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Kedc orientation powerpoint

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Kedc orientation powerpoint

  1. 1. Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lincoln, Martin, Menifee, & Mercer County Adult Education
  2. 2. Let’s get to know each other … I’ll go first  1. First name 2. Favorite hobby and/or TV show 3. A goal that you have
  3. 3. You’re already on your way!
  4. 4. Your next steps …  TABE assessment  Helps you – and us – know your strengths, as well as what you need to work on  One-on-one meeting  Allows you to create a learning plan that best meets your needs, goals and schedule
  5. 5.  Classes and Study  We find that students who are able to attend classes regularly and study outside of class progress more quickly toward their goals. In addition to scheduled classes, we have other learning opportunities.  Other learning opportunities:  Learning lab  Distance learning  Fast Forward online program
  6. 6. About Us  Center Hours  Center Locations  Contact Information  Website  Social Media
  7. 7. How long will it take me?  Different for every person  Where you are now  How much work you put into it
  8. 8. How long will it take me?  Our GED® Express option may help you get you where you want to go faster.  We’ll discuss if it’s a good fit for you as you create your learning plan.
  9. 9. A different kind of learning experience …  What were your previous learning experiences like?  Positive?  Negative?  Adult education is different!
  10. 10. Life happens …  You’re an adult, so sometimes things may happen that cause you to have to “stop out.”  Stay in contact, and we can help you get back on track.
  11. 11. You’re not alone …  Caring, knowledgeable staff  Help you build academic and technological skills for the GED® test and beyond
  12. 12. Understanding yourself as a learner …  Did you have any learning issues when you were in school previously, such as difficulties with reading or staying focused?
  13. 13. Understanding yourself as a learner …  You may benefit from some learning accommodations, such as:  Fidgets  Chewing gum  Colored filters  Visors  You may qualify for testing accommodations, such as:  Extra time  Extra breaks  Separate testing space
  14. 14. Understanding yourself as a learner …  We are going to take a learning styles inventory, which will help you think about how you learn best and will provide some different ways to approach how you take in new information.
  15. 15. Busting Barriers  It is also important, before you begin this process, to identify barriers that may make it more difficult to reach your goals – and to address them from the outset.
  16. 16. Strengthening Supports  You should also identify your support systems, those who will encourage you to meet your goals. Please know that our staff is one of your support systems.
  17. 17. While you’re here …  We can help you prepare for employment.  You can earn Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate (KESC) and National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
  18. 18. While you’re here …  We can help you prepare for further education.  You can build your academic and study skills to help you prepare for training or college.
  19. 19. While you’re here …  You can participate in Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY).  You can earn your GED® diploma while earning college credit and certification.
  20. 20. Before you take the GED® test …  You will need to be given the green light to take the GED Ready™ test.  You may be able to get on a faster track toward earning your diploma, called GED® Express.
  21. 21. About the GED Ready™ test  Four modules  Language Arts  Social Studies  Science  Math  Can take one module at a time – and then, if pass, can take same GED® test module
  22. 22. About the GED Ready™ test  Same look and feel as GED® test  200 points per module  Minimum of 150 to pass  Better you do on GED Ready™, better you’ll do on actual test (highly predictive)
  23. 23. About the GED® test  Four sections  Language Arts  Social Studies  Science  Math “It’s easier if you split them up. You are more fresh if you can take one test at a time.” - Debbie Reynolds, Kentucky GED® graduate
  24. 24. About the GED® test  Computer-based  Makes it easier to focus on each question  Get scores back same day you test  More testing opportunities to better fit your busy schedule “I’m a horrible test taker. I actually liked the fact that it’s all computerized. It didn’t seem like I was in a (traditional) test setting, so I was more relaxed.” - Matthew Chandler, Kentucky GED® graduate
  25. 25. About the GED® test  200 points per module  Minimum passing score on each module = 150  Need overall score of 600 to pass  GED® score with honors = 170+/module
  26. 26. Once you earn your GED® diploma …  According to 2013 U.S. Department of Labor statistics, GED®/high school graduates earn an average of $9,300 more per year than non-graduates.
  27. 27. Learn more to earn more!
  28. 28. Policies & Procedures  Attendance policy  Cell phone policy  Other policies
  29. 29. Thoughts on setting goals
  30. 30. What ?’s do you have for us?
  31. 31. What’s next?  TABE assessment  One-on-one meeting to create learning plan  Certificate of Completion

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