NIC to host regional literacy workshop

North Idaho College will host a five-day intensive adult literacy training workshop July 11-15. The five day Train-the-Trainer Institute is targeted to professional developers and teacher mentors who work in the learning disabilities field. Train-the-Trainer is a project of Literacyworks, an educational nonprofit organization that was created to address the unmet needs of underprivileged and underrepresented adults, families and children.

Rex Fairfield, NIC ABE/GED director, said there are 28 professional developers/trainers/teachers from states as far away as Hawaii attending the training, which he called “boot camp” for literacy advocates.
“North Idaho College and Adult Basic Education is very excited to facilitate this training in conjunction with Literacyworks, which is based on the most recent rigorous research on learning disabilities,” Fairfield said. “The purpose of the training is two-fold: First, it is to develop the capacity of state and local organization professional developers to deliver research-based training to increase the achievement of adults with learning disabilities. And, secondly, it is to provide tools to increase instructor effectiveness in providing services to adults with learning disabilities.”
The workshop is closed to the public.

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Rex Fairfield, NIC ABE/GED director, (208) 665-4524 or

Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011

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