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April 2021 / Financial Literacy, GED®, Health Literacy, HSE, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

Eating Healthy on a Budget: A Project-based Learning Approach

by Mary Cherry Project-based learning (PBL) has proven to be an effective method for developing soft skills and preparing adult learners for postsecondary and career transitions. PBL… Read More

April 2021 / ELA, ESOL, Health Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

Teaching Skills that Matter through Health-related Project-based Learning Experience

“Doing the project made me feel like I could do hard things in English.” “I am more confident.” “I learned from my classmates, not only the teacher.”… Read More

April 2021 / Health Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

Our Role as COVID-19 Increases Health Literacy Problems

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April 2021 / ELA, ESOL, Health Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC, Virtual Learning

Re-inventing Health Literacy

“Health Literacy is a crucial need for adult ESOL learners-during the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever.” by Phil Cackley When teachers at the Arlington Education and… Read More

April 2021 / ELA, ESOL, Health Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

The Heal Program: Addressing Health Literacy Through Classes for Adults

“Low health literacy affects more adults than obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and breast cancer combined!” by Fiona Van Gheem * Links in this article that are no longer… Read More

April 2021 / Health Literacy, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

Lifelong Learning: A Key to Creating Healthier Communities

by Aaron Boush Most of us have a pretty good idea of what good health looks like—and what it doesn’t. But the picture of health… Read More

April 2021 / Health Literacy, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

Gaining Health Literacy Through Adult Education

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April 2021 / Career Pathways, Digital Literacy, ELA, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, Professional Development, PROGRESS, VALRC, Workforce Skills

Teaching Skills that Matter

 For the past two years, several educators across the state have worked on learning about Teaching the Skills that Matter (TSTM) and incorporating lessons… Read More

September 2001 / Health Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

Exploring the Ties Between Health and Literacy: Using Cancer as a Content Area

What happens when breast and cervical cancer issues provide the content around which reading, writing, speaking, and math skills are learned and practiced? What happens when adult… Read More

September 2001 / ESOL, Health Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, PROGRESS, VALRC

HEAL: A Learner’s Perspective

In Charlottesville, one family literacy class and two ESL classes participated in the HEAL:BCC project. The students trained to become leaders for their families and communities by studying (1)… Read More

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