Since the establishment of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) in 1964, the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) has been at the core of the Institute’s work to serve as a catalyst for improvements to the education system. IEL’s mission is: To equip leaders to work together across boundaries to build effective systems that prepare children and youth for postsecondary education, careers, and citizenship.
The EPFP serves this mission by providing a unique professional and personal development laboratory for applying new insights and cultivating new skills in the areas of educational policy, leadership, and networking. This 10-month professional development program has been fundamental to developing leaders in the education field across the country for more than half a century.
Learn more about the EPFP experience on our website and share this email broadly with your networks. Each state’s web page provides specific information about the programs, including start dates, schedules, and applications.
Contact us with any questions about the EPFP. Contact site coordinators directly as listed on each state’s web page, or contact IEL for general information at email@example.com. This valuable program supports the personal growth of emerging and existing leaders and their professional career growth. The EPFP provides an incredibly rich network of policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates throughout the education policy field.
Please share the information below about the EPFP broadly with your networks in the field of education.
Note – Currently, there are 14 EPFP programs including: Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington, DC, and a new programs is beginning in Missouri this fall.
The OER STEM team is excited to begin recruitment of adult educators and trainers for four new online courses. As a participant, you will pilot these online courses and facilitation materials with support from project team members beginning early 2015. The four courses are:
To learn more about OER please visit the OER STEM project page and to learn more about this opportunity, please view the recruitment flyer. The recruitment flyer will provide you with more details about the application process, eligibility requirements and the pilot timeframe, as well as a link to the online application. To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the application by August 31, 2014. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
We’re excited to move forward with these courses and are looking forward to once again, collaborating with the adult education field to provide high quality training to improve instructional practices in the classroom.
In May 2014, the Department of Education released the new College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. According to the publication, "...states or programs choosing to adopt them will need to complement the standards with high-quality curricula that align with the content and expectations" (p. 16).
Is your state adopting the CCR or considering it? What is your program or state doing to help teachers get up to speed with CCR Standards? Will practitioners in your program or state also need a deeper understanding of science, history, and social studies content as well?
Tell COABE about it online here. Add your voice to a national conversation about it in the LINCS Community here: Getting Up to Speed with College and Career Ready Standards
Adult Education Degree and Credentialing Programs Portal
Many adult educators seek courses and higher education degrees in adult education. However, little has been known about which higher education institutions offer these courses specific to our field. With over 400 unique listings, this Portal is an interactive, one-stop online resource connecting you to higher education degree programs in our field that best meet your professional learning needs.
The Portal will allow you to:
Degree program coordinators can add and update information about their program offerings and participate as guest bloggers on topics of interest to adult education practitioners.
This initiative is developed in partnership with TESOL International Association, the American Institutes for Research, the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, the National Adult Educational Professional Development Consortium, and the Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations and is generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
This initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
COABE's Online Resource Repository
Learn about new and exciting best practices and resources for adult education at COABE's Online Resource Repository.
COABE Presenters are welcome to send their presentations to email@example.com for inclusion in COABE's online repository so that all members can access and share the best practices garnered from the national conference.
Generously funded by Dollar General Literacy Foundation
“Thank you for this information. The online repository will be a very helpful addition to our resource collection. I am very grateful for all the information and resources you took the time to post.” COABE member