|Best Practices for GED Corrections Test Administrators
||Testing in corrections has its own unique challenges from test preparation to test delivery. The unique learning environment calls for unique solutions that can be found in GED Testing Service tools and resources that can be modified for teacher and test administrator use. This session will review successful classroom modifications, tools and resources for educators as well as test delivery considerations for the unique situations that arise for test administrators.
||Best Practices for GED Corrections Test Administrators
||All hands on deck! It is important for everyone to understand what accommodations are available on high stakes tests, and how they can assist test takers secure the proper documentation to request them. Accommodations and test security issues, lower cost testing clinics, and new technology will be discussed. You can make a difference by being an advocate for adult students with disabilities.
|Writing Effective Extended Responses on the GED® RLA Test – It’s All About the Claim!
||Students’ evidence-based writing skills are improving, and they are earning more points today than in the past, but they can do even better. Often, students start with a poorly constructed claim. A claim needs two parts: a position and a reason for taking that position. During this session, instructors will participate in activities that can be used in the classroom and through distance learning to get students off to a good start.
||Writing Effective Extended Responses on the GED® RLA Test – It’s All About the Claim!
|Marketing, PR and Outreach for Adult Ed Programs
||Gary Duong & Danielle Wilson
||This session will highlight marketing and PR strategies to help adult education programs grow student enrollment and get their programs to the next level. We will also share tips and resources you can use to stay connected with your students in a distance learning or traditional classroom.
||Marketing, PR and Outreach for Adult Ed Programs
|Helping Students Transition from ABE to GED Instruction – Starting Where Students are and Moving Them Forward
||Debi Faucette & Susan Pittman
||In PY 2018, approximately 1.4 million adults enrolled in programs across the country: approximately 17% ASE, 43% ABE, and 45% as English Learners. Teachers juggle the instructional needs of multiple levels of learners working to master skills in multiple content areas. This session focuses on key skills students need in order to make the transition from ABE to GED® instruction. This session will provide strategies and activities in reading, writing, and mathematics that be used in classrooms and through distance learning.
||Helping Students Transition from ABE to GED Instruction – Starting Where Students are and Moving Them Forward
|GED Tools and Essentials for New Educators, Program Directors and Test Proctors
||Adora Beard & Brian Smith
||This session will focus on diverse platforms of tools and resources to effectively run your GED program and prepare students for success on the GED® test. We will also provide helpful information on how to keep your students progressing toward the GED® test via distance learning during this time of social distancing and provide information about our Online Proctored GED Test Pilot.
||GED Tools and Essentials for New Educators, Program Directors and Test Proctors
|Using Algebra Tiles in the ABE and GED Classrooms
||Suppose you presented this problem –4 – (–2) = x to your students. How would they tell you to solve the problem? Would your students understand the “how” and “why” of solving the problem? Using algebra tiles can move students from rote memory learning to conceptual understanding. In this session, you will learn the basics of working with algebra tiles and see the possibilities for your own students.
||Using Algebra Tiles in the ABE and GED Classrooms
|Yes, There are Spanish Resources for the GED Classroom
||Teachers who provide instruction to Spanish speaking students are often at a disadvantage in finding adequate instructional resources. They struggle to find materials that they can use to help prepare their students for the GED® Test, Spanish Edition. In this session, participants will explore both print and online resources they can use in the classroom.
||Yes, There are Spanish Resources for the GED Classroom
|Protecting Your Program and Students; Understanding How to Influence and Educate State Legislators and Policymakers
||CT Turner & Laurie Kierstead-Joseph
||This session will teach the basics of state-level government relations in order to help participants understand when and how they can most effectively influence policy, funding decisions, and better advocate for their programs and their students. A recent state example will be used to help illustrate techniques.
||Protecting Your Program and Students; Understanding How to Influence and Educate State Legislators and Policymakers
|All About the Online Proctored GED Test
||CT Turner & Scott Salesses
||Participants will learn about the Online Proctored GED Test pilot: what you need to know, we’ve learned so far, and possibilities for the future.
||All About the Online Proctored GED Test
|Pick Up that Smart Phone and Learn!
||In March 2020, the delivery of instruction in adult education changed drastically moving from classroom instruction to virtual/distance learning. The smart phone became on of the most prevalent ways for students to receive instruction, whether connecting to a lesson provided through Zoom or connecting to a Google Classroom. Join us as we showcase more smart phone resources that you can add to your instructional repertoire.
||All About the Online Proctored GED Test
|Improving GED Pass Rates; New Products, Tools and Resources to Help Students Succeed
||Brian Smith & Chris Blaisdell
||This session is focused on showcasing new products and free resources from GED Testing Service that can help adult learners prepare for and pass the GED test. Come see live demos of these products and learn how to best incorporate these resources into your classroom.
||Improving GED Pass Rates; New Products, Tools and Resources to Help Students Succeed