National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Thank You For Joining Us for a Week of Adult Education Advocacy!

During Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL Week) we celebrated successes in our field and engaged in many activities that raised the visibility of our collective work in the field of adult education. There are many ways you can still join us to make your voices heard on Capitol Hill!

Members: Check out the schedule of activities, and take action via our Twitter storm and email campaigns!

State Leaders: Advocacy is more important now than ever, as policymakers are making critical decisions about funding for adult education programs and working to address the growing needs of adult students and educators. Members of Congress want to hear from YOU to learn about the challenges you are facing on the ground and how they can provide additional support. 

National and Corporate Partners: Your partnership helps raise visibility for the work of our teachers and administrators as well as the adult learners that we serve. Co branding tools and social media assets are available and much more. Click the Corporate Partner tab for more details.  

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Schedule of Events

Click the links below to access daily session information for each day, including abstract, presenter bios, and additional information.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Monday, September 20
Kick off Celebration for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

View Monday’s Session Information

11:00 am ET  OCTAE Greetings and Listening Session

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1:00 pm ET  Legislative Leadership Champion Awards presented to:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, MI
Congressman Dusty Johnson, SD

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2:00 pm ET  Programs Succeed when Learners Lead: Panel on Student Leadership and Grant Launch

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Tuesday, September 21
Twitter Storm on Teacher Tuesday

View Tuesday’s Session Information

11:00 am ET  Teacher Tuesday with COABE’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year! Adjusting to Change as the New Normal

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1:00 pm ET  Legislative Leadership Champion Awards presented to:
Congressman Raúl Grijalva, AZ
Mayor Lori Bagwell, Carson City, NV

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2:00 pm ET  Move Ahead with Adult Ed – a Game Changer!

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Wednesday, September 22
Working Wednesday

View Wednesday’s Session Information

11:00 am ET  Winners Line Up!

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1:00 pm ET  Legislative Leadership Champion Awards presented to:
Congressman John Yarmuth, KY
Governor Ron DeSantis, FL

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2:00 pm ET  Intersect 2021 Launch Event featuring national partners Google, National Governor’s Association, and the US Chamber of Commerce

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Thursday, September 23
What’s in it For Me? What’s the ROI?

View Thursday’s Session Information

11:00 am ET  Workforce Literacy’s ROI for a Fortune 100 Company & Virtual Job Fair for Teachers

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1:00 pm ET  Legislative Leadership Champion Awards presented to:
Senator Todd Young, IN
Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City, UT

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2:00 pm ET  Return on Investment Panel and ROI Longitudinal Study

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Friday, September 24
Focus on Friday!

View Friday’s Session Information

11:00 am ET  Facebook Live with COABE Fellows on Fab Friday

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12:00 pm ET Invest in the Midwest

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1:00 pm ET  Legislative Leadership Champion Awards presented to:
Congressman Chris Jacobs & Legislative Aide Ryan Sweeney, NY
Senator Jack Reed, RI
Congressman Don Young, AK

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2:00 pm ET  AEFL Week Debrief for SAAEF and State Leadership

 

 

VOICES Videos

San Diego College of Continuing Education

ESL Student Success Story

Adult Education and ESL Division, College of Lake County

Teachers and Students about continuing education benefits

Moraine Valley Community College

Adult Ed Programs and what they have to offer (MAWAE?)

Pima Community College

Teachers and students pivoting on the digital platform

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Soft skills with focus on getting job ready

Troy Continuing Education

Program to help students step into the workforce

San Diego College of Continuing Education

ESL Students go on to college

San Diego College of Continuing Education

HS Program go on to CC or Workforce

Project Learn of Summit County

Purpose of adult ed programs

Tyson Pathways

Moraine Valley Community College

HS Diploma accomplishment

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

ESL/Immigration focus

Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition

Benefits of Adult Ed

Daytona State College

Former Adult Learner goes on to become a teacher

Academy of Hope

Adult Literacy bridging educational gaps