| 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
April 9, 2010
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
- photo blog; please be aware there are some difficult images at this
(NY Times learning materials about Haiti)
thanks to Mary Kim Arnold) poem a day.
It;s national poetry month. Stop and smell the poetry
or consider some excellent numbers: http://www.terc.edu/work/794.html
- it's all language, of a sort.
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
26, 2010 Rhode Island Adult Education Conference, to be held at
Island College. Program available soon.
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RIRAL/TRANSITION TO COLLEGE INFORMATION
comprehensive college preparation program including free college
reading class (ENGL 0850) at CCRI, Providence; student
success, career exploration,
and mentoring workshops; academic writing, basic math, and
pre-algebra; computer lab & tutorials; academic advising, support
services, registration for
college; college application and Financial Aid preparation.
RIRAL TTC is a partner in the RI Statewide Transition to College
initiative and a natural segue
for GED, EDP, and Advanced ESL students prior to post-secondary
April 10; May 1;
June 5 on Saturdays @ 10:00 am.
Allow 2 -3 hours for assessment.
Please do not bring children. 175 Main Street Pawtucket
(above the Visitor's Center) Contact
Saturday April 10th
EDUCATION EXPO 2010 Community College of Rhode Island Knight
Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick, R.I.
For more information http://www.ccri.edu/expo.
The economy is challenging. Jobs are hard to find. From high
school students to mature adults; whatever your point in life, you can
get all the tools you need
to move forward with your education to help change your life and
achieve your dreams. At Expo, you can:
• Take advantage of the easy enrollment process and pay no application
• Find out about CCRI’s 90-plus associate degree and certificate
• Learn about applying for financial aid, scholarships and payment
• Find out if you can apply previous college credit, military
experience or work history toward a CCRI degree.
• Attend a workshop about transferring into or out of CCRI.
• Ask questions of CCRI faculty, staff, students and administrators.
Participating partners include the Rhode Island Student Loan
Authority, the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority, the
Rhode Island Indian
Council and more.
Governor Donald L. Carcieri, Speaker Gordon D. Fox and Senate President
M. Teresa Paiva Weed cordially invite you to a press
conference to release the
final report of the CCRI
21st Century Workforce Commission
Island’s Strengths for Future Prosperity: Recommendations for Expanding Workforce
Development Services at the
Community College of Rhode Island
Wednesday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. Room 4090 CCRI Knight
Campus 400 East Street, Warwick, RI
Please RSVP to 401-278-9119 or email@example.com
BEYOND BORDERS CONFERENCE Recognizing
the Contributions and Struggles of Immigrants and Refugees in RI April
24th, 29am – 4pm
The International Institute of Rhode Island and the coalition
Immigrants United announce the Beyond Borders Conference: Recognizing
and Struggles of Immigrants and Refugees in Rhode Island, to be
held on Saturday, April 24 at IIRI, 645 Elmwood Avenue,
begins at 8:30AM. This event is open to the entire community,
including elected officials, immigrant/social justice advocates, social
policy-makers, the foreign born population, and students.
The Beyond Borders Conference is a gathering of the local Rhode
Island community to recognize the assets and struggles of immigrants
and refugees, the
local initiatives in place to assist immigrants and refugees, and
the steps being taken towards the passage of pro-migrant
legislation. The conference will be
divided into 4 workshop sessions that explore the legal,
economic, political and educational opportunities and challenges
surrounding the immigrant and
refugee community of Rhode Island. The goals of the conference
are to educate the community, bring together individuals and
organizations working with
immigrants and refugees, and form solidarity and momentum for
pro-migrant legislation in our state and country.
Registration online at http://www.iiri.org
is strongly recommended for a reduced rate of $15 before April 16.
Registration at the door will be $20.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as free
parking. Sponsored by Working Rhode Island. For more information, or to
make a food and/or monetary
donation please contact Michelle DePlante at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (401) 784-8644
orientation: April 29th and 30th; please contact
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
date: Skills2Compete Day at the State
House on May 20, 2010 2:30-4:30pm
Number Sense: Teaching About Parts
and Wholes April 12 - May 21
Teaching students how to use estimation,
mental math, benchmarking, and calculators will enhance their
conceptual understanding of numbers and what
numbers represent. This course focuses on helping adult students
develop number sense by addressing two key questions: When is it
necessary to have an
exact answer, and when is an estimate sufficient? When
calculation is necessary, which tool is appropriate to use?
Facilitator: Jean Stephens
Prerequisite: Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy or
Creating Engaging ESOL Activities Using Computers April 12 - May
21, 2010; Course webinar: May 21, 1:00 - 2:00p.m. (EST)
Instructor: Diana Satin
Through this course, you will integrate computer software into
your ESOL instruction. You'll identify the steps necessary to
incorporate computer software
applications into lesson plans, including analyzing specific
language and computer skills. You will finish the course having
developed, tested, and refined a
learning activity for your own classroom.
Research-based Strategies and Models for Adult Transitions to
April 22–June 16, 2010; one teleconference on
April 27, 1 pm, or April 28, 1 pm
Participants read and discuss the research on the changing
workforce and examine the reasons why adult learners need to go beyond
the GED and English
language study to advance their earning potential. Participants
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,
participants 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
Instructor: Barbara Hofmeyer
Complete and return the registration form,
complete online at
Payment must be received prior to enrollment.
World Education reserves the right to if the minimum number of
registrants is not met by April 14.
Change Agent Adult Education for Social Justice: News,
Issues, and Ideas
CALL FOR ARTICLES
Theme: Do You Care What You
For the next issue of issue of The Change Agent, we have decided
to explore fashion! Why? Fashion is a topic that can be both fun and
serious. What we
wear communicates something about us as individuals
and the groups to which we belong. What we wear can lead to cultural
and generational conflicts.
There is also an economic and environmental aspect to what we
wear. This topic allows writers and illustrators to address the topic
in all sorts of ways,
including using narrative writing, memoir, poetry, illustrations,
and cartoons. Please use the below questions as possible writing
Sample Questions to Consider:
• Is style a form of personal self-expression or do your clothes
express something about your community, your background, or your
• Describe your fashion style. Why do you wear what you wear? What does
it say about you?
• How do style questions play out differently for boys and girls/men
• As a parent, how do you deal with differences you might have with
your kids over clothes? Or, tell a story about a time your parents
disapproved of what you were wearing.
What was really going on?
• What about when society or different institutions, like schools,
dictate what people can and cannot wear?
• What do you know about the fashion industry? What role does it play
in determining “style”? Do you think you think the industry responds to
people’s wants or creates
• Consider the hidden costs of cheap clothes.
• Compare current attitudes towards clothes to previous generations’
attitudes about clothes. How do we treat clothes? Do we repair them?
Expect them to last?
Instead of long and general essays, we would like to see stories
that are specific and detailed. Limit the scope of your story, but tell
Suggested length is 200-1200 words.
All articles must be received
by May 3, 2010. Please include in all articles and emails the
contact information for the student and/or the teacher.
All articles will be considered. Final decisions are made by The
Change Agent editorial board. A $50 stipend will be paid to each
student whose work is accepted for
publication. Please submit illustrations, cartoons, and graphics
on this theme too!
The mission of The Change Agent is to provide news, issues,
ideas, and other teaching resources that inspire and enable adult
educators and learners to make civic
participation and social justice concerns part of their teaching
and learning. It is published by the New England Literacy Resource
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
American Horizons Foundation is creating a series of short, accessible teacher training videos
addressing aspects of adult ESOL instruction.
Each video is about 30 minutes in length and uses classroom
footage and instructor interview footage to illustrate topics in adult
ESOL practice such as
approaches to teaching each of the four skills, planning lessons,
working with emergent literacy learners, and grammar and vocabulary
All the videos will be available free of charge online, or DVDs
can be purchased for a minimal cost-recovery fee. People can access and
utilize the videos to
suit their training needs: as self-access resources, incorporated
in workshops or volunteer trainings, as part of online training or
teacher education courses, etc.
The first two videos are now ready for viewing at http://www.newamericanhorizons.org.
Building Literacy with Adult Emergent Readers focuses on a
whole-part-whole approach to working with emergent literacy learners
and Lesson Planning for
Life Skills provides an overview of general lesson planning
principles. On the web site, you’ll also find information about the
series overall as well as the
New American Horizons Foundation.
Additional videos are in process and will be posted as they are
completed. - MaryAnn Florez, Washington,
Promoting Learner Transitions to Postsecondary
Education and Work: Developing Academic Readiness Skills From the
by Betsy Parrish and Kimberly Johnson, is available from
the CAELA Network
reviews the literature on the skills needed for adult English
language learners to transition to academic study or work and offers
examples of activities and
strategies that can be used at beginning, intermediate, and
advanced levels of ESL instruction to help learners develop these
(This brief and other information related to English language
learners transitions are posted at http://www.brown.edu/lrri/tell.html)
The Haitians: Their
History and Culture
Michele Burtoff Civan with Féquière Vilsaint and
This booklet is a basic introduction to the people, history, and
culture of Haiti. It is designed primarily for service providers and
others assisting refugees in
their new communities in the United States.
English-Haitian Creole Phrasebook This phrasebook was designed to
supply refugees with English phrases selected for their usefulness in
daily life in the
CAL has posted this phrasebook in PDF format at
the request of HRSA the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Continuity
(EPCO) division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) to provide information to service providers being sent
to Haiti to aid victims
of the recent earthquake.
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
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
talk about it - a discussion will begin on Monday (April 12) on
the adult English language acquisition (ELA) discussion list on the
topic of The Literacy Development of ESL Beginners: Observations and
Analyses from the NCSALL ESL Laboratory Classrooms.
Here's what Kathy Harris and Dominique Brillanceau,
guest discussion leaders, have to say about the discussion: At the
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Lab School at Portland
State University (http://www.ncsall.net/?id=987 we've have been
studying students attending the lowest level ESOL classes. These are
students who have little or no education in their first language. The
Lab School's video recording technology and special analytical software
programs have enabled us to watch teaching and learning as it takes
place. Although the classroom video recordings were made from 2001 to
2006, the analysis of the videos and our research is ongoing.
What have we observed in the videos? For example, it is well
known that acquiring English literacy can be a challenge for
low-education students, and we have seen that in our data as well. But,
we have also seen that literacy isn't the only challenge faced by these
low-education learners. They also face the task of learning how
to "do school...how to start activities, how to ask for help, and how
to be an expert or novice in a classroom interaction. "
If you are not a member of the ELA list, but would like to join
the list for this discussion, here's the link to join the discussion
For more information, visit the LINCS Web site at http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/discussions/englishlanguage/10ASRP
- Miriam Burt, Moderator, discussion list for adult English language acquisition email@example.com
- and –
discussion (beginning April 12) as an extension of our focus on
transitions to work.
Our guest will be Chris Warland from the
National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN). (see
Chris was one of our speakers at the COABE/ProLiteracy
PreConference on Transitioning Adults to Post-secondary Opportunities
The focus of the National Transitional Jobs Network is helping the
hardest to employ get and keep jobs. NTJN works to support and expand
the size, type, and number of Transitional Jobs programs nationwide and
to support the quality of the service model.
As Program & Policy Liaison, Chris manages the National
Transitional Jobs Network's technical assistance activities, including
consulting with Transitional Jobs programs to improve their outcomes,
creating tools and resources for TJ programs, gathering and
disseminating best practices, and assisting with the planning and
implementation of new programs. Prior to his work in the field of
workforce development, Chris was and adult education instructor for 6
years at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, where he taught ESL,
literacy, ABE, and GED classes, as well as helping develop life skills
and employability curricula and operating the lending library for
detainee students. In his work with the NTJN he has had a particular
interest in integrating adult learning opportunities with transitional
employment as a means to improve employment outcomes and quality of
life for people with barriers to employment. He is available to
discuss and answer questions about: the TJ strategy, planning and
funding new programs, emerging research on TJ, and how adult
education providers and employment programs can effectively partner for
the benefit of their participants.
You can follow and/or join the list at http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/workplace
- Donna Brian,Moderator, LINCS Workforce Competitiveness Discussion
The Poverty Institute releases new report An Uneven Path: State
Investments in Women's Economic Self Sufficiency
This report, co-released with the Women's Fund of Rhode Island,
documents how state investments in programs that help women and their
families attain or maintain economic self-sufficiency have been
severely eroded in recent years.
Key report findings include:
· Child Care: State investments in the Starting Right Child Care
Assistance program fell by almost 90% since 2005. After rising to
more than 13,000 children in 2003, enrollment has since declined by
almost half and is now lower than it was when the program began in 1997.
· Cash Assistance: State investments in the cash assistance
program have been cut so dramatically that today, no state funds are
being spent on benefits. A 2008 overhaul of the program that included
new strict time limits has caused close to one-third of enrolled
families (3,000) to lose their benefits during the economic downturn
and removed access to education and training which limits opportunities
to obtain jobs that pay family-sustaining wages.
· Health Care: RIte Care/RIte Share health insurance enrollment
dropped by 8,000 people between 2005 and 2009 as a result of spending
cuts and programmatic changes.
· Child Support: The Child Support Enforcement Office lost close
to one-third of its staff between 2006 and 2008, resulting in very high
caseloads per worker; the state lags considerably behind all other New
England states and the nation when it comes to establishing child
http://www.povertyinstitute.org/matriarch/default.asp to read the full report, executive
summary, press release and media coverage from the release.
from Daphne Greenberg, moderator of the NIFL Diversity list: A
report has just been released by the US Dept. of Labor, called:
The Workforce Investment Act and Women's Progress: Does WIA
Funded Training Reinforce Sex Segregation in the Labor Market and the
It indicates that women who became employed after receiving WIA
services earned less their male counterparts.
survey says? from Richard Sebastian, Instructional
Technology Specialist,Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center :
Hello adult education and ESOL professionals:
If you are involved in any way in the literacy instruction of
adults, then I'd like to invite you to participate in the pilot of the
Adult Literacy Content
Knowledge Survey. This survey was developed in part by Dr. Laurie
Henry, assistant professor in early adolescent literacy at the
University of Kentucky
and lead curriculum developer of the PluggedIn VA career pathway
curriculum here in Virginia. The survey consists of 76 questions
professional development, reading instruction content knowledge,
and technology self-efficacy. The survey will take about 30-45
minutes to complete.
It targets anyone involved in adult basic education and/or ESOL
instruction, especially those who teach reading instruction. Your
participation in this pilot
survey is entirely voluntary and will remain strictly
The link to the Adult Literacy Content Knowledge Survey is http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AdultLiteracy
The survey research project was developed through a partnership
between KY Adult Education, the Collaborative Center for Literacy
Development, and College of Education at the University of Kentucky.
Thanks for your participation. Feel free to share this survey
with any other discussion lists or professional literacy organizations
that work with adult populations.
Instructional Technology Specialist
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
3600 W. Broad St./ Suite 669
Richmond, VA 23230-4930
CAAL policy brief, released on
March 26, called Local Perspectives on WIA Reauthorization, is
available at http://www.caalusa.org/LPP.pdf
downloadable resources from The
Popular Education News http://www.popednews.org/resources.html
Parenting for Academic Success: A
Curriculum for Families Learning English is a 12–unit curriculum
designed for parents who speak a language other
than English as a native language.
Its goals are two–fold: To develop the English language skills of
parents., and to increase the ability of parents to support the
language and literacy
development of their children in kindergarten through grade three.
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
interesting: an article in the UK Guardian weekly about ESOL
in the US.
Rhode Island Employment Disability E-News,
newsletter from the Paul V.
Sherlock Center on Disabilities,
available at: http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/onlinepublications.html
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
Adult Learner Statewide Leadership Conference Coming This Fall
We are announcing our first adult learner statewide leadership
conference coming this fall to Providence, and are looking for learners
to come up with a
name for the event. A flyer that explains the theme, and the
contest rules for submissions can be found at http://www.brown.edu/lrri/nameconf.doc
and in Spanish http://www.brown.edu/lrri/nameconfsp.doc.
We understand that many of our adult learners are not all
familiar with what a conference is, or what they might get out of
attending one. Therefore, we were hoping that you
and your staff could use this opportunity talk to about what is
involved in attending a conference (or even presenting at one!). We
hope this will lead to more student interest
in suggestions for workshops that they would like to attend and
We are asking you to please print out the flyer and use them for
class discussions, or at least pass them out to as many of your
learners and alumni as possible.
The contest ends March 22, 2010. If you have any question or
concerns please contact me at email@example.com
- Wes Garvin Director of STAND, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave. Bldg. #30
Providence, RI 02908
401 456 2838 401 527 4219 http://www.standri.org
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.