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Literacy Institute:

Literacy is defined as an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family, and in society.

Aligning with the definition of literacy, the goal of the Literacy PD Institute is to organize and highlight Adult Education and Literacy research, courses and curriculum, and Professional Development events related to Literacy. Those topics include, but are not limited to, content in ABE (Adult Basic Education), ASE (Adult Secondary Education), ESL (English as a Second Language), special learning needs, family literacy, and health literacy.

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New Training Opportunities

Adult Learning Principles.

Focusing Instruction in the GED® Classroom

New TNT webinars available: Tech and Tell: Building Student’s Vocabulary Muscles; and Tech and Tell: Text Evidence.

Join a Community of Practice

Content Standards Rollout Forum: This community allows members to ask questions and discuss the roll-out of the new (2017) Texas Adult Education and Literacy Content Standards. Please join the conversation here.

Adult Education and Literacy Instruction Forum: This community of practice allows members to share, discuss and ask/answer questions about evidence-based best practices for classroom instruction. Please join the conversation here.

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Trainings Info below

July 31 - August 2, 2017: Literacy Texas Conference: Registration will be coming in May. More info here.

September 27-30, 2017: 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy in Bloomington MN. The ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy focuses on adult literacy and basic education issues that help attendees discover new tools and strategies, implement dynamic programming, enhance leadership skills, and engage with a diverse group of peers from organizations of all types and sizes. More info here.

November 2-4, 2017: TexTESOL State Conference in Houston, Texas. More info here

February 21-25, 2018: Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) 55th Annual International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. More info here

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