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EdTech Maker Space Information Session

To help adult education practitioners improve their ability to support learners who struggle to fully engage in tasks that demand use of digital technologies, Jobs For the Future (JFF), World Education, Inc. (WEI), and Safal Partners, with support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, launched a new initiative called Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW).

The DRAW project will develop and deploy resources to support professional development (PD) that enables teachers to be strategic and learner-focused in their lesson planning and instruction; support adult education programs in designing effective, flexible technology-enabled education and support services; and provide state Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funders and their PD providers with models, guidance, and resources for supporting funded programs as they sustain and expand digital literacy efforts.

Over the next 3 years, DRAW’s leadership team from JFF, WEI, and Safal Partners will:

  • Conduct a landscape scan to identify and curate existing resources for assessing and developing digital literacy skills and resilience
  • Co-create additional resources to fill gaps identified in the landscape scan
  • Develop a digital library to pull resources together in user-friendly, flexible formats with actionable strategies that work with diverse populations of adult learners, including beginning level English learners
  • Train adult education professionals in how to integrate high-quality resources into their instruction

As part of the project, WEI’s EdTech Center is running its next EdTech Maker Space professional development event from January - March 2022.  In the EdTech Maker Space, adult educators nationwide will expand EdTech’s growing digital skills library by curating and evaluating learning resources aligned to core digital skills needed by adults as identified in DRAW’s recent landscape scan. The goal: expand equitable access to quality digital skills resources.

Interested in learning more? Please register for the EdTech Maker Space Information Session on January 7, 2022, at 1 PM (EST), which will provide more details about this exciting, collaborative service-learning opportunity.

Information session registration link: https://jsi.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdu2rrDgtGdGln0ukggqCG5fFJjH-jw6w

DRAW is part of OCTAE’s Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) Technical Assistance offerings found on LINCS.ed.gov.