11-20-2020, 12-4-2020 Training Your ABE Program's Volunteers

First Literacy Workshop Registration (two sessions via Zoom)

Training Your ABE Program's Volunteers

Friday, November 20 and December 4, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Zoom virtual workshop

PLEASE NOTE: Your workshop Zoom link will be included in your automatic registration confirmation. Please watch your email!  Participants are expected to commit to both sessions.

Workshop Description:

PART 1: Train the Trainers
Participants will talk through the essential training checklist, key planning questions and frameworks to guide their volunteer training design, and model a few tested training activities. 

PART 2: Training Design Work Session
Begin your training design -- or redesign! In this second part, participants will go deeper into setting training content and process objectives and matching their topics to the right interactive activities to create a training plan that’s tailored to their organization and volunteers. 

    Participants will … 

    • Identify core training content for adult education,  
    • Describe interactive volunteer training activities,
    • Reflect on the volunteer training needs and objectives of their program,  
    • Begin (or begin to edit) an interactive training plan.


    Allison Reid’s first introduction to adult education was a volunteer position in a GED class. Since then, she’s taught GED and HISET classes for a decade and led the Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program (HTM) from 2013-2020. At HTM she placed volunteers in classes at five GED/HISET and ESOL programs. During her tenure volunteer retention increased, teacher satisfaction topped 90% and she expanded volunteer training. She writes about teaching, learning and math online at mathacognitive.com. 

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

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    Workshop Participant
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    How many students do you currently teach, advise, or coordinate at your program?
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