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2023 South Texas Literacy Symposium

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The 2023 South Texas Literacy Symposium is co-presented by the South Texas Literacy Coalition and Literacy Texas.

The symposium will be held on

Saturday, February 25, from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm

on the UTRGV Campus, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg TX 78539.

The symposium is part of the annual UTRGV Festiba celebration and has the theme “Transforming our world through arts and literacy.”

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.

Registration is open now


See the schedule outline below; detailed descriptions of the workshops will be linked here when confirmed.

Schedule

SYMPOSIUM OPENS: 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Check-in, breakfast, visit exhibitor and author tables

Session 1: 8:45 am – 9:30 am (45 min)
General Session – Ballroom

Greetings and introductions:
Dr. Dahlia Guerra, Founder/Director of FESTIBA, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Jeffrey Ward, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Kendra de la Garza, President, South Texas Literacy Coalition
Steve Banta, Executive Director, Literacy Texas

Session 2: 9:30 am – 10:15 am (45 min)
Panel Discussion

Session 3: 10:30 am – 11:30 am (60 min)
Concurrent sessions – details TBC
Track 1: Teaching Techniques
Track 2: Emerging Trends in Adult Literacy
Track 3: Volunteer Management

BREAK: 11:30am – 12:00 pm
Visit exhibitor and author tables

WORKING LUNCH 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Ballroom)
Networking – “Trending Issues in Literacy”

Session 4: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (60 min)
Concurrent sessions – details TBC

Track 1: Teaching Techniques
Track 2: Emerging Trends in Adult Literacy
Track 3: Volunteer Management

Session 5: 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm (60 min)
Concurrent sessions – details TBC

Track 1: Teaching Techniques
Track 2: Emerging Trends in Adult Literacy
Track 3: Volunteer Management

SYMPOSIUM CLOSES: 3:40pm – 4:00 pm
Evaluation, wrap-up, door prizes

FAREWELL

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


PD Certificates

Certificates of completion will be awarded after the event. Complete the survey after the symposium is finished to give your details and get your certificate.


University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: Directions & Parking

Click here for maps, directions, and parking information


Downloads:

Downloadable PDF copy of the schedule listed above is coming soon.

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


Special thanks to:

South Texas Literacy Coalition

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, College of Fine Arts

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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Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Organizers

South Texas Literacy Coalition
Literacy Texas

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