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Single Set of Learning Objectives (SSLO)

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 as a resource to create your own SSLOs:

Single Set of Learning Objectives (SSLO) Rubric Used for IET Application Process

When submitting an IET Application, ABE programs complete a grid with four to six Single Set of Learning Objectives (SSLOs) that integrate the three required components of IET; 1) adult basic literacy, 2) workforce preparation, and 3) occupational skills and knowledge. SSLOs will be evaluated by ATLAS staff based on evidence of the required components, clarity and measurable outcomes. View the full rubric to learn more about SSLO criteria.

Designing IET Programs: The Single Set of Learning Objectives

This webinar explores approaches and strategies for the planning integrated education and training programs. It focuses 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. 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.

Examples of SSLOs (Single Sets of Learning Objectives)

The following samples of current IET (Integrated Education & Training) SSLOs are provided as examples for creating new SSLOs. Consider how these sample SSLOs integrate the 3 components of an IET: workforce training, adult education skills and workplace preparation.

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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