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2023 East Texas Literacy Symposium

March 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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The 2023 East Texas Literacy Symposium is co-presented by the East Texas Literacy Council and Literacy Texas.

The symposium has the theme “Growing Adult Education for the Future” and will be held on

Saturday, March 4, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

in the Longview University Center at UT Tyler – 3201 N Eastman Rd, Longview, TX 75605.

Check-in for registered participants will open at 8:00 am and both breakfast and a working 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; find detailed descriptions of the workshops here.


SYMPOSIUM OPENS: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Check-in, breakfast, visit exhibitor tables

Greetings, welcome, and introductions
Natasha Duncan, Executive Director, East Texas Literacy Council
Steve Banta, Executive Director, Literacy Texas

Session 1: 8:50 am – 10:20 am (90 min)

Digital Literacy: Google Applied Digital Skills

Aligning Instructions to Assessment

Language Learning Activities for ESL Classes Focused on Community & Culture

Session 2: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (90 min)

Developing Strong and Lasting Partnerships

Student Success Made Simple: SOAR

Beyond Knowledge Checks: Creating Significant Learning for Adults

WORKING LUNCH: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Motivational Speaker: City Councilwoman Kristen Ishihara

Session 3: 1:10 pm – 2:40 pm (90 min)

ESL Teaching Strategies

Step By Step: How to Introduce New Tech Tools

Student Success Made Simple: SOAR
Repeat session

SYMPOSIUM CLOSES: 2:40pm – 3:00 pm
Evaluation, wrap-up, door prizes (must be present to win!)


PD Certificates

Certificates of completion will be awarded after the event.
Complete the survey we’ll send you via email after the training is finished to give your details and get your certificate.

Longview University Center: Directions & Parking

Click here for map, directions, and parking information.


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

Special thanks to:

East Texas Literacy Council

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

The Texas Workforce Commission

Read more about the annual regional literacy symposia here.

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March 4, 2023
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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East Texas Literacy Council
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The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center
3201 North Eastman Road
Longview, TX 75605 United States
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