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Announcements

Here's where you can find announcements from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U. S. Department of Education concerning AEFLA implementation.  

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2021 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors. This year’s meeting will be held virtually June 28-29, 2021. To accommodate the differing time zones of participants, we expect the meeting to… Read More
Live Session: Support Systems for Adult Learners Description: Join Margaret Becker Patterson for a guided feedback session of the white paper, “When you are pushing, you’re going to want somebody’s help: Support Systems for Adult Learners”.… Read More
Hosted Discussion: Testing! Testing! Helping Students Overcome Assessment Anxiety Description: Testing! Testing! Join our 2-day discussion to learn more about test anxiety and ways to help your students perform at their best! Date/Time: Monday, June… Read More
Live Session: Learning on the Go Description: Join this highly interactive webinar to learn more about using podcasts in program design and with learners to leverage benefits at the program and classroom level. Date/Time: Friday, June 4, 3:00 - 4:… Read More
Live Session: Gamifying Science Instruction Description: Join the Science group for our monthly Coffee Break: Gamifying your Science Instruction. Research shows that playing games increases motivation by helping students relax, open up, and get out… Read More
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding awards under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. This program will provide up to $10 million in competitive grants to immigrant-serving… Read More
Live Session: New and Improved Online Resource: Reading Skills for Today's Adults Description: Want to know how to increase reading fluency, comprehension, and other reading skills? Are you familiar with the great free online resource Reading Skills… Read More
Hosted Discussion: Element 6 of the Career Pathways Toolkit: Measure System Change and Performance (Asynchronous Discussion) Description: Special guest, Casey Penn, Chief, Bureau of One Stop and Program Support Department of Economic Opportunity… Read More
Please see below for the LINCS Community events for the week of May 3, 2021:Read More
Hosted Discussion: Element 4 of the Career Pathways Toolkit: Identify Funding Needs and Sources (Asynchronous Discussion) Description: Special guest, Michael Westover, Director of College and Career Success at 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund,… Read More
Hosted Discussion: Element 3 of the Career Pathways Toolkit: Design Education and Training Programs Description: Special guest, Michael Westover, Director of College and Career Success at 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, brings a wealth of… Read More
Hosted Discussion: Element 2: Identify Industry Sectors and Engage Employers Date/Time: Monday, 4/12/21 – Thursday, 4/16/21 (asynchronous discussion) Communities: Career Pathways LINCS community How can you participate? Log in and visit the Career… Read More
On April 20th, the first of three virtual SIA 2.0 trainings will begin. A mix of large and small group activities will focus on how to design instruction for English learners that addresses two critical needs: language and academic content… Read More
OCTAE launches Adult Numeracy Instruction 2.0 Professional Development Program to improve the ability of adult education instructors to effectively teach mathematics.Read More
Please see below for a list of LINCS Community events for the week of March 29, 2021.Read More
OCTAE’s Integrated Education and Training (IET) in Correctional and Reentry Education project’s application for participation in the pilot is now available! Pilot participants will receive technical assistance to develop and/or enhance IET… Read More
Please see below for some great LINCS Community events for the week of February 22, 2021:Read More
To continue to support the expansion of integrated education and training (IET) programs, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is funding a new initiative, IET in Corrections, that will offer a variety… Read More
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) is pleased to announce that it will sponsor two Integrated Education and Training (IET) Design Camps in 2021. These Design Camp trainings will be provided… Read More
The U.S. Department of Education has announced 95 finalists in the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge, a $750,000 competition to advance pre-apprenticeships. The Department issued this challenge to support adult education providers in creating innovative… Read More
Dear Colleagues, We’re following up with a reminder about the deadline for Rethink Adult Ed Challenge, a $750,000 competition to advance pre-apprenticeships. The Department invites AEFLA-funded adult education providers to design programs that… Read More
Dear Colleagues, In our efforts to keep you informed of changes that will impact the field, OCTAE is giving early notice of changes that will occur in December within the LINCS Learning Portal. LINCS will be retiring the following 13 online self-… Read More
In recognition of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge that will expand career opportunities for adult learners through pre-apprenticeship programs… Read More
Dear Adult Educators, I wanted to reach out to join you and our nation in celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy week. This week calls us to highlight the life-changing difference that adult education programs are making in… Read More
In anticipation of National Adult Education and Family Literacy week and to help meet the needs of students through such uncertain times, we are excited to announce the attached professional development opportunity in an effort to support states and… Read More