AEFL Week Celebrations Continue…

As Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2014 progresses, NCL’s inbox is filling with celebration news and ideas. More of your ideas follow:

NCL member World Education offers a new tech tip lesson in honor of AEFL Week. This Online Advocacy Activity comes from the Tech Tips for Teachers blog by World Education.

In celebration of AEFL Week, Phoenix Indian Center Adult Literacy (AZ) students will present a family biography. Students will interview a family member and include questions about their life. A simple narrative will be written for display. Some examples of display include poster board, tri-fold boards, Powerpoint, digital videos, photographs, and handouts. Students will present their family biography today to current students and staff at the Phoenix Indian Center. This event gives students a chance to share the customs and traditions of their family, while incorporating literacy and technology into the activities. Each student will be recognized with a “Thumbs Up” trophy and a “Certificate of Achievement” award.

Greenup KY graphicKentucky’s governor has designated Sept. 22-28 as Kentucky Adult Education Week. To raise awareness of adult literacy, Greenup County Adult Education (KY) activities include a 5K race, displays at local public libraries and a Book-It Challenge that calls for adults to submit a photo of themselves reading to a child.

Lima (OH) is spotlighting adult education and literacy by “putting a focus on reading, writing, and basic math… This week is being used to highlight the educational struggle throughout the country and in the community.A local Fox News clip spotlights both AEFL week, the NW Ohio Literacy Center, and the Lima Adult Learning Center.

Don’t stop now! Continue to send your AEFL week ideas to: ncl@ncladvocacy.org. We will keep posting them on our NCL blog between now and the end of September. You can also visit and post ideas and photos on our Facebook page.

It’s Almost AEFL Week: More of Your Ideas on Celebrating!

National Adult Education and Family Literacy week is almost here. Thanks to your contributions, the National Coalition for Literacy is   celebrating the many ways in which adults and their families learn. More of your ideas on celebrating are below.

Please keep them coming! Continue to send your AEFL week ideas to: ncl@ncladvocacy.orgWe will post them on our NCL blog between now and the end of September. You can also visit and post ideas and photos on our Facebook page.

Center for Literacy in Philadelphia, PA, is raising awareness about adult literacy throughout September and encouraging people to get involved by volunteering as a tutor, joining a citywide literacy alliance, and promoting family literacy and professional development. They are also raffling off a $50 gift card to a McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant and have set up a display of student poetry in a city library.

Olney Central College in Olney, IL, is celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Sept. 22-26 with an Adult Education Open House.

The Washington DC Adult and Family Literacy Coalition (DC-AFLC) is hosting its first ever Adult Learner Essay Contest and Byte Back is donating two computers as prizes for the winners.

A variety of events are happening the week of September 22 at Washington DC Academy of Hope: a panel discussion on new WIOA legislation, an Advocacy Day with elected officials, and an essay contest.  DC Adult and Family Literacy Coalition is sponsoring a Big Tent Meeting. Four (4) lesson plans to celebrate AEFL Week are available on the DCAOH website.

Several ways our NCL member organizations are celebrating include:

COABE has posted ideas on how to use social media to raise awareness and is expanding the use of its app. They are also celebrating AEFL week by showcasing student stories.

GED Testing Service has announced their See for Free promotion beginning September 22. Adults can contact their local adult education center to see whether they’re ready to pass the GED® test and get a personalized study plan at no charge.

In Des Moines, Iowa, NAASLN is sponsoring Lattes for Literacy. Folks from the Drake University Adult Literacy Center are going to local coffee shops to build awareness for adult literacy.

Check out the new World Education infographic, which highlights some of the work that World Education is doing to strengthen adult education programs.