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Health Literacy in ESL Class

Hello colleagues, Teachers who are interested in exploring the topic of health literacy with English learners, will want to check out these curricular resources in the LINCS collection that are housed on the Florida Literacy Coalition's website. The downloadable materials include beautifully illustrated student books and teachers' guides.

June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. PTSD was first brought to public attention in relation to war veterans, but it can result from a variety of traumatic events. It is estimated that 7 to 8 percent of the American population will develop PTSD at some point in their lives. Check out Understanding PTSD  for a list of resources to help overcome misconceptions about PTSD, and increase awareness of opportunities to support learners managing symptoms.

 

Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 10-14, 2019

Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 10-14, 2019

http://go.tufts.edu/healthliteracyleadership

“As a participant in the Health Literacy Leadership Institute, I would encourage anyone thinking about attending to go. It was one of the best educational experiences I’ve ever had!”

Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 10-14, 2019

Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 10-14, 2019

http://go.tufts.edu/healthliteracyleadership

“As a participant in the Health Literacy Leadership Institute, I would encourage anyone thinking about attending to go. It was one of the best educational experiences I’ve ever had!”

Funding for Geragogy

 

Hello Health Literacy Colleagues,

You may or, as in my case, may not know that Geragogy "involves the principles of older adult learning theory. Factors affecting learning can be physical functions such as vision, hearing, and mobility.11,12"  

From this article, "Health Literacy and the Older Adult" in the Clinical Advisor, I learned many things, including:

Where do adults -- and adult learners -- get their health information?

Hello Health Literacy Colleagues,

This article from the American Council on Science and Health "Health Literacy - Understanding the Physician's Explanations Are A Big Problem" may be of interest.

Two things in the article that caught my attention:

Health Literacy Outloud

Friends,

Due to the interest in several  LINCS conversations about podcasts in the classrooms, and how podcasts can improve literacy, I wanted to take a moment and apply that information to our Health Literacy Community of Practice.

Looking for Teachers to Share their Health Literacy Stories with the Field!

Hi Everyone,
 
Happy Fall! It's always bittersweet to see Summer end, but Fall is often an exciting new beginning, especially for those who teach and learn! 
 

Call for Best Practice Papers on ABE and Health Literacy

Hi Everyone,
Please check out this unique opportunity for Adult Educators to share their experiences by submitting a paper to the Health Literacy Research and Practice Journal. Note the word "practice" in the title. This journal welcomes papers about practices in the classroom, opinions, stories and many other formats besides traditional research papers. The Journal is doing a special issue on ABE, and of you're interested in sharing your work, please consider submitting! 

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