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Learning to Achieve Training
Friday, April 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois Office
30 East Adams, Suite 1130
Chicago, IL 60603

Learning to Achieve is training based on the most recent rigorous research on Learning Disabilities (LD) and provides a standard set of training modules for face-to-face and online professional development.  It addresses core concepts and special topics, such as English language learners and LD.  Learning to Achieve is designed to help adult education professional developers, teachers, and other human service partners understand learning disabilities in adults, including the neurobiological processes of learning, explicit instruction techniques, and how to actively support adults with LD in educational and workplace settings.  Learning to Achieve was developed by the National Institute for Literacy as a replacement for their past highly acclaimed Bridges to Practice training.

Learning to Achieve training and materials are being made available to adult education and literacy programs throughout the country through the Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) of LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System).  LVI’s two trainers – Barabara Babb & Marlene McLeod- participated in an intensive week-long training offered by the RRCs in August, 2011 and a three-day refresher session in the fall of 2012.  LVI is now disseminating that training along with materials to adult literacy programs in Illinois.



The training on Friday, April 19th will cover modules 5 & 7 of the Learning to Achieve research. It is a follow-up to the training on November 16th that covered modules 1 through 4.

Module 5 – Reading Disabilities
This session covers the considerations and strategies for working with adults with learning disabilities who struggle with reading. Topics will include identifying skills needed to be a successful reader, discussing the four common types of Reading Disabilities and investigating some instructional strategies that can develop reading skills.

Module 7 – Content Learning
This session covers instructional approaches that can help adults with Learning Disabilities learn content from written materials. We will examine how to support content learning using explicit instruction principles and flexible learning tools such as graphic organizers.

*The training is free of charge, but requires pre-registration by Wednesday, April 17, 2013.




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       The training is free of charge, but requires pre-registration by                             Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

                          Mail, fax or e-mail registration to:
                             Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
                              30 East Adams, Suite 1130
                                    Chicago, IL 60603
                                    Fax: 312-857-1586
                               E-mail: LVAILL@aol.com