LR/RI produces a bulletin roughly every two weeks in order to inform area practitioners of news, events, and calls for participation and also as a forum for posing questions, issues and discussion topics. The current bulletin is posted below. To read previous bulletins, go to Bulletin Archives.
October 24 2001
Calls for participation, employment and conference opportunities, resources.
To post information, please contact
or leave a message (863-2839). I will be away Oct. 29 and 30
(inquiry project retreat), but will return to the office on Wednesday,
Please know that effective immediately, all visitors to the RIDE/URI extension building can only enter from the Washington Street side of the building and must sign in and out with security there. The Westminster Street door can be used for exiting the building only.
Discussion/sharing session for adult educators with an interest in issues of learning disabilities will be held on Friday, November 2 at 2:00 PM at the Swearer Center for Public Service, 25 George Street, Providence.
ESOL sharing/discussion session will take place next month (November)
at the Genesis Center; details to follow in the next bulletin.
A survey about resources for ESOL activities, developed by Debby Venator, is available online. We request that teachers complete the survey and send their responses to LR/RI as sson as possible.
Providence GED Test Center Mentor, Inc. 160 Broad Street (YMCA Building 2nd Floor)
Providence, RI 02903 (401) 272-8462
The Rhode Island Department of Education has asked Mentor, Inc to continue
Official GED Practice Testing will take place every Tuesday at 5:00 PM.( Individual arrangements may be made for Official GED Practice Testing if needed.) This FREE service is available to adults 16 years and older who would like to determine if they are "ready" to take the Official GED exam. Any interested adult may make an appointment by calling 272-8462. The Official GED Testing will take place as scheduled below. All examinees may make an appointment by calling 272-8462.
Official GED Registration will take place every Thursday from 4pm-7pm.
Those registering for the GED exam for the first time must go in person
to the GED test center to fill out an application. All registrants
must bring A form of picture identification and A $15 money order
(The fee will be waived for those receiving public assistance.)
Saturday Sunday Monday
Official GED Testing 6:00 PM
Official GED Testing 6:00 PM
Official GED Testing 10 AM
Adults who have begun their testing at the YMCA on Broad Street or adults who are looking for a testing site can access these testing services. We are also offering Official GED Practice testing to people who want to determine if they are ready for testing. Those who are ready for official testing can make appointments to do so; those who need remediation will have to look for classes. If agencies have available space in their adult ed programs, we would appreciate having this information. We can then make referrals. The information about class availability can be sent to me at email@example.com, our you may call Lourdes Pichardo at the Providence GED test center 272-8462.
Thanks - Pat Bellart
Destiny House: Here's an opportunity to help folks who are providing support and education to adults and teens affected by domestic violence. A newly established Domestic violence advocacy organization, Destiny House, is in need of some technical assistance in getting some recently acquired computers up and running. If you are interested in helping them become fully operational, please contact Ms. Eleanor McSwain Destiny House, 461-6521
2 FAMILY LITERACY SPECIALIST OPENINGS. Project LEARN has an immediate opening for a Family Literacy Specialist to work as part of a team of adult education and early childhood professionals in the Central Falls Even Start Family Literacy Program.
Applicants should have Adult Education experience in a multi-level classroom setting and interest in working with students who have learning differences. BA degree or combination of education and experience required. BCI and CANTS are a prerequisite to employment.
This is a 20 hour a week position, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, for a minimum of 1 year. Potential for full time employment. Salary is competitive. Please contact Project LEARN 769-4200, e-mail LEARNri@aol.com, or send your resume to One Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895.
Progressive human service agency seeking dynamic, organized, "people oriented" professionals for a new program serving persons engaged in welfare to work services.
Group Facilitator: Full time for experienced dynamic, inspirational group leader to facilitate motivational curriculum. Previous experience working with urban adult population. Letters of support required.
Case Manager: Part-time to assist with assessment, problem solving, and access to community resources.
Appropriate education, certification and experience desired for both positions. Candidates with bilingual and bicultural skills preferred. We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package for full time positions.
Send cover letter and resume to Lori Norris, VP Corporate and Community Relations, Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island, 100 Houghton Street, Providence, RI 02904. EOE
The RI Workforce Literacy Collaborative presents
- SCANS/ESL/Computer Based Training - Jenifer Giroux, Peter Morrison,
Computer Assisted English Language Instructors, RIC. Fridy, October
26, 9 am to 2 pm. Presentation of strategies and lesson planning, hands
on computer based lesson development using existing technology. Lunch
will be served. The session will be held at RI College Outreach Programs,
Whipple Hall 103. To register, contact Karon Dionne or Peter Morrison
at 456-8690, or email Kdionne@ric.edu
The latest issue of e*literacy, the National Institute for Literacy's electronic newsletter, is now available online at: http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/eliteracy/01_10_01.html
Eastern LINCS announces the publication of the Fall 2001 Eastern LINCS quarterly electronic newsletter.at http://www.easternlincs.org/newsletter/fall2001/home.htm If you have news or information you would like to share in the newsletter or on the Eastern LINCS Web site, please contact Mary Mingle, Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The ERIC File, newsletter of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, is available at http://ericacve.org/docs/ericfile-fall01.htm and in paper copy. If you are not already on our mailing list and would like a paper copy, send your request to email@example.com (include your mailing address). This issue includes articles on ALADIN, ERIC's 35th birthday, trends in adult, career, and vocational education, and tips on searching the ericacve.org website. Judy Wagner / firstname.lastname@example.org / ericacve.org/ ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education 1900 Kenny Road / Columbus OH 43210-1090 USA 614/292-8625; 800/848-4815 (ext 2-8625); FAX: 614/292-1260 TTY/TDD: 614/688-8734
Online courses [please note ? this information is being passed along for your information; notice here constitutes neither an endorsement or an advertisement, per se]
Indiana University announces a new course for Spring 2002 (January 8th- May 4th): L530 Current approaches to instruction and assessment in EFL and ENL classrooms English as a New Language). [Other courses are also offered at the website.] Course Content: The course will provide hands on experience with various approaches to instruction and assessment that incorporate some of the current thinking in the field. Content-based and problem-based approaches are examples of two of the instructional approaches that will be included. Assessment models, on the other hand, will include among others, alternative* and authentic* forms of assessment. Besides the course instructor, an ENL and an FL coordinator from the Indiana Department of Education will moderate several class discussions and will be available throughout the semester to provide up-to-date information about language issues, policies, sources of funding etc. The course is for language and content-area teachers at all levels and other professionals interested in addressing the needs of! English Language Learners (ELLs) from diverse backgrounds. In addition, individuals interested in certification in ENL and/or updating their professional teaching license in the area of language teaching would also find this
course useful. http://www.indiana.edu/~disted/spring.html>http://www.indiana.edu/~disted/spring.html
WFD ?Workforce Development Campus also offers workforce ed courses:
learn more at http://wdc.jmu.edu/
from Barbara Garner, editor: The newest issue of Focus on Basics is now available on NCSALL's web site, http://ncsall.gse.harvard.edu/fob/2001/fobv5ib.htm
The issue features: the findings from NCSALL research on Adult Development by Robert Kegan, Eleanor Drago-Severson, Kathryn Portnow, Nancy Popp, Deborah Helsing, and Maria Broderick; an interview with teachers Sylvia Greene and Matthew Puma about their participation in the adult development research; an overview of four theories of adult development and how they relate to the adult basic education classroom by Lisa Baumgartner; a peek into a classroom where Carol Eades teaches for transformation; insight into the impact of TV411 by Debby D'Amico and Mary Ann Capehart; How TV411 supports adult development, by Earle Reybold, and How career and technical education supports adult development in program in Rhode Island, by Lynne M. Bedard Barbara_Garner@worlded.org and,
from John Comings: The executive summary of NCSALL's adult development
study, "Toward a New Pluralism in the ABE/ESOL Classroom: Teaching
to Multiple Cultures of Mind" is now up on our website: http://ncsall.gse.harvard.edu
This research brings a new perspective to how we think about our students,
how we look at the impact of participation in our programs, and how
we teach. This project is grounded in decades of work on adult development,
but this is probably the first time that the ABE/ESOL/GED population has
been part of adult development research. The newest issue of Focus on Basics
contains articles on this research on and on adult development. Reading
the new FOB issue and the executive summary of this research will provide
you with a strong foundation for understanding the adult development perspective.
The full research report will be available in about a month. For hard copies
from Kristin Salsberry - The Change Agent's New Website
The Change Agent has a great new website! Our improved site offers more information about the paper, clear ways to get involved, and expanded access to articles from the current issue. Most exciting is that you can now view and print selected articles from the current issue to use right in the classroom. Every time the paper is published, we will select five articles to put up in HTML format that can be easily printed on letter size paper. We hope this will enable teachers to find appropriate articles to use with learners even if they don't have the paper in hand. We've also added a section so colleagues can find out how to write for the paper, be on our editorial board, and learn about our upcoming issue. As always, current and back issues of the paper can be downloaded or viewed in PDF format. Check out the new site
from Mary Ann Florez, at NCLE: the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE) has just posted an online collection of links and resources related to promoting cultural understanding in the classroom. The collection http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/library/tolerance.htm has sections with links to information on the Middle East, Islam, and Arab Americans as well as talking to children about violence and death and challenging sterotypes, intolerance, and racism. NCBE has primarily a K-12 focus in the materials it produces, collects, and disseminates, but many of these links are general resources or materials that could be adapted for use with adults.
Laubach Literacy International is accepting grant applications for its National Book Scholarship Fund, which distributes New Readers Press books and educational materials to qualified US adult literacy providers. Organizations that receive books from the Scholarship Fund use these books to provide men, women, and children with the literacy instruction they need to learn to read. Education-al materials from Laubach Literacy are specifically designed to meet the unique learning needs of adult literacy students, tutors, teachers, and trainers. The Fund helps literacy organizations expand current programs or initiate new efforts. First priority is given to applicants working with parents and children to improve literacy skills. Grants are also awarded to ESL and adult basic education initiatives. For information about the NBSF or to apply, visit the NBSF Web site at www.nbsf.org. The grant application will be online until November 30; the deadline for applications is December 6, 2001. For additional information, please contact Mara Roberts, project administrator by phone 315-422-9121, extension 345, e-mail email@example.com or by writing to the National Book Scholarship Fund, Laubach Literacy, 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE IN SCHOOLS On October 30th, ERASE (Expose Racism and Advance School Excellence) will be coordinating a day for organizations around the country to focus public attention on racial inequality in our public education system and to call for equitable school reforms. Many school policy trends and spending priorities are failing to address widespread racial inequalities in our schools. Many ineffective and punitive policies also detract attention and resources from positive reforms that have demonstrated improvements in educational excellence and equity--such as expanding the pool of high-quality teachers and reducing the size of schools and classes. Community-based organizations, educators and their allies are invited to participate. An online Action Kit includes many suggestions for how you can participate. http://www.arc.org/erase/dayofaction/main.html
The College Reading Association is looking for submissions for their on-line journal, Exploring Adult Literacy. These submissions are peer reviewed and, if accepted, are published on-line in the journal. To see previously published articles visit the site at http://literacy.kent.edu/cra/ To submit an article contact Laurie Ellish Piper, Northern Illinois University, Graham Hall 19, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2854
From Jon Randall -- Input Wanted by Thanksgiving For New Federal Literacy Legislation
The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) is spearheading efforts to produce an omnibus literacy bill in the U.S. Congress. Such a bill will call for changes in a number of public laws that impact adult and family literacy in this country. The concept paper for this bill can be found at http://www.natcoalitionliteracy.org . Click on Commitment 3 on the Policy and Legislation page. Then click the link to the Omnibus Literacy Legislation page. Please look over the concept paper and forward suggestions. Pass it along to others in your organization's network and urge them to make recommendations. Convene focus groups to review the paper and make suggestions. The NCL will accept input until, November 22nd. Please send your input to OLL@fedstrategics.com.
We're asking for input from adult education and literacy programs at every level, individuals, researchers, corporate supporters, grant-making entities, government agencies at every level, labor unions, and others. We want to lay the groundwork for a piece of field-driven legislation like the National Literacy Act of 1991. -- Work on this omnibus literacy bill provides every sector of the literacy field the opportunity to have its unique policy needs addressed legislatively ? to advocate for solutions based on experience. Local programs, putting their heads together with similar entities at the state or national level can recommend legislative provisions to improve funding equity and to improve the federally funded programs under which providers operate.
For years we have longed to be proactive. We now have the vehicles to
be proactive: the National Literacy Summit Initiative and this omnibus
literacy bill. We can educate Senators and Congresspersons about adult
and family literacy and frame future policy discussions by outlining both
needs and preferred solutions. By Thanksgiving, please contribute your
thoughts and improvement suggestions on things already in the draft concept
paper. Also send us recommendations for additional provisions. We're not
looking for legislative language, just the CONCEPT and the RATIONALE behind
the recommendation. If you can identify the law that should be amended,
that's great. If you can't, that's okay. The NCL will review the recommendations
received, and add to the concept paper those that it feels can be supported
by all constituencies. Not everyone will agree with all of the provisions.
This legislation must meet the needs of multiple constituencies. Therefore,
we must think as broadly as we can and oppose only those things with which
we absolutely can't live. The National Coalition for Literacy includes
45 public- and private-sector agencies with a national focus on adult and
family literacy. Many of them have national networks of individual and
organizational members. NCL strives to forge a unified, proactive voice
for the literacy field in this country and lead advocacy efforts for sound
public policy and increased resources. Check us out at www.natcoalitionliteracy.org.
[for full text of this message, please contact LR/RI.]
As issues of xenophobia become visible in the media and our communities, ways of facilitating conversations, of listening and being aware of learners« and colleagues« different degrees of ability and willingness to discuss events, and the risks that these traumatic events deeply affect us all, please find whatever support you can -- in whatever forms it takes. LR/RI can provide lists of websites and articles geared towards helping children cope, presenting a range of political analyses about current events, as well as media outlets representing a both mainstream and other points of view. As adult education workers, it seems that part of our work must continue to focus on learning and working with others to dispel rumor and racism and to work towards understanding and growth.
Some news and information resources:
http://www.nytimes.com The New York Times
http://www.projo.com The Providence Journal
http://www.globeandmail.com The Globe and Mail, Canada«s National Newspaper
http://www.thenation.com The Nation, news weekly
http://www.google.com/news/ -News and information about attacks in US; links to news sites and support resources related to the terrorist attacks on the US assembled by search engine google.com
The Spring Institute for International Studies has written a document for teachers of adult refugees, entitled "Tips for Teachers in Times of Trauma" Co-written by Myrna Ann Adkins and Erik Harper of the Rocky Mountain Survivors' Center (with assistance from other Spring Institute staff including Burna Dunn, Pamela Herlein, Erika Taylor, and Chris Tombari); covers how to balance the need to provide information while maintaining class content, gives ideas for debriefing with teaching and other staff following times of crisis, offers suggestions on caring for oneself, discusses cycles of a crisis, and concludes with contact information for Treatment Centers for Trauma Victims http://www.springinstitute.com/pages/whatsnews.html Also, for information on cross-cultural materials, including fact sheets on Afghanistan and the Pashto language, check http://www.cal.org/front/911.html - From Miriam Burt, at NCLE www.cal.org/ncle
Free movie rentals from Women Make Movies
As the nation collectively responds to this horrific event, we have become increasingly concerned with the violence against Arab-Americans and Muslims, as well as the alarming trend toward racial profiling. We believe it is of the utmost importance to sensitize people about the culture and traditions of the Arab and Muslim community, both abroad and in the United States, in order to avoid further prejudicial attacks and denouncements of any one ethnic group. To accomplish this feat, we believe it is vital to share educational resources that teach tolerance and an appreciation for cultural diversity. Women Make Movies has chosen to contribute to this effort by providing FREE rentals on selected titles on the Middle East and Arab culture through December 31, 2001. We ask that those who accept this offer pay the minimum shipping and handling fees. It is our sincere hope that this gesture will assist to humanize the Arab-American and Muslim community and demonstrate the vast sources of alternative educational media available to the viewing public. To find out more about the films, please go to http://www.wmm.com . You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org; Please refer to code 500G when placing your order.
Language and Literacy is a Canadian on-line journal for educators interested in a broad range of literacy issues encompassing research and teaching in multimedia, print, and oracy. Available at http://educ.queensu.ca/~landl/
From Taylor L. Willingham: Help me make the voices of Adult Literacy Students Heard!
The literacy community has been invited to participate in developing a discussion guide on health. This guide is being developed by a network of people who participate in National Issues Forums (NIF), which bring together citizens to discuss important public matters. The NIF network wants to hear your thoughts on health so that we can write a discussion guide that reflects how you and your friends and family are experiencing health-related issues. We will produce a discussion guide that will be written at an easy-to-read level that teachers and tutors can use in lessons and that adult learners and students can use in their study and personal growth. Please copy these questions, share with learners and return your response to the email address below. If access to email is a problem, a regular mail address is also included:
1. What do you value (or what really matters to you) about your own
health and health care?
Please send your responses to me at email@example.com .Thank you! Taylor L. Willingham Austin-Pacific Consulting Co. PO Box 1255 Salado, TX 76571 254.947.3793
conferences - conferences are listed chronologically and are updated with each bulletin
American UniversityŪs TESOL's 7th Annual Fall Workshop will be held from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm on Saturday, November 17 in the 6th Floor Board and Conference Rooms of AU's Butler Pavilion, in Washington, DC. The workshop, "Local Responses to Learning Disabilities in ESL" will be organized and led by Robin Schwarz, a specialist in ESL Learning Disabilities and will feature segments on recent research, remediation versus accommodation and diagnostic concerns. A number of teachers from the DC area will be presenting their classroom based research. Sessions will address three major audiences: K-12, Adult Ed. and Higher Ed. Registration through November 12th is $15 for students, $20 for others. After November 12th, the registration fee is $20 and $25 respectively. Breakfast and lunch will be served with breakfast beginning at 8:30. For a registration form, contact LR/RI.
The National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs - NAASLN, in conjunction with the Greater Milwaukee Literacy Coalition and the Milwaukee Area Technical College, is sponsoring an international conference, Forging the Future, September 13 -15, 2001, in Milwaukee, WI. Over 50 sessions will be presented offering you the most up-to-date research, policies and legislation, technology, and best practices to successfully support adults with special learning needs in attaining their goals to become successful workers, parents, and integrated members of our communities. DUE to recent events, this conference was canceled. Check its website to learn when/if it will be rescheduled.
Visit http://www.naasln.org for an up-to-date listing of sessions and conference information.
COABE May 6 - 11, 2002, Charleston, South Carolina- http://www.coabe2002.org/ ; the call for presentation is on line at http://www.sclrc.org/coabe2002/Presentations.htm and proposals are due on December 1st.
The LVA-RI annual conference will be held Saturday, November 3 at Salve Regina University in Newport. Featuring "Everyday Life", a presentation by an LVA Student Support group from New Jersey, and a variety of workshops, the conference is open to all. ›Registration fee is $25, and registration by October 26 is requested. ›For a brochure contact LVA-RI at 861-0815. ›
conference information: http://www.lvari.org/COLVA.htm
Laubach Literacy Action Biennial Conference will be held in San Diego May 30 - June 1, 2002. http://www.laubach.org/USProgram/biennial.html
The Project for Research on Welfare, Work and Domestic Violence (sponsored by the Center for Impact Research and the University of Michigan School of Social Work Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health) invites you to its 3rd Trapped by Poverty/Trapped by Abuse Conference Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28, 2001 at The University of Michigan League Ann Arbor, Michigan Please visit the following website for registration materials, as well as list of speakers and preliminary presentation titles: http://www.impactresearch.org/documents/42.pdf
Call for proposals http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2002/call2002i.html
21st Annual Conference May 30-31 & June 1, 2002 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto Due: November 30, 2001 Adult Education and the contested terrain of public policy:
Digital Democracy: Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, is the theme of the National Civic League's National Conference on Governance. The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. Nov. 15-17, 2001 and will bring together participants representing government, the private sector and community-based organizations to discuss the Information Revolution's impact on public life. The conference will analyze societal effects of technology on democratic practice, focusing on E-Govern-ment, The Internet and Politics The Internet and Community. http://www.ncl.org/ncg/index.htm
Heritage Languages in America: Second National Conference Washington, D.C. October 18-20, 2002 The first day of the conference will be an invitational research symposium at the University of Maryland,. The final 2 days will be a public meeting in Tysons Corner, VA. The conference is being organized by the Center for Applied Linguistics and the National Foreign Language Center, with support from the University of Maryland. Building from the foundation of the First National Conference in 1999, the conference will seek to further the aims of the Heritage Languages Initiative, a national effort to develop the languages of our heritage communities. It will bring together heritage language community and school leaders, representatives from pre-K-12 schools and colleges and universities, researchers, and federal and state policymakers. The goal of the heritage languages initiative, and this conference, is to continue to make manifest the economic and social benefits to our nation of preserving the languages spoken by those living in this country. In addition to general sessions, participants will have opportunities to meet with special interest constituencies, based on instructional settings, language, and other common concerns. As with the first conference, there will also be poster sessions. The call for poster session proposals will be made in the spring, 2002. Information about the conference will be disseminated on a regular basis through the heritage languages listserv, heritage-list. Individuals wishing to subscribe to that list should contact Scott McGinnis at the National Foreign Language Center (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 301-403-1750 x18; fax 301-403-1754). Also check the heritage languages website, http://www.cal.org/heritage Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva and Stanford Universities
Applications are available for Prime Time Family Reading Time, a reading, discussion and storytelling series offered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities . The postmark deadline for applications is October 31.
To download an application, please visit http://www.ala.org/publicprograms/primetime/ .
Based on illustrated children's books, PRIME TIME is designed to help under-served families bond around the act of reading and learning together. It teaches parents and children to read and discuss humanities topics, and aids them in selecting books and becoming active public library users. Now in its third round, Prime Time will add 14 libraries to its national roster this fall. 7 libraries will be selected to present Prime Time programs in the spring of 2002 and seven to present programming in the fall. Each series will meet once a week for six weeks at participating public libraries. Through a discussion leader and storyteller, children ages 6 to 10 years and their parents or guardians will hear classic children's stories, watch reading aloud demonstrations, discuss humanities themes in each book, and learn about library resources and services. Younger siblings, ages 3 - 5, will also participate in separate pre-reading activities. A local partnership consisting of the public library, a humanities scholar, a storyteller and a statewide organization (i.e., the state humanities council, the state library or the state library association) will coordinate each series. PRIME TIME is designed for libraries near public transportation, within walking distance of participants or where the library or other agency can provide transportation for participants. Grant funding will be provided for transportation if needed. Selected sites will receive: A total of $1,650 for scholar, storyteller and reader honoraria; 25 sets of reusable books and book bags (to be returned to the LEH when the program ends); Up to $75 for shipping books to the next site; Camera-ready publicity materials; A site-support manual including discussion guides and evaluation materials; Award certificates for participants, and travel, lodging and some meals for the four partnership members to attend the training workshop, January 11 - 13, 2002, in New Orleans. For questions about this program, please send an e-mail message to email@example.com .
from previous bulletins: REMINDERS, RESOURCES:
Stop the Hate, http://www.stopthehate.net/index1.htm - provides numerous resources of value to anyone working in adult education, community development and/or hoping to consider viable ways in which to approach social change.
LR/RI listserv: As some of you know, Literacy Resources has a list serv - an email discussion group available to anyone with access to email in the state (or beyond, as interest warrants). To learn more about the list, or to subscribe, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. To date, about 30 people have joined the list. Its purpose is to provide a forum for local educators to discuss policy, practice, resources, issues and news related to our work with one another. Unlike the bulletin, which arrives as email, the list is interactive - when you respond to message from the discussion list, everyone else on the list receives your message -- and the conversation, we hope, continues and grows.
VALUE e-list: VALUE has established a valuelearners mailing for email users, hosted by the Western/Pacific Literacy Network, part of the National Institute for Literacy Information and Communication Network System (LINCS). This "e-list" is a way for adult learners who are members of VALUE to communicate with each other. Only adult learners who are members of VALUE can subscribe to this e-list. VALUE is the national organization for adult learners (current or former participants in adult basic skills programs) in the United States. VALUE provides training and other supports to adult learners who want to be more effective leaders in their education programs, communities, and states. This e-list is being managed by members of VALUE's Communications Committee. Subscribers are encouraged to communicate about information, ideas, questions, or problems of interest to them. If you are a member of VALUE and need help subscribing, please contact LR/RI. If you're not a member, but would like to become one, contact LR/RI or visit the VALUE website at http://literacynet.org/value.
LEARNER is intended primarily for adult learners. LITERACY is a general list for adult literacy practitioners and others. Information on these electronic lists is below.
LEARNER To subscribe to LEARNER, send an email message to: email@example.com
Skip the message header and in the body of the message, type: subscribe LEARNER Yourfirstname Yourlastname All submissions to LEARNER should be addressed to: LEARNER@nysernet.org Questions regarding the list should be sent to: Beverly Choltco-Devlin Moderator, LEARNER firstname.lastname@example.org
LITERACY To subscribe to LITERACY, send an email message to: email@example.com
Skip the message header and in the body of the message, type: subscribe LITERACY Yourfirstname Yourlastname All submissions to LITERACY should be addressed to: LITERACY@nysernet.org Questions regarding the LITERACY list should be sent to: Beverly Choltco-Devlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional development initiative: In 1998, I spent time at the RI Dislocated Worker Program, facilitating classes for teachers there so that they could have an opportunity to observe one another's classes and to reflect on their learning and teaching. (The full text of their reflections is available on the LR/RI web site at Writing from the Field - or contact LR/RI for a hard copy). Please let me know if you would like to participate in this process of professional development. All that's required is your willingness to share your reflections about the observation/learning process for others. I hope to build a block of writing and thinking about this and other forms of our own professional development both through the bulletin and the web site.
Please contact LR/RI if you have information, questions or announcements to share with adult educators in Rhode Island. Bulletins go out at least twice a month; more frequently when there's more to share. To submit information for the next bulletin, please contact LR/RI by phone (401-863-2839), mail (PO Box 1974, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912) or email.
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