Reminder: Webinar on Improving adult literacy using technology to support learning & motivation 9/6

Join us for a FREE webinar on Friday, September 6, 2013, 3-4:30 pm Eastern sponsored by the LINCS Region 1 Professional Development Center.

In this webinar we will bring together a panel of practitioners and participants who use technology to support learning and motivation. We will discuss what has worked well and what has promise in the years to come. Panelists will give a 3-minute presentation on a technology tool, approach, or innovation that they feel has the most potential to support adult learners in making literacy gains. Following these brief presentations, there will be questions from participants and a roundtable discussion.

This webinar will be rooted in the lessons from Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation. This study, published in 2012 by the National Research Council, is based on a report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education entitled, Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research. It describes principles of effective instruction to guide those who design and administer adult literacy programs and courses. It also includes a review of technologies that show promise in supporting adult students in learning. 

Participants are asked to register in advance for the webinar and test their systems. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

The panelists are thought leaders, professional developers, and classroom teachers from nine different states across the nation. Panelists include: 

  • Christopher Bourret
  • Barry Burkett
  • John Fleischman
  • Susan Gaer
  • Akira Kamiya
  • Destiny Long
  • Tim Ponder
  • Steve Reder
  • Lisa Robertson
  • David J. Rosen 

Pre-webinar Assignments
In addition to reading the technology section of the Improving Adult Literacy Instruction report,participants should watch a 10-minute video clip of Dr. Art Graesser speaking on technology and adult literacy. This clip begins 33 minutes and 20 seconds into the video.  

We also encourage participants to review last week's discussion, How Technology Can Transform Adult Education, in the Technology and Learning group of the LINCS Community. To join the LINCS Community, go to:

You may also be interested in viewing an introduction to WebEx.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Ben Bruno.