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Community Volunteer Training: Supporting Adult Literacy and Learning

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Community Volunteer Training: Supporting Adult Literacy and Learning
The Seattle Public Library - Central Library
1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
October 14, 9:00am-1:15pm

(This event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required.)

Event Schedule:

9:00am: Registration & Breakfast

9:30am-10:15am: Opening Speakers David Keyes (City of Seattle) and Brandon Lindsey (Seattle Goodwill) will outline the concept of digital equity and Seattle’s plan to improve digital equity across the city. Volunteers are key to meeting the digital equity challenges facing our community, so the speakers will engage with the group using online tools to get input on the training needs of volunteers related to digital equity.

10:30am-11:45am Workshop 1 (Choose 1)

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Teaching Techniques (Alysan Croydon): Learn techniques and activities for teaching English language learners, including those who have no English ability.
  • Understanding Adult Learners (Literacy Source): In this interactive workshop, we will investigate some of the key principles of adult learning and strategies for using them with your learners.
  • Hands-On Learning: Creating tools and manipulatives for ESOL (Amanda Cook): Make ESL fun and interactive for students. This workshop explores and create hands-on tools, games, and activities to engage ESL students and promote confidence. A list of easy-to-make and affordable ESL and math tools used in the workshop can be adapted for varying English levels and provides new opportunities for hands-on learning.
  • Passing the Citizenship Interview: "What are the ‘100 questions,’ when can I apply, how much does it cost, what happens if I fail the test?” Learn basic information about the United States Naturalization process and test, including eligibility requirements, steps to becoming a US Citizen, components of the test and organizations that can help.
  • Immigration 101 (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project): This training will discuss several immigration issues, including how people can qualify for immigration status, protections for victims of crime and unaccompanied youth, detention and deportation, and potential changes to immigration policy under the Trump Administration. This training is aimed at social service providers and people working closely with the immigrant community.

12:00pm-1:15pm Workshop 2 (Choose 1)

  • ESOL Lesson Planning (Alysan Croydon): Learn how to plan lessons and assess what your students know. Get tips on how to be culturally sensitive and how to differentiate instruction for various levels.
  • Facilitating Talk Time English Conversation Groups (Jennifer Malloy): Learn how to facilitate English conversation groups with conversation games and techniques for working with multi-level groups.
  • Basic Reading for Adult Learners (Seattle Goodwill): Reading is a complex skill. Teaching children to read is challenging, and teaching adults to read is even more challenging—and in many ways a bit mysterious. Adult learners often carry the weight of years of embarrassment and discomfort about reading, which makes it easy to quit. This workshop is designed to introduce volunteers to the basic elements of reading, reading intervention, and maintaining learner persistence with a focus on how best to approach adult learners from a broad range of backgrounds.
  • Working with Immigrants - A Social Service Perspective (Seattle Goodwill): This workshop will provide an overview of basic immigration statuses and focus on which services and educational opportunities immigrants can access on local, state and federal levels. The workshop will also address culturally responsive best practices for discussing sensitive immigration questions.
  • Supporting Immigrant Civic Engagement (Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs): Find out about basic, tangible things people can do to support immigrant’s civic engagement process. Learn about the challenges immigrants face to 1) become citizens and 2) get civically engaged. The City will share findings and recommendations on how to help immigrants move from legal permanent residents to engaged voters based on two programs: New Citizenship and Seattle Votes findings (barriers and solutions).

This event is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, King County Library System, Seattle Goodwill, Literacy Source, and Seattle Central College.

Questions? Email meira.jough@spl.org.

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