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December 2020

December 2, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: WED. 12/2/20 Join Literacy Minnesota Adult Basic Education and ESL trainers for a virtual workshop on how to be an effective tutor from a distance! Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with adult learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and checking comprehension in a virtual setting, and discover language activities that can be done over the phone or on a video call. Can’t wait to “see” you there!

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December 3, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Welcoming Counter-Stories in the ABE Classroom

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Registration Deadline: THU. 12/3/20 Counter-stories are a tool used by minoritized communities to tell stories that reflect their experiences and knowledge. Counter-stories challenge the grand narratives accepted and advanced by the majority in society. As adult learners are invited to speak openly and share their experiences and knowledge, counter-storytelling can be a powerful tool for empowering learners in the ABE classroom. The presenter will share different strategies to use with adult learners in adult ESL and GED classrooms while engaging…

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December 4, 2020 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
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2020 VIRTUAL Literacy Volunteer Management Conference

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Registration Deadline: THU. 12/3/20 The Volunteer Management Conference (VMC) brings together K-12 and Adult Basic Education staff who work with volunteers: coordinators, teachers, and managers alike. It’s a one-day professional development opportunity focused on working with volunteers. This year, the conference will be virtual, on Zoom. Get Ready To: Learn new strategies and ideas through 12 concurrent session offerings Get practical resources you can use right away Be inspired by this year’s award winners for Excellence in Volunteer Engagement Network and share your professional…

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December 8, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices for Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 12/8/20 Trauma and chronic stress can come in many forms, and impact people’s ability to learn new skills and process information in a variety of different ways. In this webinar, learn how stress and trauma can manifest in the classroom, and learn about trauma-informed teaching practices that can help to support positive learning behaviors and increase retention and learner comfort.

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December 9, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices for Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: WED. 12/9/20 Trauma and chronic stress can come in many forms, and impact people’s ability to learn new skills and process information in a variety of different ways. In this webinar, learn how stress and trauma can manifest in the classroom, and learn about trauma-informed teaching practices that can help to support positive learning behaviors and increase retention and learner comfort.

Online
December 10, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Online

Remote Tutoring 101

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 12/10/20 Join Literacy Minnesota Adult Basic Education and ESL trainers for a virtual workshop on how to be an effective tutor from a distance! Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with adult learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and checking comprehension in a virtual setting, and discover language activities that can be done over the phone or on a video call. Can’t wait to “see” you there!

Online

February 2021

February 16, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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What Is Ableism Anyway? And What Can We Do About It?

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Registration Deadline: TUES. 2/16/21 Disability is often absent from talks about social justice. Yet, people with disabilities have arguably some of the worst U.S. health, education, housing, employment, and community safety outcomes. Why? One answer is ableism. Ableism shapes both how people with disabilities experience society and how society designs its systems of exclusion. In this session, we’ll first look at the word “normal.” Second, we’ll get a snapshot of disability history and how it intersects with race, language, gender,…

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March 2021

March 3, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Islamophobia in the United States

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Registration Deadline: WED. 3/3/21 Muslim-Americans have been part of the fabric of the United States for centuries. Yet the religion of Islam and those who identify as Muslim continue to be misunderstood, misrepresented, and targeted. This session will cover some of the core principles of Islam, its geographical impact, and the daily experiences of Muslim-Americans. Common stereotypes of Islam will also be addressed. Our time will also focus on Somali-Americans living in Minnesota, including the results of a qualitative narrative…

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April 2021

April 14, 2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Accent Bias and Discrimination in the United States

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Registration Deadline: WED. 4/14/21 Teachers of adult ESL learners often hear stories of learners trying out their new English skills in the community, and being ignored or rebuffed because of their accent. In this workshop, learn about accent bias research, the politics of accent in the United States, and the ways that accent bias can result in discrimination for non-native speakers of English. Participants will role play ways to interrupt accent bias and advocate for English language learners in their…

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