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Digital Literacy for Citizenship and Integration: Digital Literacy Resources for Adult ESL Learners

Integrating Technology and English Language Acquisition Colleagues,

I would like to call your attention to a recent COABE webinar entitled "Digital Literacy for Citizenship and Integration: Digital Literacy Resources for Adult ESL Learners," archived on YouTube, and with slides available on the COABE website .

LINCS Resources: January Spotlight

Colleagues,

The LINCS Resource section has hundreds of valuable instructional resources, research reports, websites, and additional meaningful tools. Each month, I hope to highlight resources and provide strategies for use.  

The Professional Development Guide for Adult Citizenship Educators

U.S. Citizenship Applications Soar

Colleagues,

According to an article in today's Boston Globe, applications for U.S. citizenship are up across the country because of the contentious presidential election. Here are some highlights:

USCIS Citizenship & Integration Grant - 2016

USCIS is accepting applications for two competitive funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. Both funding opportunities aim to prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. Through these two funding opportunities, USCIS will offer up to $10 million in competitive funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. 

USCIS Invitation: Implementing Quality Citizenship Instruction, 02/23/2016

Hi, Everyone - 

Passing along info about an upcoming USCIS webinar. Hope you can participate.

Thanks,

Paul

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Dear Stakeholder,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Eastern) on implementing quality citizenship instructional programs.

USCIS Webinar: Overview of Citizenship Ed Resources, Oct 8

Hi, Everyone -

USCIS is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Oct 8, from 2-3pm (EST) on citizenship education resources. USCIS will provide an overview of the Citizenship Resource Center, USCIS study materials, and answer questions.

To register for this session, please follow the steps below:

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day/Constitution Week

As our nation celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day/Constitution Week, this is a timely opportunity to share new resources and initiatives from our partner, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that can support the education of adult learners, particularly citizenship and civic education. USCIS announced new efforts to highlight U.S. citizenship and immigrant civic integration.

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USCIS - US Citizenship & Teacher Competencies: Special Guest-led Discussion !

Hello colleagues, We will begin our week-long discussion on Adult Citizenship Education – Teacher Competencies on Monday, June 22. I want to welcome our guest discussion leaders, Paul Kim and Kelton Williams from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Citizenship.

USCIS - Adult Citizenship Education Content Standards and Foundation Skills

Let’s start by discussing one of our newest resources, The Guide to the Adult Citizenship Education Content Standards and Foundation Skills. Adult education program administrators and teachers will find this guide helpful in developing a comprehensive adult citizenship curriculum and thematic lessons, selecting textbooks and supplemental materials, and creating effective learning activities.

USCIS - Introductions

Hello! My name is Paul Kim, and I am with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Office of Citizenship. I look forward to our discussion over the next three days where we will share ideas and information about useful resources to help you prepare your students for the naturalization interview and test.

Before we begin, I’d like to provide background about USCIS, the Office of Citizenship, general requirements for the naturalization process, and the naturalization test. This should provide a helpful foundation for our upcoming discussion.

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