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2021 Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Virtual Conference – June 15 and 16, 2021

The Office of Career Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) under contract with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will be hosting the 2021 Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Virtual Conference on June 15-16, 2021.  Over 1,500 adult educators registered for this FREE premier professional development opportunity in 2020.  Make sure you are a part of it in 2021!

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The Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education project (TSTM) trains teachers to integrate the skills that matter to adult students using approaches that work across critical topics. Using the project's tools and training, adult education teachers can teach the transferable skills students need in these critical contexts.

The 9 skills that matter are:

  • Adaptability & willingness to learn
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Navigating systems
  • Problem solving
  • Processing & analyzing information
  • Respecting differences & diversity
  • Self-awareness

The 5 topic areas are:

  • Civics education
  • Digital literacy
  • Financial literacy
  • Health literacy
  • Workforce preparation

The 3 approaches that work are:

  • Integrated & contextualized learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Project-based learning

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