LARAEC

Integrating Digital Literacy Into English Language Instruction

Integrating Digital Literacy Into English Language Instruction LINCS, a U.S. Department of education initiative to expand evidence-based practices in the field of adult education, released an issue brief with strategies for integrating digital literacy into ESL classes. This brief discusses the importance and of digital literacy in helping students function and meaningfully participate in our […]

Read More… from Integrating Digital Literacy Into English Language Instruction

Building College-Going Identities and Equitable Campus Culture Begins Everyday

Our conference keynote speaker, Michelle Knight-Manuel, co-authored the book Classroom Cultures. This book not only provides practical strategies for addressing equity, but also a clear connection between equitable classroom practices and fostering career and college-going identities for our students.  In this context, career and college discussions move away from end-of-term activities and become a part […]

Read More… from Building College-Going Identities and Equitable Campus Culture Begins Everyday

Adults need flexibility, resources to pursue higher education

Our LARAEC marketing consultant turned us on to a study conducted by Cal Matters which interviewed more than 1,000 adults without college degrees. This 2021 study showed that about “half of all California adults would be interested in taking some kind of college or adult career education if their concerns and barriers were removed (Allsop, […]

Read More… from Adults need flexibility, resources to pursue higher education

Drivers of Persistence

Students vote with their feet. As adult educators know, enrolling students is only half the battle. It’s also necessary to retain the students that come to you. These study results from the New England Persistence Project provide valuable insight into persistence strategies that had a quantitative and qualitative impact on student persistence. In short, they […]

Read More… from Drivers of Persistence

The Power of Positive: Enhancing Online Student Engagement for Adult Literacy Students

Positivity makes a difference. As you probably know from your classroom, students are more likely to engage and persist in a positive, supportive environment. Ellen Beattie from the Center for Intentional Learning explores the science behind how emotions can be evoked and environments crafted to maximize student engagement. This idea of infusing practical psychological principles […]

Read More… from The Power of Positive: Enhancing Online Student Engagement for Adult Literacy Students