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Digital Resilience in the American Workforce: Instructional Approaches and Practices

While the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) landscape scan showed that the teaching of digital skills has increased since the onset of the pandemic, it also showed that there still is great need for a more strategic approach. This brief responds to questions raised in interviews with learners and practitioners about how educators…


Digital Resilience in the American Workforce: Findings from a National Landscape Scan on Adult Digital Literacy Instruction

With the urgency of adult digital skill development as a backdrop, the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), conducted a national landscape scan to identify existing resources and effective approaches for digital skills development, skill definitions and frameworks,…


Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline

The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline provides referrals to over 300 adult education programs that offer one-on-one tutoring, small-group or classroom instruction to adult learners. We provide information about basic reading, math, adult basic education, English language training, family literacy, High School Equivalency Test preparation or testing sites. World Education. Visit massliteracyhotline.org, Mass Literacy Hotline for…


Supporting Student Persistence

Self-paced. Available anytime. Get started today! Adults choose to enroll in ABE, ESOL, and ASE classes with goals that require lengthy time commitments. Due to the complexity of adult students’ lives, many factors can either support or hinder students in persisting in programs until they reach their goals. Delve into the research conducted by the…


Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning

A headline reads, “Two out of three Americans owned a smartphone in 2015.” Does that mean two out of every group of three Americans? Is it possible to have a group of Americans who all own smartphones? Adults encounter ratios and proportions all the time in news or media statistics, estimates of risk, shopping for…


Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals

The Mathematizing ESOL II: Percentages and Decimals course builds upon and extends conceptual understanding of math topics and how they can be integrated into ESOL instruction. In the prerequisite to this course, Mathematizing ESOL I, the focus is on math notation and operations with whole numbers. In this course, we extend that knowledge to include…


Ideas for Teaching Reading

Self-paced. Available any time. Get started today! Explore some of the research on reading and its implications for the development of curriculum and instructional techniques. Read articles that relate to your role in the program—ABE instructor, ESOL instructor, or program administrator/counselor. Consider how the findings or practices might apply to your situation and develop plans…


Gender Gap in Student Achievement in Jordan Study report

This study identifies student and school level factors, such as school, teacher, and student characteristics that might affect male and female student achievement differently. Moreover, it provides information that will directly inform national and school-based reform plans designed to ensure quality education for all students in Jordan, irrespective of gender. This study seeks to identify…


POLICY BRIEF – Mapping of Student Assessments in Jordan

Intended to contribute to the overall objective of the Education Reform for Knowledge Economy II (ERfKE II) reforms, this study seeks to better inform policy makers and educational partners of the current system of student assessment in Jordan in terms of purpose, adequacy, “stakes,” usability, and utilization strategies. The document also aims to support new…


Integrated Education and Training: Implementing Programs in Diverse Contexts

The federal Workforce Investment and Innovation Act (WIOA) supports the integration of education and training (IET) and career pathways. This guide emerged from in-depth conversations about how eight adult education programs around the country have been successfully integrating IET. These programs offer a wide array of approaches both in who the adult education programs partner…


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