Template Lesson Plan suggested by James and Lacy at our meeting in Missoula on October 5th, 2016.

Lesson Plan created during our CCR meeting in Missoula on October 5th, 2016

WIOA-Technical Assistance Tools and Resources
§Department of Labor
§WIOA Resource Page (www.doleta.gov/WIOA)
§WIOA Dedicated Email (DOL.WIOA@dol.gov)
§Department of Education
§Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s WIOA Resource Page (www.ed.gov/AEFLA)
§Rehabilitation Services Administration’s WIOA Resource Page (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/wioa-reauthorization.html)



Conference 2015

Pathways ESOL Project Power Point:

Vision for One Stop Deliver:




Working in the United States- Lessons:


Searching for a job online:


ESOL students engaged in direct instruction in navigating the MCIS and worked collaboratively to learn workforce vocabulary at their appropriate ELA levels, developed digital literacy skills, and created PowerPoints outlining their career exploration results. Many students later presented their self- created Career Pathway Plan PowerPoints to their classmates. Integrating the theme of Career Pathways, sites engaged in vocabulary rich activities including the following:

● All programs took field trips to the Job Service/One Stops in their communities.

● Weekly Community Guest Speakers shared their career/occupation with ELL students.

  • Many students wrote resumes and engaged in interview role playing activities
  • Instructors developed individualized vocabulary instruction to help students gain employment in their chosen occupation or obtain promotions for students who were already employed.
  • Some visa students were placed in volunteer service opportunities in their communities.
  • Volunteer tutors worked 1-1 with ELL students to develop L2 oral and written competences
  • Several Great Falls ELL adults participated in budgeting workshops, Substitute Teacher/Aide Certification, and CDL certification programs.
  • Students engaged in collaborative instructional activities integrating Ipads and/or computers.
  • Many students created PowerPoints related to their career interests

Measurable Outcomes- ESOL Pathway Project- 2015

Great Falls-

All fifty-four Great Falls ESOL students enrolled in the Adult Ed. Program took part on the Montana ESOL Pathways Project during its five months of implementation. Activities were designed according to their EFL levels so they worked on developing workforce vocabulary, computer literacy skills and oral and written competencies. Advanced and Intermediate high EFL levels students, a total of sixteen, effectively used MCIS and completed all project steps:

  1. Explore M.C.I.S site
  2. Take Assessment- interest profiler
  3. Understand Reality Check
  4. Learn about skills
  5. Explore occupations
  6. Explore education options
  7. Network & Job service
  8. Set Goals
  9. Make Plan
  10. Engage in interviews
  11. Create Resumes & Cover Letters
  12. Manage Finances

Great Falls

ESOL Advanced and Intermediate high EFL levels students attended career pathways classes: Fun with Finance( healthy financial habits), Certified Nursing Assistant, Substitute Teacher/ Teacher’s Aid, Digital literacy ( Digital platforms necessary to navigate the technological world in which we live) Serv.Safe Food handling Basics ( created and managed by National Restaurant Association), and Credential Essentials ( guest Speakers and facility tours highlighting “Next Step” options through a variety of Pathways opportunities.
Five ESOL students received their CNA certifications, Four students completed the Teacher’s Aid workshop successfully,100% of students listed as unemployed achieved employment and 95% of students showed evidence of better understanding their community resources not only to enter employment, but also volunteerism.

Key skills students learned in this project:

· Project Authenticity, ensuring students use technology to create a final product;

· Student Engagement, allowing students to shape the curriculum as they make significant production choices throughout the project;

· Active Learning, encouraging students to solve problems and communicate their understanding by using technology tools;

· Rigorous Communications Skills, developed in the reading, writing, listening, speaking, and presenting activities integral to technology-based projects;

· Practical Life Skills, developed through collaboration, decision-making, and critical thinking; transferable to other educational and work settings.

Habits of mind that students practiced in this project:

· Students clearly define everyone's roles, responsibilities, and contributions to the project, and students are held to it.

· Students work together to figure out what their final product is going to be and how they will acquire the knowledge they need to complete it.


Due to Montana’s unique demographics, several ELL adults in state ELA programs are not eligible to work. Some are on visitor visas; some are waiting for work visas or are wives of mates who have work visas. For those students who cannot legally work, every effort is made to find volunteer opportunities for them so they can integrate into the community to practice their English in addition to attending ELA classes. (Feel free to change wording)

Next Proposed Steps:
Great Falls:
  • Identify their interests and talents through career research, job-shadowing, Community Classrooms, Career and Technical Education Programs, and other self-examination/exploration opportunities.
  • Consider the possible careers in each pathway, in relationship to their interests, abilities, and talents.
  • Collaborate with family members, counselors, and teachers, evaluate and decide which Career Pathway seems to fit them best.
  • Select courses that are related to their chosen Pathway.
  • Complete course work to the best of their ability, including paid or unpaid work experience, internships, or apprenticeships.
  • Continually assess their performance and pathway choice along the way.

JOB Service Tours:

Field trip- Great Falls

Great Falls - Field Trip to the Job Service- January 2015
Job service 6 (2).jpg
Job service 6 (2).jpg

Job Service tourMTCIS ESOL Project.pptx
Job Service tourMTCIS ESOL Project.pptx
Job Service tourMTCIS ESOL Project.pptx

Great Falls Job service summary.docx
Great Falls Job service summary.docx

Great Falls Job service summary.docx

Field trip- Bozeman

Bozeman field trip.jpg
Bozeman field trip.jpg

Our Field Trip to Bozeman Job Service(1).pptx
Our Field Trip to Bozeman Job Service(1).pptx
Our Field Trip to Bozeman Job Service(1).pptx

Bozeman Field trip.docx
Bozeman Field trip.docx
Bozeman Field trip.docx

MTCIS-SKYPE - Dec. 18th
Field Trip Debriefing Idea from Great Falls:

Field Trip Debriefing.docx
Field Trip Debriefing.docx

Field Trip Debriefing.docx

Example of " Christmas Ornaments" as a final product to develop some of the skills listed below.
Final products pictures:
pictures project Christmas ornaments.docx
pictures project Christmas ornaments.docx
pictures project Christmas ornaments.docx

Skill and Ability Videos:


Career Cluster Videos:


Work-options Videos:


MTCIS- SKYPE - Nov 20th

ESOL Pathway Project
November 2014.
Adult Career Plan - Quick Planner
Quick Planner is a shorter version, with 12 activities.
What is Career Plan? https://mtcis.intocareers.org/ViewHtmlWithNav.aspx?File=portfolio/adultplan/Overview.htm

Career Plan is organized into three levels of activities:
  • Start with Who Am I? to learn more about yourself and careers that match your background and interests.
  • Next, use Where Am I Headed? to explore occupations and training options
and begin networking or job seeking.
  • Finally, use How Do I Get There? to plan your next steps.

Each level contains activities that help you answer some reflection questions
posed in the section. Answers to the questions will create the plan.

Who Am I?
Interest Profiler https://mtcis.intocareers.org/onet_ip/onet_ip_intro.aspx
Reality Check https://mtcis.intocareers.org/realitycheck/RC_introduction.aspx

Where Am I Headed?
Explore Occupations https://mtcis.intocareers.org/ViewHtmlWithNav.aspx?File=Occ/Occ100.htm
Explore Education Options https://materials.intocareers.org/AdultPlan/Activities/QP_ExploreEducationWorksheet.pdf
Networking & Job Search https://mtcis.intocareers.org/ViewReflectionsWithNav.aspx?File=portfolio/adultPlan/SP_jobsearch.ascx&hidesave=true
How Do I Get There?

Set Goals https://materials.intocareers.org/AdultPlan/Activities/QP_setgoals.pdf

Make Plans

Manage Finances


Dear Participants in the ESOL Pathways Project:

Welcome to a new year of collegial collaboration in ESOL! We are so excited to
integrate the workforce mandates of the new authorization bill into our state
2014 ESOL project. We will be starting our monthly PD Skype calls on Thursday,
October 23rd, from 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm. Our first call will introduce this
year’s Pathways Project to help Intermediate to Advanced ESOL students research
career pathway options and develop 21st Century Skills in the process!

To prepare for smooth technology integration please do the following tasks:

1-Download the newest version of skype on your computer with this link:


2-Send Ellen your email, best contact phone number, and skype name associated
with that email by October 14, 2014.

3-Type in Katya’s skype info to your skype contact list so she can call you!

Her Great Falls skype name is Greatfalls.esol

4-Please get on skype briefly Wed., October 22, at 12:15 pm for 3 minutes so
Katya can check the links with all our numbers and dial the group. All you have
to do is answer the call or communicate if you are not able to connect to the
call. Katya at (406) 590-1055
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(406) 590-1055

or Ellen at (406) 600-7026
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(406) 600-7026.

5-And finally, please verify your site’s Montana Career Information systems
(MCIS) user name and password with your director. (Every district has its own
user name and password.)

Then go to https://mtcis.intocareers.org/materials/portal/home.html
and familiarize yourself with the site if it is a new site for you.

With growth comes new challenges, so be patient with yourself and us! We hope
that by taking the aforementioned steps, our transition into skype-based PD
will be seamless! Please call if you have any questions!


Katya and Ellen