Taywana (“Mother Earth”) James, project outreach assistant at ProLiteracy, is featured on the cover of the newest issue of The Change Agent (issue 35), a biannual newspaper for adult educators and learners published by the New England Literacy Resource Center at World Education. The issue profiles the resilience of adult learners—and Taywana James is exhibit A.
The article on James details her quest to learn to read, explains her work with the Literacy for Social Change project at ProLiteracy, and describes her hopes for the future. The issue can be accessed on The Change Agent website. A subscription is required.
ProLiteracy is co-hosting a webinar on how to use The Change Agent in the classroom. On September 27, Cynthia Peters, The Change Agent editor, will lead a one-hour webinar on how teachers and tutors can use articles from The Change Agent magazine to teach reading and writing in a one-to-one, small group, or classroom instructional setting. Find out about an upcoming Call for Articles, and learn how you can support your students to respond to the writing prompts, practice revising, and submit their pieces for publication. Participants will come away from the webinar with several concrete strategies for teaching reading and writing that will empower your students, help them get in touch with their own voice, and build community in your literacy program.
For more information about the webinar, contact Katie Bova, Life Links director at ProLiteracy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 214-2459.