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Minnesota Literacy Council

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December 2019

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

January 2020

January 14, 2020 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Tell Me about It: Conversation Circles and Partners

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

Registration Deadline: TUES. 1/14/20 Ask many ESL learners what they’d like to work on and the majority of them will say, “conversation”. To respond to this need, more and more programs are offering opportunities such as conversation circles or partners to help learners develop their skills. But there is more to teaching conversation than just speaking English. During this workshop you’ll learn strategies, best practices, and fun and interactive activities and games to help ESL learners build fluency in English…

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
January 21, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

One on One Tutoring for the Citizenship Interview and Test

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

Registration Deadline: TUES. 1/21/20 The cost of the citizenship application fee is going up 61% in 2020, and learning centers are expecting a big increase in the number of people applying for citizenship before the increase takes place. If you know someone who is interested in becoming a naturalized citizen, there are a number of ways to help them prepare. Come to this workshop to learn about the citizenship test requirements, one-to-one activities to help prepare an applicant to pass…

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
January 28, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

How Adult Brains Learn Languages

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

Registration Deadline: TUES. 1/28/20 Learn what research has to say about how adult brains learn a new language, and what how this influences the teaching practices that we use in the language classroom. Engage in discussions with fellow tutors on how we can apply these suggestions while we are helping adult ESL students develop their language skills.

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

February 2020

February 4, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Get Up Out of Your Seat! Learner-Centered Lessons

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

Registration Deadline: TUE. 2/4/20 Wondering how to keep learners from falling asleep in class? Want to get learners up out of their seats and interacting with one another and the material? This in-service will demonstrate techniques and provide activity ideas for increasing student engagement and participation during reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

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

March 2020

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

Teaching Citizenship, Part One: Process, Policies and Paperwork

Minnesota Literacy Council – 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.

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

Teaching Citizenship, Part Two: Content and Activities

Minnesota Literacy Council – 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.

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

April 2020

April 16, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

A Roadmap to Success: How to Plan Effective Lessons

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

Registration Deadline: THURS. 4/16/20 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.

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

Minnesota Literacy Council – 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…

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

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

May 2020

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

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

Minnesota Literacy Council – 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…

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

June 2020

June 11, 2020 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: 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!

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

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