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If you’re reading this blog, you probably know that Literacy Texas is an organization dedicated to adult education and literacy. We focus our efforts in this area because the adult learner population in Texas and in the United States as a whole has been under-served for many years, and because we know the difference that[…]
This week, we’re pleased to bring you another interview with a little perspective from a former first-timer. Take note of Pranjali Mardhekar’s insight and practical advice, and share your own questions and impressions of our conference below! Last year was your first time attending the Literacy Texas Conference. What was it that first piqued your[…]
It can be difficult to know what to expect at an event, particularly one that is new to you. That’s why we’re bringing in a little perspective this month, in the form of interviews with former conference attendees. Our first is with Elizabeth Hollenbeck, a first-timer at our 2016 Conference. Last year was your first[…]
Dear readers, One change we worked to implement in this year’s conference was increasing the fun factor, and we wanted our sessions to reflect that. Of the many wonderful proposals we received, here are a few that we think will be especially creative and enjoyable to attend: The Multiple Values and Benefits of Journaling Delve[…]
Dear readers, As many of you know, in 2013 Texas moved its Adult Education and Literacy program from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Workforce Commission — and for good reason! AEL is absolutely essential to the cultivation of a successful workforce. Need proof? Data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that in[…]
Literacy Texas congratulates the many Texas recipients of a Dollar General Literacy Foundation Adult Literacy Grant. Thank you for being our partners in promoting adult literacy throughout Texas! Adult Reading Center; Arlington Public Library Foundation; Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans; Casa de Amigos of Midland; Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth; Catholic Charities,[…]
Dear readers, Welcome back to another week of conference discussion! Today, we want to highlight a few sessions on a topic we think will be helpful for many of you: technology. Texas is a large and varied state, and many of you are familiar with the importance of computers and technology in our work. Digital[…]
Dear readers, As a community of literacy providers, we are all aware of the importance of English Language Learner (ELL) programs in our state. Texas is home to some of the most diverse populations in the country, and familiarity with ESL is vital to many adult literacy programs. The ability to speak, read, and write[…]
Dear readers, Time flies when you’re traveling around a state as large as ours, but we’re still a little shocked to see that it’s already May! Springtime at Literacy Texas means that preparation for our annual conference is in full swing, and this year is no different. We’ve opened registration, announced our keynotes, and are[…]
Welcome to the final Workforce Wednesday blog post! This blog series will end, but the blog will continue to bring you top-notch information and resources. This is a site you want to bookmark! So far, we’ve discussed what a Workforce Development Board does, how you can partner with your local board, and ways to incorporate[…]