Volunteer Training: Community Volunteer Training (CVT) Workshop
Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

Volunteer Training: Community Volunteer Training (CVT) Workshop

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Register online here.

All are welcome to attend a day of free classes, workshops and conversations to support ESOL and ABE students in the greater King County area.

Keynote speaker Andrew Kritovich will share information on the refugee and asylee experience in the United States. As the Deputy Executive Direction at the Ukrainian Community Center of Washington, Andrew works with refugees and immigrants as they overcome language, cultural, educational and social barriers. He will emphasize the importance of cultural sensitivity, as well as trauma informed care while working with this population. This discussion is relevant for all volunteers and professionals who work to provide refugees, immigrants, and asylees with a sense of unity and community well-being.

Find out more about CVT here.

Sign up for these Literacy Source workshops and more:

WALDE (Working with Adult Learners in a Diverse Environment)

Teaching ESOL Adult Learners

Presented by Seattle Goodwill, The Seattle Public Library, King County Library System, OneAmerica, Literacy Source and Seattle Central College.

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Volunteer Training: Literacy Foundations, Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Training: Literacy Foundations, Strategies for 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, and teaching writing – how to create more opportunities for writing practice and using the writing process to support structured writing.

Please do the reading and writing pre-reading for the training here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qtNXcVxLa4WhsQ9jDShsqKuGXFP9lapY

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 carolines@literacysource.org before registering for this event.

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New Student Registration - Morning Sessions
Apr
30
to May 2

New Student Registration - Morning Sessions

Monday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 2nd - 10 am-1 pm

This morning session is for individuals interested in ESOL classes.

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
Apr
30
to May 2

New Student Registration - Evening Sessions

Monday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 2nd - 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

This evening session is specifically for those interested in ABE, GED, and citizenship classes.

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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Annual Breakfast
May
1
7:30 AM07:30

Annual Breakfast

  • Seattle Pacific University - Gwinn Commons (map)
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SPEAKERS: 

Literacy Source students

Nancy Pearl, superstar librarian and author, providing an entertaining review of her favorite books from the last year!


There is no cost to attend, but guests are asked to make a donation (suggested minimum $150). The entire cost of the breakfast is underwritten by sponsors, so every dollar given goes directly to providing basic education services to low-income adults. 

Registration is open - come on your own, or bring friends!  

Click to reserve your seat and/or sign up to be a Table Captain now!

For more information, contact breakfast@literacysource.org or call 206-782-2050.

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Volunteer Training: Math Toolkit
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Training: Math Toolkit

Register online here.

This training is designed for all tutors and instructors either teaching math or integrating it into the lesson plans. As the center theme this term is budgets this is useful for everyone:

  • What constitutes good math teaching? i.e. not just solving problems with numbers but also communicating about your mathematical reasoning and using math to solve real-world problems.
  • How do you teach math?  Using an I do - We do - You do framework, we will explore the concept of teaching math by layering on a trajectory of - concrete to pictorial to abstract.

Parking is available in the lot located behind Literacy Source (enter from 125th St.); please park only in the spaces outline in white. Spaces outlined in yellow are reserved for retail parking.

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: WALDE (Working with Adult Learners in a Diverse Environment)
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Training: WALDE (Working with Adult Learners in a Diverse Environment)

Register online here.

In this workshop we will:

  • Reflect and acknowledge how our own cultural assumptions may impact our interactions and teaching
  • Identify the Principles of Adult Learning and discuss how they are an integral part of creating a safe, accepting and successful learning environment
  • Develop strategies for working with, and motivating culturally diverse learners

There are two online pre-requisites we would like to ask you to do before the training:

1) Please complete the training Principles of Adult Learning, (you do not need to to do the worksheets,) the training takes about 45 mins. The content will be discussed in the training. Please bring the certificate of completion to the training or email me to let me know you have completed it so I may log your hours.

2) Please watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk The Danger of a Single Story (20 mins). Please come prepared to discuss the video.

Note: This is a required training for all LIteracy Source volunteers.

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 carolines@literacysource.org before registering for this event.

 

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Volunteer Training: Tutor Orientation Training
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Training: Tutor Orientation Training

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 carolines@literacysource.org before registering for this event.

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Bystander Intervention Training
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Bystander Intervention Training

Register online here.

Have you ever wondered how to intervene if you saw someone being harassed because of their religious identity or for any other reason? Learn how to engage in situations of public harassment and violence without escalating the danger.

This free training is led by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - Washington State.

Banner photo courtesy of CAIR - Washington State

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Volunteer Training: Citizenship Toolkit
Jun
19
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. video from UCIS about the naturalization proceess, the interview process and components and shows part of a naturalization interview.

http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/teachers/educational-products/uscis-naturalization-interview-and-test-video

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 carolines@literacysource.org before registering for this event.

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