When the COVID-19 pandemic struck a year ago, we drew on many years of expertise in digital education to quickly and successfully pivot to remote learning. As a result we created a new curriculum, developed new learning resources, and implemented a new teaching approach for Zoom and WhatsApp. We also hired a new Health Equity Manager to help our students access Covid-19 vaccines and other essential health care services.
Literacy Partners is proud to announce that our efforts have recently been cited as a national model for immigrant education by World Education, a highly respected research and professional development firm. We were chosen out of 52 programs to be one of only seven remote ESL programs to be profiled as a pandemic case study.
Our digital learning tools have also earned us an Emmy Award for educational television geared toward immigrant families, and a Webby Award for online family reading promotion.
ABOUT OUR CASE STUDY
Our English for Parents program is a partnership with health providers with a strong emphasis on health literacy, access to health care and social services, early child development, and school readiness. The program uses a blend of live online and on-demand digital content that helps immigrant parents of young children (ages 0-5) to navigate health and educational systems, while engaging in authentic language production with a variety of native speakers.
We invite you to read our full case study HERE, and let us know if you’d like to get more involved in helping parents transform their families’ lives through the power of literacy education.