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Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc. Florida’s Adult and Family Literacy Resource Center 2005 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM OVERVIEW. MISSION. We promote, support and advocate for the effective delivery of adult and family literacy services in Florida. Training and Technical Assistance.

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florida literacy coalition inc

Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc.

Florida’s Adult and Family

Literacy Resource Center

2005 ANNUAL MEETING

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

mission
MISSION

We promote, support and advocate for the effective delivery of adult and family literacy services in Florida.

training and technical assistance
Training and Technical Assistance

FLC offers professional development opportunities which provide literacy practitioners and volunteers with tools and resources to enhance program quality.

we have offered 20 training opportunities including
We have offered 20 training opportunities including:
  • Multiple Intelligences in the Adult ESOL Classroom
  • Reading Research Study Circe
  • Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • Family Literacy
  • Job Site Instruction for Non-English Speaking Hospitality Workers
  • Strategies and Resources for Teaching Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Getting and Keeping Students and Volunteers
  • Health Literacy
  • Promoting Your Program to the Hispanic and Haitian-Creole Communities
promoting student involvement and leadership
Promoting Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Literacy Ambassador Training Program
  • VALUE Core Leadership Training
  • Adult Learner Day
  • Student Essay Book
supporting volunteer based literacy
Supporting Volunteer Based Literacy
  • 2nd Annual Literacy Leadership Institute
  • Tutor Training and Train the Trainer Workshops
  • Florida Training Study Committee
literacy promotion and toll free literacy hotline
Literacy Promotion and Toll Free Literacy Hotline

FLC promotes reading and raises awareness about literacy issues in Florida. A trained referral specialist provides on call information about education programs and volunteer opportunities throughout the state.

  • July-April, 2,272 referrals were made.
  • TV Public Service Announcements
  • Partnership with Dept. of Transportation
  • Newspapers
publications and resources
Publications and Resources

FLC provides a wide range of free reference and outreach materials, serving as a clearinghouse for the distribution of quality resource materials for literacy instructors and administrators.

publications and resources continued
Publications and ResourcesContinued…

Forty different resources are available free through our Clearinghouse. During the last 10 months, over 54,200 resource materials have been distributed.

Publications developed by the Florida Literacy Coalition include:

  • The Florida Literacy Data and Statistics Reference Guide
  • The Florida Literacy Directory and Resource Guide, 2004
networking communications
Networking & Communications

FLC promotes and facilitates information sharing, networking and collaborative programming among literacy providers.

  • E-Literacy News
  • The Literacy News Newsletter.
  • Discussion Lists.
  • Website: In partnership the National Institute for Literacy’s LINCS system. Last year, our site logged over 51,000 visitors.
florida literacy conference
Florida Literacy Conference

One of Florida’s premier literacy events, this three day annual conference offers a wide range of training and networking opportunities to literacy practitioners and volunteers.

Date: May 11-13, Florida Mall Hotel, Orlando

Conference Theme: Open Books Open Minds

other projects
Other Projects
  • Promising Practices in Library Based Literacy
  • Health Literacy
    • Region 3 Literacy Resource Center
    • Florida Department of Health
  • Children’s Book Distribution
  • Network of State Literacy Coalitions
a look to next year
A Look to Next Year
  • Americorps VISTA Statewide Initiative
  • Development and Implementation of Train the Trainer Course and Trainer Support System
  • Financial Literacy Project
  • Tutor Help Line
  • Advocacy and Marketing
florida literacy coalition staff
Florida Literacy Coalition Staff
  • Greg Smith, Executive Director
  • Kelley Jain, Training and Education Coordinator
  • Susan Hancock, Resource Specialist
  • Marcia Morales, Referral Specialist/Admin. Assistant
  • Lauren Rogers, Project Coordinator - Americorps VISTA
  • Dan Behnke, Project Coordinator – Americorps VISTA
  • Dottie Jones, Book Keeper
  • Robin Moore, Intern.