Events

Literacy Minnesota: Cultural Perspectives for Diverse Adult Learners

Virtual

This session explores how cultural identities and experiences impact student-instructor interactions and shape the way we make meaning of the world. Interactions are usually improved when direct instruction is adapted to a learner’s cultural needs and preferences. Participants will explore cultural perspectives and the need for cultural humility related to enhancing the outcomes of adult […]

VDOE: Workshopping Your PY22-23 IET Single Set of Learning Objectives Virtual Meeting

Virtual

The VDOE and VALRC will continue to offer technical assistance on compliant IETs. This event is the first offering and it is mandatory that at least one key staff member (program manager, IET coordinator, regional specialist, or IET instructor) from each grantee attend. This will be an interactive virtual workshop on how to strengthen the […]

SABES: Introduction to Google Drive and Docs — Providing Structure for Remote ESOL Teaching and Learning

Virtual

In this interactive Zoom session, attendees will explore how to use basic features of Google Drive and Docs, such as creating folders, creating documents from templates and from scratch, and setting editing privileges for learners. You will also learn how to teach English learners to use these features. This professional development activity/course is designed for teachers […]

EdTech: TSTM EdTech Maker Space Info Session

Virtual

The goal of the second EdTech Maker Space (ETMS) project is to design reusable activities using tech tools that support the integration of the nine Skills That Matter. Along the way, participants will learn strategies for integrating those transferable, 21st century skills in instruction and using edtech to design reusable, adaptable learning objects.  

VALRC: Data Office Hours

Virtual

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 […]

LINCS: Teaching Adult English Learners: Principles and Practices

Virtual

Come learn about the brand new LINCS online course! -- Teaching Adult English Learners: Principles and Practices! Course developer, Betsy Parrish, provides an overview of this FREE online course highlighting important principles and many effective strategies for teaching English learners.  

LINCS: Expanding Supports for Immigrant Integration: Sustaining IELCE Career Pathways

Virtual

Join OCTAE’s Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans project to explore how IELCE activities can be an integral part of a career pathway. Hear from state staff and program administrators about their use of effective strategies such as incremental credentialing, on-ramps and bridges to IELCE/IET programs, and the use of navigators.  

EdTech: Experiment with EdTech

Virtual

During these workshops, Rachel Riggs, Digital Learning Specialist, invites attendees to either bring ideas or tools they’d like to try out OR just come and observe while we explore new […]

VALRC: Spanish HSE Discussion Series

Virtual

This discussion series is a space for discussion and sharing of best practices for supporting Spanish-language HSE preparation. View this Google Doc to see the notes and resources from the […]

LINCS: Riding the Wakelet Wave into Adult Education

Virtual

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all of the disconnected pieces of information on the internet? Wakelet aims to bridge the gap between humans and algorithms as it empowers people […]