Better Together is an upcoming series of regional educational and networking meetings to establish or strengthen relationships and partnerships between libraries, adult education, and workforce organizations to deliver digital literacy programming. Meetings will be held in three locations around Minnesota in the spring of 2016. These are free events!
- Metro Area meeting to be held at the Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B in Roseville on April 29.
- South Area meeting to be held in Mankato at the Country Inn and Suites on May 9.
- North Area meeting to be held in Grand Rapids at the Saw Mill Inn on May 16.
With the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), there are new opportunities for libraries, adult education and workforce organizations to work together to improve adult literacy and workforce outcomes for Minnesotans.
Adult education organizations will be invited to apply for grants of up to $5000 for projects that jumpstart a collaborative relationship that includes libraries and workforce organizations. By leveraging the unique affordances of each organization, we hope to strengthen community well-being. Proposed projects should involve all three organizations in activities that offer creative solutions to local needs.
Registration is now open! Click here for the Registration Form.
9:30-10:00 Coffee & Networking
10:00-11:00 Laying a Foundation: Create common understanding of what each organization does, resources available, and context for digital literacy work.
11:00-11:30 Team meeting time and break
11:30-12:30 Panel presentation: Building Structures
1:15-2:30 Concurrent Resource Presentations - Electronic Library for Minnesota; Digital Literacy; KeyTrain
2:30-3:30 Project Planning
3:30-4:00 Wrap-up and Next Steps