LANGUAGE COMPETENCIES FOR BEGINNING ESL LEARNERS was produced by the New York City Board of Education and the City University of New York. This instructional package is designed to provide teachers of adult ESL learners with a guide to developing communicative, student-centered learning. The project is composed of two parts: a step-by-step teaching manual and three videotapes designed to illustrate the teaching processes and content. Both the manual and the tapes provide useful activities for both new and experienced ESL teachers. The package is available from Albany Educational Television (518/462-7292 ext. 20).
The NYS ADULT LIFE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM helps adults realize their full potential and make changes in their behavior that lead them to jobs, further education, close family structure, and community participation. This seven-module curriculum, which is based on group learning, was developed by statewide teacher teams. The curriculum addresses relationships, communications, activating your learning potential, balancing roles, and parent power, among others. For more information, contact the Office of Workforce Preparation and Continuing Education (518/474-8920) of the New York State Education Department.
WORK CONNECTIONS is an instructional tool to help students develop the competencies they will use in the workplace and in their daily lives. The program will help students bring organization into their lives; taking responsibility and risks, making decisions, setting goals, seeing benchmarks, and knowing where their learning is leading them. Teachers, using the context of particular occupations (health care services, office occupations, and optical careers) to teach basic and expanded basic skills, see student success in exploring an occupation of choice and being better prepared for a job. Work Connections strategies, guide, and database were conceived and developed by the Albany Adult Learning Center. The package is available through Albany Educational Television (518/462-7292 ext.20).
FROM INCARCERATION TO PRODUCTIVE LIFESTYLE includes a series of products to aid in the development and implementation of New York's Incarcerated Education Program and other efforts in the incarcerated education community. The two videotapes include descriptions of the instructional delivery system model, with a visual description of the transition program components in the State's program.
Augmenting this package is an instructional guide entitled Making the Transition: An Instructional Guide for Incarcerated Youth Education, which provides information about incarcerated youth, the program, legal rights, inmate needs, and program staff needs. A series of sample lessons, many of which have been provided by corrections educators, is also included within the instructional guide. This package has been produced by Albany Educational Television and the Hudson River Center for Program Development, Inc. (518/432-4005).
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