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Laubach Literacy Action Biennial Conference June 8-10 2000 

Laubach Literacy
U.S. Program Division of Laubach Literacy
1320 Janesville Ave., Box 131
Syracuse, NY 13210

"Literacy Connections" is the theme for the upcoming Laubach Literacy Action Biennial Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida on June 8-10, 2000 with a pre-conference scheduled on June 7-8. West Virginia Laubach Literacy invites you to:

*Meet the country's top literacy professionals!
*Hear the latest in literacy research, trends, and issues!
*Learn the newest techniques in training and tutoring!
*Share ideas with your peers from every state in the nation!
*Meet students and be inspired by their compelling stories!

New readers and volunteer literacy providers throughout West Virginia will be celebrating the 22nd anniversary of Laubach Literacy assistance on the grassroots level in the State as well as the 12th anniversary of West Virginia Laubach Literacy's(WVLL) State Office. WVLL, a non-profit organization affiliated nationally with Laubach Literacy Action the largest and oldest volunteer literacy provider in the country, provides a variety of learner-centered programs throughout the State.

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The next meeting of WVLL will be the Board Retreat on March 24 & 25, 2000 at Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV. Contact Marilyn McCord, WVLL Treasurer, for more information at (304)-797-1016. A variety of workshops will be available for new readers, volunteer tutors, board members, literacy program managers and ABE instructors.

Teaching Reading and Functional Writing to Adults with Learning Disabilities PBS Teleconferences.

Basic Level: March 23 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main Street, Weirton, WV.

Intermediate Level: September 28 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library (Funded by the Weirton United Way & WV Laubach Literacy-Benedum Grant)
Call (304)-797-8513 to register.

The Laubach Literacy Councils and Programs throughout the State have been networking for 22 years; but, 5 years ago the Regional Technical Assistant's Network was formally put into place to better assist the grassroots literacy providers. Anyone interested in receiving technical assistance for their program or information on initiating a new literacy program in their area can contact our Regional Technical Assistants or the WV Laubach Literacy State Office.

In response to the need for training, the Regional Technical Assistants(RTA's) in coordination with our Network of Instructional Technical Assistants(NITA's), the following regional trainings have been chosen:

  • Training By Design(volunteer tutor training)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Math: What Works
  • Successful Learning Skills
  • Test Taking Skills
  • The Challenger Series

Call our WV Laubach State Office at (800) 642-2670 to find out specific information concerning dates, training sties and registration. These trainings are open to all new readers, volunteer tutors and ABE instructors in the State.

The new readers, volunteers and WVLL staff welcome you to join us in our upcoming Making a Difference in West Virginia. activities. For more information, contact:

David Coccari:  800-251-7372 ext.15 Or
Judy Azulay 304-772-3038 Or
Jean Green 800-642-2670 Or
Pamela Makricosta 304-797-8513 Or
Margaret Smith 304-842-5481 Or
Marilyn McCord: 304-797-1016 Or
Shalom Tazewell: 304-466-4490 Or