Training and support for tutors and teachers working with students
reading and writing below an 8th grade level.
We’ve identified three areas of need and have designed webinars to
address each. Throughout all three topics, we will also address working in
a multilevel class or group and converting in-person teaching strategies
to distance learning.
Strategies for Working With Low-Level Basic Literacy Learners
April 13, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm EST
This webinar features evidence-based practices for supporting low-level
basic literacy students as they develop their reading and writing skills.
Participants will leave with practical, easy-to-use activities along with
recommended resources specifically selected to provide low-level students
with the support they need to be successful.
Registration for coaching sessions will be sent via email after the
About the Presenter
Ann Marie Barter is an educator with over 30
years of experience in teaching, training, curriculum development, and
administration in Maine and Illinois. She currently implements new family
literacy programs for Catholic Extension after previously serving as the
Senior Director of Curriculum and Training for the Barbara Bush Foundation
for Family Literacy.
Ann Marie gained extensive expertise in standards-based education and
evaluation practices, curriculum development, and professional development
while serving as Distinguished Educator for the Maine Department of
Education, as a National Trainer and Coach for the United States
Department of Education’s Student Achievement in Reading initiative, and
as an instructor of continuing education and graduate level courses for
the Center for Adult Learning and Literacy at the University of Maine,
Ann Marie is a past recipient of the Maine State Director’s Award for
Outstanding Leadership and the Maine Adult Education Association’s
Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She holds a master’s degree from the
University of Southern Maine and a bachelor’s degree from the University
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension to Adult Learners
October 20, 2022
This webinar features evidence-based practices for teaching pre-reading, during reading and post-reading strategies with a focus on the importance of contextualized learning, vocabulary building and building background knowledge. Participants will leave with practical, easy-to-use activities along with recommended resources to increase learners' understanding of what they read.
Effective Strategies for Teaching Writing to Basic Literacy Adult Learners
January 26, 2023
This webinar features evidence-based practices for developing writing skills with adult learners, as well as strategies for using writing to boost reading comprehension. Participants will leave with practical, easy-to-use writing activities along with recommended resources to increase learners' writing composition and mechanics.