ACP-SC online courses enable users to work at their own pace, at a time that is most convenient to them. Online courses provide “how to” instruction around key areas for developing and implementing Adult Career Pathways. Each online course includes:
- A “roadmap” for navigating the course;
- Multiple sessions covering sub-topics in a logical sequence with end-of-session activities;
- Examples and models to deepen a user’s understanding of the topic;
- Links to helpful websites and related resources; and
- An end-of-course assessment requiring reflection and application.
Building Strategic Partnerships
Building Strategic Partnerships is intended for adult education program administrators interested in building new and strengthening existing partnerships essential for successful development and implementation of Adult Career Pathways programs and systems. The course is self-paced and features three modules: (1) Understanding Strategic Partnerships; (2) Engaging Strategic Partnerships; and (3) Sustaining Strategic Partnerships. The modules link to the ACP Community's Building Strategic Partnership group, which provides opportunities to engage with your colleagues about how to apply the course information in your organization or state.
Target audience: Program Administrators
Developing Effective Bridge Programs
Are you a teacher beginning to develop a bridge program for your adult education learners? Developing Effective Bridge Programs can help you develop and implement effective Adult Career Pathways bridge programs designed to help your adult learners master the basic skills they need to advance to the next level of education, training, or entry-level employment in career fields that are in local or regional demand. The course is self-paced and features three modules: (1) Understanding Bridge Programs; (2) Laying the Foundation; and (3) Developing the Curriculum. The modules link to the ACP Community's Developing Effective Bridge Programs’ forum to provide opportunities for you to discuss how to apply the course information in your program with your colleagues from around the country.
Target audience: Teachers
Designing Contextualized Instruction
Designing Contextualized Instruction helps teachers understand contextualized instruction and its supporting research base and discover how to use the contextual model of instruction to develop Adult Career Pathways (ACP) courses, and how to identify and overcome common challenges in developing contextualized instruction. The course is self-paced and features three modules: (1) Understanding Contextualized Instruction; (2) Building Contextualized Lessons; and (3) Overcoming Development Challenges. The modules link to the ACP Community's Designing Contextualized Instruction's forum to provide opportunities for you to discuss how to apply the course information in your teaching with your colleagues from around the country.
Target audience: Teachers