January 26, 2022
Technology in Adult Education Virtual Conference
The 2022 edition of the Technology in Adult Education Virtual Conference is fast approaching. The conference will be held virtually February 14-16. It will include three days of sessions highlighting strategies for incorporating technology and opportunities for networking. Sessions will be free to attend for adult education practitioners and partners. The conference schedule will be posted later this month on the conference website. This event is sponsored by the Professional Development System and coordinated by the Digital Literacy-Distance Education Technical Assistance Project.

Session recordings and resources from the previous June 2021 conference are available on the PA Adult Ed Resources website.
Teaching Tips and Resources
Seven Clever, Teacher-Tested Tech Hacks
This Edutopia article presents seven tech tips that can help you in the classroom. Topics include Google Slides, interactive checklists, YouTube captions, and using audio in Google Forms.
Grow with Google Application Deadline: January 31
Two hundred scholarships are available to adult learners interested in participating in the Google Career Certificates program. The deadline to apply is January 31. Completion of this online training and the certificate or credential greatly increases an individual's job options. Have learners apply online.
Professional Development Opportunities
Webinar: US Naturalization Test and Program Development Guide
Participants in this webinar will learn about the recent changes to the US Naturalization Test and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Adult Citizenship Education Program Development Guide. The webinar will be held Wednesday, January 26, 3:00 p.m. Contact Susan Finn Miller, LINCS Moderator English Language Acquisition Community with any questions at sfinnmiller@gmail.com. Register online.
Professional Learning for Adult Education and Family Literacy Staff
Staff at PDE-funded adult education and family literacy agencies can view a list of upcoming courses now available for enrollment in the PD Portal. For more information about any of these courses, please visit the PD Portal, open the course catalog, and review the syllabus. If you are interested in enrolling in a course, please consult with your in-house professional development specialist (IHPDS) to determine if the course meets your professional learning goals.
Webinar: Career Assessment Toolkit
WorkforceGPS has announced a webinar on Tuesday, February 15, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., that will discuss the CareerOneStop Career Assessment Toolkit. These tools focus on interests, skills, work values, or previous job experience, and this webinar will go in-depth on each tool and explore how to use them on a path to career exploration. Learn more or register online.
Advancing Equity in Career-Connected Education Summit
The U.S. Department of Education's 2022 Advancing Equity in Career-Connected Education Summit will be held virtually on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 12:00-4:00 p.m. This free summit will bring together individuals from federal, state, and local agencies as well as those in higher education, advocacy, and research. Breakout sessions will feature presentations from experts from the field and interactive discussions that cover topics such as applying an equity framework in research and evaluation in career-connected education; strategies and models for equity in student support services in career and technical education and adult education; expanding access to, and opportunities to succeed in, community colleges; and noteworthy strategies and practices for correctional and reentry education programs. Registration is open until it reaches capacity. Learn more and register online.
Webinar: Numeracy Routines That Develop Language
What math can you do with a class of students from varying math backgrounds who have a wide range of test scores? Register online for a Burlington English webinar on January 31, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., that will show you how to help your students develop reasoning and thinking habits, practice and build language skills, and build community by regularly using short numeracy activities in your instruction.
State and National Adult Education News
Request for Applications: Family Support Programs
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports, is seeking to award funds to qualified Applicants for the implementation or continuation of Family Support Programs, which consist of community-based, high-quality Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) services, as well as three categories of enhancements to these services: Evidence-Informed Programs, EBHV Model Enhancements, and Program Enhancements. Family Support Programs help families access a broad array of supports and services, but their overarching goal is to help parents or caregivers enhance skills and resolve problems to promote optimal child development. For this Request for Applications, applicants must apply to implement at least one EBHV Model, and may apply to implement one or more Enhancements. Applications must be received no later than March 11, 2022. Visit the eMarketplace website for additional information.
Job Posting
The job postings below are for adult basic education programs funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and, at least in part, by WIOA Title II funds. You can also find the postings on the paadultedresources.org website. To post a job, please email the job advertisement to mjmanfred@tiu11.org.  

PA Adult Education Resources
Upcoming State and National Conferences
State and National Newsletters
State and national organizations' newsletters are listed below and may be of interest to you. To receive the most recent editions by email, please subscribe directly to the newsletter. 

Families Learning: News of the Week, National Center for Families Learning
Features information and resources for family literacy, early childhood education, and parent education.

WorkforceGPS, Workforce3 One Features career pathways and workforce development information.

COABE Connections, Coalition On Adult Basic Education Features national information, resources, and initiatives for adult basic education.

World Education/U.S. Features resources and information from World Education projects including EdTech Center News, The Change Agent, College for Adults, E-Learning, LINCS Region 1 Professional Development Center, National College Transitional Network, and many others.