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Dec 19 13

2014 GED® Program is Here!

by Brian Painter

GED Testing ServiceHere at Greater Columbus Learning Center we’re excited to offer you the 2014 GED® program and a fighting chance at a good job with good wages. Learn more below or sign up today at www.GED.com.

What’s the 2014 GED® Program?

In 2014 you have more than just a test. You’ll have access to MyGED™ your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and learn about jobs and college.

What is MyGED™?

MyGED™ is your start-to-finish tool for the 2014 GED® program. Flexible, convenient and the support you need before and after the GED® test. Built with you in mind, MyGED™ helps you take control of your life and your future. Register today and test in January. Get started now at www.GED.com.

What’s the 2014 GED® test like?

The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.

Four (4) parts:

  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)

Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)

English and Spanish

 

How do I register?

Registration is simple in 2014. Simply sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you’ll be able to schedule right then.

 When can I schedule?

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at www.GED.com. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

 What is the passing score?

On the 2014 GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ at www.GED.com to get ready with GED Ready™.

 

Is there a fee to take the test?

You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Mississippi the fee per subject is $30 per section.

 

 

The 2014 GED® program gives you everything you need for success, and MyGED™ will help get you there. With MyGED, you receive unprecedented support before and after you test. Conveniently register and schedule 24/7. Pay as you go and test on what you want, when you want. Plus, find prep tools to help you prepare for test day and resources to help you move forward to what’s next.

MyGED™ was built with you in mind. Register today and test in January. Get started atwww.GED.com.

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GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (“ACE”). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.

Nov 8 13

Student Reminder: Graduation Ceremony

by Kim Suber

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

Oct 28 13

New Schedule for ESL and U.S. Naturalization Classes

by Kim Suber

 

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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.

 

 

Apr 25 12

New Class Registration Process

by Brian Painter

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.

Sep 21 11

GCLC adds interactive whiteboards to classes

by Brian Painter

 

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.

Learn more about interactive whiteboards