10-4-2019, 11-1-2019 Teaching Citizenship Preparation in a Multi-Level Class

First Literacy Two-Session Workshop Registration

Teaching Citizenship Preparation in a Multi-Level Class

Friday, October 4 and November 1, 2019
1:00 – 4:00 PM (snacks and networking at 12:30 PM) 

First Literacy
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston

(Across from Boston Common)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop is for both beginning and experienced citizenship instructors working with mixed-level students with a minimum SPL of 2.

Goals and Objectives for Session 1:
~ Overview
of the knowledge and skills needed to pass the interview, common reasons for failure and how to prepare students for success.
~ Methods, materials and assessment for multi-level classes — Participants will be able to identify which commercially available and homemade materials can be used most effectively with their specific student populations and instructional situations.
~ Classroom Management — Participants will be able to organize compatible study groups according to students' needs and abilities, match appropriate materials and activities to each study group, and develop an initial time management plan that provides all students with learning activities tailored to their needs.  

Goals and Objectives for Session 2:
Participants will:
~ Report on initial organization methods and materials they employed, problems they encountered, adjustments made to address these problems and issues that remain a challenge;
~ Brainstorm to find solutions to unresolved issues;
~ Identify support needs and develop mutual support plans.

Workshop Activities:
Participants will (1) observe a realistic mock citizenship interview based on post-interview debriefinga of applicants during the past two years, (2) engage in hands-on activities targeting all skills required for a successful interview and (3) learn important final steps in the interview preparation process. 

Participants are asked to commit to both sessions. Space is limited, so register early!

Kathleen Klose has been an ESOL teacher and program developer at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) in Malden for 21 years, where she has developed programs for low-literacy ESOL and citizenship classes. She has presented workshops on these topics and has been published in TESOL and MATSOL in these areas. In 2019 Kathleen was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education. 

Andy Koppel has been a volunteer citizenship instructor at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. in Malden for the past two and a half years. He specializes in guiding students throught the final stages of preparation for their interviews, and has extensive teaching and business experience. 

We look forward to seeing you then!

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL programs.

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