community literacy trainings

Before you sign up, please note:

best practices for starting and supporting an adult literacy program

Whether you have your own program, want to start one, or just want to learn more, this training is for you. We will cover the processes and logistics needed to start and support an adult literacy program.

 

We'll cover many important topics including: solution-based organizational work, board development, creating a 90 day strategic plan and much more. 

This training is part of our Program Operations series and is geared towards coordinators and administrative staff but everyone is welcome! 

Date: September 22

Time: 1pm - 3pm CST

Location: Zoom

Fee:

  • Free for members

  • $15 for non-members

communicating around covid: Strategies for hosting a community vaccine event

In this second session, we'll be talking about strategies for hosting a vaccine event at your organization (or partnering with another org!). We cover issues like accessibility, information sharing, community leadership, and logistics.

Bring your lunch (you can keep your camera off!) and join us for this great discussion! You can attend one or attend all of them - consistent attendance is not required! 

This lunch and learn is part of an 8-part series around communicating with participants and staff about COVID-19 and the vaccine. We'll be offering two each month until the end of 2021. 

Date: September 29

Time: 12pm - 1pm CST

Location: Zoom

Fee: Free for everyone

Universal design
for learning

If you are interested in "special learning needs" or "disabilities" and how they relate to your teaching practice, join us! This training will shed light on assumptions around disabilities and how shifting your mindset to recognize ability first can create an inclusive and equitable learning experience for all students.

 

We'll cover the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how you can apply them to your work right away! 

This training is a part of our Student Support series and is geared towards everyone involved in adult education including teachers, tutors, administrators and coordinators. 

Date: September 30

Time: 3pm - 5pm CST

Location: Zoom

Fee:

  • Free for members

  • $15 for non-members

communicating around covid: Applying plain language to public health

In this third session, we'll be talking about plain language practices and how we can apply them when we communicate around health topics - including the COVID vaccine. You'll learn the importance of speaking and writing plainly to ensure that your message is accessible and understood. 

Bring your lunch (it's a webinar so your camera is off!) and join us for this great discussion! You can attend one or attend all of them - consistent attendance is not required! 

This lunch and learn is part of an 8-part series around communicating with participants and staff about COVID-19 and the vaccine. We'll be offering two each month until the end of 2021. 

Date: October 13

Time: 12pm - 1pm CST

Location: Zoom

Fee: Free for everyone

Literacy works'
open house

Whether you just became a member for the first time, you've been with us
since the beginning, or you're just learning about us now - this open house
is for you.


We will go over all the professional services Literacy Work has to offer and
demonstrate our new online registration and payment process. We'll share
details about our tutor training program, give information about the Clear
Language Lab and explain how you can become a part of Literacy Works
today!


Keighty from the Community Literacy program will go into detail about
the new changes and great new benefits for Community Literacy members
this year - you won't want to miss out!

Date: October 22

Time: 10am - 10:30am CST

Location: Zoom

Fee: FREE for everyone

communicating around covid: Helping folx navigate online info

In this fourth session, we'll be tackling the issue of media literacy and how we can support our participants and community members (and ourselves!) sift through the mountain of online information.

 

Online misinformation and disinformation has been a massive problem, especially in the last year during the pandemic. We will examine strategies you can share with participants to help them more confidently navigate the health information out there.. 

Bring your lunch (it's a webinar so your camera is off!) and join us for this great discussion! You can attend one or attend all of them - consistent attendance is not required! 

This lunch and learn is part of an 8-part series around communicating with participants and staff about COVID-19 and the vaccine. We'll be offering two each month until the end of 2021. 

Date: October 27

Time: 12pm - 1pm CST

Location: Zoom

Fee: Free for everyone

LitWorks Reading group: The Art of gathering

Literacy Works' reading group is a social justice, radical education, focused group. Each year, we will choose four books to read and will meet
quarterly for our discussions.

 

This reading group is informal in nature - you don't need to commit to the whole year to join us! This reading group is open to members and nonmembers alike and is free to all.

 

Our group will focus on the pressing issues of our time - namely, racism,
sexism, classism, homophobia, etc. - and how they intersect with our lives
and our work.


Each year, we will choose four books which fit the following:
- a book that focuses on social action
- a book that focuses on new ideas and theories in the nonprofit field
- a book about education and educational theories
- a fiction book.


The next selection will be a book that focuses on new ideas and theories in the nonprofit field


We will be reading:
The Art of Gather: How We Meet and Why it Matters

Learn about past and future meetings of the LitWorks Reading Group!

Date: October 28

Time: 5pm - 6pm CST

Location: Zoom

Fee: Free for everyone

Not sure if the organization you work or volunteer for is a member of Literacy Works?
Check out our full member list or email keighty@litworks.org and we can help.