| 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 calls for
and also as a forum for posing questions, issues and discussion topics.
The current bulletin is posted below.
To read previous bulletins, please
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
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
addition to events listed here, a recently updated list of events
(including workforce development workshops, new practitioner
orientation, standards overview - and rescheduled events) can be
found at http://www.ric.edu/aepdc/calendar.php
Offer VALUE membership
opportunities to your students
Student leadership organizations are a critical
component of any education system. VALUE is a national student
organization. VALUE is currently very active in making
sure that student voices are heard. The Rhode Island Office of
Adult and Career and Technical Education is very interested in
supporting student and alumni organizations
and has supported several in the career and technical education
arena. As for adult education participants, EDP assessment candidates,
and GED test takers and graduates, it
is important to clarify that membership fees in reputable student
leadership organization is an allowable expense. Please, feel free to
review the membership materials contained
in the link below and discuss with your students, alumni, test
takers, and staff.
Rhode Island Adult Education Conference,
Tuesday, May 19th at Rhode Island College.
Call for participation here (word
document); proposals due March 20th.
needs and strengths
The Professional Development Council is conducting its annual
survey of the field, in order to inform the PDCenter’s workplan for
Please click on the link below and take a few
minutes to answer the short survey; your input is critical to
this process. Many thanks.
Transitions from ESOL to ABE –
do we need to know? A group of practitioners have been discussing
what we need to learn and how we can help each
other as more and more learners leave ESOL classes and move into
classes and programs. How can we support learners and one another
in making these
shifts? Please come to share ideas, questions and
suggestions. Please come to share ideas, questions
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday,
March 17th, 4:15 at the Genesis Center
Developers share group meeting Thursday, March 19th 9:30 – 11:00
We will meet in our usual place at the Warwick Public Library,
600 Sandy Lane.
We're in Room 100 again and the agenda is as follows:
Welcome and Introductions ,
Sharing (a tool, new contact, success story, etc)
a) Wrap-up / Finalize our
Universal Definition of “Ready-for-Work”
b) Continue dialogue on a
Systematic Referral Process (readiness indicators, profile matching
(candidates to jobs)
c) Partnering w/DLT – Using
the One-Stops as a Job Development Resource Wrap-up / Next Steps
Next Meeting – April 16th - Robin Adams, PD Specialist
(Workforce Development) (401) 456-2830 email@example.com
ESOL share Tuesday, April 21st, 3 pm at the Genesis Center, 620
Potters Avenue, Providence.
TESOL? COABE? read a good book, had a good
lesson? Sharing conference reports, ongoing ideas and approaches.
Please join us.
A reminder, that if you or a staff
member are interested in being trained as a Wilson certified teacher (to
teach reading to learning disabled adults),
please join Susan Grislis at an information session from 1-2
p.m. at the Genesis Center on Wednesday, March 25. Costs of the
(to be offered at a time to be determined) will be supported by
the PDC and RIDE. For more information please contact Jill
firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Grislis
31st at Reflections Café, corner of Wickenden and Governor
On May 3-5, VALUE, in partnership
with ProLiteracy, will be holding its 6th biennial National Adult
Learner Leadership Institute and Adult Literacy Congress.
As part of this Institute, we will hold a mock hearing on each of
four recommendations made by the National Commission on Adult Literacy.
Adult learners will
listen to "testimony" from experts in the literacy field, ask
questions, and then offer their views, the consumer perspective, on
each of the four recommendations.
The Commission made both general and specific recommendations.
From all its recommendations, we came up with the top ten that we think
adult learners may
be able to provide insight to policy-makers.
Now we need your help. From this list, we need to pick the four
on which we'll hold mock hearings. Please rank these recommendations.
On which ones would
it be most important for policy-makers to hear the views of adult
To participate in the survey, go to: http://tinyurl.com/adabw6
Please share this message with as many people as you can. We'd
like as much input as possible in selecting the four topics for the
To learn more about this Leadership Institute, go to http://www.valueusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=81&Itemid=100
You can register now. The early registration discount ends April
In advance, thanks for your help with this. I look forward to
seeing many of you in the DC area May 3-5.
- Marty Finsterbusch, VALUE Executive Director
Urban League of Rhode Island, Inc. Early
Learning Childcare Center 246 Prairie Avenue, Providence
Now Enrolling Infants to 5 years old Monday - Friday from 6:30 AM
– 5:30 PM
Before and After School Program
Children ages 5-12 years old. Monday – Friday from 6:30 AM – 9:00
AM After School from 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Please call Dawn Olagbegi at 401-351-5000 ext 166 for more
information or to enroll your child/children in our quality and
affordable childcare programs.
Applications forms are available at the Urban League of RI.
Urban League Of RI operates a DCYF licensed childcare program and
accepts DHS childcare subsidies. Sliding scale fee is also available
for working parents.
Pen Writing Contest is
launched. If you know a young writer 12-18 who might like to
participate, please visit http://www.merlynspen.org.
Entry is free. You're also invited to learn which of
today's acclaimed novelists were published in Merlyn's Pen--as teens.
Their early works appear in the Merlyn's Pen New Library of Young
Adult Writing. Look at "Success Stories" under "You Succeed" at the
R.I. immigrant leader is go-to
man for new arrivals 02/23/09, by Hillary Russ - profile of immigration
leader Juan Garcia http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090223/NEWS/902230323
President Obama's Remarks on
Education Reform -
online CAELA Network Brief Uses of Technology in the Instruction
of Adult English Language Learners
This brief discusses three ways of using technology
with adults learning English—onsite, blended, and online—and briefly
describes examples of specific technologies and programs for adults
learning English. The brief concludes by identifying issues to consider
when using technology and by offering suggestions for further research.
The Providence Public
Library is sponsoring a 2009 Bilingual Young Authors Family & Class
Book Writing Contest for 4-6 year-old children and a Story
Writing Contest for children ages 7-12. Children from
across the state are welcome to join. There will be Writing &
Illustration Workshops this Spring.
Contest Guidelines: 1. Write your own book and create a drawing
to go with each page of your story. An adult may write the words, but
the child must draw the
pictures or create a collage. 2. Stories must be unpublished and
completely original. No adaptations. 3. Each page must be numbered and
typewritten in English
and Spanish. 4. The book must be least 5 pages but no more than
10 pages. Stories must be postmarked no later than April 15,
2009. Please submit the original.
Two winners will be chosen by a panel of judges: an individual
winner and a class book winner. An award ceremony will be held on
Saturday, April 25, 2009.
Día de los Niños: Día de los Libros — a day
to celebrate kids and books! Please call Carolina at
455-8035 to register for the contest.
from Thursday notes, March 12, 2009:
OVAE Announces Plans for New
OVAE recently announced plans for two competitive opportunities that
focus on adult education. OVAE will solicit bids for a new project to
provide technical assistance to states that develop policies for adult
basic education-to-postsecondary transitions. A second upcoming OVAE
solicitation will extend standards-based provisions of No Child Left
Behind to adult basic and secondary systems in the national diffusion
of standards-in-action teaching and training materials. Only
contractors already selected to undertake multi-award tasks for the
Department may compete for the awards expected this summer.
Rhode Island Meets State Adult Ed Goals
RI Governor Carcieri announced recently that all the
major recommendations to reform adult education contained in a 2003
task force report have been implemented. Pooling resources across many
state agencies has allowed the state to increase funding for adult
education. Rhode Island also has established an outcome-based funding
system to gauge the effectiveness of local adult education programs.
Programs that meet performance targets may receive additional funding.
Unsuccessful programs risk losing funding. Governor Carcieri also
recognized high-performing programs by giving them incentive-based
bonuses. Joining him was Johan Uvin, state director of adult, career
and technical education. “Using performance bonuses as an incentive for
programs to focus more on student outcomes than on process has proven
to be a good decision. We have seen remarkable turnarounds in
performance in many programs on most of the federal accountability
measures,” said Uvin.
Call for Papers for Beijing Conference - Due by April
Papers for the 2009 China - U.S. Conference on
Workforce Development to be held in Beijing Oct. 12─ 22 are due April
30. The conference, which OVAE is
helping to develop, will address issues linking adult
learning with current global economics, including transition to
postsecondary education and the workforce,
adult education and occupational training, incumbent
worker training, and on-the-job training and apprenticeships.
Presenters will be notified by May 15.
American Foundation for the Blind: AFB CareerConnect® presents two
free online seminars for professionals working with children and adults
Session 1: Lifelong Learning in Career Education April 28, 2009,
2–3:30 pm (EST)
Dr. Karen Wolffe, Director, Professional Development and
CareerConnect, will discuss the career education model, how to help
move children and
adults through the appropriate stages of the model, the
activities and resources available to instruct children and
adults with visual impairments in career education, and more.
Session 2: Determining Current and Future AT Needs April 29,
2009, 2–3:30 pm (EST)
Ike Presley, Project Manager, Professional Development, will show
attendees how to create a "toolbox" for success by presenting the tools
needed to access and create printed
and electronic information. This session will also feature
professionals with visual disabilities discussing the career planning
techniques and assistive technologies that have
helped them compete in the workplace and advance their careers.
Both seminars will broadcast live to your computer. For more
information, and to register for one or both webcasts today,
or contact 888-824-2184 or email@example.com.
Brought to you free-of-charge through the generous support of
The Unseen Impact of Culture on the ESOL
Learner Presenter: Robin Lovrien Schwarz
March 17, 4:00 – 5:00 ET
Culture plays a large, and often unseen, role in how adult
English language learners learn. In this webinar, the impact of culture
on learning will be illustrated
with some anecdotes and information from research. Find out how
you can learn more about your own cultural biases, as well as those of
References for reading and learning will be provided.
Robin Lovrien Schwarz, M.Sp.Ed:LD, has been a consultant, trainer
and writer in the field of learning difficulties in adult ESOL learners
for 20 years.
Currently, she is conducting multi-year professional development
for ESOL teachers in NY State and at a school for adult ESOL learners
in Washington, DC,
where she resides. Fee per session: $30.00
Non-Members $20.00 Members
Fee per video of this session and other archived sessions: $30.00
Non-Members $20.00 Members
Easy, fast ONLINE registration now available for all NAASLN
If you have any questions, you can email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 888-5NAASLN (888-562-2756)
new on MLOTS
(Media Library of Teaching Skills) at http://mlots.org,
a free web-based video library of short classroom or tutoring adult
(including ESOL) videos. The library was created to enable adult
education teachers to have a video window on other adult education
teachers' classes for
program-based or PD center-based online or face-to-face
professional development workshops, study circles and courses. Of
course individual teachers can
access it, too. Each MLoTS-made video is based on state content
standards and/or research, theory or best practices. There is also an
MLoTS page with links
to adult education videos made by others, as MLoTS is intended as
the "go to" library for adult literacy education classroom videos.
In October, the MLoTS team video recorded a workshop at the
Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education Conference, Network08.
We showed two classroom videos (numeracy and ESOL) and we video
recorded a small group of teachers discussing the videos. Find these
two classroom videos,
and the teacher discussion videos, at:
ESOL/ESL Video: Food Vocabulary and Verb Tenses http://mlots.org/lorrie/lorriepage.html
Numeracy/Mathematics Video: Ratio and Proportion http://mlots.org/abby/abbypage.html
We would love to hear what you think of these videos, especially
the new "Teacher Discussion" videos.
- David J. Rosen, President Media Library of Teaching Skills,
sections of the online course, Research-based
Strategies and Models for Adult Transitions to Postsecondary Education,
are open for registration.
In this course you will read and discuss research on the
changing workforce and
examine reasons why adult learners need to go beyond the GED to advance
their earning potential, and examine
program models that support adult transitions to postsecondary
education. For information, or to register:
Scroll down to College Transitions and click on the course title.
Course dates: March 19-May 13 or April 2-May 27.
Content overview: http://ProfessionalStudiesAE.worlded.org/pdf/ct_overview_Mar09.pdf
Registrations accepted on a first come basis. For more
information about the course and the policies. please read the Course
If you have any questions about registering for these courses please
contact Leah Peterson at email@example.com.
COLLEGE PREPARATION FOR ADULTS:
The Rhode Island Transition to College (RI TTC) at Project RIRAL
is now enrolling
Transition to College is an intensive college preparation program
that provides student success workshops and academic instruction in
reading, writing, math,
computer, and study skills. Career Exploration using the
DISCOVER online career exploration and Mentoring workshops are
included. Students also receive
assistance with Financial Aid and college applications and
academic advising. While attending Transition to College,
students enroll in College Reading at the
Community College of Rhode Island.
Transition to College is holding Information Sessions for their
fall Evening and Weekend programs on Tuesday,
March 17 - 5:00 pm and Saturday,
March 21 - 5:00 pm.
Transition to College meets in downtown Pawtucket and at CCRI.
Providence. Funding is provided by the Rhode Island
Department of Education and the Nellie Mae
Educational Foundation, in collaboration with the Community
College of Rhode Island.
Contact: Marie Crecca-Romero, Program Director at 722.9800
or email MarieCrecca-Romero@riral.org
The fall/winter issue of the excellent journal, Field Notes,
with a focus on transitions from ABE
to college, is now online, and includes articles such as "A
Student's Perspective of a College Success Class" by Katie Shaw,
"Technology Tools for
College Success" by Pat Weisberger, and "Students Leading Students:
Interactive Campus Tour Model" by Karen Van Kirk. http://www.sabes.org/resources/publications/fieldnotes/index.htm
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
Applications Being Accepted for Grants from
the National Book Fund
ProLiteracy's National Book Fund (NBF) supplies books and
materials to local adult basic education and literacy programs. The
resources available through
the NBF are from New Readers Press, the publishing division of
ProLiteracy. In addition to New Readers Press materials, National
Book Fund grants may
also be in the form of ProLiteracy’s online self-paced
professional development courses. Programs providing direct service in
the areas of basic literacy,
adult basic education, English as a second language (ESL), and
family literacy will be considered for support. Applications must be
postmarked by April 10
or earlier to be considered.
For grant guidelines, application, and order forms for New
Readers Press materials and online professional development courses,
please see http://www.proliteracy.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=356
Programs awarded a grant must provide a cash contribution to
ProLiteracy equal to 20 percent of the grant award.
ProLiteracy organizational members provide only 10 percent of the
grant award! Explore the many other benefits of becoming an
from the Public Education Network: http://www.publiceducation.org/newsblast_grants.asp
- The federal government's new one stop
The Poverty & Race
(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
A collection of resources to help small nonprofit organizations
including ways to motivate your board, sample fundraising letters,
and tips to improve your direct mail
employment opportunities are generally sent as they
arrive via email; if you would like to receive this bulletin, and those
updates by email please
Genesis Center is interested in adding to its substitute list.
are an ESOL instructor who is interested in occasional work as a
substitute, either day, evening or Saturday hours, please call
Fritz or Pat Clarkin at 781-6110.
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
Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB)
list that seeks to raise the profile of meaningful work in Rhode Island
helping non-profit and public interest employers publicize
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
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
Rhode Island Community Jobs is supported by
Service at Brown University and the Rhode Island Campus Compact.
If you have questions about this service, please contact us
/ resources available
Uses of Technology in the
Instruction of Adult English Language Learners, by Sarah
Catherine K. Moore att
The brief discusses three ways of using technology with adults
learning English—onsite, blended, and online—and briefly describes
examples of specific
technologies and programs for adults learning English. It
concludes by identifying issues to consider when using technology and
by offering suggestions for
further research. Although specific programs are mentioned, they
are provided solely as examples; their inclusion in the brief is not
intended as a product
endorsement. Data show that in the 2005-2006 program year, adult
English language learners received an average of 72 hours of classroom
than 2 hours per week. Integrating technology in instruction for
adult English language learners may offer the flexibility to extend
learning beyond that
available in a formal program and thus increase opportunities for
language and literacy learning. It may also offer access to new
opportunities for interaction
among students and between teachers and students. - Miriam Burt
moderator, Discussion list for those working with adult English
language learners, firstname.lastname@example.org
(note: of the sources cited in the brief, this referece, to
Lower-Literacy Users is of particular interest to those working with
both ABE and ESOL learners:
The New England Literacy Resource
Center (NELRC) has published the findings of action research
done by 18
New England adult education programs that
strategies in their varied contexts over the course of a semester. This
report of the New England
Learner Persistence Project is online
In addition to describing the
specific strategies and outcomes that resulted in each program, the
researchers concluded that
persistence can be improved by addressing
key adult needs, such as the need to feel competent or the need for a
sense of community.
To see other work being done at NELRC, see http://www.nelrc.org/expertise/index.html.
- Andy Nash, New England
Literacy Resource Center
February 12th, the National Commission on Adult Literacy was
represented on a panel that appeared before the Subcommittee on Higher
Learning, and Competitiveness (of the House Committee on
Education and Labor). The written and supplemental testimony for this
appearance is available from
the Publications page of the Commission's website http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org
) and CAAL's site http://www.caalusa.org
-- as items
NC-CAAL4 and NC-CAAL5.
Minnesota Literacy Council's online
training site – for out of state
The courses for adult learners and educators on the Minnesota
Literacy Council (MLC) online training site are developed and
maintained by MLC staff through
supplemental service grants from the
Minnesota Department of Education. They are provided free of charge to
Minnesota’s adult learners, teachers, volunteers, and
other Adult Basic
Education practitioners. Out-of-state visitors are welcome to explore
the site to access learning resources as well, but we cannot offer CEUs
course completion certificates to out-of-state users. If you are
not a Minnesota resident, you are welcome to browse the self-access
online learning materials,
but please do not submit course assignments
as we will not be able to respond to your
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) : National Assessment
of Adult Literacy: Indirect County and State Estimates of the
Adults at the Lowest Literacy
1992 and 2003, from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy
(NAAL). The report provides the only available snapshot
of adult literacy rates for individual
states and counties. The report, based on the 2003 NAAL and the 1992
National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS),
will serve as an important source of literacy information for
policymakers and researchers. The report will be accompanied by
an interactive web tool, which will
show data for all states and counties. The tool will also provide
ability to compare states, counties, and progress in states and
counties over time.
(estimates) and http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009482
From Iraq Now Available
his publication provides in-depth information about refugee
groups from Iraq, describing the various ethnic and religious
communities of Iraqi Arabs (both
Sunni and Shi’a), Iraqi Christians, and others. Topics include
in countries of asylum, characteristics of the refugee population,
features of each of the different communities, religion,
language, education, and resettlement
online: LessonWriter.com is a free website
where teachers can copy, paste and submit any text (an article, essay,
story, etc.) and create comprehensive, standards
-based lesson plans and student materials in minutes.
LessonWriter is a simple, fast and free way to use authentic,
high-interest content to motivate students while delivering the
explicit language instruction that ELL's
need in both English and content-area classes. There are advanced
features that can differentiate instruction for multilevel classes and
class tracking features that will
automatically scaffold lessons.
Rhode Island Red job search
feature is now drawing job postings from ALL local jobs boards (except
To access this resource visit RI RED http://www.dlt.ri.gov/rired/
-- under quick menu click job search; choose location search criteria,
provide job title or other
criteria. Source codes are listed at the bottom of the page
Lots to do at the library
Public Library's calendar of events: http://www.provlib.org/calendar.asp
National Coalition for Literacy Launches
Online Advocacy Toolkit
The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL), a national leadership
organization dedicated to advancing adult education in the United
States, has launced its new
online Advocacy Clearinghouse and Toolkit
(http://www.ncladvocacy.org/). Developed with an aim to change the
conversation about adult education in the U.S.,
the Toolkit provides adult education and literacy advocates with
the tools and knowledge to raise awareness of 30+ million Americans
with limited literacy and
11+ million who cannot communicate in English.
Recent statistics from the National Center on Education
Statistics (NCES) showed that 1 in 7 U.S. adults have below basic
literacy skills. Although numbers
remain little changed from similar statistics taken 15 years ago,
federal support and resources for adult education have steadily
declined over the years.
During this period of economic crisis, millions of adults are in
search of improving their education and work skills in order to
re-enter the workforce. There is
no greater time than now for states and the federal government to
invest in adult education, and NCL hopes to push that effort forward by
providing the tools and
resources to adult education advocates across the
country. Containing resources, facts, and reports provided
by member organizations of the NCL, the Advocacy
Clearinghouse and Toolkit is a one-stop shop for advocates
interested in improving adult education. This project has been
supported by the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation, which invests millions of dollars each year
in literacy programs that help individuals reach their full
potential. The NCL is a national
adult education leadership organization comprised of member
organizations and adult education professionals, committed to promoting
adult education and literacy, family literacy, and
English language development in the US. NCL advances adult
education, language, and literacy by fostering collaboration at the
national level among public and
- Jennifer Maloney, Director National Coalition for Literacy PO
Box 11592 Washington, DC 20008 301-602-6358 (cell)
Essential Skills and
GED Connection series Available Through VIDEO-ON-DEMAND
The adult learning series Workplace Essential Skills and GED
Connection are available online through the Rhode Island PBS video
streaming portal. In 25 half-hour segments, the Workplace
Essential Skills series
presents refreshers in fundamental reading, writing, and math
skills as they relate to getting, keeping, or advancing in a job.
Lessons also cover job applications, resume writing, and job
interviews. An orientation
segment touches upon the use of the different components included
in this series. Lessons are written at a pre-GED level, and can help
prepare adults for the GED tests. Four workbooks accompany the series.
In 39 half-hour programs, the GED Connection helps learners
prepare for the GED exam. Episodes cover subjects and skills related to
work, community, and home life. Practice tests help learners know what
expect, see which skills they need to strengthen, and build
Access to Workplace Essential Skills and GED Connection series
through RI PBS video streaming is free. Users access VOD through an
account and passcode, available by email request to
Education@ RIpbs.org or by calling Education Services at
401-222-3636 x 211. Video streaming, also known as video on demand
(VOD), allows users the convenience of watching lessons at any time
from an Internet-connected computer. VOD is also flexible,
allowing users to watch several episodes in one sitting, or repeat
lessons as often as desired.
Both the Workplace Essential Skills and the GED Connection series
are also broadcast on RI PBS LEARN, digital 36.2 and Verizon 787. The
Workplace Essential Skills broadcasts Fridays at
12:30 PM and the GED Connection series broadcasts Mondays,
Tuesdays, and Sundays at 12:30 PM. For Workplace Essential Skills
and the GED Connection broadcast dates
please visit: http://www.pbs.org/tvschedules/
For information about RIPBS Education Services please visit out web
pages at http://www.ripbs.org/Education/
- Dr. María D. Velásquez de Tondreau Education Director
Rhode Island PBS 50 Park Lane Providence, RI 02907 Phone: (401)
222-3636, ext. 211 Fax: (401) 222-3407 Education@RIpbs.org
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>
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.
does it take to live at the poverty level.
RI Foundation online
directory - searchable by city/town,
intended field of study, current high school, and more. http://scholarship.rifoundation.org/
YouthBuild USA Learning
links to Web sites and
documents, and includes a section on "Authentic Materials/Engaged
and workshops - conferences and workshops
listed chronologically and are updated with each bulletin
Rhode Island - Training/events
for people with disabilities http://www.ric.edu/uap/training.h
Brillat, formerly of the Education Exchange, currently serves as
Executive Director of the League for the Advancement of New England
(LANES), which will hold its 28th
annual conference in Rhode Island at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick
from March 20-22.
The conference is the Northeast Storytelling Conference (NESC)
and known throughout the storytelling community as Sharing the Fire
(STF). Tom is inviting
his many friends and colleagues from adult education and beyond
to join him at the conference. He swears that there is something for
everyone: storytelling concerts
by some of the best tellers in Rhode Island and New England, both
Friday and Saturday evenings (just $10 each); great keynote speakers -
Jay Allison of National
Public Radio and Rhode Island˙s own - Valerie Tutson; workshops
on storytelling in education, learning how to tell darn good stories,
healing, community and
culture, and much more. CEUs and PDPs are available for teachers
and others. You can also join a story swap session and tell your
own stories or just listen.
For more information about the conference please check the LANES
website at http://www.lanes.org or
contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Conference :
May 7-8, 2009 at the Sheraton Four Points in Leominster,
The 2009 conference theme is Multiple Literacies: Launching
English Language Learners into a New Era. There will be a K-12
strand on both days and an
Adult, Workplace and Higher Education strand on Friday,
keynote speakers will be Stephen Krashen and Jim Cummins.
Conference 2009, Louisville, KY
Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE), Kentucky Association
of Adult & Continuing Education, and Kentucky Adult Education
Council on Postsecondary Education
are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the 2009 COABE
national conference. . The goal of the Annual
COABE National Conference is to provide best practices and
program guidance to adult basic education professionals.
For more information, contact: Lorena Lasky, COABE 2009
Concurrent Sessions Chairperson, Jefferson County Adult &
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
street yoga -
Through the teaching of free yoga, meditation and wellness classes we
seek to help homeless youth increase their physical, emotional and
spiritual strength, stamina
and flexibility so they can better meet their own core needs. We
work closely with those service providers striving to help homeless
youth secure safe housing, nutritious food,
accessible health care, employment, clean clothing, educational
choices and human dignity.