Instructional resources support the teaching of specific education and training content, and include lesson plans, curricula, and course outlines that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.
Instructional resources are vetted using the following criteria.
Bridge program-related materials are resources that meet the following definition and core elements provided by The Joyce Foundation, Shifting Gears.
Resources aligned to college and career ready standards.
Resources grounded by theoretical and evidence or research base.
- Resource demonstrates connections to Adult Career Pathways.
- Resource is an allowable activity under Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
- Permission to post the resource on the ACP-SC site is granted.
- Resource is accessible to the public through a URL and technical aspects do not interfere with use (e.g. download times, working links, multimedia applications) and appears to be 508 compliant.
- Resource is free to the public. If registration is required, registration is free and information is not used for solicitation purposes.
- Resource is respectful/non-biased and free of obvious stereotypes.
- Resource identifies the target audience, learner characteristics, or the instructional setting.
- Resource includes clear information or instructions on how the resource should be used.
- Learning objectives are clearly identified either in the resource or submission form.
- Resource is transportable to other adult education instructional settings.
All resources must meet the above criteria in order to be posted in the resource center. Other optional criteria include the following:
- Resource is a bridge program-related material.
- Resource aligns to college and career ready standards.
- Resource is grounded by theoretical and evidence or research base.
- Resource has demonstrated effectiveness.
Tier 2 instructional resources are those reviewed and recommended by the ACP Technical Work Group by meeting one and/or more of the following criteria:
- Resource aligns to common core standards; and/or
- Resource is grounded by theoretical and research base; and/or
- Resource has demonstrated effectiveness.
If you would like to submit an instructional resource for Tier 2 consideration, just check the box at the end of the submission form and the form will expand with the information sections you will need to complete to have the resource reviewed as a Tier 2 resource. Resources must meet at least one of the additional criteria to be considered for Tier 2 resource review.
Use the drop-down filters to choose the options that best fit your area(s) of interest.
The Curriculum Guide for Kishwaukee College’s Adult Education Transition to Health Care Careers program serves as a comprehensive design document for the bridge program. The Transition to Health Care Careers program is intended to increase the number of low-income working adults who participate in...(view more)
This lesson plan, which focuses on advertising, uses the literacy strategy Generating Interactions between Schemata and Text (GIST). The resource contains the lesson plan and two advertising scenarios. The lesson plan includes performance objectives, standards addressed, assessments, materials, lesson...(view more)
This lesson plan explores vocabulary related to art using the list group and label (LGL) strategy. The resource contains the lesson plan, the LGL worksheet, and vocabulary handouts. The lesson plan includes performance objectives, standards addressed, assessments, materials, lesson procedures, application...(view more)
This unit provides a very detailed exploration of clarifying questions and statements for English language learners (ELLs). There are opportunities for discussion, written and verbal activities, modeling of the formulation of appropriate questions, and workplace applications. The content includes a lesson...(view more)
This lesson plan teaches students how to interpret blueprints and record the most relevant information. For this lesson, students will read four articles on design trends throughout the course and take notes using the Cornell notes format, extracting key points and relevant information, and summarize...(view more)
These materials, created by Minneapolis Adult Basic Education Center under a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation, contain multi-level, activity-based units to supplement an English Language Learner (ELL) curriculum. The unit includes lesson plans, rubrics (for instructor evaluation and for student...(view more)
The General Service Technician (GST) program is a three-quarter job training program designed primarily for students interested in introductory automotive training. This program includes integrated basic education skills training (IBEST) and is team-taught by an automotive instructor and a basic education...(view more)
This lesson plan, which focuses on photography technology, introduces students to workflow in Photoshop, including vocabulary. It uses the pre-/post-literacy strategy. The lesson plan includes the lesson plan and a vocabulary graphic.
The four scenario-based mathematics activities are integrated into a health science lesson built around healthcare professionals’ role in addressing the growing obesity epidemic. The scenario places students in the role of a hospital intern tasked with helping a patient lose weight. In the process,...(view more)
“Building Basics” is intended to be used with adult ESOL students in publicly-funded or community-based programs who have expressed a need and desire to learn English in the context of general construction, landscaping, painting, and plumbing. Each curriculum contains four or five lessons. Each...(view more)