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"While working with you I learned more from your story of struggle and success than I ever learned from reading a book.  You are my inspiration."
-E.K.
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation

 

  • Literacy Volunteers of MA/Quincy provides free, one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore. Come to this orientation session and find out if the program is compatible with your skills and interests and whether you want to make this volunteer commitment.  
  • When: Fall 2015, Wednesday, September 23rd or Monday, September 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Where:Literacy Office (2nd Floor) at the Thomas Crane Public Library
  • You do not need to register, just show up.

Questions please call 617-376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org


Curriculum and Instructional Design for Teachers of Adult ESOL

  • An effective ESOL curriculum for adult learners is based on their goals and interests and is relevant to their lives as family members, working people, and participants in their communities.  The lessons derived from a responsive and engaging ESOL curriculum provide oppportunities for learners to practice and use new language in preparation for use outside the classroom.  In this workshop, we focus on using a learner-driven curriculum design process to review program goals, develop curriculum scope and sequence, and make connections to both the ESOL Curriculum Framework and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education.  Activities include hands-on practice with developing contextualized thematic curriculum units that allow students to demonstrate learning and progress related to their personal, academic, and employments goals.  Instructional resources and materials are shared to minimize the need to "reinvent the wheel". 
  • When: Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Community Room at the Thomas Crane Public Library
  • Registration: Please go the SABES calendar.

Questions please call the Literacy Office at 617-376-1314 or email at quliteracy@ocln.org.


The Art of Teaching

  • In this 3-day, 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning, including how to write learning objectives, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at all days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.
  • When: October 7th, 21st and November 18th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.
  • Where: Community Room at the Thomas Crane Public Library
  • Registration: Please go to the SABES calendar.

Questions please call the Literacy Office at 617-376-1314 or email at quliteracy@ocln.org.


Computer Tutors for LVM Students or Tutors 

  • If you are a student or a tutor that has never been on a computer, then this is the right opportunity for you.  This 3-month tutoring  will cover using the mouse, practicing your typing skills, searching the internet, sending and receiving emails and downloading and sending attachments.  Each session will be about practicing the skills learned in the prior meeting and learning just a little bit more each time.  
  • When: At a convenient time for you and the tutor
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in a study room

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org to register for a tutor.


 Let's Talk, Tutor Potluck

  • Tutors (new and seasoned) are invited to come and meet all the other tutors in the Literacy Program and together share the joys of tutoring.  Please bring your favorite dish.
  • When: November 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm or November 16th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in the Literacy Office (on the second floor)
  • This potluck is being offered for current Literacy Volunteers.  

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org to register for the potluck.


Electronic Speller Workshop for Students & Tutors

  • The Literacy Program is offering a no stress, hardly-painful-at-all workshop with a bonus gift of a Franklin speaking dictionary for the student.  Students and tutors are encourage to attend together.  At this session you will learn how to use the speller and participate in hands-on activities so you can leave feeling confident.  Only 8 availabe openings per session.
  • When: To be determined for 2015/2016 school year
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in the Community Room (next to the cafe in the atrium)
  • This workshop is being offered for current Literacy students & tutors.  

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org to register for this workshop.


Literacy Recognition Ceremony 2014-2015

  •  Please join us for this special time of year when the Literacy Program comes together to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our amazing students and tutors.  
  • When: To be determined for 2015/2016 school year
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in the Community Room (next to the cafe in the atrium)
  • Food: Pizza, salad and dessert

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org to RSVP for this event.


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