National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors 2023

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Join us for the National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors. We will focus on strategies for teaching reading, writing and technology.

Agenda:

10.00am –  Registration: tea and coffee

10.30am –  Welcome and opening remarks

-Chairperson: Margaret Hanrahan, Student, Tipperary Education and Training Board (ETB).

10.40am –  Creative writing: An innovative and engaging way of teaching and learning.

-Maurice Sammon, Adult Literacy Learner and Carol Doherty, Creative Writing Tutor, Waterford and Wexford ETB.

11.00am –  Inclusive learner identities, measurement of learning and literacy learning engagement.

-Bernie Grummell, Associate Professor, Department of Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University.

11.20am –  Strategies and approaches for teaching reading.

-Fionnaigh Connaughton, Tutor and Trainer, Dublin Adult Learning Centre (DALC).

11.45am – 1.00pm – Morning Workshops 

1.00pm – Lunch

2.00pm – 3.15pm – Afternoon workshops

 

 Workshops

– Morning Workshop: 11.45am – 1.00pm and Afternoon Workshop: 2.00pm – 3.15pm

–  There will be different workshop options in the morning and the afternoon. Each participants can attend 2 different workshops.

 

Morning workshops – 11.45am – 1.00pm:

(a) Empowerment through digital advocacy and activism: Creating content.

Facilitator: Pat Hoban, Adult Education Tutor, Tipperary ETB.

(b) Creating materials that develop digital literacy skills and encourage self-directed learning.

Facilitator: Mary-Claire Hally, Tutor and Synchronous Online Learning Coordinator, DALC.

(e) Taking away the fear of technology for learners and tutors.

Facilitator: Mark McGuigan, IT and ESOL tutor, Tipperary ETB.

 

Afternoon workshops – 2.00pm – 3.15pm:

(f) Empowerment through digital advocacy and activism: Creating content

Facilitator: Pat Hoban, Adult Education Tutor, Tipperary ETB.

(h) Creating materials that develop digital literacy skills and encourage self-directed learning.

Facilitator: Mary-Claire Hally, Tutor and Synchronous Online Learning Coordinator, DALC.

(j) Taking away the fear of technology for learners and tutors.

Facilitator: Mark McGuigan, IT and ESOL tutor, Tipperary ETB.

 

The conference will finish at 3.15pm. To attend the conference please register below.

You don’t have to be a member of NALA to attend. We would be delighted if you would become a member of NALA.

Contact Fergus Dolan at fdolan@nala.ie with any questions

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