What is Adult Literacy Week?

 

Arizona Adult Literacy Week is an annual, statewide event celebrating adult literacy and lifelong learning in Arizona communities. 

The purpose of Adult Literacy Week is to increase awareness of the importance of adult literacy and its bottom-line impact on Arizona’s quality of life and economic recovery through creating an educated citizenry. 

Adult learners from all over Arizona are invited to submit their “Digital Literacy, Integrating Technology In The Adult Education Classroom” media based and digital entries from 6 different categories.  Contest entries are due by January 31, 2015.  Entries will be reviewed by an expert Panel of Judges on the week of February 9, 2015.  Awards will be announced on February 17, 2015.  The Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday Morning (10:00 AM - Noon), February 24, 2015, at the Rio Salado College Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona. 
Those who can not attend in person can watch the online live stream broadcast of the Award Ceremony event. This award viewing event will showcase contest projects on the "Big Screen".  Social media will play an integral role in 2015 AALW. The ceremony will also be a Twitter Chat live event. Adult learners will have the opportunity to discuss and participate in the event through Twitter.  Check out the 2015 AALW social media sites to keep up to date on the latest information.
Both contest project entries and submissions are online. Should you not have access to a computer, you may enter online from home, visit your local library or ask your instructor for assistance.
For more information, contact:            Joe Stubblefield
                                                          Joe.Stubblefield@azed.gov
                                                                    (602) 364-2674