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OECD Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Report

According to a new International report released this week, low basic skills in literacy and numeracy are more common in the US than on average across participating countries. One in six adults in the US have low literacy skills and nearly one third have weak numeracy skills.  Adults in the US fared less well with “problem-solving in technology-rich environments” than the cross-country average.

WORKSHOP: Reading Comprehension Strategies for Tutors

 

Join Penny Stack, MOT, OTR/L, CLT, from Dyslexia Institutes of America, to learn fresh strategy tips that focus on using visual and auditory memory along with visual perceptual activities that are often the underlying issue to comprehension challenges. Those who attended Penny Stack’s workshop about Dyslexia in February will remember how great her classes are!

 

Thursday, Oct. 10 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Hardesty Regional Library, Ash Meeting Room

8316 E. 93rd St.

 

Saturday at the Museum

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A trip to a museum can be very educational, relaxing, and inspiring. If your learner is interested in visiting Philbrook, let him or her know that there is free admission on the second Saturday of each month. You could even consider taking a trip there in lieu of a tutoring session. www.philbrook.org gives great information about the museum, including a brief history of Villa Philbrook.

Listen Up!

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If your ESL learner would like a good resource for listening practice at home, check out Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab at www.esl-lab.com. Listening exercises are divided into categories of easy, medium, and difficult. Each exercise has pre- and post-listening activities, such as discussion topics, comprehension questions, vocabulary exercises, and suggestions for extension activities.

Online Tutor In-Service Opportunities

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Just a reminder that the Literacy Office requires that you take at least one continuing education class per year.  While the Literacy Office offers plenty of opportunities throughout the year administered by our staff for tutors who are unable to attend traditional classes, online options are available.  The Pro Literacy Network offers many self-paced, online courses for tutors at their website: http://www.proliteracyednet.org/articles.asp?mcid=2

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