September 28, 2022

Voting Resources

The Voter Education Toolkit from the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) has non-partisan materials that you can use with your students to promote voting and civic literacy. The DOS wants Pennsylvania voters to know what they can expect when they use the voting systems in place throughout the state and to understand how the passage of election reforms in Pennsylvania will impact elections this year and beyond. Voter education is very important, and you can use this toolkit to inform your students.  

You can also encourage your eligible learners to register to vote before the October 24 deadline. 

Look to for articles that you can use to discuss and explore the topic of voting with your students or investigate, Pennsylvania's official voter information website. 

Election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 

Teaching Tips and Resources

Digital Skills Library

A few months ago WorldEd launched the Digital Skills Library, which contains thousands of activities for learning digital skills that can be filtered by format, source or language. These materials have now been moved to SkillBlox, a platform which allows you to remix them, add your own activities, and create learning playlists. Educators can create accounts and easily share digital literacy playlists with an access code. 

Tuesdays for Teachers Webinar Series

The free, bimonthly webinar series, Tuesdays for Teachers, is created by GED Testing Service® for adult educators. A listing of past webinar recordings is available online. Webinars focus on classroom strategies and techniques for preparing learners for the GED® test. New webinars are announced through the In Session educator newsletter

Professional Development Opportunities

COABE Entrepreneurship Institute for Adult Educators

A two-part Entrepreneurship Institute for Adult Educators and Service Providers, through the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), will instruct participants on how to teach their students to have an entrepreneur mindset and to involve GED® and workforce skills into their lessons. No previous experience in business or background knowledge is required. Participants will have access to over 400 instructional resources and will receive the COABE Entrepreneurship Educator Certification. The cost for Parts A and B of this institute is $550. Learn more online

DOL's Career Pathways Evidence Coffee Break

The Department of Labor's Chief Evaluation Office and the Employment Training Administration will hold a webinar to share information from the recently released Career Pathways Descriptive and Analytical Project. This webinar will be from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. on October 13, 2022. Four short videos from the Evidence Coffee Break series will be screened, followed by a live question-and-answer period with the researchers. Register or learn more 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.

Summit: Igniting Racial Equity - Understanding the Building Blocks of a Quality ECE System

This free one-day summit will be hosted by Children First PA in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. It is an opportunity to reflect on and deepen your understanding of systemic racism and related issues and their interaction with early childhood education. Learn more and register online

State and National Adult Education News

HiSET® Now Owned by PSI Services

The HiSET® exam is now a part of PSI Services, an industry leader in career advancement certification testing. In order to keep educators and learners informed, the PSI HiSET Team has created this FAQ list

Free Copy of COABE Journal: Lessons from the Pandemic

COABE is offering a complimentary edition of their Fall 2022 issue of the COABE Journal. The theme is Lessons from the Pandemic: Voices from the Field. This issue features nine reflection articles about practitioners' experiences and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and how their programs overcame those obstacles.

Correctional Education Association International Conference Review

Chrissie Klinger, Workforce Development Specialist at the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy at Penn State University, attended and presented at the 76th annual Correctional Education Association International Conference and Training Event in Tampa, Florida from August 28-31, 2022. During the conference, keynote speaker Jeff Abramowitz spoke not only about the importance of helping individuals find a job but also about helping them develop a career pathway that keeps them employed when workforce shifts occur. The COVID19 pandemic is one workforce shift that affected many individuals in entry-level positions across multiple industry sectors. Read more...

COABE National Conference Request for Proposals

The deadline to submit a presentation proposal for the 2023 COABE National Conference is October 15. Learn more about the process and expectations

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  

PDE Adult Education Advisor and HSE Administrator

LINCS Community Group Moderators

Education Program Support (Tutor/Student Support Services Coordinator) - Penn State University

PA Adult Education Resources

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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. 

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

Sept. 19  Sept. 12  

Families Learning: News of the Week, National Center for Families Learning

Features information and resources for family literacy, early childhood education, and parent education.

Sept. 16  Sept. 2  

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

Sept. 20  Sept. Newsletter  Sept. 13

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

Sept. 22  Sept. 9  

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. 

Sept. 21  Sept. 14  Sept. 8  Sept. 1  

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

Sept. 9  

PA Adult Education Resources website
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