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Interdisciplinary Instruction for 2014 GED Test Preparation

  1. 1. Interdisciplinary Instruction for the 2014 GED® Test September 20, 2013 Pre-Conference Webinar Achieving Credentials for Success Conference Appleton, WI
  2. 2. Meagen Farrell Author, trainer, consultant GED instructor @farrellink Facebook.com/farrell.ink Farrellink.com GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license.
  3. 3. Why Interdisciplinary Instruction? Reasoning through Language Arts Science Social Studies Mathematical Reasoning
  4. 4. My Two Cents on Teaching Adults • GED test prep programs are like marathon training programs at a gym. • Single-subject instruction is like running alone on the treadmill, day after day. • Interdisciplinary group instruction is like working out with a team.
  5. 5. My Two Cents on Teaching Adults Q: How do we keep it fresh? A: The book provides strategies, yo u add the content.
  6. 6. Interdisciplinary Lesson Central Theme 2014 GED® Test content Analyze reading passages Interpret data Formative Analysis
  7. 7. Central Themes Ask Your Students
  8. 8. 2014 GED® Test Content Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, NCTM National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education National Standards for History & National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies Assessment Targets
  9. 9. GEDTS Assessment Guide
  10. 10. Analyze Reading Passages Vocabulary Phonics & Phonemics Fluency Comprehension
  11. 11. Writing Constructed Responses Reasoning through Language Arts Science Social Studies Mathematical Reasoning
  12. 12. Interpreting Data Reasoning through Language Arts Science Social Studies Mathematical Reasoning
  13. 13. Formative Assessment What did they actually learn?
  14. 14. What is interdisciplinary instruction? 1. 2014 GED® Test content can be found in the _____ _________ ________. 2. Students can explore a _________ _______ using skills from multiple subjects. 3. In 2014, GED® Test takers will write and interpret data in ___ different subjects each.
  15. 15. What is interdisciplinary instruction? 3. Daily __________ __________ provides feedback on student progress. 4. The four elements of research-based reading instruction are: • __________________ • __________________ • __________________ • __________________
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. Take It Home • You have permission to use these workshop materials in your program as long as you attribute New Readers Press. Ex: © 2013 New Readers Press, Used with permission • Please send Meagen an email so we know how you are using it: farrellink@yahoo.com
  18. 18. Local Colleague Discussions • For 5 minutes, reflect with a partner: – How much do I know about and use elements of interdisciplinary instruction? – What about interdisciplinary instruction is useful, practical, and easy-to-implement? – What elements of interdisciplinary instruction would be more challenging in my context? • Discuss in large group for 10 minutes (or longer).

Editor's Notes

  • Why did New Readers Press ask me to write this book? They want an instructional perspective.
  • Reality: Not all instructors get planning time. But changing curricula for the 2014 GED Test is an opportunity to involve learners in decisions.
  • GED Assessment TargetsCentral theme3
  • 3. Formative assessment4. Vocabulary, Alphabetics, Comprehension, and Fluency

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