Below are some of the presentations from the 2014 Literacy for Life Conference. Click here to visit the conference home page for workshop descriptions and presenter bios. 

 

Keynote: Erik Jacobson, Montclair State University

problem_solving_in_technology_rich_environments.pdf

 

Board Members as Community Ambassadors

Les Loysen, Loysen Consulting

board_members_as_community_ambassadors.pdf

 

Teaching Adult English Learners Who Are Emergent Readers 

Susan Finn-Miller, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 & LINCS Trainer

emergent_reader_lincs_newjersey_fall_2014.pdf

language_experience_approach_rev.doc

liden_poulos_vinogradadov_emergent_reader_sc_phonics.pdf

match_mine.docx

our_friend_josefina.doc

resouces_em_reader_workshop.docx

 

Tips & Techniques for Encouraging New Writers

Perrine Robinson-Geller, Board President, Literacy NJ

tips_techniques_for_new_writers.pdf

 

Public Speaking for Educators

Darnelle Richardson, Program Director, Jersey City Literacy Program & LNJ Master Trainer

public_speaking_for_educators.pdf

 

Public Speaking 101

Darnelle Richardson, Program Director, Jersey City Literacy Program & LNJ Master Trainer

public_speaking_101.pdf

 

Activities that Work for ESOL Conversation Groups 

Jacqueline Simon, Rider University (retired)

Joan Jobbins, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District (retired)

activities_that_work_for_esol_conversation_groups.pdf

using_art_to_enhance_conversation-norman_rockwell.doc

 

Digitally Enhanced Tutoring 

Elizabeth Allen, Drexel University

digitalnjtutor.weebly.com

 

From Stress to Success: Solving Math Word Problems

Todd Evans, Program Manager, ProLiteracy

solving_word_problems.pdf

handouts_solving_word_problems.pdf

 

Using Music to Enhance Higher Order Thinking Skills

Joseph Caniglia, Instructor, Hudson County Community College

using_music_to_enhance_higher_order_thinking.pdf

 

An Apple a Day...Understanding Nutrition Labels

Vivian OKrepky, Master Trainer, Literacy NJ

an_apple_a_day_ppt.pdf

 

Designing Tutor In-Service

Connie Schwein, Master Trainer, Literacy NJ

tutor_in-service_training_11-2014.pdf

teaching_spelling_using_the_learner.pdf

 

The Promises of Adult Education and the Realities of the Workforce

Erik Jacobson, Professor, Montclair State University

litnj_promise_and_reality_of_adult_education.pdf

 

Teaching Vocabulary: Practical, Research-based Approaches to Instruction

Susan Finn-Miller, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 & LINCS Trainer

research_based_vocab_nj_fall_2014.pdf

vocabulary_resources_nj.doc

paul_nations_vocab_quiz_nj.docx

peer_dictation_steps_in_teaching_vocab_nj.docx

vocabteachingsteps_nj.doc

vocabulary_workout_nj.docx

 

Pronunciation: Music of English

Elizabeth Wilk, Master Trainer, Literacy NJ

pronunciation-music_of_english.pdf

 

Poetry Like Bread: Using Poetry to Increase Reading Comprehension

Lauren Schmidt, Instructor, Passaic County Community College

poetry_like_bread_literacy_for_life_workshop.docx

poetry_like_bread_ppt_.pdf