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The 2023 Laredo Literacy Symposium is co-presented by Laredo College and Literacy Texas.
The symposium has the theme: “Literacy on the Border: Strengthening Our Community”, and will be held on:
Check-in for registered participants will open at 8:30 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; detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found here.
CHECK-IN, BREAKFAST, WELCOME: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (90 min)
Digital Literacy: Tools and Resources – Presenter: Dr. Denise Guckert
Session 2: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm (90 min)
Financial Literacy: Dollars and Sense – Presenter: Dr. Ida Acuña Garza
Standards: Backward Design and Lesson Planning (Part 1) – Presenter: Dr. Denise Guckert
WORKING LUNCH 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm (90 min)
Dysgraphia: Tips and Tricks for Intervention – Presenter: Ms. Leticia Rios Spillane
Session 3: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (60 min)
We the People: Civics Education – Mr. Eduardo J. Martinez and Mr. Jesus J. Garcia
Standards: Backward Design and Lesson Planning (Part 2) – Presenter: Dr. Denise Guckert
Schedule will be kept as current as possible but is subject to change; check back here for updates
Someone who attends the full symposium will receive 5.5 hours of PD credit.
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. Surveys will be sent via email in the days following the symposium.
The Texas Center for Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL)
The Texas Workforce Commission
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Announcement from Literacy Texas Board Chair Ernest Lewis III
Search for an Executive Director
Texas continues to be a strong economic engine for the nation and the world. It is a most opportune time to strategically position Literacy Texas as a key contributor to ensure that everyone can find a pathway to success.
Literacy Texas is soliciting applications for the position of Executive Director. We are seeking candidates with a passion for service and a desire to close educational and economic gaps. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who can strengthen coalitions, bring innovation, upgrade the use of technology, and attract new business partners. As a society, we are on the verge of ever-accelerating growth. Advancing literacy and skill levels and keeping pace with the use of artificial intelligence and economic transformation will ensure that those we serve have a place at the table.
We congratulate outgoing Executive Director Steve Banta on his upcoming retirement, and look forward to celebrating his many contributions to Literacy Texas in recent years.