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Measuring Trends in Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 01, 2018 in categoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
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Each year, we conduct a survey of ProLiteracy’s 1,000 member organizations in all 50 states to measure local programmatic activities. With an emphasis on tracking multi-year trends in the field, we ask about services provided, student and instructor demographics, instructional methods, and funding sources.

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A Library and Its Community Make a Collective Impact


Today, numerous organizations are familiar with the concept of Collective Impact, a framework to tackle deep-rooted and complex social issues. When organizations partner with other organizations across a community, it has proven to have a more profound and longer-lasting impact on the community. ProLiteracy member, Azusa City Library, has shined in this aspect.  


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Small Program, Big Data: Harnessing the Power of Open Data to Support Your Program
Posted by Jamison Crawford on December 13, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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A small team of scientists has created Open Data Inception, a comprehensive list of over 2,600 Open Data portals and clearinghouses. Chances are, wherever your program is located, there are data through these portals that you can access for needs assessment, baseline community indicators, and grant writing.

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36 Million Reasons Why We Participate in #GIVINGTUESDAY


There are 36 million reasons—one for every adult in the U.S. that cannot read, write, or do math above a third-grade level—to join ProLiteracy this Giving Tuesday. Low literacy is a national crisis that affects each and every one of us in every facet of life, although not everyone realizes this.

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How to Get Started with Blended Learning

Blended learning is the integration of online learning with face-to-face learning. This article will discuss the first steps to getting started with blended learning as well as provide links to resources that will help you improve your use of blended learning, including a free, downloadable guide that more fully explores blended learning for adult basic skills educators and links to free, open education resources for the online component of blended learning.


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