Trauma-Informed Care and Social Emotional Learning can have a positive impact on persistence and language development for adult English learners. Join Kate Rolander and Hali Massey from the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center for ideas on how to effectively integrate research-based practices into adult instruction for adult English learners. Participants will leave with numerous practical classroom activities and materials.
Our Guests' Bios:
Hali Massey is the ESOL Specialist at the Virginia Adult Learning Resource center. She has an MA TESOL and 9 years of experience in teaching English to adult learners. Her main job responsibilities include providing professional development and support to adult educators across Virginia. Hali also is well-versed in delivering virtual professional development.
Kate Rolander is the Workforce Specialist and Manager of the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center. She has an MA TESOL and a PhD in Education with a focus on instructional design for adult English learners. She designs instructional programs and professional development for integrated education and training programs across Virginia, including English language instruction and inclusive practices for individuals with disabilities.
There will be a follow-up discussion with Kate and Hali on January 25 in our community.