| 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
November 6, 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.
ESOL share: November 12 at noon at IIRI,
645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.
A group of practitioners have been discussing the supports needed
to help ESOL learners negotiate transitions from ESOL to ABE, to high
to post secondary learning. Practitioners at the International
Institute of RI have asked themselves and their learners about supports
and barriers for ESOL
students going to ABE. Come hear about their
learning-in-progress. We’ll bring snacks; if you need a more
substantial lunch, please bring that along as well.
Other background material: http://www.brown.edu/lrri/tell.html
Training Opportunity: Teaching
Pronunciation Basics - helping ESL students form sounds correctly.
The RIWorks Teacher Training program has asked Barbara Al-Sabek,
M.Ed. TESL, to work with its teachers on Pronunciation Basics,
and Barbara has offered to open the class to the broader adult
education teaching community. Barbara is an ESOL Instructor at Genesis
Center and teaches ESOL and teacher training at Rhode Island
College. Her workshops at the annual Adult Educators’ conferences are
always standing room only. This session: at Genesis Center, 620
Potters Avenue, Providence, November 12, 2 - 4 PM.
Free and open to all, but please RSVP to Jean Marrapodi
(firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can have enough handouts and chairs ￼
make better referrals for adult
education students in Rhode Island?
An interactive referral website for
adult education services in the state has been created at http://groups.google.com/group/rhodeislandreferrals.
Find profiles of adult education agencies, post class openings or
request help with a student referral. Please update your
agency's profile information, and if
your agency is not listed, contact Karisa Tashjian at
email@example.com to have your agency added to the list.
This site is open to all agencies who provide
services (educational, social service, etc.) for adult education
students in the state. You only need a Google account to access
and post information.
If you need help setting up an account, please contact Karisa
Tashjian at the email above or Bernice Morris at
follow up to the Learner Persistence
conference – December 10, at
1 pm at Crossroads RI.
Even if you weren't able to join us for the conference,
please come and hear about what people are working on and share your
own views and work with learner persistence.
Job Development Share Group meeting on
Thursday, November 19th from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Kaufmann Center
Case Manager Share
Group meeting on Wednesday, November 24th from 1 – 3 :00 p.m. at
training – Tuesday, November 24, from 9 to 4 at the Swearer
Center for Public Service, 25 George Street, Providence.
If you haven't already, you must RSVP no later than Thursday,
volunteer sought to teach a woman in (or near) East Providence,
who would like assistance with reading, reading comprehension and
Please contact Janet Isserlis (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you
[ note - Although Race to the Top essentially concerns
K-12, implications of its work, and future directions of RIDE indicate
that adult literacy and learning will become increasingly
important to overall discussions of education in the state. ]
Dear Fellow Rhode Islanders,
The federal Race to the Top funds could bring unprecedented resources
to Rhode Island to help us transform education. The U.S. Department of
Education will distribute these funds to states that have both made
progress and shown promise in four vital areas:
· improving teacher
· accelerating the performance of
· establishing world-class
standards and assessments; and
· developing user-friendly
These initiatives are closely aligned with the set of priorities and
the strategic agenda that I am developing to get all students ready for
success in college, careers, and life. (See
As we prepare our Race to the Top application, I have scheduled five
community forums at which you can learn more about our strategic agenda
and present your views on education reform. I greatly value your
feedback, which will help us to submit a first-caliber application. We
will hold community forums on:
Monday, November 9th, 6 p.m., at the East Bay Educational
Collaborative, 317 Market St., Warren
Tuesday, November 17th, 6 p.m., at the Northern R.I.
Collaborative, 640 George Washington Highway, Lincoln
Monday, November 23rd, 6 p.m., at Toll Gate High School, 575
Centerville Rd., Warwick
Wednesday, December 2nd, 6 p.m., at the Southern RI Educational
Collaborative, 646 Camp Ave., North Kingstown
Forum in Providence, date and location to be announced
If you have any questions, you may call me at 222-4690, or e-mail:
I hope that I will see you and hear from you at our community forums!
Sincerely, Deborah A. Gist Commissioner
TO COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Saturdays at 10:00 am: November 21 and Wednesday,
December 2 at 5:00 pm
175 Main Street Pawtucket (2nd flr. Visitor’s Center.)
722-9800 for appointment. Allow two hours for assessment.
do not bring children to the info
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
EFF Online Reading Mini-course: Matching Purposes and Strategies
(Skimming, Scanning, and Careful Reading)
This focused, practical course contains immediately applicable
techniques and resources to improve students’ reading comprehension and
6 hours independent and self-paced work, with
facilitator support; $149/person Register online http://www.cls.utk.edu/register/eff_event.asp
(choose EFF Online Courses 2009-2010) by November 9th – class
limited to 20 participants. Registrants will be invoiced at time
of e-mail confirmation.
Course Facilitator: Mary Siedow - an expert in the field of
reading and adult education. Course communication is via e-mail –
Participants must register
with a valid e-mail address
Course Content: This course overviews effective reading
processes of skilled readers with a focus on techniques to improve
students’ skills in:
a) determining reading purpose, and b) reading strategy selection
to match that purpose. Course offers techniques for teaching students
how to effectively and quickly skim
and scan texts for information, as well as how to determine when
more careful reading is necessary. Focusing on the nation’s need for
workforce development, the course uses work-based text examples;
principles of the course, however, do apply to any type of text. Course
contains handouts on methods for scaffolding instruction,
determining reading purpose, and using a reading diary with adult
Course Technological Requirements/Recommendations:
To be successful in this course, your computer should have:
Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X 10.5 or better, Unfrustrating Internet
Access: broadband access – DSL or better, Windows Internet Explorer 7.0
or better, Safari 4.0 or better, Firefox Access to a printer is
strongly recommended. Participants will complete a Computer “Tech
Check” the week of November 9th – November 13th, with online technical
support available to assist with any participant technical issues.
Research-based Strategies and Models
for Adult Transitions to Postsecondary Education - January 14 - March
Estimated completion time is 24 hours for the 8-week course.
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 and English language study to advance their earning potential. You
will also learn about
the challenges facing adult students in postsecondary education
and investigate strategies and program models that support adult
transitions to postsecondary
education. Throughout the course, you will gather local and
regional data on the labor market, educational needs, and academic
programs and support services
offered by area colleges to guide future program development and
For more information about the course, or to register, go to http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#trans.
The instructor is Barbara Hofmeyer. If you have any questions
about registering for these courses please contact Leah Peterson at
opportunities - large and less large
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
Thursday notes, October 29th, on
line at: http://www.ed.gov/news/newsletters/thursdaynotes/2009/10292009.html
and from this week's notes:
Study Identifies Five Statewide Models of Career Pathways
A recent report by the Seattle Jobs Initiative
describes five states’ roles in instituting career pathways. Charting a
Path: An Exploration of the Statewide Career Pathway Efforts in
Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin lays out the
strategies these states use to bring colleges, workforce and economic
development agencies, community organizations and employers to the
table to accomplish this goal. The five states in the study represent
three different stages of career pathways implementation: mature,
intermediate, and emergent.
Web Site Helps Adults With College Transition
The National College Transition Network recently
unveiled its redesigned Web site that helps adults wanting to attend
college for the first time with college admission.
http://www.collegeforadults.org/ The site teaches study skills, links
to sites with academic online preparation, and guides prospective
college students through offices such as admissions and student
LINCS Resource Collections
are comprised of items that have completed a rigorous internal and
external review. Use these resources directly in the classroom or to
guide development of customized programs and classes. Poke around –
there are newly added math resources as well as workplace/workforce and
other related resources.
from Pen Weekly Newsblast, October 23: Math not a set of rules,
Getting students to better understand how math
works -- and what it's good for -- are fundamental goals for the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,
according to The Washington Post. The council released new
guiding principles for high school mathematics this month, emphasizing
that "reasoning" and
"sense-making" should be at the center of all lessons. The
document, which includes specific tips for teachers, administrators,
and parents, will probably
influence how textbooks are written, teachers are trained, and
lessons crafted in coming years. It arrives three years after the group
promoted more tightly
focused curricula for elementary and middle school math.
Many math teachers say stimulating higher order thinking has long
been considered good practice, but the council says a fresh emphasis is
necessary after a
half-decade of high-stakes testing has taken spontaneity from
many math discussions. Textbooks, too, often have a
format," with word problems buried in Section C, said W. Gary
Martin, a professor of mathematics education at Auburn University and
chair of the committee
that drafted the document. While the National Assessment of
Educational Progress has charted steady improvement in math performance
for 30 years, scores for 17-year-olds have been stagnant.
See the principles: http://www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=23749
The 2010 census, oceans and climate,
estuaries, images from space, and scientific discoveries that have
changed our lives are the focus of new resources at
FREE, the website that makes it easier to find teaching and
learning resources from the federal government:
Census in Schools offers lesson plans, fact sheets, and
activities for learning about the 2010 census. How are census
data used? Why is the wording of
questions important? What are he various ways of
representing data? How has the census affected history? What
predictions can you make about the
future based on census data? These and other topics are the focus
of lessons for Grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 that help develop knowledge
and skills in math,
maps and geography, civics, reading, and writing. (U.S.
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site offers lessons on
initial battles of the U.S.-Mexican War. Topics include key
individuals in the war, regular
soldiers and volunteers, uniforms, war medicine, "debating the
boundary," the price of expansion, and the Treaty of Guadalupe
The lessons are designed for elementary and middle school
students. (National Park Service)
"Estuaries 101 Curriculum" -- three modules for Grades 9-12 that
focus on life science, earth science, and physical science.
Students use historic and real time data and hands on activities
to investigate estuaries -- the thin zone along a coastlines where
and rivers meet and mix with the ocean. (National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration)
provides photos and video related to space exploration, aeronautics,
and astronomy. Topics include the universe, solar system, earth,
astronauts. A space flight interactive timeline shows
images and video from the 1959 launch of Explorer 1, the first
spacecraft successfully launched by
the U.S., to the Mars Rovers and International Space
Station. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Visualization Lab provides dozens of animations and images about
topics such as coral reefs, ocean acidification, humans' impact
on the ocean, the dead zone, hurricanes, African droughts, and
more. Images of data are included. These resources draw on NOAA
data sources, satellite images,
and computer models. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Science Nation is an
online magazine that each week looks at discoveries and researchers
that will change our lives: an artificial retina that can help the
blind to see,
new materials for building things stronger and lighter, what
we're learning from organisms in hot volcanic vents, and ice core
secrets that could reveal answers to
global warming. (National Science Foundation)
Tides of Change Video Series
explores oceans and how they affect earth’s climate. Videos focus
on six topics: the water cycle, carbon cycle, sea level
changes, ocean salinity, remote sensing, and phytoplankton (the
tiny marine plants responsible for half of the photosynthesis that
occurs on earth). (National
Aeronautics and Space Administration)
tales of mere existence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P785j15Tzk&feature=fvsr
Many professionals in our field have
expressed a concern about
the difficulty of keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in
technology for people with low vision.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has received a gift
from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation to address this issue.
Four 1-day workshops on Low Vision Technology
presented by Ike Presley, National Project Manager, AFB, including this
one in Boston next spring:
April 22, 2010, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Infirmary, Boston, MA, 8:30-4:30; Applications due 3/12/10
Who should attend? Ophthalmologists,
optometrists, low vision
therapists/specialists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation
teachers, teachers of the
visually impaired, assistive technology
specialists, allied health professionals working with people who have
Free! In fact, we will be able to offer a travel reimbursement
stipend of up to $400 for each participant.
These workshops have two broad objectives.
Participants will acquire a general knowledge of the current
types of technology available for people with low vision, and
participants will provide input to
AFB about the most effective
strategies to keep professionals up-to-date on this topic.
Please contact Shirley Landrum at email@example.com for an
Selected participants will be notified within 5-days after the
application due date.
For additional information please visit http://www.afb.org and select Calendar
of Events under AFB Community, or contact Ike Presley at
interesting: an article in the UK Guardian weekly about ESOL
in the US.
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
Rhode Island Employment Disability E-News,
newsletter from the Paul V.
Sherlock Center on Disabilities,
available at: http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/onlinepublications.html
The Migration Policy Institute's National
Center on Immigrant Integration Policy last year launched the E
Pluribus Unum Prizes.
The Prizes national awards program provides four $50,000 awards
annually to exceptional initiatives that promote immigrant integration.
The awards are
intended to recognize exceptional immigrant integration
initiatives that help immigrants and their children adapt, thrive, and
contribute to the US or that
bring immigrants and the native born together to build stronger,
more cohesive communities. The application is open to everyone:
and community organizations, businesses, religious groups, and
government entities, agencies, or officials operating in the United
Additional information about the program, including profiles of
the 2009 winners and finalists can be found at http://www.integrationawards.org/.
The E Pluribus Unum Prizes are a national awards program that
will provide four $50,000 prizes annually to
exceptional initiatives that promote immigrant integration.
Resources for multi-cultural education Teaching English as a Second
Education on environmental issues is
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
concept was funded, in part, by state grant programs. These workbooks
are intended for students in English as a second
language 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)
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
What Would You Do?
Creative Ideas for Difficult Times Call for Writings & Artwork
Women's Perspectives #5: A Journal of Writing & Artwork by
- Student writers and artists are encouraged to reflect and to share
your ideas on this theme.
- What would a "better world" look like to you? What would you do to
make this happen? How do women leaders change the world?
- What are the most pressing issues affecting women today? And what
would you do to address one or many of these issues?
- In a position of authority or as a decision-maker, what would you do
to solve the big issues of the day where you live or work?
For more details & ideas about this theme, see Pre-Writing
NEW! Writer's Checklist (http://www.litwomen.org/perspectives/2010/09writersChecklist.pdf)
Coming Soon: Teacher's ToolKit: Using Women's Perspectives in Many
DEADLINE to send material is DECEMBER 11, 2009. For more
information contact email@example.com
Back issues are available. (http://www.litwomen.org/perspectives/)
save the date: half day conference on
learner persistence, October 21st, 9 to 1. location and
program to be announced soon.
2009 Learning Differences Awareness
Conference - Saturday, October 24, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Slavin Center at Providence College - more about the Dunne
call for participants - The Connecticut Association for Adult and
Continuing Education Conference Committee is looking for
presenters for our
29th annual conference March 25th and 26th, 2010. We
encourage all adult educators to share ideas and best practices from
Details, online submission form at http://caace.net/Content/Presenter_Forms.asp.
Deadline for proposals is November 27.
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
call for presentations/performances: http://www.litwomen.org/conferences/2010/FINAL-all.pdf
Download Proposal FORMs only at: (http://www.litwomen.org/conference.html)
DEADLINE: November 30, 2009
You CAN Do It! A Beginner's Guide to Making a Presentation or
Facilitating a Workshop - available soon
March 4, 2010 /
PRE-Conference (Journeys to the Center: Spiritual Supports for
Our Teaching and Learning) - watch for more details
Registration & travel information will be released by
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.