Fridays at First Literacy – Visual Storytelling for ESOL

We’re kicking off our fall session of Fridays at First Literacy professional development events with an exciting approach to teaching ESOL:

Visual Storytelling — Using Photography to Teach English Language Learners
(2 sessions)
Friday, October 14 & Friday, November 4
1:00 – 4:00pm

This two-part workshop explores the intersection between producing photographic images and language, and how this relationship may be applied to ESOL instruction. Presented are ways that adult learners can develop their ability to express themselves in English, improving their vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills through the construction of written narratives in the context of their own photographs.

Registration for this two-part workshop is now open. Click here to register.

Mark Your Calendars!

Keep an eye out for details about these upcoming professional development events! Registration typically opens four-to-five weeks prior to the event date. All events are held at First Literacy, 160 Boylston unless otherwise noted.

ESOL Teachers’ Networking Circle
Friday, October 21
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

First Literacy Lab Sharing Event
Presentations of FY 2016 First Literacy Lab Projects
Friday, October 28
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue

Approaches to Writing for Students’ High School Equivalency, College, and Careers
(2 sessions)
Friday, November 18 & Friday, December 16
1:00 – 4:00 pm

ABE Teachers’ Networking Circle
Friday, December 2
1:00 – 3:30 pm

The goal of our Professional Development Workshops is to strengthen ABE programs by providing approaches and resources that participants may immediately implement and share with others in their programs. All workshops are free to teachers, program administrators, coordinators, and counselors of ABE programs.