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.
january 9, 2007
Greetings for the New Year. Calls for
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
Educators’ conference: save the date. The fifth state conference will
be held on May 17th, at the Airport Radisson.
Call for participation coming soon.
- Wednesday, January 17
at the Genesis Center, 620 Potters Ave, Providence.
Cuisenaire rods and other tools for engaging students, reducing teacher
talk (continued from December share). Learn more about the
rods here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisenaire_rods;
(including a link to an article about their use in language
Please join us to share ideas about ways to use them. or do it twice.
WE LEARN cordially invites you to learn
more about Women Leading Through Reading. This program,
facilitated by WE LEARN, offers reading discussion circles for women
learners in adult basic/literacy education.
Wed., January 17, 2:30 – 4:30 pm Genesis Center, Room 8.
This information sharing session will be of interest to program
directors, teachers, tutors, and advocates working in programs and
agencies serving women in adult basic/literacy education at these
levels: Higher level ESOL, Pre-GED /GED /EDP, Transitions
Women Leading Through Reading (WLTR) Discussion Circles are
student-centered and woman supportive. Based on the experiences of
"book clubs," women learners connect their reading and discussion to
issues and concerns important for their lives as women as well as their
responsibilities as family members, learners, workers, and community
participants. The WLTR Circles assist each student to develop her
confidence, leadership, and critical thinking skills. The Circles are
co-facilitated by women volunteers from local communities.
Four circles are currently functioning in Rhode Island ABE
programs. During this general information sharing session, we will hear
from programs currently offering Women Leading Through Reading, both
their successes and struggles. WE LEARN will present how the circles
are organized and facilitated and ways to integrate them into current
curriculum structures. Programs who have considered offering this
program are strongly encouraged to participate. Please RSVP to
Mev Miller, email@example.com, 401-383-4374.
We are also looking for volunteers (women) from local communities to
facilitate the Circles. If you know of someone who may be interested,
please contact me with their information, or have them contact me
Thanks. See you there! Mev Miller, Ed.D.
Director, WE LEARN
opportunity: WOMEN WANTED...Volunteer to Facilitate
Women Leading Through Reading Discussion Circles (Women Read
Women Talk Women)
Do you enjoy participating in book discussion groups focused on women's
Are you interested in working with adult women who have limited
English literacy or who need basic educational support?
•Are you looking for an inspiring volunteer activity centered on
women's needs and social justice activism that will make a difference
in local Rhode Island communities?
Training Session -
(required for participation as a facilitator) February 3,
2007 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Rhode Island Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence Lunch
& Materials Provided
What volunteer facilitators MUST be able to do:
Attend training session • Make a commitment to meet weekly
with a group of adult women learners (60-90 minute sessions) generally
for 6-8 weeks in the Spring • Work with a co-facilitator
We request volunteers have an:
- Interest in and commitment to social justice issues and concerns for
- Enjoyment of reading and willingness to learn new things & be
open to new ideas
- Facilitation experience helpful but not required
Day and evenings available, though we especially need women who have
time during the day.
For more information and to register for the training, please contact:
Mev Miller, Director 401-383-4374
(Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network)
This project is supported by a grant from The Women's Fund of Rhode Island.
WE LEARN promotes women's literacy as a tool for personal growth and
social change through networking, education, action, and resource
development. WE LEARN addresses the barriers, consequences, and impact
of gender-based differences on women's literacy learning and how those
differences affect women's success and their ability to progress
socially, economically, and politically.
Call for Writings by Students in Adult
Women's Perspectives #2: Women Who Dare ~ Daily Steps to Big
Accomplishments will showcase writings by adult literacy/basic
education students across all levels. This collection will continue to
empower women to exhibit the positive effect they have in our
The Call for writings is available at: http://www.litwomen.org/perspectives.html
*Note: There are two versions. The Call for Students
includes writings prompts. The call for use by teachers & tutors
includes some lesson plan ideas. extended
deadline - January 12.
submissions (by email or on CD-ROM) are strongly encouraged. MAIL or
EMAIL writings to: WE LEARN, c/o Mev Miller, Ed.D., 182 Riverside
Ave. Cranston, RI 02910 firstname.lastname@example.org If you
have questions or need more information, please contact: Mev
Miller email@example.com 401-383-4374
it home to Rhode Island!
Announcing the 2007 Reading Across RI selection: The Memory of Running
by Ron McLarty
The author will be the keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Reading Across Rhode Island Conference
on January 20th at Bryant University (from 9 am to 2:30 pm) and the
Guest Speaker at the May Breakfast at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet on May
The Conference is designed for all those who will make a commitment to
get involved in the project – take the book out into their own
community and share it with their book group, classroom or at
their library. Ron McLarty, will join us as the Keynote Speaker
that day. The Program Committee has arranged for a great lineup
of speakers, including the Narragansett Wheelmen, authors Howard Stone
and Roberta Mudge Humble, poet Audrey Friedman, the co-creators of
Trinity’s Boots on the Ground and Anne Scurria. Staff from
National Institute of Mental Illness will bring a discussion of the
symptoms of schizophrenia and related disorders. There is something for
every interest. The deadline is January 10th – with only 150
seats available, don’t miss out on the Reading Across Rhode Island
kick-off! Conference registration fee and Breakfast tickets are both
$25. Further reading lists, book discussion guides, and other
supplementary material are avaulable at
http://www.readingacrossri.org/. For information, call
Louise at 455-8134.
- Louise B. Moulton, 150 Empire St., Providence, RI 02903
Federal Hill House needs literacy volunteers/reading coaches to help
parents that need to learn to read or need to improve their reading
skills. Duties will include: using assessment tools to determine
reading level and using beginning reading materials to bring clients to
a fifth grade reading level. Requirements: Good reading/writing
skills, ability to communicate ideas in an uncomplicated manner, and a
desire to help others. If interested, please call Sandra Perez at
2007 Parent Workshop Series Brochure
- (for full schedule, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Entrance to all workshops is $5.
Workshops will take place at the CVS-Highlander Charter School in
Providence on designated evenings from 7 - 9 PM.
The program includes 13 workshops for parents, including:
Understanding Learning Styles, Organized for Learning, Orton-Gillingham
for Parents, Transitions
to Higher Education, The Journey of Parenting: Connections to the
Evolving Brains of Children
Ages 4 - 14, Self-Esteem, Quirky Kids, Understanding the Impact of
Early Reflexes on Sensory and
Academic Development., Parenting a Child with Learning
Differences, Homework, Using
Evaluation Data to Advocate for Your Child, Cultivating
Collaborations: Creating a Team to
Support Your Child Attention
Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. - Cathy Sanford,
Director, Hasbro Center for Teaching Excellence c/o The Dunn Institute
for Learning Differences 401-831-7323
The CALL Interest
Section of TESOL is pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in
the Electronic Village Online
(EVO) 2007 season. This is a professional development project and
virtual extension of the TESOL 2007 Convention in Seattle . The
intended audience includes both TESOL 2007 participants and those who
can participate only virtually.
You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in a free ,
six-week , wholly online session of the EVO, Jan 15 -Feb 25.
Please visit our Announcement Web page to select one among the various
- Paula Emmert, On behalf of the EVO Coordination Team
available through the Certificate in
Family Literacy at Penn State University, Spring Semester
January 24th through April 25th:
Introduction to Family
Literacy (ADTED 456, 3 credits): Explores the rationale
for and characteristics of comprehensive family literacy, focusing on
the families served, services provided, outcomes achieved, and the
roles and responsibilities of the individuals, organizations, and
Parents and Children (ADTED 459, 3 credits): Focuses on
interactive literacy between undereducated parents and children from
birth to grade 3. Activities, including those for English language
learners, encourage language and literacy development for home and
formal care/education settings. Language, reading and writing/drawing
are treated in integrated, developmental processes. Instructional
strategies and methods are designed for family literacy and early
childhood educators to be able to develop and implement
intentional/planned interactive language and literacy learning
experiences for parents and their children.
To register or for additional information visit http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/
and go to Certificate Programs, Family Literacy. Email questions to:
Donna Bell at the National Center for Family Literacy email@example.com
or Sheila Sherow at Penn State University firstname.lastname@example.org.
opportunities - large and less large
NewRoots Providence, next (rolling
deadline) December 31. http://www.provplan.org/matriarch/MultiPiecePage.asp_Q_PageID_E_139_A_PageName_E_NRSmallGrants
for Nominations: 2007 Verizon Tech
These are the first national awards honoring programs that improve
parents’ and children’s understanding and use of technology. Four
$5,000 regional awards and one $25,000 national award will be
presented. The deadline for
submissions is January 12, 2007.
The annual award will be given in March 2007 in Orlando, Florida, at
the National Conference on Family Literacy. The Savvy Awards were
established by the National Center for Family Literacy, the Verizon
Foundation, and Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack. The awards are
designed to support programs that help parents bridge the widening gap
between adults’ and children’s understanding of technology. The two
generations must learn about technology together so parents can be
effective teachers and advocates to ensure that their children are
literate in technology and prepared for the 21st century workforce.
Successful programs should create innovative ways to employ technology
as an important component in family literacy, and those methods should
have the ability to be easily replicated at other sites across the
country. Organizations that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, such as
community-based organizations, libraries and schools, should apply.
Religious or sectarian organizations may apply only if the program(s)
offered serve a broad cross-section of the community. Organizations
should apply within one of the regions specified on the map provided in
the nomination kit. For a copy of the 2007 Verizon Tech Savvy
Awards nomination form or to send a notice about the awards to a
colleague, visit http://www.famlit.org/techsavvyawards
opportunities from PEN Weekly
NewsBlast, (from Pen Weekly Newsblast; To view
past issues of the PEN Weekly NewsBlast, visit: http://www.publiceducation.org/newsblast_past.asp
Grants for Supporting
Children's Health, Education and Inner-city Services -The
Teammates for Kids Foundation accepts proposals for grants from
nonprofit organizations that specialize in working with children in the
areas of health, education and inner-city services. Maximum Award:
$50,000. Eligibility: 501 (c) (3) organizations with a record of
effectively delivering programs and services that improve the lives of
needy children. Deadline: February 1, 2007. http://www.teammates4kids.com/apply_for_grant/format_grant.htm
Grants for Community
Improvement Programs - Hamburger Helper is looking to lend a
helping hand to neighborhoods nationwide with its "My Hometown Helper"
grant program. Individuals from communities and organizations across
America can submit a written essay of 250 words or less describing how
the "My Hometown Helper" grant would help improve their community
project. Maximum Award: $15,000. Eligibility: Requests for funding must
be sponsored by a municipal or civic organization or public school.
Deadline: May 31, 2007. http://www.myhometownhelper.com/
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
UPS Foundation Education Grants fund
high impact philanthropic programs
that raise the level of educational instruction, family learning
opportunities, and school involvement projects. Maximum Award: varies.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations. http://www.community.ups.com/philanthropy/grant.html
- other grants from the Public Education Network: http://www.publiceducation.org/newsblast_grants.asp
- 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.php
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/
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
Skills: good oral and written communications, organizing, working
independently, customer service/working with the public, some
bookkeeping Computer Experience: Microsoft office programs, word
processing, database, peachtree accounting system
Answer telephone, takes messages, and receives visitors, responding
appropriately to all inquiries.
Maintain files of agency records, including mailing lists, both hard
copies and on computer, as directed.
Implement mailings to affiliates, board and committee members, and
Send a weekly update of what’s new at LVRI to affiliate Directors.
Send thank you letters to all contributors of organization.
Accounting: Maintain agency cash receipts journal. Deposit of all cash
and checks in a timely manner
Payroll and bill paying for LVRI/Providence County by use of the
peachtree accounting system
Maintain inventory of LV training materials.
Maintain stock of office supplies.
Travel to post office, bank, and supply stores as needed.
Salary $11-12per hour (part time)
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
To apply, email Yvette Kenner at Yvette@lvari.org
Fax 861-0863 or mail to Literacy Volunteers of Rhode Island 260
West Exchange St., Suite 106 Providence, RI 02903
LVRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
Genesis Center is interested in adding to its substitute list. If you
are an ESOL instructor who is interested in occasional work as a
substitute, either day, evening or Saturday hours, please call Nancy
Fritz or Pat Clarkin at 781-6110.
Jobs in Literacy –
nation wide postings on the National Institute for
Literacy’s LINCS site: http://www.nifl.gov/cgi-bin/lincs/jobs/jobs.cgi
you would like your name added to the general
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
From time to time over the next
couple of years, the National Commission on Adult Literacywill make
background papers developed for the Commission available to the
The first set of four papers - all
summary information papers on the role of the federal government in
adult literacy - have been pulled together into an informal
publication that can be downloaded from the CAAL website http://www.caalusa.org/
These papers were written for the Commission by Lennox McLendon,
Garrett Murphy, and Jim Parker. Adult Education and
Literacy Legislation and Its Effects on the Field (McLendon);
Adult Education & Literacy in the Unites States: Need for Services,
What the Current Delivery System Looks Like (Murphy);
Introduction to Main Strands of Federal Adult Literacy Programming
(Parker), and Federal Role in Adult Literacy, FY05-06 (Murphy) The
combined document is quite large but will download quickly for those
with high speed connections, and/or CAAL can make copies available by
regular mail at $25 per copy plus postage (contact
email@example.com for ordering instructions). CAAL is
also releasing the Executive Summary from its upcoming report titled
Passing the Torch: Strategies for Innovation in Community College ESL.
It iso available from the CAAL website, (scroll down the left column to
the title). The full report by Forrest P. Chisman and JoAnn Crandall
will be published and formally released by February. - Gail
CAELA's newest online resource collection,Working with Literacy-Level Adult English
Language Learners. is now available at http://www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/collections/literacy.html
The collection includes links and annotations to many resources related
to working with adult English language learners, who have had limited
access to formal education. - Lynda Terrill, Center for Adult English
Language Acquisition, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St, NW,
Washington, DC 20016 firstname.lastname@example.org
As referenced during
the December Leadership Institute, please be advised that all services
on WordChamp are being made
available to RIDE funded programs for the 2006-2007 program year.
The program is designed to provide support to classroom language
learning and can also function as an independent study tool for
students at high intermediate to fairly advanced levels. With
guidance, this could also be a useful tool for more basic level
learners. Find out more at http://www.wordchamp.com.
(Please note that this is not an endorsement of the site, but is being
disseminated for information purposes only).
health literacy discussion online:
Well known health literacy researchers and advocates, Len and Ceci Doak
and Dr. Peter Houts, will be guest facilitating a discussion on using
pictures in low literacy health education materials from January 8-12.
(The facilitators are co-authors of an article, The role of pictures in
improving health communication: A review of research on attention,
comprehension, recall, and adherence, in the journal Patient
Education and Counseling, and of Teaching Patients With Low
Literacy Skills, which describes some of the earliest health literacy
research, along with practical techniques for communicating clearly
with patients. Prior to the discussion, they recommend reading Teaching
Patients With Low Literacy Skills, which can be found at: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy/doak.html
If interested in joining the discussion group, please go to:
and subscribe (you can unsubscribe, when the discussion is over).
Greenberg: The UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities on December 13, 2006. This was a tremendous
achievement for all who had worked over the past 5 years and even
before that, to put disability on the human rights agenda.
It is expected that the U.S. disability movement will campaign for the
United States to sign and ratify the Convention. While the U.S.
had announced at the beginning of the process that they would never
sign, this appears to have changed and they are considering a
signature. See the Convention in its final form at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/convtexte.htm
The Components of Numeracy by Lynda
Ginsburg, Myrna Manly, and Mary Jane Schmitt
This occasional paper attempts to describe the complex nature of
numeracy as it exists today. While there are large-scale assessments,
standards documents, and position papers, there has not been a field-
and research-based synthesis of the components required for adults to
be numerate, to act numerately, and to acquire numeracy skills. This
paper attempts to identify and clarify the nature of these components
with the hope that such identification and clarification will guide
instruction, contribute to the design of assessments, frame research,
and inform policy. To download the paper, go to: http://www.ncsall.net/?id=26#numeracy
this is not a sales
pitch: Earth from the Air is
a "presentation of large-scale photographs of astonishing natural
landscapes. Created by world-famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand,
every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing
planet. Seen together, they are an outstanding visual testimony to the
world we live in today. A world with a growing population, shrinking
biodiversity, polluted lands and oceans, a changing climate and a
shortage of drinking water. A world, nevertheless, of beauty and of
wonder.” Photos online for discussion, as well as facts about the
world (developing and overdeveloped), visuals to spark discussion and
resources to keep it going. http://www.earthfromtheair.com/
(with thanks to Miranda Shaw)
(from the Rethinking
Schools list serv)10 fantastic color photographs taken by the
Hubble space telescope.? Please left click on the URL
Reflect 6, the magazine of the UK’s
National Research and Development Centre is now on-line.
Articles of interest address numeracy, ESOL, work force learning and
Immigration's Impact on the Workforce
Volume 4, Issue 3 Commonwealth Corporation announces the
release of its Research and Evaluation Brief, Immigration's Impact on
the Workforce., which looks at the impact of new foreign
immigration on the population and labor force of Massachusetts, by
examining their demographic characteristics, educational attainment
levels, and English Language proficiency. It also discusses the
potential implications for workforce development in the state. To view
the brief please visit the CommCorp website at http://www.commcorp.org/researchandevaluation/briefs.html
Radical Math is a resource for
educators interested in integrating issues of social, political, and
economic justice into math curriculum and classes… RadicalMath.org has
the goals of raising mathematic literacy and simultaneously developing
ways to address a range of community issues. The website supports
educators to teach many different types of math within the context of
studying social, political, and economic justice issues.
RadicalMath.org also contains teaching materials on important financial
topics for youth such as owning a credit card, paying for college, and
avoiding subprime lenders, as well as materials on Ethnomathematics.
for more or email email@example.com
A new article in the
on-line journal Exploring Adult Literacy at http://literacy.kent.edu/cra/new.html,
Intergenerational Literacy Programs for Incarcerated Parents and Their
Families: A Review of the Literature by William R. Muth, Ph.D. The
article reviews what research has found out about the effects of family
literacy activities on incarcerated parents and their children.
Wiki is a community of practice and a professional development
ALE Wiki soon to be two years old To improve practice in our
field, teachers need to quickly and easily find the results of
research and professional wisdom. This is a practical, everyday
A teacher has a question that needs an answer, such as What are
effective ways to increase student persistence?. How do you
handle a multilevel classroom? What is the optimum class size for
beginning ESOL or basic literacy? What assessments are used in
our field? Does my state offer free professional development or
training? Does getting a GED lead to increased earnings? or How
can I be an effective advocate for adult literacy? Suppose there
were one place to find answers to these questions,
organized by topic -- and within each topic by teachers'
questions -- and with lists of web-accessible research and professional
wisdom sources. Suppose the topic area included some of the
best discussions in the field. Suppose that this gold mine of
professional development, designed to be accessed "just-in-time", were
free. That's what the Adult Literacy Education Wiki is
becoming. Some topics are nearly there, while others have
just scratched the surface. Increasingly, it is becoming
the "go to" place for teachers, researchers, administrators, and
grant writers, both those new to the field and old hands.
The ALE Wiki has 31 topics, 14 topic leaders, over 700 registered
users -- 65 of whom have posted a brief bio statement,
and nearly 800 pages of text. It was presented at an
international conference on Wikis at Harvard this year. A
chapter of a new book on communities of practice will be
devoted to the ALE Wiki. It includes the work and the writing, or links
to writing of many of the top people in our field from across the
world. Not bad for a two year old, especially one that was
created and raised entirely by volunteers. You can use the ALE Wiki.
http://wiki.literacytent.org You can contribute to it -- it's
easy! Go to:
You might want to be a Topic Leader.
http://wiki.literacytent.org/index.php/Topic_Leaders If so,
e-mail me. (firstname.lastname@example.org) And, of course, the
volunteer "wikiteers" appreciate your comments.
What is useful? What would you like to see to be added or changed?
David J. Rosen
Career Voyages – US Dept of Labor
website exploring career options in advanced manufacturing, automotive,
construction, energy, financial services, health care, hospitality,
information technology, retail, and transportation industries, as well
as in emerging industries -- biotechnology, geospatial technology, and
nanotechnology. Learn which industries are growing, how to qualify for
a good job, and where to get started. http://www.careervoyages.gov/index.cfm
Includes video (with subtitles) illustrating a number of occupations.
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.
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
call for proposals:
Conference - http://www.matsol.org/
- Click on
Conference 2007; conference will be held March 8-9; proposals are due
on December 15.
The National Center
for Family Literacy 16th Annual National Conference on Family
March 4 - 6, 2007, Orlando, Florida. For further
please visit http://www.famlit.org/Conference/index.cfm
(Net)Working Conference on Women & Literacy March 9 – March 10, 2007
Northeastern University Boston.
theme for this year is Threads of Experience: Creative Spaces for
Keynote Speaker: Antonia Darder
The Impact of Violence on Learning: Building Connections to Deepen
Understanding March 8, 2007 9:30 – 4:30 Co-Sponsored
by WE LEARN
& Northeastern University School of Professional and Continuing
Studies. If you have questions or need more information, please
contact: Mev Miller email@example.com
For seminar details, and availability visit the website
The Commission on Adult Basic Education
(COABE) and the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education
invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the 2007 COABE National Conference to
be held in Philadelphia March 25-28, 2007.
ANN Teaching and Learning Principles: A Map for Implementing Effective
Math Instruction for Adult Learners - The Adult Numeracy Network (ANN)
will hold a full day Math Institute as part of the COABE Pre Conference
on March 25. The Institute will address four strands (Number, Geometry,
Data, and Algebra) for all adult learner levels. Attendees will
participate in group learning activities which will increase
understanding of concepts and emphasize the importance of an activity
based curriculum. Individuals can register through the COABE07 website
for the one-day Pre-Conference Session. - Esther Leonelli Moderator,
ANN Numeracy list
Creating Balance in an Unjust World
Conference on Math Education and Social Justice Long Island
University . Brooklyn, NY, April 27 - April 29 http://www.radicalmath.org/conference
We are looking for people to register as a
participant, volunteer for planning or at the conference, table as an
organization or vendor, donate financially or in-kind. Registration - sliding scale $25-125
and free for session
To present/facilitate a session download the application at http://www.radicalmath.org/conference
Join educators, parents, students, activists, and community members
from around the country to explore the connections between math
education and social justice. We invite you to share your
thoughts, lesson plans, questions and be a facilitator for a workshop,
interest group, or presentation. Facilitators may also choose to
present on topics related to math and social justice i.e. equity in
education, literacy and social justice, etc. Sessions need not be
entirely polished presentations as we hope to share ideas in order to
Goals of the conference:
Bring together educators, researchers, parents, activists, and students
to collectively discuss social justice and math education; Foster
new and innovative partnerships and collaborations; Create a space to
share resources, lesson plans, best practices, and other classroom
materials; Develop structures for ongoing discussion and working groups
about math and social justice; Organize a
national voice in the ongoing debate over math education reform; Plan
actions, advocacy, future meetings, etc.
Session Formats -
Workshops, Interest Group Gatherings, or Presentations.
All sessions will be one hour and 30 minutes in length. Workshops are
interactive sessions intended for 15-40 participants that may utilize a
variety of formats including small group work, open discussion, and
break-out sessions. Interest Group Gatherings are informal
bringing together 15-40 participants with similar interests for more
casual conversations to engage in network building, and collective
thinking around common issues, and do not require the facilitator to
present information. They are brain-storming sessions where the
facilitator helps guide a discussion around a common interest.
Presentations are lecture style sessions that may have one speaker or a
panel of speakers.
Contact: Taeko Onishi firstname.lastname@example.org (646)259-5602
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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.
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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.
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