The GED® test webinar archive
"Tuesdays for Teachers" Webinar Series
“Tuesdays for Teachers,” is a free professional development webinar series for educators. Presented by Bonnie Goonen and Susan Pittman, this webinar series will take a deeper dive into classroom strategies and techniques for the 2014 GED® test’s four test subjects. Sessions are designed for educators who have already completed foundational-level training, either by attending in-person training or by using self-guided professional development resources.
Scientific Minds Want to Know: Strategies for Addressing High Impact Areas of the GED® Science Test (November 17, 2015)
Dig deeper into the high impact areas of science and explore some strategies, activities, and even a few experiments that you can use in the classroom. Join us as we use the 5E Instructional Model to promote scientific learning. Take a closer look at how short answer questions are crafted and how to help students make a deeper connection with the wonderful world of science.
- Watch the Scientific Minds Want to Know webinar
- Download Scientific Minds Want to Know slideshow presentation
- Download the Scientific Minds Want to Know workbook
- Download the certificate of completion once you've watched the webinar
Exploring Enduring Issues and Making Connections in Social Studies (October 27, 2015)
Individual rights, state’s rights versus federal power, checks and balances, and separation of power – the constructed response on the GED® Social Studies test requires that students demonstrate their understanding of these enduring issues. Join us as we explore ways to assist our students in defining enduring issues and identifying relationships between primary and secondary resources, as well as their own personal knowledge.
All About Scoring (September 22, 2015)
A must-have for educators, this webinar will focus on providing effective tips for getting test-takers higher scores on the extended response questions in RLA and Social Studies. Become more familiar with the performance expectations for these tasks and gain insight into what is needed to improve student responses. With a focus on Trait 1 of the scoring rubric, look at actual student responses and how to work with the scoring tools and rubrics. This webinar will also include a review of tips to quickly improve test-taker performance on constructed response items.
Argumentative Writing: A Key to Teaching Constructed Response (June 23, 2015)
It’s not just about Reasoning Through Language Arts! This webinar will focus on the process of teaching argumentative writing – one step at a time. Dig deeper into the different parts of argumentative writing and how to integrate this process in constructed responses for Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. This webinar will provide you with strategies, frames, and graphic organizers for teaching argumentative writing – both in extended responses and short answers. Remember, it’s all about assisting our students in becoming more effective writers.
Close Reading: A Key to Teaching Constructed Response (May 26, 2015)
Close reading is an important skill for our students to acquire. This webinar will concentrate on the importance of close reading skills for the GED® Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies and Science tests. Learn about strategies that you can use to help students more effectively gather evidence, knowledge, and insight from what they read. This webinar will concentrate on the steps that you can integrate in the classroom to teach the skill of close reading using non-fiction text.
Improving Students’ Mathematical Problem-Solving Skills (April 28, 2015)
As in the past, the lowest scores and passing rates on any GED® content area test are on the Mathematical Reasoning test. Students struggle with mathematics in part due to their lack of conceptual understanding and their reliance on rules and shortcuts to solve problems. This webinar will focus on strategies and resources that can be used in the classroom to enhance students’ mathematical reasoning skills, whether the focus is on quantitative or algebraic reasoning. During this webinar, explore different strategies and graphic organizers that will enhance your students’ mathematical problem-solving skills.
Mathematical Reasoning (March 24-26, 2015)
In this webinar, we’ll take a deep dive into the content covered on the 2014 GED® test - Mathematical Reasoning. We’ll take a look at the types of questions that students are missing on the test and examine the skills students need in order to answer these question correctly. We’ll also explore teaching strategies and techniques that you can use in your classroom to help students develop these skills.
"The Wonderful World of GED® Testing Technology" (December 4, 2012)
Learn about the different technology skills necessary for the 2014 GED® test. This webinar will provide you with information on the different question types for the new assessment, as well as the technology skills that test-takers will need to succeed.
- Watch The Wonderful World of GED® Testing Technology webinar video
"Webb's Depth of Knowledge" (December 5, 2012)
Watch this webinar and get an in-depth look at Webb's Depth of Knowledge (often referred to as DOK). The presentation highlights Item Sampler questions that illustrate each of the different Depth of Knowledge levels, while learning beginning strategies for implementing DOK into your program or classroom.
- Watch the Webb's Depth of Knowledge webinar video
"2014 GED® Test 101" (January 14, 2013)
The "2014 GED Test 101" webinar provides you with an overview of the key features of the new GED® test that launches in January 2014. The session will include a summary of the major similarities and differences between the current 2002 Series GED® Test and the new 2014 GED® test. It also includes a review of the item types, information about test length, passing standard, test location, when a practice test will be launched, and much more.
- Download the 2014 GED Test 101 slideshow presentation
"Exploring Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) Module of the 2014 GED® Test" (January 15, 2013)
Learn more about the content and structure of the Reasoning Through Language Arts module of the 2014 GED® test. Find out what's new and what's staying the same. Get more details on how reading and writing have been integrated, how the extended response item replaces the current essay, and more.
- Watch the Exploring Reasoning Through Language Arts webinar video
"Exploring Social Studies Module of the 2014 GED® Test" (January 22, 2013)
Find out more about the content and structure of the Social Studies module of the 2014 GED® test. Learn more about what's new and what's staying the same, plus details on content areas, social studies practices, the new extended response items, and more.
- Watch the Exploring Social Studies webinar video
"Exploring Science Module of the 2014 GED® Test" (January 30, 2013)
Develop a greater understanding about the content and structure of the Science module of the 2014 GED® test. This webinar features what's new and what's staying the same. Learn more about the science content areas, practices, and the two short answer items that will appear on each science test.
- Watch the Exploring Science webinar video
"Exploring the Mathematical Reasoning Module of the 2014 GED® Test" (February 5, 2013)
Develop a greater understanding about the content and structure of the Mathematical Reasoning module of the 2014 GED® test. This webinar features what's new and what's staying the same. Learn more about the mathematics content areas, practices, and the two short answer items that will appear on each science test.
- Watch the Exploring Mathematical Reasoning webinar video