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Digital Toolbelt: Digital Tools for Adult Education Instructors (new micro-group)

Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Greater technological integration in the classroom will help close the skills gap and develop a strong 21st-century workforce.

Time Magazine: Teachers In America

Friends,

I want to draw your attention to the September Times Magazine article on Teachers in America. All across the country, we are seeing increases in public support of education. However, teachers working multiple jobs outside of their primary role has a ripple effect that we operate our programs. When teachers have multiple outside commitments, how do we deliver effective PD? Aside from the human toll of multiple commitments, how do we effectively reach over-extended educators? 

I'l love to hear your thoughts. 

The cover of Time Magazine shows three teachers and points out their hardships in making financial ends meet due to low pay.

Upcoming changes to the 2019 GED RLA test

In a recent webinar we discussed the format changes in the RLA test that students will see in 2019. 

Over the last few years many educators and students have given us a great deal of feedback related to the RLA test interface. In the webinar we reviewed the following upcoming changes to the test:

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What do Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence have in common?

Hello friends, I'm hoping all of our colleagues in North and South Carolina are safe as Florence continues to inundate their region, and I know we all send our expressions of caring at this difficult time for so many who are dealing with enormous challenges. Here's an article from Forbes online with details on ways we can help.

Teaching articles ... a, an and the?

Hello colleagues, David Rosen's thoughtful response to Evonne's question about teaching parts of speech got me thinking about the rules for using articles, i.e., a, an and the. While explaining the basics of how we use articles isn't that difficult, when we get into the nuances, it quickly gets super complicated.

Does employment move individuals out of poverty?

Colleagues, 
I invite you to read the New York Times article, Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They're Not and share your thoughts and insights into the American Poverty crisis. As a developed nation, we have the highest rate of childhood poverty, and this is on the increase as the Great Recession moved people from the middle class into low class incomes. 

Career Pathways-Workforce Development

  1. Does successful completion of career pathways courses means that the trainer will be inducted to conduct workforce preparation training? Or its just meant for professional development purposes? 
  2. I myself falling in the category of skilled migrants, plus I am also acquiring a degree in US, so if I complete workforce development training, will I be able to train other migrants who need assistance, or do I have to acquire some kind of additional licence to provide training to other adult learners who need guidance & support in induction and employ-ability. 

Peer Assessment in Group Work

As someone who prefers to learn independently, it took me a very long time to endorse and apply collaborative learning activities among students, especially in writing courses. When finally doing so, I learned a whole lot from trial and error about how to allow students to work to achieve far better results together than they would alone. 
 

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