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Boston HERC (Higher Education Resource Center)'s Fundraiser:

Technology Update - iPads for Boston HERC Programs

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THE STORY:

Our Fundraiser:

Our ESOL and Workforce Development/Prevocational programs have undergone a curriculum revision that makes digital literacy a learning center piece. With your help, we plan to equip our Adult Education Program with 21 iPads for classroom use.

About Us:

Since the year 2000, the Adult Education Program has gradually developed into a vibrant, learner-centered program serving over one hundred students annually through six class levels, dozens of volunteer teachers, tutors, and assistants, and two full-time staff.  

Through teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, we strive to empower members of Boston’s immigrant community by providing a space in which they are instructionally, emotionally, and spiritually encouraged to improve their English language communication skills.  

Our adult students are individuals who bring a wealth of life experience and strengths to our classrooms.  They are also individuals with immediate needs and long-term goals.  As a teaching team, we serve as facilitators as we teach, drawing upon those experiences and strengths to help students meet their goals.  

Our classrooms serve as a place of learning, strengthening, empowering, and healing. 

Specific ways we hope to empower and equip our students:

  • Helping students become life-long autonomous learners 
  • Giving students the power of decision in their own learning experience
  • Providing a safe place where they can practice and take risks
  • Building confidence in language skill ability
  • Increasing actual language fluency
  • Providing a space for real life issues to be explored and discussed
  • Encouraging students to put their goals and plans to arrive at them in writing
  • Building study skills and encouraging critical thinking

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