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<ul><li><p>1 | P a g e </p><p>Curriculum in the PLATO Secondary &amp; Adult Education Library </p><p>Contents Mathematics ................................................................................................................................................. 3 </p><p>Foundational Math ................................................................................................................................... 3 </p><p>Applied Math ............................................................................................................................................ 3 </p><p>Data Skills .................................................................................................................................................. 3 </p><p>Math Problem Solving ............................................................................................................................... 3 </p><p>Geometry 1 &amp; 2 ......................................................................................................................................... 3 </p><p>Algebra Series: Algebra I &amp; II..................................................................................................................... 3 </p><p>Trigonometry ............................................................................................................................................ 3 </p><p>Reading ......................................................................................................................................................... 4 </p><p>Essential Reading Skills &amp; Strategies ......................................................................................................... 4 </p><p>Fundamental Reading Strategies .............................................................................................................. 4 </p><p>Intermediate Reading Strategies .............................................................................................................. 4 </p><p>Vocabulary &amp; Reading Comprehension .................................................................................................... 4 </p><p>Informational Reading .............................................................................................................................. 4 </p><p>Advanced Reading Strategies.................................................................................................................... 4 </p><p>Writing .......................................................................................................................................................... 5 </p><p>Writing Series ............................................................................................................................................ 5 </p><p>Writing in the Workplace .......................................................................................................................... 5 </p><p>Writing Series: Process &amp; Practice ............................................................................................................ 5 </p><p>Science .......................................................................................................................................................... 5 </p><p>Technology Fundamentals ........................................................................................................................ 5 </p><p>Life Science ................................................................................................................................................ 5 </p><p>Physical Science ........................................................................................................................................ 6 </p><p>Earth &amp; Space Science ............................................................................................................................... 6 </p><p>Biology Series ............................................................................................................................................ 6 </p></li><li><p>2 | P a g e </p><p>Chemistry Series ....................................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Employability Skills ........................................................................................................................................ 7 </p><p>Informational Reading .............................................................................................................................. 7 </p><p>Writing in the Workplace .......................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Data Skills .................................................................................................................................................. 7 </p><p>Applied Math ............................................................................................................................................ 7 </p><p>Communication Skills ................................................................................................................................ 7 </p><p>Quality Fundamentals ............................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Business Basics .......................................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Technology Fundamentals ........................................................................................................................ 8 </p><p>Life &amp; Job Skills .......................................................................................................................................... 8 </p></li><li><p>3 | P a g e </p><p>Mathematics </p><p>Foundational Math 185 hours of instruction </p><p>PLATO Foundational Mathematics uses an age-appropriate curriculum and real-world examples to remediate secondary and </p><p>post-secondary students on basic mathematics skills typically taught in kindergarten through sixth grade. It uses a </p><p>contemporary instructional methodology based on NCTM standards to improve skills in numbers and operations, fractions and </p><p>decimals, and basic geometry and measurement. Hands-on, interactive learning is encouraged with numerous online tools and </p><p>manipulatives, including a journal, vocabulary practice activities, and on-screen mentoring. </p><p>Applied Math 14 hours of instruction, 24 discrete learning objectives </p><p>PLATO Applied Math, with optional assessment, teaches practical mathematics skills essential for success in the modern </p><p>workplace, such as using 12-hour and 24-hour clocks; converting between fractions, decimals and percentages; and using </p><p>metric and U.S. standard measurement. </p><p>Data Skills 35 hours of instruction, 84 discrete learning objectives </p><p>PLATO Data Skills engages learners in computing with and constructing graphical data in a workplace setting. </p><p>Math Problem Solving 57 hours of instruction </p><p>PLATO Math Problem Solving offers 19 interactive scenarios that encourage learners to explore and apply mathematical </p><p>concepts such as basic computation and advanced algebra to solve multi-step problems in a real-life context. With various </p><p>levels of assistance, learners select and apply tables, graph makers, equation builders, and other tools to explore and solve </p><p>problems. </p><p>Geometry 1 &amp; 2 55 hours of instruction, 234 discrete learning objectives </p><p>PLATO Geometry &amp; Measurement 1 offers an introduction to basic geometric and measurement concepts, relationships, and </p><p>theorems. PLATO Geometry &amp; Measurement 2 covers topics in triangles, lines, polygons, symmetry, area, transformations, </p><p>circles, and solid and coordinate geometry. </p><p>Algebra Series: Algebra I &amp; II 314 hours of instruction, 236 discrete learning objectives </p><p>The PLATO Algebra series is a comprehensive curriculum that uses engaging real-world examples as the basis of instruction. </p><p>PLATO Algebra I, Part 1 is a pre-algebra curriculum that teaches students the foundation skills they need to understand and </p><p>apply basic algebraic concepts. In Part II, students work with sets and numbers, polynomials and factoring, and equations and </p><p>inequalities. </p><p>PLATO Algebra II, Part 1, covers rational expressions, graphs, systems of equations, probability, and vectors. Part II is a high </p><p>school and beginning college-level course that extends students mathematical literacy. It provides students with the </p><p>background for trigonometry and calculus including coordinates and curves, functions and graphs, and exponential and </p><p>logarithmic functions. </p><p>Trigonometry 16 hours of instruction </p><p>PLATO Trigonometry topics include Trigonometric Functions and Trigonometric Identities and Equations. </p></li><li><p>4 | P a g e </p><p>Reading </p><p>Essential Reading Skills &amp; Strategies 21 hours of instruction, 32 discrete learning objectives </p><p>PLATO Essential Reading Skills refreshes basic skills and introduces strategies for fluent readers at the middle, high school, and </p><p>adult learning levels. Bright graphics, animation, and audio support immerse readers as they learn. </p><p>Fundamental Reading Strategies 61 hours of instruction, 27 discrete learning objectives </p><p>PLATO Fundamental Reading Strategies is designed to help learners develop useful and effective strategies to assist them in </p><p>becoming proficient readers. The principal teaching device is the Think Aloud, which features a tutor who demonstrates a </p><p>particular strategy over a range of passages and situation. Along the way, the learner takes more and more responsibility for </p><p>using the strategy without help. Ten distinct reading strategies are taught for skill levels 56. Tied with PLATO Intermediate </p><p>Reading Strategies, which teaches the same 10 reading strategies at skill levels 79, the curricula can be used together to create </p><p>a reinforcing, spiral instructional path. </p><p>Intermediate Reading Strategies 61 hours of instruction, 27 discrete learning objectives </p><p>PLATO Intermediate Reading Strategies is designed to help learners develop useful and effective strategies to assist them in </p><p>becoming proficient readers. The principal teaching device is the Think Aloud, which features a tutor who demonstrates a </p><p>particular strategy over a range of passages and situations. Along the way, the learner takes more and more responsibility for </p><p>using the strategy without help. Ten distinct reading strategies are taught for skill levels 79. Tied with PLATO Fundamental </p><p>Reading Strategies, which teaches the same 10 reading strategies at skill levels 56, the curricula can be used together to create </p><p>a reinforcing, spiral instructional path. </p><p>Vocabulary &amp; Reading Comprehension 70 hours of instruction </p><p>Extensive and challenging comprehension practice is provided to learners through PLATO Vocabulary and Reading </p><p>Comprehension. The product uses stories, narrative text, information, and expository text; the products passages come in </p><p>three lengths, cover a variety of topics, represent a range of genres, and offer meaningful practice. </p><p>Informational Reading 74 hours of instruction, 135 discrete learning objectives </p><p>In PLATO Informational Reading, students learn the key reading comprehension and critical-thinking skills needed to work with </p><p>the written resources in a typical workplace. Examples used in the product are within an adult work environment. </p><p>Advanced Reading Strategies 76 hours of instruction </p><p>PLATO Advanced Reading Strategies helps high school, college and adult learners develop the reading comprehension and </p><p>critical-thinking skills they need to master high-stakes high school exit exams and college entrance exams. </p></li><li><p>5 | P a g e </p><p>Writing </p><p>Writing Series 122 hours of instruction, 454 discrete learning objectives </p><p>In addition to providing instruction in grammar and mechanics, the comprehensive curriculum of the PLATO Writing Series </p><p>walks learners through the process of writing from idea development and organization to revision. </p><p>Writing in the Workplace 38 hours of instruction, 63 discrete learning objectives </p><p>The PLATO Writing in the Workplace curriculum teaches learners a proven process aimed at developing workplace writing </p><p>skills. Examples take place within an adult work environment. </p><p>Writing Series: Process &amp; Practice 139 hours of instruction, 158 discrete learning objectives </p><p>Reflecting the latest research in composition, theory, and practice, PLATO Writing Process and Practice is appropriate for </p><p>struggling writers, advanced writers, and all those in between. In this innovative, interactive series, students are taught writing </p><p>strategies for a variety of purposes and audiences through carefully scaffolded activities. Grammar instruction is included in </p><p>concentrated mini-lessons that emphasize good usage versus definitions and terminology. Interactive tutorials supplemented </p><p>with extended practice and offline activities are also provided. Four curricula comprise this series: </p><p> * PLATO Essential Writing Process and Practice </p><p> * PLATO Fundamental Writing Process and Practice </p><p> * PLATO Intermediate Writing Process and Practice </p><p> * PLATO Advanced Writing Process and Practice </p><p>Science </p><p>Technology Fundamentals 5 hours of instruction </p><p>PLATO Technology Fundamentals provides high school and adult learners with an exciting exploration of modern technology </p><p>systems. </p><p>Life Science 12 hours of instruction, 158 discrete learning objectives </p><p>PLATO Life Science engages learners in the scientific inquiry process as well as exercising their problem-solving and critical-</p><p>thinking skills, while providing standards-based interactive instruction and assessment, theme-based applications, and </p><p>classroom teaching tools. </p><p>Animation, narration, and interaction demonstrate science concepts, enhance lectures, and provide direct instruction. Lessons </p><p>provide hands-on problem solving and reinforce science concepts. The courseware includes an interactive glossary with proper </p><p>pronunciation of terms. Instructors can access the sophisticated test-item bank to assign objective-based pre- and post tests to </p><p>determine learners level of understanding and prescribe appropriate instruction. The curricula can be used effectively for </p><p>whole class instruction, preparation for standards and high-stakes tests, individual or small group study, and remediation. </p></li><li><p>6 | P a g e </p><p>Physical Science 17+ hours of instruction </p><p>Engage learners with instruction that brings science concepts to life and helps them prepare to meet more stringent science </p><p>performance standards with PLATO Physical Science. The coursewares theme-based scenarios encourage students to explore </p><p>scientific inquiry, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The hands-on learning environment offers animation, video, </p><p>narrations and interactions to demonstrate concepts, enhance lectures, and deepen understanding. A narrated glossary gives </p><p>learners confidence with scientific terms. </p><p>Teachers can access the sophisticated test-item bank to assign objective-based pre- and post tests to determine learners level </p><p>of understanding and prescribe appro...</p></li></ul>