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The Program Management pages are designed to provide managers and staff with information, links, and publications to manage program resources and improve program performance. Here you'll find news and research related to program operation, professional development, and the field of adult education.

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Mobile Apps:

Apps and Websites for Teachers and Students in Adult Education and Literacy Programs
The blog post includes links to Apps for Students, Apps for Teachers, Contextualized game apps, Lists of Apps by Teachers and Other Reviewers, Useful Websites for Technology Instruction, as well as matrixes for assessing apps.

Program Management Resources:

**NEW** New Teacher Handbook
This handbook was created as a resource for teachers and staff who are new to the field of adult education.
Program Income and Match Reporting
OAEL’s presentation from the March 2014 Regional Program Managers Meeting.
The Adult Literacy Education Wiki
A portal of adult education resources.
Facts and Statistics for Adult Education and Literacy in Virginia and the U.S.
Find links, reports, statistics, and current information about the state of adult literacy today.
National Reporting System
Official NRS site providing policies, guidelines, and tips for managing program data.
NRS Implementation Guidelines
Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult Education. (.pdf)
Office of Adult Literacy and Education, DOE
Find state support for literacy organizations
Smart Chart: An Interactive Planning Tool
Smart Chart provides programs with a free interactive planning tool that helps organizations hone their communications goals and craft a strategic plan for achieving them. This pdf document will take you step by step into making smart communication choices. (.pdf)
Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization:
This page contains links to help program managers anticipate changes and plan accordingly.

Adult Education and Literacy Resources:

Civics and Citizenship Toolkit
USCIS offers a free Civics and Citizenship Toolkit to community organizations that assist immigrants aspiring to become U.S. citizens.
Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom
This handbook is based on the results of "The Literacy Practices of Adult Learners Study" which focused on the nature and impact of two dimensions of classroom practice in adult basic education. (.pdf)
Online Tutor Training Workshop
14-hr Self-guided training. Before beginning this workshop, please sign up with a literacy program first.
Online ESOL Training
The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center has identified excellent online tools for training ESOL teachers and students.
Online Tutor Training Workshop
14-hr Self-guided training. Before beginning this workshop, please sign up with a literacy program first.
ProLiteracy America
Find resources and membership information for literacy programs
Virginia Literacy Foundation
Find grants and support for your programs

Transitions Resources:

National College Transition Network
Resources for the development and management of college transition programs.

Policy to Performance
The book aims to challenge educators, community leaders, and business people to work together in finding a solution and in addressing the difficulties that prevent many U.S. citizens from obtaining the education that today’s workplace demands.

Workforce Development Resources:

ABE Career Connections:
A Manual for Integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways, Prepared under contract to the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. (.pdf)
Adult Career Pathways Resources
Adult Education Resources

Career Pathways
Career pathways connects education and training programs and support services that enable individuals to secure employment with a specific occupational sector and to advance over time to successively higher levels of education or employment in that sector.
Career Pathways Plan
Career pathways are targeted to the emerging, unemployed and underemployed, and incumbent workforces.
Career Ready Definition
The Association for Career and Technical Education outlines three broad sets of skills students need to be career-ready: core academic skills, employability skills and technical skills. (.pdf)
Workforce Strategy Center
WSC consults with education, workforce and economic development organizations, employers and funders to develop strategies that help workers succeed and regional economies grow.

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