Welcome to the NELRC Resource Hub! Explore a wide range of resources developed by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC) to address regional priorities and support professional development activities across the states. Our commitment spans across the following key areas:

Civic Engagement: Equipping adult learners with essential skills, including research, interviewing, advocacy, critical thinking, and public speaking, to actively engage in civic matters. Click here to view the resources.

Contextualized Instruction, Standards-Based Instruction: Supporting program leaders and educators in delivering contextualized, standards-based instruction that enhances learning outcomes for adult learners. Click here to view the resources.

College Transition and Career Preparation: Our efforts resulted in establishing the National College Transition Network (NCTN). Discover invaluable resources from The National College Transition Network. Click here to view the resources.

Learning and Persistence: Promoting evidence-based practices that contribute to the success of adult learners. Click here to view the resources.

Program Leadership: Insights, strategies, and resources to support program leaders in effectively managing and advancing adult education initiatives. Click here to view the resources.


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webinar icon History of Voting Rights & Introduction to VERA

This professional development workshop is designed for adult education program directors and their teams who wish to provide their learners with access to non-partisan information and resources related to the 2024 election. It provides multi-level (intermediate to advanced) interactive lessons about the history of voting rights that will engage students, add to their knowledge of U.S. history and current events, and provide ready-to-use handouts with standards-aligned activities that you can bring to the classroom.

Civic Engagement

webinar iconEnhancing Digital Literacy, Skills, and Resilience in Adult Education

Implementing digital literacy, skills, and resilience into instruction is vital to the education of adult learners as they pursue their personal and professional goals. There are instructional strategies that have been effective in the integration of digital literacy, skills, and resilience in adult education. This session will offer instructional strategy findings from the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce landscape scan and provide opportunities for engagement in discussion, exploration, and planning.

College Transition and Career Preparation

webinar iconTeaching with the Immigrants and Immigration Series of The Change Agent

In this webinar, Cynthia Peters, editor of The Change Agent, shares how to use the newest series on immigrants and immigration in the adult education classroom. View the webinar recording and download the slides here.

Contextualized, Standards-Based Instruction

website iconManaging Stress to Improve Learning

This project was designed to help adult learners deal with chronic stress and other psychological barriers to learning and attendance by promoting mental health through creative expression. The resulting website includes information about learning and the brain, teaching tools, and lesson plans.

Learning and Persistence

website iconThe New England Learner Persistence Project

This project expanded our collective knowledge by engaging 18 adult education programs from five New England states as research partners in adapting and testing learner persistence strategies for their program contexts. They implemented persistence strategies in four categories: 1) Intake and Orientation; 2) Instruction; 3) Counseling and Peer Support; or 4) Re-engagement.

Learning and Persistence

webinar iconWhere Math and ELA Skills Overlap

Math and ELA present overlapping opportunities to teach key basic skills, including: learn complex/nuanced vocabulary, read directions carefully and respond appropriately, organize information, and describe/narrate steps for solving a problem. This webinar explores these areas of overlap and give you some activities to try out in the classroom. (recording – slides)

Contextualized, Standards-Based Instruction