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Building Teacher Capacity for Math Instruction in Adult Education

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): WestEd

Service: Professional Development

Expertise: College and Career Readiness


Building the capacity of adult educators to deliver high quality, rigorous mathematics instruction is key to adult learner college and career success. The 2008 Adult Numeracy Instruction (ANI) professional development training (PD) materials have been updated as ANI 2.0 PD to reflect states’ current rigorous mathematical content standards. ANI 2.0 is a fully online professional development training that includes both synchronous and asynchronous learning activities.

Participants are state and local adult education practitioners who will learn:

? How to build and facilitate a community of adult math learners;

? How to use common instructional routines such as looking at student work or making student thinking visible to support continuous learning: what they are, why they are important, and how to facilitate them; and

? Technology integration to facilitate mathematics instruction and participant mathematical discourse.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) has contracted with WestEd to design, field test, and update the ANI program. In collaboration with professionally-trained facilitators including WEI US Division staff, WestEd will field test the ANI 2.0 professional development training with up to six states. The fundamental purpose of the field test is to examine the feasibility of having all adult educators use the new model successfully.