The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) recently announced the selection of 12 states to participate in the Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Initiative to improve the quality of teaching in adult education.
Chosen via a competitive process were:
- New York
- Rhode Island
TEAL aims to improve instruction by helping adult educators implement quality practices such as diagnostic assessment, formative assessment, differentiated instruction, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Response to Intervention (RTI). The project will field-test professional development materials and provide intensive training as well as ongoing technical assistance to teachers. TEAL runs through September 2012 and is supported with national leadership activity funds under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA).