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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 […]

Serving Internationally Trained Professionals Open Discussion


This open discussion will bring together adult education programs and other refugee/immigrant serving organizations to discuss strategies and practices for best serving internationally trained professionals (ITPs) in order to support their ability to access their career pathways in the United States. Participants will also be able to share questions and challenges regarding serving ITPs in […]

LINCS Digital Storytelling for Better Writers

From the LINCS Reading & Writing Community: How can we use multi-media storytelling to build better writers? What role does storytelling have in Adult Basic Education? In this live session on May 25 at 2 PM ET, Laura Porfirio will share an overview of the digital storytelling process and important elements to consider when writing […]

TSTM: Digital Literacy PLC Wrap Up


This session is for educators who are participating in the Spring 2023 TSTM: Digital Literacy PLC. This session is an opportunity for educators to share how they have been applying the Teaching the Skills that Matter (TSTM) Toolkit  and approaches in their own planning and practice. If you have questions about TSTM or the TSTM: […]

LINCS: Supporting Job-Embedded Professional Development for ELA Instructors


Join LINCS to learn how one  program teaching English learners is supporting high quality job-embedded professional development for instructors. Laura Smith-Hill will share practical strategies to nurture a team culture among instructors, involve them in collaborative curriculum development, and provide accountability to the most rigorous research available to the field. Register Here

LINCS Discussion: How Can Writing Improve Reading Comprehension?

LINCS hosts educator and researcher Charles MacArthur of the University of Delaware for an asynchronous discussion of how writing can improve the reading comprehension of adult education students! Ask your questions on this topic and comment on the recommended strategies for answering questions, taking notes, summarizing, and responding to texts. Join this special discussion and […]



Satisfied with current NRS tests? Probably not. Come learn what the future of Measurable Skill Gains assessment looks like. Assessment researchers and leading adult education practitioners will describe how revolutionary new methods are being applied to support the next generation of NRS assessments under a Department of Education project. Skills developed in IET and workplace […]

VDOE Data Office Hours


This session will offer additional technical assistance with end-of-year data reporting. Register Here

LINCS: Culture in the Adult Education Mathematics Classroom


Join Dr. Carmine Stewart to discuss the importance of acknowledging and valuing students' diverse cultures and experiences in the mathematics classroom. We’ll explore ways to incorporate culturally responsive teaching practices by using examples and problems that are relevant to students' cultural backgrounds and experiences, and how to create safe and inclusive learning environments where students […]