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Open Pedagogy

I found this podcast intriguing as using open pedagogy in our instruction is challenging. Interesting that there may be some ways to encourage teachers to use open pedagogy. Thoughts?

Is Open Content Enough? Where OER Advocates Say the Movement Must Go Next

Providing feedback on writing via audio

Hello colleagues, For me, one of the most challenging aspects of teaching writing is providing feedback and support to learners to help them improve a piece of writing. Many of us are aware of the research showing that correcting a lot of errors in students' writing is ineffective. Clearly, we want to emphasize the positive aspects of a learner's writing and also provide guidance on how to improve. Toward this end, I like to conference with each student to offer feedback; however, this is time consuming, so it's not always possible to do this during a class period.

Science in Adult Education

Hello all,  I am the newest moderator to the Science Community of Practice.  Like several of you, I have struggled with how to teach science in the adult education classroom.  But, as I push myself to incorporate more science lessons - I find that I enjoy the engagement that comes from discovery, analyzing, questioning, and thinking.  Since this is your community, I would like to know what would be helpful for you as a member.  What would spark you to be engaged, discover, analyze, question, to support you in the field?  Let's try to help each other become scientists (educational scientists

Observing Veterans Day: How Modern Apprenticeship Programs Are Serving Veterans

  • Date: 
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
    Online webinar

In honor of Veterans Day and to kick-off National Apprenticeship Week, JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning will host a 75-minute webinar to highlight exemplary apprenticeship programs and policies that facilitate employers tapping into the Veteran talent pool while providing Veterans pathways to good jobs and good wages. 

Managing program information -- what do you do?

Hello program manager colleagues,

The State of Corrections Education:

Recognizing Skills over Disabilities

The LINCS course "Definitions of Learning Disabilities," provides excellent information to help us understand learning disabilities. Some time ago, I observed one of the most innovative approaches to matching the individual strengths of LD adults to work environments. A teacher in an AE program had her LD students create pamphlets to advocate for themselves in job interviews. In the pamphlet, students introduced readers to some basic biographical information, sometimes with photos.

Phonics as Supersonics?

Earlier this year, we held a highly interactive, weeklong discussion on phonics instruction, Let's Talk Phonics.

"Show Me the Good Money" financial literacy app

Hello Financial Literacy colleagues,

I just read about this financial literacy app developed by a Goodwill group in Florida, and wonder if it would be useful for adult basic skills programs. Do you know about it? Have you tried it? Would you recommend it? The app, which is free, is available at the Google Play store by searching "Show Me the Good Money."

David J. Rosen

Do you use data for deision making in your program?

Hello Program managers,

Do you use data to make decisions in your program? If so, what kinds of data do you collect and use, and how do you use it?


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