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1/30/2013

Professional Development Event with Ruth J. Colvin at ProLiteracy Headquarters

The Syracuse City School District, Onondaga–Cortland–Madison BOCES, and the New York State Central/Southern Tier Regional Adult Education Network are hosting a collaborative in-service training for 80 literacy professionals at ProLiteracy’s headquarters on February 4, 2013, starting at noon.

The training will be led by Ruth J. Colvin, co-founder of ProLiteracy and author of 10 books. She will focus on how to best use Tutor and I Speak English, two of her seminal adult literacy publications. Colvin will sign copies of her newest book, Off the Beaten Path, after the training.

Participants are from the Syracuse City School District, including those working in local hubs of the state-wide Literacy Zones; OCM BOCES; New York State Central/Southern Tier Regional Adult Education Network; and Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse.

ProLiteracy’s publishing division, New Readers Press, will provide discounted materials relevant to the training.

In 1987, Colvin received the President's Volunteer Action Award, the highest award given to a volunteer. Additionally, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006, the Women's Day National Award, the International Center Goodwill Ambassador Award, the Rotarian International Harris Fellow, the NE Synod Presbyterian Ecumenical Award, and the LVA President's Special Service Award. In 1993, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

The training will take place at ProLiteracy’s headquarters at 104 Marcellus Street in Syracuse.

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