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November 2022 / ELA, ESOL, GED®, HSE, Instruction, Literacy, SPOTLIGHT, VALRC

SPOTLIGHT – Call for Submissions

Step Into the SPOTLIGHT!  What is SPOTLIGHT? SPOTLIGHT is an exciting, statewide annual online publication that seeks to shine… Read More

July 2022 / Culturally Responsive Education, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, PROGRESS, VALRC

Tools for Keeping Virginia’s Immigrants Visible in Adult Education

by Dr. Salta Liebert and Dr. Grant E. Rissler The growth of Virginia’s immigrant communities also requires adult education providers, including community-based literacy organizations (CBLOs), to… Read More

July 2022 / Culturally Responsive Education, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, PROGRESS, VALRC

Building Bridges of Trust for Virginia’s Newest Refugee Families: A Practical Guide

by Kate Ayers Virginia doubled the number of refugees that it resettled in this fiscal year, resettling 4,381 people in Charlottesville, Richmond, Hampton, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, and… Read More

July 2022 / Culturally Responsive Education, Equity-Minded Practice, PROGRESS, VALRC

Trauma-Informed Care: What’s All the Fuss About?

by Laura J. Clark It seems that everywhere you look these days, there is a conversation about trauma-informed care. With more people learning about this important body… Read More

July 2022 / Beginning Literacy, Culturally Responsive Education, Digital Literacy, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC, Virtual Learning

Virtual ESOL Classes for Afghan Women

by Darlene Fahrenkrug Last year, I taught two virtual English classes for Afghan women at a beginning level (including emergent readers). They studied on Zoom four hours… Read More

July 2022 / Culturally Responsive Education, Digital Literacy, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC, Virtual Learning

Refugee Integration through Digital Equity

by Mary Lynch Through its partnership with World Education and Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Literacy for Life seeks to ensure that refugees resettling in the Peninsula area… Read More

July 2022 / Culturally Responsive Education, Digital Literacy, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, Virtual Learning

Computer CORE (Community OutReach and Education): A Nonprofit Partner for Teaching Computer Skills and Opening Doors for Immigrants

by Nagia Khaldi Kurabi and Donna Walker James People come to us lost and don’t know what to do—we show them how to succeed. Computer… Read More

July 2022 / Beginning Literacy, Culturally Responsive Education, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, Professional Learning Community, PROGRESS, VALRC

Serving Refugees Professional Learning Community (PLC)

by Hali Massey  Adult education has an important role to play in the process of refugee resettlement in America as we are able to… Read More

July 2022 / Beginning Literacy, Culturally Responsive Education, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, Professional Learning Community, PROGRESS, VALRC

How Virginia’s Refugee PLC Has Impacted Fairfax County Public Schools’ Adult ESOL Program

by Beth Clifton Definitely take advantage of VALRC PLC offerings. The Refugee PLC was invaluable with many resources still available… Read More

July 2022 / Accessibility, Beginning Literacy, Equity-Minded Practice, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, Online Facilitated Course, PROGRESS, VALRC

Tips for Addressing ESOL Beginning Literacy Learners within a Multi-Level Classroom

by Melanie Siteki This spring, I participated in the Beyond Basics: ESOL Beginning Literacy course offered by VALRC. Although I currently teach… Read More