Pre-Conference Events: Tuesday, April 28:
STAYING HEALTHY: Health Literacy Curriculum, Resources, and Statewide Grant Initiative
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Facilitator: Claire Valier, Greg Smith
Come learn about how to successfully integrate health literacy into high beginning and low intermediate and above level Adult ESOL instruction. Increase health literacy awareness among your students and encourage them to make healthy choices in relation to nutrition, preventative health care, accessing health services, and other related issues.
This session includes an overview of Staying Healthy and newly released Staying Healthy for Beginners curriculum. We’ll provide lots of hands-on activities/resources and time for discussion and idea sharing. Each participant will receive copies of both Staying Healthy student resource guides, which are also freely available to download.
Getting to the Core: Rolling Out the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Educators?
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Facilitator: June Rall, Florida IPDAE & Bonnie Goonen, Education and Training Connections
Complexity (of text), Evidence (from text), Knowledge (from nonfiction/informational text) . . . what does it all mean for the adult education language arts instructor? This session will demystify the standards and explore how to implement a standards-based language arts program. Explore these “instructional shifts” defined in the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Education, the focal point of Florida’s ABE Curriculum Framework. Try out some tools and strategies that integrate these three shifts into classroom activities and lessons. Participants attending this preconference session will be receive a CCRS Toolkit filled with resources, lesson plans, and more.