Special Interest Group:

Adult Education

July 2019 Updates

A Message from your SIG Leader, Collin Blair:


Happy summer! Here are more resources, news articles, and advocacy opportunities to give you

something to think about during the lazy days of summer. Please let me know if there are any topics, articles, or concerns of interest. 


 -- Collin Blair, adult-ed-sig@mitesol.org

Resources for Adult Students


Public Libraries: Adult literacy, GED, & citizenship classes

Detroit Public Library (but many offer these services)--https://detroitpubliclibrary.org/services/adult-

literacy-ged


Citizenship Test Practice

http://uscitizenshipsupport.com/


Pure Michigan jobs and skills training

https://www.mitalent.org/career-explorer


Michigan eLibrary

MEL Databases allow you instant access to full-text articles from tens of thousands of magazines and newspapers. Databases are available for kids, adults, and on specialized topics such as car repair, practice tests and art images.

https://www.mel.org/


LINCS Learner Center

Connects adult learners to free online resources to learn how to read, get job skills, and more.

https://learner.lincs.ed.gov/


U.S. Department of Education

Educational experiences of English learners

https://www2.ed.gov/datastory/el-experiences/index.html


Support Ed

Free tools to help educators and administrators better serve English learners.

https://getsupported.net/free-tools/

Professional Development Opportunities


Guide to Professional Development in TESOL


Articles


Trump Considering an Executive Order to Allow Citizenship Question on Census

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/us/census-question.html


The Changing Face of Congress in 6 Charts

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/02/15/the-changing-face-of-congress/


Migration Policy Institute: Employment and the Economy

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/topics/employment-economy


Pew Research Center: U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated

than a decade ago

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/05/23/u-s-undocumented-immigrants-are-more-proficient-

in-english-more-educated-than-a-decade-ago/


Public Education in Michigan (Opinion)

https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2019/05/26/michigan-education-

reform/1226760001/


What if all nations viewed refugees as invaders? (Opinion)

https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2019/01/13/opinion-what-if-we-had-always-viewed-

refugees-invaders/2547894002/


Teaching English as a Foreign Language With The New York Times as the Textbook

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/learning/teaching-english-as-a-foreign-language-with-the-new-

york-times-as-the-textbook.html




Advocacy


We Are All America is a national campaign that aims to uphold and strengthen our nation's

commitment to welcome and protect those seeking freedom, safety and refuge in the United States.


http://www.weareallusa.org/


 
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