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Workshops & Continued Learning

Before you sign up, please note:

  • All trainings are virtual

  • Trainings are FREE to Community Literacy Members

  • Trainings are $15 for non-members

  • Email bria@litworks.org with questions

 

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Teaching Adult English Learners Who Are Emergent Readers

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Time: 5:30-7 (CST)

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Price: Free to members; $15 for all others

Facilitator: Robyn Hackett

An adult emergent reader is someone with limited or no prior education in their native language. If this is your first time working with this level of learner, it can be difficult to know where to start! Adult emergent readers that are learning to read and write for the first time in a new language need a specialized approach to instruction. 

 

In the first of our two-part series with World Relief Curriculum and Adult Literacy Specialist Robyn Hackett, we’ll explore some big-picture ideas that will give you a strong foundation for developing instructional routines with your learners. We’ll explore different types of literacy and the components of literacy that students will need in U.S. academic settings. We’ll also talk about the  diversity of literacy backgrounds that emergent literacy students have and some of the corresponding assets and challenges they bring to the classroom. Finally, we’ll get an overview of the concepts that first-time alphabetic literacy learners need to practice. 

 

 

​This training is part of our Instructional Techniques series. Content is designed with tutors and teachers in mind, although everyone is welcome!

OK Learn Family Literacy Workshops:

How We Do It & How You Can, Too

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Time: 1-2:30 pm (CST)

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Price: Free to members; $15 for all others

Facilitators: Keighty Ward & Hope Neal

Parents and caregivers are critical in helping young children develop a strong foundation in early literacy.   Through OK Learn (“Our Kids Learn”), Literacy Works’ unique family education program, adults gain confidence and skills in helping young children learn through language, stories, connection, and play.  

 

Keighty Ward of Literacy Works and Hope Neal of Regional Office of Education  #33 in Galesburg will talk about the history of this program, the logistics of putting workshops together, and the OK Learn curriculum. Learn more about how you can get the training, support,  and resources you need to do OK Learn workshops at your organization!

This training is part of our Program Operations series. Content is designed with adult education administrators in mind, although everyone is welcome!

Teaching Adult English Learners Who Are Emergent Readers: Part 2

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Time: 5-7:30 pm (CST)

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Price: Free to members; $15 for all others

Facilitator: Robyn Hackett

An adult emergent reader is someone with limited or no prior education in their native language. If this is your first time working with this level of learner, it can be difficult to know where to start! Adult emergent readers that are learning to read and write for the first time in a new language need a specialized approach to instruction. 

 

In the second of our two-part series with World Relief Curriculum and Adult Literacy Specialist Robyn Hackett, we’ll explore instructional routines that are essential in helping learners develop first-time alphabetic literacy. You can attend this training whether or not you attended the previous session! 

 

Learn how listening comprehension is connected to sound and print awareness and how to give students practice in breaking speech down into meaningful sound chunks. Robyn will recommend resources you can use with your students, too! 

This training is part of our Instructional Techniques series. Content is designed with tutors and teachers in mind, although everyone is welcome!

Queer Language in the Classroom

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Time: 5-7:30 pm (CST)

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Price: Free to members; $15 for all others

Facilitator: Keighty Ward

Happy Pride, y'all! We're celebrating by talking about language and how using loving terminology to talk with people is an important part of a trauma-informed practice.

 

This training was created to support adult ed teachers and tutors in creating welcoming and safe learning spaces for their queer learners. Regardless of your learner, this training is meant to be a place to ask questions, try new ways of doing things, and build empathy.

 

We will discuss all those terms you're not sure how to use and how to create a welcoming classroom. We'll also talk about everyone's favorite: pronouns - how to use them, how to ask for them, and how to share them. And we'll offer some suggestions for introducing queer language into your ESL or ABE tutoring sessions and classrooms.

​This training is part of our Program Support series. Content is designed with those working in adult education in mind, although everyone is welcome!

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