“I was a stranger, and you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35).

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Conference attendees will be able to attend 3 workshops led by experienced literacy instructors and non profit professionals. Click here for workshop presenter biographical information.


Directors’ Roundtable

John Spear is the ESL director for Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth. He has been involved in ESL programs for 18 years.

Continuation of Services Beyond the ESL classroom

Wes Young is the executive director of Tarrant Literacy Coalition and has spent the last 6 years working in adult education classrooms of all types. Currently, he tutors basic literacy students in Fort Worth and Arlington. He also teaches HSE in White Settlement.

Using National Geographic Resources to Find Your Voice in English

Janet Kay received her degree in education with a specialty in reading instruction from the University of Texas in Austin. She has worked with schools and educators for more than 25 years. As an educational sales consultant with National Geographic Learning, Janet provides training and support for ESL programs throughout Texas.

This session provides attendees with activities and resources from National Geographic Learning to help adults communicate in English on a variety of topics including: classrooms, health, shopping, careers, and more.

Contextualized Learning: Journey to Success by New Readers Press

Ann Beeson – has worked with literacy and adult education programs since 2001. She currently works in seven states as an independent sales consultant, offering primarily New Readers Press resources for adult learners. She has a master’s degree in curriculum and instructional design from the University of Minnesota.

Learners need to learn academic skills at lower reading levels, with content contextualized to HSE and workforce needs. Journey to Success by New Readers Press helps fill content gaps and better engage learners.



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