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VALRC: IET & IELCE PLC Fall 2022 Session 2


The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center is facilitating a Professional Learning Community (PLC) on Integrated Education and Training (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) for practitioners who are currently implementing or planning to implement IET programming, including IELCE and PluggedInVA. This session will focus on supporting learners into and through an IET.  

ILA: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Scaffold Writing Instruction

Third in a series sponsored by the International Literacy Association and Wizards of the West Coast, this webinar explores how role-playing gaming can build students' writing and language skills. Teachers will "not only learn how D&D can be a powerful motivator for student writing but also leave with practical ideas for incorporating the fantasy world […]

Southeastern TESOL

Richmond, VA

This conference will take place in Richmond, Virginia (in-person), and the focus of the conference is creating equity - multilingual and multicultural learners in educational settings. Visit this website to learn more! Register Here

Switchboard: Supporting Afghan Newcomers with Professional Backgrounds: Barriers, Opportunities, & Resources

This webinar will discuss specific barriers and opportunities facing Afghans with professional backgrounds as they seek meaningful career pathways and employment. It will share information on available programs and resources to support this population, including an exciting technical assistance opportunity through Switchboard and Jobversity. Participants will have the opportunity to explore case studies and participate in a […]

EdTech Center: EdTech Strategy Sessions


Each EdTech Strategy Session includes two lightning talks, time for Q & A, and a thirty minute breakout session with the speaker of your choice! Virtual Reality for Workplace Readiness with Erin Vobornik : Erin is going to share how Virtual Reality (VR) could be used in adult education and how it can be implemented in […]

VALRC: Data Office Hours


Data Office Hours is an hour long, ongoing monthly meeting for anyone involved in adult ed data collection and reporting. This session provides support for policy and practice related to NRS data collection.    

LINCS: Lessons from an ESOL Literature Circle: Flash fiction, four skills and fun


Literature Circles can be a powerful instructional approach to teach language to intermediate and advanced English Learners. This event provides an introduction to Literature Circles featuring testimonials of high-intermediate and advanced English learners and practical suggestions for how to start a Literature Circle, how to find appropriate texts, and how to support student roles. Margaret […]

VALRC: Teaching Writing: Strategies for Organizing & More


This webinar explores how teachers can leverage strategy-based instruction to support learners in organizing their writing and developing their skills as writers. The Teaching Writing series is targeted at ABE/ASE English language arts instructors, but anyone who teaches writing is welcome to participate.

Switchboard: Assisting Newcomers with the U.S. Health Care System


This training will review U.S. health care coverage options and health-related benefits, including the initial domestic medical screening available to newcomers. This foundational systems knowledge will help providers support newcomers in accessing health care services that align with their strengths and needs. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel composed […]

VALRC: Cultural Competence in Adult Education Webinar


This webinar will be an introduction to and overview of cultural competence in the adult education classroom. The goals of the webinar are to provide a framework for cultural competence that can impact the adult education classroom, discuss strategies for developing and self-assessing cultural competence, and present strategies for incorporating cultural competence into adult education […]

Career Pathways Summit: Research, Practice, and Partners

VCU Student Commons 907 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA

Join us on Tuesday, November 1 from 9a to 12p at the VCU Student Commons for a research keynote presentation and respondent panel discussion on new research on workforce development and adult career pathways. Where are they now? Are adult learners advancing in their careers? Is their earning power growing? What do the 10-year trends tell us about […]