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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 21-26, 2015

Posted on 09/08/2015

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

This year, the Commission on Adult Basic Education, (COABE) is leading the charge to observe and celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy. This is the organization's message;

"What is your key to success in adult education? Who has inspired you in your education journey? Is it your son or daughter? A parent? A teacher or mentor? Are you your own key to success? Post a picture or video of you with your "key to success" to COABE's Facebook page External link opens in new window or tab now through September 26. Join us in celebrating your journey and those who encourage or inspire you along the way.

COABE will feature all submissions on the COABE website this fall, and at the 2016 COABE Conference in Dallas, Texas this spring. Anyone who has attended adult education classes or who works in the field of adult education can participate. One free COABE Conference Registration will be awarded via a random drawing of submissions. Twenty others will receive a free phone charger. Let's celebrate those who inspire us and see how many "keys" we can find!

To participate:

  1. Visit the COABE Facebook page External link opens in new window or tab to submit your photo or video.
  2. Post your key to success and tell us why he or she inspires you in adult education.
  3. Like the COABE Facebook page External link opens in new window or tab for AEFL Week updates. This also enables us to contact you if you win one of the prizes.

The ABC's of Investing in Adult Education–In 140 Characters or Less!

With thanks to Tom Sticht, COABE is publishing tweets Mr. Sticht has prepared using his well-known ABC's of Investing in Adult Education. Tweet one-per-day starting September 1st-26th to help raise awareness of adult literacy. You will find the tweets listed here External link opens in new window or tab.

Share Your AEFL Week Activities with COABE

Are you conducting an activity or event for National AEFL Week? Share what you are doing with COABE and we will feature it in our October Monthly Update on October 1, 2015. Just email COABE at advocacy@coabe.org with your information. Feel free to attach documents, photos, and or videos pertaining to your activity.

More tips and ideas are offered on COABE's News page External link opens in new window or tab.