Literacy Institute:

Literacy is defined as an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family, and in society.

Aligning with the definition of literacy, the goal of the Literacy PD Institute is to organize and highlight Adult Education and Literacy research, courses and curriculum, and Professional Development events related to Literacy. Those topics include, but are not limited to, content in ABE (Adult Basic Education), ASE (Adult Secondary Education), ESL (English as a Second Language), special learning needs, family literacy, and health literacy.

Community & Portal Info below

Read about and participate in new or featured trainings in the Literacy PD Institute. Join a Community of Practice to network with colleagues through the Portal’s Connect Communities.

New or Featured Trainings in the Portal

Focusing Instruction in the GED® Classroom

New TNT webinars available: Tech and Tell: Building Student’s Vocabulary Muscles; and Tech and Tell: Text Evidence.

Join a Community of Practice

Content Standards Rollout Forum: This community allows members to ask questions and discuss the roll-out of the new (2017) Texas Adult Education and Literacy Content Standards. Please join the conversation here.

Adult Education and Literacy Instruction Forum: This community of practice allows members to share, discuss and ask/answer questions about evidence-based best practices for classroom instruction. Please join the conversation here.

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Trainings Info below

January-May 2017:  Literacy Texas will host Regional Symposiums in several locations throughout Texas. More info here.

January-May 2017:  Texas State Library and Archives Commission will host Libraries & Literacy Regional Workshops in several locations throughout Texas. More info here.

March 8, 2017: Webinar
Texas AEL Content Standards, Part 1

Recording | Transcript Coming Soon
Presentation Slides

April 19, 2017: Texas AEL Content Standards Rollout for AEL program directors and instructional/curriculum leads. More Info Here.

April 26 - June 7, 2017: World Education: Number Sense: Teaching about Parts and Wholes. More info here.

July 31 - August 2, 2017: Literacy Texas Conference: Registration will be coming in May. More info here.

September 27-30, 2017: 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy in Bloomington MN. The ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy focuses on adult literacy and basic education issues that help attendees discover new tools and strategies, implement dynamic programming, enhance leadership skills, and engage with a diverse group of peers from organizations of all types and sizes. More info here.


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