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Hudson River Center Training Workshops


Adult Literacy and Family Literacy

  • Writing Instruction with Adults helps programs effectively integrate writing into adult education instruction. This training presents guiding principles, conventions and mechanics of writing, and strategies for working with new writers. Duration: One day 
  • Linking Assessment to Instruction is intended for all staff who work with low literacy adults, including adult educators, parenting educators, and those who facilitate parent-child interactive literacy activities. Participants will review informal assessments and the CASAS Picture and Form Tasks, and explore strategies directly related to these assessments. Duration: One day
  • Literacy in the First Three Years: Setting the Stage explores infant and toddler growth and development. Participants will develop skills for supporting and encouraging language and literacy development. Participants will learn how to:
    • build relationships with infants and toddlers based on responsive caregiving and communication

    • create a literate environment with consistent routines

    • plan learning opportunities, recognizing those that occur naturally in the course of care and education of young children. Duration: One day


  • Literacy in the First Three Years: Making it Happen builds on participants knowledge and understanding of infant and toddler development. Participants will explore research on facilitating children's reading and writing skills. Through hands-on activities, participants will use their communication skills, and the environment and routines they create, to promote phonological awareness, oral language and vocabulary, concepts about print and alphabet, and early writing skills. Duration: One day

Corrections Education

  • Civilian Orientation is designed to facilitate an understanding of correctionsÂ’ and educatorsÂ’ respective roles and goals, resulting in stronger corrections education programming.
  • Transition Best Practices describes what occurs in a transition program, identifying certain components as absolutely vital. Citing exactly what makes a transition coordinator effective, the accomplishment of activities is also explored.

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