Volunteer Training: Beginning Literacy
Feb
23
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). For tutors and teachers of ABE 1-3, ESOL 1-4. The training will go over 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: WALDE (Working with Adult Learners in a Diverse Environment)
Mar
5
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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New Student Registration
Mar
12
to Mar 14

New Student Registration

Monday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 14, 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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Volunteer Training: Tutor Orientation
Mar
30
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) trainer 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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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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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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