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  • Subject Area Frameworks for Adult Learners (Resource posted: 02/02/2023)
    These aggregate frameworks provide a structure to support learning in five subjects relevant to adult learners: Civics Education, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, and Workforce Preparation. They include domains, topics, and subtopics in each subject. The frameworks were developed by aggregating existing curricula, assessments, and frameworks used in adult education and compiling insights from organizations and individual instructors. Use them to support Teaching Skills…
  • Infusing an Equity Approach into Career and Technical Education Research (Event posted: 01/25/2023)
    Join the CTE Research Network for a free webinar introducing our new framework for applying an intentional equity approach to research from start to finish. Systems for learning and producing knowledge, such as career and technical education (CTE), often reproduce inequities unless a deliberate, equity-focused lens is used when developing, implementing, and evaluating programs. The Equity in CTE Workgroup, an initiative of the CTE Research Network, which is led by the American Institutes for…
  • Building Knowledge and Evidence About Using Digital Technologies in Adult Foundational Skills Programs (Resource posted: 01/23/2023)
    Recent activities and events spurred adult educators’ interest in digital technologies, including the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition; the development of digital products by adult education publishers; and the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted adult foundational skills programs to shift from in-person classes to virtual instruction. As interest in digital technologies grows, the need for information about how to implement these technologies and what works for whom…
  • Highlighting Innovative Practitioner Uses of Digital Technologies in Adult Foundational Skills Instruction (Resource posted: 01/23/2023)
    Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, teachers delivered instruction in new ways, drawing on technology tools and digital resources to support learners whom they could not teach in person (Belzer et al., 2020). To succeed, teachers had to redefine their work—especially in the way they planned or designed instruction (Vanek, in press). This break from traditional instruction served as a laboratory of sorts and illustrated the promise of educational technology (hereafter, edtech) for…
  • Announcement: Digital Literacy and Resilience Request for Information (RFI) (Blog posted: 01/13/2023)
    The Department of Labor announced it is requesting information on successful approaches related to digital skills attainment and competency development in education and training efforts, the strategies our education and workforce development systems are employing to assess and ensure individuals are digitally resilient, and any challenges the education and public workforce systems are facing. DOL is also requesting information on strategies to advance digital equity and inclusion in the…