Literacy Coalition of Colorado Training at Red Rocks CC February 4, 2017

Saturday, February 04 2017, 8:15 AM - 12:45 PM [MST]

13300 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO, 80228-1255, United States

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Saturday, February 04 2017, 8:15 AM - 12:45 PM [MST]

Red Rocks Community College, 13300 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO, 80228-1255, United States.

Welcome to the Literacy Coalition's February 2017 professional development workshops at Red Rocks Community College.

Workshops will be at the EAST end of the building. Please use the EAST parking lot and enter through the EAST door.

For a map and directions to the Lakewood (main) campus, go to this link:

Registration is at 8:15 am. Workshops start at 8:30 am.

You will need a LAPTOP COMPUTER or TABLET or MOBILE DEVICE to get the most benefit from some sessions. Bring your charger too!

 TOPICS and presenters

Session 1

Tutor Ready: New LINCS Resources for Teaching Adults to Read

(for ESL as well as literacy tutors)

     During this workshop, we'll explore these new, bite-sized resources that are drawn from the research-based LINCS' Teaching Adults to Read online courses and workshops. Tutor Ready focuses on topics relevant to adult literacy tutoring in the area of reading. USING YOUR LAPTOP OR TABLET OR MOBILE DEVICE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

     Presenter: Karen Bowen is the program coordinator and trainer at Boulder Reads.  She was involved in the pilot project for Tutor Ready at Boulder Reads.


Assisting ESL/ABE/HSE Learners with Long-term Goals: How to Get Started

     Participants will learn how an adult ed provider - administrator, teacher or volunteer - can collect information from students about what they would like to achieve in the future on an educational, career, and/or personal level. Participants will learn a method for guiding students who have clear goals and those who do not.

     Presenter: Jonathan Huie has worked in adult education for nine years, with experience as a teacher in Mexico and in administrative roles at the community college level and in the nonprofit field.


Session 2

How to Use Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to Connect with Your Students

    Find out how to better use social media to connect with your students and reach them where they hang out. Deepen your relationships and help them learn more with things like Facebook Groups, Instagram Stories, and Twitter. USING YOUR LAPTOP OR TABLET OR MOBILE DEVICE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

     Presenter: Andrea Vahl is a Social Media Consultant and is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies.


Life Dream and Stepping Stones

     This presentation will demonstrate the integration of critical thinking skills and study skills using graphic organizers and manipulatives. Participants will experience first-hand interactive learning activities that are fun and meaningful.

     Presenter: With an MA in ESL, a Ph.D. in education, and 36 years of teaching and tutoring experience under belt, Ranee Cervania regularly provides professional development workshops to Adult Ed/ESL/GED instructors and volunteers.


Session 3

Developing a Successful Lesson

      Topics covered will include: planning your work / working your plan; teaching strategies; and collaborating with fellow staff members for more successful outcomes for learners.

     Presenter: Barbara Ulrich has been an educator for over 30 years. She is presently the director of Open Door, a non-profit academic High School Equivalency and ESL program.


A Few Tips and Tricks to Teach EFL

     Participants will learn simple ways to help students with pronunciation, how to explain the meaning of some types of words, how to encourage students to speak English in the classroom, and how to make students write while they learn new vocabulary.

     Presenter: Kenia Campbell is an EFL instuctor at Colorado Heights University. She has been teaching English to diverse populations overseas and in the Denver area. She holds degrees in Linguistics, Languages and Educational Technology.

By registering, you assume responsibility for any and all risk that you may sustain while participating, and further waive any and all claims against the Literacy Coalition of Colorado, and its board members, relating to or arising out of that participation.


Literacy Coalition of Colorado

The Literacy Coalition of Colorado promotes and fosters adult literacy in all forms with ongoing professional development opportunities, volunteer training and referrals, and other projects to meet the changing needs of adult literacy agencies in Colorado.

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