The Literacy Assistance Center will be offering a number of workshops at the COABE 2023 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, April 2 - April 5. We're excited to see you all in-person and also virtually. See our workshops below.
Digital Inclusion Week 2022
Digital Inclusion Week is an annual campaign that recognizes local digital inclusion organizations and special events that promote digital equity across the country. Our theme this year is "Turning Our Moment into Movement".
Please join us October 3-7, 2021 – this will be our biggest Digital Inclusion Week ever, with seasoned practitioners and newly launched programs hosting virtual and in-person events. DIW aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs.
Learn more about national activities: https://www.digitalinclusion.org/diw22/
Learn more about local activities: here
40 Free Online Asynchronous Instructional Technology Courses Available Until 9/30
NYSCATE in a partnership with the New York State Department of Education is pleased to announce we have 40 asynchronous courses available to all NY State educators. All courses are CTLE bearing. Take at your own pace, in your own place, all at no charge to you or your district. Courses are available until September 30, 2022.
The registration link on the NYSCATE website https://www.nyscate.org/page/online-courses-live requires that you enter a New York State Teaching Certificate number.
If you want to register for any of the courses and you do not hold a New York State Teaching Certificate, contact Amy Shanahan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know that you are an adult education teacher and would like to sign up for courses but do not have a New York State Teaching Certificate. She will send you a link so you can sign up without a teaching certificate.
From Amanda Bergson-Shilcock via the National Skills Coalition Blog
States are leading the way on digital equity
"Congress passed the $2.75 billion Digital Equity Act as part of the infrastructure legislation last November, and funding will begin rolling out to states later this spring. But some states aren’t waiting for federal action to get going on digital equity. These examples from Colorado, Hawai’i, and North Carolina can help workforce and adult education advocates identify potentially useful ideas or tactics for their own communities. This post is part of a larger series of research and policy resources that NSC is providing to help skills advocates incorporate digital upskilling into their education and workforce development policy agendas, and to prepare for the Digital Equity Planning process that every state will be undertaking starting in Summer 2022.
NSC will be highlighting other state innovations on digital equity in the months to come, as well as sharing information on the rollout of federal funding. Make sure to sign on to NSC’s Digital Skills @ Work principles to ensure you get all the latest updates on this important topic."
Check out this online resource: Skills for In Demand Jobs https://opportunity.linkedin.com/skills-for-in-demand-jobs
Developed by LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and the GitHub Learning Lab, this website offers a variety of resources for adult learners, instructors and case managers. These include:
LINCS has added a new publication to its resource collection. It is called Technology-Based Coaching in Adult Education Toolkit.
“The TBCAE Toolkit is designed to assist adult education program administrators, program staff, and state staff in planning and implementing text messaging that supports adult education learners’ program participation and attainment of education outcomes. The information in the TBCAE Toolkit is based on prior research on the use of text messaging with adult learners and lessons from the TBCAE project’s implementation of individualized and personalized text messaging with more than 400 adult education learners from 10 adult education programs in four states.
Benefits and Uses
The TBCAE Toolkit is beneficial to adult education staff because it provides: (1) a process for integrating text messaging into adult education programs’ services to support learners’ persistence and development of knowledge and skills, and (2) tools to plan the intentional use of individualized and personalized text messaging as proactive communication with learners that anticipates and addresses challenges that they may encounter. The toolkit comprises five sections:
Read more here: https://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-8917
Philadelphia’s Digital Navigator Report
“With guidance from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), the City of Philadelphia’s Digital Literacy Alliance (DLA) launched the Digital Navigator program in June 2020. The DLA is a broad coalition of institutional stakeholders working to alleviate the digital divide in Philadelphia. Organizations selected to participate in the Digital Navigator program meet the following criteria:
Digital Learning Day Feb 22, 2022
Digital Learning Day is February 22, 2022
All4Ed started Digital Learning Day on 2011. Since then digital learning has become a lifeline that has supported educators in leveraging high-quality research-based strategies to teach students remotely and in hybrid environments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year the focus is on celebrating the Personal in Personalized Learning. All4Ed has posted information on their website which include resources events and learning activities. They ask you to share yours! See their message below:
Join Us to Celebrate the Personal in Personalized Learning Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) 2022 will take place on Tuesday, February 22. We know you are working incredibly hard to ensure that learning is personalized. Don’t keep your amazing lessons, activities, events, and resources a secret. Help make our network stronger by sharing digital learning activities, events, instructional tools, tips, and tricks in the DLDay resource library.
Join The Network and Share Your Resources!
EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit
The EdTech Center at World Ed is developing an online app called the EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit. The toolkit contains tabs for Routines, EdTech Tools, and Digital Skills.
New York City to Close Digital Divide for 1.6 Million Residents, Advance Racial Equity
Resources shared by the staff of the Literacy Assistance Center