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GED® Outreach & Marketing

GED® Coloring Books:
** B/W Cover - Half-size Coloring Book (.pdf, 1.7MB)
** B/W Cover - Full-size Coloring Book (.pdf, 3.1MB)
** Color Cover - Full-size Coloring Book (.pdf, 3.7MB))

Race to GED - Milestones of Success: 2003-2010 (.pdf)

Race to GED Marketing Materials: Marketing materials for the Race to GED® including logos, printed materials, and videos.

2012/2013 Virginia's GED Success Stories: (.pdf)

The 2007-2008 Race to GED Outreach Guide: Virginia's GED Success Stories: In addition to introducing the new GED® Success Story materials, this guide provides a comprehensive resource for programs trying to reach out to potential learners and to the wider community. (.pdf)

Foundations & Grants

2007 Foundations & Grants for Community- Based Literacy Organizations in Virginia: The 2007 edition of Foundations and Grants for Community-Based Literacy Organizations in Virginia consists of corporate, private, online, and other organizational funding sources for CBLOs in Virginia. (.pdf)

Other Publications

Teacher Observation Project: This website contains a set of tools to be used by instructional leaders - regional specialists, program directors, lead teachers - for a process of teacher observation and feedback for professional development.

Practitioner Research as Staff Development: A Facilitator's Guide is a resource for programs and organizations interested in using inquiry groups and research methods in their program-improvement efforts.

The Adult Educator's Guide to Practitioner Research by Suzanne Cockley: Provides an overview of the practitioner research process and discusses the strategies and methods used to conduct a qualitative inquiry.

The Learning Disabilities Adaptations and Accommodations Guide: This guide helps adult educators to understand and creatively use appropriate adaptations and accommodations to assist adults with learning disabilities in working toward their classroom and real-life goals.

Partners: Students and Tutors Write About Learning Together: Chronicles the experiences of Virginia literacy program participants taking part in a special project to improve services for adults with learning disabilities. (.pdf)

Virginia Adult Education Research Network Briefs: Practitioners write about their research processes and findings as a result of this two-year project.

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