Supporting student success is an ambiguous statement. What does that really mean? Today, WIOA mandates that we prepare every student to become a life-long learner capable of entering higher education or a sustainable career. This is a daunting task that is not up to the instructors alone. Ensuring students are capable of reaching important milestones is also the responsibility of educational leaders.
With the increasing cultural, social, economic, and instructional diversity of all students, creating customized learning environments is challenging. Furthermore, the switch from a structured school with traditional course sequencing is changing to a more fluid, customized, and dynamic learning community with the boundaries between higher education and the workplace blurring. We are expecting our staff to step into unchartered territory, which can be uncomfortable – possibly unfamiliar – and effectively facilitate learning for adults who are often the most vulnerable members of our communities. To accommodate these needs and changes, education administrators must develop different skills to be effective in leading transformational change.
APOYO i-Pathways is a fundraiser aimed at making knowledge to succeed in any high school equivalency test more available to Spanish speakers. It is important to be able to understand what is required knowledge for the GED(r), HiSet, and the TASC Test. Currently, funding restrictions limit our ability to translate this content to Spanish. Through thisfundraiser, i-Pathways will be able to translate all lesson materials into Spanish.
As adult literacy programs come to the end of their semesters and students prepare for summer breaks, the local library remains a critical resource for continued learning. This summer, explore the benefits of your library and become a lifelong learner.”Libraries build citizens, educate individuals, and foster thoughtful communities. They are essential components of communities.” Often called the “people’s university”, libraries provide information and educational opportunities free for all people, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Continue reading →
Podcasts are a ticket to hundreds of hours of quality education. They connect us to current events, pop culture, science, history, and so much more. Podcast are convenient because they are automatically delivered to you…. FREE! With thousands of podcasts to sift through, we identified fourteen of the best and relevant podcasts in pop culture, history, and science.
Carol Dweck’s book Mindsetis receiving great attention in the areas of adult literacy and student motivation. In her TED Talk, The Power of Believing That You Can Improve, she discusses “the power of yet and tyranny of now.” The difference between these mindsets lead to different student behaviors and outcomes and the gap between achievement widens.