The Greater Columbus Learning Center would like to announce a graduation ceremony for all students who completed the GED examination! However, for those who wish to participate in the ceremony, we must have your fees for the cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover by November 15, 2013. Please contact your instructor or any Center personnel for details.
We encourage students to commemorate their success not only with our center, but to celebrate the success they themselves achieved. Each student’s endeavor deserves to be honored and celebrated. Please seriously consider joining the commencement held in your honor
The Greater Columbus Learning center now offers a new schedule for ESL classes. Kim Suber conducts classes each Monday and Thursday from 1:00 pm -3:30 pm. The classes still consist of multimedia learning, one-on-one, and group instruction. All ESL classes are free.
In addition, Ms. Suber offers assistance in the U.S. Naturalization process for legal residents who wish to renew green cards or study for the U.S. Naturalization interview and exam. No dues or fees are necessary for this service.
Again, if you are interested in enrolling in our enriching programs which benefit both the individual and the community, please contact our main office at (662) 329-7691.
GCLC welcomes our new English as Second Language Instructor, Kim Suber. Kim graduated in 2002 from the Mississippi University for Women, She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Paralegal Studies. Later, Kim pursued post graduate work at MUW, allowing her to teach both Spanish and English. She has taught both subjects at Okolona High School and at Noxubee County High School, meanwhile learning from her own pupils the joy of teaching. Kim recently joined the staff of the Greater Columbus Learning Center as an ESL instructor. Eager to meet your learning needs, please contact her for answers to any of your ESL questions.
GCLC is changing its class registration process to better meet the needs of our clients. To register for a class, you will need to complete the following steps.
Step 1: Register and Schedule an Evaluation – Come by our office anytime between the hours of 8am and 6pm, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday and register.
Step 2: Complete the Pre-Evaluation – During the registration in step 1, you will be scheduled for the TABE. We use the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) as a diagnostic tool to help us design an individual learning plan for your specific needs. Expect the TABE to last approximately 4 hours. The TABE evaluation must be complete before you can begin class.
Once you have finished the TABE, you will be assigned a teacher who will contact you by phone to confirm your schedule and answer any questions you may have. Clients usually begin class within a week of starting the registration process.
The new registration process applies to all classes except ESL. If you have any questions about the registration process, contact us at (662) 329-7691.
As of February 1, 2012, GED Testing Service® has increased the cost of the GED® test registration The new pricing is as follows
- $75 - Full GED test registration (includes all 5 sections)
- $15 - Partial GED test registration (per section)
If you have any questions or would like to sign-up for an upcoming test, contact us at 662.329.7691.
This summer, GCLC took a large step into the future of Adult Education by adding interactive white boards to each classroom. An interactive whiteboard (IWB) is a technology that allows the instructor to project an image from the computer to an interactive screen. The instructor can then interact with the displayed image using a digital pen.
Our goals for this project were simple. We needed to improve our classroom environment to meet our student’s varied learning styles and ensure that any new changes would be easy for the instructors to implement. We decided to use Promethean’s ActivBoard with ActivInspire software. The IWBs address our student’s learning styles by adding visual, auditory and kinesthetic properties to the learning environment. The IWBs also help our instructors by simplifying the classroom environment by combining several instructional abilities into one comprehensive unit.
Since the installation of the IWBs, instructors have already noticed an increase in student participation. Students are more engaged and attendance has seen a major improvement. We have just begun our journey with this new technology and based on the success we have witnessed, we are confident that this project has exceeded its goals.
Greater Columbus Learning Center has just completed a web site make-over. Our new web site is more focused toward ‘ease-of-use’ for both our clients and those just browsing for information. With a more simplified “look and feel,” finding information is quicker and more productive.
It is our primary goal with this web site to communicate better with our clients, community, and others interested in adult education. If you have any suggestions or other feedback about our site, just email us and tell us what you’re thinking.