Articles for April 2015

NCL’s Framing Effective Advocacy Messages Using PIAAC Data Webinar Series

ncl-headerThe National Coalition for Literacy invites you to register for the second webinar in their “Framing Effective Advocacy Messages Using PIAAC Data” series.

Webinar 2: Health Literacy Through the PIAAC Lens
Monday, May 4, 2015, 3:00-4:15 pm ET
Register here. 

This webinar will focus on the connection between adults’ skills and their health and health literacy. Presenters:
Esther Prins, Penn State University
Dan Rafter, Spitfire Strategies
Allison Kokkoros, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

You can also view a recording of the first webinar in the series, “Literacy webinar on Literacy, Numeracy, and Problem Solving,” here.  Slides from the first webinar are available here.

Disruptive? Unfocused? Forgetful? Isolated? Could your adult student have a disability?

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If so, you are probably looking for disability information and instructional strategies. Check out Minnesota’s Disability Website information and resources specifically designed for adult basic education educators. Go to and click on Resources by Topic. Each Topic includes an overview of the disability, identification and diagnosis, classroom challenges, instructional strategies, English Language Learner (ELL) applications, resources and website links.

Look at the classroom challenges and the instructional strategies for each disability to assist you in addressing the needs of your student.

Learn what the website has to offer by completing the scavenger hunt. The disability chapters are bolded to assist you in finding the answers.

Minnesota ABE Disability Website Scavenger Hunt