We are trying to expand Bridgerland Literacy's services to offer more to the community. So this week I have spent a lot of time going over GED Curriculums trying to figure out which would be best for our student populations. Trying to figure out how best to structure the classes to be most useful to the students, to help them succeed.
It has been tough! There are a lot of programs out there, a lot of ways to do it and all of them work. So I have looked, researched and talked to my teacher friends to sort through the ideas and concepts to find a way to build a plan. If you have any ideas send them my way. Plans can always be refined.
GED has four areas of study. Math, Science, Social Studies and Literacy. (Literacy -reading and writing, used to be Language Arts) Each section can be taken on its own or all 4 at once. An individual has up to 2 years to pass all 4 areas. The programs already doing GED in the Cache Valley area are self paced, online preparation. We are considering a teacher lead program, because some of the materials are a struggle to learn on your own or there might be some obstacles to over come.
A GED certificate can open doors for those who have not finished High School or those coming from another country - their High School Diplomas do not translate to one from the United States. Those individuals must therefore take the GED here. It is a tough test and if you have not studied those subjects for a while it will take work to revive the knowledge.
I am grateful for the education I have and I love helping others increase their learning. If you need help with a GED look us up. If you can help others prepare for the GED look us up. Learning is a powerful tool. Let's share it.