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.
Registration is open now on the Literacy Texas registration portal
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. Denise Guckert
Standards: Backward Design and Lesson Planning (Part 1) – Presenter: Dr. Ida Acuna Garza
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. Ida Acuna Garza
Read more about the sessions here.
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.
Kazen Student Center, Laredo College: Directions & Parking
Click here for maps, directions, and parking information.
Special thanks to:
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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