CORE Course Resources

This page contains all the resources from ABSPD's face-to-face CORE courses.  Click on the section heading to access the page.  All instructional resources may be used by adult basic education programs.  Please cite ABSPD as the source.

CORE 01: Applying Content Standards: GPS for Success 

Have you ever wondered what specific tasks adult learners should know and be able to do? Would you like to access easy‐to‐use sample teaching activities with real‐life applications? If so, get on the road to student success by implementing content standards in your classroom. This course focuses on understanding the North Carolina Adult Education Content Standards and learning how to use this resource to improve instruction.

 

CORE 02: Assessment to Instruction

Adult learners gain employment by being engaged in the learning process. Understanding student goals, achievement levels and learning preferences can inform instruction and create community within the classroom. This course will focus on using a variety of classroom assessments to drive instruction and engagement. 

 

CORE 03: Evidence-Based Math

Have you ever wondered why math is a challenge for many of our Basic Skills students? Are there better ways to teach that
will capture their attention and improve their learning outcomes? The focus of this course will be research‐based instructional techniques including teaching math conceptually first and algorithms last and strategies for helping students overcome math anxiety so they will be ready to learn. Content is aligned with the North Carolina Adult Education Content Standards. Participants will learn how to design and use contextual, interactive and collaborative lessons and activities to enhance basic skills math instruction.

 

CORE 04: Evidence-Based Reading

Basic Skills programs are filled with many adult learners who are struggling to make progress in reading. Are you looking for ways to help your students become fluent readers? This course provides an overview of evidence‐based reading strategies to include: the interrelationship between the four components, diagnostic assessments, and best practices to help struggling readers make gains. Participants will learn how to assess students and choose appropriate instructional techniques and reading materials to increase reading achievement. Content is aligned with the North Carolina Adult Education Content Standards. Participants will learn how to use contextual, interactive and collaborative lessons and activities to enhance basic skills reading instruction.

 

CORE 05: Evidence-Based Writing

Do some of your students avoid or struggle with writing? Are you looking for ways to help them build writing fluency and skill?
Using research‐based strategies and best practices, participates will explore the writing process and writing purposes/audiences/tasks relevant for adult learners. You will also engage in activities designed to support adult learners’ development as effective writers.

 

CORE 06: Contextualized Instruction 

According to research in workforce education, acquiring basic skills is not enough to prepare adults and youth to be competitive in the job market. Our students need interpersonal, decision-making, and planning skills within the social context of the workplace. To obtain these skills, all lessons taught need to be contextualized to ensure the transfer of skills from one environment to another. During the six-hour, interactive training, participants will learn how to develop contextualized lessons using the NC Content Standards across content areas. Participants will also gain firsthand experiences on how to assess students’ interests and how to apply to the world of work. In addition, participants will learn how to apply this knowledge through the development of lesson plans that relate to their students’ needs.

 

CORE 07: Teaching Strategies Integrating Technology - Schmidt

Here are the resources for the CORE 07 workshop taught on April 12, 2019. 

 

CORE 07: Teaching Strategies Integrating Technology - Browns 

This course introduces resources available for incorporating technology in to the classroom including the NCCCS Virtual Learning Community, the North Carolina Learning Objects Repository and other online tools. Integrating technology increases student motivation and helps to prepare students for future learning and careers and encourages collaboration.  Content is aligned with the North Carolina Adult Education Content Standards. Participants will learn how to use contextual, interactive and collaborative lessons and activities to enhance basic skills reading instruction.