| 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
September 10, 2009
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
– As noted above, the PD Center calendar has been updated to include
upcoming events for the fall and program year; similarly, the LR/RI
site (the resource
compendium at http://www.brown.edu/lrri)
has been updated as well. Generally, the PDC site contains
information about ongoing events; the LR/RI site is something
of a library/catalogue of reference resources.
Job Developers' Share:
September 17th, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Warwick Public Library
(600 Sandy Lane in Warwick, RI.
For information, please contact Robin Adams, (401) 456-2830 ;
Case managers share:
Wednesday, September 23rd from 1 – 3:00 p.m. at the Warwick Public
For information about either/both shares, please contact Robin
Adams, (401) 456-2830 ; email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
ESOL share: Wednesday,
September 23rd, 3 PM at the Genesis Center, 620 Potters Avenue,
more about the share next bulletin.
New Practitioner Orientation –
Friday, October 23rd, from 9 to 4 at the Genesis Center.
Please contact email@example.com for information.
overview : http://www.brown.edu/lrri/npo.html
The Latino Cancer Control Task Force
Invites you to the Cancer Awareness Family Day
Free screenings: Tuesday, September 22, 5:00 a 7:00 p.m. CHisPA -
421 Elmwood Avenue Providence
Free Prostate Cancer screenings. Men must be 35 years old.
(Registration required call - CHisPA at 467-0111 or Lifespan Health
Connection at 444-4800).
Referrals for free mammograms and pap smears.
Women must be 40 years old. Lots of information on how to prevent
- for a powerpoint flyer about these screenings in Spanish and English,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Security's Plan For Achieving Self
Support (PASS) Training Stephanie Moffat & Pamela Puglisi,
Boston Regional PASS Cadre
September 24, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. OR 5:30 - 7:30
p.m. Casey Family Services, 1268 Eddy Street , Lower Level,
Providence , RI
In lieu of registration fee, please bring nonperishable food
Register by: September 17, 2009 Late registration accepted
if space permits
Who Should Attend? Students - H.S. or College, Family, SSA Rep.
Payee, Teachers, Professionals that work with youth
Youth with disabilities and their families are planning for the
future. Come learn how Social Security's Plan For Achieving Self
Support (PASS). PASS can fund expenses related to reaching a job goal.
If eligible, a PASS can help set aside income or resources to pay
for job goal related expenses, and replace that money with a full
monthly SSI check to pay for your living expenses.
How does a PASS help someone work? PASS can help pay for
anything that is necessary, reasonably priced, and is an additional
expense because of working towards a job
goal. It can be used for transportation (cars), child care,
educational expenses, professional clothing, tools and just about
everything necessary to reach the individual's
employment goal. With SSI eligibility comes potential Medicaid,
Food Stamps, Housing Assistance, and Fuel Assistance. PASS works with
so if you are seeing a vocational counselor, or using your Ticket
to Work, you can still use PASS.
Event questions. Call Vicki Ferrara at 401-456-8092
To Register On-Line:
To Download a Faxable or Mail-in Registration http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/publications/pass.pdf
TO COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Saturdays at 10:00 am: October 17, November 21.
175 Main Street Pawtucket (2nd flr. Visitor’s Center.)
722-9800 for appointment. Allow two hours for assessment. Please
do not bring children to the
RIRAL TTC is a partner in the RI Statewide Transition to College
(RI TTC) initiative and a natural segue for GED, EDP, and Advanced ESL
to post-secondary education. Semester long programs
offer intensive college
preparation classes: student success workshops, academic instruction in
writing, math, computer, and study skills to prepare students for
college readiness and
Accuplacer testing; career exploration workshops, using DISCOVER
online, and monthly Mentoring workshops are also part of the
curriculum. Students receive
assistance with the financial aid and college application process
attend academic advising and counseling sessions prior to registration
for college courses.
While attending RIRAL TTC, students enroll as a cohort in
Reading (ENGL0850) at CCRI in Providence.
three sessions a year, two evening
and one weekend. The RIRAL TTC initiative is a free program with
by the RI Department of Education and the Nellie Mae Educational
in collaboration with the Community College of Rhode Island.
For more information, contact: Marie Crecca-Romero, Program
Director at 722.9800 or by email at MarieCrecca-Romero@riral.org
Call for Proposals Our Stories,
OurSelves: The EmBODYment of Women's Learning
Mev Miller, Ed.D. & Kathleen P. King,
Editors How do women's bodies matter in adult literacy and basic
Our Volume 1 -- Empowering Women through Literacy: Views from
-- focused on
empowering women in the classroom and primarily addressed
and personal barriers to and growth for women's literacy
learning. However, we
are aware of the many ways in which women's bodies
and whole selves
are integral to the womanhood we celebrate, yet are
ignored, or even silenced, in
traditional adult ABE, ESOL, and literacy classes.
Even when we do recognize or
talk about women's bodies, these discussions generally
focus on sexual
violence, childcare/parenting, or health. Educators and students
seek expression as
embodied women, but find these realities difficult to include
in current programs and classes.
The editors seek to gather writings about the many dimensions
of womanhood, specifically related to em-body-ment, as they
are experienced in literacy
and basic/developmental educational settings.
encourage a variety of genres including stories, creative
writing, poetry, articles, drawings, and research.
- Proposal Deadline: September 30
- online courses
Research-based Strategies and
Models for Adult Transitions to Postsecondary Education
Reading Instruction Study Circle open for registration. Course
dates are October 8 to December 9, 2009.
In Research-based Strategies and Models for Adult Transitions to
Postsecondary Education, you will read and discuss the research on the
and examine the reasons why adult learners need to go beyond the
GED to advance their earning potential. You will examine program
models that support
adult transitions to postsecondary education. For information, or
to register: http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#trans.
The Research-based Adult Reading Instruction Study Circle is
designed to engage practitioners of adult basic education (ABE), adult
secondary education (ASE), and
English-for-speakers-of-other-languages (ESOL) in discussing theories
and concepts related to reading instruction. Questions about what
research says about teaching
adults how to read are particularly relevant as programs and
teachers struggle with choosing the most effective ways to develop
adults’ reading skills.
For more information about the course, or to register, go to http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#read.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis.
If you have any questions about registering for these courses
please contact Leah Peterson at email@example.com.
The Pennsylvania State University's online Family Literacy
Certificate is offering ADTED 457: Adult
Literacy, beginning September 9 - Decemer 9.
Penn State's World Campus http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/FamilyLiteracyCertificate.shtml.
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
The Juanita Sanchez Fund -
established in 1992 through the contributions of friends and family of
Juanita Sanchez to memorialize her life as a leader,
organizer, and long-time believer in fighting for the unmet needs
and rights of Latinos. The fund provides support for Rhode Island’s
by offering grant assistance to a broad range of nonprofit
organizations working for the betterment of the Latino people in the
state. Grants from the
Juanita Sanchez Community Fund may support any nonprofit that
works toward enriching or improving the lives of Latinos in Rhode
Island. Grants generally
range between $500 and $1,500, depending upon the number of
quality of proposals. The Fund will accept no more than one application
per organization in any given year.
Application Deadline Grants are awarded annually. Applications are due October 1, 2009.
posted on the
National Institute for Literacy website:
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
Jobs for Change "seeks to
spark a nationwide movement toward careers in the nonprofit,
government, and social enterprise sectors" – online at
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
lifeline – from the AFL-CIO,
with locally-searchable links to resources http://www.unemploymentlifeline.com/
/ resources available
from PEN Educational Newsblast for September 4, 2009: http://www.publiceducation.org
In search of an updated measure for poverty
The federal poverty measure is deeply flawed, writes Mark
Greenberg of the Center for American Progress. Established in the 1960s
and "low and in many ways arbitrary," current poverty metrics don't
consider tax credits and food stamps, omit key family expenses, and
don't adjust for geographical variation. Important federal policies,
drafted to aid families, continue to fall short. The pending Measuring
American Poverty Act would direct the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor
Statistics to adopt measures based on recommendations from the National
Academy of Sciences (NAS). An NAS panel would develop a "decent living
standard" measure that would be considerably higher than even an
improved poverty measure. Whether or not this moves forward, the Obama
administration can adopt a new "decent living standard"
administratively without awaiting legislation. "Now is the logical time
for the administration or Congress to act to improve the poverty
measure," Greenberg writes. "Doing so would provide a more accurate
picture of how many people are falling into poverty during the
recession and who they are, and it would ensure that the
administration's policies and performance can be gauged against a
consistent measure that reflects the impacts of a broad range of
Read more: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/08/new_poverty_measure.html
Why some triangles
are skinny, and some are fat
In a drive to instill math fundamentals for an increasingly
math-reliant world, early childhood experts are advocating the
introduction of math concepts to children as young as three, reports
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's not the traditional math we think of
in terms of calculations and memorization of algorithms and things like
that," explains Roberta Schomburg, associate dean in the School of
Education at Carlow University. "In the early years, they're really
learning concepts of number, space, passing of time, volume. They're
experiencing those at a very physical level." The Committee on Early
Childhood Mathematics of the National Research Council recommends that
parents and educators start talking about numbers in ways that can lay
the groundwork for future math skills. For instance, preschool teachers
can go beyond naming numbers and shapes to include concepts: why a
circle is a circle, and why triangles can be both fat and skinny.
Teachers can have children count beyond 20, because that's when
patterns -- a key mathematical point -- emerge, according to Herbert
Ginsburg, a member of the committee and a professor at Columbia
University. Dr. Ginsburg said the panel isn't urging a fifth-grade
curriculum on five-year-olds, but that preschoolers be taught in a deep
and systematic way, with lots of activities and without
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09242/994281-298.stm#ixzz0PxkNuETd
Adult Learner Persistence - resources
from the New England Literacy Resource Center's research into and
learning about persistence
A new Adult Learner Persistence website is now up at http://www.nelrc.org/persist.
The site shares the resources collected for and generated by the
New England Learner Persistence (NELP) Project. For
each of six program areas (Program Design and Management, Intake
and Orientation, Instruction, Counseling and Support, Student
and Seeing Progress), the site offers an inventory of promising
practices that link to related research, program models, and tools. You
can find, for example, research on the impact of shifting from
open to managed enrolment, examples of how programs have built support
to foster new students’ sense of belonging, or tools for helping
adults recognize and document their learning progress.
The site also highlights six Drivers of Persistence identified in
the NELP Project, links to program self-assessment tools, and invites
field to contribute new examples of strategies that have impacted
adult learner persistence.
Please take a look and share your discoveries! - Andy Nash
and Silja Kallenbach, New England Literacy Resource Center/World
Thursday notes, September 10,
Recession Sees Surge in GED Test-Taking
A recent report from the GED Testing Service
reveals that 2008 registered both the highest number of test-takers and
the highest passing rate since the new GED series was introduced
in 2002. Even more encouraging than the 6.6% surge in the number
of adults who took the GED tests that year was an increase in the
passing rate to 73% programwide. Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, and the
U.S. military’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
program achieved passing rates above 90%, according to GEDTS. The
report also notes that test-taking in the last quarter of 2008, at the
beginning of the economic downturn, increased 7 percent over the same
period in 2007. http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/pubs/GED_ASR_2008.pdf
CCRC Tests Strategies To Help Low-Income Adults Earn
Columbia University's Community College
Research Center has announced a 3-year $5 million grant
from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Funds will help identify investments that could double the number
of low-income students who earn a postsecondary degree or credential by
age 26. Researchers will examine
seven strategies to increase community college completions currently
being implemented in four states. Eight studies will
be conducted: evaluation of
I-BEST (Washington State); exploration of key elements of
effective occupational programs (Washington State); examination of
online learning , student success courses, and gatekeeper success for
remedial students (Virginia Community College System); investigation of
developmental education assessment, placement, programming, and
outcomes (City University of NY); review of accelerated developmental
education model FastStart (Community College of Denver); and research
on accelerated learning communities (Front Range Community College,
Carnevale: Jobs for Less Educated Adults May Not Come
Jobs held by low-skilled adults may not be
coming back, said Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown Center
on Education and the Workforce, in an April podcast. http://www.luminafoundation.org/podcast/2009-04-29.html
He said the current recession is "remarkable" because workers who
lose jobs may not be coming back to the same job, employer or even
occupation. Carnevale maintains that postsecondary education is
key to recovery for these adults who need to upgrade marketable skills.
The current recession has accelerated the shift in America's economy
toward selecting workers based on broad skills gained from
postsecondary education, Carnevale said.
SABES math bulletin, Summer 2009
covers critical foundations of
algebra, math professional development, and assumptions.
say good night, Gracie:
the final issue of Field Notes, a
practitioners' quarterly brilliantly edited by Lenore Balliro http://www.sabes.org/resources/publications/fieldnotes/vol18/fn182.pdf
National Center for Family Literacy is a partner in the National Gallery of Writing, an
online exhibition of writing hosted by the National Council of
Teachers of English . To showcase the importance of writing in
all our lives, NCTE has created a National Day on Writing (October 20),
which will be
highlighted by the opening of a virtual National Gallery of
NCFL is hosting a gallery, titled Family Portraits, within the
National Gallery of Writing. We hope to fill our gallery with writings
of families and
practitioners who work with families. These portraits will be
created through notes, essays, drawings, poems, and stories of parents,
children, grandparents and other family members as they write to,
for and about each other. Each person can submit one piece of
writing that is
important to her or him, i.e., a letter, digital composition,
video, blog or e-mail. It just takes a few minutes to upload your
Gallery pieces will not be unveiled until October 20, 2009, as
part of The National Day on Writing, but submissions are being accepted
now and will
continue to be accepted through June 2010. If you would like to
participate, submit your writing to NCFL's
To learn more about the project, visit http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting/about
PBS video streaming workshops
available to all RI adult educators, teachers, tutors and administrators
The adult learning series Workplace Essential Skills and the
GEDConnection are approved distance learning programs that can be
credited toward instructional hours under the new RIDE policy. However,
just a small portion of over 50, 000 video segments of indexed
curriculum that will make the adult education content more accessible,
will support all adult education teaching and learning.
The RI Department of Adult Education is encouraging its use among
instructors and learners, and has paid for registrations for all
programs and students.
All RIDE funded programs are encouraged to attend one of the
Initial Training sessions to begin using this incredible resource.
To register for a session, contact Jessica Ortiz at the PDCenter
at 456-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Initial Training for
Wednesday, Sept 16: Genesis Center 3 pm
to 6 pm
Friday, Sept. 25: Project RIRAL 9 am to
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Ed Exchange 11 am to 2
Follow Up Training for
Wednesday, Jan 20: Genesis Center 3 pm to 6
Friday, January 22: Project RIRAL 9 am
to 12 pm
Tuesday, January 19: Ed
am to 2 pm
EdExchange, Stedman Government Center, 4808 Tower Hill Rd.
Genesis Center, 620 Potters Ave, Providence, 401-781-6110
Project RIRAL, 191 Social St., Woonsocket, 401-762-3841
Learning! The NAASLN Webinar Series Presenter: Dr. Laura Weisel
September 14 - 4:00 – 5:00 ET Part I – The
Neurological Underpinnings of Emotions
October 19 - 4:00 – 5:00 ET Part II – Techniques to Address
Emotional Issues of Adult Learners
It is recommended that individuals interested in attending Part
II participate in Part I, but it is not absolutely necessary. If you
cannot attend the live Part I
session, you can purchase the archived video, which will be
available 2-3 weeks after the live session.
Understanding how and why emotions are both the core and key to
learning is critical to successful transition to the workplace.
So if you have ever experienced first hand or are aware of the
following events happening in your program’s job prep classes or from
feedback from employers, then you don’t want to miss this 2-part
Students or employees moving out of one emotional crisis and
Students or employees beginning a program or job with great gusto
and then having behavior and attendance problems.
Students or employees forgetting information they just learned
If the students in your program move out of one emotional crisis and
into another, or begin your program with great gusto and then drop out,
or forget information they just learned last week─ then you are
experiencing first hand the impact that emotions have on
learning. In Part I of this 2-part Internet-based seminar Dr.
Weisel will explain the neurological underpinnings of emotions. Then in
Part II she will explain specific techniques to help your students get
beyond their emotional crisis.
Part I, The Neurological Underpinnings of Emotions, will offer an
understanding of how and why emotions are brain functions that are core
and key to learning, why childhood negative educational experiences
continue to impact adult learning, and how ignored emotional issues can
In Part II, Techniques to Address Emotional Issues of Adult Learners,
participants will learn how to implement specific techniques to
immediately help learners struggling with crisis situations and old
baggage get beyond their current emotional situation and get back on
track toward achieving their stated learning and employment goals!
Presenter: Dr Laura Weisel, Executive Partner and the Clinical Director
of The TLP Group. Dr. Weisel holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and
Leadership focusing on learning, adult learning, neuro and cognitive
psychology, a B.S. in Early and Middle Childhood Education, a M.A. in
the field of reading, and post-masters work in special education.
Register for this upcoming NAASLN Webinar/Internet-Based Seminar
Fee per session: $40.00 Non-Members $20.00 Members **
Fee per video of this session and other archived sessions: $40.00
Non-Members $20.00 Members **
Go to http://www.naasln.org/webinars.htm
for more information about the on-going NAASLN Webinar Series and
If you have any questions, you can send an email to
email@example.com or leave a message at 888-5NAASLN (888-562-2756)
National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs
firstname.lastname@example.org - Toll-Free: 888-5NAASLN
Rhode Island Employment Disability E-News,
newsletter from the Paul V.
Sherlock Center on Disabilities,
available at: http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/onlinepublications.html
from NIFL's workplace list: The
Labor’s Employment & Training Administration has posted several grant solicitations related to green
jobs training, some of which are still accepting
See solicitation #s SGA/DFA PY 08-18, 08-19, 08-20 & 08-21
also see http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=2755
Resources for multi-cultural education Teaching English as a Second
Education on environmental issues is important
for all Minnesotans. For increasing numbers of people in the state,
English is not the native language. Development of these
free resources using environmental issues as their integrating
concept was funded, in part, by state grant programs. These workbooks
are intended for students in English
as a second language (ESL) and limited English proficiency (LEP)
classes.; (although developed for Minnesota programs, much of the
material is useful in other settings).
Bulletin, developed by SABES
Good geography refresher...and good
mouse skill practice as well.
from Kate Northcott, Director, Student Literacy Corps Webster University
resources at FREE,
the website that makes it easier to find teaching and learning
resources from the federal government: http://www.free.ed.gov/
Math - What's the
Problem? examines the state of math education in the U.S. and the roles
of culture, technology, and research on improving math learning and
proficiency. Learn about the "miles per gallon illusion"
and the train problem. Discover resources on fractals, matrices,
human face recognition, biomimetic
research, computational conformal mapping, and the "kissing
number" of a sphere. (National Science Foundation)
online from CAELA - information on transitioning adult English
language learners to the workforce or to further study:
Workplace Instruction and Workforce Preparation for Adult
Supporting Adult English Language Learners' Transitions to
Postsecondary Education http://www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/briefs/transition.html
NIFL's workplace literacy list (for more
Community Literacy Planning Guide
- This planning guide will support
communities as they: gather together to talk about literacy; decide to
participate in the Literacy Now
Communities program; submit an
application for planning funds; mobilize local community energy and
knowledge; assess the community’s literacy needs; build on existing
literacy work and address important gaps; and prepare a community
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
From Iraq - 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 draws 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
Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy, dedicated
to conducting research and development projects to improve literacy,
numeracy, language and related skills and knowledge. On this site
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/
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
disabilities, housing for refugees with disabilities, assistive
medical resources, citizenship and disability, benefits for
with disabilities and more.
If you have any questions or technical assistance needs, please
contact Xuan Nguyen, Director of USCRI Health and Human Services
email@example.com or at 202-347-3507 ext 3056.
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/trainin
Transition Youth - Reaching Your Employment
Goal - Stephanie Moffat & Pamela Puglisi, Boston Regional
September 24 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. OR 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Casey Family Services, 1268 Eddy Street, Lower Level, Providence
- In lieu of registration fee, please bring nonperishable food
Register by: September 17, 2009 Late registration accepted
if space permits
On-Line Registration: http://sherlockcenter.PASSTraining.sgizmo.com
Who Should Attend? Students - H.S. or College, Family, SSA
Rep. Payee, Teachers, Professionals that work with youth
Why Attend? Youth with disability and their families are planning
for the future. Come learn how Social Security's Plan For Achieving
Self Support (PASS).
PASS can fund expenses related to reaching a job goal. If
eligible, a PASS can help set aside income or resources to pay for job
goal related expenses, and
replace that money with a full monthly SSI check to pay for your
How does a PASS help someone work? PASS can help pay for anything
that is necessary, reasonably priced, and is an additional expense
because of working
towards a job goal. It can be used for transportation (cars),
child care, educational expenses, professional clothing, tools and just
about everything necessary to
reach the individual’s employment goal. With SSI eligibility
comes potential Medicaid, Food Stamps, Housing Assistance, and Fuel
Assistance. PASS works
with other programs, so if you are seeing a vocational counselor,
or using your Ticket to Work, you can still use PASS.
Event questions? Call Vicki Ferrara at 401-456-8092
Low Educated Second
Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA) Symposium Banff,
Alberta, Canada, September 28-30, 2009
National College Transition
World Education -
third annual national conference on Effective Transitions in Adult
Education to be held on
November 16 - 17, in
This two-day conference will focus on strategies and
promising practices that help adult learners succeed in postsecondary
education and training.
WE LEARN (Net)Working
Gathering on Women & Literacy http://www.litwomen.org/conference.html
March 4-6, 2010
University of Rhode Island / Providence Campus / Providence,
RI Special Forum: Thursday, March 4 / Annual Conference: Friday
- Saturday, March 5-6
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.