OCTAE encourages all stakeholders and advocates to participate in and explore the many resources available during National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, from Sept. 26–Oct 1. The celebration is designed to raise public awareness about the need for and value of adult education and family literacy in order to leverage resources to support access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills.
OCTAE particularly invites stakeholders to not only access and explore the online LINCS community and its many resources but also to consider joining LINCS. Funded by OCTAE, LINCS provides a community of practice for adult education practitioners—a professional learning space—that brings together adult educators worldwide to provide high-quality, evidence-based learning opportunities to adult students. The site is a place where the adult education community can seek help, collaborate, network, share knowledge and resources, participate in special events, and grow professionally. Interested parties do not need to wait until Sept. 26 to join and share LINCS with others—the LINCS resource collection and learning portal are available 24/7. Learners can access the LINCS Learner Center, in English or Spanish, at any time from any device. For more on this topic and to follow events in real time, use the Twitter hashtag #AEFLWeek and follow LINCS at @LINCS_ED.
Visit the OCTAE Blog and the Commission on Adult Basic Education and National Coalition for Literacy websites to explore many new and exciting initiatives and for information on planned activities during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.