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Post-Election Resources for Adult Educators

Here are some resources to help you when thinking about the impact of the Trump presidency and recent election results in Congress on Adult Ed and specifically on our immigrant students, both documented and undocumented. Advice from Cynthia is at the bottom. Statement by California Legislative Leaders De Leon and Rendon.  Very good, articulate statement — available in both English ...

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Sociodemographics for Adults in California

Check out the report from the Migration Policy Institute: “Immigrants and WIOA Services:  Comparison of Sociodemographic Characteristics of Native- and Foreign-Born Adults in California.” This December 2015 report is chock full of facts useful to understanding the needs of Californians and Adult Education can meet them.  For example, between 2009 and 13, 42% of the adult population between the ages of 25 and ...

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Thank You New York Adult Ed!!!

I want to send a big shout out to CUNY out in New York for all of their work on their  CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework!  My only real complaint is that they don’t have all of these same resources for Adult Basic Education.  I have been borrowing and stealing from this curriculum all semester and I plan to continue.  They ...

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VALUE USA – The “Voice of Adult Learners” – Seeking Sponsors for Adult Learner Attendance at National Leadership Institute

_________________________________________ Dear Friends and Supporters: Our organization will be hosting its major event April 3-5, 2017 in Washington D.C. where adult learners will get to learn, build relationships and continue to become leaders in the adult literacy field. As a non-profit organization built by adult learners, we hold our Leadership Institute in Capitol Hill every four years to give adult ...

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Sequoia Adult School Scholars Program – Model for Success

Sequoia Adult School Scholars         Helping adult learners succeed, one semester at a time Sequoia Adult School Scholars (SASS) provides financial support, tutoring, and other assistance to adult students — the vast majority of whom are immigrants working in minimum wage jobs — so they can enroll in community college to continue their education, get jobs that pay family-sustaining wages, ...

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New CCAE Scholarship Fund for Adult Ed Students

From CCAE:When you support Adult Ed, you help adults reach their goals and achieve their potential. Adult education provides a pathway out of poverty into the middle class; it gives students a hand up, not a hand out. CCAE is dedicated to supporting schools in this endeavor by ensuring adequate funding for adult education. However, we need your help in ...

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Google Forms Quizzes Now Much Easier

Over the last year I have been using a third-party add-on called Flubaroo to do autograding for quizzes.  In the last couple weeks Google made a wonderful update to Forms.  Now they have seamless tools to make quizzes that allow for quick grading, analytics and feedback options that just make sense.  I’m excited to use this for assessments and training ...

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Zoom Classes at Southeastern Iowa Community College

I recently spent the afternoon learning from John Romeo at Southeastern about the ways he uses technology to teach math classes using Zoom and other tech tools. John using classflow.com via Zoom and tablets John is using a Promethean interactive whiteboard to project a math problem onto the board.  An alternative is to use a Mimio, which is less expensive, ...

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CCAE: July 7, 2016 Adult Education Update

Adult Education Update from CCAE – California Council for Adult Education epor: Adult Education Block Grant Program: Report AB 1846 (Lopez):  Adult Education Blog Grant Program (Report)  Current law requires the chancellor and the Superintendent to submit to the Director of Finance, the State Board of Education, and the Legislature, by September 30 following any year for which funds are ...

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Relevance Matters

By Chris Widmer, ELL Instructor                One of the most important things that I took away from the ICLC was how to use students´┐Ż experiences and things relevant to them to teach all aspects of ESL. The main benefit is that students are more engaged in lessons that are relevant to them, but there ...

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