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TSTM Cohort 5 Applications

Dear State Directors,

As shared in late Spring, OCTAE announced that applications are currently being accepted for Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Cohort 5.  As a reminder, TSTM provides teachers with a professional development opportunity that improves instruction in your state’s adult education classrooms and ultimately improves student outcomes by teaching the skills that matter with approaches that work. 

While participants will be trained on the nine skills that matter, on integrating relevant content from the five topic areas (civics education, digital literacy, financial literacy, health literacy and workforce preparation) and on how to apply the three approaches that work, TSTM state teams may choose to focus on what will best meet the needs of their state.  In some cases, that has been to develop teams to focus on civics education/immigrant integration or on digital literacy or on ensuring that students are prepared with essential transferable skills to navigate the many systems they encounter. 

To date, 31 states have participated in the TSTM training.  If your state has not participated in a previous TSTM Cohort, I encourage you to apply.  TSTM Cohort 5 will provide both in-person and virtual learning opportunities for your teachers and state professional development lead. 

Applications are due September 7, 2022 and can be found here. To learn more about TSTM, please visit TSTM Website.

If you have questions regarding TSTM Cohort 5, please do not hesitant to reach out to the TSTM Team at TSTM@air.org.  Thank you in advance for bringing this professional development and training opportunity to your state, for your teachers. 

Best regards,

 Travis Combs