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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills)

The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels.

The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement.

The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lucila Oliver
Date Added:
04/23/2017
Adding Integers to Real Life Problems
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Adult Learners will review the previous lesson, measuring with a thermometer, to continue their application in horizontal number lines. Learners will use the number line to increase their understanding of integer values as well as apply their understanding to solving real world problems.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
Lisa Ramsey
Date Added:
05/14/2016
The American Dream and Social Stratification Lesson Unit
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Students who migrated to the USA from Mexico or any other country when they were kids are the learner audience. However, this lesson series can be adapted for other types of learners. Each lesson will take up to 30 minutes. The topic of lesson #1 is social stratification and the American dream. The students will learn about these two concepts. The goals of lesson #2 are to learn how to create charts and graphs in a PowerPoint after collecting data through interviews and compare/ contrast results with National Survey 2005 NY Times. Lesson #3’s topic is about race as ascribed characteristics and its influence on social mobility. Students will integrate and evaluate information they collected and present their own ideas in discussions. Lesson #4’s topic is how gender can affect people’s ability to climb the economic ladder. During lesson #5 students will present their findings in class and reflect on their experience learning about the topic of the American dream and whether it is achievable or not.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
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Data Set
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Author:
Nadezda Pimenova
Date Added:
05/14/2016
Analyze and evaluate the arguments which matter to the adult learner
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The purpose of this interactive lesson is for students to analyze the evidence in support of a claim in an argument, and to evaluate whether the argument is supported. Adult students preparing for the GED extended response and who place at least at a Grade 8 reading / writing level will find this tool useful. This lesson can also be a stand alone primer for those wanting to evaluate / present better arguments at work and in life. This lesson is designed for a face-to-face, instructor-led classroom setting.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Tharshi Kumaran
Date Added:
03/21/2018
Analyzing Community Issues through the Flint, MI Water Contamination Crisis
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This lesson is for ABE students at a level D-E Reading level to practice identifying key points in video and text and analyzing the causes and effects of social issues, and identifying solutions to these problems. By watching two short videos and reading materials on the effects of lead exposure and on the specific drinking water crisis in Flint, MI, students will examine key issues, analyze the problem and its causes, identify approaches to solving this problem and ones like it in other locations, and apply this approach to other scenarios that are relevant to their immediate lives.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Case Study
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ruth Sugar
Date Added:
05/05/2016
Analyzing Community Issues through the Flint, MI Water Contamination Crisis (REVISED)
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These 3 lessons are for high ABE/low ASE students at a level D-E Reading level to practice identifying key points in video and text and analyzing the causes and effects of social issues, and identifying solutions to these problems. By watching two short videos and reading EPA materials on the effects of lead exposure and a short article on the specific drinking water crisis in Flint, MI, students will examine key issues, analyze the problem and its causes, identify approaches to solving this problem and ones like it in other locations, and apply this approach to other scenarios that are relevant to their immediate lives.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Reading
Author:
Ruth Sugar
Date Added:
06/21/2016
Applying the Scientific Method to Solve a Nursing Problem (Remix)
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The purpose of this lesson is for adult learners to improve their communication skills --- specifically reading, writing, speaking and listening --- by using the Scientific Method to solve a nursing problem. The target audience of this lesson is adults at the 12th grade reading and writing levels. This lesson is designed for a face-to-face, instructor-led classroom setting.

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Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Rema Merrick
Date Added:
01/02/2018
The Argumentative Research Project: Writing the thesis and introduction - Remix
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The learner-audience for this lesson are adults preparing for the GED, specifically the English/Language Arts assessment. The lesson demonstrates how the successful writing of the “thesis-statement” is essential for writing an effective persuasive essay. The lesson will help prepare learners to write an effective thesis statement which their essay responds to. The lesson shows how a successful thesis statement guides the direction of the rest of the essay and that without an effective thesis statement most essays are difficult to write and to comprehend for the reader. The lesson encourages learners to practice writing thesis statements and to write thesis statements that draw from their own experiences.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
newton buliva
Date Added:
05/21/2017
Arithmetic and Travel Planning
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The learner plans a vacation trip to Washington DC focusing on a three of their own selections between the numerous historical sites, monuments or museums. The learner plans where they will visit over those three to four days. Using addition, subtraction and or percentage functions, the learner prepares a budget for lodging, transportation, entertainment, souvenirs and food. The student will be ask to develop a five slide PowerPoint presentation of one of their places chosen and what they plan to spend on the visit to Washington DC. Materials to include in this exercise are computer, books and calculators.

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Deborah Madden
Date Added:
05/12/2016
Beat the Riddlers! Reading Technical Text: Filling out a form
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This lesson is a real-world scenario-based reading module for Reading Scientific and Technical Text, for readers at level 7. Through an interactive visual scenario, learners are introduced to ways to handle difficult text in a loan application form, and will be walked through the meaning and purpose of challenging terminology in it.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Interactive
Module
Student Guide
Date Added:
07/01/2016
Calculating the Areas of Rectangles
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This lesson focuses on calculating the areas of rectangles. It is designed to enable adult students to successfully master basic geometry knowledge in order to achieve their High School Equivalency (HSE). Areas to be covered include types of polygons, quadrilaterals, rectangles; calculating areas of rectangle and calculating costs. Students will apply this knowledge to practical areas of their lives such as calculating the costs of purchasing carpets or painting of walls

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
Winston Lawrence
Date Added:
05/05/2016
Calculating the Areas of Rectangles - Remix
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This lesson focuses on calculating the areas of rectangles. It is designed to enable adult students to successfully master basic geometry knowledge in order to achieve their High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Areas to be covered include types of polygons, quadrilaterals, rectangles; calculating areas of rectangles and calculating costs. Students can apply this knowledge to practical areas of their lives such as calculating the cost of purchasing carpet or painting walls.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
Sandra James
Date Added:
11/21/2017
Calculating the Areas of Rectangles - Remix
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This lesson focuses on using the properties of rectangles to calculate area. It is designed to aid adult students to successfully master and apply basic geometry knowledge in a professional setting (construction and related) and can also contribute to achieving High School Equivalency (HSE).
Areas to be covered include properties of rectangles and squares; definition of ‘square’; right-angled triangles; calculating areas of rectangles and right-angled triangles; decomposition of area into manageable units; and calculating costs. Students will apply this knowledge to calculating the costs of purchasing building materials.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
david cowell
Date Added:
04/26/2017
Calculating the Areas of Rectangles - Remix
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This lesson focuses on calculating the areas of rectangles. It is designed to enable adult students to successfully master basic geometry knowledge in order to achieve their High School Equivalency (HSE). Areas to be covered include types of polygons, quadrilaterals, rectangles; calculating areas of rectangle and calculating costs. Students will apply this knowledge to practical areas of their lives such as calculating the costs of purchasing carpets or painting of walls

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
Winston Lawrence
Date Added:
05/15/2016
Comparing Fractions With Unlike Denominators
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This lesson focuses on comparing and ordering fractions in ways that encourage deeper understanding of’ ‘number sense’ by supporting learners to consider different techniques to order and compare fractions with different numerators and denominators. The three techniques covered in this lesson are those used to compare fractions with like numerators or denominators, unlike numerators or denominators and by comparing to a 1/2 benchmark. Emphasis are placed on the two latter techniques. Activities and practice exercises involve real-world problems including sales discounts, cooking measurements and school score reports.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rasheedat Yahaya
Date Added:
12/13/2016
Conversational English for Learners of ESL Seeking Employment in the Fast Food or Restaurant Business
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This lesson has been developed for ESL, Adult Basic Education (ABE) learners at a Level B, CCR Anchor 1 (SL.3.1-1d), Speaking and Listening Standards, who wish to use conversational English to communicate at job interviews, with co-workers, and the general public. Learners will engage in effective collaborative discussions (one-on-one, group, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others' ideas, clearly expressing their own ideas, asking questions, and applying lessons learned to create new knowledge.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Anna Anglin
Date Added:
07/06/2017
Creating an E-Portfolio
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You would have to simulate a scenario where they have graduated and are preparing themselves for the workforce.They will be reflecting among themselves to identify the experiences, character traits, goals and objectives that are closest to them. They will use these items that they have identified and look towards creating an interactive medium. They will look for you on feedback to improve the interactive medium that they have created, to see if it's relevant to the learners or not. You will have to be familiar with the rapid growth of educational technology, these include platforms that will showcase the portfoliosPathbrite - An easy way of creating an E-Portfolio and placing your reflections and experiences into.About.me - This is an easy portfolio builder that acts as a start up page to link you to your videos or images. It even provides a free email signature as wellWeebly -  Weebly is a drag and drop no frills web page builder. It is really easy and intuitive to use.Wix - Wix is similar to Weebly, it is also a page builder for building up your own web page. Wordpress - Create a wordpress site that stores all the relevant information available on the site.It will also include interactive media that will be used to create different forms of videos, animations and images.Canva - Canva allows you to create images such as resumes and infographics that will present your learner's journey.Powtoons - Powtoons allows you to create animations that will highlight your experiences to your future employers

Subject:
Electronic Technology
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
barry ng
Date Added:
04/06/2016
Creating an E-Portfolio - Mobile
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You will provide the learner(s) with the context required create an e-portfolio to use the workforce The learners will be reflecting among themselves to identify the experiences, character traits, goals and objectives that are closest to them. They will use these items that they have identified and look towards creating an interactive medium. They will look for you on feedback to improve the interactive medium that they have created, to see if it's relevant to the learners or not. You will have to be familiar with the Padlet platform

Subject:
Electronic Technology
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
LaRae Alcidor
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Creating an E-Portfolio Remix
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You would have to simulate a scenario where they have graduated and are preparing themselves for the workforce.They will be reflecting among themselves to identify the experiences, character traits, goals and objectives that are closest to them. They will use these items that they have identified and look towards creating an interactive medium. They will look for you on feedback to improve the interactive medium that they have created, to see if it's relevant to the learners or not. You will have to be familiar with the rapid growth of educational technology, these include platforms that will showcase the portfoliosPathbrite - An easy way of creating an E-Portfolio and placing your reflections and experiences into.About.me - This is an easy portfolio builder that acts as a start up page to link you to your videos or images. It even provides a free email signature as wellWeebly -  Weebly is a drag and drop no frills web page builder. It is really easy and intuitive to use. A presentation of how to navigate and download Weebly for the smartphone is included.Wix - Wix is similar to Weebly, it is also a page builder for building up your own web page. Wordpress - Create a wordpress site that stores all the relevant information available on the site.It will also include interactive media that will be used to create different forms of videos, animations and images.Canva - Canva allows you to create images such as resumes and infographics that will present your learner's journey.Powtoons - Powtoons allows you to create animations that will highlight your experiences to your future employers

Subject:
Electronic Technology
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
David Haile
Date Added:
03/02/2018
Describing Traffic and Road Signs in Basic English
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This lesson is geared towards beginning English language learners who plan to take a U.S. driving test. The goal of this lesson is for learners to be able to recognize various traffic and/or road signs and describe their meanings for the purpose of passing a U.S. driving test and driving safely on the road.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lina C
Date Added:
06/30/2016