Literacy Week in Review | February 11th

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

The Critical Role of Workforce Training in the Labor Market Recovery
Wendy Edelberg and Paige Shevlin, The Brookings Institute

The pandemic has dealt a blow to the American workforce - but especially to women, and even more so to women of color. We need accessible and advanced #workforce training to help our economy recover.

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Teaching the Concept of Equity Through Gardening
Simi Sardana, edutopia

Here's something to try (probably in the warmer months to come!). Educate your children about equity through gardening. The Ohio State University has info about Cuyahoga County community gardens here!:

Read the Edutopia article:

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10 Teaching Resources for Black History Month
Laura Ascione, eSchool News

Are you educating your students on the importance and history of #BlackHistoryMonth? Here are some resources to help you talk to your students about racism, privilege, and injustice. Don't limit this education to the month of February!

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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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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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