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PAACE’s vision is to become the voice for working professionals in the field of adult education in Pennsylvania.

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PAACE is requesting proposals from adult educators and leaders to deliver a 75 minute presentation to participants.

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Dear PAACE Member,

We are faculty members at Drexel University and Loyola University Maryland, respectively. We intend to convene a free forum presented in both face-to-face and online formats, probably in Washington, DC, that includes practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders who work with adult learners to address the topic of “Civic Literacy and Adult Learning in the US.”
We believe that ensuring a civically-literate population is critical to the effective functioning of the US as a democracy. Further, there is a need to support the development of civic literacy of our adult population through professional development for individuals and organizations serving this population. We hope to offer several sessions in this forum starting in 2018.
To help us plan this forum, we are soliciting feedback from individuals and organizations who are committed to adult education by asking them to respond to a set of survey questions. We believe your experiences and perspectives as an adult educator would greatly contribute to this effort. The survey should not take more than a few minutes of your time. In closing, we value your perspective and would sincerely appreciate your input and guidance as we hope to meet the authentic needs of our citizens.
Please respond to the survey by Wednesday, October 11th to ensure that your responses are included in our planning.
Bruce Levine, J.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Drexel University
Leah Katherine Saal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Loyola University Maryland
Vera J. Lee, Ed.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Drexel University

Some 55,000+ Adult Education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic and social mobility. If you are an adult educator, stand with us in this national campaign to help policy makers understand the value we bring to students, workers, and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth. If we educate, then we elevate.

Campaign components include:

  • A national survey of adult educators to understand what they need in their state and local landscapes for advocacy and outreach
  • Outreach Campaign Toolkits for organizations to tailor and use for advocacy efforts
  • Educational webinars and coaching with national marketing and communications experts to leverage the Campaign Toolkit for your advocacy efforts
  • An expansive website to collectively share adult learner and employer success stories, testimonials and the innovations taking place across the country in Adult Education
  • A campaign video to use on your state and local websites to educate target audiences about our national efforts.
  • Campaign Community of Practice for peer-to-peer learning
  • Regular eblasts on campaign progress and highlights from across the country in adult education innovations and successes
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