Professioanl Studies AE offers several transitions-related facilitated online courses this fall.

ProfessionalStudiesAE, a portal for online professional development in adult education and literacy, is running several transitions-related facilitated online courses this fall.

 Also this Fall season, NCTN is offering a webinar series on College Readiness for English Language Learners.


Online Courses: Transitions to College



Join us to explore evidence-based practices that you can use in your work with adult learners. Facilitated courses scheduled for this Fall are listed below. Individual cost of each course is $249. Contact Leah Peterson with registration questions or to learn about our discount for groups of 5 or more. 


College Readiness for Adults: Beyond Academic Preparation! The overall objective of this course is to assist educators, counselors, administrators and postsecondary partners to better prepare their students for postsecondary education. You will identify, organize, and reflect on the broad array of readiness skills and abilities that adults need to be successful in postsecondary education and training. Then you will consider how to change our practice to incorporate what we have learned.  

October 25-December 19, 2012


Introduction to College Transition Math: Reflect on your own and your students’ math backgrounds, examine and experience the college placement test your students take, try out math activities and exercises you can use in your classrooms, and explore the math knowledge and skills you will want to present to your own college transition students. 

October 15-December 17, 2012

Principles of Diagnostic Assessment and Teaching in Adult Reading Instruction: This six-week course has three parts. The first part consists of readings, discussion boards, and self-quizzes on the components of reading and diagnostic assessment. The second and third parts use the case study approach to give participants the opportunity to practice scoring and interpreting adult learners’ assessments in reading.  

October 29-December 17, 2012 


NCTN Fall Webinar Series:
College Readiness for English Language Learners


Webinar #1: ESOL Transitions Framework 

Luanne Teller (SABES, World Education Inc.), and Kermit Dunkelberg.

Tuesday, October 2, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM [EDT]  

The Life Skills, College, and Career Readiness Guide for ESOL Learners is a new resource collection of tasks that teachers can use in their classrooms to build the skills that students need to succeed in next steps. A good deal of the time in this webinar will be devoted to hands-on exploration of The Guide itself and ways that participants might use it.

Webinar #2: Academic Vocabulary Development

Rebeca Fernandez, Central Piedmont Community College, NC

Tuesday, November 13, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM [EST]  


Webinar #3: Program Design and Implementation: Focus on El Paso’s experience  

Susan Tollefson and Norma Minjares, El Paso Community College

Tuesday, December 4, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM [EST]   

 Register now Registration for a single webinar is $49, and the discounted package price for registration for all three is $125.