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Our Director:

Andrew K. Rockett
Regional Supervisor

Rockville High School
70 Loveland Hill Rd
Vernon, CT 06066

Fax: 860-870-6455

Sites of Interest

We are proud of the following affiliations:

Credit Diploma
Guide to Writing Research Papers
Student’s Guide to Citation Styles for Research Papers
Political Cartoons
Teacher's guide for the use of political cartoons in the classroom
GCF Global Learning
Free career and computer application tutorials
Great American Speeches
Listen to the actual speeches given by great Americans
Web Math
Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.
English as a Second Language
Dave's ESL Cafe
Explore idioms, grammar, student discussion forums, classroom activities
ESL Listening Activities
An online resource for listening quizzes, interviews, and other practice resources
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
A collection of listening activities organized by levels
An online magazine for learners of English
Practitioner's Toolkit
A free resource sponsored by a grant from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education - downloadable materials for adult education and family literacy instructors
ESL Quick Guide for the Classroom
A comprehensive list of ESL related Internet sites compiled by Northwest LINCS
ESL Lesson Plans and Resources
A collection of resources for teachers
Activities for ESL Students from
Online exercises, puzzles, word games to help you learn English vocabulary and grammar
Change Agent
Explore topics through student writing, news articles, opinion pieces, classroom activities, poems, graphics, and cartoons
Practice your language skills through games and activities in 23 languages--on the web or as a smartphone app
ESL Teacher Sites from CT Adult Training and Development Network
ESL sites suggested by CT Adult Training and Development Network
Google Translate
Translate words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages
Jeopardy Labs
Allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running. Not interested in building your own jeopardy templates? Well that's cool too. You can browse other jeopardy templates created by other people. It doesn't get any better than this!
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day
A collection of websites for ESL students at a variety of levels, (reading, songs, grammar, games, health, science)
Learn American English
Improve English grammar and vocabulary skills for beginning through advanced students Pronunciation Page
Pronunciation practice
Read news articles at 5 different language learning levels (e.g., arts, culture, US history, science, math, famous speeches)
Rachel's English Pronunciation Page
Pronunciation practice
Starfall--For Beginning ESL Students
Reading activities for beginning ESL students
The Adult ESL Training Video Project
Twelve training videos on "Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action"
Traditional American Songs
Listen to, read, and sing along to traditional American songs on youtube
U.S.A. Learns
Practice English speaking, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, spelling, writing and grammar
Ventures and College and Career Readiness Standards
Click on correlations on left side of page. Scroll down to CCRS for your Ventures level
Ventures Arcade
Student activities from Ventures ESL series
Voice Nation -
The following links will provide you with valuable information on teaching ESL to both children and adults. Some links feature fun games and activities while others focus on teaching tips.
Voice of America News for ESl Students
Learn English through audio and written articles about world news, business, science, U.S. life, popular culture, etc.
We Are New York video series
Video and print resources to learn phrases and words for realistic situations (e.g., going to the doctor, talking with a child's teacher). Download the magazines and video scripts in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Russian and Spanish
Family Learning Program
Parenting: Babies and Toddlers
Articles and forums related to child rearing
Nurtures the sense of wonder inside everyone and explores questions using activities and games (e.g., “Why are flamingos pink?”, “How hot is the sun?”, “What games do children play in other countries? “)
GED Live Math Videos
GED® math video tutorials that are correlated to the Steck-Vaughn Complete Test Preparation for the 2014 GED®. 1.Click on one of the blue boxes on the left (labeled Steck-Vaughn) and that will bring you to a Word document that has links to the math skills in the Steck-Vaughn book. 2.Only those math skills that are difficult to teach and learn have video links listed on the Word document.
GED Teacher Sites-from CT Adult Training and development Network
GED sites suggested by CT Adult Training and Development Network
GED® Test on Computer Tutorial
Tutorial on how to take the GED® Test
GED® Testing Service
Description of current testing program
Over 3900 videos (mostly 10 minutes long) cover K—12 math, biology, chemistry, physics, finance and history
Learn Zillion
Teacher-crafted resources for grades 2-12, made directly from the standards
Civics and Citizenship Resources
Resource for adult ESL teachers integrating civics and citizenship preparation
Ben's Guide
Simple overview about U.S. government (e.g., branches of the government, how laws are made, historical documents)
Center for Civic Education
A resource for instructors
Center on Congress
Articles, videos, activities (e.g., how a bill becomes a law, how congress works, making my voice heard)
Civics Online
Resource site for both students and instructors
Library of Congress
Teaching resources on American history, government, politics, and law
National Archives
For teacher lesson planning
National Museum of American History
A resource for instructors
U.S. Political Parties and Other Civics Sites
EL-Civics, history, and government
USCIS--Citizenship Resource Center
A one-stop resource for locating citizenship preparation materials and activities
USCIS--How to Prepare for Citizenship Test
Materials to help you prepare for citizenship test
Find career, training and job resources
O*Net Resource Center
Information about careers including an interactive databank for exploring and searching occupations
CT State Dept of Ed
Educational resource for the state. Click on adult education on the left side of page.
Teacher Tools and Templates
A collection of templates, forms, and diagrams for use in the classroom
GCF Global Learning
Technology tutorials and videos—computer (basic and advanced skills), internet, email, cloud, social media
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy Website features online edition of Focus on Basics
Adult Education Webquests
A series of interactive Internet activities.
The Adult Training and Development Network (ATDN) is the statewide professional development resource for Connecticut adult educators
Capitol Region Education Council
Educational portal for the region
CASA Quick Search Online
QuickSearch Online is an easy-to-use database of 2,300+ instructional material titles coded to skill levels, CASAS Competencies, and skill areas. It provides an essential link between assessment and instruction in the CASAS system.
CASAS Competencies
CASAS standards for math, reading, listening, writing and speaking
College and Readiness Standards
Edgeunity links for Students and Staff logons
LINCS Professional Learning Platform for Adult Educators
LINCS is a professional learning platform for adult educators funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Find professional development opportunities, participate in discussions with your peers in the community, access resources
Orientation Files 2018
Community Resources
211 Infoline
Search online or dial 2-1-1 for 24/7 information about local services (, housing, child care, elder care, crisis intervention, energy assistance, etc.
Community Resource Guide
A listing of resources for the greater Vernon community
Career Pathways/College Transitions
Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017
a guide to review the best scholarship search platforms and instruct students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.
Do you know how to plan for college?
This website will help you with career planning, college selection and the application process. We will also suggest ways to find money to pay for college, and direct you to resources to help you prepare for college-level work. We have divided this website into five individual topics, or “units,” listed at left. Click on one of the units for more information on that topic. Each unit also includes worksheets for you to print and fill out. You don't have to go through the units in any particular order, but it's probably best if you start with Career Planning and then make your way through Applying to College, Financial Planning, and Academic Skills, finishing up with Resources.
Online College in CT
Explore the growing number of online graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs that exist in the state.
Online Colleges
Provides students the resources they need to succeed in an online college
Promising Practice Briefs
Detailed descriptions of actual strategies developed by teachers, counselors, program coordinators and others who serve ABE students in transition to postsecondary education.
Research to Practice Briefs
Integrating research into practice is an important method used by practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to improve the field of education. This section of the NCTN Web site is dedicated to disseminating emerging research from a variety of sources through a user-friendly format.
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