Using the Mobilization Toolkit to Engage Adult Education Organizations

Last week, adult education state association presidents, state directors and state leadership attended a live webinar to get up to speed on the Educate & Elevate campaign. Participants were provided a Mobilization Toolkit with strategies to engage their statewide adult education organizations in the campaign.
Here are the top 5 strategies from the Toolkit that can be executed easily.
1)    Ensure that your state-specific web page is correct. The Educate & Elevate website has been expanded with a Locator Map Tool  so that legislators can learn more about the adult education innovations taking place within each state. Locate your state's web page using the Locator Map Tool and make sure that your state's information is correct. Submit innovations at this link , especially if you do not see any listed on your state's web page.
2)    If your organization has a website, place the campaign logo and campaign byline noted in the Mobilization Toolkit on your website. Create active links on your website to the campaign's pre-populated, editable support emails to encourage friends, colleagues and students to send to legislators.
3)    Make sure all statewide adult education organizations are aware of the Educate & Elevate campaign by sharing the recorded kickoff webinar at this link .
4)    Request that adult education organizations in your state submit both adult learner  success stories, as well as employer  success stories.
5)    Forward all news found at this link  using your email distribution lists to raise awareness and increase promotion.

State Association Presidents & State                             Directors/Leadership - Take the Campaign Participation Survey   
As a follow up to last week's live webinar, we want to know how your state intends to participate in the Educate & Elevate Campaign. We've created a very short check box survey. Click here to take the very brief survey by 8/29/17.
Register: Using Data for Building a Business Case of Support for Adult Education 

Creating a compelling narrative to build a business case of support for adult education requires the creative use of data.  In the Educate & Elevate campaign we want to ensure that key stakeholders and legislators understand the need for adult education and the outcomes and results of our collective work across the nation.  Learn from data experts in this webinar the most effective data points to tell our adult education story with examples and tools to help you tailor your efforts at the state and local level. This webinar will be featured by our opening keynote speaker, Reecie Stagnolia, for our 2017 COABE Virtual Conference. Register today at this link for the virtual conference and participate in the 10/25/17 webinar scheduled for 10:00 am EDT.
Submit Success Stories & Highlight your Organization

There are the adult learners who never imagined, given their life circumstances, that they could earn a high school diploma, much less go on to take classes at a community college. There are those who immigrated to this country with job skills and much to offer but needed help overcoming language barriers, and others who found adult education was their ticket into a career and higher-paying job thanks to career education classes. These are just some examples of the many scenarios that play out in adult education across the nation and make the work that adult educators do so incredibly rewarding on a daily basis.    
Your programs may also have experienced a committed employer that deserves recognition for an innovative solution which contributed to the adult education mission. Maybe the employer has launched an evening basic skills class or computer course for employees or has developed special training to address an area of need with its employees, such as improved math skills, for instance.
Whatever your successes have been now is the time to tell the nation about them through the Educate & Elevate campaign. Make sure that you submit all of the great success stories through our one click submission form on the campaign website. We'll make sure these get posted to the website so that legislators and communities across America see all of the highly effective work that your adult education organization has accomplished.
Click here to submit an adult learner story.
Click here to submit an employer success story.
If you have a program innovation to share, click here .

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