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LINCS: Project-Based Learning in ABE and ESL Classes


Projects that integrate technology are a powerful way to give ABE and English learners real-world work preparation. Students can build their knowledge of many topics while developing oral and written […]

VALRC: Teaching Writing: Beyond the Blank Page or Screen


This webinar reviews foundational, evidence-based practices for writing instruction and focuses on practical strategies that encourage learners to produce more writing.  Register here or using the link below. The Teaching Writing series is targeted at ABE/ASE English language arts instructors, but anyone who teaches writing is welcome to participate.

LINCS: USA Learns’ New Integration ESL Course


Join Andrea Willis of USA Learns and ESL Teacher Jenni Santamaria to learn about a new and innovative web-based instructional resource that provides interactive language learning opportunities to immigrant and refugee English learners. We’ll consider how to tailor and use this FREE resource to support learner language learning and integration goals.

Literacy Minnesota: Developing and Practicing Reading Fluency


This webinar will focus on the three key components of reading fluency and look at a variety of activities tutors and teachers can try. The facilitators and participants will talk about the mechanics of doing fluency practice via Zoom, Google Meet, Teams or any other remote tutoring tool (including the phone!). Participants will have plenty […]

VALRC: IET & IELCE PLC Fall 2022 Session 1


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.

LINCS: Helping Adult Learners Transition to Postsecondary Education and Training


This live Zoom event will feature guest speaker, Meghan McBride, Vice President for Adult Education at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Meghan's will share her amazing personal story of determination and persistence and share helpful tips on Helping Adult Learners Transition to Postsecondary Education and Training.

LINCS Coffee Talk: Equity Action Planning in Adult Basic Education


In honor of Adult Education and Family Literacy week, join the career pathways and program management groups for a Coffee Talk: Equity Action Planning in Adult Basic Education. Guest speaker, Maribel Ojeda will share some of the work she is doing around equity action planning in Pennsylvania and participants are encouraged to come share work […]

LINCS: Digital Literacy & Technology @ COABE 2023 Live Session


Join Rachel Riggs of Word Education and Nell Eckersley of NYC Support and Technical Assistance to revisit the topics and questions that were swirling in the Linking EdTech + Digital Literacy Coffee Break back in May. Let's learn from one another during National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week as we share new ideas for […]

Literacy Minnesota: Math Institute 2022 Virtual Conference


This virtual, one-day conference will include a keynote and three concurrent sessions that focus on engaging adult learners with relevant and contextualized math instruction. Visit this website for more information!

Literacy Minnesota: Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person


This webinar will focus on the theory and best practice behind choosing, teaching and reviewing reading vocabulary. You’ll get a chance to learn about (and practice) a variety of activities that can be done remotely or in person. Links to great online resources will also be provided.

Event Series VALRC Beginning Literacy Webinar Series

VALRC Beginning Literacy Webinar: The Language Experience Approach


This webinar will present strategies for utilizing the language experience approach (LEA) in the ESOL beginning literacy or multilevel classroom as well as during one-on-one tutoring sessions. We will discuss LEA and walk through the steps of implementing it in different ESOL instructional settings. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of the language […]

Literacy Minnesota: Phonics in Adult ESL: Recommendations, Activities and Resources


Attend this session to learn why phonics instruction is important and leave with several ideas for phonics activities and resources to bring back to your teaching and tutoring sessions. This session will be most useful to tutors and teachers working with beginning literacy, low beginning and high beginning English language learners.