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Career of the Month:  Healthcare, EMS & Biotechnology "Prospective Student" Open House * November 8 * 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Kettering Board of Education Offices at the Barnes Building The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game We are the FIREBIRDS! The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! CJ Roden, Oakview Elementary School's Music Teacher Students at Indian Riffle Elementary Brought Famous Artists and Musicians to Life with their 'Living Mural' Project A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park
Career of the Month:  Healthcare, EMS & Biotechnology "Prospective Student" Open House * November 8 * 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Kettering Board of Education Offices at the Barnes Building The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game We are the FIREBIRDS! The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! CJ Roden, Oakview Elementary School's Music Teacher Students at Indian Riffle Elementary Brought Famous Artists and Musicians to Life with their 'Living Mural' Project A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park

Aspire Links

Useful sites for Aspire students

There are a lot of great websites out there that are extremely useful for adult students who want to strengthen their English, Math, Reading, and Grammar skills.  We have also compiled a list of sites that will help students with basic and advanced computer skills as well as employment skills.  Use these sites to get yourself ready for orientation, strengthen skills discussed in class, or to prepare for the GED or placement tests.

 

Subject

Website

Description

Useful for All Subjects

SkillsWise

This site has tons of great information, instruction, games, quizzes, and worksheets and it is geared towards ADULTS!!!

Useful for All Subjects

GCF Learn Free

GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.

Vocabulary Builder

Free Rice

Looking to build up your vocabulary? This site has a great vocabulary builder with 60 different levels of difficulty. It also has science, art history, and grammar quizzes and for every question you get right, they donate rice to fight world hunger. This is good for ESOL, GED, SAT, and College prep.

Dictionary

Learner's Dictionary

This site is a learner's dictionary provided by Merriam-Webster (one of the leading dictionary publishers worldwide).

Typing Skills

Giant Typing Resource

This resource was shared with our program by the Westwood Youth Group and it has a giant list of resources for strengthening your typing skills! Thanks again Westwood!!!

Typing Skills

Power Typing

This typing site has games and lessons to help you with learning to type.

Typing Skills WGU Keyboarding for College Thanks to Ms. Phillips and her class at ASCP for sharing this link with our program.  It's a great resource in prep for distance ed or just getting your typing skills up.

ESOL

USA Learns

A free site for adults to learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills.

ESOL

Dave's ESL Cafe Dave's ESL Cafe has links for worksheets and lessons that students can work on outside of class.  Just look at the top where it says "Stuff for Students".

ESOL

Rong-Chang

This site has thousands of exercises, many with listening activities.

ESOL 5 Minute English This site has great resouces for students looking to practice their grammar, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary building, and use of slang/idioms.

Civics

iCivics This site is a great place to reinforce your civics understanding and play GAMES!  It is a lot of fun and a valuable resource to learn about the branches of government and their roles.

Registration for GED

GED.com

This is the site for the official GED application.  MyGED™ is the dashboard that students will log in to for applying, paying, and scheduling their tests as well as using their voucher codes to help offset the cost of the new test.  Students can also pay to take the Official GED Ready Practice Test.  If you have trouble, please email us.

Grammar/Writing/Reading

Grammar Bytes!

Grammar Bytes! is instruction with attitude. They have a ton of materials that deal with grammar with lessons, quizzes, and explanations.

Grammar/Writing/Reading

News ELA

This site has current events with questions to help with comprehension.  It also allows you to adjust the reading difficulty so that it meets your skill level.  Audio tracks are also provided to assist with pronunciation.

Grammar/Writing/Reading

California Distance Learning Project

Reading passages for adult literacy students on numerous life skills topics. Each story has audio track and some videos with activities to strengthen comprehension.

Math

Khan Academy

This is by far the best site out there for anything you need in math! There are over 3,000 short math videos with tons of examples of how to apply skills to word problems. It even has an exercise section built in where you log in and it will keep track of your progress. All of it is FREE!

Math Virtual Nerd Over 1,500 video lessons covering math through Algebra 2.

Math

Help with Fractions

Get the help with fractions you've been looking for here. Improve math homework and test scores with step-by-step instructions.

Math

Yay Math!

More videos on various math topics. This one has an instructor who also takes questions from students during the lessons.

Math

Dad's Worksheets

It has tons of worksheets on a lot of different math topics. It is a perfect place to find extra materials to study.

Math

Math.about.com

They do provide worksheets and the answers, but no peeking! This site has a lot of great worksheets available that will help to give you extra practice on things we will go over in class.

Math

Purple Math

Great site with lots of instructions and examples for all levels of math.

Math

Math TV

Videos with instructors on various math topics.

Math

A+ Math

This site has flash cards that you can use and a few other things that you might find helpful.

Math

Math.com

This site has a lot of helpful links to various issues you might come across in math. Click around and see if maybe their explanations make more sense on certain topics.

Math

Math Drills Flash Cards

This link will take you directly to a website that generates flash cards for adding, subtracting, and multiplying.

Math

TLS Books

This site has a variety of worksheets from the most basic to the more advanced.

Math

Homeschool Math

Another site with lots of worksheets.

Math

Triple A Math

Another site with a lot of math help.

Math

Algebra.com

This site has a ton of materials all related to Algebra, from the most basic to the most advanced.

Math

Printable Multiplication Cards

This site has flash cards for all your times tables through 12 that you can print out and cut up to make your own set. It also has a lot of other games and tests to help with your skills.

Post-Secondary Option

Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College offers the lowest tuition rate in the state and is nationally recognized. They offer hundreds of programs, ranging from short term licenses to associate degrees and even programs that transfer to many four-year institutions.

Post-Secondary Option

Miami Valley CTC Adult Ed

MVCTC offers a wide variety of licenses and accredited post-secondary options at various locations and times. It is an amazing Dayton resource.

State Partnerships

Ohio Department of Higher Education 

Ohio ABLE

Ohio Means Jobs

Kettering ABLE works in partnership with many programs throughout our state.  All of Ohio’s ABLE Programs as well as publicly funded colleges and universities are overseen by Ohio Dept. of Higher Ed.  For more information about public education options and other programs associated with ODHE, follow these links.

Helpful Software

OpenOffice    LibreOffice

These are links to some FREE, useful software that you might need in about any class throughout college or just for developing a resume. They are similar to Microsoft Office, but the difference is they are free!

 
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