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Digital Learning Day | November 30, 2024

Digital Learning Day celebrates and promotes the integration of digital technology in Adult Education. Participants have the opportunity to explore a wide range of digital resources, software, and platforms, each tailored to enhance and support various aspects of learning. Digital Learning Day sessions are a celebration of the ongoing commitment to advancing education through technology, promoting digital literacy, and ensuring that learners of all ages have access to the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in today's digital world.


ProLiteracy: Online Workforce Tools and Courses for Adult Ed Students

Presenter: Lauren Osowski, Sr. Project Manager, ProLiteracy

Audience: School Counselors, Career Navigators, Teachers

Time: 9 - 10 AM

ProLiteracy offers a number of free online career assessments, courses, and resources for adult education students. These materials were created for adult learners with appropriate literacy levels and interests in mind. During this session, participants will learn about the valuable tools and explore how to use them with their students. This workshop is useful for counselors, instructors, tutors, and support staff members who want to help students learn valuable workforce skills and navigate career pathway exploration.


Introduction to Canva: 10 Teacher Time-Saving Tips

Presenter: MaryKate Haverly, Specialist, Digital ATDN

Audience: Administrators, Program Facilitators, Teachers

Time: 10:15 - 11:15 AM

Are you an educator looking to save valuable time while creating engaging and visually appealing educational materials? Join us for an exciting professional development session tailored for educators who are new to Canva, the user-friendly design tool that can transform your teaching experience. In this session, we'll share 10 time-saving tips and tricks that will revolutionize the way you create presentations, worksheets, and learning materials for your adult learners. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching toolkit and make your educational content stand out!


AI-Powered Teaching: What Teachers Need to Know in the Age of AI

Presenter: Rachel Riggs, Technical Advisor, World Education

Audience: Administrators, Program Facilitators, Teachers

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for an exciting kick-off to the Knowledge Bytes - AI-Powered Teaching series. In this kick-off session, Rachel Riggs of World Education will share insights and considerations to set adult educators on a path to thoughtfully use AI for teaching and learning with adults. In the follow-up Knowledge Bytes, Digital ATDN will provide a demo of various AI-enabled tools that have the potential to support your practice. Bring your thoughts and questions for a lively Q&A!


Digital as a Second Language: Engaging English Learners in Skill Development and Inclusivity

Presenter: Leecy Wise, Educational Consultant & Trainer, Reconnection Company

Audience: ESL Teachers

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM

This one-hour dialogue will provide fun incentives for adult students and teachers to integrate technology into English-language learning and instruction. In this session, participants will experience digital tools and resources that will engage language learners of all levels in developing three language-related skill areas. Also discussed will be strategies for effectively using digital resources to appeal to learners in equitable, differentiated, and culturally sensitive ways.


Empowering Adult Learners: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Impact

Presenter: Briana Patriarca, Specialist, Digital ATDN

Audience: ALL Teachers

Time: 2:45 - 3:45 PM

In today's digital age, being a responsible and informed digital citizen is essential for everyone, including adult learners. This training is designed to equip adult educators with the knowledge, strategies, and resources needed to effectively teach digital citizenship to their adult students. Participants will explore best practices and real-world examples to engage and empower adult learners in the digital realm.


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