Karen's Comments
What is our next step in the rising pandemic?
I know you long to start your ESL classes this fall and get back to “normal” (whatever that is!). I found a website: ilctr.org
It is the Immigrant Learning Center website.

Here are some suggestions about distance learning:
1) Phone calls,
2) One on one visits
3) Send out hard copies
4) Check on your students to see if they have any basic
needs, i.e. food, health etc.
5) Video conferencing

Great suggestions! Check it out; there are some
great teaching tips available on that website.

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Spots are STILL OPEN for the 2020 Literacy Texas Virtual Conference

When: NEXT WEEK (August 3rd - 5th)
Where: Cvent and Zoom

FULL-PAID SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE for those who don't receive support from state or federal workforce dollars.  Please register for the Literacy Texas Conference and opt for a scholarship .

Professional Development credits will also be earned.


Q: How much does it cost to attend?
A: In an effort to maintain affordability, 2-Day Conference admittance has been secured at $175 and will include access to all workshops and events. Wednesday Intensive Training Sessions will involve 3, 6-hour concurrent presentations. An additional $100 will include access to the session of your choice.

Q: Are there scholarships this year?
A: A limited number of registration scholarship opportunities are available -- these will be reviewed on an individual basis. Qualification requirements can be found on our website.

Q: How do I get a scholarship?
A: Just select "Scholarship Registration", and they will take care of the rest!

Q: Can I choose to attend one of the Wednesday Sessions only?
A: Absolutely! Just select "Wednesday Only" when registering!

***Please Note: In order to access this virtual event, you will need to download Zoom if you have not done so already. The download is free and quick, and can be accessed by following the button below!***
Idiom of the day:
Building an airplane while flying. It reflects the idea that you know you need to try to build something different, even as you still have students on board—who enter your doors every day in need of a range of services. One of the most important aspects of this cycle is the need to learn
and revise along the way. If the wings don't work quite right, the plane must be able to continue gliding as everything gets recalibrated based on what was learned.

I hope all of you are participating in the Literacy Texas Conference this weekend. The workshops will
help you as you decide what to do this fall in your English classes.
Praying that as we build our “airplane” together we will reach many who have the need and desire to learn English and need the Lord in their lives.

Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.
Karen Peiser, ESL Coordinator,
Literacy ConneXus