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Professional Development

Finding Inspiration with Faces and Facts

Finding Inspiration with Faces and Facts

In the nonprofit world, inspiration is essential. The size of the issues we address can be overwhelming, but the faces and facts can help us keep going during challenging times and can create a connection with those whose generosity is essential to our organizations.

Poetry Has a Place in Adult Basic Education

Poetry Has a Place in Adult Basic Education

Poetry writing in English is really only scary in the abstract. Many English language learners are already poets in their native languages, and poetry is a great way to help adult language learners build confidence in their English skills.

If You Speak English, Can You Teach It?

If You Speak English, Can You Teach It?

Can you teach if your only qualification is that you speak the language? Not always, but often — in other words, it depends. It depends on what motivates you in the first place, and where you find training, mentorship, and community.

The Ripple Effect of Our Work

The Ripple Effect of Our Work

A Note From Executive Director, Terry Witherell I want to share with you a moving experience that I recently witnessed here at First Literacy. We have started another year of our Professional...

Meeting the Needs of Program Directors

Meeting the Needs of Program Directors

At First Literacy, we believe that all educators deserve access to high quality professional development. That’s why we offer high quality, evidence-based professional development workshops as a...