Learner Persistence

Motivating Adult Learners to Persist (TE)

This self-paced online course examines additional principles and strategies addressed in the National Research Council’s report, Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation. This course supports teachers' understanding of strategies that motivate adult learners to persist including using and inspiring learners’ interests, building learners’ self-efficacy, using incentives and motivation, providing choice and autonomy, and using digital media to promote persistence.

Supporting ESL Learner Persistence (ELL-U)

This study circle is a follow-up to the Supporting ESL Learner Persistence training event that ends with practitioners self-assessing their program’s persistence practices. Building from this, participants will identify one to two promising persistence strategies to explore over the course of three months. Participants will be guided in drafting a plan, observing changes, analyzing contributing factors, and drawing conclusions about the strategies and their next steps. In addition, participants will read and discuss articles relevant to English as a second language persistence.