This month, FLC is presenting four volunteer literacy tutor symposiums highlightingtechniques and activities related to three facets of teaching literacy:
- Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
- The Art of Teaching Speaking
- Teaching Writing
From Our Trainers
“The Tutor Symposiums offered by FLC are some of the most energizing, productive events I have experienced in my role as a trainer. We have the chance to focus on some of the best resources in our field. It’s a real luxury to have an hour or two to explore and experience the theories and activities found in books that go beyond the typical core tutor materials. There have been many times when I have gotten hold of a new resource, only to have it sit while other priorities took over my day. This chance to come together with other tutors and discover the resource together is a great way to share.”
—Roberta Reiss, ProLiteracy America Certified Trainer & Lead Symposium Faciltator
“As a presenting trainer this year, I’m excited about the materials we will be using. The Multiple Intelligences theory of “How am I Smart?” will be sure to stimulate discussion. It will be fun to try some lesson plans and discover our MI. The information contained in The Art of Teaching Speaking is so useful for those tutors trying to help ESOL learners speak English that is relevant to their goals and situations. Encouraging our learners to speak can be difficult at times, so getting ideas and resources for stimulating conversation will be invaluable.
Some tutors may be asking why we are focusing a section on Writing, but we’ll find out why it is essential to teach writing as well as reading, and get useful tools for doing so.”
–Olive Burkard, ProLiteracy America Certified Trainer, presenting in Ocala and Orlando
Training dates and locations:
- 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Jan. 8, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, Venice, FL – THIS TRAINING IS FULL
- 1-5 p.m., Jan. 15, Leon County Public Library, Tallahassee, FL
- 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Jan. 27, Rasmussen College- Ocala Campus, Ocala, FL
- 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Jan. 31, Adult Literacy League of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Each training will be led by a ProLiteracy America Certified Trainer and is free to attend, but registration is required as seating is limited.
Please contact Yari Payne at FLC with any questions – (407) 246-7110 ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These trainings are collaborative learning events brought to you by the Florida Adult Literacy Resource Center, a program of the Florida Literacy Coalition. These workshops are made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.