When you focus on helping students stay in programs, you address all the ingredients of program quality and effective instruction. Student persistence is, in fact, an indicator of program strength. In this six-week course, you will use the six core "drivers” of persistence, identified in the New England Learner Persistence Project, to organize and review a wide range of successful persistence strategies, and to prioritize the ones that might have the most impact in your own programs. 

Estimated completion time: 24 hours

To register for this or other facilitated courses or to see a complete course catalog, go to http://elearningpd.worlded.org/

This course provides a theoretical background and introduces practical methods for implementing contextualized instruction.  Participants will:

1) Explore instructional methods that support contextualized instruction

2) Investigate authentic curriculum samples

3) Design a plan for lesson development.


Estimated time: 24 hours, depending on your pace and style of learning


This course was developed by the College & Career Pathways Institute at LaGuardia Community College in partnership with World Education, Inc.

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The purpose of this course is to prepare you – instructors and counselors – to implement the Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom (ICA) Curriculum Guide within the context of your situation. The hands-on activities will increase your level of comfort and familiarity with the curriculum guide and the related topics.

Estimated completion time: 24 hours

Math encompasses language and gives learners the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the workforce and higher education. This is the first of a series of courses designed for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills in their ESOL classrooms. Lessons provide conceptual understanding of math topics around whole numbers, including cultural differences in procedures and notation, and offer strategies for making math accessible for all levels of ESOL learners.