New Volunteer Orientation - Afternoon Session
Sep
4
1:00 PM13:00

New Volunteer Orientation - Afternoon Session

Interested in volunteering for Literacy Source? The first step is to attend a New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)! It's always held on the first Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted due to a holiday) at 1 pm or 7 pm in our Lake City Learning Center. Please call 206-782-2050 for more information or sign up online.

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Volunteer Training: GED Toolkit
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Training: GED Toolkit

Register online here.

Learn about the GED modules and levels required for passing the test. We will explore the online tutorial and practice site GED Academy, and talk about best practices for facilitating a GED lab.

Please note: Literacy Source volunteers have priority for Literacy Source trainings. If you are interested in attending, but are not affiliated with Literacy Source, please contact Caroline before registering for this event.

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Volunteer Training: Beginning Literacy
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Training: Beginning Literacy

Register online here.

This training is for all class instructors/assistants and tutors of students (ESOL and ABE) working on basic literacy (sight words, phonics, phonemic awareness, print awareness, beginning writing). The training will cover how to implement systematic literacy instruction as part of your reading lessons as well as provide examples of activities and strategies for supporting basic literacy development.The focus is on reading, but there will also be connections to teaching beginning writing.

Please note: Literacy Source volunteer trainings are primarily for Literacy Source volunteers. If you are interested in attending, but are not affiliated with Literacy Source, please contact carolines@literacysource.org before registering for this event.

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Volunteer Training: Teaching Reading & Writing
Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Training: Teaching Reading & Writing

Register online here.

This 4 hour training provides a foundational, big picture overview of teaching reading including the different reading skills and the reading process all good readers use to understand texts.

Please complete the Reading and Writing pre-reading before the training.

Please note: Literacy Source volunteers have priority for Literacy Source trainings. If you are interested in attending, but are not affiliated with Literacy Source, please contact Caroline before registering for this event.

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New Student Registration - Morning Sessions
Sep
16
to Sep 17

New Student Registration - Morning Sessions

Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 17 from 10 am-1 pm

All individuals interested in attending classes at our Lake City center should first attend a New Student Registration. It takes place over 2 days - you will learn more about Literacy Source, go on a tour of our center, fill out paperwork, take placement tests, and have an interview with one of our instructional staff. If you or someone you know is interested in attending, or you would like more information, please give us a call at 206-782-2050. 

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New Student Registration - Evening Sessions
Sep
16
to Sep 17

New Student Registration - Evening Sessions

Monday, September 16th and Tuesday, September 17th from 5:-7:30 pm

All individuals interested in attending classes at our Lake City center should first attend a New Student Registration. It takes place over 2 days - you will learn more about Literacy Source, go on a tour of our center, fill out paperwork, take placement tests, and have an interview with one of our instructional staff. If you or someone you know is interested in attending, or you would like more information, please give us a call at 206-782-2050. 

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Community Volunteer Training (CVT)
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Community Volunteer Training (CVT)

SAVE THE DATE! Registration coming soon.

The Community Volunteer Training  is a resource for volunteers in the greater King County region looking to expand their network and knowledge in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL/ESOL). King County Library SystemLiteracy SourceOne AmericaSeattle Central College, Seattle Goodwill, and the The Seattle Public Library, sponsor the CVT in their efforts to empower volunteers from all over the city to raise literacy and basic education needs for adults in our community. 

Suggested sessions:

  • ESOL Teaching Techniques

  • Working with Adult Learners, (Literacy Source foundational training)

For more information, please contact Caroline.

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Volunteer Training: Tutor Orientation
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Training: Tutor Orientation

Register online here.

This training is an orientation to tutoring at Literacy Source. The training follows on from the WALDE (Working with Adult Learners in a Diverse Environment) training focusing more on lesson planning and tutoring methods. It includes an overview of the steps to being matched with a learner and using the toolkits for developing lesson plans that address specific basic skills.

This is a required training for all tutors.

Please note: Literacy Source volunteers have priority for Literacy Source trainings. If you are interested in attending, but are not affiliated with Literacy Source, please contact Caroline before registering for this event.

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Volunteer Training: Citizenship Toolkit
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Volunteer Training: Citizenship Toolkit

Register online here.

This training will cover:

  • The naturalization process

  • The naturalization interview

  • Methods, activities and resources for teaching citizenship

  • How to conduct a Mock Interview

This is a great chance for new and continuing citizenship teachers and tutors to learn more.

Before coming to the training please take the time to view a 17 min. simulated naturalization video from UCIS.

Please note: Literacy Source volunteers have priority for Literacy Source trainings. If you are interested in attending, but are not affiliated with Literacy Source, please contact Caroline before registering for this event.

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