Sample Activities for the Required IET Components

Click the heading of each section for additional resources and guidance related to that IET component:

Academic and literacy activities

  • English language arts instruction
  • English language proficiency instruction
  • Math instruction
  • Civics instruction


  • CAST Universal Design for Learning Guidelines: The UDL Guidelines are a tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. The UDL Guidelines can be used by educators, curriculum developers, researchers, parents, and anyone else who wants to implement the UDL framework in a learning environment. These guidelines offer a set of concrete suggestions that can be applied to any discipline or domain to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.


  • VALRC Standards-Based Instructional Technical Assistance: This page includes links to Virginia’s adult education standards, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and our Adult Education Content Standards for English for Speakers of Other Languages Instruction, along with supplemental documents and resources such as activity ideas for teaching the ESOL standards and CCRS classroom observation tools.


  • The Virginia Education Wizard: Explore the Virginia Education Wizard’s Workforce page for work skills, aptitude, and interest assessments; resources for building technical and soft skills; resume and interviewing practice; and local career resources. The site also includes resources for job searching and locating occupational training opportunities. Learners can set up an account to keep track of their assessments, resources, and progress.

Workplace preparation activities

  • Career exploration
  • Digital skills practice
  • Time management
  • Professional communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Job safety awareness
  • Resume writing
  • Interview practice
  • Job searching skills
  • Researching job ads and job descriptions

Workforce Preparation Activities Resources

Occupational training activities

  • Training with an occupational training provider
  • Frontloading occupational vocabulary study
  • Frontloading occupational math skills
  • Frontloading occupational skills, such as map reading and blueprint reading
  • Preparing for the occupational credential

Occupational Training Activities