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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 […]



This PLC is an opportunity for integrated training and education (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics (IELCE) instructors to network and collaborate in order to develop IET/IELCE lesson plans, curriculum, learner activities, assessments, etc. The purpose of this PLC is to be responsive to and relevant for  IET/IELCE instructors as our first ever IET/IELCE […]

VALRC: Serving Refugees, New Americans, and Immigrants PLC


This professional learning community (PLC) will connect adult education practitioners (regional specialists, ESOL coordinators, instructors, tutors, etc.) who are serving or expect to serve the refugee, new American, and/or immigrant populations to discuss strategies and resources for working with these learners. This session will focus on trauma-informed care and social-emotional learning. Visit this Google Doc to […]

Event Series TSTM: Digital Literacy PLC

VALRC – TSTM: Digital Literacy PLC

Do you want to learn more about the classroom-ready lessons and other resources in the Teaching the Skills that Matter (TSTM) Toolkit? Do you want to gain ideas for incorporating digital literacy and workforce preparation skills and activities into your teaching? Do you want to work with an experienced facilitator and colleagues from around the […]