| The Rhode Island Adult Education Professional
Center produces a bulletin roughly every
to three weeks in order
to inform area practitioners of news, events, and
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. To receive the bulletin via email, contact LR/RI.
To learn more about professional development
contact the RI AEPDC at (401) 456 -2838 or (401) 863-2839
April 10, 2008
participation, employment, funding,
and conference and workshop
and other resources.
To post information, and/or to receive
the bulletin via email, please
contact the AEPDC or leave a message at
ESOL share Wednesday, April 30th at 3:00 pm, Genesis
Center, 620 Potters Avenue, Providence.
What happened at TESOL? and thinking about ongoing and year-end
assessment This is an open discussion group –
practitioners with an interest in adult ESOL are all welcome.
at 3:30 pm, Genesis
Center, 620 Potters Avenue, Providence.
This is an open discussion group – practitioners with
an interest in adult ESOL are all welcome.
practitioner share, Tuesday,
Tuesday, May 20th at 3 pm, in the Knight Memorial Library
auditorium (downstairs to right), Elmwood Avenue, Providence.
Many practitioners struggle with helping adult learners stay
engaged in learning. Family, work and other concerns can often make it
difficult for learners to stay focused on educational programs.
Join classroom teachers and administrators considering these
issues and share both concerns and possibilities. We’ve begun to
consider solution and practices to support learning for all.
other RI Adult Education PDC events:
Regional Workshops on State Budget
and Impact of Proposed Cuts
Learn more about the Impact of Proposed Budget
Cuts on Rhode Island Children, Families, Seniors, and People with
The state is facing a budget shortfall of $530 million. To close
the gap, the Governor has proposed slashing tens of millions of dollars
from programs that help Rhode Islanders meet their basic needs
RIte Care/RIte Share Health Insurance ~ Family Independence
Program ~ Child Care Assistance ~ Head Start ~ SSI State Payments ~
Affordable Housing Programs ~ Child Welfare Programs
All agency directors and staff, boards of directors, clients,
volunteers and concerned residents are encouraged to attend!
Aquidneck Island - April 16: 5:30-7:00pm ~ Middletown Public Library,
700 West Main Rd, Middletown
Co-sponsored by the One RI Coalition and Children's Policy
For more information contact Heidi Collins at 456- 2751 or via email at
email@example.com. (401) 456-2751
RI Adult Education
conference, May 23, 2008
On May 23, Rhode Island will host its sixth annual State Adult
Education Conference, supported by the RIDE Office of Adult Education.
workforce development learning
The Commonwealth Workforce Coalition offers
its Working With Employers Institute, a 4-session course designed for
job developers, employment specialists and other staff working with
Learn how to use a business approach with employers, prospect for
leads, research targeted industries, and engage employers in strong
partnerships. Supervisor participation is a component of the
March 25, April 8, April 22 and May 6.
COLLEGE PREPARATION FOR ADULTS -
RIRAL'S Transition to College now enrolling students for
fall 2008. Is college your goal?
Do you need help upgrading your academic skills? Do you
need help with Financial Aid? RIRAL’S TRANSITION TO COLLEGE is an
intensive college preparation program that provides success strategies
and academic review in reading, writing, math, computer, and
study skills. Career Seminars and Mentoring Sessions emphasize
additional valuable skills. Students also receive assistance with
Financial Aid and
college applications, and academic advising. While
attending TRANSITION TO COLLEGE students enroll in a class at the
Community College of Rhode Island. This program will help
guarantee your success in college!
TRANSITION TO COLLEGE is holding Information Sessions for their
fall Evening and Weekend programs on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 15 - 5:00
pm; Saturday, April 19 - 9:00 am; Tuesday, May 6 - 5:00 pm;
Saturday, May 10 - 9:00 am; Tuesday, June 17 - 5:00 pm; Saturday, June
21 - 9:00 am.
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED, SO CALL TODAY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
TRANSITION TO COLLEGE meets in downtown Pawtucket and at the
Community College of Rhode Island in Providence. Funding is
provided by the Rhode Island Department of Education
in partnership with the Community College of Rhode
Island. Contact: Marie Crecca-Romero, Program Director at
722.9800 or email MarieCrecca-Romero@riral.org .
Dorcas Place is offering a Fast Track GED program during the day and in
the evening. Day classes are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM
and night classes are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 PM to 9
PM. The class will attempt to have students pass GED exams within 12
weeks. Students must pass entrance tests demonstrating strong reading
and math skills. Registration will be April 23 at 10 AM at Dorcas
Place, 220 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. After April 23, people should
call Steve Stycos at 273-8866 to register.
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
School of Social Work Case Management Certification Program
Next class begins May 19; ends: December 19, 2008
(if full-time student)
This program is designed specifically for adult students interested in
preparing for entry level case management positions in the health &
human services fields. Persons enrolled in the program can earn up to
17 college credits, in addition to the Case Management Certificate
following successful completion of the program. A variety
of agency setting and client populations that utilize case management
services. We teach a generalist approach to case management that
entails core foundation knowledge and skills in the areas of assessing,
planning, linking, monitoring, recording and evaluating. Our
graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings as case
coordinators, case managers, case workers, community organizers and
others who understand the availability of services within the
community. In addition, our graduates have been given the opportunity
to enhance services for their clients, bringing together different
systems and dealing with the gaps in services.
For more information, http://www.ric.edu/socialWork/caseManagement.php
or phone 401-456-8210
The RIC Case Management Certification Program is dedicated to student
learning and highly regards hands-on experience. Agencies
interested in student interns, please contact our office at
401-456-8210 or visit our website at http://www.ric.edu/socialWork/caseManagement.ph
As spring approaches, the Case Management Certification Program
students eagerly await graduation. Through traditional classroom
learning and practical field experience, our program has
prepared our graduates for entry level work in the human services
field. If your agency has an employment opportunity available, please
forward the information to Dr. Jayashree Nimmagadda
or call 401-456-8210
Change Agent: Adult Education for Social Justice: News, Issues,
and Ideas – call for articles
Theme: Climate Change Please submit illustrations, cartoons, and
graphics on this theme too
Most scientists agree that the planet is heating up due to carbon
emissions and that we will be facing significant changes in how we live
as a result. The next issue of The Change Agent will focus on the
political, and ecological significance of climate change. We are
interested in hearing from teachers and adult learners about their
experiences, teaching, learning, and thinking related to climate change.
Sample Questions to Consider:
Who is responsible for carbon emissions? What changes need to be made
in order to reduce carbon emissions?
Have you organized with others to address global warming? If so, tell
us about what you have done with others, and why.
Have you changed your life in any way in order to reduce carbon
emissions? If so, tell us about the steps you’ve taken and why.
Have you experienced extreme weather conditions where you live? What
happened? How did your community respond? Were you prepared?
What should communities do to prepare for the changes in weather
patterns that are likely to affect them? Who is responsible? Who should
have input? Who should bear the costs?
How can families or individuals prepare for severe weather event? What
are some of the problems that could arise for you?
How do you think the planet might be affected as it gets warmer? Have
you observed anything that makes you think a change is really
Do you notice in yourself and/or others a sense of fatalism when it
comes to climate change? If so, what strategies have you found for
All articles must be received by May 5. All articles and
emails MUST include contact information for the student and/or the
teacher. All articles will be considered. Suggested length is 500-1,200
Final decisions are made by The Change Agent editorial
board. A $50 stipend will be paid to each adult education student
whose work (article or illustration) is accepted for publication.
Please send material (preferably by email) to: Cynthia Peters,
Editor, NELRC/World Education, 44 Farnsworth St., Boston, MA 02210,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nelrc.org/changeagent
Educational Workshop Opportunity
Rhode Island Parent Information Network, 175 Main Street Pawtucket, RI
To schedule RIPIN Workshops, call Suzanne Tobin 401-727-4144 x123
800-464-3399 x123 (toll free in RI)
To view schedule of workshops: http://www.ripin.org/workshops.html
Basic Rights in Special Education May 14, 2008 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Pre-registration deadline: May 7, 2008
Workshops will be held at RI Parent Information Network, 175 Main
Street, Pawtucket ~seating is limited pre-registration is
requested to reserve seating-
For more information or to pre-register Please contact Suzanne
401-727-4144 x123 or email@example.com
For a copy of a PDF flyer in Spanish or in English, please send
from Thursday notes,
March 27, 2008
Ohio Plans New Stackable Certificates Ohios Board of Regents
and Dept of Education are creating a uniform statewide system of
stackable certificates to provide a clear and accessible pathway for
adults to advance their education. OBR and ODE are setting
standards for earning pre-college and college-level certificates and
for transferring some certificates to college credit. Certificates will
be available from an array of providers, including adult education
programs, career centers, and postsecondary institutions. Content
areas start with basic skills and move through college skills and
work-readiness. Adult education providers will offer two initial
certificates covering basic skills. Advanced skills certificates will
cover skills through grade 12.9 or GED level competencies. A
final certificate will close the gap between the GED exit and college
entrance. Certificates will link to a career pathway, and
contextualized instruction in an occupational area is planned.
Officials hope to pilot test the stackable certificates program, still
in its beginning stages, this summer.
from Thursday notes, April 10, 2008
OVAE's 2008 National Meeting for State Directors of Adult Education
is expected to draw state staff to New Orleans April 9–11. State
participants will learn how to create a roadmap for success by managing
federal programs more effectively. The conference agenda includes
sessions on how states can create a state plan for adult education that
achieves state policy goals while meeting federal requirements, create
and implement distance education policies, and connect their plans to
OVAE’s national activities. States will receive an update on
postsecondary transitions and participate in specially designed
mini-training institutes on topics including making standards work and
developing an RFP to guide quality adult education services.
NRS Test Submission Deadline April 14 Test publishers should be
aware that new regulations for the National Reporting System (NRS)
require OVAE approval of all tests they want to start using—or continue
to use—in the NRS. The deadline for submitting those tests to
OVAE for evaluation is April 14. More information is available
online or from Mike Dean.
Rhode Island Creates Transition Scholarships For Adult Ed Students The
RI Higher Education Assistance Authority recently approved an Adult
Education Grant Program for students transitioning from adult education
programs to postsecondary education institutions, including community
colleges. Successful applicants can use their grants to attend
any postsecondary institution in RI eligible for federal financial
aid. Recipients must be undergraduates enrolled less than
half-time in courses of instruction leading to a diploma, certificate,
or degree. A recipient must designate one postsecondary
institution to which the scholarship will apply. More information
is available from William Hurry, executive director of the state’s
higher education assistance authority.
The U.S. Department of Education's ED Pubs (Education Publications) web
site [http://edpubs.ed.gov] has
undergone an extensive redesign. The shopping process has been improved
and the capabilities of "your account" have been extended to realize a
more user-friendly environment tailored to your preferences. If you had
previously registered on the site, no need to re-register, your user
name and password will work and your order history is still
available! New features include:
News - highlights one or two newsworthy items, such as information
about new pub releases, announcements, etc. The items will have
relevancy to publications and the ability to quickly find all
publications related to a "news" item. Check back often because the
information will be updated regularly.
Featured Items highlights 3-6 publications that are orderable
directly from the home page. Each item displays a thumbnail image and
title. By clicking the title you can view the publication’s detailed
information page. Featured items will be updated every 1-2 weeks.
Hot Topics lists items in response to current events, key ED
initiatives, and other timely information. By clicking on a hot topic
the system will run a search and find all publications that relate to
Find Publications By - links to audience, education level, language,
publication type, and subject allow you to quickly find publications
related to the groupings. For example, a principal could click on
audience and then select "principals" to find all publications that are
intended for him/her; a teacher searching for posters could click on
publication type and then select "posters" from the list of terms.
Students/Parents/Teachers/Administrators—these menu items listed near
the top of the page allow you to quickly find publications that are
intended for you. In order to make the search results more manageable
you can further refine your group by education level (e.g., elementary,
middle, high, college/university, etc.) and subject (e.g., English,
math, science, and social studies).
Español—this section links to publications that are written in
Spanish and a Spanish version of the FAQs.
Breadcrumbs—this tool aids you in navigating the site. It is listed
below the header and before the main content. You can click on any item
in the breadcrumb trail and return to that page.
Zoom—this allows you to quickly view a larger publication cover image.
Quantity—the ability to add the desired number of copies from any page.
The system will validate the quantity entered and let you know if the
number is above the maximum that is allowed.
For more information, call 1-877-4ED-PUBS (433-7827) - Customer Service
Representatives are available Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm EST. If
you aren’t able to call during this time, please feel free to
leave voicemail or simply send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You
can expect a response within 1 business day.
online learning opportunity:
One semester each year Penn State’s World Campus offers the online
Development and Parental Involvement, ADTED 458. The semester
runs May 19 – August 15.
This course focuses on young children’s language and literacy
development, including ways that parents and early childhood
professionals support this development; research related to children's
learning; and ways in which family literacy supports early
literacy development. information
ProLiteracy offers online courses: Course descriptions and registration
look for the appropriate topic area, then click on a course title to
review the description and registration process.
These courses will be processed by ProLiteracy/New Readers Press.
Young Adult Education: Program Design (May 5 - 23, registration now
Managing the Multilevel ESL Classroom (May 12 - June 13, registration
Using Cultural Artifacts fo Teach ESL (June 9 - June 20, registration
Fundamentals of Assessment (June 2 - 16, registration opens Monday,
Assessments Developed by Teachers and Students (June 16 - July 18
registration opens Monday, April 14)
Questions? Please call 315-422-9121 ext. 283, or e-mail
ProLiteracy America members receive a 15% discount on all professional
development courses! For more information, visit
National Priorities Project analyzes
and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence
how their tax dollars are spent.
Numeracy, critical thinking and technology: have a look http://www.nationalpriorities.org/costofwar_home
opportunities - large and less large
New England Transitions to College and
Careers Pilot RFP to be released
In early May, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, in partnership with
the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), will release a
Request for Proposals (RFP) for The Transition to
College and Careers Pilot Project. Notification will be sent via
email when the RFP is released. The RFP will be posted on the Nellie
Mae Education Foundation and New England Literacy
Resource Center websites in May.
The Project will focus on helping adult learners access and persist in
postsecondary education through the identification of and support for
pursuing specific high growth occupations in health
care fields that have developed career pathways and pay family
sustaining wages. Classroom-based instruction and face-to-face
counseling will be supplemented by an online course developed
by NELRC that will provide academic and career development
information tailored towards the health careers. All students will
receive preparation in core academic and college readiness skills.
The cohort for the program may also include students who are not
pursuing health careers. Programs will provide these students with
career planning guidance.
The NELRC will assist the Foundation in selecting grantees for the
project and will provide them with technical assistance, training, and
support for program implementation throughout the grant period.
Planning grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to four to six
partnerships for the period from August – December 2008. Partnerships
that complete their proposed planning activities will be eligible
for up to $80,000 to implement the pilot program from January –
The Foundation will seek organizations and institutions in the six New
England states that provide Adult Basic Education, ESOL, GED or Diploma
classes as a primary educational service and
also currently offer program elements that support adult learners
transitioning to college. These include public-purpose groups,
such as schools and colleges, and nonprofit organizations that
qualify under the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3). Strong
proposals will reflect experience and success in providing services
that support adult transitions to college and demonstrate
collaboration with postsecondary education partners. The collaborating
college should have a history of coordinating activities (e.g.
curriculum alignment, career advising, and career placement)
with key health care services employers. Additional criteria and
guidelines will be detailed in the RFP. Please save your
inquiries until the RFP is released in May.
Thank you, -Jessica Spohn, Senior Program Officer
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation is the largest philanthropy in New
England that focuses exclusively on promoting access, quality, and
effectiveness of education. The Foundation provides grants and other
support to education programs and intermediary organizations in the
region to dramatically improve underserved students' academic
achievement and to investigate and promote high quality, varied
approaches for students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary
in the 21st century. The Foundation also funds research that examines
critical education policy issues and public understanding about
education in order to better inform efforts to improve education. Since
it was established in 1998, the Foundation has distributed nearly $83
million in grants. Currently, it primarily provides funding through
five strategic initiatives: Early Learning, Pathways to Higher
Education, Time for Learning, Adult Learning, and Systems Building.
- 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
(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
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
A collection of resources to help small nonprofit organizations
including ways to motivate your board, sample fundraising letters,
advice, and tips to improve your
employment opportunities are generally sent as they
arrive via email; if you would like to receive this bulletin, and those
updates by email please contact
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
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
- online resource http://www.unforkids.com
Providing flags, maps, and lesson plans to study the world.
1,967 downloadable files from 192 countries and the United
great online resource: http://www.nrdc.org.uk/index.asp
National Research and
Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy,
to conducting research and development projects to improve literacy,
numeracy, language and related skills and knowledge. On this site you
will find information on all our activities, including:
Research and development projects <http://www.nrdc.org.uk/projects.asp>
Creative routes to specialist teacher qualifications <http://www.nrdc.org.uk/creativeroutes>
The Voices on the Page storybank is now live! Read all of the 640
stories here <http://www.nrdc.org.uk/voicesonthepage.asp>
Research reports and reviews <http://www.nrdc.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=329>
Latest e- newsletter <http://www.nrdc.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=671>
News and events <http://www.nrdc.org.uk/news.asp>
While the work originates in the U.K., much of it has usefulness
validity for work in this country.
online: STATE OF WORKING RI 2007
The Poverty Institute's biennial study documenting trends in
occupations, unemployment, and the state's workforce. The report points
out that the state's labor
force of 578,000 is more diverse, older and better educated than
two decades ago but workers face a triple whammy – slowing job growth,
eroding wages and benefits, and growing inequality.
The CAELA Network's latest
newsletter provides information about Network activities and
links to resources available for those working with adult English
language learners both from the CAELA Network and from other
organizations. Links are also provided to web sites containing
information about upcoming conferences of interest to those working
with adult English language learners.
literacy site: http://www.google.com/literacy/
outstanding resource: http://www.youthliteracy.ca/
- Youth Literacy work in Canada
Shannon Gavin, a senior graduating from Brown this year, has developed
a new website, as her capstone project in Middle East Studies,
called Arab Perceptions of the United
Video Interviews from Amman, Jordan and Damascus,
Syria.You can view them, and supporting text at http://arabperceptions.wordpress.com
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - The U.S.
Civics and Citizenship Online: Resource Center for
Instructors is available online at:
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI),
Refugees with Disabilities Program : Resource Guide for
Serving Refugees with Disabilities
available at http://www.refugees.org/DisabilityGuide
The guide, written for refugee case managers
and those serving refugees with disabilities, includes 139 pages of
information about resources for serving adults and children with
housing for refugees with disabilities, assistive technology,
medical resources, citizenship and disability, benefits for refugees
with disabilities and more.
If you have any questions or technical assistance needs, please
contact Xuan Nguyen, Director of USCRI Health and Human Services at
email@example.com or at 202-347-3507 ext 3056.
Resources from EdChange family of Web
A new Classism and Poverty Awareness Quiz http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/quizzes.html
Social Justice News Service site http://mail.socialjusticenews.net/mailman/listinfo/news_socialjusticenews.net-
email-based news service, periodic email digests of links to articles
related to equity,
social justice, and multiculturalism from sources
all over the world.
New essays and links to essays http://www.edchange.org/publications.html
New essays in the Multicultural Education Research Room http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/papers.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
COABE annual conference: April
28 - May 1, St. Louis, Missouri http://www.coabeconference.org/
Radical Mathematics, Creating Balance
in an Unjust World 2008 Conference on Math Education and Social
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, April 4th - April 6th
A Declaration of Numeracy: Empowering Adults through Mathematics
Education, 15th International Conference 2008 June 30th - July 3rd
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia
ALM is an international research forum that brings
engaged and interested in research and developments in the field of
adult mathematics/numeracy teaching and learning.
The ALM conference has not met in the United States since 2000
and offers American educators a unique opportunity to meet colleagues
from around the world who share their interest
in adult mathematics education. http://www.alm-online.net/
The 14th Annual International Pedagogy
& Theatre of the Oppressed Conference: May 22 -May 25, in
Omaha, Nebraska--the original site of PTO.
Inspired by the critical education work of Paulo Freire and
theatre activism of Augusto Boal, PTO brings together those interested
and engaged in critical
pedagogies, theatre, and arts aimed towards progressive and
revolutionary social change. The theme for this year's conference is
What is Change? What is
Substantial Change? And How? Augusto Boal, internationally
renowned theatre artist and activist, is returning to provide Theatre
of the Oppressed (TO)
workshops prior to and after our conference. Pre and post
conference workshops also scheduled; information and registration
Second Annual Prepárate
Conference May 22-23,
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago,
Building on the success of the inaugural Prepárate
conference, join us for a solutions-driven conference promoting
academic accomplishment for Latino students. Get informed about the
services available for Latino students in schools and communities
across the country. Prepárate brings together members from
higher education, secondary schools, middle schools, and community
based organizations--with the common goal of increasing Latino
student success at the post-secondary level. http://www.collegeboard.com/preparate/
ProLiteracyWorldwide's 2008 annual
conference at the Peabody, Little Rock, AR October 2 - 4:
other events and
calendar of events http://www.tesol.org/isaffil/calendar/index.html
breathe - everyday yoga at your desk. http://www.mydailyyoga.com/yoga/everyday_yoga.html