Educators & Developers Partner: Custom Products & Beta Testers Are Win/Win
Upcoming Webinar

From our friends at Digital Promise: Learn how adult learning program administrators and education technology developers can form mutually beneficial partnerships. In this webinar, Chicago Public Library (CPL) will talk about how it worked with the developers behind the education hub Digital Learn to modify the hub’s existing product to meet CPL’s specific needs. The developersRead More

Innovation and Opportunity: From Plan to Reality
OCTAE's 2016 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors

The registration website for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s (OCTAE) annual national meeting for adult education state directors is now available. To register, visit The meeting is being held Tuesday, August 30, through Thursday, September 1, in Alexandria, Virginia. According to OCTAE, “participants will have an opportunity to interact with senior administration leaders, federalRead More

Upcoming Webinar: WIOA Title II:  Quality Information = Quality Service!
Webinar Co-sponsored by NAEPDC, COABE and CLASP

Full implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act begins July 1 and adult education programs are in various states of readiness for the new information collection requirements. Texas state leaders are helping their local programs understand how to use the new requirements to stand up quality intake and assessment models that support adult learners with the servicesRead More

Picking Up the PD Challenge

The Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD) sponsored a pre-conference panel at COABE’s April 2016 conference on ways to address the field’s professional development needs. Mary Ann Corley (Principal Associate of Adult Learning Partners, LLC), participants included myself, our colleague Sandy Crist (Mississippi’s state director), Kim Harris, Rebecca Wagner, and Randy Whitfield. The pre-conference was introduced by a 15-minute video speech from Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary forRead More

Webinar on Integrated English Literacy Civics Education (IEL/CE)

The Texas Workforce Commission just released a webinar on Integrated English Literacy Civics Education (IEL/CE) that we thought NAPEDC members might find useful.  

New Newsletter on Adult Learning and Technology

My colleagues at Digital Promise have a new newsletter on adult learning and technology that some of you may want to subscribe to, or pass along to programs in your state. See below for details. Dear Jeff, As a friend of Digital Promise’s Adult Learning Beacon Network, we’re excited to tell you about our newRead More

New USCIS Webinar Series on Their Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

USCIS is offering a series informational webinars for organizations interested in learning more about the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program and the federal grant application process. During the first webinar, scheduled for Jan. 14, 2016, they will discuss how organizations can prepare for federal funding opportunities. A second webinar, scheduled for Feb. 17, will examine citizenship educationRead More

New Online Certificate in Adult Basic Education 

The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State has launched a new online certificate for professionals working with adults or out-of-school youth who struggle with reading, writing, numeracy, and/or English language proficiency. According to Penn State, this is one of the first universities to offer an online certificate in adult basic education (ABE).

Designing a Better Future for Adult Learners: A Cross-Country Collaboration

I wanted to pass along an invitation to participate in an event that you may not have heard about through your regular channels, “Designing a Better Future for Adult Learners: A Cross-Country Collaboration.” “Convened by Digital Promise’s Adult Learning Initiative, in close cooperation with the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, several ed tech incubators will be hostingRead More

New Shifting Gears Report

In case you missed it, the Joyce Foundation released a report in September evaluating progress made by the Shifting Gears initiatives in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois after eight years of being part of the initiative. According to the report, the strategies tested and refined in these states over the period increased the number of low-skilled adults earning the typesRead More