Adult Education

Adult Education

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 6:00am - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 11:00pm

Professional development for Adult Education Teachers & Learning Resources for Adult Education Students.

Adult Education Teachers

ACCES/Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN) at WXXI:

For Teachers & Administrators: The RAEN provides research-based training & assistance to improve the quality of NY State Education Department funded adult education and workforce development programs.

Teachers: Learn More >

Adult Students

Want to Improve:

  • Your English Speaking Skills
  • Your Job Skills and Options
  • Reading and Math Skills
  • Get Your High School Equivalency

STEP 1: Sign-Up to Get Help from a FREE NY State Approved Adult Education Program: Locate FREE Programs by Clicking Your County on the NY State Map

STEP 2: Improve Your Skills:

Watch Programs On WXXI-TV PBS

Schedules For WXXI-TV 21.1 (Cable 11 or Cable 1221)
Choose Monday - Friday 5:00am-6:00am

Use On-Demand Programs and PBS LearningMedia Resources to Supplement Your Class Work

See Program Descriptions

STEP 3: Take the High School Equivalency TASC Test (Replaces GED): Test Taker Information

Free test preparation programs and official Testing Centers are located throughout New York State. There is no fee to take the High School Equivalency TASC test in New York State.

Learn More About: TASC: Test Assessing Secondary Completion (replaces the GED) .

Adult Learning Resource Highlights

PBS LearningMedia NY

PBS LearningMedia NY Video Library: Search videos for help on topics

Adult Education Collections on PBS LearningMedia

Descriptions of Video Series

Workplace Essential Skills: Watch Here

Series Description: For adults who want to get — and keep — good jobs, this adult literacy series may be just the answer. Workplace Essential Skills teaches not just the skills but also the attitudes necessary to succeed at work. Reading, writing, math, communication, and problem solving are presented in workplace contexts. Learners see how to prepare résumés and applications and how to prepare themselves for interviews and for the workplace. Documentary and scripted footage shows what employers look for in new hires and how to fit in and thrive in a new job. This supplementary series for use by classroom, individuals or for integration into an existing program of study.

Crossroads Cafe: Watch Here

Series Description:The series offers programs that teach English to speakers of other languages by depicting the lives of six characters, their backgrounds, challenges and their daily struggles and strategies as ESL/ESOL learners.

TV 411: Watch here:

Series Description: The series provides practical literacy and life skills focusing on parenting, money matters and health. Lively video lessons teach math and writing, reading comprehension, and include motivational interviews with popular personalities and adult learners.

On Common Ground: Watch Here

Series Description: On Common Ground, from the producers of Crossroads Café, addresses key civic and government concepts for EL Civics and citizenship education, emphasizing the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship.

Lifelines: Watch Here

Series Description: Life Lines TV series tracks the lives of families from different backgrounds, allowing learners to share experiences of others who are stuggling with family literacy issues and making progress.

Madison Heights: Watch Here

Series Description: Madison Heights: the series depicts a K-8 School with an after –school program linking dramatic stories that portray families struggling to overcome adversity with courage, dignity and hope.
Dropping Back In Video Series

Dropping Back In: Watch Here

Series Description: Dropping Back In features half-hour programs which introduce people that left school and are now reconnecting to education and training opportunities. The stoies show the issues they face and the people and programs helping them to succeed in continuing their education and furthering their work opportunties.

Adult Literacy Program Partners

Finger Lakes Community College - Adult Basic Education Office
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585)-785-1431 Adult Basic Education Office

Genesee Valley Educational Partnership- BOCES
Office of Adult Educational Services
Information on TASC/Literacy Program & Locations:

For Batavia Classes (585) 344-7704
8250 State Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020

For Mt. Morris Classes: (585) 658-7821
27 Lackawanna Avenue, Mt. Morris, NY 14510

Greece Central School District
Greece Community Education- Adult Literacy
PO Box 300
North Greece, NY 14515

Monroe #1 BOCES Adult Literacy
41 O'Connor Road,
Fairport 14450

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Center for Workforce Development
High School Equivalency/ESL
Rochester Technology Park
160 Wallace Way Building 9
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 349-9100

Rochester City School District
Office of Adult & Career Education Services (OACES)
30 Hart Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) IMPROVE (585-467-7683)

Rush Henrietta School District
Adult Literacy ESOL Program
Good Shepard School
3288 E. Henrietta Rd.
West Henrietta, New York 14467
(585) 359-7918

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES
Office of Technical, Career & Adult and Continuing Education
131 Drumlin Court
Newark, NY 14513
315-332-7317 or toll free at 1-800-527-1765


Adult Basic Education Partners:

Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
1600 South Avenue
Rochester, N.Y. 14620
(585) 473-3030

Literacy Genesee/Orleans
27 Batavia City Center
Batavia, NY 14020
Batavia  Programs       
585-343-0802 (Phone)   
Albion Programs               
585-589-2686 (Phone)

Literacy Volunteers of Livingston County
Leicester Service Center via Core Learning Center
3 Mt. Morris-Leicester Road
Leicester, NY 14481

Literacy Volunteers Ontario - Yates
208 S. Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone Canandaigua: (585) 396-1686 or 1-(888) 546-5862
117 E. Elm Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: Penn Yan: (315) 536-6799

Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County
1 DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165

Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County
12 Canal Street
Lyons, NY 14489