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Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium – Summer

June 11, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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The first 2022 Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the United Way of Greater Houston: 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007. Check-in for registered participants will open at 8:30 am, and both breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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.

See the schedule outline below; detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found here.

Schedule (subject to change)

8:30 am – 9:00 am — Check-in, breakfast (United Way auditorium)

Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (90 min)

Fun and Effective Strategies for the ESL Classroom – Martin Loa (Rooms A&B)

Contextualizing Instruction Across the Four Language Domains – Alisha Procter (Rooms C&D)

The Importance of Digital Literacy – Jacqueline Aguilera (Rooms E&F)


Session 2: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm (90 min)

Houston’s Literacy Blueprint – Federico Salas-Isnardi (Rooms A&B)

Breaking the Code: Helping Readers Understand How Words Work to Improve Reading Skills – Sally Kubiak (Rooms C&D)

Learning Styles and How to Maximize Them – Kim Mason (Rooms E&F)

WORKING LUNCH 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm (United Way auditorium) – The Power of Collaboration – Ernest Lewis III

Session 3: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (90 min)

Retention and Persistence in an Adult Education Classroom – Martin Loa (Rooms A&B)

How to Teach the Skill of Reading Comprehension – Sally Kubiak (Rooms C&D)

GED Mathematical Reasoning – Krista Mosher (Rooms E&F)


United Way of Greater Houston: Directions & Parking

Click here for maps, directions, and parking information.


Download a PDF copy of the schedule listed above.

Download a flyer to 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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June 11, 2022
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Adult Education Center
Literacy Texas


United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007 United States
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