ProLiteracy Education Network hosts a comprehensive collection of tools, resources, and online courses to help adult literacy and basic education organizations and programs be successful for their learners. If you haven’t already, you can learn more and sign up for a free account on ProLiteracy Education Network and gain access to this valuable selection of materials.
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The New Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor Training
Since many adult literacy and ESL programs enlist fewer than 25 new tutors annually, it isn’t practical for programs to conduct face-to-face training sessions more than once or twice a year. This means their students may wait as long as 6 months for a new tutor to be trained and assigned to them.
No more. Now new tutors can immediately enroll in ProLiteracy’s online training and quickly prepare themselves to start working with students. And programs that still wish to conduct in-person training, or combine online and face-to-face training, will have access to up-to-the-minute materials based on the latest research.
Each course includes:
- Foundational information on adult learning theories or second language acquisition
- Lesson planning
- Assessment, evaluation, and goal setting
- Current best practices in instructional principles, strategies, techniques, and activities for literacy and ESL students at all levels
Learn more about Tutor Training by clicking here.
Did we mention, it’s FREE for ProLiteracy members?
Why Graphic Organizers in the Classroom Can Help Students
Instructors and tutors can benefit by using a visual representation to help students think about, process, and apply information to different situations. ProLiteracy Education Network’s new online course, Graphic Organizers: Tools for Instructors and Students, will help you achieve this. Instructors and tutors will learn how to help students:
- Visually connect their thoughts and ideas
- Organize information to easily understand it
- Efficiently apply strategies to reading, writing, and math
How refined are your graphic organization skills? Take this fun quiz to find out!
If you’re ready to learn more, visit this course on ProLiteracy Education Network.
Developing Reading Fluency
If you want to learn more about fluency and incorporating it into your curriculum, ProLiteracy Education Network’s free online course Developing Reading Fluency is an excellent first step.
Reading fluently means learners can dedicate more mental energy to understanding what they are reading. In this course, you will:
- Define and learn how to measure fluency
- Learn how alphabetics and vocabulary support reading fluency, and how reading fluency supports comprehension
- Discover 10 activities you can use with students to help them improve fluency
Want to test how much you know about fluency? Take this fun quiz!
Click here to learn more about this course.