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GEDTS Tuesday for Teachers: Have You Talked about “Zero” Lately?


GED Testing Services offers the Tuesdays for Teachers series as a free professional development offering. Here's their description of the upcoming March session: We often “talk about nothing, or zero” in day-to-day conversations. A conversation about the “zero” in RLA is certainly “nothing” and has become a serious concern for many educators and their students. […]

VALRC: Contextualized Phonics Instruction


This webinar will present strategies for contextualizing phonics instruction in the ESOL beginning literacy or multilevel classroom as well as during one-on-one tutoring sessions. We will discuss strategies for contextualizing phonics instruction and walk through the steps of implementing this strategy in different ESOL instructional settings. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of […]

VALRC Spring Math Webinar Series – Session 1


The first session will cover the math interest survey responses, including a discussion of the strategies and topics and math instructors want to learn about most. We will also explore how The Change Agent, an adult learner publication, can be used for contextualized math instruction. The content focus for webinars 2 and 3 will be […]

Event Series ProLiteracy Teacher Training Plus

ProLiteracy: Where Do I Start? Planning the First Month of Lessons with a Low-level ELL Student


For a new tutor or teacher, getting started with a low-level English language learners can seem overwhelming. They may worry about the first few weeks of lessons when the students speak almost no English. In this webinar, learn what your very first lesson should look like and how to build from there to make your […]

VALRC: Reading, Writing, and Relevance: Teaching with Adult Learners’ Published Writing

In this webinar, find out how to access SPOTLIGHT, Virginia’s annual publication for writing by adult learners, and The Change Agent adult education magazine for social justice. Gain ideas for using writing by adult learners to teach reading and language skills at multiple levels, as models to guide learners through the writing process, to combat learners’ writing anxieties, […]

LINCS AEFLA Week Virtual Celebration

Description: Join us to celebrate Adult and Family Literacy Week by sharing your student success stories and positive changes in your program from the past year.

VALRC: Digital Literacy for Multilingual Learners Webinar Series, Session 1: Introduction and Integration of the Digital Access and Resilience in Texas (DART) Curriculum


Have you struggled to find free resources to teach basic computer skills to multilingual learners? Are you overwhelmed by the idea of pulling together a variety of activities from different sources into a cohesive curriculum for learners who are new to using technology? This webinar is designed to demonstrate an overview, as well as tips […]

Event Series ProLiteracy Teacher Training Plus

ProLiteracy: What’s So Smart About SMART Goals? Using Them to Energize Students and Increase Retention


Integrating SMART goals into class increases student satisfaction and involvement. Students that work toward SMART goals also have better attendance. Learn what SMART goals are, how to set them, and how to use them in class. SMART goals can be applied to any learning environment to make them more relevant and engaging for students. Register […]

VALRC: Teaching Writing: Evidence-based Practices and Strategy Instruction

What does the research say about effective instruction that helps learners improve the quality of their writing? How can teachers can leverage strategy-based instruction to support learners in developing as writers? This webinar will review 11 evidence-based instructional practices and explore specific strategies that learners and teachers can use. Register here.

Quality Teaching Online Overview Webinar

This webinar will cover best practices for designing coherent and effective online courses. Additionally, we will focus on student engagement, building community, and applying Universal Design for Learning and accessibility standards to selecting and implementing instructional materials. Participants will learn to: apply Universal Design for Learning and accessibility standards to instructional materials; apply community building […]

LINCS: Introducing the LINCS Universal Design for Learning Modules

Description: Join us to learn about the new LINCS UDL modules focused on practices and strategies for supporting adults with learning challenges. We’ll also share resources and ideas for programs to create opportunities for learners to disclose their challenges during the intake and assessment processes. Please bring your questions, challenges, and ideas!