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Classroom Resources

We support members of the Mayor's Coalition for Literacy through sharing relevant, effective classroom resources proven to help adult learners become more literate and prepared for the workforce and the future.

If you or someone from your organization has any questions regarding classroom resources, please email resources@houliteracy.org.


Educational Resources

  • MyGED is an online portal that serves as the central hub for all 2014 GED student resources. Students can sign up for free, find preparation tools, schedule their GED® test, check their scores, receive personalized study recommendations to improve their scores, and get support for college and career transitions. Also in MyGED™, your students can take "GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test," which will tell them if they're ready to pass the real thing.

  • Mango Languages is an interactive computer software programs that teaches learners a foreign language at their own pace and in a fun way. This program is available for free with a valid Houston Public Library card.

  • TV411 is a rich source of multimedia teaching materials that combine streaming videos with related interactive web lessons on reading, writing, math, science, and financial literacy.

Professional Development Resources

  • Coastal Region GREAT Center - The Coastal Region GREAT Center provides training for, but not limited to, Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED) English as Second Language (ESL), literacy and basic skills, workforce literacy, learning disabilities, cross-cultural communication, and all statewide training needs as identified by Texas LEARNS.

  • Literacy Texas is the statewide literacy coalition for Texas, connecting and equipping literacy programs through resources, training, networking and advocacy.

 Program Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's mission is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.

  • Texas LEARNS, under agreement with Texas Education Agency and housed in the Harris County Department of Education, provides nondiscretionary grant management functions, program assistance and other statewide support services to Texas Adult Education and Family Literacy Providers.

  • TCALL is a Center of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University, housed in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development. It's mission is to provide a centralized resource for collaborative networking, knowledge, and service for those meeting the literacy needs of adult learners and their families.

 

 

Did You Know?

In addition to providing member organizations with classroom resources, HCL also offers best literacy practices in three demonstration learning centers, located in areas of Houston where the need is greatest. Visit one of our demonstration centers to learn various aspects of running an adult literacy center including, curriculum resources, data entry, center management, and much more.

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Our Vision

HCL strives to create a literate, prepared workforce by building high capacity, effective and top performing literacy agencies and programs throughout the greater Houston area. This work is done through best practice and resource distribution, advocacy, and volunteer training and placement.