Employ Lit: Helping Clients with Low Literacy

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Course Description
Do you work with clients who have low literacy skills? Discover how to adapt your job readiness instruction to meet the needs of adults with low educational levels or classes with mixed levels. Delivered by Literacy Works’ adult education specialists, this two-part course will help you understand the learner with low literacy skills and develop effective instructional methods specifically for the job readiness classroom. Designed for instructors and administrators who work with English-speaking clients, this interactive course is informative and hands-on. Each participant receives a free copy of Literacy Works’ 50-page Employ Lit reference guide, including sample job-readiness activities and reproducible masters.

Topics covered include:

  • Recognizing when clients have literacy needs and accommodating these needs in the classroom
  • Implementing interactive classroom or one-on-one activities that build confidence and competence among clients at all educational levels
  • Creating, selecting, and adapting materials for clients with low literacy and mixed-level classrooms
  • Encouraging adults to improve their literacy skills and continue their education

Audience
Direct and supervisory staff

Course Duration
Two four-hour training sessions, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Course Dates
October 17 & 24, 2014 (attend both sessions)
April 10 & 17, 2015 (attend both sessi0ns)

Facilitators
Betsy Rubin, Adult & Family Literacy Specialist, Literacy Works
Megan Wells, Program Director, Literacy Works

Costs
Members: $75
Non-Members: $115

Location
Chicago Jobs Council
29 E. Madison Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL

Questions
If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Hester, Frontline Focus Administrator: 312.252.0460 x108, cheryl@cjc.net.

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