Thursday, 24 of April of 2014

Jackie Taylor

Jackie TaylorJackie Taylor, Technology Coordinator, National Coalition for Literacy (NCL)

Jackie is the moderator of the NCL Advocacy Clearinghouse and Toolkit Blog and can be reached by email at jackie@jataylor.net

Biography

Jackie Taylor is a Professional Development Specialist with experience designing, coordinating, facilitating, and evaluating online and face-to-face staff development to support practitioner-driven professional learning. Previously with the UT Center for Literacy Studies (2001-2007), she now contracts with clients at the state and national level.

As NCL Technology Coordinator, Jackie manages technology aspects of the NCL’s Dollar General supported projects; co-facilitates the NCL Dollar General Presentation Series designed to support adult literacy advocates; and provides technical assistance to adult literacy organizations that are building their advocacy programs. In 2009, Jackie led the development of the NCL Advocacy Clearinghouse and Toolkit, created in collaboration with Zhost Internet Solutions and an NCL Review Team.

Jackie moderates the Adult Literacy Professional Development Discussion List, sponsored by the National Institute for Literacy with the Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers. Ms. Taylor began moderating the List at its inception in 2003, then with approximately 70 subscribers, and continues to support the List with 1,400 subscribed in 2011.

She has been the professional development editor for ProLiteracy, managing development of self-paced and online facilitated courses, and led the development of ProLiteracy’s Literacy for Social Change Training Project in collaboration with a ProLiteracy team. Prior to her career in staff development, she taught GED for Bledsoe County Adult Education and was an environmental educator with Tennessee State Parks.

Jackie is the advocacy chair for NCL, incoming president-elect for the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE), and advocacy co-chair for the Tennessee Association of Adult and Community Education (TAACE). In her role with TAACE, she organized and coordinates a statewide grassroots advocacy network, advocating for adult education at the federal level. She is pursuing her doctorate in collaborative learning at the University of Tennessee.

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