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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. 1st Tuesday of Each month from 2:00–3:00 p.m. Registration Link

LINCS: Math for Today’s Workforce: How Do We Contextualize Math?


How do you develop the teaching practices of Math and Numeracy practitioners? What strategies do you use when supporting adult educators? Join Brooke Istas and Kathy Tracey as we engage in a field directed conversation about promising practices and research-based strategies used to contextualize math instruction and help learners increase their math and numeracy proficiency.

EdTech Center Strategy Sessions: Statewide Micro-Credentials for IET + Tech Integration in Program Practices


In the first lightning talk, hear about Maine’s All Learning Counts initiative to implement a micro-credentialing framework for Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs. Megan Dichter will share what the framework looks like now, lessons they’re learning along the way, and how the work is evolving. Following Megan’s lightning talk, the Transforming Immigrant Digital Equity […]

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 communication skills. Carefully-planned projects address standards, support the development of critical soft skills, and give learners a sense of empowerment, not to mention tech skills! […]

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.

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 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 […]