2018 In-Service Registration
In-Service workshops listed here are only open to volunteers actively tutoring for Literacy Network.
Interested in becoming a volunteer or tutor? Visit: http://www.litnetwork.org/volunteers/index.php

Registration is required all for workshops, as space is limited. If you have any questions or need to cancel a registration, contact Ms. Shawn Steen via (608) 244-3911ext 55 or shawn@litnetwork.org. Thanks!

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Saturday, March 3
9:30-11:00am at Literacy Network, Classroom 2
No-Tears Math for GED and Basic Numeracy
Come learn strategies for helping learners build the math skills and confidence necessary for the GED/HSED and daily life. We will experiment with some hands-on activities, techniques, and resources to make learning math accessible and FUN!
Led by GED Program Manager Marie Knibbe

Friday, March 9
10:30am-12:30pm at Literacy Network, Classroom 1
Introduction to Common Learning Disabilities
This class will focus on recognizing and working with learning-disabled/dyslexic students. We will overview the basics of instructing students with learning disabilities, as well as the unique challenges this population faces.
Led by SCALE Intern/WILDD Reading Specialist Raye Holab

Tuesday, March 20
6:30-8:00pm at Literacy Network, Classroom 2
Grammar Boot Camp: Simple Present and Present Continuous
Knowing when to use simple present tense and present continuous tense can be confusing to beginning speakers. This in-service will explain the difference and when to use the tenses. Using a variety of examples and activities, the presenters will demonstrate ways to incorporate the concepts into your lessons.
Led by Senior Interns Kristine Guderyon Goetz and Margo McIntyre

Thursday, March 22
4:30-6:00pm at Literacy Network, Classroom 1
Assessing Your Learner's Skills
There are lots of ways to figure out your learner's skills and needs, from formal assessment to trial-and-error. We'll go over some ready-made assessments you can use as well as help you develop more baseline information about ESL skill development so you can make informal assessments. Discussion and hands-on activities built in!
Led by Senior Director of Tutoring Jennifer Peterson

Thursday, March 29
6:00-7:30pm at Literacy Network, Classroom 4
Games for Tutoring Pairs
Want to mix things up in your tutoring sessions? Come learn fun language games for two that work great in tutoring pairs!
Led by Student Services Director Caitlin Mackesey

Tuesday, April 3
6:30-8:00pm at Literacy Network, Classroom 2
Everyday Idioms
English is full of colorful and confusing phrases used in casual speech. Find out how and when to teach idioms, slang, and phrasal verbs.
Led by UW-Madison TESOL Professor Renee Lajcak

Saturday, April 7
9:30-11:00am at Literacy Network, Classroom 2
Working with Your Intermediate Learner
This workshop is aimed at helping tutors and interns understand the needs of intermediate learners. We will also explore tutoring and lesson planning techniques.
Led by Community Literacy Manager Molly Schneider


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9:30-11:00am Saturday, March 3: No-Tears Math for GED and Basic Numeracy
10:30am-12:30pm Friday, March 9: Introduction to Common Learning Disabilities
6:30-8:00pm Tuesday, March 20: Grammar Boot Camp: Simple Present and Present Continuous
4:30-6:00pm Thursday, March 22: Assessing Your Learner's Skills
6:00-7:30pmThursday, March 29: Games for Tutoring Pairs
6:30-8:00pmTuesday, April 3: Everyday Idioms
9:30-11:00am Saturday, April 7: Working with Your Intermediate Learner
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