Adult Literacy Research and Training Symposium

                                                     

Symposium to address the impact of adult literacy in the region

The 2017 Adult Literacy Research and Training Symposium will be held at the WMU Fetzer Center on Friday, December 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and all interested individuals are invited to attend. This event will provide attendees with an increased understanding of key adult literacy issues and current best practices in four major areas: Parent Literacy, Workplace Literacy, Health Literacy and English as a Second Language. The symposium will also cover how to create vibrant learning opportunities in Community Literacy Centers.

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This event is for anyone who is interested in supporting adult literacy – from experienced volunteer tutors and instructors to individuals who want to learn more about how they can serve this important cause. The symposium will give attendees the opportunity to learn new techniques and strategies to support adult learners, employ lessons learned, and receive ongoing support as they join the growing faculty of tutors, instructors, and supporters who are making an impact on adult learning in the region.

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Dr. Edward Roth, Associate Professor of School of Music, Music Therapy Fellow for the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapists, and Co-Founder and Director of the Brain Research and Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Lab will be featured as the keynote speaker at the symposium. Admission is free.

The Kalamazoo Literacy Council (KLC) is hosting this event in collaboration with WMU Business Connection, Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Other participating agencies include Branch County Literacy Council, E3 Achievement, St. Joseph County Literacy Council, Van Buren Intermediate School District and the Region 8 Regional Prosperity Initiative.

For more information please call the KLC at (269) 382-0490 ext. 222 or email mevans@goodwillswmi.org