Training Sites on the Web
ProLiteracy Education Network's free online courses guide instructors, program managers, students and volunteers in quality literacy instruction and lifelong learning habits. Search by topic or audience below, or use the Course Catalog or Suggested Content Clusters to review the available online courses.
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Teaching Adults to Read: The Components of Reading
These free, self-paced online courses present an introduction to research-based principles of reading assessment and instruction for instructors and administrators in adult basic education and literacy. The courses are intended as a resource for those who want to improve their ability to provide reading instruction for adults in adult and family literacy and other adult basic education programs.
Each component is addressed in a self-paced course that can be completed in 5-10 hours. In these courses participants explore the components of reading and research-based recommended strategies for assessing and teaching native English-speaking and ESL adults. The courses’ interactive activities include video and audio recordings of actual adult learners engaged in the recommended strategies. Participants also read texts that they download as PDFs throughout the courses.
To register, e-mail Paul Heavenridge, Director of LINCS RPDC4, at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Few Statistics
"23% of adults in California lack basic literacy skills such that they would be unable to fill out a job application. In 2011 library sponsored programs served 22,733 adult learners using 12,609 volunteer tutors who volunteered 855,206 hours" (Letter to Senator Liu, 2012).