Professional Development


English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA)

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development (PD) provides teachers, tutors, and coaches instructional support to maintain, and improve upon, existing knowledge and skills necessary to enable students of any age to succeed at any level. Please join us!

Winter 2018

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Don’t miss out on the following professional learning opportunities:
Eastside Educators’ Forum
New Topic Each Month

This eastside study and discussion group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month to explore questions and share ideas related to teaching.

This month’s topic is Vocabulary Acquisition.

All are welcome!

Saturday, 1/20/2018, 1:00 PM

Belle Vista Clubhouse,

8455 East Corinthian Drive

RSVP to Shirley Griggs

Super Saturday

Join us for our annual Literacy Connects-wide mini-conference. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice new strategies that you can put into practice right away!

Saturday, 2/24, 9-12:30

Literacy Connects (200 E. Yavapai)

RSVP link coming to your email


ELAA Teaching Techniques & Methods

Open to trained ELAA tutors who want to review best practices and techniques for teaching.

(Coincides with Day 2 of Foundations Training).

Saturday, 4/21, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Literacy Connects Building (200 E. Yavapai)

RSVP by 4/1:

Lesson Planning

Open to trained ELAA tutors of any level who want to review how to design engaging, communicative lessons.

(Coincides with Day 3 of Foundations Training)

Thursday, 4/26, 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Literacy Connects Building (200 E. Yavapai)

RSVP by 4/1:

Ongoing Citizenship Classes at Pima County Public Libraries

These classes provide the opportunity to learn about U.S. government and history and to improve English language skills while preparing for the Citizenship Exam.  The classes are free, and students can register and start attending at any time during the session.  Classes are taught in English, except for the Sam-Lena South Tucson class, which is taught in Spanish.

Classes are taught by volunteers from Pima Community College’s Adult Basic Education for College & Career (ABECC) Division (formerly Pima College Adult Education, PCAE).

Click HERE for more information

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

  • IRC Lecture Series – for flyer click HERE
  • Refugee 101 Workshops – for flyer click HERE
For More Information

Contact Julie Kasper at

55 N. 6th Ave., Suite 101 Tucson, AZ 85701

Free Online Courses



Resources for Students

The Tucson Urban League’s Community Closet offers free clothing, shoes, household items, and a diaper bank to anyone in need.

Click here for a printable version of the flyer to share with your students.