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Online PD Modules

Online Professional Development Modules

On this page you will find current listings and information on online workshop offerings on various topics related to teaching adult learners. Each multimedia module is ideal for developmental education faculty and staff as well as all who teach and work with adult learners. The videos below can be viewed or accessed at any time by clicking on the title.  These modules were previously developed for the purpose of earning professional development hours.  Although they are no longer available for that purpose, the modules can be accessed at any time for use as a resource. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at The Education Institute.

Self-Change Power Project  (3 PD hours)

This professional development session demonstrates an activity that can be used to help students identify contextualized work behaviors needed for future careers, then graph them over time. 

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(Click here to view the video) Self Change

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Instructionally Appropriate Technology Integration
(3 PD hours)

This professional development session explores a variety of ways instructors can integrate technology to support teaching and learning in their own classrooms. Instead of taking a tool-centered approach, this training takes an approach that focuses on pedagogy and instructional strategies for merging technology-based activities into existing curriculum in order to expand, rather than change, instructional practices. In addition to the video, the training consists of various tasks that must all be completed and returned in order to earn specified professional development hours.

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(Click here to view the video) Technology Instruction Video 
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Problem Solving Activity (3 PD hours)

This professional development session demonstrates an activity that can be applied to a variety of developmental and adult education courses. After facilitating a whole group discussion where students brainstorm contextualized skills and behaviors, students will work in small groups to determine solutions to examples of problem solving in the workplace.

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Integrating Goal Setting into the DE Classroom
(3 PD hours)

This professional development session demonstrates an activity which can be used to introduce or supplement instruction on goal setting and/or SMART goals in the adult learner classroom. In addition to the video, the training consists of various tasks that must all be completed and returned in order to earn specified professional development hours.

 

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(Click here to view the video) Goal Setting Video  Professional Development Activity Form

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Contextualized Computer Skills Activity (3 PD hours)

This professional development session can be applied to a variety of developmental and adult education courses. Students will brainstorm skills needed for their career path. After searching for a job a student hopes to obtain after completing his/her program, a cover letter addressing required skills will be created. Instructors and peers will provide feedback to help students prepare for a job search after obtaining a degree or certificate. The activity requires computer access and should be completed in a computer lab or in the classroom with a laptop cart.

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Note Taking Skills for the DE Classroom Video (Resource Only)

This video is not a PD module, but an extra resource for classroom use.

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(Click here to view the video) Note Taking Skills for the DE Classroom

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