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Applying For Grant Funding? Simple Steps to Make the Process Easier

Applying For Grant Funding? Simple Steps to Make the Process Easier

Grant funding can be the lifeblood of any nonprofit. As an organization that both applies for and awards grant funds we know first-hand the growth and development of this source of income requires careful planning, homework and a bit of luck! So where do you begin?

Adventure in the ESOL Classroom: What might that look like?

Adventure in the ESOL Classroom: What might that look like?

Picture this … a group of English language learners arrive for their first class, some more guarded than others about COVID and learning another language. Yet all understand that the consequences of not gaining English proficiency presents a considerable and probably more significant longer-term risk.

Teaching Adult Students with Dyslexia: The Why, Who, and How

Teaching Adult Students with Dyslexia: The Why, Who, and How

In the United States alone there are 41 million adults with dyslexia. That’s a whopping 20% of the adult population. The real kicker here is that only 2 million adults are aware of their dyslexia. Chances are high that you have an individual struggling with dyslexia in your class right now. If this concerns you, and it should, then read on.

Introduction to Adventure Learning

Introduction to Adventure Learning

Adventure is a way of doing; it is not just an activity in and of itself. If the word adventure conjures up images of activities like rock climbing, rafting and parachuting, pause for a moment and imagine instead the way in which an activity is performed. A lesson/activity becomes an adventure if an element of surprise exists, if activities compel one to do things they have never imagined possible.

What Does Literacy Mean to You?

What Does Literacy Mean to You?

Literacy is most commonly defined as the ability to read and write. While this skill may seem straightforward, literacy is a rather complex skill that deserves a more complete explanation.

U.S. Born Adult Learners – Challenges and Successes

U.S. Born Adult Learners – Challenges and Successes

As the importance of community colleges has become part of the public consciousness, this integral step in an adult’s educational dreams is out of reach for the 43 million potential students in the United States who possess low English literacy skills. It’s sometimes assumed that these adults are new to the country, but this is not always the case.

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