2023 Literacy Symposium for Faith-Affiliated Programs
April 22 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
The 2023 Literacy Symposium for Faith-Affiliated programs is co-presented by Literacy ConneXus and Literacy Texas.
The symposium has the theme “Loving Neighbors Through Literacy” and will be held on
Saturday, April 22, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
The symposium will be held online (you’ll get the Zoom link via email when you register)
Check-in for registered participants will open at 8:15 am.
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.
Literacy ConneXus welcomes folks from across the faith spectrum, and you’re also welcome to join this symposium from other, non-faith-affiliated literacy programs.
Schedule outline is below; full program coming soon.
Registration is open now
See the schedule outline below; detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found here.
CHECK-IN ONLINE, WELCOME: 8:30 am – 8:55 am
Session 1: 8:55 am – 9:55 am (60 min)
TECs 1: Tips for Teaching ESL – Dr. Cindy Kilpatrick & TECs Team (Breakout Room 1)
A Deeper Dive 1: Higher Levels – Diana Bridges (Breakout Room 2)
Session 2: 10:00 am – 11:00 am (60 min)
TECs 2: Activities for Teaching ESL – Dr. Cindy Kilpatrick & TECs Team (Breakout Room 1)
A Deeper Dive 2: Pronunciation – Dr. Katie Welch (Breakout Room 2)
Session 3: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm (60 min)
TECs 3: Lesson Planning – Dr. Cindy Kilpatrick & TECs Team (Breakout Room 1)
A Deeper Dive 3: Reading & Writing – Dr. Peggy Semingson (Breakout Room 2)
Session 4: 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm (60 min)
Low-Literacy Adults & Pre-Literacy Students – Taynim Johnson (Breakout Room 1)
Cross-Cultural Understanding: Language Hospitality – Dr. Lester Meriwether (Breakout Room 2)
Session 5: 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm (60 min)
Student Placement & Goals for the Workplace – Matthew Johnston (Breakout Room 1)
Immigration Update – Dr. Jesús Romero (Breakout Room 2)
WRAP-UP, PRIZES & FAREWELL
Schedule will be kept as current as possible but is subject to change; check back here for updates
Certificates of completion will be awarded after the event. Complete the survey after the training is finished to give your details and get your certificate.
Someone who attends the full day of training will receive 5 hours of professional development.
Downloadable PDF copy of the schedule listed above is coming soon.
Download a PDF flyer for this symposium here.
Special thanks to:
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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