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.
May 22, 2002
Please know that 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.
Minigrants - LR/RI minigrants, text attached. Due May 20, 200.
save the date - final sharing session for 2001-2002 RI Inquiry Projects will be held on June 13th at the Ray Conference Center at the Ray Conference Center at Butler Hospital in Providence, from 8:30 to 3:30. Please contact LR/RI by June 3rd if you can attend, so we can plan for lunch.
follow up to Learning Disabilities Conferences (CCRI, RI Addressing Unique Issues and 10th Annual Conference on Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities) Adult Educators, and others interested in adult education: An informal sharing session will be held, as a follow up to the conference (and to one in Hartford, May 23rd) to discuss reactions to what we've learned so far, plans for continuing to strengthen our abilities to address the needs of adult learners and to generally share resources, ideas and opinions relevant to working with adults with learning disabilities. The session will be held at the Swearer Center for Public Service, 25 George Street, Providence, at 2 PM on Tuesday, May 28th. For information, and/or to RSVP, please contact Janet Isserlis at 863-2839. Although an RSVP would be helpful, please do come whether or not you have time to call.
June 3- 14 Child Outreach - Vision, Hearing, Speech and Development Services. Providence Schools and the RI Department of Education will offer free Vision, Hearing, Speech and Development Screening services for every child, 3 - 5 years old, residing in Providence.
Services are provided from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm daily per schedule below. For information, please call 456.9321. June 3rd and Tuesday June 4th at Mount Pleasant Library;, June 5th at the Martin Luther King Elementary School; June 6th at Wanskuck Boys and Girls Club; June 7th at the Carl G. Lauro Elementary School; June 10th at the Elmwood Community Center; Wednesday, June 12th at the Family Outreach Center; June 13th at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, and June 14th at the Silver Lake Community Center
ESOL sharing/discussion session will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at 2:15 at the Genesis Center, 620 Potters Avenue, Providence. No particular topic has been named; bring an idea, a question, or materials you like or would like to critique.
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 soon as possible.
Women, Violence and Learning: Part of a series of four study group meetings on the topic of women, violence and education. Interested participants will read and discuss material on this topic. The next meeting of the study group dealilng with impacts of violence on learning has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 26 at 3:00 PM, at the Genesis Center. The group is discussing ways of presenting, teaching and dealing with domestic violence in the classroom. We will be exploring issues of power and control and their manifestations across cultures. Please contact Nancy Fritz at 781-6110 for the new date/time. Participants are invited to check online resources at http://www.brown.edu/lrri/screen.html
Cumberland, RI or Attleboro, MA area - is anyone offering ESOL classes on Saturdays? Please contact Betty Vermette at (508) 678- 2811, ext 2385. Offering summer classes anywhere? Please let us know; contact LR/RI if you have spaces for adult learners in any summer program.
TRANSITION to COLLEGE administered by Project RIRAL
Did you know. . . College graduates can earn nearly double the wages
of high school graduates, and this income gap will only increase in the
coming years. In order for many adult literacy programs graduates
to reap these benefits and succeed in post-secondary education, they need
additional academic preparation and counseling. The New England ABE-to-College
Transition Project responds to this need by providing free college transition
services that include instruction in college level reading and writing,
algebra, college survival and study skills, time and stress management,
and educational and career counseling. Students who have transitioned to
college also receive mentoring. Transition to College has been funded
by a grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation. Project RIRAL runs their Transition
to College program in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at 175 Main Street. Anyone
who is interested in learning more about this program should contact Marie
Crecca-Romero @ 722-3100 ext. 182. Recruitment is going on
now for the August, 2002 session. Call today to sign up for Transition
learning opportunity: The Citizens' Law School 2002
The Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA) is offering a new session of its popular public service program called The Citizens' Law School. This program, in its eighth year now, is designed to familiarize the general public with our civil justice system and provide an opportunity to clear up some of the confusion and uncertainty often associated with the practice of law. The Citizens' Law School deals with topics that affect everyday life such as wills and estates, divorce, employment discrimination, real estate and understanding your auto insurance policy. RITLA is offering a series of six classes, which will be taught by local attorneys and judges. We are very pleased to announce that Rhode Island Supreme Court Judge Maureen Goldberg will begin our series on April 29th. Topics this session are as follows:
1. Our Legal System in the New Millennium
2. Wills, Trusts & Probate
3. Real Estate Law
4. Law of Evidence
5. Torts and Insurance Law
6. Family Law
There is a $25 fee for the series of six classes and course materials will be provided for each participant. The program is available to all Rhode Islanders regardless of age. Applications for the program can be obtained by calling Nancy Striuli at the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association at (401) 273-8820.
7:00 - 8:30 pm April 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10 Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI
Summer learning opportunity:
This summer the literacy office at the Providence Public Library is organizing language exchanges. If you would like to meet with a native speaker of Spanish, French/Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese...etc., please contact Sacia Stiles as soon as possible so that she can get a sense of how many people are interested. What your language exchange will consist of is up to you and the person you're paired with, but basically it would involve meeting a few hours a week and devoting half of that time to one language and half to the other. it will be an excellent way for you to gain a connection to another language and culture while giving someone else an opportunity to practice their english in a 1:1, informal setting. most of the people Sacia will be matching with native english speakers have been on the waiting list for PPL's ESOL classes for months. Sacia will try to match people based on their levels and experiences learning/teaching another language. She can also take into consideration age, gender, interests and the areas in which you live. Ideally, each partner in the match will have a high beginner/intermediate level of the language they wish to practice. Sacia will probably only place very beginners with those who have some language teaching experience. If you, or anyone you know, would like to participate this summer, please contact Sacia at 455.8016 -- include a phone number and address -- or via email at email@example.com
As a follow up to the workshop offered by Heide Spruck Wrigley , material has been added to the ELCivics page. Heide Wrigley has contributed four files to LR/RI's ELCivics page in addition to resources already posted there. The new files: (1) a curriculum unit on people and places, (a Word file), (2) a Powerpoint file :,"A Guide to Field Trips"; (3) a Feedback Sheet sheet(another Word document), and (4) strategies for implementation (Powerpoint). Heide would like you to know that you can provide feedback in a number or ways:
1. by filling in the feedback sheet electronically and attaching the document to an email to Heide
2. by making comments on the curriiculum file directly and attach it to an email
3. By being part of a teacher share or providing feedback to the group
4. by writing an emails that explains what you did and how it worked for you -
Heide will be working on additional activities in the spring, related to student generated projects, learner inquiries into civics topics and activities related to "community mapping;" please be sure to share any great ideas you have along those lines.
Your input is still needed:
Joyce Fowlkes Campbell, ESL Coordinator for the US Department of Education, is interested in learning about and sharing with others our work in ESOL practice. If you, or others you know, are working on particularly promising approaches with your adult ESOL learners, please let us know. A brief description of the context in which you work, the work you're doing and its implications for others -- how can we adapt it? what can we learn from your work? -- will be greatly appreciate. The US DOE disseminates this information on thier website; LR/RI will include your notice in upcoming bulletins and on its website as well. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Joyce directly at email@example.com
funding opportunities - large and less large
This is the Rhode Island Foundation's busiest time of the year for
scholarships. The Foundation manages more than 80 scholarship funds,
a way Rhode Islanders love to honor their communities, high schools, colleges,
and professions. We've made it easier to learn about Foundation-managed
scholarships through a searchable directory, complete with applications
that can be downloaded. Check it out at http://www.rifoundation.org/scholar.html
The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) announces another round of education reform grants in areas of social science research. PRACC is particularly interested in issues such as high classroom turnover/mobility and its disproportionate impact on low-income, minority, and farm worker students. However, other issues will be considered as well. To apply, send PRRAC a proposal outlining the planned research and methodology, the advocacy work it is designed to support, a budget, timeline, and qualifications of the researchers. Maximum grant: $10,000. No application deadline. http://www.prrac.org/grants.htm
Funding Solutions for Small Nonprofit Organizations
A collection of resources to help small nonprofit organizations fundraise including ways to motivate your board, sample fundraising letters, phonathon advice, and tips to improve your direct mail solicitation. http://www.nonprofit-innovations.com/
ESL web-based resources: 2002 Mini-Grant Awards Now Available!
You can apply to receive one of five national Mini-Grants in the area of ESL education. The ESL Special Collection mini-grants are designed to help adult literacy teachers develop ESL curriculum for inclusion on the Special Collection web site http://www.literacynet.org/esl. We are looking for applicants in each of three categories:
Web-based, student-centered curricula. These curricula utilize the interactive and multi-media features of the web to deliver instruction; Print-based, student-centered curricula that can be posted via .pdf format on the ESL Special Collection. These might include collected lesson plans, class activities around a single topic or teaching idea, etc., and learner-created or learner-organized pages linking adult ESOL learners to relevant online materials, including student writings, "virtual visits" that enable students to experience a distant location via the web, student-created resource pages, etc. deadline for submissions: June 21.
The mini-grants are payable to the recipient's education program, and are to be used to directly advance the project being developed by the recipient. Mini-grant recipients will receive ongoing developmental and technical support from the ESL Special Collection Development Partners.
Rhode Island Special Interest Group of MATSOL
The Rhode Island SIG is a group of professionals in ESOL and Bilingual Education organizing under the auspices of MATSOL, in order to meet the professional needs in the field in Rhode Island. Our purpose is to recruit ESOL and Bilingual Education professionals in Adult ESOL, Higher Ed, Workplace Ed, Elementary, Secondary, and Low-Incidence programs serving English Language Learners in Rhode Island, to determine advocacy and professional development needs. If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Rhode Island Special Interest Group of MATSOL, you can contact Jenifer Giroux by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or at 456-8794.
Program Director, Literacy Volunteers of America-Providence County
Duties and responsibilities: 1) Recruits, screens and provides orientation and training for volunteer tutors for adult basic literacy and ESL tutoring; 2) Recruits, trains and supervises other program volunteers; 3) Recruits learners, assesses their reading and writing skills, and matches them with trained tutors;4) Provides continual support for tutors and learners; 5) Arranges for tutor and learner development and recognition activities; 6) Maintains all records, 7) Writes grants and participates in special events to support programs and fundraising goals
Position is 35 hours/week with health benefits; salary $27,300. Send resume to LVA-Providence Director, 260 West Exchange Street, Suite 106, Providence, RI 02903, or email to email@example.com
Director, SABES Central Massachusetts Regional Support Center (Grant Funded Position) Quinsigamond Community CollegeWorcester, MA
The Director of SABES is responsible for the leadership and management of staff development for adult basic education in Central Massachusetts, as well as a liaison role to the SABES Central Resource Center and the Adult and Community Learning Services division of the Massachusetts Department of Education. Application review will begin on June 10, 2002 and position will remain open until filled. Full information is online at http://www.sabes.org/qccjob1.htm .
Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is a public e-mail announcement list that seeks to raise the profile of meaningful work in Rhode Island by helping non-profit and public interest employers publicize openings effectively. Anyone seeking a job that makes a difference in Rhode Island can join the list. Any non-profit, government or private sector employer advertising a paid position related to the public interest or community concerns can post a free job listing. Positions must be paid but may be part-time, full-time or temporary.
To join the list as a job seeker or to post a job as an employer go to: http://www.ricommunityjobs.org
Rhode Island Community Jobs is supported by the Swearer Center for Public
Service at Brown University and the Rhode Island Campus Compact.
If you have questions about this service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
online / resources
Harry Seda has designed a survey on students' use of technology; your help is sought in disseminating this survey to adult learners. Harry writes in the introduction to the survey:
"Dear Fellow students: As a student ambassador and advocate I am doing another survey to help students find services, programs, and/or software programs that might help you learn and become more knowledgeable and a more productive member of your community. The content of this survey will better reflect the diverse needs and levels of all students, including English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL for short). Many students had written to me saying they would like to learn more about technology with computers. In order to find and develop new programs and find proper workshop settings to fit that need, I need your help by completing this survey found on my web site."
The Web address for the survey is:
Rhode Island Latinos Quick Facts - This report updates Latinos demographics in Rhode Island based on the must recent published 2000 Census data. According to these results, the Latino population in the state of Rhode Island experienced vigorous expansion during the 1990s. These results portray a profile of this rapidly growing segment of the state's population. This information should assist the general public in understanding some of the demography of the Latino community. It should also be useful to the many individuals and organizations who are concerned about the future of this fast growing community. Especially for those responsible for informed decision making: elected officials, policy makers, researchers, the business sector, the media, community based organizations, advocacy groups, community and labor organizers. to order: http://www.tomasavila.com/latinos_QF.htm
Built to Last: Why Skills Matter for Long-Run Success in Welfare Reform by Karin Martinson and Julie Strawn. This review of recent research on welfare-to-work strategies shows that the most successful programs have focused on employment but made substantial use of education and training. In particular, the postsecondary education and training appear to be key to obtaining higher-paying jobs. This report has important implications for the current debate over reauthorization of the federal welfare program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families . Findings suggest that Congress should encourage states to include quality education and training services in welfare-to-work programs and allow sufficient time for recipients to complete both basic education and skill training. http://www.clasp.org/ [under "new publications"]
TESOL professionals interested in working with technology: May 13
- June 10
from Thursday notes, 5/16/02:
EL Learners Lead '01 Enrollment - English literacy (EL) learners accounted for 42 percent of all adult education participants in Program Year (PY) 2001, up from 38 percent PY 2000. We may see an increase in PY 2002 as a result of additional foreign residents learning English to apply for citizenship. The Immigration and Naturalization Service says the applications for
citizenship more than doubled in the wake of September 11. Adult basic education learners accounted for 37 percent of all learners in adult education programs in PY 2001. This is the same percentage as in PY 2000. Federal adult education funds served 2.7 million adults in PY 2001, only a small fraction of the 90 million in need of better literacy skills to get good jobs, participate, and care for families.
Expert Reviewers for For CTC Grants Sought - We're looking for expert peer reviewers for the FY 2002 Community Technology Centers (CTC) competition. Field Readers need to be available from July 8 to August 9, 2002. They should be knowledgeable about the principles of education and instructional technology, familiar with strategies for establishing and expanding community technology centers, and well-versed in use and integration of technology as a learning tool. Reviewers can participate via phone or online. For more, contact <mailto:email@example.com
Free EL Computer Literacy Course - You can get a free computer literacy course for advanced or high intermediate English literacy (EL) students with minimal computer skills at http://www.literacynet.org/nvesl The 32-hour course offers a foundation in using the PC for word processing, test taking, and Internet navigation. EL subject matter is integrated into the lessons, promoting improved language competency in reading, listening, and writing. Each lesson is designed as a two-hour session. There are four additional hours built in for CASAS testing or make-up time. Thank instructor Brett Patchen at firstname.lastname@example.org
breathe - everyday yoga at your desk. http://www.mydailyyoga.com/yoga/everyday_yoga.html
e-literacy: The National Institute for Literacy's electronic newsletter is online (new and archived issues) at http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/eliteracy/archive.html NIFL also maintains an online calendar of events at http://www.nifl.gov/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar_world.cgi The March issue of e-literacy is available at: http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/eliteracy/02_03_01.html
search LR/RI - the search function at http://www.brown.edu/lrri has been improved so that the LR/RI website is now searchable. Please try it. Let me know what you think.. Thanks to Bill Dennen at Brown for his assistance in getting it to work.
Free education publications are available from ED Pubs, the U.S. Department of
Education's Publications Center. To order free books, brochures, videos, and more, visit the ED Pubs Web site (http://www.ed.gov/about/ordering.jsp) or call ED Pubs toll-free at 877/433-7827.
Call For Articles theme: the Change Agent Expressing Ourselves - Creating Change
Educators and Adult Learners: We are looking for lessons, activities, and student writings about the connection between creativity and social change. Some questions to think about: How can we develop our creativity so we can be better agents of change? What is the connection between personal growth (change, transformation) and social change? How can art, movement, writing, music, etc. help us express ourselves? What happens to us and others when we do this? What activities have you used in the classroom to help students give voice to their interior world? Articles must be received by May 6, 2002. All articles will be considered. Final decisions are made by The Change Agent Editorial Board. Please send material (by email or PC disk) to: Angela Orlando, World Education, 44 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210 phone: (617) 482-9485 fax: (617) 482-0617 email: email@example.com
Call for Papers: Women and Literacy Edited by Mev Miller
Women's Studies Quarterly is the leading journal on teaching in womenís studies. Thematic issues feature material for specialists and generalists alike, including the most recent scholarship available in jargon-free language; classroom aids such as course syllabi; discussions of strategies for teaching; and up-to-date, complete bibliographies as well as hard-to-find or never-before-published documents and literary materials. Intersections of race and class with gender are of special concern, as are international perspectives. The Quarterly seeks writing for a December, 2003 issue on Women and Literacy. Cross-cultural and international in scope, this issue seeks to include a selection of essays from practitioners in the fields of literacy and adult education as well as from women's studies. Contributions made by literacy practitioners co-authored with women learners or authored by women learners are especially encouraged. This issue encourages writings in a variety of genres, e.g., memoir, personal essays, collections of student writings. Essays may be both reflective of actual practice or theoretical issues. Contributors are asked to include a brief description of your experience in the literacy field.
For the purposes of this issue, "women and literacy" pertains to the
concerns and issues for adult women learners (18+ years of age) who have
pre-basic or limited reading/writing skills in predominately print-based
cultures. This issue seeks to heighten the awareness of womenís studies
academics and feminist educators to the issues of literacy for adult women.
It also strives to explore beyond functional definitions of literacy. Questions
to be addressed may include: What are your definitions of "literacy"?
LR/RI website: a shortcut. The URL for Literacy Resources/RI's website has not changed; you can now get to it more quickly by using this new address: http://www.brown.edu/lrri/ -- with thanks to Kath Connolly and Bill Dennen at Brown University for making it so.
conferences and workshops - conferences and workshops are listed chronologically and are updated with each bulletin
10th Annual Conference on Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities - May 23, Hartford Marriott Hotel, Famington, CT http://www.crec.org/atdn/workshops/ldconf.shtml
22nd Annual National Conference National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans
Strengthening America Through Diverse Southeast Asian American Traditions, Quality Education and Community Empowerment. May 23-25, 2002 (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota information: Dr. Samlong Inthaly: 651-592-4544, Mr. Dinh Vanlo: 515-242-7784 or Email: NAFEA2002@aol.com
To make hotel reservations, call 1-800-637-7453 and identify yourself as NAFEA by May 2nd, 2002 to guarantee the special group rate at $105/night.
Laubach Literacy Action Biennial Conference will be held in San Diego May 30 - June 1, 2002. http://www.laubach.org/USProgram/Juneconf.html
PRE-CONFERENCE ON LITERACY AND RACISM at the Laubach Literacy and Literacy Volunteers of America. 2002 JOINT National Conference May 28 - June 1
Making Your Literacy Services More Effective: Addressing the Impact of Race and Racism - Participants will gain a common understanding, language, and analysis of race, culture, and racism that will help them build effective relationships with students and increase community support for literacy. The 1-1/2-day workshop will speak to the challenge of being truly student- and community-centered, explore implications for tutor training, and provide resources and tools to assess your organization's cultural competence. The preconference includes an evening meal with cultural sharing among participants and members of the San Diego literacy community. This preconference builds on over five years of conversations, collaborations, and training among a variety of literacy professionals and organizations, including the American Library Association Office of Literacy and Outreach Services, Laubach Literacy Action, Literacy Volunteers of America, Literacy South, South Central Literacy Action, and YMCA Educational Services (New Orleans, LA). Presenters: Lou Johnson, Executive Director of YES! (New Orleans) (504) 566-7323 Doug Anderson, Program Director of YES! (New Orleans) (504) 566-7323 Margery Freeman, Consultant & LLA Steering Comm. Member (504) 482-0334 Mark Cass, LLA Program Management Coordinator (315) 422-9121
Pre-conference ESTIMATED costs: $180.00
To receive registration information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Contact info: Marty Kuppinger, Conference Coordinator 315-422-9121, Ext. 352
HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE?
A conference for those who care about women's health, financial security, and employment rights Tuesday, June 4 9AM to 1:00 PM, Radisson Airport Hotel Post Road Warwick, -- If you know a woman who has started or lost a job, had a child, been divorced or widowed, become ill or reached retirement age, you are probably aware that these events trigger choices and decisions that can impact the quality of a woman's life and the lives of her family. There are laws that can protect women, yet women often feel as though finding their way through the legal maze is impossible. To work through situations women encounter and provide a comprehensive picture of what help is available for women in RI, we have gathered a group of people from federal and state agencies, as well as advocacy groups, to discuss some of the issues and challenges women face every day. Representatives will give facts on health benefits issues, retirement and financial security and provide answers to questions you may have been asked and were unable to answer. Finally, a group of experts will outline womens' rights in the workplace. Please consider participating in this timely and important event. You may register by mail, e-mail, fax or phone.
If you have any questions please call Patricia Richardson at 617.565.4190. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. This includes sign language interpretation. The Conference is offered free of charge. The information you take away from the conference will enable you to better serve Rhode Island women.: Learn about laws that impact women, share some of the problems women encounter and discover possible rights and remedies, develop key contacts and a better knowledge of how to navigate systems, alert us to the needs of the women you serve, obtain resource materials and share resources from your organization
to register, send Name, Organization, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone, Fax , E-Mail; Return to Patricia Richardson by Friday, May 24, 2002 at one of the following: email@example.com FAX: (617) 565-9666 PHONE: (617) 565-9602 MAIL: US DOL/PWBA JFK Federal Building, Room 575 Boston, MA 02203
Different Voices, Common Quest: Adult Literacy & Outreach in Libraries June 13 - 14, Atlanta, Georgia
The 1-1/2 day resource-intensive staff development pre-conference session is designed for staff seeking effective service delivery strategies that promise to expand and enrich outreach Services in libraries. Conferees will learn, contribute, evaluate and develop new strategies, celebrating the impact of library outreach in local communities in this outcome-focused training opportunity. To register go to https://cs.ala.org/annual/2002/ for preconference "ALA-AL1" on the registration form. Information: contact the American Library Association's Office for Literacy & Outreach Services (OLOS) at 800-545-2433 #4294 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
ESOL and learning disabilities - 2 workshops with Robin Schwarz, June 18 and 19, noon to 4 pm at the Genesis Center. The first session will focus on screening ESOL students for learning disabilities. In the second, Robin will present effective strategies to use in the classroom with LD students. A light lunch will be served both days before the workshop; to register, call Nancy Fritz at 781-6110 by June 14th. Registration is limited to 25 participants. Presented through a professional development grant from the RI Human Resources Investment Council.
The League for Innovation is accepting proposals for the 2002 Conference on Information Technology, November 17-20, Long Beach, CA. Join your colleagues in this learning community to discover how information technology is transforming educational and social enterprises. The conference appears to be aimed primarily at community and two-year colleges, which means it could have implications for adult education generally. http://www.league.org/2002cit/index.html
21st Annual Conference May 30-31 & June 1, 2002 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto Adult Education and the contested terrain of public policy:
Different Voices, Common Quest: Adult Literacy & Outreach in Libraries
June 13 - 14, 2002 Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
The 1-1/2 day resource-intensive staff development preconference session is designed for staff seeking effective service delivery strategies that promise to expand and enrich outreach Services in libraries. Conferees will learn, contribute, evaluate and develop new strategies, celebrating the impact of library outreach in local communities in this outcome-focused training opportunity.
Library Outreach Service areas covered: Adult Literacy, People with disabilities, Mobile libraries,
Immigrant populations, Poor and homeless, People who are gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgendered, Rural library communities, Academic institutions Senior and people who are homebound, School libraries To register go to https://cs.ala.org/annual/2002/ for preconference ALA-AL1 on the registration form. For more information contact the American Library Association's Office for Literacy & Outreach Services (OLOS) at 800-545-2433 #4294 or email: email@example.com .
Rhode Island's 4th Annual Partnerships to Employment Conference
October 21, 2002: Call for Presenters and Exhibitors.
The Conference Planning Committee welcomes proposals for workshop presenters and exhibitors in the following areas: job matching, overcoming barriers, transitioning from school to career, assistive technology ADA, career development, self-advocacy and human resources. Submission deadline is May 31, 2002. http://www.ric.edu/uap/publications/Abstract.pdf
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. http://www.cal.org/heritage Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva and Stanford Universities
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.
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/
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.
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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