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Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.
    • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
    • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
    • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests.
    • Prepare students for further education by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
    • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
    • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
    • Assign and grade class work and homework.
    • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
    • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws or administrative policies.
    • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
    • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
    • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests and issue grades in accordance with performance.
    • Provide information, guidance, and preparation for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination.
    • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
    • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
    • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
    • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
    • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
    • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
    • Select and schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
    • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
    • Register, orient, and assess new students according to standards and procedures.
    • Train and assist tutors and community literacy volunteers.
    • Collaborate with other teachers and professionals in the development of instructional programs.
    • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
    • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
    • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems or special academic interests.
    • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
    • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
    • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons that promote learning, following approved curricula.
    • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
    • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
    • Confer with leaders of government and community groups to coordinate student training or to find opportunities for students to fulfill curriculum requirements.
    • Participate in publicity planning, community awareness efforts, and student recruitment.
    • Advise students on internships, prospective employers, and job placement services.
    • Write grants to obtain program funding.
    • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Learning Strategies

      Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Written Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 49440/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 23.77/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,390
    • Yearly Projected Openings 140

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Concern for Others
    • Independence

    Tools

    • Notebook computers
    • Liquid crystal display projector
    • Digital video disk players or recorders
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Multi-media educational software
    • Desktop communications software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software
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