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Kalamazoo Literacy Council

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February 2020

Health Literacy Forum

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Forum leader: Doris Ravotas, Ph.D. This forum will explore strategies to provide instruction that imparts health and literacy skills for adult learners. Health is a topic that applies to every adult learner, so using tutoring strategies that meet the health goals of learners is important. Yet, most of the materials for adults do not consistently incorporate health content.  According to the Partnership for Clear Health Communication, literacy skills are the strongest predictor of health status, more than age, income, employment…

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Friendly Connections Open Tutor Forum

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Forum leader: Jessi Pavey, KLC Student Services Coordinator  This forum will provide tutoring strategies for new and experienced tutors and instructors who support the learning of KLC students. Everyone is invited to share student-tutor stories, successes, frustrations, and mysteries. Attendees will gather tips for improving tutoring and gain insights and understandings of the learning process. This forum will also further help us realize we are a part of a vital organization.

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March 2020

Tutor Orientation

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Tutor Training: Session 1

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Tutor Training: Session 2

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Parent Literacy Forum

March 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Goodwill Industries, Board Room, 420 E. Alcott St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Elizabeth Isidro, Ph.D.  This forum will explore evidence-based literacy activities for parents that can be used to help improve reading outcomes. Parents are the first teachers of their children, and helping their children read is a critical part of  parenting.  The Parent Literacy forum will also introduce a training model that practitioners can implement when supporting parents as teachers.  

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Workforce Literacy Forum

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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Tutor Training: Session 3

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Health Literacy Forum

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 15, 2020

Forum leader: Doris Ravotas, Ph.D. This forum will explore strategies to provide instruction that imparts health and literacy skills for adult learners. Health is a topic that applies to every adult learner, so using tutoring strategies that meet the health goals of learners is important. Yet, most of the materials for adults do not consistently incorporate health content.  According to the Partnership for Clear Health Communication, literacy skills are the strongest predictor of health status, more than age, income, employment…

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Tutor Training: Session 4

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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April 2020

10th Annual Kalamazoo SCRABBLE Fest

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, 100 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Welcome to the 10th year of the Kalamazoo Literacy Council's largest fundraiser. We're thrilled to partner with the Radisson Plaza Hotel to host this year's event. Join us for an exiting day of gaming and fun in support of adult literacy. All proceeds directly benefit the KLC by providing FREE literacy services to help the 25,000 adults in Kalamazoo county who struggle to read. We greatly appreciate your support and we'll see you on April 4th! Your registration fee includes…

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Workforce Literacy Forum

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2020

Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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Health Literacy Forum

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 15, 2020

Forum leader: Doris Ravotas, Ph.D. This forum will explore strategies to provide instruction that imparts health and literacy skills for adult learners. Health is a topic that applies to every adult learner, so using tutoring strategies that meet the health goals of learners is important. Yet, most of the materials for adults do not consistently incorporate health content.  According to the Partnership for Clear Health Communication, literacy skills are the strongest predictor of health status, more than age, income, employment…

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ExpressWays 2 Success

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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May 2020

Tutor Orientation

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Workforce Literacy Forum

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2020

Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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Tutor Training: Session 1

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Tutor Training: Session 2

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Tutor Training: Session 3

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Tutor Training: Session 4

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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June 2020

Workforce Literacy Forum

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2020

Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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July 2020

Workforce Literacy Forum

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2020

Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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August 2020

Workforce Literacy Forum

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2020

Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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Friendly Connections Open Tutor Forum

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Forum leader: Jessi Pavey, KLC Student Services Coordinator  This forum will provide tutoring strategies for new and experienced tutors and instructors who support the learning of KLC students. Everyone is invited to share student-tutor stories, successes, frustrations, and mysteries. Attendees will gather tips for improving tutoring and gain insights and understandings of the learning process. This forum will also further help us realize we are a part of a vital organization.

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September 2020

Tutor Orientation

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Tutor Training: Session 1

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Tutor Training: Session 2

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Workforce Literacy Forum

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2020

Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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Tutor Training: Session 3

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Tutor Training: Session 4

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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October 2020

Workforce Literacy Forum

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2020

Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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November 2020

Friendly Connections Open Tutor Forum

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalamazoo Literacy Council, 420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Forum leader: Jessi Pavey, KLC Student Services Coordinator  This forum will provide tutoring strategies for new and experienced tutors and instructors who support the learning of KLC students. Everyone is invited to share student-tutor stories, successes, frustrations, and mysteries. Attendees will gather tips for improving tutoring and gain insights and understandings of the learning process. This forum will also further help us realize we are a part of a vital organization.    

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Workforce Literacy Forum

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2020

Michigan Works! Southwest, 1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Forum leader: Michael D. Evans This forum will explore how tutors can provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job.  Workforce literacy includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient…

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