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Concurrent and contextualized instruction is a critical IntegratedEducation and Training (IET) and  IET for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) component that requires a basic skills or English language instructor to align lessons and integrate instruction with training providers and occupational skills providers. This workshop will provide hands-on activities to help practitioners develop and implement contextualized curriculum, including providing any needed academic support and high school equivalency (HSE) preparation. The focus of this session responds to the PD needs identified from a recent survey of current IET/IELCE program directors.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • New and experienced IET/IELCE directors and instructors who want to be more strategic in planning and implementing IET/IELCE curricula
  • Occupational skills training partners who want to increase strategy are welcome to attend with their IET/IELCE team

IET/IELCEs enable adult educators to help students access concurrent and contextual occupational training and academic instruction so that they can achieve their educational and career goals. Basic skills and ESOL instructors must plan instruction that is aligned with the academic readiness and language needed for the occupational skills component of the IET/IELCE programs. In this workshop, instructors will explore resources and tools that facilitate planning and development of the IET components, including providing academic support and HSE preparation, when needed. Opportunities to practice contextualizing lessons will be provided and instructors will develop activities that can be used in their IET/IELCE programs. We invite adult education and occupational skills instructors to participate as teams.

Please note: Join us for the morning session immediately preceding this session, entitled: Cultivating Partnerships for IET/IELCE Programming (Register here)

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Use a process for developing contextualized lessons and activities for an IET/IELCE programs
  • Use strategies for integrating academic and HSE support within IET/IELCE curriculum
  • Develop a single set of learning objectives
  • Create activities to use in the classroom
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 

Participants will be sent a link and asked to complete a self-assessment of their capacity to implement IET programs and develop curriculum for IET programs.  

04/28/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Quinsigamond Community College, The Harrington Center, Room 109B
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
PD Center: 

Career Pathways

SABES Program Support PD Center - Career Pathways
Topic Area: 
Career Pathways
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Frameworks/Standards
ESOL/English Language Learner
Integrated Education and Training (IET)
Workforce Development
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