October 21, 2019
Census 2020 Resources
Our nation's decennial census is fast approaching in 2020, bringing with it opportunities for the adult education community. On the most basic level, we can help our students be prepared to participate in this important feature of American l ife. Adult educators can use Census 2020 to generate discussion of the US Constitution and current events, develop math and statistics lessons, or create writing prompts from the cultural, historical, and funding issues related to census-taking.

Other adult education classrooms may be motivated to explore the employment opportunities that come along with the census.

All of these issues and more are explored in depth through a variety of resources that the National Coalition for Literacy has collected and shared through their website. If you are interested in how Census 2020 can be used in your classroom, or if you want to be prepared to help your students, check out their extensive list of resources.
Teaching Tips and Resources
The Neuroscience of Motivation
Just like in a K-12 classroom, our adult students are susceptible to losing motivation as time goes on without yet reaching their goal. A recent Edutopia article, Maintaining Students' Motivation for Learning as the Year Goes On , gives some background information on exactly what happens in the brain as we learn -- think "dopamine" -- and provides some tips on how we as educators can use that knowledge to sustain motivation for learning.
Change How You See, See How You Change
At the October in-service day for Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11, the featured speaker, fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, gave an inspiring presentation about embracing our differences. As a world-renown fashion photographer, Guidotti first began to take an interest in capturing purposeful and dignified pictures of individuals with Albinism and later a host of genetic and other conditions that effect a person's physical appearance. You can see a version of the presentation by Rick Guidotti, a captivating and passionate presenter, on Youtube . You can learn more about his many projects at positiveexposure.org .
Professional Development Opportunities
Webcast: How Programs Can Recruit and Engage Culturally Diverse Families
The 2019 Families Learning Conference, hosted by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) will be held on November 4-6, 2019. On Monday, November 4, at 11:15 a.m., the conference will share a free, live webcast titled How Programs Can Recruit and Engage Culturally Diverse Families . Culturally diverse families across Pennsylvania may feel isolated from school and community resources, thus shortchanging children and the family as a whole. Log in and hear from experts who reach out to those families and see what strategies can help you reach new populations. Learn more online .
Webinar replay: Planning for Integrated Education and Training: Tips and Tools
The recording of the October 1 webinar Planning for Integrated Education and Training: Tips and Tools is now available online . This webinar outlined the essential steps needed to plan and implement Integrated Education and Training (IET) successfully in the context of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and provided tips for building partnerships and addressing local system issues.
Present at COABE National Conference
You can submit a proposal to present at the COABE National Conference on April 5-8, 2020. Submissions are accepted now through October 31, 2019. Learn more about this opportunity on the conference's website . Scroll down to "Call for Presentations is now OPEN!"
Present at PAACE Conference
The annual Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education (PAACE) Conference has a variety of sessions for teachers, administrators, tutors, and student support specialists each year. If you have an idea that you want to share with colleagues in adult education, submit a proposal to present at the PAACE conferenceby November 1, 2019. Learn more or submit your proposal online .
Grants and Scholarships
COABE National Conference 2020 mini-grants
The national conference for the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) will be held in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD on April 5-8, 2020. Applications are accepted through November 15 for mini-grants which provide a discount of $350. Learn more online .
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 advertiseme nt to  dschauer@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. 

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

World Education/U.S. Features resources and information from World Education projects including The Change Agent, College for Adults, EdTech Center, National College Transitional network, and many others

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

Workforce GPS, Workforce3 One Features career pathways and workforce development information

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