| The Rhode Island Adult
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.
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contact the RI AEPDC at (401) 456 -2838 or (401) 863-2839
January 22, 2010
Year. Welcome back.
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
Haiti. The struggle continues. By
now, it’s likely you know of many sites to learn more. Just in case,
here are a few:
- photo blog; please be aware there are some difficult images at this
(NY Times learning materials about Haiti)
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
save May 26, 2010 for
the state's Adult Education Conference, to be held at Rhode
Island College. Details coming early next year.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – February 11, at
1 pm - International Institute of RI 645 Elmwood Avenue,
Even if you were unable to join us for the conference, please
come learn about what people have been working on and share your own
work with learner persistence.
ESOL Share February 11th at
3:00 pm at IIRI – Materials. What's working? Do you make
things up? What commercially prepared materials work well?
What about childhood lead safety materials? We also plan to
address the issue of transitions – continuing conversations that
started about a year ago, and also
to continue investigations into what materials are useful for
adult English language learners.
very happy to announce that our name change to OpenDoors (from the
Rhode Island Family Life Center) is now official.
Please join us on our new website: http://www.opendoorsri.org
- Sol Rodriguez, Executive Director
Practicing Shared Accountability Poster
Available for Download
This poster is an output of the action research project conducted
by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, offering a 6-point process for
accountability and improve partnerships among funders and
providers. Be sure to print it in color on legal-sized paper (8
and 1/2 by 14”).
- more resources on literacy and accountability: http://www.literacyandaccountability.ca/
Essential lessons for accountability in adult literacy are
identified as well below:
1. It is important to recognize and accommodate the fact that
every stakeholder has multiple accountabilities.
2. Accountability agreements must reflect the circumstances of
both the funder and the funded.
3. Both parties must work to earn and maintain trust.
4. Effective accountability is based on open communication and
5. Both human and financial resources must be adequate to the
tasks of delivering on project outcomes and being held accountable for
6. Attention needs to be paid to both financial and performance
7. Policy consistency and policy coherence are essential for
8. The way providers are held accountable can compromise their
ability to be accountable
Join us in launching the 2010 Reading Across Rhode Island project
at a conference designed for educators, librarian and book discussion
readers from across the state. Kick-off Conference on
January 30 at Bryant University 9 am – 2:30 pm $25 registration fee
(includes a copy of the book, breakfast and
Designed to give book group leaders an introduction to the novel
and the resources and materials to develop an interesting discussion,
conference attendees will meet
workshop presenters ready to link the themes of the book to Rhode
Island-based activities. Presenters include Dr. Judy Litoff, author of
Since You Went Away, letters from
the homefront during WWII; Dr. Jim Brosnan, reflecting on
the literary aspects of the novel and Mary Flynn, of Miriam Hospital,
on Economical Eating. The cast of Living Literature, under the
direction of Barry Press, will close the day with a Reader’s Theater
adaptation of the novel.
- more information and downloadable version of the conference
Save the Date: The 8th
Annual May Breakfast - May 1, Rhodes on the
Pawtuxet 9 – 12
Featuring Annie Barrows, co author of The Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, a librarian and editor, nurtured the tale about
Guernsey for twenty years before committing pen to paper.
Unfortunately, Ms. Shaffer passed away in
February, 2008 before the final edits to the manuscript were
complete. She asked her niece, Annie Barrows, to complete the revisions
- and the story is now ours to share
with all Rhode Islanders. Ms. Barrows is also the author of the
children’s series Ivy and Bean and The Magic Half. Look for more
details and the registration form in February
With the reminder and caveat that most of us are not immigration
lawyers, a document on the rights of undocumented children:
Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of
Project is a
statewide organization working to eliminate childhood lead poisoning
through education, parent support, and
advocacy. With the support of a recent EPA grant, the
Childhood Lead Action Project has developed a comprehensive lead
poisoning prevention ESL
curriculum to help ESL providers to supply their clients with
important information to keep themselves and their families safe.
The Childhood Lead Action Project is making this curriculum
available to ESL providers throughout the state.
Contact Emily Godfrey, at 401-785-1310(x207) or
email@example.com to inquire about the curriculum.
In addition to the ESL curriculum, the Childhood Lead Action
Project also provides free trainings, seminars and workshops on lead
and tenants' rights. These presentations can be tailored
for ABE audiences, or for service providers.
Please contact Emily Godfrey for more information. -Emily
Godfrey, Community Educator, Immigrant and Refugee Lead Prevention
Childhood Lead Action Project, 1192 Westminster St., Providence,
RI 02909 (401) 785-1310 ext. 207 firstname.lastname@example.org
talk about it 1:
From January 20th to February 3rd the NIFL
Diversity list will be hosting a guest discussion called: Love and
literacy: What happens in couples when the
woman learns to read?
The guest facilitator will be Rebecca Garland. For her recently
completed dissertation she interviewed female literacy learners and
their male partners to
explore these couples' understandings of the stresses that occur
when the woman returns to school. A focal point of the discussion will
be on how programs
can help learners to anticipate and negotiate the inevitable
stresses placed on their partnerships when they decide to return to
school. The conversation will
focus on both heterosexual and homosexual couples, and can also
include discussion on what happens when the man, rather than the woman,
is returning to school.
For more information, go to: http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/discussions/diversity/10literacy.html
talk about it 2:
In July 2009, a World Education team that
included John Strucker, Steve Quann, Sally Waldron, and consultant Ros
Davidson completed extensive updates
and revisions of Davidson's popular Website, Assessment
Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP)
http://www.nifl.gov/readingprofiles/index.htm for the National
Institute for Literacy. In addition to providing useful information and
free resources on reading assessment and reading profiles, the site has
a unique interactive feature that allows teachers to match their adult
learners' test scores to research-based adult reading profiles and then
to receive instructional suggestions based on the matches.
To publicize the newly-updated Website, World Education will sponsor
four special discussions (described below) on the Institute's LINCS
Discussion Lists. Each discussion will be led by one or more prominent
researchers in that topic area joined by in most cases by practitioners
with expertise in that area.
Below is the schedule for the four special ASRP discussions. To
join any or all of the four special discussions, as well as the regular
LINCS Discussion Lists, go to:
January 26 New Developments in both Individual and
Large-Scale Adult Literacy Assessments
Guest-discussant: John Sabatini (ETS). Moderator: Marie Cora
March 22 Reading and Writing Skills of ABE Transition Learners
Guest discussants: Cynthia Zafft (World Education), Lauren Capatosto
(Harvard Graduate School of Education), and Sally Gabb (Bristol
Community College) Moderator: Ellen Hewett
April 12 The Literacy Development of ESL Beginners: Observations and
Analyses from the NCSALL ESL Laboratory Classrooms Guest discussant:
Kathy Harris, Portland (OR) State University
Moderator: Miriam Burt
June 21 Reading Patterns and Profiles of Adult Literacy Participants
Guest discussants: Daryl Mellard (Kansas University) and Daphne
Greenberg (Georgia State University) Moderator: Daphne Greenberg
New Math & Numeracy Discussion
List moderated by Brooke Denney from the Adult Education Program at
The purpose of this list is to provide an
on-going professional development forum where adult educators,
advocates, researchers, policy makers, adult
education providers, and others can discuss mathematics and
numeracy issues in adult basic education and GED programs. This list
promotes the sharing
of information, research, expertise, and resources on topics such
as motivation and math, math skills for GED completion and transitions
and workplace settings; common math and numeracy instructional
issues; technology in math education; and current on-line numeracy or
being piloted in ABE/GED settings. The list will share
information and resources on these and other related topics so that
participants can increase their
breadth and depth of understanding of adult numeracy and
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
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NewRoots Providence: http://provplan.org/matriarch/MultiPiecePage.asp_Q_PageID_E_169_A_PageName_E_NewRootsJob
Desktop IT Technician
Dorcas Place seeks part time 20 hr/week Desktop IT Helpdesk
Technician for a staff of over 50. General responsibilities include
setup and support of desktop and laptop
computers including the development and maintenance of computer
images, performing operating system and program updates,
troubleshooting and research hardware/software
problems, install and maintain printers. Must have a high school
diploma with A+ certification required. A solid understanding of
current Windows Operating Systems as well
as Desktop Imaging. Bilingual English/Spanish a definite plus.
The candidate must maintain a high degree of customer service and
possess good interpersonal and organizational
skills, work well independently, be a team player and pay good
attention to detail. The start date of this position is as soon as
Compensation: $14-16.00/hour commensurate with
experience. Please send cover letter and resume to Donna Bailey,
Dorcas Place, 220 Elmwood Avenue, Providence,
Rhode Island 02907.
The Genesis Center is looking for a Citizenship Instructor
for a new class to begin in January. The position is part-time
temporary. The Instructor will teach
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 pm for two 15-
week sessions. The pay rate is $18 per hour for 5 hours of teaching and
2.5 of prep time
per week. Qualifications for this position include
experience teaching in Adult Education with experience teaching
Citizenship classes preferred.
Please send resume to Nancy Fritz at Nancy@gencenter.org. The
deadline is Friday, December 11th.
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
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
lifeline – from the AFL-CIO,
with locally-searchable links to resources http://www.unemploymentlifeline.com/
/ resources available
from Thursday notes, January
Dann-Messier Meets With NRS Technical Working Group
Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier met Jan. 12 with
the National Reporting System Technical Working Group
http://www.nrsweb.org/about/twg.aspx in Washington, D.C. The group is
composed of adult education stakeholders, including state directors, a
ProLiteracy representative, and a local provider, who advise on the
development and implementation of the NRS. Dann-Messier engaged in
discussions with the TWG about the challenges and successes the field
has experienced in implementing the NRS over the last decade and sought
recommendations on how to strengthen it during reauthorization of the
Workforce Investment Act (WIA). These discussions will be continued
with state directors during OVAE’s national meeting in February.
House Passes new authorization to fund education jobs
The House passed the Jobs for Main Street Act
on Dec. 16 to redirect $75 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief
Program (TARP) to create or save jobs in key sectors such as education
that drive economic growth. The bill establishes a $23 billion
Education Jobs Fund to help states support an estimated 250,000
education jobs over the next two years. The legislation
allocates95 percent of this fund to states for school districts and
public institutions of higher education to retain or create jobs that
provide educational services and to modernize, renovate, and repair
public education facilities. The remaining 5% of this fund is reserved
for state education-related jobs and administration of the Education
Jobs Fund. Senate action is pending.
from Thursday notes, January 21, 2010
Senator Reed Joins Community
Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed (D) joined Assistant
Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier on Jan. 14, in Providence, for the
afternoon session of a Community Conversation, which had a health care
focus. Participants were stakeholders representing employers of the New
England region, who shared their perspectives on reauthorization of the
Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Dann-Messier also held a conversation
Jan. 11, in Houston, which focused on English language learners. Her
third conversation was held on Jan. 15, in Boston, with a variety of
adult education stakeholders, including adult students. The assistant
secretary plans to present a comprehensive report on the feedback she
received from the WIA Community Conversations and how it aligns with
the administration’s reauthorization efforts.
State Standards Newly Posted in OVAE’s Online
OVAE has added the following state adult education
content standards to its online Standards Warehouse:
English language acquisition (ELA) standards: Florida., Illinois,
Maryland, Pennsylvania; and Reading, mathematics and ELA: Georgia,
Work is under way to post these state standards: Reading and math:
Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma; and
Listening: Kansas Any state can share content standards through the
warehouse by contacting OVAE's Ronna Spacone email@example.com
- the right question project –
have you been to this site recently?
– what sites do you visit? contribute to? want to
share? let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org
online resources that are very appropriate for adult learners are
available at http://www.AskRI.org.
They include online homework help for grades 3 to adult from 2-10
everyday at tutor.com. Includes career help (resume review, job
search, interview help),
GED prep, citizenship, review of a document by a live
tutor. Also check out the Skills Center for thousands of
worksheets, tutorials, study guides and more.
Check out the online encyclopedia - World Book Discover - for
adult learners and those with reading challenges includes translation
capabilities into 14 languages along with employment, financial,
health, and housing resources and more.
AskRI is available not only in your public library, but also in
schools, community centers and at home.
With just an Internet connection, you have a whole world of
authoritative information at your fingertips.
And if you have a card from a public library, you have access to
even more information tools. The service includes Spanish resources as
well as English.
new brief from
CAELA: Managing Programs for Adults
Learning English http://www.cal.org/caelanetwork/resources/managing.html
er Points of many of the presentations, including the three
excellent keynote speeches delivered at the 2009 LESLLA (Low Educated
Language and Literacy Acquisition) for Adults conference are
available at: http://www.leslla.org/workshops/2009.htm.
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
from Thursday notes,
January 7, 2010:
Named OVAE's Second Deputy Assistant Secretary
OVAE Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier announced that Frank
Chong has joined OVAE as its second deputy assistant secretary.
President of Laney
College in Oakland, Calif., since 2006, Chong also
previously served as president and chief executive officer of
California’s Mission Community College as
well as the dean of student affairs at City College of San
Francisco. Chong also was special assistant to Speaker of the
California State Assembly Willie L. Brown,
Jr., from 1987to 1991. Chong is a former elected public official,
having been elected to the San Francisco Board of Education in 1998. He
served as vice president
of the Board of Education in 2000, and was an appointed member of
the San Francisco Children and Families Commission and of the San
Francisco Human Rights
Commission. Chong joins Glenn Cummings, appointed in 2009, as a
deputy assistant secretary to Dann-Messier.
OVAE Receives Former NIFL
OVAE's national activities fund received more than $11 million,
an increase of about 41% over FY 2009, when Congress approved overall
increases for adult education on December 13 in the FY 2010 Labor,
Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
appropriations conference agreement. These increases were achieved by
reallocating funds from the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL),
which is no longer funded, to the Department of Education. Within the
amount provided for the Department’s Institute of Education Sciences’
(IES) research, development, and dissemination, the conference
agreement included $2,000,000 for a new research and development center
for adult learning and literacy, as outlined in House Report 111-220.
Helps Put Content Standards Into
States can find professional development methods and materials to
help them take their content standards off the shelf and put them into
action for students. These
Standards-in-Action Innovations for Standards-Based Reform were
developed over three years with guidance from adult educators
nationwide (including RI)
and address four priority areas of standards-based reform:
building instructors’ understanding of standards, translating standards
into curriculum, aligning student
assignments with standards and assessing the extent to which
teachers are using effective instruction to teach to the standards.
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.
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
Strategies for supporting
Learners and Educators an interactive workshop exploring
ways in which stress and anger in the lives of adult learners and
practitioners impact adult education. Join us as we review
approaches to support adult educators whose work encompasses
ongoing contact with men
and women experiencing various stresses and strains – some
of which have a direct impact on learning and classroom
Thursday, January 28,
10 to noon, Warwick Public Library, 600
Sandy Lane, Warwick.
Please contact Jessica Ortiz at email@example.com or (401)
456-2838 to register by January 14th
presenters: The 45th Annual PAACE Conference on Adult Education,
the largest gathering of adult educators in Pennsylvania, will be held
Penn Stater Conference Hotel, State College, June 1 - 3, 2010.
Adult educators and those from related are invited to attend the
development and networking opportunity for all aspects of adult
education in Pennsylvania. Check back often for more updates.
deadline: February 1, 2010
7th Annual WE
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
March 4, 2010 /
PRE-Conference (Journeys to the Center: Spiritual Supports for
Our Teaching and Learning) - watch for more details
The call for proposals for the 2010 Association of Literacy Educators and
Researchers conference has been posted here:
deadline, February 8, 2010
Sharing Skills – Building
Connections, March 10 – Commonwealth
Registration materials will be available on line early in
Community Literacy Conference in partnership with ProLiteracy and COABE
2010 Conference Registration Now Available
Register before January 18th to lock in the lowest rate (Martin
Luther King option) Registration is online through our conference
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 2009 Annual Convention –
March 24 – 27, 2010, Boston
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.