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    CareerPathwaysinAdultESL

    SusanFinnMillersusanfinn_miller@iu13.org7177992788

    Dr.BlaireWillsonTosobwt121@psu.edu8148670268

    BackgroundInformation&Rationale RoleoftheTransitionSpecialist(i.e.,CaseManager)

    Learnercenteredlanguageactivitiesforcareerexploration Listening,Speaking,CommunicationStrategies

    Teamwork/CommunityBuilding CareerPathwaysandStudentWriting PACareerGuide Resources WrapUp

    TodaysAgenda

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    DescribelearnercenteredstrategiesfordesigningeffectiveESLlessonswithacareerpathwaysfocusevenforlearnersatthebeginninglevel

    DescribestrategiesfordifferentiatinginstructionforadultELLsatvariouslevels

    Identifywaystointegrateauthenticmaterialsandmeaningfultaskstoaddresscareergoals

    WebinarGoals

    ParticipantPolls

    Whatisyourmainresponsibility?A. ESLteacherB. Transitionspecialist(i.e.,Casemanager)C. BothESLteacherandtransitionspecialistD. Other

    Forteachers:whatleveldoyouteach?A. BeginningB. IntermediateC. AdvancedD. Multilevel

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    ParticipantPolls

    HowmuchexperiencedoyouhaveworkingwithadultEnglishlanguagelearners?

    A. Lessthan1yearB. 2yearsC. 35yearsD. Morethan5years

    DidyouparticipateintheLearnersLivesasCurriculumtraining?

    YesNo

    Transitionskillsshouldbeintegratedintoeverylevelofinstruction,includingESLclassesthatare

    focusedprimarilyonlanguageinstruction

    (Source:Parrish&Johnson,2010,p.1)

    Rationale

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    Source:Magy,R.(2011).21st centuryskills:Preparingstudentsforacademicandworkplacesuccess.LosPadres,CA:CATESOL.

    TransitioninAdultESL

    3Rs:Reading,Writing,Math 7Cs: Criticalthinking&Problemsolving Creativity&Innovation Collaboration,Teamwork&Leadership Communication&MediaLiteracy Computing&ITC(information,communications,&

    technology)literacy Career&Learningselfreliance

    21st CenturySkills:3Rs&7Cs

    Source:BernardTrillingandCharlesFadel 21st CenturySkills

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    Workforce&Career

    ReadinessSkills

    AcademicReadiness

    SkillsListening

    OralcommunicationReading

    VocabularyWriting

    NotetakingCriticalthinkingProblemsolving

    InterpersonalsoftskillsTechnology

    SkillsforSuccess

    Source:Magy,R.(2011).21st centuryskills:Preparingstudentsforacademicandworkplacesuccess.LosPadres,CA:CATESOL.

    Criticalthinkingisthe survivalskillofadultlife(BrookfieldascitedinParrish&Johnson,2010,p.3)

    ItisamisconceptionthatadultsinESLclassesdonotknowhowtothinkcriticallyoremployhigherorderthinkingskills(Reimer,ascitedinParrish&Johnson,2010,p.3)

    ImportantCaveat:CriticalThinkingSkills

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    TheRoleoftheTransitionSpecialist(i.e.,CaseManager)

    WhatdoestheTransitionSpecialistneedtounderstandaboutadultEnglishlanguagelearners?

    LevelofEnglishskills LevelofeducationWorkexperience(pastandpresent)Dreamsandgoalsforthefuture SupportsandbarriersOther

    UnderstandingLearners:TheroleofTransitionSpecialist

    (i.e.,CaseManager)

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    Startclass:Writetheagendaandlearninggoalsontheboard&reviewwithclass Todayyouwill learnandusejobwords listenandtalkaboutthepast workonateam

    Endclass:Revisittheagendaandlearninggoalsattheendofclass:Whatdidyoulearntoday? Teachthestudentstoarticulatewhattheylearned Icanlistenandunderstand. Icanusecommunicationstrategies. Icanworkonateam.

    TheTeachersRole:ExplicitInstruction

    AdaptedfromMagy,R.(2011).LosPadres,CA:CATESOL. 21st centuryskills:Preparingstudentsforacademicandworkplacesuccess.

    Howmightyouusethesephotos?

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    Sorting: likesanddislikesneedEnglish?needtraining?needtoworkwithothers?Other?

    ActivitieswithPhotosespeciallyforbeginners

    Linedrilland/orpartner/smallgroup:Doyoulikethisjob?Whatisher/his/theirjob?Whichjobdoyoulikebetter?Higherlevellearnerscaninterviewpartnersusingaconversationgrid

    ActivitieswithPhotosespeciallyforbeginners

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    Matchmine: jobs cardinalnumbers(1,2,3,etc.) prepositions directionwords communicationstrategies

    ActivitieswithPhotosespeciallyforbeginners

    Matchingwords&photos Sequencing: accordingtopreferenceWithapartner,topracticeordinalnumbersinconversation(first,second,etc.)

    Aftersequencingphotos,higherlevellearnerscanwrite:MyfavoritejobisbecauseMysecondfavoritejobisMyleastfavoritejobisbecause

    ActivitieswithPhotosespeciallyforbeginners

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    Graphingclassroomdata Askmanyquestionsaboutthegraph:

    Howmanypeoplewouldliketobeaplumber?

    Whichjobismostpopular?Leastpopular?Whowouldliketobeateacher?WouldSaraliketobeacomputertechnician?

    ActivitieswithPhotosespeciallyforbeginners

    Sorting&GraphingClassroomData

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    Sara Elena Marta Domber Marcus

    Juan Said Van Patricia Daniel

    Erik Thuy Dora

    Damisela Mohammed

    Sandra

    GraphingClassroomDataUsingphotos&stickynoteswithnames

    Business Education Logistics&Transportation

    Building&Construction

    HealthCare

    GraphingClassroomDataPACareerGuide:Intermediate/Advanced

    Puttheorangewordsinordertomakeaquestion.

    industrychoose?didyouWhatcluster

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    Ican Icant Iwanttolearnhowto

    driveatruck cut hair fixcomputers

    takecareofpatients

    paint pictures type

    ExploringSkills

    ExploringSkills:Findsomeonewho

    Canyou sew? useacomputer? solveproblems? fixacar? bicycle?motorcycle? truck?

    helppeople? makethingsfromwood? cook?

    Haveyou learnedtodrive? workedinarestaurant? grownvegetables? workedasateacher? repairedcellphones? workedasadoctor? raisedafamily? hadyourownbusiness?

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    Whatisyourname?Howdoyouspellit?

    Questionwithyesanswer:Yes,Iwas.

    Noanswer

    Wereyouahomemakerinyourcountry?

    No,Iwasnt.Iwasa/an___________________

    Wereyouabusinessownerinyourcountry?

    No,Iwasnt.Iwasa/an___________________

    Wereyouapharmacistinyourcountry?

    No,Iwasnt.Iwasa/an___________________

    Wereyouataxidriverinyourcountry?

    No,Iwasnt.Iwasa/an___________________

    ExploringthePast:PartnerInterview

    WhataresomewaystouseaVenndiagraminCPlessons?

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    Whataresomebenefitsofintegratingteamwork intoourclass?

    Teamwork:RoutineClassroomJobsWhataresomeclassroomjobslearnerscando?

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    Facilitator(orleader)TimekeeperRecorderPresenter(orreporter)

    Teamwork:RolesforCooperativeLearningTasks

    CareerPathways&StudentWriting

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    IlivedinMalaysiaforfouryears.Iworkedinarestaurant.Itookordersandservedfood.Therestaurantwasverybusywithmanycustomers.Iwastiredafterwork.Iwashappytohavealittlemoneytobuyfood.

    StudentfromBurma

    WritingaboutthePast

    IworkatMXLrubber.Thisisverygood.Ilikemywork.Imveryhappy.Igotoworkat2:30.Igethomeat11:45.Iworkfulltime.Ihavebenefits.

    StudentfromBurma

    WritingaboutthePresent

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    IamfromBurma.IwasbornSeptember3,1982inMooSayvillage.Iam25yearsold.Iwouldliketobeateacher,andIwouldliketobeadoctor.Ihavemanyplans,butIcantspeakEnglishwell.IwilltrytopracticeEnglish.SometimesIfeelsadbecauseIdontunderstand.NowIamastudentstudyingEnglish.

    StudentfromBurma

    WritingabouttheFuture

    HowmanyhaveusedthePACareerGuideinESL?

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    1.DentalHygienist Isthisahighpriorityoccupation? WhatistheaveragewagenPA? Whatkindoftrainingisrequired?

    2.Policeofficer Isthisahighpriorityoccupation? WhatistheaveragewagenPA? Whatkindoftrainingisrequired?

    Using thePACareerGuide

    Whataretheimportantthingsyouaretakingaway?

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    Rationale UnderstandingadultELLs Theimportanceof

    1)drawinguponlearnersinterestsandvastexperiences 2)explicitinstruction 3)communicationstrategiesineverylesson

    Engagingcommunicativelanguageactivitiesatvariouslevels Photos Graphicinformation Teamwork/Communitybuilding StudentWriting

    Whataretheimportantthingsyouaretakingaway?

    DescribelearnercenteredstrategiesfordesigningeffectiveESLlessonswithacareerpathwaysfocusevenforthoseatthebeginninglevel

    DescribestrategiesfordifferentiatinginstructionforadultELLsatvariouslevels

    Identifywaystointegrateauthenticmaterialsandmeaningfultaskstoaddresscareergoals

    RevisitingGoals

    Canyou

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    ActionPhotos sitewithphotographsandlessonideasforwaystousethem.

    CaliforniaAdultLiteracyProfessionalDevelopmentProject:VirtualWorkroomandCommunityofPractice VirtualWorkroomforMultilevelESLInstructors VirtualWorkroomonWorkforceReadiness VirtualWorkroomonBestPracticesinABEReadingInstruction

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