If you are interested in the current state of adult literacy, want to help empower adults in their communities, or simply want to learn more about the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), join the new LINCS PIAAC Literacy Circle Micro Group.

The literacy results of the latest PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills suggests a need for strategies to improve adult literacy in the United States. The LINCS PIAAC Literacy Circle Micro Group will help develop these strategies, and members of the LINCS Community have the unique opportunity to participate and contribute.

The LINCS PIAAC Literacy Circle Micro Group is a teacher-to-teacher study, problem-solving, and product-development group. It will be co-led by Leecy Wise, LINCS Reading and Writing CoP Moderator, and Dianna Baycich, Literacy Projects Coordinator for the Ohio Literacy Resource Center at Kent State University, from September 11-October 8. Members will utilize Amy Trawick’s Using the PIAAC Literacy Framework to Guide Instruction to understand how adult literacy practitioners can support adult learners by incorporating relevant tools from PIAAC’s literacy framework and as a reference for discussions.

Members can expect to spend approximately 1-4 hours a week reading and contributing ideas, creating segments, and discussing them with colleagues to create valuable reading and writing resources for Adult Ed ABE, HSE Prep, ESL, and Family Literacy instructors and their students.

If you are new to LINCS and want to join, you’ll first need to register as a LINCS Community member:

  • Go to https://community.lincs.ed.gov/
  • Click on Log In/Register and follow the instructions.
  • Once you receive confirmation of LINCS membership, join the Reading and Writing Community of Practice (CoP) listed under Groups.
  • You will find the PIAAC Literacy Circle Micro Group listed in that CoP.
  • Simply click on “Join.” 

For more information or help in participating, contact Leecy Wise, leecywise@gmail.com, Group Co-Moderator.

Thanks,

-The LINCS Team

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