About Us
We represent all eleven community and technical colleges and five community based organizations in King County. We help King County adults gain the skills they need to support their families and earn livable wages. Employers in King County need better skilled workers. We help train those workers to succeed and contribute to our local economy and greater community.

This website was made possible through funding from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.



The second Community Volunteer Training took place at Seattle Goodwill on April 2, 2016. The Seattle Public Library, King County Library, Seattle Goodwill, Literacy Council of Seattle and Literacy Source partnered in their efforts to empower volunteers from all over the city to raise literacy -- and thus opportunities -- for adults in our community. By coming together as a group, we believe we can much more effectively combat illiteracy in the city of Seattle. There were a total of 107 participants from 24 different community based organizations, libraries, and colleges.  Workshops focused on teaching ESL teaching strategies, digital literacy, job readiness, and cultural competency.

Workshop presentations and materials are available for download here:

Please join us for two FREE training opportunities in June, both open to the public:

Talk Time Training

Saturday, June 4, 10:30am to 1:30pm, Burien Library Multipurpose Room

400 SW 152nd Street

Burien, WA 98166

Facilitator: Jennifer Malloy

This free workshop will focus on developing successful Talk Time sessions for adult English language learners.  Talk Time creates a fun and non-threatening atmosphere for limited English speakers to use the English they already know, learn new vocabulary, and share knowledge and cultural perspectives.  The workshop will demonstrate a variety of activities that Talk Time facilitators can use to get the conversation flowing.  Appropriate for both new and experienced facilitators.  Please bring your lunch.

Please RSVP to Melanie Hue, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 425.369.3455

Sponsored by the King County Library System.


Teaching and Planning Lessons for English Language Learners

Saturday, June 18, 2016, The Seattle Public Library - Central Library

1000 Fourth Ave

Seattle, WA 98104

Facilitator: Alysan Croydon

Learn techniques and activities for teaching English language learners including those who have no English ability. Learn how to plan lessons and assess what your students know. Get tips on how to be culturally sensitive and to differentiate instruction for various levels. Please bring your own lunch.

Limited space is available. Eventbrite registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-and-planning-lessons-for-english-language-learners-tickets-24500905869. Questions? Contact Meira Jough, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and Library Foundation



The first Community Volunteer Training took place at the Seattle Central Library on October 3, 2015. The Seattle Public Library, King County Library, Seattle Goodwill, the Literacy Council of Seattle and Literacy Source partnered in their efforts to empower volunteers from all over the city to raise literacy -- and thus opportunities -- for adults in our community. By coming together as a group, we believe we can much more effectively combat illiteracy in the city of Seattle. There were a total of 142 participants from 48 different community based organizations, libraries, and colleges.  Workshops focused on teaching ESL teaching strategies, digital literacy, job readiness, and citizenship.

Workshop presentations and materials are available for download here:

Check out these websites for more free resources:

 
Seattle Literacy Consortium Presentation

This presentation, complete with video content, is available for download.

Also available for download are the source materials cited in the presentation. Click here to download (2.3 MB).
 
America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future

Click here to see the video.

A report from ETS's Policy Information Center, America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future, looks at the convergence of powerful socioeconomic forces that are changing our nation's future:

  • substantial disparities in skill levels (reading and math)
  • seismic economic changes (widening wage gaps)
  • sweeping demographic shifts (less education, lower skills)
 

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