MLoTS – The Media Library of Teaching Skills

June 7th, 2011

The Media Library of Teaching Skills
for adult learning and literacy

The Media Library of Teaching Skills for adult learning and literacy project is a free, online, digital library of short videos of adult education teachers and their classes or tutorials, intended for use in professional development. Each video is an example of a state-approved content standard, research-based practice, preferred approach, or specific teaching method or skill. In some cases these are examples in practice of a particular state’s approved curriculum frameworks or content standards. The project began in March, 2007, and has grown as new videos are added to the online library.

Adult Ed? There’s an app for that!

May 31st, 2011

List of Adult Literacy Apps

The Central Coast Children’s Foundation, in preparation for the annual Monterey County adult literacy conference, put together the attached list of mobile and tablet apps useful to adult literacy programs.

CCCF’s President, Harvey Pressman says, “We are now sharing this list with you, in hopes that you will find it useful in your work. Please feel free to use it in any way you see fit, with or without attribution, including posting on your own web site, distributing to colleagues, circulating it in parts or in whole, etc. etc.”

Click here for the list

Twitter II Webinar Slides

May 20th, 2011

twitter birdThanks for attending the Twitter II webinar.

Click here for a copy of the slides.

ELL-U – A free ELL Learning Portal Offering Professional Development

May 5th, 2011


English Language Learner University (ELL-U) is an innovative, accessible, easy-to-use, and free learning portal.

ELL-U provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) practitioners with unlimited access to high quality online professional development and learning opportunities. Here practitioners can access evidence-based instruction training, leading adult ESOL experts, and resources, while helping to build a community of practice for ESOL professionals.

Free Webinar – Twitter for Adult Educators II

April 15th, 2011

Ken Zutter

Ken Zutter

Join us for a Webinar on May 16, 2011 3:00 pm-4:30 pmtwitter bird

Continuing with our webinar series on Social Media, we will “fly higher” into the “Twitterverse”.
Ken Zutter will walk us through the entire process, from creating an account to using Twitter in the classroom.

As a professional adult educator, you can use Twitter to quickly share knowledge, gather information and insights, and build relationships with people who also care about the field. There are meaningful conversations about adult education happening on Twitter all the time!.

Learn how Tweets, Followers, HashTags, and Twitter Chats can be a part of your personal learning network and aid your professional development. NAE’s own Ken Zutter will introduce you to the “literacy” of Twitter, show you how to set up your own account, and get you started on this exciting and rewarding social medium.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

This webinar is free for all current members of Nevada Adult Educators.

Not a member? Click here to Join.

Need to pay your dues? Click Here

NOTE: This webinar will be using VoIP (voice-over-internet) for the audio content. Speakers are required for listening and microphone is required to speak. Participants are encouraged to use a USB headset – see

A toll number will be provided for those without computer speakers or headset.

GED Institute for Adult Educators in Nevada

April 11th, 2011

Nevada Adult Education, Steck-Vaughn, and UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment have joined forces to bring Nevada GED Educators a day of training on best practices and strategies for GED instruction.

Please join us for this highly interactive workshop on best practices for GED instruction. Gain practical teaching tips you can use immediately to help your students pass the tests of GED.  Conducted by nationally acclaimed GED trainers Bonnie Goonen and Susan Pittman-Shetler. Snacks and Lunch provided.

Saturday May 7, 2011   8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
UNLV Center for Academic Enrichment
1455 E Tropicana Ave.,  #650
Las Vegas, NV  89101

To sign up or for more information, please contact Renee Clark at or call 866-365-7554.

Deadline to sign up is April 25. Space is limited.

Click here for a flyer with details.
This “institute” is open to any GED instructors from the state of Nevada so please post, forward, and get the word out.   Please be aware space is limited and attendees will be accepted on a first reply basis.

Keys to Safety Campaign and Free Materials

April 8th, 2011

Adults with limited literacy may find it difficult to read or understand critical fire safety information. Without this information, these adults and their families are at a greater risk for loss, injury, or death due to fire. Adult educators can help.
Find out how at Or contact Katie Schisa, Keys to Safety project manager, at (315) 422-9121 ext. 250 or at

Through May 2011, ProLiteracy is sponsoring the Keys to Safety Campaign, a national effort that promotes fire prevention and home safety education through local adult education and literacy programs.

ProLiteracy is providing free materials and support to help Adult Basic Education, literacy, and ESL programs organize Keys to Safety activities in their communities, independently or in collaboration with area fire departments. Free fire safety materials for teachers and tutors to use with adult learners in instructional settings are also available through Keys to Safety.

The project was made possible with funding from DHS/FEMA’s Grant Program Directorate for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program—Fire Prevention and Safety Grants.

My Next Move – Web App for Job Seekers

April 1st, 2011

What do you want to do for a living?My Next Move is an easy-to-use electronic tool that enables users to explore occupations and find related information, including job openings, job outlook information, salaries, apprenticeships, and other related education and training programs.

My Next Move uses information developed as part of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) system. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, O*NET is a comprehensive career information resource which collects data including the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by more than 900 occupations in the U.S. economy.

Through this new electronic tool, users can search for careers using key words, industries, or their work-related interests. They also can identify occupations in the green economy. The tool is written at a reading level that makes it accessible to everyone and is great for those who may be unfamiliar with computers and Internet sites.

The tool includes a new on-line, streamlined interest assessment with 60 questions about what an individual likes to do. Based on an individual’s interests and responses, the information gathered will be used to suggest potentially suitable occupations and careers.