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Language & Literacy Institute 2024 – VIRTUAL

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST Free

NOTE: You must register for EACH day in order to receive the Zoom Join link and Flyer. The Flyer has all of the join links for the afternoon sessions and will be provided to all registrants the week of Jan. 22.

  • Day 1 – Thu. 1/25/24 – REGISTER >>

  • Day 2 – Fri. 1/26/24 – REGISTER >>

If you require ASL Interpretation, please email Gail Rutan at [email protected]

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (includes complete session descriptions and presenter biographies)

KEYNOTE – DAY ONE – Thursday, January 25, 2024: Creating a Healing-Centered Environment through Cultivating Educator Resilience

Since the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increased interest and awareness of mental health and the impact of stress and trauma. However, as educators there is a persistent focus on the health and wellbeing of learners rather than ourselves. Research has shown us that we cannot have a healing or trauma-informed learning environment without our own wellness and self-awareness. Join us as we dive into the impact of stress, trauma, and compassion fatigue on all professionals and organizations in adult education. We will define the different types of compassion fatigue, the trauma re-enactment triangle, and parallel process and discuss what we can do to build our resilience and foster our own wellness.

Lucille Rosario, MSW, LICSW, is the Supervisor of Special Services for the Brooklyn Center Community School District, a community faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Senior Fellow at the Minnesota Institute for Trauma Informed Education, and runs her own supervision, professional development, and consulting business. Previously, Lucille has worked as a clinician/therapist, trainer, and leader in the social work, education, and mental health fields with a specialization in trauma, healing, gender based violence, and anti-racist practice. She has developed and run programs focused on youth development, healthy relationships, family violence, parenting, trauma, mental health, and nutrition in Mexico, South Bronx, Minnesota. She recently worked as a School Social Worker in a specialized high school program working with students that had severe emotional and behavioral challenges. In this position she served on the district Trauma Leadership Team, Mental Health Task Force, Equity Leadership Team, and Alternatives to Suspension and Restorative Practices Committee where she worked to create healing and equitable educational environments. Lucille has her Bachelors in Social Work from St. Olaf College and her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. She is currently working towards an Ed.D. in Leadership in Educational Administration at Bethel University in Minnesota. 

KEYNOTE – DAY TWO – Friday, January 26, 2024: Reading, Writing, and Thinking Across the Curriculum: Strategies for Success

In our ever-evolving world, critical reading, effective writing, and analytical thinking across content areas are essential components of success. How can we help our adult learners to develop these sustainable lifelong learning skills? Join us to explore a diverse range of materials, writing tasks, and analytical exercises that will equip our students with the necessary tools to thrive and excel in today’s dynamic landscape, fostering their continual growth and success.

Lizelena Iglesias is the Director of Adult Literacy Professional Development Services at the Literacy Assistance Center. Currently, Lizelena provides training and coaching for adult and youth educators in best practices in adult basic education and high school equivalency instruction. Lizelena has developed curricula for the Queens Public Library TASC Transition Curriculum project, developed and co-facilitated the Foundations of Adult Education course and the Culturally Responsive Adult Education Institute at the Literacy Assistance Center. She has presented at national, state, and regional conferences and is an active member of the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and the International Literacy Association (ILA). Lizelena is also a national trainer and the science community moderator for the national LINCS project.

Daily Schedule:

Thu. January 25, 2024 Fri. January 26, 2024
8:30-8:45 Announcements 8:30-8:45 Announcements
8:45-9:45 Keynote Part I 8:45-9:45 Keynote Part I
9:45-10 Break 9:45-10 Break
10-11:00 Keynote Part II 10-11:00 Keynote Part II
11-11:15 Break 11-11:15 Break
11:15-12 Keynote Reflection 11:15-12 Keynote Reflection
12-12:45 Lunch 12-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2  Workshop 1 (75 min) 12:45-2  Workshop 3 (75 min) 
2:00-2:15 Break 2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:30 Workshop 2 (75 min) 2:15-3:30 Workshop 4 (75 min)

Graduate Credit

Are you interested in earning graduate credit through Hamline University? If so, attend BOTH days of the Institute and complete a follow-up assignment, and you can earn 1 elective graduate credit at a reduced rate! Register HERE.

Check out the syllabus and register for BOTH days above. A description of the follow-up assignment is on p. 4 of the syllabus. Learn more about ABE licensure at Hamline here:


January 26
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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