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Beyond the AEL Tradition: Where Do We Go From Here?

About This Session


Explore the journey from offering traditional user tech applications to include evolving tech industries and opportunities, pushing digital equity and inclusion boundaries and upskilling & reskilling for the next tech generation.

What we'll cover:

Some fear that the digital revolution is steering us away from the purpose of adult education, and that we are at risk of losing focus on the populations we are serving and their immediate needs.

This session examines the emerging technology-driven expansion of traditional adult education programming beyond today’s “hot jobs.” We will explore an approach to expand training for traditional user applications and employment:

  1. To include evolving tech industries and opportunities
  2. To push digital equity and inclusion boundaries and
  3. To upskill and reskill our adult learners as the designers and innovators of the next tech generation.

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
topic - digital literacy & technology
Session will also cover:
topic - instructional theory, methodology, research
PD other

Handouts & Materials

Beyond the AEL Tradition (breakout slides – PDF)

Aguilera, Jackie

Presenter: Jacqueline Aguilera (she/her/hers)
Organization: Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy – Houston

ROLE general audience
LEVEL intermediate
Case study?
Other info:

This session uses QR codes, so please check that your device is capable of reading codes.

Also, familiarity with Houston’s Adult Literacy Blueprint Digital Literacy Goals and Strategies will be useful. The document can be found here.

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