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Learning in a new time

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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 5:00 PM


“Students are really happy that we’re reaching out to them.  I’m still wrapping my head around this (teaching online), adapting, and seeing how we can make it work. I’m learning along the way—with my students.  It’s actually very stimulating.  We’ll get through.” ~Brian Mahoney, ELL Teacher

We hope this note finds you and yours healthy and well.  As our public health paradigm shifts with the emergence of Covid-19, Vermont Adult Learning remains steadfast in its work. 

We are using our communication channels to connect our students with information—in multiple languages—regarding how to stay safe amid the virus and how to connect to basic needs’ resources.  We are doing everything we can to insure their well-being.

We are reaching out to current students to maintain connectivity and support continuation of their personal learning plans.  We are rapidly shifting to deliver educational and/or workforce development services online. As Brian Mahoney states above, our teachers are modeling for their students what it means to be curious and persistent learners as they navigate and engage new technologies for delivering content and academic advising.

We are also increasing outreach efforts for prospective students, recognizing many folks are now home, caring for young children and/or family members. We present the opportunity to complete one’s studies, online, for free, with 1:1, flexible support. 

Vermont Adult Learning has been around since the 1980s. We are a positive, forward-looking, educational diversion in this time of unease. Text VAL to 31996 to learn more about our programs.

We encourage you to follow our new blog. We look forward to featuring news from the world of Adult Education and stories about our work with students.

Be well.

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