There are three ways to give during our end of year Crowd-a-Thon

Video Sharing Challenge

For the 4th year in a row, YouTube was rated the Top Tool for Learning. Still, locating quality videos can be challenging. Help us organize a video library by sharing an effective YouTube video you use with learners! Watch to learn how!

ESL Skill Directory

Our #1 request from educators has been to create an ESL Skill Directory. Like all our directories, we want resources we know are being used by adult educators. Help us by recommending a great ESL resource!

End-of-Year Donation Drive

We have big goals for 2020, including expanding teacher trainings, developing more shareable resources and testing and updating SkillBlox. Support us to help expand free learning options to learners & instructors.

Dear Friend of CrowdED Learning,

2019 was a breakthrough year for us. We provided training to nearly 1,000 educators nationwide. We made over 10,000 free learning resources more readily usable by sharing open access standards alignments with educators. We laid the foundation to expand use of these resources through the creation of open professional development courses designed to help educators effectively integrate these resources into their instruction.

Behind the scenes, we also were involved in a pair of initiatives—SkillRise and Digital US—aimed at helping employers and workforce training providers ensure the skills gap does not widen for our nation's most vulnerable workers as we ALL grapple with technology's impact on the future of work.

Through these efforts, we've made a name for ourselves within adult education and beyond...and our plans for 2020 are bigger and bolder! Goals for the coming year include ramping up:

  • SKILLBLOX | With the release of SkillBlox BETA this month (finally!), we will be engaging with pilot sites to get instructor and learner feedback about what is needed to make this a revolutionary tool for expanding access to anytime, anywhere, FREE learning!
  • DIGITAL SKILLS | The skills needed for "the future of work" are needed RIGHT NOW by all Americans. Along with our work as a proud partner of Digital US, we will be working to rework and expand our Digital Skills Library to provide easy-to-use directories of resources, tailored to the wide-ranging ways digital skills training is provided to adult learners.
  • TECH TOOLS TRAINING | As digital as we may be, we firmly believe HUMANS are the critical component to expanding learning access to all. As part of our mission to leverage the collective expertise of the crowd, we will spend 2020 building out our tech tools training system to provide application-based training to educators that teaches how to effectively use tech tools while generating quality, OER made available to all :)

We are ready to grow—our offerings, our impact and, most importantly, our organization! What started out as a passion project is slowly turning into a movement, but our ability to reach more instructors and learners requires your help! That's why we are giving you three ways to show your love between now and the end of the year and help us expand our mission of putting quality, free resources into the hands of adult education instructors and learners!

Thank you for all the love you've shown in 2019...I cannot wait for what the coming year holds in store! And, as always, thank you for all you do to help us empower our nation's adult learners through education. Together, I know we will do amazing things.

Yours, in learning,


CrowdED Learning is organized as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Illinois and operates exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.