Florida Literacy Coalition

December Events in Adult Education & Literacy

 
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Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/01/2009 -- This is an inclusive list of the professional development/training events happening throughout the state of Florida. All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Literacy Luncheon with Tami Hoag
Do not miss the opportunity to hear from this best-selling mystery and romance novelist, have your book autographed, and have a chance to win one of several door prizes! Proceeds to benefit Marion County Literacy Council. Ticket prices $40, $75 and $100.

When: December 1, 2009 12pm-1pm
Where: Breakers West Country Club in West Palm Beach
To register and for more information call 352-690-7323.

Sponsored by the Marion County Literacy Council.

Falling in Love with Free Web-Based Resources
Think Generation Collaboration! With the power of the Internet and web 2.0 tools, you can capture your students attention and offer more learning opportunities. Come learn about fun, free, and easy web-based tools that you can add to your educational tool box!

When: December 1, 2009 from 1pm-4pm
Where: Your computer - This is a virtual training. Instructions for logging in to this training will be emailed to the address you provide in the registration below.

To register, contact Patricia Linder at (813) 974-7794 or plinder@coedu.usf.edu.

Sponsored by Region II Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

TABE 101 Certification Training
To register for this workshop please e-mail the following information to Lisa Jones at Jonesl@ACE-Leon.org
Name; Agency; Address; E-mail Address; Phone (You will receive an e-mail confirmation.)

When: December 2, 2009 from 8am-4pm
Where: Northwest Florida State College LRC 131, 100 College Blvd, Niceville, Florida
Sponsored by Region 1 Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

GED Math Sessions II Tables and Graphs
Session II in a 4-part series focused on most missed GED math questions. This 4-hour workshop focuses on the GED Mathematics problem areas related to tables and graphs and provides opportunities to practice instructional strategies for student success.

When: December 4, 2009 All Day
Where: Columbia County Vocational, Adult, and Community Education Center Lake City, Florida

To register or for more information, contact Patricia Linder at 813-974-7794 or plinder@coedu.usf.edu.

Sponsored by the Region II Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

Tutor Training Workshop
The 10-hour workshop provides instruction in ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) and the Laubach Method used for teaching an adult how to read. At the end of the workshop, tutors are certified as ESOL and/or Laubach tutors and are assigned to a school location with a student in the St. Petersburg or Seminole areas.

When: December 4, 2009 6:45pm-9:30pm
Where:USF- St. Petersburg campus, 140 7th Ave., South, Davis Bldg. Room 102

For more information, contact Ann Palmer at 727-521-1117.

Sponsored by the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg and the Florida Literacy Coalition. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.
Tutor Training Workshop
The 10-hour workshop provides instruction in ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) and the Laubach Method used for teaching an adult how to read. At the end of the workshop, tutors are certified as ESOL and/or Laubach tutors and areassigned to a school location with a student in the St. Petersburg or Seminole areas.

When: December 5, 2009 8:45am-4:00pm
Where:USF- St. Petersburg campus, 140 7th Ave., South, Davis Bldg. Room 102

For more information, contact Ann Palmer at 727-521-1117.

Sponsored by the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg and the Florida Literacy Coalition. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

Basic Tutor Training
Come ready to enjoy a day full of learning, gathering and a lot of fun. You will get all the tools you need to help us “change lives one word at a time”! Once again thank you for your genuine interest.

When: December 5, 2009 9am-3pm
Where: Marion County Literacy Council office Ocala, FL 34471

For registration: Please contact Marisol Sepulveda, Program Coordinator at the Marion County Literacy Council (352) 690-7323 or email her at marisol@marionliteracy.org.

Sponsored by the Marion County Literacy Council and the Florida Literacy Coalition. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

Volunteer Tutor Training
Literacy Services of Indian River County, Inc is hosing an upcoming free volunteer tutor training.
Call 772-778-2223 for more information.

When: December 5, 2009 from 9am-1pm
Where: Vero Library, 1600 21st St, Vero Beach, 32960

Call 772-778-2223 for more information.

Sponsored by the Literacy Services of Indian River County, Inc and the Florida Literacy Coalition. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

GED Math-Session I Calculations
Session I in a 4-part series focused on most missed GED math questions. The session topics are Calculation, Geometry, Tables and Graphs, and Algebraic Thinking and Problem Solving.

When: December 7, 2009 from 4:30pm-8:30pm
Where: West Area Adult School-Lakeland, Florida

For more information,contact Patricia Linder at (813) 974-7794 or plinder@coedu.usf.edu.

Sponsored by the Region II Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

Interpreting TABE Results to Inform Instruction
Get an in-depth view of what the TABE Test Report means in regards to interpretation, academic growth, targeted content range and determining instructional direction for students. Many of your questions concerning TABE test results will be examined in detail and answered in this workshop.

When: December 7, 2009 5:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Lee County Adult Ed. Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33966

Call 239-939-6310 for more information.

Sponsored by the Lee County Adult Education Center.
TABE 101
TABE 101 is for all practitioners who will be administering the TABE test and have never been certified by CTB/McGraw Hill. This will be an all-day (7-hour) workshop. The TABE certification achieved through this training is required for all TABE test administrators.

When: December 8, 2009 9am-4pm
Where: Florida State College Jacksonville Advanced Technology Center Jacksonville, Florida

For more information, contact Patricia Linder at 813-974-7794 or plinder@coedu.usf.edu.

Sponsored by the Region II Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

Graphic Literacy with Anita Rodgers, M. Ed.
Did you know that approximately one of every two questions on the GED test contains a map, chart, or graph. The ability to read and understand these visual message, is graphic literacy. On the GED test these graphics include: Table, Bar graphs, Line graph, Drawings, Diagram, Flow charts, Time lines, Editorial cartoons, Maps, Photographs, and Posters. For our students to be sucessful, we must teach this skill.

When: Decemeber 9, 2009 from 8:30am-1pm
Where: PAEC, 753 West Blvd. Chipley, FL

To register, please email Lisa Jones (jonesl@ace-leon.org) the following information:
Name; Agency; Email; and Phone.

Sponsored by the Region I Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

Region V:Writing in Style
Join colleagues as we discuss what's required to pass the essay portion of the GED exam. You'll walk away with great web resources, reproducibles, a couple of fun games, and a gift from Santa.

When: December 9, 2009 6pm-9pm
Where: Royal Palm Beach High School, 10600 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

For more information, contact Region V Training Council at 800-273-1030.

Sponsored by Region V Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

Digital Citizenship: Responsible Behavior in a Digital Society
Even though students are comfortable using technology, they may not be using it appropriately. Sadly, few social guidelines have been developed that help guide us to use digital technologies. What's appropriate and what's not when using technology. This workshop will introduce you to the concept of becoming a Digital Citizen and introduce the Nine Elements that make up a Digital Citizenship program. We'll discuss issues like proper email etiquette, communicating in a digital society, buying and selling on the Internet, legal issues dealing with copyright and plagiarism and many others. Come prepared to learn!

When: December 11, 2009 from 9am-3pm
Where: Central Florida Community College, Chiefland, FL 32626

Contact Patricia Linder at plinder@coedu.usf.edu for more information.
Sponsored by the Region II Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

TABE 101
TABE 101 is for all practitioners who will be administering the TABE test and have never been certified by CTB/McGraw Hill. This will be an all-day (7-hour) workshop. The TABE certification achieved through this training is required for all TABE test administrators.

When: December 15, 2009 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Manatee Technical Institute Bradenton, Florida

For more information, please contact the Marilyn Kline at mkline@coedu.usf.edu.

Sponsored by the Region IV Training Council. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

Motivating and Retaining Adult Learners
Free Online Tutor In-Service workshop. Student retention is a challenge for many programs. This session will explore key concepts in adult learner retention and persistence. Drawing from current research, we will discuss strategies in how to keep students coming back so they can acheive their educational goals.

When: December 15, 2009 from 6:30pm-8pm
Where: Participate from home via a computer with access to the Internet

For more information, contact Yari Payne at payney@floridaliteracy.org.
Sponsored by Florida's Adult and Family Resource Center, a program of the Florida Literacy Coalition. Made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

About the Florida Literacy Coalition
Established in 1985, The Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) promotes, supports and advocates for the effective delivery of quality adult and family literacy services in the state of Florida. As a statewide umbrella literacy organization and the host of Florida’s State Literacy Resource Center, FLC provides a range of services to support more than 300 adult education, literacy and family literacy providers throughout Florida. Special emphasis is placed on assisting community based literacy organizations with their training and program development needs.