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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 Northern Virginia (Refugee Services, n.d.). The majority were from Afghanistan, making Virginia one of the top 5 states across the… Read More

Math Boot Camps: From Struggle to Success

by Letisha Woods “Learners would be more likely to pass their exam if their deficiencies were targeted and specific interventions created to maximize their engagement, reduce their preconceived dislike for math, and provide an alternative venue with different peers.”    … Read More

A Learning Circle Blueprint for High School Equivalency Instruction in Adult Education

by Hali Massey Learning Circle Introduction World Education has been piloting and implementing learning circles in adult education programs since 2016. Learning circles aim to expand learning opportunities while facilitating online and peer-to-peer learning. Learners typically meet synchronously once-a-week for ninety minutes to two hours,… Read More

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 a day, four days a week to develop their English, digital literacy, and workforce skills in the Literacy… Read More

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 of work, the implications for how we live and work together become increasingly clear. But what is this work all… Read More

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.” “I had to communicate with people in English.” by Lyle Ring Health literacy has always been important… Read More

Re-imagining the Citizenship Class

by Anne Dugger & Mari Hunt Wassink Citizenship, as many of us know, is a right and a responsibilityβ€”and it requires work. Being engaged in our communities can be difficult as we navigate adult lifeβ€”kids, career, schoolβ€”any number of day-to-day activities can keep us away from the solemnity of… Read More

How Can Registration & Intake Processes be Streamlined in an Equitable Manner?

“Our peer coach, William (Bill) Creighton, was instrumental in providing guidance to use the milestones provided by AE&L to set goals/objectives and remain on a timeline.” Team Registration Remix How Can Registration & Intake Processes be Streamlined in an Equitable Manner? by Jasmine Galloway Team Members Project Summary:… Read More