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2024 Literacy Symposium for Faith-Affiliated Programs

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The 2024 Literacy Symposium for Faith-Affiliated Programs is co-presented by Literacy ConneXus and Literacy Texas.

The symposium has the theme “reconnecting” and will be held on

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

and will take place online (you’ll get the Zoom link via email when you register).

Check-in for registered participants will open online at 8:45 AM.

This symposium is offered free of charge to Texas educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and family literacy.

Participants of all faiths, and none, are welcome at this event.

Registration for this session has now closed

See the schedule outline below; detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found here.




Lester Meriwether – Literacy ConneXus
Dr. Jenny McCormack Walker – Literacy Texas

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM: Session 1 (60 min)

Reaching & Teaching Low-Literacy SLIFE Students
Katie Welch, Ph.D.

Ministries of Excellence
Lester Meriwether, Literacy ConneXus

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Session 2 (60 min)

DART: Digital Access and Resilience in Texas
Dr. Glenda Rose, TCALL (Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning)

Introducing Resource Partners: Literacy Texas, TCALL, and TexTESOL
Dr. Cindy Kilpatrick, Literacy ConneXus
Dr. Jenny McCormack Walker, Literacy Texas

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Session 3 (60 min)

What do you need beyond the basics?
Karen Peiser and Kathleen Yarborough, Literacy ConneXus ESL trainers

Language Hospitality: Connecting Church Leaders With Literacy Experts
Kristyn Kidney
Katie Welch, Ph.D.
Matthew Johnston, Literacy ConneXus


Click here to read more about the sessions and speakers.

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 3 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.


Downloadable and printable PDF of the symposium program.

Download a flyer to display at your location or send to others who may be interested in attending – or email them this link.

Special thanks to:

Literacy ConneXus

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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