EFF Online Courses Overview || Online Mini-Courses

EFF Online Courses - Discussion Based

Listed below are our 12-16 hour discussion-based courses in EFF standards-based instruction and assessment. Courses investigate various EFF Standards, Performance Continuum, the EFF Teaching/Learning Cycle, and Curriculum Frameworks. Courses are designed to be completed independently within a 4-6 week period with both subject-expert facilitator support/feedback and peer networking. Click the subject links below, or scroll down for specifics about each course.

EFF Online Courses - Cross-Curriculum

  • EFF Orientation: An overview of the "Basics" of EFF
EFF Online Courses - Math
  • EFF's Use Math to Solve Problems – Part 1
  • EFF's Use Math to Solve Problems – Part 2
EFF Online Courses - Reading
  • EFF's Read With Understanding (RWU) – Part 1 (under development)
  • EFF's Read With Understanding (RWU) – Part 2 (under development)

Online courses are scheduled periodically during the year or can be requested for states/programs through the EFF Center.

green dot To request a course for your state/program, contact the EFF Center for more information

green dot To see what courses are currently scheduled, or to register yourself for a course, visit:
http://www.cls.utk.edu/register/eff_event.asp (choose EFF Online Courses 2010-2011)

Please read our Course Policies and Technical Requirementsbefore registering. Information about CEU credit for these courses is included.

*EFF Online Mini-courses can be offered to your program or system in this more in-depth, discussion-based format upon request - contact the EFF Center for more details.

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EFF Orientation: An overview of the “Basics” of EFF
This is a 12-hour online course designed especially for adult education practitioners who wish to learn more about Equipped for the Future (EFF). The objectives of this course are:

  • To assist you in building an understanding of EFF as a model of contextualized, student centered, standards-based instruction
  • To prepare you for possible further EFF-based professional development in specific content areas (such as reading, math, ESOL, EFF’s Preparing for Work, etc.)

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EFF’s Use Math to Solve Problems – Part 1
This is a 14-16 hour online course designed especially for adult education practitioners who wish to learn more about using Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards, tools and principles to teach math.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to -

  • Use the EFF Use Math Standard and elements of the Performance Continuum with your students for planning, teaching and learning, and assessment
  • Adapt & create math activities that align with the EFF Use Math Standard, the Performance Continuum, and effective instructional principles
  • Increase your students’ interest  in, and use of, math in their everyday lives

 EFF’s Use Math to Solve Problems – Part 2
This is a 14-16 hour online course designed especially for adult education practitioners who wish to learn more about using Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards, tools and principles to teach math.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to -

  • Use effective teaching principles to plan, implement, and assess a teaching/learning activity using the EFF Standard Use Math to Solve Problems and Communicate
  • Have a range of tools for strengthening student’s problem-solving and decision-making skills including strategies for goal-setting, metacognition, planning, and self-assessment
  • Assist your students to connect and apply what they have learned to the GED, on the job, and in other real-life situations
  • Create a reflective journal documenting your own teaching and learning process during this course

*EFF Online Mini-courses can be offered to your program or system in this more in-depth, discussion-based format upon request - contact the EFF Center for more details.

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EFF’s Read With Understanding (RWU) – Part 1 (under development)
This is a 14-16 hour online course designed especially for adult education practitioners who wish to learn more about using Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards, tools and principles to teach reading.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to -

  • Understand how the RWU Standard describes the reading process
  • Introduce the RWU standard to your students in a meaningful way
  • Use the RWU Performance Continuum to learn about your students
  • Select text materials appropriate for your students
  • Try out a reading activity using the RWU standard

 EFF’s Read With Understanding (RWU) – Part 2  (under development)
This is a 14-16 hour online course designed especially for adult education practitioners who wish to learn more about using Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards, tools and principles to teach reading.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to -

  • Use the EFF Teaching/Learning Cycle as a guide for developing reading activities..
  • Plan for ways to group students for instruction in RWU lessons.
  • Find and use the online EFF Teaching/Learning Toolkit and other EFF tools/resources to develop, and test out with your students, real-life reading activities.

*EFF Online Mini-courses can be offered to your program or system in this more in-depth, discussion-based format upon request - contact the EFF Center for more details.

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