June 13, 2018
Early Learning Resource Centers Created
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Adult education and family literacy agencies serving parents and their children will be interested in Governor Wolf’s recent announcement involving the creation of Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC) .  Effective July 1, 2018, they consolidate the work of Child Care Information Service Agencies (CCIS) and Regional Keys , and are expected to improve the resource and referral system for communities seeking early learning service supports. The ELRCs will serve as a single point of contact for families and early learning service providers, administering child care subsidy and supports, making it possible for parents to work, while their children participate in high quality child care. The centers will be located in designated regions, and many will have satellite locations. Additionally, the ELRCs will offer opportunities for child care professionals to obtain support in creating quality programming leading to increased outcomes for children through the Keystone Stars System. 


Until July 1, you and the parent students that you serve can learn more about the Keystone Stars System, child care subsidies, or high-quality child care, through the CCIS website.
Teaching Tips and Resources
Math Practices webinar recording
Th e Professional Learning Opportunities Project hosted a Statewide PD Team webinar in April that centered on supporting the use of math practices in instruction. The recording is now available online.
Using Checklists in Adult Education
Have you considered using checklists when doing workforce preparation activities with your adult learners? If you recently participated in  webinars offered by COABE , you may have heard both Sarah Z. Gutting and Susan Roberts share the benefits of using checklists in the Adult Education classroom. Checklists and other resources that instructors and case managers may find useful are available through the Workforce Development Project.
Summer reading list for teachers from Edutopia
Summer means reading books for a lot of people. If you are looking for a good book recommendation this summer, Edutopia recently published a reading list specifically for teachers that can help you expand your horizons, strengthen your resilience, or learn to value growth in others.
Year mapping: A way to review with students
Edutopia recently published a blog post describing the process and benefits of " year mapping " with your students. It can serve as a way for your students to reflect on all that they have learned in the past school year, but it can also be a resource for new students next year as they look forward to their own future accomplishments. This can also be an opportunity to work on presentation skills and working in groups.
High School Equivalence (HSE) Updates and Resources
GED Flash™ and GED Ready® deals available this summer
The GED Testing Service® is making its GED Flash™ program available with a new offer of 14 months for the 12 month price. GED Ready® practice tests are also available for $2 each per GED Flash™ seat. GED Flash ™ is a program in which adult education teachers can assign their students practice questions in the four GED® test subjects, see scores, and track students' time on task. Immediate feedback is provided to the student as they complete the questions. This offer is good through August 31, 2018.
Webinar: Understanding Accomodations for the HiSET® exam
Learn more about the accomoda tions process and outcomes for the HiSET® exam during a live webinar on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 2:00pm.
Webinar: Using open educational resources (OERs)
Power in Numbers will host a webinar titled Open Educational Resources in Adult Education on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 4:30pm. Host Brooke Istas , instructor of mathematics for Cowley College and Power in Numbers user group member, will discuss how you can find, use, and tailor OER resources to your needs and those of your classroom. Register online .
Professional Development Opportunities
Webin ar: Guidance Overview - Eligible Training Provider (ETP)
Workplace GPS has announced a webinar titled Guidance Overview - Eligible Training Provider (ETP) , to be held 2-3pm, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. This webinar is meant for Title I leadership, reporting staff, and eligible training providers, and will provide an overview of ETP reporting provisions and answer any relevant questions.  Learn more and register online .
Webinar: Overview of 2018 Amended WIOA Performance Accountability Reporting Requirements
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) staff will discuss the changes to Program Year (PY) 2018 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) performance accountability reporting requirements in a webinar on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2:30-4:00pm. Topics will include updated reporting instruments and important Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) specification updates, effective PY 2018. ETA encourages state data reporting professionals to participate in this session. Learn more and register online .
Submit a proposal for November's NCTN Conference
The annual conference for the National College Transition Network (NCTN) will be held in Cambridge, MA, November 12-14. Proposal submissions are now being accepted and are due by June 15th. To learn more about how you can share your expertise with colleagues from around the nation, see the NCTN's website .
State and National Adult Education News
"Literacy Pittsburgh": A new name for Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council will now be known as Literacy Pittsburgh. This rebranding campaign anticipates an "increased breadth of services and ambitious plans for future growth through more partnerships and collaboration across the region." Read more in the May press release .
OCTAE seeking peer reviewers for summer grants
The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is seeking qualified reviewers for an apprenticeship grant competition to be held this summer. Applicants should have experience or expertise in areas such as apprenticeship, work-based learning, career and technical education, STEM education, high schools, and community colleges. Reviewers will attend a training webinar, score grant applications, and participate in several teleconferences, and no travel is involved. Learn more online .
LINCS News
LINCS is a place for adult educators to share ideas and resources and pose questions to other adult educators; find evidence-based instructional materials and professional development resources; and take over 20 self-paced online courses.

Upcoming activity:
June 26th, 2-3:30pm: Applying a Growth Mindset to a Transitions-Minded Lesson for Adult Learners.
If you want to find out, more contact Steve Coleman at scoleman@manhattenstrategy.com .

Highlighted resources:
Grants and Scholarships
Empowering People Through Literacy
A recent blog post titled Empowering People Through Literacy from GetEdFunding.com provides an excellent list of resources and grant opportunities for agencies working in the literacy field.
Job Posting
The job postings below are for adult basic education programs that are funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and, at least in part, by WIOA Title II funds. They can also be found on the paadultedresources.org website. To post a job, please email the job advertisement to   lbailey@tiu11.org
Adult Tutoring Program Coordinator -- Chester County OIC
PA Adult Education Resources
Upcoming State and National Conferences
State and National Newsletters
These are state or national organizations' newsletters that may be of interest to you. To receive the most recent editions by email, please subscribe directly to the newsletter. 
 
OCTAE Connection, US Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, & Adult Education 
Features news and resources for adult basic, career, and technical education

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

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