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May 2022 / ELA, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, SPOTLIGHT, VALRC, Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field: Instructor & Program Reflections on Integrating SPOTLIGHT Publication & Writing into the Adult Education Classroom

VALRC is back with a new podcast, “Instructor and Program Reflections on Integrating SPOTLIGHT Publication and Writing into the Adult Education Classroom” which is now… Read More

April 2022 / Beginning Literacy, Literacy, SPOTLIGHT

Introducing The Voices of Virginia’s Adult Learners

The Inaugural Issue Hear the many voices of learners, both native-born and immigrant, putting their creative writing center stage. The variety of forms and… Read More

March 2022 / ELA, ESOL, GED®, HSE, Instruction, Literacy, Outreach & Engagement, Program Management, PROGRESS, Student Retention, VALRC, Voices from the Field

Connecting ELLs to HSE Opportunities in Adult Education

Did you know that VALRC has podcasts? Our newest podcast, “Connecting English Language Learners (ELLs) to High School Equivalency (HSE) Opportunities in Adult Education” is… Read More

March 2022 / ELA, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, Virtual Learning

Name Change: ESL Library is now ellii

As of March 14, 2022, ESL Library will now be known as ellii. Watch a video and read this blog post to find… Read More

November 2021 / ELA, ESOL, GED®, HSE, Instruction, Literacy, SPOTLIGHT, VALRC

SPOTLIGHT – Logo Contest

Step Into the SPOTLIGHT!  What is SPOTLIGHT? SPOTLIGHT is an exciting new annual online publication that seeks to shine a light on… Read More

November 2021 / ELA, ESOL, GED®, HSE, Instruction, Literacy, SPOTLIGHT, VALRC

SPOTLIGHT – Call for Submissions

Step Into the SPOTLIGHT!  What is SPOTLIGHT? SPOTLIGHT is an exciting new annual online publication that seeks to shine a light on… Read More

June 2021 / 2021 AE&L Conference ReMix, Accessibility, AE&L Conference, Digital Literacy, Equity-Minded Practice, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC, Virtual Learning

Best Virtual Practices

“Using the AE&L Conference ReMix Team Challenge online support process provided by the VALRC (Google site, milestones, on track, and stay organized, PBL site, & focus question techniques); we identified… Read More

June 2021 / 2021 AE&L Conference ReMix, AE&L Conference, Family Engagement, Instruction, Literacy, Outreach & Engagement, Program Management, PROGRESS, Science, VALRC

Science-Based Stories & Hands-On Experiments to Engage Families & Advance Literacy Skills

“The project-based learning (PBL) approach was really helpful in setting some concrete goals and stopping to evaluate along the way. Projects never go according to plan so having the time… Read More

April 2021 / Civics, ESOL, Information Literacy, Instruction, PROGRESS, VALRC

Civics Instruction Through Diving Deep

by Keira Zirkle One of the most exciting aspects to teaching ESOL adult learners is the multiple facets of learning that occur in a classroom. There is… Read More

April 2021 / ELA, ESOL, GED®, HSE, Information Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

Believe it or Not! Information Literacy & Adult Learners

by John Trerotola “Don’t believe everything you read.” This reminder is truer today than ever!  One of the outcomes of social studies and civics instruction is a more… Read More

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