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Event Title: Open Educational Resources (OER): How Can These Free Resources be Used for ESL Teaching and Learning?

Event Type: Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Date(s): August 25 - September 1, 2015

Open Educational Resources (OER): How Can These Free Resources be Used for ESL Teaching and Learning? is fast approaching.

From August 25 - September 1, 2015, the Adult English Language Learners, Evidence-Based Professional Development,  and Technology and Learning groups will host special guests Amanda Duffy and Marcela Movit from the American Institute for Research (AIR) in a lively discussion exploring the impact of open educational resources in adult ESL classrooms.

Amanda Duffy is a researcher at AIR. She provides expertise in the areas of adult education, ESL, literacy, training development, and technical assistance delivery to AIR’s Adult Learning practice area. Amanda leads technical assistance and professional development in programs, states, and nation-wide for a variety of federally and privately funded projects.  She has led four cohorts of adult education teacher User Groups focused on using, evaluating, and creating Open Educational Resources (OER) for  the AE classroom.

Marcela Movit is a researcher at AIR. She provides expertise in the areas of adult education, ESL, education policy, training, and technical assistance. Marcela leads work aimed at providing customized technical assistance to help states build their capacity to improve and sustain the effectiveness of adult English language learner teachers. She supported Amanda in recent work with two cohorts of adult education teacher User Groups focused on using, evaluating, and creating Open Educational Resources (OER) for the AE classroom.

In preparation for this dialogue, visit previous OER discussions and explore the available resources. Please pass along this announcement to your colleagues.

Many thanks and we look forward to talking to you next week!

The LINCS Community Team

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