Professional Development

Houston Center for Literacy provides adult literacy professional development conferences and trainings for teachers and staff, faith based organizations, and volunteers and tutors. We also partner with other organizations, to offer on-going best practice literacy training regionally and nationally, and support other literacy organizations offering professional development courses.

Please email Karen Riddle Slater at karen.slater@houliteracy.org with any questions regarding professional development or to tell HCL about upcoming professional development training at your literacy organization that you would like share with other providers.

Upcoming Professional Development MeetingPROfessional Dev

Topic: Career Exploration: It starts with "me"

May 13, 2016, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

St. Luke's Gethsemane Church

Canterbury Hall

6856 Bellaire Blvd.

Houston, Texas 77074

*Parking lot is on the east side of the church*

This hands-on workshop will assist adult education instructors on how to guide their adult students through the college and career exploration process. Instructors will explore local job market information and develop career and education plans of action for students, learn how to assess student's ambitions, talents, interests and skills, and learn how to present career pathway lessons. 







HCL is Here for You

Are you part of an adult literacy organization in the greater Houston area? We would love for your organization to become a member of the Mayor's Coalition for Literacy.  HCL provides support to members of the Coalition through professional development courses, classroom resources, Mayor's Challenge Grants, and much more.

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Our Vision

HCL strives to create a literate, prepared workforce by building high capacity, effective and top performing literacy agencies and programs throughout the greater Houston area. This work is done through best practice and resource distribution, advocacy and professional development.