During a recent webinar about the importance of teaching about the census in the adult education classroom, a participant said this: “If I bring this topic into my classroom, my students will leave and not come back.” That’s how afraid some people are—and also how much misinformation there is—about the 2020 Census. During the webinar, … Continue reading Stand Up and Be Counted: Preparing Students for Census 2020
The results of the Census 2020 will have a deep impact on the lives of everyone living in the United States, yet the “count” will happen differently next year than it has in the past. The odds are good that you won’t receive a census survey in your mailbox. Instead, most people will receive a … Continue reading The Census Online
With a presidential election and the decennial census coinciding, 2020 is a big year for adult education students and programs. Each of these major civic events will determine a great deal about the future. For example, the census will determine how more than $800 billion in federal aid is distributed to states for housing, education, … Continue reading Stand Up and Be Counted!
David J. Rosen & Priyanka Sharma “I am getting better at reading my e-mail, and using English at work. Last week I didn’t need any help with translating at my job. Also, I was able to talk with the IRS and give simple information (in English).” ~ Mahdi, English Now! participant from Portland Adult Education, … Continue reading Engaging Adult Learners on Waiting Lists Using Learning Circles
By Yigal Kerszenbaum, Employment Technology Fund, and Alison Ascher Webber, EdTech Center @ World Education Originally posted on Walmart Today Having recently arrived to the U.S. from Cape Verde, Africa, Solange is eager to improve her English and pass her citizenship exam. She hopes to pursue a career in healthcare and build a brighter future for … Continue reading How Tech Can Bridge the Employment Opportunity Gap
By Jen Vanek, Director of the IDEAL Consoritum at World Education A key strategy to our EdTech Center’s work catalyzing an edtech movement in adult learning is the IDEAL Consortium, a Professional Development (PD) and technical assistance initiative comprised of state-level staff, PD leaders, and ed tech specialists from 11 member states. Through peer mentoring, … Continue reading 2017 Highlights from the IDEAL Consortium
In the closing speech at COABE 2017, XPRIZE Foundation CEO Marcus Shingles gave a wake-up call to adult educators warning that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will change learning at speeds and in ways we could never imagine. Showing a chart similar to Ray Kurzweil’s on the growth of computing, he illustrated how digital technologies develop … Continue reading Facing The Tech Revolution In Adult Education
This month the EdTech Center launched at the NCTN Conference, backed by a panel of national experts speaking on Promising Models in the Use of Technology. This was followed by a successful and well-attended webinar (497 registrants!) given by Dr. David Rosen on Blended Learning in the Adult Education Classroom. This was an outstanding start … Continue reading Kick Off of the EdTech Center
“The button was there and I pushed it. That was an action that will change my professional life.” — Cindy Holden, Vermont Adult Learning This is the comment of one brave participant in the New England Literacy Resource Center’s (NELRC) Technology Integration Project (TIP), a six-month professional development initiative designed to prepare adult educators to … Continue reading Navigating the Shifting Terrain of Technology in the Classroom
The U.S. Division of World Education is seeing increased use of online courses, webinars, virtual professional learning communities (PLC), and other virtual resources for professional development. How might these resources be used in ways that enhance their effectiveness and assure changes in practice by adult educators? We’d like to share some models and best practices … Continue reading Going Online with Professional Development!