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2024 Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium

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The 2024 Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium is co-presented by Adult Education Center and Literacy Texas.

The symposium has the theme “Transformative Literacy” and will be held on:

Friday, June 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

at the United Way of Greater Houston – 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX, 77007.

Click here for map, directions, and parking information.

Check-in for registered participants will open at 8:30 AM and both breakfast and a working lunch will be provided.

Sessions will include: 

  • iSmart Teaching: Leveraging AI Across Literacies
  • Money Magic: Unleashing Financial Wizardry in Workforce Training
  • Transformative Literacy
  • The Importance of Incorporating Workforce Certifications into Your Program and How Workforce Solutions Can Help
  • ESL Strategies using Digital Literacy
  • The Importance of Teaching All 4 Skills of ESL
  • Why Your Program Needs to Offer Citizenship Classes, and the Resources to Get Started

**CHECK YOUR SPAM**
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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.

Symposium Schedule Outline

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

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – CHECK-IN, BREAKFAST, WELCOME

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Session 1 (90 min)

iSmart Teaching: Leveraging AI Across Literacies
Jacqueline Aguilera, Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy

Transitions for ABE/ASE – Part 1 of 2
Wayne Crandall, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL)

ESL Strategies Using Digital Literacy
Lindsay Kelley, Adult Education Center

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM – Session 2 (90 min)

The Importance of HI (Human Interaction)
Fran-Victoria Stephens, Story Square

Transitions for ABE/ASE – Part 2 of 2
Wayne Crandall, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL)

Why Your Program Needs to Offer Citizenship Classes, and the Resources to Get Started
Luis Garcia Alvarez, USA Hello

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM – WORKING LUNCH & GENERAL SESSION

Transformative Literacy: Incorporating Workforce Certification into Your Program – and How Workforce Solutions Can Help!
Danielle Knotts, H-GAC/Workforce Solutions

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Session 3 (90 min)

A Teacher’s Dozen
Elinore Ramos, BurlingtonEnglish
Ana Maria Aparicio Jovel, BurlingtonEnglish

Structured Literacy for All: Reading Instruction That Works for All Learners
Lara Speights, Neuhaus Education Center

Transform your ABE/HSE Classroom with New Readers Press Online Learning
Rachel Budde, ProLiteracy

3:00 PM – WRAP-UP, FAREWELL

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

Someone who attends every session and the working lunch will qualify for 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.

Registration will open soon – watch this space

**CHECK YOUR SPAM**
Every online registration will generate an automated email response with further information. If you don’t see it arrive, please check your junk mail!

Downloadable and printable documents:

Special thanks to:

Adult Education Center

The Texas Center for Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL)

The Texas Workforce Commission

Checked/updated 6/14/24

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