Literacy Council of Southern Illinois Fall Tutor Conference

10/17/2012

Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center, Whittington, IL

Literacy Council of Southern Illinois Fall Tutor Conference Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center 11712 East Windy Lane Whittington, IL

Registration: 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

Welcome: 9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Morning Session A: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

"Free ESL Resources on ProLiteracy Education Network"

Presenter: Todd Evans, Director of Program Management

Are you an ESL tutor looking for new ideas for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking? Maybe you are looking for resources to teach life skills or to prepare students to pass the citizenship test. Would you like to learn about online practice activities that students can do on their own outside of the classroom? Would you like to use online courses to meet your professional development needs? ProLiteracy offers a variety of FREE online resources including courses, lesson plans and classroom activities, and interactive online activities for students through ProLiteracy Education Network (www.proliteracyednet.org). In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to access the extensive collection of FREE resources available as they participate in a variety of ESL activities.

Morning Session B: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

"Move it or Lose it"

Presenter: Linda Sargent, Literacy Development Coordinator

Come to create. Encourage and describe ways to teach students using kinesthetic and tactile techniques to better help them learn. Return with innovative ideas!

Lunch: 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.

Menu: Chicago style deli sandwiches, chips, salad, brownie

Afternoon Session: 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

"Language of Appreciation"

Presenter: Linda Sargent, Literacy Development Coordinator Tammy Maxwell, Literacy Volunteer Specialist

"Research has demonstrated that individuals are motivated and encouraged in a variety of ways. In personal relationships, individuals both give and receive appreciation with one another in five basic behavior patterns." Discover your own language and discover clues to reveal student’s and other people’s language.

Closing and Giveaways: 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Contact your Literacy Coordinator to register for the conference by October 8, 2012

 

For more information, please contact:

    Todd Evans, Director of Program Management
    tevans@proliteracy.org