Developing Meaningful Workplace Curriculum

Our workplace education students at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center (Seaport) are some of the lucky ones who have an employer who recognizes their potential for growth. Twice a week for a total of four hours a week, employees come to one of two workplace ESOL classes on 100% paid release time. The … Continue reading Developing Meaningful Workplace Curriculum

Insights and Innovations from the 2017 NCTN Conference

The overall theme of NCTN’s 11th annual Effective Transitions in Adult Education Conference was Connect and Engage.  The plenary session in particular was dedicated to that theme. John Sarrouf from Essential Partners shared insights and guided experiential exercises to create an inspiring learning experience.  During the current climate of disconnection, it was meaningful to have the time to sharpen our abilities to … Continue reading Insights and Innovations from the 2017 NCTN Conference

Using Distance Learning to Strengthen Access to Rural Healthcare Career Pathway Programs

A key challenge to builders of career pathway programs is creating entry points for adults with multiple academic and skill levels. The National College Transition Network (NCTN) has designed accelerated career pathways with adult education, community college and workforce systems and knows first-hand that this challenge is intensified for pathways in rural areas. Geographic distance, … Continue reading Using Distance Learning to Strengthen Access to Rural Healthcare Career Pathway Programs

Building Community and Strengthening Health

The National College Transition Network at World Education, Inc. is committed to improving the quality and accessibility of health services career pathways for adults. As many of us know, a popular entry point onto this career pathway is the highly visible Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) position. The emerging Community Health Worker (CHW) profession is another … Continue reading Building Community and Strengthening Health

Addressing Growing Economic Inequality at NCTN 2016

Let’s continue the conversation about adult education and economic inequality at the National College conference policy panel on November 16 in Providence. Join us! Wednesday, November 16 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Grand Ballroom Education and training that lead to living-wage jobs is a broadly endorsed strategy for advancing economic opportunity for low-income people. As … Continue reading Addressing Growing Economic Inequality at NCTN 2016

Climbing the Mountain to College and Career Readiness Standards

Massachusetts is a leader in its professional development support and implementation of College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), says Meredith Liben, Director of the English Language Arts and Literacy Team at Student Achievement Partners.  Keynote speaker, Liben praised the Massachusetts adult education system at the conference dedicated to CCRS and organized by the SABES PD … Continue reading Climbing the Mountain to College and Career Readiness Standards

Making Skills Everyone’s Business through Ideation and Innovation

By Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Team Leader at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

“How might we solve…?” Is the question that sparked nearly 100 educators in an early morning design session on the final day of the National College Transition Network’s annual conference. Continue Reading →

Learning Outside the Classroom Counts

Reinvigorating Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is emerging as a priority across the US; although, it remains an underutilized strategy for accelerating college completion and the attainment of industry-recognized credentials by adults deemed low-skilled by academic assessments. The aim of this article is to introduce PLA as a way to strengthen the bridge to college for … Continue reading Learning Outside the Classroom Counts

A New Resource to Share: World Education’s Guide to ELA Classroom Activities

World Education, Inc. has felt the need to provide teachers with classroom-ready activities that apply standards rather than providing only lists of standards around which teachers then have to create activities. Our new Guide to ELA Classroom Activities That Promote Life Skills, College, and Career Readiness provides a large number of suggested classroom tasks that … Continue reading A New Resource to Share: World Education’s Guide to ELA Classroom Activities

Mentor Support for Adults Transitioning to College

If asked to name a person who has had a significant impact, been a role model, or who has guided us in our professional and/or personal lives, almost all of us will have at least one person come to mind. These guides and/or mentors play a crucial role in our personal and professional growth. Research … Continue reading Mentor Support for Adults Transitioning to College