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Adult education teachers are instrumental in helping students achieve their goals.  This site, a service of the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Team, was designed to inform, prepare, and support both new and experienced adult educators.


Training Opportunities

PY16 Adult Education and Literacy Calendar

Conference Presentations

2015 Conference
Common Core Presentation ABE Institute 2013
2013 AEl Institute Handouts

Policy and Standards

21st Century Skills Iowa Core Standards
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
Instructor Standards
Professional Development Policy (Draft – March 19, 2013)
Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Professional Development Standards

Program Effectiveness Resources

Iowa Adult Literacy Leadership Guidelines
Iowa's Continuous Improvement Model
Individualized Professional Development Plan (Template)
Monitoring Instrument PY 2016
CASAS Training Tracker Report
PY 2015 Instructor Handbook
PY 2016 Coordinator Handbook
Contextualized Instruction Research
College Completion Toolkit
IPTV Spotlight Calendar



Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Coordinators
Iowa ESL Regional Specialists (CAELA Trainers)
CASAS Training Participants 2012 - 13
Iowa Adult Literacy Leadership Committee
ESL Contacts
STAR Participants

Resources & Links

Integrating Career Awareness Curriculum
Explicit Instruction with Adult Learners Video
OTAN Link to Lesson Plans Aligned to CASAS Competencies
OTAN Link to Lesson Plan Builder
Annenberg Content Resources for Common Core Standards
Cognitive Complexity - Depth of Knowledge Resources from the Iowa Core
LINCS Learner Web - Teaching Adults to Read
Principles of Adult Learners
Online Professional Development – Pro Literacy & World Ed.
Online Professional Development - ProLiteracy
System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES)
Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research
Iowa Public Television - Adult Literacy Connection
Adult Literacy Wiki

Principles of Adult Learners
Andragogy - YouTube Video
Principles of Adult Learning -YouTube Video
Contextualization Instruction - What is It - Part 1
Contextualization Instruction - What is It - Part 2
Contextualization Instruction - What is It - Part 3
Contextualization Instruction - What is It - Part 4
Contextualization Instruction - What is It - Part 5
Contextualization Instruction - What is It - Part 6

Employability Skills
North Carolina Employability Skills Toolkit

National College Transition Network
The Change Agent
Jobs for the Future Breaking Through Practice Guide
NCRC Statewide Employer Listing
Charting A Path
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
I-BEST Curriculum
Oregon Pathways for Adult Basic Skills

AEL Institute 2014 Presentations

Algebra Pre-Conference

   Grocery Store Math Worksheet
   Brainstormed Ideas for AEL Conference Themes
   AEL Thinking Algebraically Group Math Worksheet

Common Core

Common Core Webinar Overview
College & Career Readiness Reading Webinar
College & Career Readiness Writing Webinar
Compacted Overview of CCR, Reading, and Writing Standards (4/14/14 Leadership presentation)
Learn Zillion - webinars and lesson plans
Project-Based Design Elements
3000 Common Core Lesson Plans
Common Core Shifts in ELA from K012 to Compare to Adult Education and Literacy - a video
Common Core Standards - ipathways webinar
Civics Curriculum
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) Network
Information for Immigrants
ESL Training Videos
El Civics online Courses for teachers
ESL Resources
Self-Paced Workshops - free
MLOTS ABE/ESL Teaching Videos
Collaborative on Adult Literacy Resource Library
CASAS Assessment
CASAS Low Level Curriculum
California's Outreach & Technical Assistance Networl (OTAN)
Quick Search On-Line
CASAS On-Line Training
STAR Handbook
YAY Math Viedos
Khan Academy Math
Writing Resources - OWL - Purdue
TEAL Writing Guide
Learning to Use the Computer
Technology Survey/Training
Integrating Technology Into the Classroom: Using Cell Phones in Classrooms (ELS)
ABEIAL Web.20 Resources
LINCS Integration of Technology
Tech Integration 2.0 Iowa

Learners with Disabilities
Learning to Achieve
Learning Disabilities for Adults
Minnesota's Website for Adult Disabilities
Center for Alternative Learning
Audio Literature

Adult Basic Education - Overview - An overview of Adult Basic Education (ABE) recorded 2013-10-28
Chief Examiner Training, Part 1 - ABE Chief Examiner meeting and training, Part 1, recorded 2014-01-21
Chief Examiner Training, Part 2 - ABE Chief Examiner training, Park 2, recorded 2014-03-06
College and Career Readiness Standards - Overview - An overview of college and career readiness standards (Hinton), recorded 2014-03-06
Multi-Level Strategies - Meeting of ESL Regional Specialists, recorded 2014-03-03
ABE Program Profiles - Profiles of ABE Programs, recorded 2013-10-02

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 29, 2015 at 6:16pm.