Welcome to the Jefferson Adult Education Teachers’ Blog.  It is designed to be an online Professional Learning Community  where teachers can stay informed regarding what is happening at school,  share their ideas, access resources, find out what is new in adult education and more. 

Because of the nature of adult education, teachers who work at different sites rarely have the opportunity to see each other and exchange ideas. This blog provides a central location where teachers are able to stay abreast of what is happening at our school. 

I was inspired to put together this blog after attending a CATESOL workshop led by Martha Rankin. She defines the  principles of a Professional Learning Community  as supportive and shared leadership, collective creativity, shared values and vision, supportive conditions, shared personal practice… PLC a new buzzword in education. The basic concept is that all of us are part of a community of professionals, not only within our own schools but within the larger adult education community.  Through this community there is the opportunity to learn, share and grow as professionals.

In our previous  WASC action plan,  one of the areas of growth was the need to increase communication among teachers.  This blog is a way to fulfill this part of the WASC action plan.

This blog was inspired by Martha Rankin, assistant principal at Newport-Mesa Adult School. Francisca attended her workshops at both CATESOL and CCAE. To see her blog: http://adultedmatters.wordpress.com/

The picture at the top of the page was taken by Francisca’s son, Keith.  It was taken at Mori Point in Pacifica, CA.

2 Responses to “About This Blog”


  1. Beautiful picture. Please pass along my words of praise to your son, Keith!

    Martha

  2. drumney Says:

    I think this blog is very attractive, and has potential to improve communication among us. I’m waiting to see what others have to say!

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