Transition Skills for All Learners ACES PLC, ATLAS,

Transition Skills for All Learners ACES PLC, ATLAS,

Transition Skills for All Learners ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 1 What Employers Want Top 10 List! 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9. 10. Perfect attendance Drug and Alcohol Avoidance Listening and Following Instructions Math, science, and mechanical aptitudes Critical Thinking Skills Work effectively on a Diverse Team Problem Solving Life-long Learning Strong Communication Skills Dependability ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Transition (TIF) Categories

3 Effective Communication Learning Strategies Academic Language & Skills Numeracy Critical Thinking SelfManagement Developing a Future Pathway ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Navigating Systems

4 How do TIF categories address the TOP 10 list? Share a few examples with a partner. ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 How to make Transitions accessible to Volunteers and Learners in all contexts 5

Tea ch TIF Skill s ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Transitions (TIF) in the Classroom What do they look like? 6 Norms & Routines: a sequence of actions regularly followed. Routines become Norms

when they become class expectations. ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Norms and Routines Examples 7 Personal responsibility: homework turned in on time, making up missed work Accountability: signing in/out, getting missed work/notes, writing down assignments Evaluation: evaluating the quality of work and participation of self and others Teamwork: expectation set to work collaboratively to accomplish

certain tasks Tasks, duties: participation in tasks/duties as learning experiences Levels of formality: using more formal speech and behaviors with the instructor and in the classroom in general Informal interaction: speech and behaviors appropriate to use with peers (not outside friends) *Routines: when they become class expectations ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Learning Templates 8 Routine structures for activities and

tasks that provide practice of lesson content and can be adapted to different contexts. ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Learning Templates 9

Graphic Organizers Dialogue Templates Info Gaps Mingle Grids Dictation Templates Exit Tickets Games Share Ideas 10

Share with a partner 1. 2. An example of a Norm/Routine A learning Format Pair with a another Pair and Share! + Write ideas on a poster Time to Delve-in! 11

Peruse packets Peruse posters Jot down New ideas, Things to try on Monday, and Questions on your graphic organizer ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Lets Transition 12 What works for your

volunteers? Share one Routine & Learning Template you can implement ACES onPLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Monday. Next Steps ACES resources at ATLAS website: www.atlasabe.org/professional/transitions

Future PD opportunities Regional workshops in spring 2015 (NE, NW, Metro, South) ACES Study Circles in programs and/or transitions regions in spring 2015 Contact Lia Conklin Olson, the ACES Project Lead: [email protected] Thank you & Wrap-up 14 THANK YOU for Participating! ACES PLC, ATLAS, March 2014 Poster Sharing of Ideas:

Routines and Learning Templates 15

Image what do you see? Student writes by self, then shares with a partner. Mingle grid vocab/grammar activity (for each lesson) Calendar review: weather & icebreaker question with whole group Morning mingle practice greeting and 1Q by walking around the room and repeating the same greeting & Q. Sandwich lesson large group exercise, then small group activity, then back to large group for another activity (e.g. lease agreement) Scheduled times for different academic skills KWL worksheets (Know/want to know/learned) Classroom binders with sections (free binders at U of M reuse center!! Thursdays) Door Police Student must answer 1Q from lesson before leaving class. Verb conjugation grid subject on one side, elicit correct verb conjugation from students. Volunteer Management Conference, November 2014

16 Routines & Learning Templates Routines for the week Monday: Vocab & spelling list (10 12 words) Tuesday: Reading with words Wednesday: Listening & speaking with words Thursday: Pair dictation with words in sentences Friday: spelling test Differentiating into two groups by level or attendance: students know if they arrive late to go to the catch-up group with their tutor/volunteer Volunteer Management Conference, November 2014

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