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2023 Laredo Literacy Symposium

June 15, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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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:

Thursday, June 15, 9 am to 3 pm

at Laredo College, Kazen Student Center.

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


Read more about the sessions here.

Schedule will be kept as current as possible but is subject to change; check back here for updates

PD Certificates

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.

Kazen Student Center, Laredo College: Directions & Parking

Click here for maps, directions, and parking information.

Special thanks to:

Laredo College

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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June 15, 2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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