adult educators in Northeast Ohio thanks to a partnership between The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland and WVIZ/PBS/ideastream. Sign up now!

The course will be offered again at the end of October.

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