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 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 this year. We need to support our learners to “Stand Up and Be Counted“.

View our webinar on Census 2020 featuring California’s Adult Education Program resources. 

View our webinar to learn about our new Voter Education, Registration, and Action materials for 2020. View the slides.



The Change Agent

The pandemic has touched everyone’s lives, especially the lives of adult learners, many of whom are frontline workers and are part of demographics that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Here at The Change Agent, we are honored to provide a venue for their voices and perspectives on how they are managing at home, in their community, and at work. Their powerful poems, first-person narratives, and research-based essays, along with activities aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards will help you teach basic skills in a way that is lively, timely, and relevant. Don’t forget to check out Issue “extras,” including key vocabulary relevant to this issue, a career exploration worksheet that takes into account the pandemic and changes in the economy, and more.

If you work in New England, you may access The Change Agent using an online subscription paid for by your state through their membership in the New England Literacy Resource Center. Please contact us at changeagent@worlded.org for more information.

Recent Webinars

Preparing Adult Education Programs for the 2020 Census

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.

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Where Math and ELA Skills Overlap

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.

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Addressing Implicit Bias in the Classroom

We all harbor implicit, unconscious bias based on the images and messages that have surrounded us throughout our lives. This webinar focuses on how to become aware and acknowledge our biases, and how to deal with their appearance in the classroom.

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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.