Six Tips for Hosting Virtual English Now! Learning Circles

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

4 Big Ideas from the 2019 NCTN Conference

One question that drives our work is, “Can we make adult education accessible, affordable, and open doors to opportunities?” The answer comes in many forms from many different voices. After three days at the 2019 National College Transition Network Conference, one thing is clear: enabling adult learners with college and career readiness requires all hands … Continue reading 4 Big Ideas from the 2019 NCTN Conference

Making Math Meaningful in the ESOL Classroom

By Sherry Lehane Math in ESOL Coursebooks Did you ever start a home do-it-yourself project and suddenly realize you were in over your head? Maybe you didn’t have the carpentry skills or the right tools to do the project? This is how I felt many years ago when I attempted to teach math to my … Continue reading Making Math Meaningful in the ESOL Classroom

How Tech Can Bridge the Employment Opportunity Gap

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

Math and ESOL, A Winning Combination

Pam Meader is a math consultant for TERC in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a national math trainer for LINCS. Pam is co-facilitator of the Mathematizing ESOL series serving as the math expert. She is co-author of the Hands on Math series from Walch Publishing and is a member of ANN, Adult Numeracy Network. Integrating curriculum is … Continue reading Math and ESOL, A Winning Combination

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

2017 Highlights from the IDEAL Consortium

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

Teacher Appreciation: Christopher Bourret

How did you get started in adult education? A long time ago, in a universe far, far away…I was getting a Master’s Degree in Political Science and taking a college class on Immigration Politics. As part of the class requirements, I interned at two community agencies that provided ESOL for recently arrived immigrants. I got … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation: Christopher Bourret

Kick Off of the EdTech Center

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