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Bragg. Patricia Shapiro-. Soydanser. Heather . Turngren. ACES: Academic, Career & Employability Skills. ACES - Overview. ATLAS . (ABE Teaching & Learning Advancement System). project to advance transitions instruction for all ABE learners in Minnesota. ID: 462001 Download Presentation

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Lenka BraggPatricia Shapiro-SoydanserHeather Turngren

ACES: Academic, Career & Employability Skills

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ACES - Overview

ATLAS

(ABE Teaching & Learning Advancement System)

project to advance transitions instruction for all ABE learners in Minnesota

Transitions = transitioning learners to post-secondary or employment

National and State initiatives

ACES cohort included 3 base groups of 24

teachers

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ACES – Professional Development

Integration of ACES framework into existing curriculum from January - May

Readings in transition areas and research

Video observations and tasks

Moodle instructional modules

Online discussions with base groups and facilitators

Lesson planning

2 peer observations

Final group presentations

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ACES Transitions Integration Framework

Career Literacy / Awareness

Critical Thinking

Effective Communication

Language and Learning Strategies

Navigating and Understanding One’s Environment

Numeracy

Self-Management

Technology

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ACES Framework: Focused, Intentional Tool for Lesson Planning.

Questions I ask myself when I plan my lessons:

How can I address the eight areas of the framework?

What activities will help my students in their jobs or their academic futures?

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Career Literacy/ Awareness

Conduct mock job interviews

Research jobs with MnCareers Books (

www.iseek.com

)

Integrate grammar into filling out job accident report forms

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Critical Thinking

Incorporate higher order questions

Compare, contrast and evaluate prices based on information from flyers

Compare money matters in the U.S. and your country

Scavenger Hunt to predict the topic of the lesson

Evaluate different community resources and decide which is most useful

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Effective Communication

Use sentence strips to match symptoms and illnesses

Games

Role play symptoms, guess illness

Partners A/B exchange information

Partners share one worksheet

Jigsaw reading

Practice taking on various team roles (scribe, time keeper, speaker, etc.)

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Language and Learning Strategies

Use graphic organizers (Venn Diagram, grid, schedule, T-chart)

Read for specific purpose

Scan community resources

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Navigating and Understanding One’s Environment

Discuss the importance of job accident report forms

Fill out a checking account application, checks, withdrawal forms

Discuss advantages and disadvantages of using credit cards vs. cash

Indentify a personal need, contact a community resource

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Numeracy

Compare unit prices

Fill out a withdrawal form

Calculate age

Calculate how many times you can get a prescription refill

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Self-Management

Organize class materials in 3-ring binders per established order

Use a calendar to track attendance and important dates

Track CASAS test scores using graphs

Set specific learning goals

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Technology

Scan documents and project them in class

Use technology to locate information and communicate

Endless opportunities

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Patricia’s ACES Work

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Participants’ Feedback

ACES helped with:

l

esson planning focused on framework

l

essons being more intentional

l

essons that were more focused

a

focus on

how

to teach, not

what

to teach

t

ransforming teaching

m

aking students become more self-sufficient and self motivated

e

ngaging students

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Participants’ Feedback

ACES is

holistic

and purposeful

a

‘mindset’

change

not a curriculum

tailored

to all

levels

a way to make your teaching more intentional and deliberate

a

toolbox for teaching

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ACES is…

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ACES is…

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ACES is…

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Future of ACES

ACES Integration Framework will be adjusted with recommendations of ACES Participants and ACES Advisory Group

ACES Participants will present in their programs/sites

Plan is for state-wide use by all ABE teachers in Minnesota in future

Other states are interested in the ACES Framework

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