Stand Up and Be Counted
With a presidential election and the decennial census coinciding, 2020 is a big year for adult education students and programs. Each of these major civic events will determine a great deal about the future. That’s why the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC) at World Education is working to encourage adult education programs to integrate stronger-than-usual attention to civics in the coming year. As adult educators, we need to support our learners to “Stand Up and Be Counted“.
The Change Agent
Play is an important part of every culture. We learn by playing. We connect with others, challenge ourselves, relax, and have fun. In this issue of The Change Agent, students write (playfully or seriously!) about a topic we are all familiar with. Use this issue, full of multi-level articles, graphics, and activities, to teach basic skills and inspire students to take on more complex texts and add to their knowledge in social studies and other areas.
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The Constitution requires that a census of US residents be taken every ten years in order to determine each state’s number of Congressional representatives and the apportionment of billions of federal dollars (including adult education funding). This webinar reviews how the 2020 Census works, why it matters, challenges that threaten a full population count, and how adult education programs can help adults understand and participate in the 2020 Census.
Did you know that certain math standards reinforce the ELA standards and vice versa? Math and ELA present overlapping opportunities to teach key basic skills, including reading closely, organizing information, and using complex vocabulary. This webinar explores these overlaps and offers classroom activities.
The Change Agent Magazine
The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.