Building Opportunities for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE): Bright Spots Overview

Event Type: Webinar + Discussion Event Date: February 3, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM ET   Adult education providers have found various ways to provide IELCE services in combination with IET for employment and economic self-sufficiency (34 CFR, Parts 463.36 and 463.73). As part of the Building Opportunities project, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) contracted Manhattan Strategy Group to develop a Bright Spots suite, featuring noteworthy examples of IELCE program practices.  Join project staff from the Building Opportunities for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education project, as they share background information on the Bright Spots development and the themes that emerged from this analysis. The team will also share an overview of what the Bright Spots suite will provide, including concrete examples about IELCE programs in the areas of program design, partnerships, and recruitment. The webinar will be followed by a discussion thread in the Program Management, Career Pathways, and English Language Acquisition groups in the LINCS Community.   Interested in IELCE and IET programming? Be sure to check out some of the Building Opportunities project resources on LINCS, including IELCE and IET checklists.    During the webinar you’ll hear from:
  • Lisa Le Fevre. Lisa Le Fevre is a Senior Research Associate and researcher at WestEd. Lisa was the director of the Bright Spots initiative and led the analysis and development of the suite of Bright Spots tools.
  • Megan Janicki. Megan Janicki is a Managing Consultant at Manhattan Strategy Group where she works on projects related to adult education and workforce development. Megan was the Bright Spots manager for the MSG team and helped with the development of the suite of tools.
How to participate?   Please register for the webinar using the GoToWebinar link! Following the webinar, please join the discussion by first joining the Program Management, Career Pathways, and English Language Acquisition  groups (or join all three!). Anyone can visit the LINCS Community, but only members can contribute to the online discussion.   We hope you’ll share this event with your colleagues!   If you require special accommodations, please call 301-828-1526 or email 7-10 days in advance, and we will do our best to assist you.   Thanks, The LINCS Team