May 23, 2022
The Digital Skills Library is a collection of around 2,000 free activities for learning digital skills your adult students will need for success in the workforce and education. Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW), a project of World Education, has built on the collection already started in this spring's EdTech Maker Space project, diving deeper into the library's content and adding resources that fill in gaps.

The Digital Skills Library is committed to addressing two of the major needs identified through DRAW's analysis: better awareness of and access to instructional content and better quality and variety for diverse learners. A flexible search feature allows stakeholders in any role, with any amount of experience, to access resources that suit their needs. Also, the library content prioritizes high-quality content that addresses high-priority skills and needs of diverse learners. That is why the project started with well-known leaders in digital skills content including GCFLearnFree,, and Learn My Way.

Learn more about the Digital Skills Library in EdTech's announcement blog post or dive into the resources today.
Teaching Tips and Resources
Open-Sourced Resources from the Barbara Bush Foundation
The Reading Resource Library was created last year by the Barbara Bush Foundation. It was created so that educators could share with learners books that are topically relevant, educational, and captivating for readers of all ages and levels. The library is organized into 16 different topics. To support the use of the library, the Barbara Bush Foundation has launched materials and resources to support adult education practitioners and literacy-focused teachers. Each quarter, new support materials will be released. The current materials include Instructor Planning Materials, four Civil Rights resources to support use of the Civil Rights and Diverse America reading collections, and new writing resources. Visit the online library to learn more and access materials.
Common Misconceptions About Dyslexia
According to a recent Edutopia article that tries to dispel common myths about dyslexia, approximately one in five students are affected by this learning disability. Though the article refers to K-12 students, dyslexia plays a role in adult education as well. The first misconception the article tackles is that students with dyslexia see letters backwards. Dyslexia is a coding problem rather than a vision problem. Students struggle with phoneme awareness and matching sounds required for reading. Learn more about these misconceptions and how teachers can help in the article.
Professional Development Opportunities
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.
Statewide Agency Professional Development Team Webinar
The Professional Learning Opportunities project (ProLO) invites you to join a Statewide Agency PD Team webinar on Friday, June 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m. During the webinar, ProLO will provide program administrators and in-house professional development specialists with important news and updates related to the upcoming 2022-23 program year. ProLO will share information regarding institutes, other professional learning opportunities, and the 2022-23 Program Improvement-Professional Development (PI-PD) Plans. This will be the final webinar of the 2021-22 Friday Lunchtime Webinar series. IHPDSs can go to the Agency PD Team course in the PD Portal to join the webinar on June 10.
Webinar: Eligible Training Provider Reporting: Preparing for Program Year 2021 Requirements
On Thursday, June 2, 1:00-2:00 p.m., join the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA)’s Performance Accountability Team to learn more about the revised reporting requirements for the Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Performance Report (ETA 9171) required for Program Year (PY) 2021. Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) performance reporting became effective beginning Program Year 2018 (July 1, 2018). ETA staff will provide an overview of ETP reporting provisions. This webinar will introduce the new data elements, review Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS) edit checks and enhancements, and showcase updates to You can register online for this webinar.
State and National Adult Education News
Adult Education Alumni Study
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) invites adult learners that are graduating from your program to participate in the COABE Alumni study. This three-year longitudinal study will gather data on the success of alumni adult learners due to receiving adult education services. You can enroll your program as a partner and then download and share the flyer with your learners so that they can sign up to participate.
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 website. To post a job, please email the job advertisement to [email protected].  

PA Adult Education Resources
Visit for the latest PA adult education news and resources. Recent additions to the site include:

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. 

OCTAE Connection, US Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, & Adult Education Features news and resources for adult basic, career, and technical education

Early Childhood Education Recap, PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning Features weekly and monthly news and information relating to early childhood 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.

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. 

Behind Every Employer Podcast Features interviews with employers and discussions of adult education, training innovations, immigration law, etc.