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Resources for administrators

The ALRC provides support to administrators in all adult education content areas funded by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Refugee and Immigrant Citizenship Initiative (RICI), and Secretary of State (SOS) Illinois State Library/Literacy Office.

ALRC Welcome Packet

Are you a new adult education administrator? New administrators are welcomed with a call or site visit, if desired, to introduce the ALRC and its services along with the ALRC Welcome Packet, a comprehensive packet of reproducible materials on ALRC services for administrators and staff. Call 224-366-8620 or email to receive your ALRC Welcome Packet. The materials in the Packet can also be downloaded below.

Items to support your program’s professional needs

Professional Development Planners
The Illinois Service Center Network has developed these planners to assist staff identify their own professional development needs and determine appropriate activities. Each document includes the four-part planner and the correlated workshops supplement.

ABE/GED ® Professional Development Planner
ESL Professional Development Planner

Overview of Illinois Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs

Essential resources for administrators

At the ICCB website, administrators will find:

The ALRC can assist you in planning and implementing your program’s professional development. We can deliver professional development based on individual, onsite needs identification. See the Menu of Representative Workshops for professional development workshop ideas. Contact Sue Barauski at 224-366-8620 for more information.

Professional organizations to assist you

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
LINCS Literacy Information and Communication system 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)
National Council of State Directors of Adult Education (NCSDAE)
Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages – Bilingual Education (ITBE)
IACEA – the Voice of Adult Education

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