Island Adult Education Conference
One workshop in Huntington, Long
Island, NY, March 29th
Plains Adult Education Conference
Three workshops in Reno, NV, April
24th & 25th
Commission on Adult Basic Education
Two workshops in Portland, OR, April 26th
Course Now Up and
The online course, Characteristics
of Learning Differences, is
currently being offered and is available to
The course, accessible at www.learningdifferences.com,
is available in three different formats: the first
is offered to Pennsylvania adult educators at no
cost; the second is available to others for a fee
of $50. Both
of these formats include assignments,
opportunities to ask Dr. Cooper questions
concerning the content, and a certificate of
third option is the audit format.
Anyone can take this format of the course
for free. It
contains the same content as the other two, but
without assignments, opportunity to make comments
and ask questions, or certificate of completion.
Dr. Cooper has developed a number of new
training sessions for adult educators that can be
presented at adult education programs in
To arrange for a training session on these
new topics or any of the many topics that Dr.
Cooper offers consult our website www.learningdifferences.com.
an adult education program in Pennsylvania is
interested in scheduling a training session about
teaching adults who learn differently, they should
Bucklin at the Northwest Professional
Development Center at 814-878-2010. Adult
education programs in other states, school
districts and others interested in training about
children or adults with learning problems should
contact Dr. Cooper directly.
Richard Gacka has teamed with Dr Cooper to provide
in-depth training on the use of the Cooper
Screening of Information Processing.
This training is being offered statewide to
prepare adult educators to conduct the screening
on individuals suspected of having learning
individuals who are identified as possibly having
a significant learning problem and who are likely
to be able to pass the GED exam with
accommodations will be referred to the regional
At the Regional Assessment Centers (the Center for
Alternative Learning is one of the Centers) those
learners will receive academic testing using the
Assessment Centers will make arrangements for any
additional testing that is required for the formal
diagnosis of a learning disability for those who
demonstrate sufficient evidence of a disability.
The staff at the Centers will complete and
file the GED L-15 form requesting accommodations
on the GED with the state GED administrator.
on CD ROM
Differences Center has produced a CD ROM of the
Cooper screening demonstration that is available
on the Internet as streaming video. For those of you who have difficulty viewing the
demonstration on the Internet, you can contact Dr.
Gacka at 814-878-2005 to obtain a hard copy of the
streaming video of the C-SIP is available on the
Internet at www.state.pa.us.able.
staff at the Center for Alternative Learning has
already screened 32 individuals for the Delaware
County Department of Welfare through a Community
Connection Initiatives grant.
The grant, which provides funding for the
screening of 50 individuals from July 2002 through
June 2003, has been extended for an extra three