LR/RI produces a bulletin roughly every
to three weeks in order
to inform area practitioners of news, events, and calls for
and also as a forum for posing questions, issues and discussion topics.
The current bulletin is posted below. To read previous bulletins, go to
Archives. To receive the bulletin via email, contact LR/RI.
September 15, 2005
Calls for participation, employment, funding,
and conference and workshop
and other resources. To post information, and/or to receive
the bulletin via email, please contact LR/RI or leave a message at
Welcoming the new director: In the
news: Rhode Island has its First Adult Education Director, September 8,
(There may be some confusion: Dr. Uvin is not the state’s first
director, but is the first to be appointed at this particular level
within the RI Department of Education). An important step in the
state’s ongoing commitment to adult learning.
September 20, at 2:30 pm
at the Genesis Center, 620 Potters Avenue, Providence.
We've been talking about basic level literacy, native language literacy
and goal setting.. Please join us.
Langevin's office will be staffing a Neighborhood
Office at The Genesis Center each month, alternating day and
evening hours. The first office hours will be on Monday, September 19th
from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon. Congressman Langevin's office may be able
to assist constituents with issues such as immigration, Social
Security, Welfare, Unemployment, Veteran's Issues, housing and others.
Please come and take the opportunity to sit and speak with one of YOUR
Immigrant Worker Safety
ARE YOU . . .
A teacher in an ESL classroom? Responsible for training teachers in an
adult education program?
Connected to the RI immigrant population through a community
organization or social service agency?
WE ARE available to: visit your classroom and talk about basic
workplace safety and OSHA rights;
train teachers on worker safety issues, and provide them with a new
curriculum on this theme designed for multilevel ESL instruction,
andtrain staff who can share information and resources with immigrant
ABC's of Workplace Safety for ESL Classes - RI Immigrant Worker Safety
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA (Providence
office), Progresso Latino and the Rhode Island Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health (RICOSH) have teamed up to provide
immigrant workers information, guidance, and training on job safety and
RI's Immigrant Worker Safety Alliance c/o RI Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health 741 Westminster St. Prov RI
02903 (401) 751-2015/ email@example.com
Numerous classroom resources have appeared in the wake of Hurricane
In addition to study guides and critical questions, educators and
community members might consider the Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT0 training, available through the
Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). General
information about the training – designed to help ordinary people in
communities deal with the rudiments of coping with disaster – is on
line at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/CERT/certfaq.asp;
to arrange training for a particular group, contact Peter Marinucci or
Todd Manni at (401) 228-8000.
Other resources for talking about the hurricane: include: http://ngs.woc.noaa.gov/katrina/,
Health Care After Hurricane Katrina http://www.healthlaw.org/link.cfm?3865;
- some are more useful than others, but all merit a critical read.
What questions are learners asking? What information is presented
at the various sites? How/does media coverage shape perception of
More media literacy,
from the American Library Association: Banned Books Week is 9/24-10/1 and
the theme is: It's
Your Freedom We're Talking About. This event is sponsored by the
American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom. For
FOR CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP DAY: As you may know (see just
below), Congress has passed legislation requiring that educational
institutions receiving federal funding must hold an educational program
for their students pertaining to the US Constitution on September 17th
of each year. Since September 17th falls on a Saturday this year,
Constitution Day can be held during the preceding or following
week. What does your organization have planned for Constitution
Karisa Tashjian (firstname.lastname@example.org),
has compiled these resources:
The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) is
celebrating the occasion by displaying books and resources
related to the subject in all of the branch libraries where it holds
programs including Providence, East Providence, Pawtucket and
Cranston. Here is a list of links and resources to help
The National Constitution Center http://www.constitutionday.us/
has created “I Signed the Constitution” and “America Reads the
Constitution” toolkits for educators.
The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators http://www.naspa.org/policy/guide.pdf
has created a guide especially for the Day. It contains some
really fun activities that could be used in the adult classroom
including Constitutional Trivial Pursuit, Bulletin Boards, Pre-Amble
Challenge, the Constitution Challenge, and a comparative constitutional
The Constitutional Rights Foundation http://www.crf-usa.org/constitution_day/constitution_day_home.htm
has free on-line resources.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services' http://uscis.gov/graphics/citizenship/imm_guide.htm
Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants is available
You may also want to look at http://www.awesomestories.com/ with
hundreds of history-based stories and thousands of in-context,
primary-source links. For free access, sign-up for academic membership.
National Public Radio has several special broadcasts planned.
Finally, check out the interactive citizenship tests at http://www.dyana.info/hotpot/citizenship/citizenship.htm
is sponsoring a community walk on the Broad Street Path to Health in Providence on Saturday,
September 17 from 9 am to 12 pm. This Southside
walking event is non-competitive and non-fundraising and a fun
opportunity for people of all ages and fitness levels to exercise
together! The Walk celebrates the 5th year of the Path created in
2001 to encourage walking as part of a healthy lifestyle. Colorful half
mile markers in four languages, English, Spanish, Haitian Creole
and Khmer, are permanently installed as guides for walkers on the
path. Broad Street Guides in English and Spanish will be available to
each walker along with water, lunch and raffle tickets. The first
150 registrants will receive T-shirts.
The Broad Street Path to Health Walk schedule is:
Since its opening in May, 2001, the Broad Street Path to
Health has received national and local recognition. An article appeared
in the February 2004 Rails to Trails
Conservancy report, Creating Active Communities, Ten Case Studies
of Programs and Partnership. The Broad Street Guided Tour was
developed by Bobbi Houllahan as a mobile workshop for the International
Trails and Greenways Conference in 2003. An article in Vol. 2 of
The Christian Citizen, 2005, also highlighted the Broad Street
Path to Health, and in 2003 SPNM received a Meritorious Award
from the RI Public Health Association acknowledging SPNM efforts
to promote healthy lifestyles in the community.
9 - 10 AM Registration, warm-up exercises and parking
[In-Town Providence Family YMCA, 164 Broad St. (1 mile)
Bank of America (1473 Broad St.) and Citizen’s Bank (14 77Broad St.)
10 AM Walk to SPNM begins from the two sites.
11 AM Celebration at SPNM - Wellness information,
activities, fun and light refreshments follow.
Funding for the project is provided by the Rhode Island Department of
Health Office of Minority
Health with support from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
and the MetLife Foundation.
Groups interested in community co-sponsorship should call Bobbi
Houllahan or Sarah Zakowski at 461-7509.
Call for articles for the next issue of The Change Agent, a resource
for teaching about social justice issues and ideas.
Theme: Social Values - from Andy Nash, New England Literacy
When we think of the basis of American democratic ideals we often think
of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Yet, American democracy
could not survive without a strong basis of social values that support
community, tolerance, and cooperation. Social values form the common
bonds of society, but are not always agreed upon by everyone. Social
values grow out of our own personal values but they are broader. The
more we agree on the values for our society, the stronger it will be.
Right now, in the US there is tension about our values. This issue will
explore what we can do to bridge that tension and discover values we
may all be able to support. Questions for students and teachers
to think about:
What three or four values are most important to you personally? Are the
values that are most important to you found in American society? Where?
Write about a time when you made a difficult decision to do something
that was not in line with your values.
How would you describe American values? Give examples of how you seem
them in action.
If you were to develop a social program (health care, education, public
assistance) based on your values, what would it look like? When
people have different values conflict can arise. What are some ways to
talk about values when we disagree about them? How can we act on values
that we disagree about? What does the term "family values" mean
to you? How does this compare with "family values" that politicians
All articles will be considered and must be received by November 14,
2005. Suggested length is 500-1,200 words. Final decisions are made by
The Change Agent editorial board. A stipend of $50 will be paid to each
adult education student whose work is accepted for publication in this
Please send material (by email or PC disk) to: Angela Orlando, Editor,
New England Literacy Resource Center/World Education, 44 Farnsworth
St., Boston, MA 02210 Phone: 617-482-9485 fax: 617-482-0617 email:
On behalf of Dr.
Alisa Belzer at Rutgers University, I am trying to recruit adult literacy students for a
research study. We would like to learn from adults who
made very significant progress in their reading development (say from
below a 4.0 to GED, or close to it) what they think were the key
factors (people, events, activities, materials, etc), that enabled them
to accomplish this. We are hoping that by learning directly from
learners, we might develop some really helpful and unique implications
for practice. However, to do this, we need to find learners who fit the
description. This is where we would like some help and input from you.
If you or anyone you know can put us in touch with learners who moved
from being very low level readers to ones who read quite well now and
were able to get over the literacy "hump," it would help us
tremendously. We are looking for around 10 adults who fit this
description. Each will be interviewed for about an hour and will
receive $50 for their time. Please e-mail me if you know of
students who would be interested in participating, have other
suggestions for identifying students who would be helpful for this
study, or have questions. My email address is
email@example.com Thanks! Izabella
Waszkielewicz, Graduate Assistant
request for comment:
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy has
put a draft policy monograph, An
Evidence-based Adult Education Program Model Appropriate For
Research, on its website. Building on NCSALL's Establishing an Evidence-based Adult
Education System, this draft monograph seeks to establish
a way for researchers to choose programs that offer an
opportunity to employ the most appropriate research method for
identifying and evaluating effective interventions. We have posted this
draft to our Web site to invite researchers, practitioners, and other
stakeholders in adult education to contribute to the drafting process
by submitting comments. The draft is the result of over a year's
effort of summarizing the existing literature in our field, but it is
still a "raw" product that needs the wisdom of practitioners and
researchers in our field. The document is long, but it does have
a summary and is laid out in such a way that readers can easily find
the parts they want to explore. So, even if you can only put a little
bit of time into this effort and comment on only a part of the
document, we urge you to do so.
To view this document and make comments, please go to www.ncsall.net for a link to the
document and an explanation of how to post comments. -- John
Comings, Director, NCSALL, Harvard Graduate School of Education 7
Appian Way, Cambridge MA 02138 (617) 496-0516, voice (617) 495-4811,
fax (617) 335-9839, mobile firstname.lastname@example.org
Mem Fox to visit the Providence Public Library - Saturday, October 29,
2005, 150 Washington Street ~ Auditorium (3rd fl)
Best-selling children's author and internationally respected literacy
expert, Mem Fox, will fly in to town from her native Australia this
October to present two talk - one for adults and one for children. Many
of her books will be available for purchase. Mem Fox is the
author of many popular books for children and adults, including
Hunwick's Egg, Time for Bed, Possum Magic , Wombat Divine, Reading
Magic: Why Reading Aloud to out Children Will Change Their Lives
Forever, and Radical Reflections: Passionate Opinions on Teaching,
Learning, and Living. A former professor of literacy education, Mem
lives in Adelaide South Australia.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required :
please call the Library's children's room: (401) 455-8025.
9:30 - 11:00 AM (talk for adults)
Love, Laughter and Reading Aloud
This talk explores the delights of reading to babies and young children
and explains why reading aloud daily from birth to five is so essential
for bonding, brain development and educational advantage.
11-12 Book Sale & Signing
1:30 - 2:30 PM (talk for families)
Australia, My Home, and Other Places in My Heart.
2:30 - 3:30 Book Sale & Signing
more information on PPL events, see http://www.provlib.org/branchout/current.html
opportunities - large and less large
Sanchez Community Fund provides support for RI’s Latino
community by offering grant assistance to nonprofit organizations
working for the betterment of Latino people in Rhode Island.
Application deadline: October 3.
opportunities from PEN Weekly
Hasbro Children Foundation grants to support the development and/or
expansion of programs for children. Maximum Award: $500-$35,000.
Eligibility: Programs must provide direct services to children under
age 13. They must serve children and families who are economically
disadvantaged. They must be innovative and provide a model from
whichothers can learn.
Deadline: N/A. http://www.hasbro.org
The Allen Foundation supports educational nutrition programs, with
priority given to training programs for children and young adults to
improve their health and
development. Maximum Award: Past grants haveranged from $2,000 to $1
Schools and schooldistricts should partner with local nonprofits to
form nutrition education
programs. Deadline: Ongoing.
The UPS Foundation funds volunteer management, hunger and
The federal government's new one stop grant site:
The Poverty & Race Research Action
(PRRAC) announces another round of education reform grants in areas of
social science research. PRACC is particularly interested in
such as high classroom turnover/mobility and its disproportionate
on low-income, minority, and farm worker students. However, other
issues will be considered as well. To apply, send PRRAC a
outlining the planned research and methodology, the advocacy work it is
designed to support, a budget, timeline, and qualifications of the
Maximum grant: $10,000. No application deadline. http://www.prrac.org/grants.htm
Funding Solutions for Small Nonprofit
A collection of resources to help small nonprofit organizations
including ways to motivate your board, sample fundraising letters,
advice, and tips to improve your direct mail solicitation. http://www.nonprofit-innovations.com/
NCSALL Distribution Associate (at
World Education, Boston) http://www.sabes.org/ncsalljob3.htm
SABES Associate Coordinator
(also Boston, at the Adult Literacy Resource Institute)http://www.sabes.org/alrijob3.htm
you would like your name added to the
please see contact LR/RI. The list needs to be updated so that it
can function more usefully for teachers and programs hoping to work
Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is a
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
can join the list. Any non-profit, government or private sector
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
Rhode Island Community Jobs is supported by the Swearer
Service at Brown University and the Rhode Island Campus Compact.
If you have questions about this service, please contact us at
/ resources available
Staff members at the Center for Adult English Language
Acquisition (CAELA) announce that our Web site has been
redesigned and is available for use. The URL of our home page remains
the same: http://www.cal.org/caela as does our goal of providing
technical asistance including resources for practitioners, programs,
and states that assist adults learning English. The paths to our
resources have been reorganized and are accessible by the left
navigation bar, quicklinks with a drop-down menu, and a search feature
on every page.
We have added several features to the CAELA Web site, including a ESL
resources database at
a section about CAELA's state capacity building initiative at http://www.cal.org/caela/scb/,
an events calendar at http://www.cal.org/caela/about_caela/calendar/,
and "Ask CAELA" at http://www.cal.org/caela/ask_caela/index.html
where a different question from the field is posed and answered each
month (this month SPLS are discussed).
The URLs for most of our resources have changed, but our briefs,
digests, bibliographies, and collections are easily accessible from the
navigation bar and quicklinks. If you can't find a CAELA resource
you need, please email CAELA at email@example.com. The
site is still being developed, so watch for new developments in the
coming months. - Miriam Burt, Center for Adult English Language
Acquisition (CAELA) Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street
NW, Washington, DC 20016 firstname.lastname@example.org
From David Rosen and
Virtual Visit project will begin again this September and
October, linking classrooms across the world to enable students to
meet each other virtually, share information about their
cultures, their classrooms, and their communities, and to build
cultural understanding. Classes can include English as a Second
or Other Language (ESOL/ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE,
GED), elementary or secondary education,
or family literacy. Students can be from age seven to adults.
As in past years, we hope classes will share
student-to-student questions and answers, and possibly
choose a film, book or current event to discuss.
This year we also hope some sites will use blogs, wikis, free Internet
telephony and m-learning (using mobile
phones to access Web pages). If you would like to participate in this
year's project, sign
up on the I.C.V.V. e-list by going to: http://lists.literacytent.org/mailman/listinfo/icvv
Scroll down the page to choose an ID and password. That's it,
easy and free. If you are already on the I.C.V.V. e-list, send an
e-mail to: email@example.com indicating your interest in
participating this year. Be sure to describe your
class, when it starts, and what age group or nationality, if any,
you would prefer to partner with.
To see classroom visit projects from previous years go to:
and then choose http://www.otan.us/webfarm/emailproject/school2003.htm.
We look forward to your joining the project. David J. Rosen
firstname.lastname@example.org amd Susan Gaer email@example.com
Professional development across the country
- what do you think?
The Professional Development discussion list (from the national
Institute for Literacy) has been synthesizing ideas offered by
practitioners around the country about professional development
policies. These policies, if adopted, could change how practitioners
are supported to access and benefit from professional development.
Introducing State Directors to policies that could improve their state
PD systems is our first step in this direction. We are asking you to
examine the draft PD Policies and the PD Matrix closely, and ask
questions. Post feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide examples from
your program or state that we can add to the PD Matrix.
Draft Executive Summary of
PD Policies July 29, 2005
PD Policy Matrix [Lists the policies, rationale (from research) and a
description of what the PD Policies could look like in practice (with
examples in some cases)]:
September 14, we will make final revisions, then policies will go
to the AALPD membership for a vote this fall. After the vote, AALPD
will give the Policies to State Directors to use at the November State
Director's meeting in Denver; where State Directors have committed to
address how they would utilize these policy options as they develop
their multi-year state plans. From the Committee on Advocacy,
Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers - Cristine
Smith, Jackie Taylor and David J. Rosen
Reading: The U.S.
Department of Education, in response to requests made at the Even Start
State Coordinators annual business meeting in August 2004, is hosting a
series of three interactive webcasts addressing the adult education
component in Even Start programs. The goals of the series are to:
increase understanding of scientifically based reading research in the
field of adult education; expand knowledge of adult reading assessments
and connection to practice, and offer a variety of scientifically based
strategies that can be shared with your program staff members.
This webcast series is designed specifically for Even Start State
Coordinators. However, the information provided is helpful to anyone in
the field of family
literacy or adult education. Each webcast will be archived on this page
for a 6 month period to allow
time for viewers to share information broadly. http://www.famlit.org/ProgramsandInitiatives/EvenStart/Even-Start-Webcast.cfm
From EdInfo – Constitution Resources tools for learning
about the U.S. Constitution. Meet the 55 delegates who
gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 to rewrite the Articles of
Confederation, read essays printed in NYC papers urging
ratification of their proposal. Explore a 200-year timeline
showing the impact of the Constitution on our history.
Search the Constitution, see explanations of 300 topics. http://www.ed.gov/free/constitution/index.html.
Also available at this URL:
United States Constitution - includes notes Washington wrote on his
copy of the Constitution, his
diary at the Constitutional Convention, an essay on Madison's role in
Convention, Madison's notes on the debates, Jefferson's letter to
Madison expressing his opinions on the new Constitution & his
belief that a Bill of Rights was needed, &
To subscribe to EDInfo,
an email message to: email@example.com Then
write SUBSCRIBE EDINFO YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME in the
message, (if you have a signature block, please turn it
off) Then send
Past messages: http://listserv.ed.gov/archives/edinfo.html
Other math resources at http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/northernedge/
- check Issue 3 (consumer math) and see other editions as well for
interesting ideas on incorporating numeracy learning.
Practitioner Toolkit: Working with
Learners - provides support and resources to adult education
and family literacy instructors who are new to serving adults and
learning English and provides a variety of materials to help
meet the language and literacy development needs of the ELL students
serve. These include responses to Frequently Asked Questions, a
orientation guide, lesson plans, research-to-practice papers on English
language and literacy learning, and an annotated list of English and
language assessments in use. On the Center for Adult English
Acquisition Web site, the Index page at http://www.cal.org/caela/elltoolkit
allows you to select and download the entire document or to select and
download topics of interest as needed. The toolkit is made
by a grant from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US
through DTI Associates, and is a collaborative effort between the
Center for Family Literacy and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
If you have comments or questions about the Practitioner Toolkit,
contact Lynda Terrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Scholar enables searches for
peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical
reports from broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find
from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint
repositories and universities, as well as articles available across the
web. Google Scholar orders search results by how relevant they
to your query, so the most useful references should appear at the top
the page. This relevance ranking takes into account the full text of
article as well as the article's author, the publication in which the
appeared and how often it has
been cited in scholarly literature. Google Scholar automatically
and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if
documents they refer to are not online. This means your search results
may include citations of older works and seminal articles that
appear only in books or other offline publications. http://scholar.google.com/
Living in Poverty slideshow does
does it take to live at the poverty level.
RI Foundation online scholarship
directory - searchable by city/town,
intended field of study, current high school, and more. http://scholarship.rifoundation.org/
YouthBuild USA Learning Network has
links to Web sites and
documents, and includes a section on "Authentic Materials/Engaged
Learning/Constructivism/Contextual Learning/Project-based Learning." http://www.youthbuild.org/learningnetwork/professionaldev.html
Providence Community Resource Network
Spanish language version of PCRN is up and running.
can access the site from the PCRN home page, http://www.provplan.org/pcrn,
or go to http://www.provplan.org/pcrnespa.
The Web pages, online instructions, and the content of the database
all been translated.
Civics 101 - website of the
Secretary of State,
a high school curriculum that may be adaptable for adult learners
useful for initiating critical
reflection about citizenship and communities.
and workshops - conferences and workshops
listed chronologically and are updated with each bulletin
Rhode Island - Training/events around
for people with disabilities http://www.ric.edu/uap/training.html
Institute! December 14 & 15, 2005 Trump Plaza Hotel Atlantic City,
The institute will feature practical strategies and techniques at
the state and local levels for implementing standards-based
instruction. Complete registration information will be
forthcoming in the near future. Based on our conversations with
many of you, we have some ideas on what the institute should
include, but we want to make sure we are right on target.
We want to ensure that the institute includes the topics that you need
the most. Please take just 10 minutes of your time and complete our
online survey by September 21. It's quick and simple, but
it will really help us design an institute that's right for
you. If you are unable to complete the survey, please ask a staff
member who works with professional development and/or curriculum and
instruction to respond. You may respond to the survey at: http://www.AdvancedSurvey.com/default.asp?SurveyID=29840
Thank you for your cooperation, and don't forget….We want to hear from
you because WE ARE LISTENING! The EFF Institute is supported in
part by funding from The UPS Foundation. - Diane P. Gardner, EFF Center
The University of Tennessee Center for Literacy Studies 600 Henley
Street, Suite 312 Knoxville, TN 37996-4135 865-974-9949 email@example.com
MATSOL: Rhode Island SIG Event: Using the
Internet in ESL Teaching
Saturday, October 15, 2005 from 9AM - 1PM Rhode Island College
Featured speaker Judie Haynes, originator and
webmaster of Everythingesl.net. Judie has taught ESL for 25 years at
the elementary school level and presents various professional
development workshops throughout New Jersey. She is author and
co-author of four books on working with ELL populations and has
presented every year at TESOL for the past fourteen years. She also
writes a column, Circle Time, for the TESOL magazine, Essential
Teacher. The link for more info about Judie is http://www.everythingesl.net/about/.
Following the opening session, there will be 3-4 break-out sessions
focused on using the Internet with elementary, secondary and adult
ELLs. Our host publisher will be Thomson Heinle. They publish materials
that use technology (e.g. Visions through Language and Literacy) as
well as professional references (e.g. Multimedia in ESL teaching, by
Karen Johnson). The event will be beneficial to ESL educators at every
level from elementary school through adult education. http://www.matsol.org/
The Student Coalition
Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)
- Read. Write. Act. Conference
October 27-29, UNC at Chapel Hill - created for campus-based literacy
programs, college student tutors, program coordinators, adult learners
and community partners.
The conference offers the chance for campus programs, tutors,
coordinators, new readers,
administrators and community partners to share information, develop new
skills, reflect on
experiences and generate ideas to build more effective campus-based
literacy programs. Kathy Sikes,
Executive Director, (SCALE) 919.962.1542
COABE and the Texas
for Literacy and Adult Education invite proposals for
presentation at the 2006
National Conference, Houston April 26-29, 2006. While some of
website is under construction, [http://www.coabe06.org ] the Call for
Presentations is complete and can be downloaded. Proposals are
due Friday, November 18. The conference committee is interested
in outstanding and innovative practices in all aspects of adult
education including: basic literacy, workforce development,
family literacy, ESOL, volunteer/ community-based literacy, and
correctional education. Proposals in other areas of adult education
will also be considered.
The program committee seeks presentations based on successful
implementation, current research, and sound practice. In addition
to general adult education interest areas, this conference has
five special tracks. Improving Teaching and Learning
Outcomes, Integrating Technology and Instruction, Linking
Research to Practice, Promoting Adult Educators as Leaders, and
Advancing Change Through Education
Institute By the Bay COABE Regional
Institute, October 23 - 24, 2006, Portland, Maine - Maine
Adult Education Association is hosting a Region 1 COABE Institute in
2006. We are planning the workshops and invite you to click
on the link below and complete the needs survey. It should
only take you 5 - 10 minutes to complete the short survey.
Thank you for your time to help plan this exciting
detailed information will follow this fall Evelyn Beaulieu,
Director, Center for Adult Learning and Literacy, 5749 Merrill
Hall, UM, Orono, ME 04469, (207) 581-2413,
NAASLN (the National Association for Adults with
Special Learning Needs) 2005 Conference, November 12 - 15,
the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Denver, CO. This dynamic conference is
being co-sponsored by NAEPDC and the CO. Department of Education,
Adult Education. Review the conference flier at http://www.naasln.org/
The Technology, Reading &
Learning Difficulties (TRLD) annual conference January 26
- 28, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Embarcadero
other events and
TESOL worldwide calendar of events http://www.tesol.org/isaffil/calendar/index.html
from previous bulletins: REMINDERS,
SABES Resource Lists Available.
Reid [full message here]:
As you might know, Massachusetts now has a rigorous, stand-alone ABE
teacher's license. SABES, the System for Adult Basic Education
is a state-wide staff development system funded by MassDOE.
Ö[S]months ago I asked if NLA subscribers were interested in
SABES build resource lists, by standard, in support of teachers seeking
the new license here in Massachusetts. Many of you helped out,
you, and we've also worked with small groups of people locally to build
these 29 lists, now with over 150 resources--books, articles, websites,
and videos. The lists are now available on SABES's license
support website at http://www.sabes.org/license.
You can get quickly to the lists by clicking on the "new resources
link under What's New, or at any time by using the resources link on
bottom of every webpage. When you arrive at the chart listing the
29 standards, click on any standard to go to the resource list we've
for it. The lists are annotated; with the annotations,
who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in respect to a
standard can be more assured they're getting the resource they want or
need. If the resource can be viewed or downloaded on the Net,
provided a link.
Additionally, we want to improve these lists, so please
if you'd like to suggest additions or changes. BTW, the full list
of resources is also collected in a ProCite bibliography file, so if
use that software and would like to have your own "instant" database,
me know and I'll email you the file. As stated earlier, SABES is funded
by the Massachusetts Department of Education. To avoid confusion,
the website is not an official DOE site but rather one of SABES's means
of supporting license-seeking teachers in our state. Links to
DOE webpages, however, are provided on the site.
breathe - everyday yoga at your desk. http://www.mydailyyoga.com/yoga/everyday_yoga.html
what do you think? LR/RI has had an online survey
forever. Previously, those who may have come across the survey
asked to copy and paste it into an email message, or to print it and
it. Thanks to the brilliant technical support and inservice
provided by Brown University, the survey can now be completed on
I'd be grateful if you could please take the time to complete it.
While occasional word comes back about the work LR/RI has done, this
attempts to be somewhat more systematic in considering the work that's
done and the work that needs to be accomplished. Please complete
the survey at http://www.brown.edu/lrri
down and click on the link to the survey. If you lack web access
and wish to complete the survey, please contact LR/RI to receive one
snail mail or fax.
Please contact LR/RI if you have information, questions or
to share with adult educators in Rhode Island. Bulletins go out at
twice a month; more frequently when there's more to share. To
information for the next bulletin, please contact LR/RI by phone
mail (PO Box 1974, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912) or email.
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