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Webinar presented for The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland on July 22, 2022.

Learn how to answer the question of all adult learners: “Why do I need to know this?”

Adults need fundamental skills in reading, writing and mathematics for success in most on-the-job training and workplace certifications. They also need to be able to apply these essential skills in the workplace environment. During this workshop you will:

• Understand the economic impact of adults increasing their reading, writing, and math skills
• Explore examples of reading, writing, and math tasks from workplace scenarios and certifications
• Gain up-to-date information on growing regional jobs to keep adults motivated
• Experience a career exploration lesson that builds reading, writing, and math skills

Learn how to engage adults to simultaneously build both workforce and basic academic skills. Your adult learners will walk away feeling more prepared for workplace certifications, and life.

Sample lessons will be shared from The Literacy Cooperative’s free and UPDATED downloadable Contextualized Curriculum. Each curriculum focuses on an industry with high entry-level growth in Northeast Ohio: manufacturing, construction, IT/digital literacy, hospitality, and healthcare. The strategies and lesson plans shared in this session can be modified for use with a wide variety of adult learning contexts.

Webinar presented for The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland on July 22, 2022.

Learn how to answer the question of all adult learners: “Why do I need to know this?”

Adults need fundamental skills in reading, writing and mathematics for success in most on-the-job training and workplace certifications. They also need to be able to apply these essential skills in the workplace environment. During this workshop you will:

• Understand the economic impact of adults increasing their reading, writing, and math skills
• Explore examples of reading, writing, and math tasks from workplace scenarios and certifications
• Gain up-to-date information on growing regional jobs to keep adults motivated
• Experience a career exploration lesson that builds reading, writing, and math skills

Learn how to engage adults to simultaneously build both workforce and basic academic skills. Your adult learners will walk away feeling more prepared for workplace certifications, and life.

Sample lessons will be shared from The Literacy Cooperative’s free and UPDATED downloadable Contextualized Curriculum. Each curriculum focuses on an industry with high entry-level growth in Northeast Ohio: manufacturing, construction, IT/digital literacy, hospitality, and healthcare. The strategies and lesson plans shared in this session can be modified for use with a wide variety of adult learning contexts.

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Workplace Reading, Writing & Math for Adults.pdf

  1. 1. Introduce Yourself! Unmute or post in chat: 1. Organization 2. Location 3. One thing you want to learn today Tip You can change your name and photo in Zoom! Even if you pause your video, others will have some visual connection with you.
  2. 2. Workforce Reading, Writing & Math for Adults 22 July 2022
  3. 3. Meagen Farrell Mustard Seed Training Who Am I? Author Trainer Woodworker Mom
  4. 4. Many Thanks!
  5. 5. Why Is the Economic Impact of Education in Today’s Workplace?
  6. 6. One Worker’s Story
  7. 7. One Worker’s Story
  8. 8. What to Expect Objective: You will leave this session with motivation to engage adults with workplace scenarios to build academic skills. ➔ Workplace Scenarios Explore examples of reading, writing, and math tasks on the job ➔ High Growth Regional Jobs Get up-to-date information on high growth jobs to keep adults motivated ➔ Model Lesson Digital Literacy Module 1, Lesson 3: Searching for IT Jobs (pages 24-27)
  9. 9. Join at www.kahoot.it Or with the Kahoot! app
  10. 10. Let’s See Some Realistic On-the-Job Tasks!
  11. 11. Register to Download ➔The Literacy Cooperative’s Contextualized Curriculum
  12. 12. Hospitality Contextualized Curriculum
  13. 13. Hospitality Highlights Lessons are applicable for any English language learner, or anyone entry- level workers using customer service skills. ➔ Recommended Learning Materials Effective free & paid resources ➔ 12 Week Course of Study Use individual lessons or whole set of 24 lessons
  14. 14. Hospitality Scenario On-the-job Turn to page 51 in your Contextualized Hospitality & Food Service Curriculum
  15. 15. How Realistic is This? . . . .
  16. 16. Three Key Strategies: Differentiate Interdisciplinary Contextualize Source: Farrell, M. (2013) “Teaching Adults: GED Test Resource Book” New Readers Press
  17. 17. Interdisciplinary Hospitality-Week 7, Day A: Adding Totals Industry English Language Arts Vocabulary Restaurant Menus Percentages Dialogue Pages 51-54
  18. 18. Interdisciplinary Reading, Writing, and Math ELA Math Vocabulary Use objects, images, and Oxford Picture Dictionary Restaurant Menus Collect real local menus from places that are hiring Percentages Add totals and calculate percentages for tax or tip Dialogue Read realistic scripts or students write them
  19. 19. Find Up-to-Date Information on High Growth Jobs to Keep Adults Motivated
  20. 20. Find Up-to-Date Data Using Your State Job Bank ● OhioMeansJobs.com ● MinnesotaWorks.net ● WORKinTEXAS.com ● Jobs banks in all 50 states at CareerOneStop.org
  21. 21. Go to OhioMeansJobs.com ● Click “For Job Seekers” ● Click “Job Search Skills” ● Click “Workforce Data Tools” ● Click “Job Posting Trends” ● Choose Your Region or “Ohio” ● Select “Occupational Focus” ● Download document & look for high demand, entry-level jobs ● Or click this link for the Northeast Ohio Report
  22. 22. Go to MinnesotaWorks.net ● Click “Career Seeker Services” ● Rollover “Online Tools” ● Click “Jobs in Demand Now” ● Download printable list of high demand jobs ● Or click this link for the online Jobs in Demand Report
  23. 23. Go to WORKinTEXAS.com ● Scroll down to “Top Occupations Advertised Online for…” DATE ● Click on the chart to go to a list of “Occupations by Advertised Jobs” ● Or click this link for the Occupations by Advertised Jobs Report
  24. 24. Model Lesson
  25. 25. Digital Literacy Contextualized Curriculum
  26. 26. Digital Literacy/IT Curriculum originally created for digital c, an organization providing IC3 exam preparation for entry level IT jobs. ➔ Three Modules Three modules integrate adult basic education lessons into existing IC3 preparation curriculum.
  27. 27. Highlighted Certification IC3 Certificationby Certiport
  28. 28. Searching for IT Jobs All the Activities! Understanding Industry Keywords Large Group Demo Independent Search Understanding Job Postings Pages 24-27 Interdisciplinary: Refers to Numeracy Module 2, Lesson 1 Handout: Entry Level Career Tracks in IT (page 50) IT/Digital Literacy Module 1, Lesson 3
  29. 29. ABC, we use 3 Key Strategies: Differentiate, teaching workplace skills, yeah! We’re Interdisciplinary, We Contextualize, Source: Farrell, M. (2013) “Teaching Adults: GED Test Resource Book” New Readers Press
  30. 30. ALL THE LINKS! Just want the websites? They’re listed in order near the end of the document.
  31. 31. Any other Questions?
  32. 32. Thanks for Coming! blog.mustseed.org

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