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Propagating Promising Practices for Literacy and Workforce Development at Libraries

Public libraries are effective and welcoming community hubs for lifelong learning, digital inclusion, and economic equity. This project amplifies this role and expands access to adult learning, in partnership with the Providence, Chicago, and Los Angeles public libraries. We documented and disseminated three innovative, technology-enabled practices in place at those partner libraries: Learning Lounges, Mobile…


SABES Program Support Professional Development Center: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Through the SABES Program Support Professional Development Center’s (PSPDC) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative, we use our resources to forward the values of DEI, and importantly, to offer concrete and actionable strategies that help adult education (AE) programs become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning places for all staff and learners. As adult educators,…


SABES Program Support Professional Development Center: Career Pathways

The SABES Program Support Professional Development (PSPDC) Career Pathways team supports adult educators in developing effective career pathways programs and service delivery options that lead to greater employment and economic opportunities for all students. While the majority of Massachusetts adult education (AE) students are employed, most are in low-wage, poor-quality jobs without benefits, schedule stability,…


SABES Program Support Professional Development Center: Educational Leadership and Educator Effectiveness

At World Education, our Program Support Professional Development Center (PSPDC) Educational Leadership and Educator Effectiveness team understands that educational leadership makes a difference and has a significant correlation with high quality teaching and student achievement. Our professional development (PD) is designed to build the capacity of directors to cultivate an inclusive culture of shared ownership…


SABES Program Support Professional Development Center: Digital Literacy and Distance Education

The SABES Program Support Professional Development Center (PSPDC) Digital Literacy and Distance Education initiative supports adult education (AE) programs in adopting evidence-based distance and blended learning models that expand access and accelerate learning. Our high quality professional development (PD) addresses the optimum conditions, audiences, purposes, and digital literacy skills necessary to effectively implement these models….


Personal and Workplace Success Skills Library

The Personal and Workplace Success Skills Library is a curated collection of high-quality resources to guide the integration of personal and workplace success skills into curriculum and instruction, advising and coaching, assessment, and program design. Personal and workplace success skills are transferable skills that are critical for finding employment and advancing in a career pathway. They are also…


Technology Testing for Adult Learning and Employment

To better understand how new technologies can increase workforce development outcomes, the EdTech Center @ World Education field-tested employment and education technologies with over 1,500 working adult learners and job seekers, over half of whom were immigrants. The report,  Leveraging Technology to Increase Opportunity and Economic Security for Adults, details learnings on how seven digital technologies removed barriers preventing…


Digital US

To advance digital equity, the EdTech Center @ World Education designed and leads Digital US, an ambitious, national collective impact initiative between over 25 organizations. Digital US partners coalesced in 2019 with a shared mission to ensure that all of us have the technology access and skills and digital resilience to thrive in work and…


Digital Navigators: Connect to Opportunity

Through its leadership of the Digital US Coalition, a collective impact effort focused on digital equity, the EdTech Center identified in 2018 the need for and worked with partners nationally to develop just-in-time supports to help them secure affordable internet access and/or devices and learn to use them to help meet their goals. With the…


Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline

Through World Education’s management of the Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline, we support adults in advancing their personal, career, and educational goals by connecting them with adult education classes and programs in their communities. The Hotline provides information to adult learners and volunteers about adult basic education (reading, writing, and math), English for Speakers of Other…


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World Education strives to build lasting relationships with partners across diverse geographic regions and technical sectors to produce better education outcomes for all.

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