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IET Single Set of Learning Objectives (SSLO) – Template

An integrated education and training program (IET) has a single set of learning objectives (SSLO) that facilitates the contextualization of basic skills and workforce preparation into training skills.

SSLOs identify:

  1. specific adult education content;
  2. workforce preparation activities; and
  3. workforce training competencies,

and the program activities are organized to function cooperatively.

However, developing these objectives is not easy! Use this template, which includes ParaPro and Manufacturing practice examples, as a resource to create your own SSLOs:

NOTE: You will be prompted to make your own copy of the document. If you have trouble with the document, feel free to download a Word version here.

IET Webinars – MN Adult Education

This playlist on the MN Adult Education YouTube channel houses a variety of webinars related to Integrated Education & Training (IET).

Designing IET Programs: The Single Set of Learning Objectives

Join us to explore approaches and strategies for the planning integrated education and training programs! This webinar will focus on an overview of the IET design process and creating standards-based IET curricula with a Single Set of Learning Objectives (SSLO). Guest presenters KayLynn Hamilton, M.Ed. and Blaire Willson Toso, Ph.D. will guide us through the process of creating SSLOs for your IET.

Developing a Single Set of Shared Learning Objectives for Integrated Education and Training – Webinar and Worksheet

An introduction to the elements needed for successful team teaching and, specifically, the development of a single set of integrated learning objectives to guide instruction. IET administrators, ESL instructors and workforce training (CTE) teachers explore approaches and strategies for the planning and successful implementation of integrated programs.

Developing Basic Skills Curriculum for an IET: A Guide for the Pathways to Employment Program

This guide provides resources and tools that will help practitioners plan, design, and implement the basic skills component of an IET (Integrated Education and Training) curriculum. Informed by ISAL’s curriculum design for a variety of career pathways.

From I-BEST to Early I-BEST: Designing IETs That Start Students on Career Pathways at Earlier Levels – Webinar

This webinar gives four examples of career pathway courses designed for intermediate-level students utilizing flexible, innovative integrated education and training (IET) models. The presenters from the Pima College system in Arizona also discuss working collaboratively with partners to identify and implement IETs that meet local employer and students’ needs, while questioning and going beyond assumed limitations of the adult education program to deliver in new ways.

IET-Related Professional Development Video Resources

Nine videos that provide useful guidance in the design and delivery of integrated education and training from the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO).

Integrated Education & Training (IET): Building Career Pathways for Participants at Every Skill Level

This guidance document provides a clear definition of IET in graphic form, its three main components, how those components are aligned with standards, and approaches to IET funding and promotion.  Seven diverse examples are clearly laid out, followed by a template that can be used by your own program to delineate all aspects of your IET. 

Integrated Education & Training Design Toolkit

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) supported development of this Integrated Education and Training (IET) Toolkit to assist state and local adult education staff to plan, design, implement, and evaluate effective IET programs that are responsive to state and local labor market demands and fulfill the requirements…

Integrated Education & Training: A Career Pathways Policy & Practice

Summarizes data from a national survey of adult education providers conducted to learn more about IET models, funding mechanisms, and partnerships across the country. Considers implications for the field of Adult Basic Education.

Integrated Education & Training: A Service Model for Adult Education Across the Spectrum

This one-hour archived webinar reviews the IET definition and guidance in WIOA regulations. It goes on to explore a few of the many adult education programs that have discovered the power of IET and, through a variety of partnerships, have implemented the IET strategy to serve people across the educational functioning level spectrum.

Integrated Education & Training: Implementing Programs in Diverse Contexts

Profiles eight adult education programs around the country and their unique, context-specific approaches to integrating education and training.

Integrated Education & Training: Planning from A to Z

Slides provide a brief overview of the planning and implementation process for an IET; strategies for building partnerships to successfully deliver an IET; and several helpful tools for developing IET components. The resource list includes useful materials on the WIOA definition of IET; contextualized education; career pathways; IET general information; and example IET programs from eight states.

Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Report

This report includes available data from the first two IELCE program years (2016–17 and 2017–18) through the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS), and sets forth activities of IELCE programs related to funding, enrollment, program design and promising practices. (5 pages)

My SSLO Story

SSLOs - that irksome but oh-so-important Single Set of Learning Objectives - emerge in programs in their own way! Join us to hear about various programs' SSLO journeys, and how they finally landed on SSLOs worthy of the great teaching and learning happening at their sites. Panelists include ABE colleagues from Moose Lake DOC, Sauk Rapids (Hillside Adult Education), and the International Institute.

Planning for Your IET Roadtrip: Real Talk about SSLOs

Ever driven with your family across the country? Did you have that “Ok, here’s how it’s gonna be, kids…” pre-road trip family meeting? In this session, we apply the same principle to planning for an IET. Join us as we get real about the perceived ‘roadblock’ of SSLOs (single set of learning objectives). Those pesky SSLOs may actually be the thing that makes your IET destination possible and the journey more pleasant, for everyone!

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