Community Volunteer Training
Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Community Volunteer Training
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryAll are welcome to attend a free day of workshops and conversations to support English language learners and adult basic education students in Seattle and King County.
DescriptionSCHEDULE

Keynote: 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Census 2020

Session 1: 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Local Civic Engagement Basics for English Language Learners: This civics education workshop will provide ESOL instructors with lesson plans and activities on topics including responsibilities of the City of Seattle government, identifying where City government shows up in daily life, Seattle council districts and councilmember representation, and City services. 

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Toolkit 1: Learn techniques and activities for teaching English language learners, including those who have no English ability.

How do I know what my student needs to learn? Initial and On-going Needs Assessment in Tutoring: Learn how to assess your student’s needs on an on-going basis for effective learning. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss a student-centered approach to learning and strategies to create lessons based on the student’s needs for learners of various levels.

Teaching with Technology: Google and Mobile This workshop will discuss teaching strategies to integrate technology into ABE and ESL classes, provide practical ways to utilize mobile technology in a classroom setting, walk through a mock lesson, as well as explore the Google Suite of online offerings (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc).   


Session 2: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Working with Adult Learners: In this training participants will identify, discuss and utilize strategies that facilitate learning and persevering in adult education.

ESOL Toolkit 2: Learn how to plan lessons and assess what your students know. Get tips on how to be culturally sensitive and how to differentiate instruction for various levels.

Challenging Tutoring Sessions: This workshop seeks to help volunteer tutors understand their general role as well as how to deal with common difficult situations that may arise during tutoring sessions because of common barriers faced by adult learners. Adult learners are in the room because they didn’t get the education needed at a more traditional time in their lives. They often come to ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes with negative ideas growing from negative learning experiences that played a role in these deficits from the beginning. In addition, adult learners come into the room with barriers, busy lives, vast experience, and deeply ingrained coping mechanisms. The end result is tutoring sessions that can be unpredictable. We will give volunteer tutors tools that will help them deal with these unpredictable situations and get adult learners back on track.

What Works for Adult Literacy Students: The national What Works study concluded that several key instructional strategies resulted in significant student gains (as measured by standardized test). Heide will present one of their key findings of the study - judicious use of the native language. The workshop will include a description of strategies and short discussion of how the bilingual brain works.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required at www.cvtfall2019.eventbrite.com.
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Contact Phone206-386-4636
Contact Info*Central Library
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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