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Title: Boosting Digital Literacy Skills in Adults with Letter Writing

Time: 11:15 am

Room: MacDonald 9

Name: Renee Kenney

Institution: Spokane Community College

Co-presenters (if any): Elizabeth Merriam, Spokane Community College

Type: Paper or Report (45 min)

Summary: Explore the ongoing successes and discoveries made from using inter-campus letter writing to boost adult ESL learners’ audience awareness and digital literacy skills. Participants will explore and discuss the process and outcomes of utilizing online platforms among adult ESL learners.

Biography: Renee Kenney, MA TESL, works with students in varying contexts ranging from ESL for adult learners, first-year English composition, business communications, and beginning Spanish. She enjoys working to create a supportive and light-hearted classroom community in which all students are able to put their knowledge into practice. Elizabeth Merriam is an educator with experience in adult ESL education through the Community Colleges of Spokane. She also serves in refugee resettlement and refugee ESL tutoring. Elizabeth has researched and cultivated an ESL program for Spokane's Northeast Community Center and served on the founding committee for the Friendship Center. Due to her passion for people from other nations, she has also hosted workshops and presentations to provide US-born citizens with education about immigration matters and the refugee resettlement process.

Topics addressed: Instructional Strategies

Intended audience: Adult Refugee/Immigrant Programs,Teacher Educators,Developers of Materials/Curriculum

Thematic track: Instructional Strategies

Non-commercial

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