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VALRC: The Change Agent for English Language Instruction

March 2, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Change Agent is a magazine for adult educators and learners that features relevant, engaging articles — most of them written by adult learners. In this webinar, Cynthia Peters, longtime educator and editor of The Change Agent, will introduce Virginia instructors to this standards-aligned resource and how it can be used to teach English language learners. She will demonstrate how Virginia teachers can make use of their free access to The Change Agent and include practical, time-saving teaching ideas and tips.

The Change Agent features writings by adult learners and aims to inspire adult educators and learners to make civic participation and social justice part of their teaching and learning. Each issue explores a different topic through student writing, news articles, opinion pieces, classroom activities, poems, graphics, and cartoons. The Change Agent website includes many additional resources, including audio versions of articles, leveled texts, links between specific Change Agent articles and the College and Career Readiness Standards, and extra resources for each issue.

This webinar focuses on English language acquisition and civics instruction, but all Virginia adult educators are welcome to attend. A session focused on using The Change Agent with ABE and HSE learners will be offered on March 1, 2023. If you have questions about accessing The Change Agent (for free) as a Virginia adult educator, please contact Hillary Major, hmajor@vcu.edu, at VALRC.



March 2, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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