Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services
Missouri AEL Program Recognized
The Missouri AEL Program was one of the fifteen states selected to participate in the National Career Awareness Project. This is a national initiative with the goal to increase and improve adult learners' career awareness and planning throughout all AEL levels by helping teachers
incorporate career awareness and planning into their instruction and counseling activities.
Four local Missouri AEL programs were selected to participate in this effort: Jefferson College, Crowder College, Nevada and St. Louis. Missouri will participate in the first round of projects which begins in January and ends in June 2011.
Changing the Way We Teach Math in Adult Education
The December “Show-Me Literacy” newsletter has been posted. The teachers’ December issue focuses on strategies to teach math by empowering students to take charge of their own learning. The directors’ edition looks at the emotions associated with math among adult students and strategies for addressing students’ math anxiety.
Adult Educators Learning to Prepare Students for Writing Essays
Through the Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) project, some of Missouri’s top adult education and literacy teachers are piloting strategies to help their students become better writers. The strategies will improve students’ written performance on GED tests and assist with day-to-day writing skills.
MO State Rehabilitation Council Annual Report Available
The 2012 Missouri State Rehabilitation Council Annual Report is now available online. The report highlights Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation's services for individuals with disabilities for fiscal year 2012.
Public Hearings Scheduled for Vocational Rehabilitation
Five public hearings on vocational rehabilitation services have been scheduled in February and March.