Literacy Certificate, August 4, 2004
to the GED, August 4, 2004
Training Institute- 2004 Invitation, August 13, 2004
August 4, 2004
Penn State has developed online courses for a
Certificate in Family Literacy. If you have practitioners who might be
interested, please forward this announcement of fall registration.
”Fall registration is now open for the online courses in Penn State's
Certificate in Family Literacy (see <http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/pub/famlt/index.shtml>).
You may select individual courses or the entire Certificate. We are
receiving many excellent comments about the quality of our courses from our
This fall we are
offering the Introduction to Family Literacy (ADTED 497A) and Adult Literacy
(ADTED 497B). You can view samples (including syllabi) from these courses
Introduction to Adult Education (ADTED 460) is offered every semester; you
can see the syllabus online
Classes begin with an orientation on Sept. 1; course content
begins on Sept. 8.
If you want to get a taste of what it is like to be an online student, try
this free World Campus course: <http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/pub/home/studserv/ss_wc101.shtml>.
Please email Nickie Askov (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
We hope that you will join us! Nickie Askov, Penn State”
Race to the GED
August 4, 2004
Virginia’s “Race to GED” Campaign has reached
a new level. On June 26, Peyton Sellers
made his ARCA debut in the RACE to GED car in the ARCA/REMAX 200 that was
broadcast live on the Speed Channel from South Boston, VA raceway. On
August 14 he will be running in the ARCA race in Nashville which will be
aired nationwide, also.
In the picture below
are Stacey Wright, the Regional Program Manager who is the lead local
manager in the initiative along with driver Peyton Sellers and his Race to
GED car. As the Democrats and Republicans both are targeting their
marketing at race car fans, GED is in good company.
Yvonne Thayer and her Virginia pit crew for a creative campaign.
Keep up the good work. Let me know when we
Institute 2004- Invitation
August 13, 2004
We would like to invite
you to join your colleagues at the Adult Education State Directors’ National
The online planning agenda is at
online registration form can be completed and submitted at
The Consortium will reimburse room and board (For up to three nights)
for one person from each member state. Others may
attend at the state’s expense.
This institute is
designed by Adult Education State Directors for State Directors and their
staff members. The major themes of this year’s Institute include:
1. State Plan
Strategies and Options
- Before the federal
legislation changes, while your head is still clear, now is the time to
lay out your strategies and plans for
- assessing your
state’s learner and program needs,
- organizing and
presenting that data,
- enticing and
engaging partners to contribute to the planning process,
- plotting multi-year
program improvement initiatives based on your priority needs, and
- setting benchmarks
to monitor progress.
- Experienced colleagues
will share their resources.
- Work sessions will
help you evaluate those options and create your own sequence of events.
- You will learn about
and receive copies of successful strategies for meeting two challenging
performance standards. In addition, each session will provide you time
and assistance to develop options to integrate the strategies that fit
- The two performance
standards you can choose from are:
- Transition to
post-secondary education, OR
- GED completion
3. Policy and
- You will learn about
and received copies of successful strategies for critically underdeveloped
programming areas. These sessions will also provide you time and
assistance to consider the strategies and develop alternatives for your
- Your choices include:
literacy—integrating strategies into your instructional program
enabling your students to manage their family’s funds
- Health literacy—integrating
strategies into your instructional program enabling your students to
ensure their family’s wellness
disabilities—to follow up on the OVAE training in 2003, assistance
in overcoming barriers to LD policies and programming
Professional Development—existing CD, video, and online PD resources
that you can adapt for your practitioners.
4. The National
Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
- In the summer of 2005,
the NAAL 2000 results will be released. State Directors need to be ready
to respond to inquiries from policy makers and the press regarding the
interpretation and implications of those findings. This session will
prepare you for that potentially high visibility opportunity.
We look forward to seeing you in the heart
of the French Quarter of historic New Orleans.