Bill Walker | National Manager of Wonderlic Education Sales

Bill Walker was the Director of Adult and Workforce Education Solutions here at Wonderlic, and he brought a wealth of experience in adult basic education and workforce development. He worked in the public sector for more than 25 years, where he oversaw an adult education and vocational training program that helped more than 7,000 learners a year.

He also served the Department of Education in Washington where he developed and marketed PD programs for adult and workforce development professionals.

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Beyond the Basics: Addressing Advanced Skills Deficits

Everywhere you turn there seems to be bad news about the U.S. falling further behind other countries when it comes to matters of education. Unfortunately, when it comes to mastery of the basics, it’s true. Read more about Beyond the Basics: Addressing Advanced Skills Deficits

The New Common Core Standards and ABE Curricula

The Common Core Standards (CCS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects specify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readiness, the Standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century. Read more about The New Common Core Standards and ABE Curricula

Congress at Work on WIA Reauthorization

U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (“SKILLS”) Act (H.R. 803) on February 25, 2013 and on Wednesday, March 6th. It was passed out of the House Education and Workforce Committee. Read more about Congress at Work on WIA Reauthorization

How to be an Award-Winning Adult Ed Program

Dr. Ginny Simmons has served for seven years as Director of the Adult and Community Education program for Horry County Schools in South Carolina. Additionally, she acts as Director of the Regional Adult Education Technical Assistance Center, an initiative of the South Carolina State Department of Education. Dr. Simmons recently sat down with the ABE/WIA Advisor staff to discuss her award-winning program. Read more about How to be an Award-Winning Adult Ed Program

2014 GED Assessment Targets for Math

With the addition of a new year, we continue to inch closer to the implementation of the 2014 GED® Test. As an educator, being prepared for the new test is extremely important if you want your students to be successful. Read more about 2014 GED Assessment Targets for Math

How to Prep Students for the 2014 GED

The new 2014 GED will have many differences from the test we have seen in previous years, which means preparation activities will need to be revamped. Bill Walker discusses the changes you can expect to see and how you can ensure your students are prepared. 

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Computer Skills Needed for GED 2014

Using a computer isn’t a skill everyone has. This video touches on some of the things your students will need to know to take the GED.

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Soft Skills: Positively Necessary

Basic and technical skills are only the start of what your employees will need in order to succeed. Let’s look at the rest of the picture. 

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The Biggest Challenges in ABE Revealed

(The following is an excerpt from the October Issue of the ABE Advisor).

Challenges of Adult Education

Thousands of your colleagues—and perhaps even you—have participated in the Wonderlic professional development webinars. Our polling of attendees reveals the challenges adult educators and workforce development practitioners face in service delivery. 

I’d like to share the results with you from one of the questions from the post-webinar survey:

Top 10 Resources for Adult Education Teachers

I talk to ABE instructors many times a day, and over the years have assembled a list of helpful resources that can offer inspiration, how-to advice, and professional guidance. I’m going to share my top 10 resources for adult education teachers. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section below. Read more about Top 10 Resources for Adult Education Teachers

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