Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL)
The Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) project, funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) of the U.S. Department of Education, was designed to improve the quality of teaching in adult education in the content areas. By focusing on the content area of writing for Adult Basic Education (ABE) students, the TEAL project offers faciliatated online courses and project resources (Fact Sheets and the Just Write Guide).
These materials and strategies for professional development are adaptable to a variety of program environments and instructional levels, are designed to help instructors learn to integrate practices within the content area of writing instruction. TEAL professional development opportunities provide opportunities for instructors to practice new skills, collaborate, and problem solve with peers cohort as they incorporate new ideas into their teaching.