Winter Celebration
Dec
20
5:30 PM17:30

Winter Celebration

Join us for our annual Winter Celebration of students, staff, and volunteers! It’s a potluck, so please bring a dish or drink to share. Family and friends are invited.

Please note, we are moving the party to the Lake City Community Center this year. Hope to see you there!

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New Student Registration - Morning Sessions
Jan
7
to Jan 8

New Student Registration - Morning Sessions

Monday, January 7th and Tuesday, January 8th - 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
Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

New Student Registration - Evening Sessions

Monday, January 7th - 6 pm-8:30 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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Volunteer Training: Working with Adult Learners in a Diverse Environment
Jan
14
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Training: 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 workshop. Please bring the certificate of completion to the workshop 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 Caroline before registering for this event.

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Volunteer Training: Teaching ESOL Adult Learners
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Training: Teaching ESOL Adult Learners

Register online here.

This training is a good introduction to working with ESOL adults. It provides teaching and tutoring strategies, practical tips, and activities and materials to use with ESOL students.

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 Caroline before registering for this event.

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Volunteer Training: Tutor Orientation Training
Feb
9
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 Caroline before registering for this event.

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Volunteer Training: Literacy Foundations, Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing
Feb
15
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 and writing. It covers the different reading skills and the reading process all good readers use to understand texts, as well as how to create more opportunities for writing practice and using the writing process to support structured writing.

Please complete the reading and writing pre-reading for the training here.

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 Training
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Training: Beginning Literacy Training

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 Caroline before registering for this event.

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Volunteer Training: Citizenship Toolkit
Mar
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. 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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Volunteer Training: Tutor Orientation Training
Dec
7
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 Caroline before registering for this event.

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