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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.

Poster: Student-Centered Learning

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: June 28, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Student-centered learning is an educational method that shifts the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. This poster describes its key qualities and strategies. It is relevant in a variety of educational settings.

Guide: A Handbook for Teaching English to Afghan Women Refugees

Author(s): University of San Francisco
Date: May 18, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
This handbook, authored by Deborah de Lambery, seeks to train volunteer mentors who work with Afghan women refugees. The handbook provides an overview of the historical and cultural background of Afghanistan so that the volunteers know more about the women with whom they are working. It also provides information about the incidence and impact of …

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Tip Sheet: Tip Sheet for Financial Aid Administrators Working with Refugee and Asylee Students

Author(s): NASFAA
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Financial Capabilities
Refugee and asylee students face unique challenges in their quests to obtain postsecondary education. This tip sheet is designed to help financial aid administrators working with this population with some of the questions they may have processing the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) for these students.

Guide: Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: December 21, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Health, Housing, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare
This guide includes practical information to help New Americans settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics and know your rights (KYR) information. Topics include: Federal Departments and Agencies The United States Today Federal Holidays Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) Maintaining Your Permanent Resident Status …

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Blog Post: Overcoming the Financial Challenge of Higher Education

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: May 1, 2016
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Are you one of the 3.8 million college-aged immigrants in the U.S.? Although a college education that may not have been available in your home country is now a possibility, you …

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Tool or Template: Food Service Vocabulary Picture Guide

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 31, 2015
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
These food service vocabulary picture guides were developed by Caritas of Austin, TX and provided to Higher. Service providers can incorporate them into job readiness training, clients can use them to improve their vocational English language skills, and both clients and employers can use them for improving workplace communication. They are laid out in a …

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Tool or Template: Hotel Housekeeping Vocabulary Picture Guide

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 31, 2015
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
These housekeeping vocabulary picture guides were developed by Caritas of Austin, TX and provided to Higher. Service providers can incorporate them into job readiness training, clients can use them to improve their vocational English language skills, and both clients and employers can use them for improving workplace communication. They are laid out in a half-page …

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