First Literacy Two-Session Workshop Registration
Promoting Reading Fluency for Mixed Level ABE and ESOL Classes Using The Change Agent
A First Literacy Professional Development Workshop
Friday, October 13 and November 17, 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
(Across from Boston Common)
This two-part workshop combines experiential learning based on reading research and offers practitioners a wealth of relevant reading material selected from The Change Agent magazine. You’ll leave the first workshop with a number of lesson ideas and strategies for teaching reading, and you’ll be supported in developing an action plan to implement your choice of strategies to try out in your classroom. In the second workshop, we'll hear back from you about how your action plan went—what you learned, what went well, and what you would do differently. We will share more evidenced-based strategies about teaching reading, and you will have more materials to take away with you and try out in the classroom.
Please note: The workshop is suitable for ABE and ESOL teachers with students who have a GLE or SPL level of about 4.0 and above. It is not suitable for literacy level/very beginning level readers.
Cynthia Peters, World Education
Cynthia Peters works at World Education where she is the editor of The Change Agent, a social issues magazine for adult learners that teaches basic skills in the context of topics that are relevant to adults. She provides professional development (via in-person workshops, webinar, and online courses) on a wide range of topics, and she has presented every year at national and state conferences for the past 10 years. Cynthia currently teaches ESOL in a workplace-based program and has many years of experience teaching ABE, ESOL, GED, and Bridge to College in a variety of programs.
Lenore Balliro, First Literacy
Lenore Balliro is the Director of Programs at First Literacy. She has worked with adult basic education programs for more than 25 years as an instructor, staff developer, editor, and curriculum developer.
A commitment to attend both sessions is expected of each participant.
This workshop is free to all staff of Massachusetts non-profit ABE programs and ESOL programs.
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