GED Orientation

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GED Orientation
Introductions
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What is your name?
Where are you from?
What do you want to do AFTER your GED?
If you had to describe your personality,
what would you say?
What subjects are on the GED
test?
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Language Arts, Reading
Language Arts, Writing
Social Studies
Science
Math
Which subjects have 2 parts?
• Math
o 25 questions with the calculator
o 25 questions without the calculator
• Writing
o 50 multiple choice Grammar questions
o 45 minute Essay
What score do you need
to pass each test?
What average score do you
need to pass your GED?
How much does the
test cost?
$100
(in Mpls)
Where do you go to
take the test?
South Campus ABE
2225 East Lake Street
Registration and testing times
every Monday and Wednesday
Graduation ceremonies in June and January
How long does it take to
complete all five timed tests?
Approximately
7 hours
Writing
2 hours
Math
90 minutes
Science
80 minutes
Social Studies
70 minutes
Reading
65 minutes
How long does it take for
someone to get his/her
GED?
It depends…
Can you take the tests
more than once?
What are the five scoring
categories for the essay?
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Did I answer the
question?
Did I organize my
thoughts logically
and into
paragraphs?
Did I include
examples and
details to explain
what I meant?
Did I use correct
grammar?
Did I use correct
vocabulary?
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When is the test
changing?
January 2, 2014
Last day to test is
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December 31
Recent Graduates
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"The most important thing I
learned through this
process is to not give up. It
took time, but the time I put
in was worth it."
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"The most important thing I learned
through this process is that I am smarter
than I thought. Me not graduating high
school kinda discouraged me. However,
by me going through this process, I
learned I got it."
About our program
GED+
Open Door- Lake Street GED Classes are
designed
to not only prepare you to pass your GED, but to give
you the tools for the next chapter in your life.Academic
Organizational Skills
Soft Skills
Critical Thinking Skills
Inter-personal Skills
Skills
Class schedule
Monday
Social
Studies
10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday
Science
Wednesday
Thursday
Math
Literacy
10:00am-12:00pm
(Reading and
Writing)
10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00am-12:00pm
Book Club
12:00pm-1:00pm
Approximately
80% of
students who
participate in Book
Club get level
gains.
Ice-Breaker
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Expectations
Be ready to learn. Come prepared to pay attention and participate in
class. Leave your personal business at the door.
Be respectful of others. This includes being respectful of their opinions,
thoughts, and feelings. Do not snicker or laugh at others for asking
questions or for their wrong answers.
Be mindful of different learning styles. Everyone learns differently and at a
different pace.
Get here on time.
Wait your turn to talk. It is important to listen before you speak. Do not talk
when the teacher is talking.
Do not engage in side conversations.
Turn phones to off or vibrate. Answer your phone outside
of the classroom only if it is an emergency. Turn iPods and
other electronics off.
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All conversation (asking for test scores, requesting resources, catching up
with your neighbor, etc.) should happen on break or before/after class.
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If you smoke, please do so outside the and away from the door.
Thanks!
Attendance Policy
Come every day. On time.
If you come ON TIME 15 out of 20 days in the unit (or
75% of your scheduled classes), you will receive a free
educational resource of your choice from our
“stash.”
If you have perfect attendance, you will get a snazzy
certificate and be honored in front of your classmates.
How does this relate to
the classroom?
"Success seems to be
connected with action.
Successful men
keep moving.
They make mistakes but
they don't quit."
How does this relate to
the classroom?
"The man who removes a
mountain begins by
carrying away small
stones."
~Chinese proverb
How does this relate to
the classroom?
“It's not that I'm so smart,
it's just that I stay with
problems longer.”
~Albert Einstein
How does this relate to
the classroom?
"The real art of conversation is
not only to say the right thing at
the right place but to leave
unsaid the wrong thing at the
tempting moment."
~Dorothy Nevill
How does this relate to
the classroom?
“Two monologues do
not make a dialogue.”
~Jeff Daly
What does this mean?
"Only in growth, reform
and change... paradoxically
enough... is true security to
be found."
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Inspiration…
"Always continue the climb. It is
possible for you to do whatever you
choose if you first get to know who
you are and are willing to work with
a power that is greater than
ourselves to do it."
~Oprah Winfrey
Habits of Mind: Keys to
Success in Learning
Curiosity
Do I ask “Why,” “How,” or “What
If” questions?
Habits of Mind: Keys to
Success in Learning
Respect for Evidence
Do I listen carefully for others’ use
of evidence, and do I include
evidence to support my solutions
and ideas?
Habits of Mind: Keys to
Success in Learning
Persistence
Do I keep going when I feel lost
or discouraged while solving
problems?
Habits of Mind: Keys to
Success in Learning
Ownership
In what ways do I show that my
work is purposeful and
important to me?
Habits of Mind: Keys to
Success in Learning
Reflection
Do I notice and analyze how
and what I learn?

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