Funding could be available to your adult education program if you advocate for it. As record levels of education relief funds flow into states, it’s critical for adult education leaders to understand what funds support adult education activities. Both ESSER and GEER funds can support adult education. ESSER is The Elementary and Secondary School Relief … Continue reading Adult Education Eligible for School Relief Funds: Act Now to Support Adult Learners!
English Now! learning circles like the ones offered at the Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) program are multi-level, learner-led groups for English language and digital literacy practice. Last spring when the TJACE learning circles migrated quickly to a distance learning format, we found, through trial and error, that the flexible learning circles model … Continue reading Six Tips for Hosting Virtual English Now! Learning Circles
Adults enrolled in adult education programs are among the most vulnerable and hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic: low-wage workers in the front line of the service sector, preparing and delivering our take-out food, stocking our warehouses and grocery stores, taking care of the elderly and ill. Much like children and youth now needing to … Continue reading Pandemic Pivots
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
World Education will periodically honor outstanding adult educators. Wendy is an adult education teacher and professional developer. We asked Wendy a series of questions about her work. How did you get started in adult education? Like so many of us in adult ed, I didn’t start out here. I had been a journalist for many … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation: Recognizing Wendy Quiñones