A WIOA Career Pathway Promise Fulfilled (sort of)

A January 2021 update to federal adult education performance accountability has opened up new ways to document learning in Integrated Education & Training and workplace education programs and new ways to show the impact of our work to our communities and other stakeholders. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Hard to believe, but the Workforce Innovation … Continue reading A WIOA Career Pathway Promise Fulfilled (sort of)

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

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

Why Everyone Should Care About Adult Education

This week is the Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. In most communities, it is much like every other week of the year when it comes to adult education – away from the limelight, without resources to shine the light on why we would even have a national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.  After … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Care About Adult Education

And the Literacy Leadership Award Goes to… Minnesota ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) @ Hamline University

When it comes to adult literacy education, professional development is not just a nice thing to offer teachers, it’s essential.  In order to provide high quality instruction in literacy, numeracy, and high school equivalency, and prepare adults for success in college and careers, we must provide in-service training.  Many adult educators do not have a … Continue reading And the Literacy Leadership Award Goes to… Minnesota ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) @ Hamline University

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