Getting College and Career Ready in Science

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Many adult education students are interested in entering health and other science-focused career pathways. For example, health careers are the largest majors in 2-year postsecondary institutions (NCES, 2013).  Few adults are ready for fast-paced, foundational science courses, however.  What are the challenges?  How can adult educators assist their learners to become college and career ready in science?

This interactive webinar focuses on changes occurring in adult education that bode well for science teaching and learning, especially inclusion of science as a content area for rigorous English and mathematics college and career readiness instruction and high school equivalency tests.  Learn more about these changes and how educators are responding.

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Webinar Date: October 7, 2014


Michele Bahr, Consultant
For twenty years, molecular microbial ecology was Michele’s field of research at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA. Her involvement in science education also began at MBL as an Education and Outreach Coordinator. Those years marked the beginning of her work with adult education program as a volunteered, then GED® teacher. She has since facilitated or co-facilitated twenty professional development workshops for educators. Michele worked closely with a team of Massachusetts ABE subject matter experts to develop the Life Science Strand and Benchmarks.

Amy Dalsimer, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
Amy will provide background information on PCAP’s Bridge to Health and Bridge to Science programs and discuss instruction approach and level of student work.

Cynthia Zafft, National College Transition Network @ World Education, Inc.
Cynthia currently focuses on student instruction and teacher professional development that supports transition to postsecondary healthcare and science programs for adult learners.