The Change Agent is an online publication featuring authentic writing by adult learners that anchors classroom-ready teaching materials. By centering student voices, The Change Agent helps address equity in the adult education classroom—providing an accessible way for teachers to incorporate the ideas and perspectives of people who are often marginalized. In addition, Change Agent staff provide professional development to teachers on persistence, equity, and teaching to the standards, in the context of these socially relevant, peer-written articles and lesson activities.
Easy to use in the remote classroom, The Change Agent helps teach basic skills, digital literacy, and critical thinking to multi-level ABE and ESOL learners. Our website includes additional teacher supports, such as standards-aligned teaching packets and instructional videos about how to use the content, which are available in PDF, audio, and slideshow presentations. Organized both by theme and by level, articles address issues that matter to adult learners (e.g., jobs, immigration, transportation, health, the pandemic, etc.).
The Change Agent provides dynamic online content that has evolved to meet the needs of teachers and students for over 20 years. It is a user-supported (through subscriptions) initiative of the New England Literacy Resource Center at World Education.