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Events & Training for
MAM Literacy Advance Volunteers

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What's going on for MAM Literacy Advance volunteers?

Please join us at one of these events or training sessions!

Remember, if you have ideas or requests for Volunteer Socials or for Tutor Workshops or Roundtables, please get in touch.

 

Facebook support group

Especially for you!

volunteer supportIf only there was an easy way to talk to other tutors about questions, ideas for using materials or introducing a new topic, or some other issue...

Well, there is one! There's a MAM Literacy Advance Tutor Support Group on Facebook. It was created with MAM Literacy Advance tutors especially in mind, and you can share ideas, answer other tutors' questions, get access to others' favorite resources and tutoring methods (along with sharing your own!), and much more.

First time you visit, you'll need to ask to join; after that you can come and go as you like and (depending on your Facebook settings) the group's posts will show up in your newsfeed.

Please take a moment to explore the page - there's a search box, so you can see if someone's already asked the very thing you're wondering about, and a place for files to be stored (which means lesson plan sharing just got easier; yippee!). Both of these can be found in the menu on the left.

Anyone can ask a question or start a discussion, and we encourage you to do that! We want this to be a supportive community space, and you're a big part of helping it be successful.

Questions about the Facebook support group? Get in touch: tutor@literacyadvance.org or 713.266.8777

 

Tutor Enrichment Workshops & Volunteer Training

enrichmentMAM Literacy Advance offers a regular schedule of Enrichment Workshops, designed to help volunteer tutors continue to improve their understanding of adult literacy, tutoring techniques, and much more. Enrichment Workshops are open to all MAM Literacy Advance volunteer tutors and you are encouraged to attend as often as you can!

If you see a topic you're interested in, but can't manage the day or time, please get in touch - if there's enough interest we'll do our best to arrange for a repeat session.

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Beginner Level ESL Classroom Activities

Keeping adults engaged when they are just beginning to read, write, listen, and speak in English may seem like a challenge, but is one of the most fun ways to volunteer! In this workshop, we’ll cover some of our most recommended resources for beginning level students and share tips for building class cohesion when English is the only shared language.

When? Saturday, March 30
What time? 12pm – 2pm
Where? MAM Wilcrest (Conference Room)

RSVP on the Resource Room door, or by email: tutor@literacyadvance.org

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Practical Tools to Take Advantage of Varied Abilities in the Adult Classroom

This presentation will be by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, ESL teacher-trainer and co-author of the Oxford Picture Dictionary series – a favorite amongst MAM Literacy Advance tutors! She’ll be providing practical tools to help tutors take advantage of varied-abilities in the adult group classroom.

When? Wednesday, April 17
What time? Evening; exact time TBD
Where? MAM Blalock

We’ll have more information soon, but if you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to Colleen so we can hold a seat for you. 

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Annual Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium

This annual event is just for YOU, volunteers in adult literacy programs. This year, the symposium will be presented by the Adult Reading Center in conjunction with Literacy Texas.

When? Saturday, April 27
What time? 8am - 4pm (TBC)
Where? Pearland ISD Building

Registration is now open; the event is FREE to attend.

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If you have an enrichment topic you'd like to request, please talk to Courtney: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.

 

TUTOR ROUNDTABLES

roundtableIn addition to Enrichment Workshops, we like to gather tutors together for roundtables, where volunteer tutors can share what works for them, ask questions, and get guidance and ideas from one another.

Spend some time with your fellow volunteers, and learn something new!

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Dates for Roundtables in 2019 will be posted soon.

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If you have a topic you'd like to request, please talk to Courtney: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.

 

VOLUNTEER SOCIALS

volunteer socialGet together with fellow volunteers and relax, celebrate, and enjoy each other's company!

We try to make social events low-cost or free.

We promise we won't ONLY talk about volunteering...

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

We'll finish Volunteer Appreciation Month (April) with a bang when we gather all MAM volunteers together for a celebratory dinner!

Keep an eye out for your invitation, coming soon.

 

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If you have a fun idea for something to do with your fellow volunteers, please talk to Courtney: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.

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