Literacy Week in Review | February 4th

The Literacy Cooperative's News and Events

FEBUARY 19 | 10AM-12PM

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The Literacy Cooperative’s updates to our free, downloadable Contextualized Curriculum. Your adult learners will walk away feeling more prepared for both the HSE exams and job training programs.

The online landscape is constantly changing. TLC’s publications join dozens of other organizations that have provided industry-specific content online for adult educators: FREE! Our curricula curate the best of those free industry resources into structured sets of lessons specifically for non-traditional adult learners.

Register for free here.

Many of us have heard the notion that “stress kills”, but few know what stress does overtime to “kill” your brain. This is Your Brain on Stress: What Stress Does to Your Brain and What We Can Do About It is a workshop about the impact of stress on the brain and how stress impacts teaching and learning.

In this workshop, we will learn how stress impacts executive functions such as memory, planning, self-control, and time management. In addition, participants will learn research-based strategies to reverse the damage done to the brain by stress and best practices that allow one to cope with stress effectively to preserve a sharp mind and overall health so we may be better teachers who help develop better learners.

Register for free here.

This Week in Literacy

World Read Aloud Day: 2021
Readers all over the world!

Thank you to ALL who participated in World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 3rd. Many people across the world took the pledge to read aloud to themselves, their children, or even their pets. Reading aloud has numerous benefits for all ages, but it especially helps young children's brains develop and grow.

Keep it simple - the stripped-down storybook with pictures is what's best to read to children. Animated stories can be too distracting to learn, and audio-only stories can be too cold. Learn what exactly happens to your child's brain when you read to them:

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February is Black History Month

Let us all take time to lift up black voices and stories - not just this month, but all year round. Check out The National Education Association's list of books authored and/or illustrated by black authors, and head to your local library to go pick them up! 

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7 Books That Give Students an Inclusive Look at United States History
Carl Cooper, edutopia

Looking for new reading material or curriculum? Check out these books, which take an explicitly anti-bias approach to history by telling history through the lives and perspectives of marginalized groups of people.

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Cleveland-born program solidifies connections between nationwide manufacturers
Douglas J. Guth, Freshwater Cleveland

Thank you, MAGNET, for making sure that youth have opportunities in manufacturing! Skills training is the future we need to give individuals fulfilling and lucrative careers.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is now available in all Ohio counties! The Literacy Cooperative adminsters the program in Cuyahoga County, Mentor, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Concord Township, and Wickliffe. Children under five who live in these counties are eligible to receive high-quality, free books each month!

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