About course


Are you new to adult education? In this four-module course, you'll learn the ins and outs of the adult ed. world, including basic classroom prep strategies, common acronyms, and a high-altitude standards overview. Each module allows participants to apply what they've learned via facilitated reflection, resulting in more confident, effective practitioners.  

Audience: New adult educators

The course format is asynchronous in nature, meaning you complete the course at your own pace. You’ll be able to look back at previous modules any time you’d like, and of course you can pause and re-watch any portions of the videos as needed. The video must be watched in its entirety for the quiz to unlock.  If you need to exit the video before completed, click "SAVE VIDEO PROGRESS" before exiting the video to pick back up at the same place next time you log in.

All materials referenced in this course are in the Course Materials folder.

Each module, you’ll view the module video and then complete a module assignment, and responses will be reviewed on a regular basis by the facilitator. You may review facilitator comments by clicking on past module assignments. A facilitator dashboard keeps us updated on your progress, and if you’re taking the course as part of your agency’s professional development requirements, your agency will be informed of your status on a regular basis.

This course contains optional podcast episodes that support the content in each module; just click the file to play the audio.

If you encounter an issue at any point, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right-hand side of the screen within the course.


Module 1


  • In this module, participants will learn about adult education on a macro-level and the general population whom we serve.

Application and Support: 

  • Conduct a 20-minute Q&A session with your program director and with another instructor, using the template in the course materials.
  • Reflect on your interviews in the Module 1 Assignment


1 Video, 1 Quiz

Module 2

LearningIn this module, participants receive an overview of standards-based instruction and assessments.

Application and Support: 

  • Complete the Module 2 Reflection

Note that this module contains optional podcast episodes from SCR's podcast. These episodes cover content in the module more in-depth. For full podcast archives, please visit https://www.scr.consulting/blog.

1 Video, 1 Quiz, 2 Audio

Module 3


  • Participants will be able to start of on the right foot with tips for ELA and math instruction. 

Application and Support:

  • Use inspiration from the provided lesson template, and teach a lesson this week.
  • Complete the Module 3 Reflection

Note that this module contains optional podcast episodes from SCR's podcast. These episodes cover content in the module more in-depth. For full podcast archives, please visit https://www.scr.consulting/blog.

1 Video, 1 Quiz, 1 Audio

Module 4


  • Through setting up your classroom as a failure-friendly environment, learn strategies to help students stay engaged and persist toward their goals.

Application and Support:

  • Try out the barrier and goal templates with students this week
  • Include “My Favorite No” in a lesson
  • Complete the Module 4 reflection
  • Complete the post-test
  • Download your certificate of completion

1 Video, 2 Quiz


Great question! Susan Roberts of SCR Consulting has trained thousands of adult educators across the country through engaging in-person workshops and seminars on a variety of adult education practices. Using her knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, she utilizes research-based, practical approaches to introducing the same content effectively in an online environment. Rather than simply reading text on a screen, SCR Academy courses utilize module videos with Susan as your guide as you journey through the content. Project-based learning activities bring the concepts into the classroom with guidance from SCR Academy facilitators along the way.
Upon payment—either by your agency’s provided enrollment key or through credit card—you will be enrolled in the course. You’ll start by taking the pre-assessment—an informal quiz to test your knowledge about the course content. Then, the first module will unlock for you to begin work.
A new module will unlock each week, but only if you have completed the module before it. While the courses are self-paced, your agency and SCR Academy may have parameters in place for a completion timeline. Long periods of inactivity may result in your deactivation from the course.
A certificate of completion will generate when you have completed all course requirements. You must download and/or print the certificate as proof of your completion.
Within the course, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right side of the screen. Otherwise, you can always email Susan: susan@scr.consulting.

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