The Project GREAT (Getting Results Educating Adults in Texas) Adult Education and Family Literacy Regional Centers of Excellence are Texas LEARNS' answer to the professional development needs of Adult Education and Family Literacy practitioners in Texas.
Eight (8) Project GREAT Centers are funded as federal State Leadership activities by the Texas Education Agency and Texas LEARNS, one in each of eight service regions in the state.
The Coastal Region GREAT Center provides many types of training:
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- General Education Development (GED)
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Literacy and basic skills
- Workforce literacy
- Learning disabilities
- Cross-cultural communication
- All state training needs as identified by Texas LEARNS
The goals of the Coastal Region GREAT Center are to:
The Coastal Region GREAT Center serves regional Adult Education Co-op Affiliates, Adult Education for TANF Recipients Programs, Corrections Education Programs, EL Civics Programs, Even Start Programs, Faith-Based Literacy Programs, Literacy Texas -ProLiteracy America Affiliates, Local Literacy Councils, and many other Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs.
You can read more in this article, "Project GREAT to Provide PD for Texas," by Frederico Salas, Assistant Director, Texas LEARNS, via this link: Literacy Links, Vol. 8 No. 1, December 2003.
The purpose of the Coastal GREAT Center of Excellence is to carry out coordination activities for regional training for Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs in collaboration with Texas LEARNS, TEA, local Adult Education Directors, TCALL, the Texas Family Literacy Resource Center, the Texas Adult Education Credential Project, and the Texas Workforce Collaboration with the goal of meeting the local professional development needs of Adult Educator and Family Literacy providers while driven by national initiatives.