Discussion: Transition to Adulthood

Hi group members,

Here is another 'best practices/programs' article written by Kim Beardslee, MAISD transition coordinator in Montcalm County, Michigan.

People experience “transition” throughout our lives — babies to toddlers, toddlers to school-age children, adults into retirement. One of our most important transitions is going from high school to the adult world.

Discussion: Critical thinking: Posing questions as feedback on writing

Hello Colleagues, In my experience, I’ve found that asking students to revise the first draft of a piece of writing in response to a set of questions about the content, rather than by marking mistakes, has been effective. I’ve also involved students in providing feedback to their peers – also in the form of questions. We write our questions on sticky notes, and then students revise their writing by responding to the questions on the sticky notes.

Discussion: Would You be Interested in Beta Testing the Foldscope Microscope?

Science teaching colleagues,

Discussion: Using Polar Sciences in Adult Basic Education Programs

Welcome to the discussion, “Using Polar Sciences in Adult Basic Education Programs”. 

Our general level of science literacy is a concern.  What do we know about the physical world we live in?  What do we know about the ways in which scientists do their work?  How can we use the results of scientific research to meet current and future challenges to our societies?  What resources exist to help us educate ourselves about these topics?

Discussion: LINCS Overview Session at COABE 2014

Good afternoon,

I wanted to share with you the PowerPoint slides from a session presented at the COABE 2014 Conference which may be of interest to program managers.  The slides could be used to inform your teachers, peers, and colleagues about the current and ongoing work, projects, and resources provided through LINCS.

Discussion: ADA Obligations of Private Schools, Classes, or Programs for the Deaf

Hi Group members,

The following information on ADA obligations for people that are deaf and hearing impaired comes from The National Association for the Deaf at http://nad.org/issues/education/other-opportunities/ada-obligations >  

Are you a group member who works with this population of people who are deaf and hearing impaired?  If so, I would like to hear from you about your program.

Rochelle Kenyon, SME


Discussion: Infographic: The Gamification of Education

Hi all,

A few months ago we had a guest discussion on digital badges in adult education.  Digital badges are often included in a broader concept called gamification.  I just came across this interesting infographic on gamification and wanted to share it to see if you all have any thoughts on how you think this fits with adult education.  

Discussion: Individualized Learning Plans

In January, the Youth and Adult Pathways microgroup focused on career planning and Individualized Learning Plans was a key topic of discussion. This week, the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy released some resources regarding ILPs.

Take a look - interesting and useful materials!


Link to YAP Webinar on ILPs....

Discussion: Resources for Learning About Health Insurance

Hi Everyone,

The Centers for Medicaid Services have put out some materials to help educate people who are newly signed up for health insurance. I have not looked carefully at these yet, and am assuming that they will only be appropriate for high level learners, but I want to pass on this information.




This is from:

Judy R. Weaver, Health Insurance Specialist

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Discussion: Accommodations on the GED Ready Test

I have recently been inundated with phone calls and emails regarding how to provide extra time on the GED Ready Test for our adult education students in Arkansas who have been approved for extra time on the GED. 


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