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ProLiteracy Learning Upgrade Challenge

Rewards for top providers, instructors, and learners

Education providers, instructors, and learners can join the ProLiteracy Learning Upgrade Challenge to compete for rewards based on activity during each challenge trimester.

The Challenge follows three 4-month long trimesters to match adult education calendars. During each cycle, new providers can sign up for the ProLiteracy Challenge and receive instructor training to get started. Instructors onboard adult learners into the smartphone app, and then learners work on lessons that meet their individual needs. Instructors track learner progress to monitor and motivate learners. Providers celebrate learner success, and the Challenge rewards the top providers, instructors, and learners each cycle.

After feedback is gathered to improve best practices, the Challenge cycle starts again with a new trimester. The 2021 cycle beings on January 1, 2021. Followed by May 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021. To join the challenge, fill out the form on the bottom of this page.

ProLiteracy Challenge Audience

Any adult literacy or adult education provider can participate in the ProLiteracy Challenge. Providers who have never used or piloted Learning Upgrade will be provided pilot licenses for the 4-month period. Providers who have purchased Learning Upgrade licenses can join the challenge too!

Award Categories

Each cycle the ProLiteracy Challenge will award prizes to the top program and top instructor based on the percentage of learners who have completed the most hours. The top learner prizes will be awarded for most hours, lessons, and certificates completed. There will also be a prize for the best personal impact story related to Learning Upgrade. The prize categories are:

  • Top program (1 winner)
  • Top instructor (1 winner)
  • Learner(s) who completed the most … (up-to 3 winners)
    • Hours
    • Lessons
    • Certificates
  • The best personal impact story related to Learning Upgrade (1 winner)

The top personal impact story will be chosen by a ProLiteracy committee. Personal impact stories will be judged based on how Learning Upgrade has helped, affected, or changed the learning process of the user. Personal impact stories may include supporting images and videos, although not mandatory.

Submit your personal impact story


Top Program and Top Instructor can choose from one of the following prize options:

  • Learning Upgrade Licenses – up to 100 student licenses, a $5000 value provided by Learning Upgrade
  • $200 New Readers Press Gift Card

Top Student for each of the 3 categories can choose one the following prize options:

  • A $200 Visa gift card

Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for ProLiteracy to use Winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Learning Upgrade App

Learning Upgrade is an app proven to teach English, High School Equivalency, math, and basic skills faster than traditional methods. Learning Upgrade is also the grand prize winner of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE.

ProLiteracy Learning Upgrade Challenge – Introductory Webinar

How To – Download Learning Upgrade and Get Started

How To – Set up an Email account with Google

Frequently Asked Questions

Learning Upgrade Challenge- FAQ

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