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Minnesota Literacy Council

651-645-2277||http://mnliteracy.org/

October 2019

October 21, 2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Volunteer Navigator Training

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Registration Deadline: MON. 10/14/19 The Minnesota Literacy Council has developed and is piloting a new training program to prepare volunteers to be navigators in Adult Basic Education programs. Navigators are a mix of mentor, coach, cheerleader and guidance counselor. As a navigator, you’ll help students one-on-one in a variety of ways, from helping them increase their confidence and persist in school to assisting them in identifying and attaining their goals. Depending on the program, volunteers may provide navigation outside of…

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
October 22, 2019 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Online

Making the Most of Your Edmentum Courseware (webinar)

Online

Registration is now open for Making the Most of Your Edmentum Courseware on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3017778289641834241 Join us for a presentation from Edmentum about how to make the most of your Edmentum courseware. We will discuss finding the right materials for your students, when and how to use Flex Assignments, using reports and student data to support learning, and how to keep students engaged and persisting. The presentation will be led…

Online
October 26, 2019 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Open Door Learning Center – Lake Street
2700 E. Lake St., Suite 2500
Minneapolis, 55406

Fall Tutoring Kickoff 2019

Open Door Learning Center – Lake Street
2700 E. Lake St., Suite 2500
Minneapolis, 55406

Registration Deadline: SAT. 10/26/19 Join over 100 other tutors and teachers to share experiences and pick up new ideas for tutoring. This free mini-conference will feature a variety of 50-minute sessions designed to give you practical ideas and activities. The sessions are appropriate for 1-1 tutors, classroom assistants and small group leaders. (Please note that this event is intended for tutors who are working with ADULT students.) 8:30 – 9:00               Registration, bagels and mingle 9:00…

Open Door Learning Center – Lake Street
2700 E. Lake St., Suite 2500
Minneapolis, 55406

November 2019

November 5, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Racial Equity 101

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Registration Deadline: TUE. 11/5/19 Join us for a presentation and 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 welcome!

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
November 13, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment – 11/13/19

Northstar LMS: Let’s talk about the new learner management system (LMS), and how it can be used to support your learners.

November 14, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

An Overview of Somali History, Culture and Language

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Registration Deadline: THU. 11/14/19 The Somali Museum of Minnesota will bring their expert knowledge of Somali history, culture and language to you at an upcoming event at the Minnesota Literacy Council. Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Adan Dirie, Director of Public Programs at The Somali Museum of Minnesota, to learn about the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial Somali history that has forced thousands of Somalis to seek refuge and resettlement in the United States and other parts…

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
November 20, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Why Don’t They Try to Understand My English?

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Registration Deadline: WED. 11/20/19 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 the politics of accent in the United States. Participants will leave with ideas for how to help learners build their communication skills and confidence, as well as recommendations for how to interrupt accent bias and advocate for English language learners in their communities.

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

December 2019

December 6, 2019 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Commerce St
Roseville, MN 55113 United States

Literacy Volunteer Management Conference

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Commerce St
Roseville, MN 55113 United States

Registration Deadline: FRI. 11/29/19 The Literacy Volunteer Management Conference (VMC) is for K-12 or Adult Basic Education staff who work with volunteers: teachers, coordinators, managers and support staff. Choose from 12 concurrent sessions that offer multiple ways volunteers and program staff can work collaboratively to ensure student success. Gain fresh ideas, resources and tools for engaging volunteers in the classroom and learn strategies for integrating volunteers into your program to meet all kinds of learner needs. Stay tuned for the…

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Commerce St
Roseville, MN 55113 United States
December 12, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Integrating Pronunciation into Adult ESL Lessons

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Registration Deadline: THU. 12/12/19 All classroom assistants want to be as effective as possible. Whether you are a new or experienced classroom assistant, this workshop will help you develop your teaching skills so that you can better support the classroom teacher and learners. Gain practice leading common ESL classroom activities and understanding best practices, explaining vocabulary, leading a reading group, error correction, encouraging students to think and problem-solve, and working with ESL teachers. Participants who complete this workshop will receive…

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

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