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Resources

Instructional Strategies and Best Practices for ESOL Teachers

Instructional Strategies and Best Practices for ABE/ASE Teachers

Workforce Resources

Health Literacy Resources

EL Civics

Generic Resources

Online Professional Development

 

( Note:  If you are a teacher in any of the programs served through Project GREAT Coastal region and you have NOT been added to our SkyDrive resource link, please email Dennelle.Gibbins-Lyon@lonestar.edu with your information.  Thank you.)


Instructional Strategies and Best Practices for ESOL Teachers

CAELA Network Briefs

Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy by Martha Bigelow and Robin Lovrien Schwarz - National Institute for Literacy

Same Activity, Different Focus: Pair activities allow students to interact in English, but what they interact about varies depending upon their needs by Kathryn Harris - NCALL. Review on LINCS

Using Oral Language Skills to Build on the Emerging Literacy of Adult English Learners by Patsy Vinogradov and Martha Bigelow, University of Minnesota - A CAELA Network Brief

CAELA Network Briefs

Mango Languages - "A language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world's most popular languages."

Livemocha - "Livemocha is the world's largest online language learning community, offering free and paid online language courses in 35 languages to more than 9 million members from 195 countries around the world."

Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP) - LINCS

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Instructional Strategies and Best Practices for ABE/ASE Teachers

GED Testing Services: The Official Site for the GED Tests

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Workforce Resources

Practice Online Application - Experience Works

Practice Application - Google

Practice Application - Stratford Library

Sample Job Application Form - State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

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Health Literacy Resources

Health Literacy Video - "The 6 ½ minute video gives a powerful illustration of the problem of low health literacy, combining interviews with actual patients, commentary from practicing physicians, and health communication statistics. With its patient testimonials and the involvement of real medical staff, the health literacy video lends a voice to those that have been affected by an epidemic that has silently plundered the health of patients." - ACP Foundation

MedlinePlus - "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free."

How to Write Easy-to-Read Health Materials - MedlinePlus

Healthy Roads Media - A source of health information in many languages and multiple formats

Ask Me 3 - Site promoting clear communication between care providers and patients

Simply Put: A guide for creating easy-to-understand materials - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oldways - Culturally modified nutritional information

IHA (Institute for Healthcare Advancement) - A source for materials

What To Do For Health Series

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EL Civics

How can I help immigrants prepare to take the U.S. citizenship test? - Thinkfinity: Verizon Foundation

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Generic Resources

NoteTakingHelp.com - Helping You Take the Notes You Need

Awesome Stories Narrations - Group access to the site is free for all schools, libraries and educators.  Request group access with this form. It is also free for students and members of the general public.  Select an individual password using the same URL.  

CASAS - Source to help improve basic skills for education and workplace success

The Alphabet of Hope

Larry Ragan Interview on Innovations in Education - YouTube

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Online Professional Development

IMPORTANT: Before completing, please consult your supervisor/program coordinator to verify that these sources satisfy your professional development requirements.

 

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