Teaching the Skills that Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) training for Cohort 6!

We are excited to announce the Teaching the Skills that Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) training for Cohort 6!  TSTM is an Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) funded technical assistance project designed and focused on building capacity and improving instruction to build the skills adult learners need to meet the demands of critical domains of their lives. In its 5th year, the TSTM project has provided training to adult educators from 34 states and has hosted two virtual conferences with attendance of over 1,000 adult educators each year. TSTM supports and trains adult education teachers how to integrate the nine skills that matter to adult learners using three approaches that work across five critical topics areas of civics education, digital literacy, financial literacy, health literacy and workforce preparation. 

TSTM professional development training happens through state teams of four nominated classroom teachers and a state professional development leader. Each state team can expect to participate in a cohort training along with other state teams. In addition to support, training, and instructional materials, teachers will receive individualized instructional coaching from experienced peer coaches familiar with TSTM. 

Applications for Cohort 6 will open on Friday, October 21 2022, and will be open for up to 10 states to participate in what is anticipated to be the final TSTM cohort. Applications will be due on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. 

To support states in understanding the requirements for TSTM participation and in successfully submitting their state team application, the TSTM project team will be hosting a TSTM Informational Webinar on Wednesday, October 18, 2022, at 3 pm ET.

State adult education directors (or an appropriate state designee) are invited to register for the webinar by Friday, October 14, 2022. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To learn more about TSTM please visit the TSTM federal initiatives page on LINCS:  https://lincs.ed.gov/state-resources/federal-initiatives/teaching-skills-matter-adult-education If you have any questions about the TSTM project or TSTM Cohort 6, please email tstm@air.org.