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The Maryland Department of Labor, Adult Education team is pleased to announce a new - in-depth and content-focused professional development opportunity. We're excited to share that we have developed what we're calling "Gather & Grow (G&G)." These offerings will utilize the flipped-classroom approach around essential topics in adult education. We will leverage subject matter experts to facilitate and enhance peer-sharing on a specific topic. These offerings will take place on Saturdays and be available intermittently throughout the year.


The structure will be as follows: 

  1. instructors will sign up for the G&G of their choice

  2. instructors will receive a pre-recorded presentation about a topic that must be viewed before the pre-work assignment

  3. instructors will receive and complete a pre-work assignment - it is essential that this step is completed prior to the training

  4. instructors will "gather" for a virtual professional development G&G to share their experiences and responses to the pre-work assignment

The recorded presentation will provide instructors with the importance of lesson plans, steps to creating a lesson plan, lesson plan examples, and the pre-work assignment. All pre-activities will be provided to instructors after they have registered. During G&G instructors will reinforce understanding of the topic presented in the pre-work assignment through facilitated peer-collaboration. The virtual gathering will last approximately 1-hour. 


Early registration will ensure ample time for activity completion. There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome!


DATE/TIME:    March 5, 2022 - ESL at 9:00am - ABE at 10:30am

TOPIC:             Lesson Planning

                         ESL Instructors Registration Link

                         ABE Instructors Registration Link 

Pre-Work Content - This should be completed before participating in the March 5 webinar


*Sessions will be recorded but virtual participation recommended*

Upon completion - all session content will be uploaded to The Archive


The Maryland Department of Labor's Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning has gathered and created the following content to support programs and instruction. Due to the plethora of resources being disseminated nationally in response to distance learning, we have created the following repository of content to be designed as a catchall for resources deemed relevant and high-quality. The content on this page will evolve as new resources become available, feel free to check back often or reach out to MD Labor for additional support. 

COVID-19 Support for Adult Educators - LINCS Resource from the U.S. Department of Education

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