community literacy trainings

Before you sign up, please note:

recruiting and sustaining virtual volunteers

Calling all Volunteer Coordinators! Are you having trouble recruiting and retaining your tutors now that so much is done virtually? We want to talk about it! 

In this workshop/idea swap, we're going to focus on investigating our recruitment strategies to fit the now (mostly) virtual tutoring space. We'll also dive into some ideas on retention and building community when we're far apart. 

This training would be great for anyone that works with volunteers but we'll be speaking specifically about adult education volunteers. 

This training is a part of our Program Operations series and is geared towards coordinators and administrative staff (although everyone is welcome)

Date: May 18

Time: 1230pm - 2pm CST

Location: Zoom

Fee:

  • Free for members

  • $15 for non-members

ASking for help: techniques for giving effective referrals

Anyone who has worked in adult education will tell you that while we're not social workers, we might be expected to play one sometimes. To those organizations that are fortunate to have social workers on staff - that's awesome, you keep working your magic. For the rest of us, though, it can feel like a sticky situation when our participants asks us to help.

In this workshop, we'll learn how we can be prepared to help our students without overstepping our role or adding on extra work. We'll discuss plans of action and best practices that keep you ready to help without missing a beat. We don't stress and neither will our participants. 

This training is designed for folx that work with or around adult learners. As a note, anything we learn here is not intended to replace a professional social worker but only an extra measure to support people when they need help. 

This training is a part of our Student Support series and is geared towards anyone working in adult education (although everyone is welcome)

Date: May 25

Time: 3pm - 430pm CST

Location: Zoom

Fee:

  • Free for members

  • $15 for non-members

family literacy:
taking the leap

This training aims to create a space where Family Literacy providers can reflect on their current practices and see how taking risks has aided other providers in program growth.

 

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of providers, share their experiences with fellow providers, and brainstorm new ideas using a guided worksheet.

This panel discussion and workshop will be led by two prominent Family Literacy provides - Ella Berry (Chinese Mutual Aid Association) and Hope Neal (Regional Office of Education #33). 

This training will be great for any folx working in the Family Literacy sphere or anyone that is interested in starting a program at your site! 

This training is a part of our Program Operations series and is geared towards coordinators and administrative staff (although everyone is welcome)

Date: June 9

Time: 11am - 1230pm CT

Location: Zoom

Fee:

  • Free for members

  • $15 for non-members

Joyful learning: an intro to project-based learning

If you've been tutoring or teaching for a while, you might have heard about project-based learning. You might have heard that it's just for kids but we're here to tell you - it's for adults too! 

 

In this workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of project-based learning - we'll focus on what it is and how to implement it. Attendees will be able to identify some key benefits to project-based learning - including that it makes learning fun! Then we'll spend some time developing project ideas for our next tutoring session or class. 

This would be a great training for any tutor or teacher that is interested in learning more about this teaching method - no experience necessary! These ideas can be applied in a one-on-one tutoring session or a class environment - so everyone is welcome! 

This training is a part of our Instructional Techniques series and is geared towards tutors and teachers (although everyone is welcome)

Date: June 22

Time: 5pm - 630pm CT

Location: Zoom

Fee:

  • Free for members

  • $15 for non-members

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