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Literacy Minnesota

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July 2021

July 27, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Developing Fluency and Vocabulary for Beginning English Speakers

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 7/27/21 Beginning level language learners are expected to master a great deal of vocabulary right from the start. In this webinar, discover methods for teaching vocabulary to beginning level English learners and recommendations for making it stick. Participants will also explore ways to build speaking fluency and confidence, and will leave with concrete activity ideas that can be used in one-on-one or small group instruction.

Online

August 2021

August 3, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online

Facilitating Positive Experiences during Remote Learning 101

Online

Registration Deadline: TUE. 8/3/21 In this webinar, Literacy Minnesota teachers will share some of their favorite virtual routines that promote successful learning. Discover tried and true practices for creating interactive and engaging small group and large group virtual activities, and learn tricks and explore free tools to make virtual lessons go smoothly. Participants will leave with ideas and classroom management practices that can be put into practice immediately.

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August 5, 2021 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Remote Tutoring 101

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 8/5/21 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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August 9, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Developing and Practicing Reading Fluency

Online

Registration Deadline: MON. 8/9/21 Come and review the important role of fluency in reading instruction. We will discuss the three key components of reading fluency and look at a variety of activities tutors and teachers can try. We will talk about the mechanics of doing fluency practice via Zoom, Google Meet, Teams or any other remote tutoring tool (including the phone!). Participants will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share resources. This workshop will be most useful for…

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August 10, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Talk Amongst Yourselves: Building Up to Student-Facilitated Conversations

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 8/10/21 Learn about three essential skills students need in order to join a conversation and keep it going. This webinar will demonstrate how to introduce those strategies and get students talking in small groups online. Come ready to participate in your own small groups and try out the techniques yourself!

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August 16, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person

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Registration Deadline: MON. 8/16/21 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 17, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Writing Activities for English Learners During Remote Instruction

Online

Registration Deadline: TUE. 8/17/21 Incorporating writing activities into remote instruction for English language learners is a challenge for many teachers and tutors. In this webinar, participants will learn approaches for including writing practice throughout the lesson and activities for extended practice. Participants will also develop strategies for delivering feedback for writing during and in-between lessons. This webinar will focus on beginning level through high intermediate English language learners.

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August 25, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Writing Activities for English Learners During Remote Instruction

Online

Registration Deadline: WED. 8/25/21 Incorporating writing activities into remote instruction for English language learners is a challenge for many teachers and tutors. In this webinar, participants will learn approaches for including writing practice throughout the lesson and activities for extended practice. Participants will also develop strategies for delivering feedback for writing during and in-between lessons. This webinar will focus on beginning level through high intermediate English language learners.

Online
August 26, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Remote Tutoring 101

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 8/26/21 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
August 30, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Online

Comprehension Strategies for Intermediate-Level Readers

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Registration Deadline: MON. 8/30/21 Research shows that explicitly teaching a set of comprehension strategies is a great way to help intermediate-level readers maximize their understanding of texts. Come learn a handful of great comprehension tools that will help students develop critical thinking skills and comprehension skills.

Online

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