Resources for Adult Educators

1. Professional Development Training and Workshops

CALPRO LogoCALPRO (California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project) provides professional development opportunities and resources for adult educators throughout the state.
http://www.calpro-online.org.

2. Online Adult Education Information

OTANOTAN - Outreach & Technical Assistance Network - houses the largest database of adult education materials in the world. Registration is required, but it's free. Click on Teaching Tools and Resources to access a variety of materials and other resources for classroom use. http://www.otan.us

3. Data Collection for Adult Learners

CASASCASAS - The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, provides the California Department of Education with a standardized, electronic system for collecting student demographic data and student learning gains. http://www.casas.org

4. Professional Associations for Adult Educators

ACSA Logo ACSA - Association of California School Administrators http://www.acsa.org
CAEAA Logo CAEAA - California Adult Education Administrators' Association http://www.caeaa.org
CATESOL Logo CATESOL - California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages http://www.catesol.org
CCAE Logo CCAE - California Council of Adult Educators http://www.ccaestate.org
TESOL Logo TESOL - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages http://www.tesol.org

5. Internet Resources

  • ESOL Starter Kit, Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center
    http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED431339.pdf
  • NCSALL
    http://www.ncsall.net/
    The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy offers numerous publications and teacher training materials, include Study Circle guides on a variety of topics.
  • The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center
    http://www.valrc.org
    This Resource center offers useful online guides for ESL and ABE teachers.
  • Cyberstep
    http://www.cyberstep.org
    A partnership of four literacy service innovators addressing the challenge of creating and distributing multimedia learning materials for the hardest-to-serve ABE and ESL adult learners.
  • Literacy.org
    http://www.literacy.org

    A gateway to electronic resources and tools for the national and international youth and adult literacy communities. This site is jointly sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
  • LINCS
    http://lincs.ed.gov/
    The literacy community's gateway to the world of adult education and literacy resources on the Internet. The goal of LINCS is to bring adult literacy-related resources and expertise to a single point of access for users throughout the world.

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