~Newport-Mesa USD Adult School ~
A dynamic community of learners and leaders!
Our Blog as an ePLC
We conceived the idea of an e-PLC for our adult school in October, 2007, after attending Rick DuFour’s Professional Learning Community Conference in Anaheim. Inspired by the PLC principles (supportive and shared leadership, collective creativity, shared values and vision, supportive conditions, shared personal practice), we work to bring these principles to practice…at Newport-Mesa Adult School and beyond.
Adult Education Matters provides posts on the unique issues that matter most to adult educators. Posts include practical ideas, with the research to contextualize them and the resources to implement them. Our e-PLC is an open-dialogue format so that we can share ideas, offer tips, and ask questions in order to improve all learning.
We share to impart, impact, improve and empower.
- provide the WHY… current research on the matters of adult education
- offer the HOW…useful ways to put the research into practice in the field
- give the WITH WHAT…digital tools and revisable docs
- build the WITH WHOM … a professional learning community
Martha Rankin is an administrator, teacher, and perpetual learner at Newport-Mesa Adult School. She is thrilled and humbled to be a part of such a creative and committed learning community.
Martha sees education as “the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” Paulo Freire
With collective creativity and shared leadership, Martha deeply believes that we can transform ourselves, our schools, and our world.
Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. Paulo Freire
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats
Our mission is to provide lifelong educational opportunities and services which address the unique needs of individuals and communities by providing learners with the knowledge and 21st century skills necessary to participate effectively as citizens, workers, parents and family members, and be contributing members of the local and global community.