Join the online LINCS discussion "Contextualizing Instruction and Supporting English Learners onto Career Pathways," which Heide Wrigley is facilitating.
Here's the link: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/guest-led-discussion-heide-wrigley-contextualizing-instruction-and-supporting-english
This is an opportunity to share program models, learn from others, and explore new resources!
Heide Spruck Wrigley's Bio:
Heide Spruck Wrigley is a researcher and teacher educator with Literacywork International, an independent social science research firm focused on education and training for immigrant youth and adults.
She has studied and written about various aspects of adult English as a Second Language (ESL), including workforce literacy, family literacy, and vocational English for adults with limited English proficiency.
Dr. Wrigley has been the subject matter specialist in a number of national research efforts, including the federally funded What Works for Adult ESL Students study and the National Adult ESL Literacy Demonstration Project. She has worked with both industry and community-based organizations on blended learning models, integrating work-infused communication and digital literacy skills.
Her recent work includes workshops for teachers and coordinators engaged in concurrent instruction and for those building on ramps for career pathways. She is also creating asynchronous webinars on various topics, including accelerating instruction for highly skilled immigrants, serving students with ESL backgrounds in technical classes, and using multi-media to engage students and build pre-training skills.
Dr. Wrigley holds a PhD in education and a master's degree in applied linguistics. She lives in New Mexico