What is PBS
LiteracyLink is a public broadcasting initiative
that links underserved and hard-to-reach
adults and their teachers to exciting new
learning tools. LiteracyLink's mission is
to provide quality adult basic education
that is exciting, relevant, accessible and
flexible. LiteracyLink also provides just-in-time,
convenient and cost-effective staff development
for adult literacy educators. LiteracyLink
accomplishes these goals by using public
television and the Internet to reach learners
and teachers whenever they are.
Workplace Essential Skills
Essential Skills is a comprehensive
instruction tool for the millions of adults
who need to improve their workplace skills.
The system is ideal for adult
learning and GED prep centers, one-stop
skill centers, workforce development programs,
continuing education, and business/labor
centers. It features videos, workbooks,
and web-based activities that introduce
adult learners to the basic competencies
necessary for taking the new GED exams and
for succeeding in the workplace.
The series is practical in
its approach: It teaches reading, writing,
communication, and math skills in the context
of how they are applied on the job. It also
features strategies like teamwork and problem
solving and application such as reading
charts, estimating, and measuring.
more information about the Workplace
Essential Skills local broadcast schedule,
ordering materials, and local partners.
Connection is a dynamic multimedia instructional
package that prepares learners for the new
GED exam and for the world beyond. It creatively
combines video, workbooks and the Internet.
The series uses and engaging documentary-style
approach to instruction, with many real-life
examples of how people use the skills and
knowledge tested on the GED at work and
in their homes and communities. GED Connection
combines interviews with experts, learners,
poets and scientists with documentary footage
and informational graphics. The series is
informative and exciting, even for curious,
more information about the GED Connection
local broadcast schedule, ordering materials,
and local partners.
Adult Literacy Educator:
Other Services available for you from PBS
A web-based staff development package
designed specifically for adult education
ESL teachers and programs.
Supplemental Web-based instruction for
intermediate adult ESL learners.