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Hello from the Community Action Partnership of Providence. My name is Candace Harper. I am the Education & Training Director.
Hi, from CREC TES, Hartford, CT
Hello from Nina Tourtellotte at Edadvance in CT
Hello! Heather Pelletier from Naugatuck Adult Education in CT
Candace Kilduff YWCA New Britain Family Literacy Center
Welcome! Please introduce yourself in chat with 1) Your name 2) Your role 3) Something that is working right now in connecting with learners (or colleagues). Something short.
This is Lisa Clark, the coordinator of the Adult Language Learning problem at the East Providence (RI) Library. It's been easy and good to connect with people who have the skills and technology to be in touch easily. Unfortunately this doesn't include a large percentage of our folks.
Welcome! Please introduce yourself in chat with 1)Your name 2) Your role 3) Something that is working right now in connecting with learners (or colleagues). Keep it short, one line!
Bonnie Eisenberg, ESL /Family Literacy Instructor/ Using Zoom, scanning documents for my students, different website documents, etc.
Hi, Joan Ford from RI. I am the director of adult education professional development. I am not working directly with students.
Joanne Vyce Central Vermont Adult Basic Education; teacher/ community coordinator. Weekly meetings on Zoom with teens and adults has helped me to get to know them better and support them more deeply, in some cases.
Michelle Vacharakupt - Enfield and Vernon Adult Ed’s, CT I’m a counselor. Remind.com has been great for connecting with students.
Nina Tourtellotte, Asst ATDN PD, at Edadvance in CT. Zoom is working for us to keep in touch with colleagues and use for PD Delivery.
Christina Costa, RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, We have been using email, Zoom and phone calls to connect with students.
Google Classroom, Zoom is working well
Julia DiPietro at Vermont Adult Learning in Burlington. Using Zoom, Google Meet, email, phone call, texts. Using What's App for a speaking class.
feel like the biggest challenge regarding career planning/goals is the uncertainty with the future of businesses due to COVID 19
Keeping all learners motivated and engaged is a huge challenge
How to move learners into good jobs and training post-COVID19.
Keeping students engaged and present in learning.
Knowing how to guide my ESL students to get the help they need
WhatsApp has been an amazing resource for my class!
Two resources for WhatsApp that I like: 1. https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/whatsapp-more-adult-learners 2. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1viA1bzLjqTb_2yCN0K437aVUifn6AuONS10JktBp94k/edit
Michele’s comment: I used to depend a lot on body language, but I've had to try and get as much as I can from facial expressions and tone of voice. Michele
On WhatsApp, my students communicate constantly about community resources, questions about homework, anything and everything--we've been communicating with WhatsApp even since well before the pandemic.
For the past couple of weeks I have realized I am talking a LOT during our google meets meetings. It is a lot and I don’t think they were getting what I was doing. I am now working on posing questions, and waiting. I am also not talking as much I am listening more. I am listening for frustration noises, ex, sigh. I am also listening to hear my name, that was always a sign when they didn’t understand something.
Amy, I try to use the chat box a lot. Even if it is for yes and no questions. it let's you know who is listening and encourages more participation.
Thank you, Joan. I will do that also.
check out virtual job shadow
I'd like to try screen cast o matic
Utilize the close captioning and more videos.
Screencast-o-matic. O'Net, create videos, newsletter
What's App and Google drive
screencast-o-matic...and maybe closed captioning too.
I have not used WhatsApp. Would like to hear about how it is used.
Screencast-o-matic. Newsletter Zoom Office hours
Zoom office hours too
reposting: Two resources for WhatsApp that I like: 1. https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/whatsapp-more-adult-learners 2. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1viA1bzLjqTb_2yCN0K437aVUifn6AuONS10JktBp94k/edit
This was very informative. Thank you!
Thank you for this Webinar and the Tech links are great.
Excellent presentation -- so filled with resources and inspiration.
Thank you so much for this!!
Thank you very much