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Established in 1985, The Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) promotes, supports and advocates for the effective delivery of quality adult and family literacy services in the state of Florida.
As a statewide umbrella literacy organization and the host of Florida’s Adult and Family  Literacy Resource Center, FLC provides a range of services to support more than 300 adult education, literacy and family literacy providers throughout Florida. Special emphasis is placed on assisting community based literacy organizations with their training and program development needs.

FLC provides many services to community based organizations throughout the state of Florida including professional development, training and technical assistance, ways to promote student involvement, resource sharing, networking, and new literacy-based initiatives.

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Programs and Services

Professional Development/Training and Technical Assistance

Florida Literacy Conference
One of Florida’s premier literacy events, this three day annual conference offers a wide range of training and networking opportunities to literacy practitioners and volunteers. Join us In May for the 32nd Annual Florida Literacy Conference.

Tutor Training Support /Material Grant
The Adult and Family Literacy Resource Center provides grants for trainers and materials to community adult basic education and literacy organizations.  FLC will arrange for a trainer and have materials shipped to your program.  Programs are eligible to order tutor materials valued at up to $30 per tutor with a maximum of $500 per workshop.

Volunteer Tutor/Teacher Training Symposium
Offered regionally, the tutor/teacher training symposiums are one day workshops that focus on effective teaching approaches, strategies and resources.  Each year a new set of topics are chosen. See Literacy News for workshop announcements.

Annual Leadership Institute
For more information on the 2014 Literacy Leadership Institute, click here.

Tutor/Teacher In-Service Webinars
View a variety of webinars provided by FLC.  Past topics have included Multiple Intelligences and the ESOL Learner, Meeting the Challenge: An LD Primer, Using Authentic materials in Adult Literacy Instruction, a Guide to Financial Literacy and many more.  See Literacy News for session announcements.


Promoting Student Involvement

Adult Learner Day:
Join Adult Learners from throughout the state of Florida for a special day of workshops and activities. This event occurs on the first day of the Florida Literacy Conference and is free for adult learner attendees.

Adult Learner Essay Book
Each year, FLC publishes a book of essays by adult learners.  Students from throughout Florida are invited to submit original short stories, poems, or autobiographical narratives to be included in a published book.


Resource Sharing, Networking and Communications

Florida Literacy Hotline and Directory
Search for adult education and literacy programs in your area where you can find free or low cost instruction. Also search literacy volunteer opportunities and information about getting your GED diploma.

Clearinghouse
Florida’s Adult and Family Literacy Resource Center provides a wide range of free reference and outreach materials, serving as a clearinghouse for the distribution of quality resource materials for literacy instructors and administrators.

Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month
September is Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month.  To recognize the month, FLC collaborated with the Florida State Parks and the Florida Department of Education, and local and regional partners to promote literacy.   

Newsletters
Providing the latest news, resources, and promising practices FLC’s e-Literacy News newsletters are published and distributed 4 times per year. 

Social Networks

  • Find us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Read the FLC Blog
  • Follow us on Pinterest
  • Watch us on YouTube
  • Participate in our Discussion Lists
    Discussion List Topics include:
    1.  discussion of family literacy issues, new resources, and news in Florida. 
    2.  discussion of issues, news and new resources for all of Florida's literacy providers and stakeholders

Community Based Literacy Organization Survey
Needs Assessment Survey: Each year, FLC conducts a program and professional development needs assessment of community-based literacy program. 

Tutor Help Center
We scoured the web searching for the best instructional resources for adult literacy tutors and teachers and then gathered them together in one easy to navigate location.  Also check out our Teacher/Tutor Resource Page where resources are sorted by topic area. 

Program Managers Toolkit
Aligned with the ProLiteracy Program Accreditation standards, this unique resource offers a variety of sample documents, forms, policies and procedures. Its primary purpose is to serve as a central repository for practical, hands on documents to be shared across programs.

Promising Practices
Launched in 2009, this resource recognizes and highlights effective literacy program practices in Florida.

Social Services Directory
A great tool for teachers and students, this directory provides information about a variety of consumer and social services offered in Florida.


Florida Health Literacy Initiative

The Florida Health Literacy Initiative, funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and operated by FLC, is a three-year project committing $360,000 to improving the health literacy level of Florida residents by supporting literacy programs with financial, professional development and technical support. This initiative combines ESOL instruction and health education in a multi-disciplinary approach that teaches English to adults and families while helping these individuals acquire skills and knowledge to make informed choices regarding their health and nutrition.

With the support of the Florida Department of Education, FLC has also produced health literacy curricula including:

Staying Healthy
Women’s Health
Coping with Stress


 

Special thanks to the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education for their generous support of FLC and Florida’s Adult and Family Literacy Resource Center.

 


 

 

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The Florida Literacy Coalition thanks the Florida
Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education
for making this site possible.
 

.Florida Literacy Coalition
..235 Maitland Ave. S #102

Maitland, FL 32751
..Phone: (407)-246-7110
..Fax: (407)-246 - 7104

Florida Literacy Hotline
(800) - 237 - 5113