Literacy

Free Learning Online IV: GCF Learn Free

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www.gcflearnfree.org is an easy-to-use learning resource for both adult basic literacy and ESL learners and their tutors. Create a free personalized learning profile to keep track of your progress. You can also download the free app to your mobile device! There are over 90 topics to choose from. 

 

Here are a few of interest-

Free Learning Online III: Open Culture

For a vibrant, interesting, and entertaining website full of educational videos, visit www.openculture.com. You can take free courses on various subjects or languages. You can watch Christopher Walken read books aloud, watch a brief video about a robot that flies like a bird, watch over 450 movies for free online (including classics, westerns, foreign films, indie films, and more). You can download free e-books or audio books, watch rare footage of Samuel Becket, or download a lecture series on Roman architecture. Check it out! 

Free Learning Online II: Khan Academy

The Khan Acadamy,  www.khanacademy.org, contains over 2,700 videos and 260 practice exercises for people interested in learning anything from arithmetic to physics to investing. As they say, "Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.” Though this site is heavily focused on science (including healthcare and medicine), math, history, and economics, there are also videos for general SAT and GMAT prep.  Take a little time to check it out; we guarantee that you will learn something!

Free Learning Online I: Universal Class

Did you know that you can take free non-credit courses through Universal Class with your TCCL library card number? You can enroll in up to five courses, and you have six months to complete each course. You can take courses that focus on developing specific knowledge and skills, like accounting, history, medical coding, language arts, office skills, etc. You can also take courses to prepare for the GED!

Tutors: Don't Forget to Report Your Volunteer Hours!

The literacy office must report on the activity in our program to our funders, and one of the best ways to demonstrate our program’s activity is by reporting volunteer hours.  Tutors can report instruction time (time spent with a student), preparation time (time spent preparing for lessons), and even travel time (time traveling to and from lessons).  Tutors should report their volunteer hours monthly.  Hours can be turned in via our online Monthly Report Form (

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