Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers
The Equipped for the Future framework and standards—better known as EFF—were created during the Clinton administration to build nationwide consensus on the goals of teaching and learning for adults in the 21st century. The 16 EFF standards answer a complex question: What do adults need to know in order to carry out their roles and responsibilities as workers, parents and family members, and citizens and community members? These standards are especially relevant for creating effective work-based and contextualized ESOL, ABE, and GED prep programs. This workshop will re-introduce EFF, which is now undergoing a revival, and then demonstrate how its standards can be implemented in an innovative contextualized curriculum using American film.
* This workshop is part of the professional development offered to teachers and program staff at adult education programs in New York City.