To mark International Literacy Day, this September the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is hosting a month long series of webinars, activities and events under the UNESCO theme Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces.
The theme highlights how literacy learning is occurring beyond traditional ‘education’ spaces such as in libraries, community, family and workplaces.
Find out more about each webinar and event and register below.
Launching 8 September: LEGENDS
‘LEGENDS’ is a non-fiction book with stories from some of Ireland’s greatest sports stars. The stories are written in plain English for new and emerging adult readers. ‘LEGENDS’ will be accompanied by a free workbook – ‘Legends Matter’. The workbook will have reading and writing exercises, puzzles, quizzes and other learning activities around the sporting stories.
Workshop: Creative writing
Friday 9 September, 10.30am – 4.00pm
Join our free Creative Writing workshop for designed especially for adult literacy students, facilitated by poet Colm Keegan. Colm will do an introduction to creative writing and talk about the power and importance of your voice.
Webinar: Addressing health literacy needs
Wednesday 14 September, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
This webinar will look at health literacy needs in Ireland, an eLearning health literacy course and how a hospital is working to deliver literacy-friendly services.
Webinar: Literacy for liberation
Thursday 15 September, 11.00am – 12.00pm
This webinar is for anyone working in the community and voluntary sector. It will give an overview of adult literacy and highlight the unique position of the community and voluntary sector to champion adult literacy through using a literacy friendly-friendly approach and referring to literacy supports.
Webinar: Family learning in Ireland
Wednesday 21 September, 11.00am – 12.00pm
This webinar will be of interest to those interested in the area of family learning in Ireland. We will present some recent research about family literacy and will hear from Ireland’s leading family literacy experts.
Event: ABEDiLi Digital literacy event
Thursday 22 September, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Since late 2020, NALA has been working on the Adult Basic Education Digital Literacy Project (ABEDiLi). The project supports Adult Basic Skills educators with extending the use of digital tools in their work. Our ABEDiLi Digital Literacy Event taking place at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin, will be showcasing our project resources and discussing how you can include digital resources in your literacy practices.
Webinar: Libraries supporting adult literacy
Wednesday 28 September, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
This webinar is for anyone interested in knowing more about how libraries are supporting adult literacy learning. Trish Nolan from Carlow Libraries will discuss their recently published report on ‘Towards a Literacy-Friendly County Carlow’.