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Literacy Institute:

Literacy is defined as an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family, and in society.

Aligning with the definition of literacy, the goal of the Literacy PD Institute is to organize and highlight Adult Education and Literacy research, courses and curriculum, and Professional Development events related to Literacy. Those topics include, but are not limited to, content in ABE (Adult Basic Education), ASE (Adult Secondary Education), ESL (English as a Second Language), special learning needs, family literacy, and health literacy.

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Looking for training to boost your skills? The PD Portal provides access to a wide variety of online and in-person training, resources, and updates on future training events. In the PD Portal you can also search our training catalog and join one of our online Learning Communities of Practice to share ideas with like-minded colleagues. You’ll find it ALL in the PD Portal!

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New Training Opportunities

Adult Learning Principles.

Focusing Instruction in the GED® Classroom

New Tech and Tell webinars available: 
- Persistence Pays: Apps and Resources to Capture Your Students, Part 1

- Persistence Pays: Apps and Resources to Capture Your Students, Part 2

Join a Community of Practice

Content Standards Rollout Forum: This community allows members to ask questions and discuss the roll-out of the new (2017) Texas Adult Education and Literacy Content Standards. Please join the conversation here.

Adult Education and Literacy Instruction Forum: This community of practice allows members to share, discuss and ask/answer questions about evidence-based best practices for classroom instruction. Please join the conversation here.


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Trainings Info below

September 14 -15, 2017 – I-DEA National Conference, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (Learn more)

September 27-30, 2017: 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy in Bloomington MN. (Learn more)

October 11 - November 22, 2017 – Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy: Word Education E-Learning (Learn more)

October 19-20, 2017 – Council for Learning Disabilities 2017 Annual Conference (Learn more)

October 25 – 26, 2017 – 2017 Virtual Conference, COABE (Learn more)

November 2-4, 2017 - TexTESOL State Conference in Houston, Texas
(Learn more)

November 13 - December 18, 2017 - Mathematizing ESOL 1: Integrating Whole Numbers: World Education E-Learning (Learn more)

February 21-25, 2018 - Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) 55th Annual International Conference (Learn more)

March 25-28, 2018 – COABE National Conference in Phoenix, AZ  (Learn more)

        Updated 9/15/17


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