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EFFECTIVE COLLABORATIVE STRATEGIES WITH ADULT LITERACY PROVIDERS TO MAXIMIZE THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY CRITERION


a. If the district has identified adult literacy providers, there is a description of how the program will be developed in collaboration with those providers.

Initial Notes

This District is a provider of Adult Education. Its service coverage duplicates the district boundaries and its administrative and instructional facilities are part of the District. As such, it provides an important and powerful outreach to our local community. Many of its students are either parents and/or siblings of our District’s K-12 student population. The advancements achieved through the Adult Education program have a direct positive effect on the academic achievement of our District’s students.

The District believes that every adult learner should have access to (and use of) technology and technology related skills in instructional settings. Technology supports achievement, enabling learners to be creative thinkers, effective communicators, and problem solvers - as well as independent, competent, and contributing members of a family, a dynamic workforce, and a global community.

According to the current Adult Education Technology Plan (Under Review, See Appendix X for details)...

The Distict has established five goals for supporting the existing Adult Education Technology Plan. These goals follow the same basic structure as sections 3 through 7 of this plan, focusing first and foremost on curriculular uses of technology, then on professional development, and only then on infrastructure, hardware, software, and technical support. Funding considerations and monitoring/evaluation converns are also considered. The five goals for integrating District technology efforts with the Adult Education plan are the following. Some specific subgoals are listed below each goal.

8a.1. Curriculum Goal: The District will use technology in adult education with the explicit purpose of enhancing student learning of content and specific skills, thus supporting student success in both personal and professional goals.

8a.2. Professional Development Goal: The District will promote and provide staff development opportunities related to technology in order to guide the development of skills that adult education teachers and staff need for effective use of technology to enhance learning.

8a.3. Infrastructure, Hardware, Software, and Technical Support Goal: The District will obtain, maintain and support the hardware, peripherals, and software necessary to facilitate implementation of the Alult Education Technology Plan.

8a.4. Budget and Funding Goal: The District will provide ongoing fiscal support of the Adult Education Technology Plan, both through State allocated monies and other outside funding sources.

8a.5. Monitoring and Evaluation Goal: The District will continually and systematically monitor and evaluate both the implementation and the effectiveness of the Adult Education Technology Plan.

To support the Adult Education program's large English Learner population, and to support the need of many adult learners to establish basic technical skills, all Adult Education computers (and computers shared with District k12 students) will be loaded with curricular software such as Rosetta Stone, Oxford Picture Dictionary, Mavis Beacon, and Microsoft word. In addition, all computers will have access to the Internet.


Note: The Current Adult Education Technology Plan (Under Review) will appear as an appendix.