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An Advance Organizer is a teaching and learning tool. It is a type of graphic organizer or an organizer that is depicted visually and also explained verbally to students. Advance Organizers provide the necessary scaffolding for students to either learn new and unfamiliar material or to integrate new ideas into relatively familiar ideas.  

Professional Development Credit:

This unit is worth 1 hour of professional development.

Students with Bipolar Disorder can have a huge impact on the adult education classroom. The causes are not clearly understood, but both environmental and genetic factors play a role. There are many educational implications to consider for students with Bipolar Disorder.

This unit will provide the facts, causes, and symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and will offer some instructional strategies and accommodations to use in the classroom to improve the success of students.

Professional Development Credit: 
This unit is worth 1 hour of professional development.

Harvard University professor Howard Gardner's research has shown that adults possess several different ways of learning and processing information beyond the linguistic and logical abilities that teachers usually expect. In other words, there are many ways to be "smart".

Professional Development Credit: 

This unit is worth 1 hour of professional development.

The ability to understand and communicate needs and wants to others is a skill that all people need. Those who advocate for themselves are more likely to have a sense of control over their lives and feel more competent and self-confident.  Students with disabilities and adult education students require self-advocacy skills in order to successfully transition to post-secondary education and/or the workforce.

Professional Development Credit: 

This unit is worth 1 hour of professional development.

Ever wonder why our adult education students may make decisions or choices that just don’t seem to make any sense? Hear about the latest research: Scarcity—The New Science of Having Less and How it Defines Our Lives. Learn what some of those common decisions or choices are, the economic and personal rationales that are often behind them, and how we can best support those we serve. Information will be shared to consider alternate planning to best assist our students as they transition from the classroom to employment and self-sufficiency.

Mental health issues are as real and as serious as physical health issues.Understanding mental health conditions, offering a supportive classroom environment, and connecting students to appropriate resources can increase student retention and help students reach their academic goals. This session will increase your knowledge of mental illness and provide strategies for working with students in your classrooms with mental health conditions.

Professional Development Credit

This unit is worth 1 hour of professional development.