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2022 Literacy Symposium for Faith-Affiliated Programs

May 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Thank you so much for coming! This event is now over.

Check the Literacy Texas YouTube channel for recordings from this session, and from many others.


The 2022 Literacy Symposium for Faith-Affiliated Programs has the theme “Pandemic Perseverance“.

This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and family literacy. While this symposium is specifically focused on volunteers and staff at faith-affiliated literacy programs, all literacy volunteers and staff are welcome to attend.


WELCOME (9:00 am – 9:15 am)

Session 1: 9:20 am – 10:20 am (60 min)

Starting a New ESL Ministry – Or Starting Over (Karen Peiser) – Administrative Track

Knowing Our Students to Meet Their ESL Needs (Angela Garcia) – ESL Teaching Track

Session 2: 10:25 am – 11:25 pm (60 min)

Storytime and Networking Across Texas (Lester Meriwether) – Administrative Track

Differentiation for Multilevel Classrooms (Nikki Ashcraft) – ESL Teaching Track

Session 3: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (60 min)

Self-Care 101 (Katie Welch) – Administrative Track

Getting Students Talking by Asking the Right Questions (Cindy Kilpatrick) – ESL Teaching Track

Session 4: 12:35 pm – 1:35 pm (60 min)

Teaching ESL in a Church Context (Matthew Johnston) – Administrative Track

Teaching Via Zoom vs In Person (Karen Peiser) – ESL Teaching Track

Session 5: 1:40 pm – 2:40 pm (60 min)

Questions for Literacy ConneXus and Texas Trainers – Administrative Track

“But how do I – ?” – Q&A with Experienced ESL Teachers – ESL Teaching Track

PRIZE DRAWING, FAREWELL (2:45pm – 3:00 pm)

More details about each session can be found here.

Please note that we won’t be taking a long break for lunch, so have any snacks, drinks, or meals close to hand!

The sessions will be recorded and will be made available on the Literacy Texas YouTube channel after the event.


Download a detailed copy of the schedule above (PDF).

Download a flyer to print and display at your location, or send to others who may be interested in attending.

Special thanks to:

The Texas Center for Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL)

The Texas Workforce Commission

Read more about the annual regional literacy symposiums here.

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May 6, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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