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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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Looking for training to boost your skills? The PD Portal provides access to a wide variety of online and in-person training, resources, and updates on future training events. In the PD Portal you can also search our training catalog and join one of our online Learning Communities of Practice to share ideas with like-minded colleagues. You’ll find it ALL in the PD Portal!

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New Training Opportunities

Adult Learning Principles.

Focusing Instruction in the GED® Classroom

New Tech and Tell webinars available:

  • Differentiated Instruction and Global Scale of English, Part 1 & 2
  • Hyperlinking your Lessons with HyperDocs, Part 1 & 2
  • Infuse Instruction with CommonLit, Part 1 & 2
  • SERP Word Generation, Part 1 & 2
  • TSLAC Literacy Toolkit
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

October 18, 2018Central Dyslexia Conference – Austin (Learn more)

November 2-3, 2018 - TexTESOL V 2018 State Conference - Dallas (Learn more)

February 7-9, 2019 - TALAE Conference - Houston (Learn more)

February 18-21, 2019 - Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) 56th Annual International Conference - Fort Worth (Learn more)

February 22-23, 2019 - 2019 TexTESOL IV Annual Regional Conference - Houston (Learn more)

March 31-April 3, 2019 - COABE Conference 2019 - New Orleans (Learn more)

June 16-19, 2019 - National ADA Symposium - Grapevine-Dallas (Learn more)

        Updated 7/17/18


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