September 22, 2016 | By Digital Promise
Approximately 36 million adults in the U.S. have low literacy skills. At the same time, research has shown that a mother’s reading ability is the biggest predictor of her children’s future academic success.
Adult education and family literacy efforts are critical for helping some of our most vulnerable learners: low-skilled adults and their children. National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, held from September 26 to October 1, 2016, is focused on raising public awareness about these incredibly important issues.
In our partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, we at Digital Promise want to help you explore the most pressing issues of adult education and family literacy, as well as provide the opportunity for you to learn how you can get involved.
Who are adult learners?
Explore this infographic to learn more about the issues facing adult learners and why their education matters.
How can we help adult learners?
Join our free webinar on September 28, focused on helping adult learners develop strong reading skills. Learn from experts at Mockingbird Education on specific comprehension strategies, including digital tools that help reluctant and resistant learners. Register here!
How can we get involved in family literacy?
Explore the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s work to learn about national family literacy efforts, as well as local initiatives in which you can be involved.
How can technology support adult learners?
Educators are getting more and more excited as they see growing evidence of technology’s potential for improving learning for adults. Explore how experimenting and iterating can lead to successful technology implementation in adult learning communities.
What else is happening for AEFL Week?
Visit AEFL Week’s homepage to learn even more about the value and impact of adult education and family literacy, as well as to find out about other AEFL Week events.
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