|March 1998||Laubach Literacy of BC||Volume 2, Number 1|
to Learn Conference
Kamloops Laubach Literacy Council is pleased to host the Laubach Literacy of British Columbia Linking to Learn Conference in Kamloops, B.C. March 27th to 29th, 1998.
Come hear our special guest speaker HOWARD EATON who will give 3 workshops on Learning Disabilities. Friday morning's session is designed specifically for service providers in the community. Friday afternoon's session is designed for adult learners, and Saturday morning's session is for tutors, parents of LD students of any age, and the general public. Howard has many years of experience working with LD students, and his talks will be informative and useful.
A 6 hour English as a Second Language (ESL) workshop will be available for Laubach tutors who have already taken the basic Laubach Way to Reading workshop. KIM JENSEN will give 2 3-hour sessions on Family Literacy, Creating a Learning Culture in the Home, for parents and caregivers of young children. There will also be sessions on Building Student-Tutor Relationships, a Tutor Refresher, that will include pointers on spelling, and a session on Council Development, which will include recruitment of students and tutors, and fundraising.
In addition, there will be exhibits and a potluck banquet. Kamloops council members will be billeting attendees to keep costs down.
Registration fees will be $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members. Registration packages will be arriving in the mail soon.
Please join us for an informative, fun and friendly conference. Meet other Laubach council members and students, network with other literacy providers and expand your literacy knowledge!
BC Interior Fieldworker Report
I went to several interesting workshops last fall. At the ABEABC (Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia) conference in Kelowna, the most interesting session was on "Brain Research".
Project Literacy Victoria hosted the first Provincial Adult Literacy Forum in November. Two volunteers from Kamloops were able to attend, thanks to ABEABC. It was wonderful to feel part of something larger. If Laubach is to co-ordinate efforts with other literacy organizations, it is important that as many of our tutors as possible attend provincial events, as well as be involved in adult education in their communities.
We got details on applying for Literacy Cost-Shared Grants, learned about working with people with Fetal Alcohol Effects, talked about the need to get students thinking about ethical issues, etc.
Another conference and workshop - this one called The Challenge of Meeting the Training and Learning Needs of Adult Workers was held in Vancouver. Lots here about learning styles as mentioned in my article on that subject.
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