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Archived Webinar: Refugee Adult Education: Improving Participation, Partnerships, and Program Design

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 11, 2019
Topic(s): Adult Education
This webinar was presented by Erica Bouris, Senior Technical Advisor, Economic Empowerment at the IRC.  Supporting adults in strengthening their skills – especially basic skills and those that can help them succeed in the workforce – is critical to refugee integration and lasting self-sufficiency. This webinar covers strategies to support refugees in accessing adult education …

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Guide: Overcoming Barriers to Adult Education: Strengths-based Strategies for Effective Enrollment and Retention

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 6, 2019
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
Education and learning are important to all people striving to attain their goals life. For refugees and other ORR-eligible adults, it is essential to rebuilding a stable and fulfilling life in the United States. As such, many organizations that serve refugees are striving to help their adult clients continue their education, including English Language Proficiency …

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E-learning: Sustainable Learning Design for Refugee Educators

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: December 1, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Sustainable Learning refers to a theory of educational practices that contribute to a healthy learning ecosystem in which knowledge is co-created and shared in community.  The objective for this module is that the refugee educator demonstrates proficiency in designing sustainable learning elements to create a blended or online course. This module offers a micro-credential. Micro-credentials …

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E-learning: Social & Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Approaches in Refugee Education

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: December 1, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
The objective for this module is that the educator demonstrates proficiency in using social and emotional learning and trauma-informed approaches in their classrooms to support refugee student well-being and learning.  This module offers a micro-credential. Micro-credentials (and the accompanying digital badges) are a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a specific skill or …

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E-learning: Scaffolding Learning to Support Refugee Students

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: December 1, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The objective for this module is that the educator demonstrates proficiency in utilizing appropriate scaffolding strategies to make learning accessible and meaningful for students of refugee backgrounds.  This module offers a micro-credential. Micro-credentials (and the accompanying digital badges) are a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a specific skill or set of skills. …

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E-learning: Differentiating Instruction to Support Refugee Students

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: December 1, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The objective for this module is that the educator demonstrates proficiency in utilizing appropriate differentiation strategies to make learning accessible and meaningful for students of refugee backgrounds.  This module offers a micro-credential. Micro-credentials (and the accompanying digital badges) are a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a specific skill or set of skills. …

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E-learning: Cultural Proficiency and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Refugee Education

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: December 1, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The objective for this module is that the educator demonstrates competency in knowing their students deeply and working effectively with diverse refugee students and their families through use of culturally sustaining practices.  This module offers a micro-credential. Micro-credentials (and the accompanying digital badges) are a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a specific …

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Poster: Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: August 23, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This poster lists four principles you can apply to create a positive learning environment that engages learners and improves retention of information taught. These four principles are setting clear expectations, establishing trust, promoting participation, and empowering learners. 

Poster: Cognitive Load and Memory

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: July 9, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Cognitive load is the amount of information that working or short-term memory can hold at anytime. This poster illustrates how memory works, helping avoid cognitive overload, enhance cultural orientation (CO), and promote knowledge retention. It is relevant in various educational settings.

Poster: Six Principles of Adult Learning

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: June 28, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
This poster lists the six principles of adult learning which are: adults are internally motivated and self-directed, adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning, adults are goal-oriented, adults are relevancy-oriented, adults are practical, and adult learners like to be respected. It is relevant in a variety of educational settings.