NALA International Literacy Day – September webinars and events

September 2, 2022

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.

Find out more about LEGENDS

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.

Register for our Creative writing workshop for students

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.

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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.

Register for our Literacy for liberation webinar

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.

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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.

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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’.

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