Lake Technical College
Adult Education & Family Literacy Week
This week in Adult Education, students took full advantage of Literacy Week through activities linking literacy to math, voting, and workforce skills.
On Monday, math literacy was explored using an interactive New York Times based lesson with a variety of graphs and visuals. Students had to use the limited information given for each graph to determine what the data represented, what a good title would be, and how the data could be used in the real world. Even Mrs. Avelli and Ms. Roberts had to assess a scatterplot graph…we saw lots of faces and images, but that was not the directive!
On Tuesday, students watched engaging videos on the various personality traits that are useful in the workforce. Using the career and personality trait quiz on Gladeo.com, students gained better insight about themselves and the careers they might want to explore.
On Wednesday, Tina, a representative from the Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office (Voter Registration) involved students in a Zoom to give an overview of the voting process and importance of our rights and responsibilities to vote. Tina gave an emotional and informational packed presentation of the ins and outs of voting here in Lake County. She even invited students to a tour of the facility directed by Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hayes. Student will furthered their knowledge of voting rights, responsibilities, and privileges in the “History of voting’ activity.
Wrapping up the week on Thursday, students engaged in a history of voting activity where each was given a description/literacy level/status. Based on these new identities, each had to determine when/when not over history they were given the right to vote or denied the right to vote per the statute/law/amendment of the times. Students learned a lot about voting rights and privileges and are now working to further explore our country’s Constitution, Bill of Rights, and branches of governments over the next few weeks.