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 Professional Development


May 13th-Thinking it Through: Using the DFA process to improve reading comprehension with Linda Wolfson

Decisions For Action (DFA), a cognitive skills program, helps students learn a process for interpreting text by asking questions of increasing difficulty. The framework for questions parallels the four levels of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. Examples of fiction and non-fiction texts will be used to demonstrate the five point process.

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May 23rd-  So We Got Fresh: New Ideas Generated from Practitioner Input at the COABE 'Adult Education Outside the Box...' workshop" with Mike Vail and Scott Bostwick

"So We Got Fresh: New Ideas Generated from Practitioner Input at the COABE Adult Education Outside the Box' webinar, the follow-up to Scott Bostwick & Mike Vail's COABE/PAACE workshop entitled "Adult Education Outside the Box & Beyond the Clocks: Let's Get Fresh", will share the ideas attendees came up with in the areas of Advocacy, Funding, Staffing, Innovation, Information Technology, Service Delivery & Design. Mike and Scott will discuss how the workshop went, share the input from both direct service and administrative attendee perspectives, shifting landscapes, emerging opportunities, and potential obstacles to those opportunities.

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May 28th-  What Works in State Advocacy Campaigns with Art Ellison

During the webinar we will examine successful state level advocacy campaigns for adult education and identify the most successful strategies that can be applied in any state.

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PCN Interview:  Adult Literacy Funding with Donald Block

Donald Block, Executive Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy  Council,  wants Pennsylvanians to know that there’s more to literacy than  reading and writing.  According to the 2010 census,  710,000 adults in  the state didn’t have a high school diploma.  Mr. Block and his colleagues  say a state funding trend over the last five years shows a fifty percent cut for  literacy.  Watch Don's PCN Interview here. 


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Four Good Reasons to become a PAACE Member


Every year, we stage a three-day annual conference for sharing latest developments in the field of adult education and networking with fellow adult educators. Members get discounted admission!


Be informed about major issues at the state and federal level impacting your program. Learn to educate your state and federal legislators on the importance of adult and family literacy.


Learn about PAACE's five divisions, reflective of our members main areas of interests.


Enjoy multiple resources to enhance your professional life. PAACE maintains a ListServ, providing updated information on PA literacy issues.



We provide leadership for adult and literacy education; promote the professionalization of the field through professional development; inform policy makers on behalf of membership and apprise all members of policy development.