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We are looking for ways to improve our professional development support for volunteer tutors and classroom aides in Pennsylvania adult education programs. Please take a moment to let us know what would help you and your program. 

Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide Webinar Series

This series of live webinars gives tutors and classroom aides access to experts from across the state, including teachers, program staff, and other volunteers. Topics relate to student goals, academic subjects, technology, and general teaching skills. While the series is designed with volunteer tutors and classroom aides in mind, agency staff are welcome to attend.

Link to join: Enroll in the Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide Webinar Series in the PD Portal.

Recordings: YouTube videos playlist

Presentation Slides: Available in the Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide Webinar Series course in the PD Portal.

Webinars are held the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30-10:30 a.m.


September 13, 2022 Goal Setting to Empower Adult Learners
October 11, 2022 High School Equivalency Tests
November 8, 2022 Technology Tools for Volunteers and Administrators
December 13, 2022 Beyond a List of Topics: Advanced ESL Conversation Strategies
January 10, 2023 Contextualized Teaching and Learning
February 14, 2023 Cross-Cultural Tutoring
March 14, 2023 Technology Tools to Build Your Learners’ Digital Literacy Skills
April 11, 2023 Teaching Adults Alphabetics and Fluency
May 9, 2023 Student Goals and Assessment: Recognizing the Connection and Preparing for Testing Success
June 13, 2023 Exploring Pronunciation Best Practices and Tools


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Call for Presenters
Do you have strategies or resources to share with volunteers? Consider presenting as part of the Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide webinar series. If you would like to present a webinar or would like to suggest a topic or presenter, please email Rachel Baron rbaron@tiu11.org or Lynne Watson Lynnewatson927@gmail.com. We are happy to support you in developing your topic idea. Teams of co-presenters are welcome.

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