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Literacy Minnesota

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July 2020

July 13, 2020 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
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Using WhatsApp for Teaching Conversation to Adult ESL Learners

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Registration Deadline: MON. 7/13/20 Schools may be closed, but the learning hasn’t stopped! Adult ESL teachers and tutors are finding creative ways to help learners continue to develop their English skills. In this webinar, learn about the phone app WhatsApp, and explore its advantages and limitations as an instructional platform. Discover a variety of ESL conversation activities that can be effectively used remotely, and have the opportunity to try several out with fellow tutors.

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July 15, 2020 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Assisting Adult Learners with Voter Registration During COVID-19

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Registration Deadline: WED. 7/15/20 Can you talk about the election and voting with learners? YES you can! We have resources to help you start these important conversations and help learners register to vote safely from home with an absentee ballot! Join Literacy Minnesota and Erickson Saye, Voter Registration Director from Minnesota Voice, to learn how to assist learners through the voter registration process while remaining nonpartisan. Get answers to voting requirements, deadlines and current issues. You’ll also receive a voter registration…

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July 15, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Let’s Start with ABC: Teaching Phonics Virtually to Adult ESL Learners

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Registration Deadline: WED. 7/15/20 Phonics is a crucial part of becoming a reader, yet many adult ESL learners lack sufficient decoding skills to be able to sound out and recognize new words, and don’t get adequate phonics instruction in their beginning level classes. In this webinar, you’ll learn phonics activities to help learners with blending, segmenting, and developing phonemic awareness skills. Participants will leave with multiple activities they can use in one-on-one virtual tutoring or online classes, as well as suggestions…

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July 21, 2020 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: TUES. 7/21/20 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 giving feedback 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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July 22, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Racial Equity 101

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Registration Deadline: WED. 7/22/20 Join us for a webinar and virtual conversation on racial equity. During this session, we’ll discuss important terms, including racism, white supremacy, white privilege and white fragility. We’ll also practice responding to instances of racism in various scenarios. You’ll leave with resources to address and dismantle racism. This is a great session for those who are newer to conversations on race or those who would like to share their knowledge and experiences with others. All are…

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July 23, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Let’s Start with ABC: Teaching Phonics Virtually to Adult ESL Learners

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 7/23/20 Phonics is a crucial part of becoming a reader, yet many adult ESL learners lack sufficient decoding skills to be able to sound out and recognize new words, and don’t get adequate phonics instruction in their beginning level classes. In this webinar, you’ll learn phonics activities to help learners with blending, segmenting, and developing phonemic awareness skills. Participants will leave with multiple activities they can use in one-on-one virtual tutoring or online classes, as well as…

Online
July 23, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online

Racial Equity 101

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 7/23/20 Join us for a webinar and virtual conversation on racial equity. During this session, we’ll discuss important terms, including racism, white supremacy, white privilege and white fragility. We’ll also practice responding to instances of racism in various scenarios. You’ll leave with resources to address and dismantle racism. This is a great session for those who are newer to conversations on race or those who would like to share their knowledge and experiences with others. All are…

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July 28, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices for Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: TUES. 7/28/20 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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August 2020

August 4, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices for Adult Learners

Online

Registration Deadline: TUES. 8/4/20 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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August 6, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person

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Registration Deadline: THU. 8/6/20 Vocabulary is everyone’s favorite reading component! And helping students master reading vocabulary is a key to helping them master comprehension. But how many words should you teach? And which words are the most important? What strategies are best for helping students learn new words? How do you get students to make new words part of their receptive and productive vocabularies? This webinar will focus on the theory and best practice behind choosing, teaching and reviewing reading…

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August 11, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person

Online

Registration Deadline: TUES. 8/11/20 Vocabulary is everyone’s favorite reading component! And helping students master reading vocabulary is a key to helping them master comprehension. But how many words should you teach? And which words are the most important? What strategies are best for helping students learn new words? How do you get students to make new words part of their receptive and productive vocabularies? This webinar will focus on the theory and best practice behind choosing, teaching and reviewing reading…

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August 13, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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How Adult Brains Learn Languages

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Registration Deadline: THU. 8/13/20 Learn what research has to say about how adult brains learn a new language, how trauma and stress impact learning, and how this influences the teaching practices that we use in the language classroom. Participants will leave the webinar with suggestions for ways teachers and tutors can apply brain-based teaching practices as we are helping adult ESL students develop their language skills.

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August 18, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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How Adult Brains Learn Languages

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Registration Deadline: TUES. 8/18/20 Learn what research has to say about how adult brains learn a new language, how trauma and stress impact learning, and how this influences the teaching practices that we use in the language classroom. Participants will leave the webinar with suggestions for ways teachers and tutors can apply brain-based teaching practices as we are helping adult ESL students develop their language skills.

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