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34th Annual Florida Literacy Conference to be Held in Central Florida May 9-11

Orlando, FL, May 04, 2018 --( The Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) will be hosting the 34th Annual Florida Literacy Conference next week at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. This premier three-day literacy event offers adult and family literacy practitioners, volunteers and adult learners the opportunity to develop new skills and strategies to boost learning outcomes. The conference will include a wide range of sessions presented by local, state and national adult literacy educators.

The conference will kick off with a keynote address by Janna Peskett entitled Ignite Student Learning with a Growth Mindset. Peskett, director of digital content and curriculum design at Mindset Works, will explore the vital role of a growth mindset, the belief that mastery can be achieved through effort, to student success. Teachers and students alike will benefit from this approach, which can help improve motivation, resiliency and self-efficacy. During this event, Florida Blue Foundation will also be announcing 2018 health literacy grant that will be awarded to 14 Florida organizations.

Another highlight will include FLC’s Annual Meeting, in which the 2018 Adult Learner Essay Book, On Our Way, will be unveiled and select student authors will read their stories aloud. The essay book is comprised of more than 200 essays written by adults in various education programs throughout the state, and it is one of FLC’s most popular projects.

The conference concludes on May 11th with the Florida Literacy Awards Luncheon. The keynote speaker is Rachel Peric, executive director of Welcoming America, an organization dedicated to supporting diverse communities who are leading efforts to be more inclusive toward all residents including immigrants. The awards presentation honors the accomplishments of an outstanding Florida adult learner, literacy practitioner, volunteer, literacy program, and supporting business.

FLC thanks the following conference sponsors that have helped to make this event possible. Platinum Level sponsors include Florida Department of Education, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Florida Blue, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Publix Super Markets Charities, and United Healthcare. Gold level sponsors include Dollar General Literacy Foundation and GED Testing Service. Silver Level sponsors include Reading Plus. Bronze Level sponsors include English Discoveries and BurlingtonEnglish.

Please join approximately 400 adult and family literacy practitioners, volunteers, and adult learners next week to network, develop new skills, and share promising practices during the 2018 Florida Literacy Conference.

About the Florida Literacy Coalition
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 State 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. For more information about FLC call (407) 246-7110 or visit
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