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Literacy Minnesota

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

March 2020

March 5, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online

Read Theory: Everything you Need to Know to Get Your Learners Reading Online

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 3/5/20 In this session, Adam Kieffer from the Hubbs Center will provide an overview of the online learning site Read Theory, and how you can begin using it for ABE distance learning. Read Theory is a free, mobile-friendly, easy-to-use reading comprehension skills-development distance and online learning platform. Attend this session to learn everything you need to know about Read Theory, including how to set up a teacher account, create classes, enroll learners, and run reports for proxy…

Online
March 12, 2020 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Online

Northstar Digital Literacy Webinar

Online

Registration Deadline: None; simply click on website link (in DETAILS box below) when webinar is starting Join us to learn about the new Northstar Online Learning Platform and Northstar Digital Literacy Curricula resources.    

Online
March 17, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Teaching Citizenship, Part One: Process, Policies and Paperwork

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

Registration Deadline: TUES. 3/17/20 Part One of this two-part training provides an overview of the naturalization process, the typical timeline for becoming a citizen, and the paperwork that is involved. You’ll become familiar with the different parts of the citizenship interview and its content, and you’ll see a video of a mock interview.

Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
March 24, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Teaching Citizenship, Part Two: Content and Activities

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

Registration Deadline: TUES. 3/24/20 In Part Two of this two-part training , Jessica Horning, citizenship teacher for the Minnesota Literacy Council’s Open Door Learning Centers, will share multiple ways to teach and review the content of the citizenship interview in fun, interactive ways.

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

April 2020

April 15, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

A Roadmap to Success: How to Plan Effective Lessons

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

Registration Deadline: WED. 4/15/20 Whether you are teaching a small or large class, lesson planning is a critical part of ensuring learner success.  During this workshop, you will learn how to design lessons so that both the teacher and the learners experience success. Topics covered include: how to write effective objectives to guide your planning, tried and true planning methods and lesson plan formats, and how to build in comprehension checks throughout the lesson.

Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
April 18, 2020 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Open Door Learning Center – Lake Street
2700 E. Lake St., Suite 2500
Minneapolis, 55406

Spring Tutoring Refresher

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

Registration Deadline: SAT. 4/18/20 Join more than 100 tutors and teachers to share experiences and pick up new tutoring ideas. This free mini-conference will feature a variety of 50-minute sessions designed to give you practical ideas and activities. The will be sessions appropriate for 1-to-1 tutors, classroom assistants and small group leaders.

Open Door Learning Center – Lake Street
2700 E. Lake St., Suite 2500
Minneapolis, 55406
April 21, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Volunteer Navigation Training – 4/21 & 4/28/20

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

Registration Deadline: TUES. 4/21/20 Learn strategies to help students navigate the classroom, community resources and academic and employment goals. This this two-part training (on 4/21 and 4/28) is appropriate for volunteers who are serving as navigators, as well as those who would like to learn additional ways to support their students 1-1 or in the classroom. After this training, participants will: Understand the barriers to learner persistence Help students navigate community resources Be able to help students identify life, academic and…

Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
April 21, 2020 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Just the Two of Us: One on One Tutoring with Adult ESL Learners

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

Registration Deadline: TUES. 4/21/20 One on one tutoring is fun and rewarding, but volunteer tutors can also face a lot of challenging questions, such as “Where do I begin?” “How do I incorporate speaking and listening?” “What errors should I correct?” and most importantly, “How do I keep both of us engaged?” During this workshop, you’ll learn best practices for one on one tutoring, guidelines for lesson planning, and suggestions for interactive activities and games. Be prepared to engage in…

Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
April 28, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Volunteer Navigation Training – 4/21 & 4/28/20

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

Registration Deadline: TUES. 4/21/20 Learn strategies to help students navigate the classroom, community resources and academic and employment goals. This this two-part training (on 4/21 and 4/28) is appropriate for volunteers who are serving as navigators, as well as those who would like to learn additional ways to support their students 1-1 or in the classroom. After this training, participants will: Understand the barriers to learner persistence Help students navigate community resources Be able to help students identify life, academic and…

Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
April 29, 2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Racial Equity 101

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

Registration Deadline: WED. 4/29/20 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!

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

May 2020

May 6, 2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Latino Cultures: An Overview of History, Cultures and Languages

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

Registration Deadline: WED. 5/6/20 Presented by Rodolfo Gutierrez, executive director of HACER (Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research), this is the story of millions of people residing together in the United States from diverse origins. We’ll look at how Latino communities are seen in the U.S. and in Minnesota, and how the single label of “Latino” obscures the differences among communities. We’ll discuss the invisibility of several groups of people who are predicted to be the largest minority in…

Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
May 13, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning: Adult ESL Literacy Level

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

Registration Deadline: WED. 5/13/20 Do you work with an adult learner or a class of learners who are just beginning to read and write? Tutoring literacy level adult ESL learners has unique rewards and challenges. There are very few textbooks aimed at this level, and it can be difficult to break down their learning goals into smaller, achievable steps. This session will cover suggested goals, processes, and activities for helping an adult ESL learners get successfully started on the road…

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

June 2020

June 11, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Racial Equity 101

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

Registration Deadline: THU. 6/11/20 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!

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

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