Join Literacy Services and Wisconsin Literacy
for our spring training workshop!

Learning is not just for students! We believe it is imperative to foster a culture of continuous learning and to bring educators together to exchange ideas and knowledge. We hope you will join us to kick off our first-ever spring training workshop. We're excited to offer this opportunity for LSW staff, volunteers, and community partners to learn side-by-side. The training is free and includes lunch. Please register by April 1st!

Friday, April 12th

8:30-9:00 AM
9:00-11:00 AM
Intentionally Managing Biases
Dr. Wilma Robinson
11:00-12:10 PM
Breakout Sessions
12:10-1:00 PM
Lunch & Fellowship

This is a free event.
Lunch is included.

United Way's Johnson Controls
Volunteer Center
225 West Vine Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Parking is available inside United Way's parking lot at 225 W Vine Street and on surrounding roads. The entrance to the Johnson Controls Volunteer Center is south of the parking lot on Pleasant Street. Literacy Services staff will be available at gates and entrances for guidance.

Keynote: Intentionally Managing Biases

Whether we are aware of it or not, everyone brings a certain amount of implicit bias into their everyday interactions. Keynote speaker Dr. Wilma J. Robinson will demonstrate ways of Intentionally Managing Biases (IMB). Her interactive IMB seminar is designed for volunteers and staff to utilize a transformative approach to effectively support teaching, tutoring, learning, communication, advocacy, and problem-solving. 

Dr. Wilma J. Robinson has facilitated numerous national and international conferences, workshops, seminars and, roundtables on Intentionally Managing Biases. She has also presented papers on innovative models of professional, community, and youth support to audiences such as the at the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, and two Oxford Roundtable Symposiums at Oxford University in England. Robinson is the former chair of the Department of Education and Director of Graduate Studies at Carroll University. We are excited to present this opportunity to you and we look forward to learning together!

Breakout Sessions

Staff from Literacy Services and Wisconsin Literacy will be hosting three informative Breakout Sessions. Choose the topic that's most relevant to you!

Steve Barron
Literacy Services, Director of HSED Programs

Did you know that Wisconsin offers several options for earning a high school credential, including the 5.09 High School Equivalency Diploma?  Learn about Literacy Services' approach to this programming, which allows students to take a 16-week course full of debate, discussion, projects, presentations, field trips, and experiments resulting in an HSED at the end of the term.

Plain Language
Beth Gayton
Wisconsin Literacy, Southwest/South Central Regional Literacy Consultant

Find out how comprehension is increased in jargon-rich professions through the use of plain, living-room language. Learn how plain-language techniques can be applied in many other disciplines to ensure communication is effective.

DOJ Recognition & Accreditation
Adriana Vázquez
Literacy Services, Program Director/Instructor - South MPS Learning Lab

Learn about the Department of Justice's certification for charitable immigration service agencies and their staff. DOJ Recognition and Accreditation allows non-attorneys to practice immigration law within certain parameters as a way to help immigrants of low-income and vulnerable backgrounds navigate through immigration legal issues.

Space is limited!

Please register by April 1st!

Special thanks to Wisconsin Literacy and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.