News for You Returns!
The Library has renewed its subscription for News for You Online! If you would like to use the site with your learners, please contact Josh or Rachel for the password.
From News for You: “This website offers easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Seven new stories are posted each Wednesday, along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a poll. Listen to each story in full or sentence-by-sentence.”
A screenshot of one of the stories from this Wednesday:
Info about upcoming workshops and Tutor Training Series for new tutors is reprinted below.
Upcoming Tutor Training
Our next tutor training series is scheduled for Saturdays October 10th and 17th. Please consider sharing the following blurb through Facebook or E-mail. Just copy and paste the information.
“I enjoy helping adults improve their basic skills as an Adult Literacy Tutor! You can help Lake County’s adults develop the skills they need to be successful! Check out the program’s orientation on YouTube or call or E-mail for more information: 847-775-2549 or janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] info.”
Here’s the new orientation video if you’d like to check it out for yourself:
Lake County Area Planning Council on Adult Education Fall Conference
Save the date for Saturday, October 24th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CLC South Lake Campus! There will be five one-hour sessions offered with a choice of workshops available during each timeslot. Lunch will be provided Come improve your ABE and/or ESL instruction!
RSVP is required by Friday, October 16th to janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] infoor 847-775-2549.
A Preliminary List of Workshop Topics includes:
- Testing Strategies
- Transition and Support Services for Students
- How the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will Affect Adult Education classrooms
- Illinois workNet
- Workforce Preparation Activities for All Levels
- Reading Instruction
- Book Clubs for ABE/ASE Learners
- Vocabulary for ABE and ESL
- Citizenship Basics
- Engaging Learners Through Technology
- Math Instruction
- Prepping for the GED Language Arts Exam
- The i-Pathways GED Resource
Math Workshop Series at CLC
There are three more sessions this fall in the College of Lake County’s Math instruction workshop series. Tutors are encouraged to attend this free training opportunity. RSVPs for the sessions are appreciated though not required. Please contact Tania Giordani at 847-543-2406 or TGiordani [at] CLCILLINOIS [dot] EDUif you plan to attend any of the sessions.
All sessions will meet at the CLC Lakeshore Campus in 1 North Genesee, Room 214 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
October 2nd: Quadratic Relationships
November 6th: Statistics (main focus: Box and Whiskers)
December 4th: TBA