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Supporting Immigrant Students

At a time of increasing threats to our students based on some aspect of their identities (race, religion, immigrant status, gender identity, etc.), adult educators have a role to play in creating safety, dispelling myths, and building the capacity of students to engage civically for their rights.
Find links to teaching resources and our recent webinar on how to be an ally to adult students in our Civic Engagement section.

The Change Agent

Hear what adult learners have to say about the challenges and opportunities they face as they work to achieve their goals. Share their hopes and moments of regret as they learn and grow from their sometimes twisted paths toward a career. Hear from young people just starting out, older students switching careers, highly skilled immigrants who need new credentials, and those for whom available career pathways don’t quite align with their dreams. Compare pathway maps, lattices, and roadways. Study graphs and charts that encourage critical thinking about job prospects. Support your students to pursue research that will teach them about jobs and careers, as well as how to connect with resources.

Recent Webinars


How to Be an Effective Ally to Adult Students

In this webinar, teachers from 3 states (RI, MA, and AZ) share what they are doing to provide support and resources to targeted communities, elevate student leadership, and examine the forms of “allyship” that are available to us as educators.

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Building Partnerships

This webinar explores what current and former program directors from 3 states (RI, MA, and VT) have done to develop partnerships with employers, colleges, and other agencies to create better-integrated and innovative programming, and how they have braided funding to support these collaborations. 

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IET within ESL Programs

English language learners arrive in this country with a wide range of educational backgrounds and work experience. IET programs can accelerate their access to decent jobs by building on the experience. This webinar highlights IET programs in culinary arts, building maintenance, and entrepreneurship. 

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The Change Agent Magazine

The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.