In-Service workshops listed here are only open to volunteers currently tutoring for Literacy Network.
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Registration is required all for workshops, as space is limited. Contact Caitlin (608) 244-3911 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about any of the workshops.
Everyday Idioms(**Please note new date!)
6-8pm Thursday, March 9 at Literacy Network
English is full of colorful and confusing phrases used in casual speech. Find out how and when to teach idioms, slang, and phrasal verbs. Led by UW-Madison TESOL Professor Renee Lajcak.
Assessing Your Learner's Skills **WAITLIST**
9:30-11am Friday, March 10 at Literacy Network
There are lots of ways to figure out your learner's skills and needs, from formal assessment to trial-and-error. We'll go over some ready-made assessments you can use as well as help you develop more baseline information about ESL skill development so you can make informal assessments. Discussion and hands-on activities built in! Led by Senior Director of Tutoring Jennifer Peterson.
Building Knowledge and Comfort with Using Technology in Tutoring
6-7:30pm Wednesday, March 22 at Literacy Network
In this workshop you will learn about a variety of online and computer-based resources that can be used to help someone improve their reading, writing, typing and/or computer skills. You will leave with not only a number of new resources but the "know-how" to apply and integrate different activities using the computer. Led by SCALE Intern Chad Ramsdell.
The Need for Speed: Cultivating Adult Reading Skills
6-8pm Thursday, March 23 at Literacy Network
It's easy to overlook speed when you're teaching reading since factors like limited vocabulary and pronunciation so obviously impede comprehension. But speed is an essential part of building fluency, and it plays a bigger role in comprehension than you might think. All tutors are welcome to join as we discuss and practice simple techniques for helping learners build their fluency. Led by ESL Program Manager Caitlin Mackesey.
Grammar Boot Camp: Articles and Modifiers
6-8pm Tuesday, April 4 at Literacy Network
Without articles, sentences just wouldn't make sense. Without modifiers, sentences would be no fun to read! Learn about the grammar tools needed to improve students' writing and add excitement to their sentences. Led by ESL Instructor Cassie Pilarski.
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