| 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) 863-2839
144 Bignall Street Warwick, RI
October 13, 2011
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
Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education will be hosting
a series of public hearings to gather public input on the
regulations governing Career and Technical Education in Rhode
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 16-60-1 and 4 of the General
Laws of Rhode Island, and in accordance with the Administrative
Procedures Act Chapter 42-35 of the General Laws, the RI Board of
Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, hereby gives notice of
its intent to adopt comprehensive Career and Technical Education
The purpose of these regulations is to revise and update the 1990
Regulations for Career and Technical Education to reflect the state and
federal changes in Career and Technical Education. These
regulations detail a comprehensive Career and Technical Education
system that ensures the quality of existing programming and promotes
the expansion of opportunities for student access and innovation in CTE
The proposed regulations and the summary of non-technical differences
between proposed and existing regulations are available for public
inspection in person at the RI Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education, 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI requested by email at
Angela.Teixeira@ride.ri.gov or by calling Angela Teixeira at
In the development of the proposed Career and Technical Regulations,
consideration was given to:
(1) alternative approaches;
(2) overlap or duplication with other statutory and regulatory
(3) significant economic impact on small business. No alternative
approach, duplication, or overlap was identified based upon available
Further details can be accessed through: http://www.ride.ri.gov/Regents/PublicHearings.aspx
ESOL practitioner learning
community will meet on October 19th at 3 pm at the Genesis
Center, 720 Potters Avnue, Providence.
Please join us to consider topics of interest for the year, to
share ideas and learning with one another.
Website for the Rhode Island Adult Education Community.
with us and let us know how you like it! http://riaec.com/default.aspx
COLLEGE - A Division of Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning
Next Weekend Program begins in October. If college is your goal,
call today to enroll in a free program to prepare for the transition to
TTC is a natural segue for GED, EDP, and Advanced ESL students to
prepare for continuing education at the college level.
TTC free College Reading (ENGL 0850) at CCRI in Providence;
Student Success Workshops, Career Exploration Workshops, Mentoring,
Basic Math and Pre-algebra classes, Computer lab and tutoring,
Academic Advising, Student Support Services, College Application and
Financial Aid preparation.
Info Sessions: Nov. 5, Dec. 3 at10:00 am,
175 Main Street Pawtucket
Phone 722-9800 Email or call 722-9800 to register for the
Please allow 2 -3 hours for assessment. Please
do not bring children
Tool for adult education referrals in
- An interactive referral website for adult education services in
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
KarisaTashjian or Bernice Morris at BerniceM@pha-providence.com.
resources from MN that may be helpful for teachers working with
low-literate English language learners
- the Study Circle Guide For Teachers of Low-literacy Adult ESL
The last issue of the E-News (#19, August 15) is online at
Readers who wish to be on CAAL's direct E-News mailing list may
sign up by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
archived online at http://www2.ed.gov/news/newsletters/ovaeconnection/index.html
– weekly bulletin from the Office of Vocational and Adult
Education; to subscribe directly, please contact email@example.com
or online http://www.edgov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html
National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) Feature of the month | October
NALD is an online repository containing everything you need to
support a workplace education program. Its resources include program
learning and research materials, news about what is happening in
the field, event listings, contact information and helpful websites.
Feature of the Month puts the spotlight on a document, an
organization, a program or a website. NALD is pleased to highlight, for
the month of October, new Web-based tools that have been designed
to increase the capacity of the literacy and essential skills fields to
of violence on learning.
Center for Study of Education and Work at OISE in Toronto:: http://www.csew.ca.
PHOTOVOICE MANUALS IN COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH
Based on lessons learned over a decade of Canadian
community-based research, Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
is offering its step
by step PhotoVoice guide to teach others how to bring together
small groups of women to capture their stories. See previous exhibits:
After training from a professional photographer, women use a
disposable camera to take pictures that represent their experiences of
living in poverty, and the
policies and programs they would like tochange or keep. The women
meet to share their pictures and talk about what the photos mean to
powerful images can be showcased in public showings, to broaden
awareness of the realities of living in poverty and stimulate action
for just social and
economic policies to improve women's lives. Order your PhotoVoice
Manual for $12 using the online form at
or phone (204) 982-6630.
of the online discussion on Using Video as Instructor Professional
Development is now available:
The summary includes participant feedback (w/o attribution) as well as
a compilation of all links shared during the discussion. The full
edited transcripts are also available:
Transcripts are linked by discussion threads at the top, or you can
just scroll down to read the discussion in its entirety. Everything for
the above discussion is housed in one accessible location:
- Jackie Taylor, Professional Development List Facilitator
AALPD:http://www.aalpd.org/ 865.680.7668 Jackie@jataylor.net
Interested in becoming a US Citizen? The Genesis
Center is offering citizenship classes starting October 17th
Classes are Mondays and
Class fee is $35 Call Molly or Marianela for more information:
1) Students should be scoring at
least 215 on the CASAS test (high intermediate English language
2) Students should be able to speak
and write basic English, answering such questions as:
a) What is your name? b) Where are you from? c) Why did you come
to the United States? d) Why do you want to become a US citizen?
3) Questions to gauge motivation,
especially regarding their commitment to the program and class
schedule, commitment to test, interview, pay for their exams, etc.
4) Students should be here at least
5 years, or 3.5 years if married to a US citizen
5) Clean BCI (can be reviewed)
6) Ability to pay, or to find
resources to assist them with the associated costs
registration is open for the 2011-12 offerings of Teaching Adult
Numeracy online professional development courses from
Courses are offered at $179; group rates available.
Teaching Reasoning and Problem Solving Strategies October 31 to
December 19, 2011
Numerate adults do more than calculate figures. They think about the
relationships between mathematical concepts and real-life situations.
They look for patterns, make predictions, and evaluate their
conclusions. They can form problems, represent them, and solve them.
They apply critical thinking skills. This course examines mathematical
reasoning and problem solving strategies and provides numerous teaching
strategies and activities that you can apply to your teaching right
Registration link: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6508
Course instructor: Barbara Goodridge
Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes January 9 to February 20,
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? You’ll
design math activities that are permeated with estimation, mental math,
and reasonableness strategies.
Registration link: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6503
Course instructor: Jean Stephens
Geometry: Teaching About Shapes and Their Measures February 13 to March
Adult basic education students need foundational geometry and
measurement skills not only to succeed in GED math, but also in the
workplace. In this course, you will explore key topics in geometry,
such as area, perimeter, and volume, and their importance in everyday
life. You’ll look at numerous instructional activities for teaching
about angles, spatial relationships, similarity, and figure
transformations on a coordinate graph system.
Registration link: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6511
Course instructor: Barbara Goodridge
Data: Helping Students Interpret Statistical Representations March 19
to April 30, 2012
Data, or numerical information, can be described, represented,
analyzed, and interpreted in various ways for various purposes. This
course looks at some common uses (and misuses) of data. Learn about the
measures of central tendency statistics, graphs, and probability.
Through the course readings, activities, and discussions, you’ll review
basic concepts and explore strategies for introducing and teaching
these concepts to your adult students. Course instructor: TBD
Registration link: Watch http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6500
Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning April 23 to June 4, 2012
Research suggests that math topics, including algebra, should be taught
at all levels, not just when a student is ready for GED preparation. In
this course, you’ll learn how to introduce algebraic reasoning to your
students, and you’ll experiment with strategies for teaching numeric
patterns, relationships, and functions based on real-life situations.
You’ll also explore strategies to help students model quantitative
relationships using graphs, tables, words, and equations.
Registration link: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6515
Course instructor: Barbara Goodridge
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org; ProfessionalStudiesAE.org is a
partnership of World Education, Inc., and ProLiteracy/New Readers
for a complete listing of available courses.
brief, interesting article:
The relative benefits found for students with and without
learning disabilities taking a first-year university preparation course
- Maureen J. Reed, Deborah J. Kennett, Tanya Lewis, and Eunice
Lund-Lucas Active Learning in Higher Education 2011;12 133-142
via Donna Brian, moderator,Workforce Competitiveness Discussion List.
(note; if you have problems accessing the full text, please
ELL-U is a free,
training and professional development community for adult ESOL
professionals. This Web site provides users with a
variety of learning activities and social networking
opportunities designed to create a community of professional practice
focused on improving ELL
instruction. ELL-U's first online course, Second Language
Acquisition: Myths, Beliefs and What the Research Shows, is available
The course consists of four sections that can be completed
independently. Each section will take about 20 minutes to complete and
provide opportunities for
extended learning activities. To register for the course, visit
the Online Courses page under the Academics section. Registered users
can access the course learning
page to chat with other participants and engage with the course's
author, Dr. Martha Bigelow, through ELL-U office hours.
The office hours will take place online and are an opportunity
for participants to ask questions.
Once you've completed the course, please complete the online
survey and check out additional ways to interact with the ELL-U
talk about it: he LINCS Reading and Writing Skills Discussion List is
hosting the online guest discussion "The Teaching Excellence in Adult
Project and Strategies for Research-Based Writing Instruction" on
September 19-23, Days 1 and 2 of this discussion will provide an
overview of research in
writing instruction. Days 3-5 will feature TEAL teachers who will
describe successes and challenges in implementing research-based
For more details on the agenda, biographies of guests, and
guiding questions visit the LINCS Website at
To participate in this discussion, subscribe to the discussion
list prior to September 19. Be sure to follow the directions in the
confirmation email to verify your
subscription request. The link to subscribe can be found at the
hyperlink above. Rhode Island has participated in the work of
TEAL and will be represented in this discussion.
Readings to consider prior to the conversation:
Research-Based Writing Instruction:
Center Research-based Writing Instruction Fact Sheet No 1.pdf
Self-Regulated Strategy Development: https://teal.ed.gov/sites/default/files/Fact-Sheets/10
Technology-Supported Writing Instruction: https://teal.ed.gov/sites/default/files/Fact-Sheets/TEAL_Tech-Support_Write_FS_7.pdf
Troia, G. Research in writing instruction: What we know and what
we need to know. To appear in Pressley, M., Billman, A., Perry, K.,
& Reynolds, J.M. (Eds.), Shaping literacy achievement:
Research we have, research we need. New York: Guilford Press.
Troia, G. & Graham, S. (2003). Effective writing instruction
across the grades: What every educational consultant should know.
Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 24(1),
about it: the Times in plain English http://www.thetimesinplainenglish.com/wp
persistence - online, from Ronna Magy, email@example.com:
I'm attaching a link to a paper I wrote recently on learner goal
setting and learner persistence which will I hope will contribute to
In the paper you'll find several suggestions for classroom
strategies for learner persistence and learner goal setting which can
be used at the beginning of the
term and throughout the school year. http://futureenglishforresults.com/materials/Author%20Articles/RMagy_Monograph.pdf
Work documented by Barbara Piccirilli Alsabek and Nancy Fritz –
read and learn:
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
Special Programs Coordinator (SABES Reading
Program) Job Reference Number: 05191641
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Special Programs Coordinator position is based at the
southeast regional support center of the
Massachusetts’ System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), the
major provider of program and staff development for ABE teachers and
other practitioners. The successful applicant will serve as coordinator
and lead member of a statewide reading team involved in development of
reading training, professional content standards, tools for assessment
and self-assessment, and services for a statewide cohort of reading
teachers. In addition, the Coordinator will be responsible for carrying
out Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
initiatives and facilitating communication between all providers of ABE
services this may include. The Coordinator will visit programs to
provide targeted Intensive technical assistance and support; facilitate
groups, develop and provide training; communicate with administrators,
teachers, and counselors on an on-going basis to identify needs of the
programs and practitioners; provide leadership in the design and
implementation of content-specific areas and perform other work as
assigned by the SABES Director, such as curriculum and assessment
training, in accordance with an annually negotiated work plan.
S/he will also be responsible for planning and coordinating
program and staff development activities aswell as providing technical
assistance in Reading
Instruction to Adult Basic Education (ABE) practitioners
throughout the region and the state. S/he will be responsible for
developmental projects in reading
and will serve as a liaison to various other statewide groups.
A Master’s degree in reading instruction, substantial experience
and professional development in reading; demonstrated expertise in
reading instruction and curriculum development; strong communications
skills; ability to generate minutes, reports and training materials;
ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple assignments; ability to
supervise training consultants and coordinate training logistics;
ability to address small and large audiences; willingness to travel and
flexibility in working hours to facilitate contact with day and evening
programs; skill in creating appealing brochures and flyers for training
events and workshops; capability to organize regional staff development
events and experience using Microsoft WORD and EXCEL.
Certification in reading instruction; experience in the field of Adult
Basic Education; demonstrated familiarity with the existing network of
SABES programs and processes; proven ability to develop trainings and
provide technical assistance, training and support to staff and
programs in the southeast region and state-wide; ability to organize
large, statewide staff development events and/or Wilson or
Supervision Required: Reports to the SABES Regional Director.
Position Status: (MCCC) Grant funded unit position with benefits;
actual salary is dependent on the compensation guidelines per the MCCC
contract (pending availability of funds)
Salary: minimum $45,940.00 to $66,613.00 maximum salary. This is a 37.5
hour per week, grant funded
(MCCC) unit position with benefits.
Screening will begin with applications received by October 17, 2011 and
will continue until November
7, 2011. Only online applications will be considered. Please send a
letter of intent, resume, and
the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Mr.
Tafa Awolaju, Vice President
of Human Resources and Affirmative Action. You may access the online
application by going to
www.bristolcc.edu and click on Jobs. Click on the SABES Special
Programs Coordinator and follow
instructions to apply.
Bristol Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, sex,
sexual orientation, age, national origin, qualified disability or
in accordance with Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1967, Age
Employment Act of 1967, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Massachusetts General
Laws, Chapter 151B.
Bristol Community College changes the world by changing lives,
learner by learner.
Jobs for Change "seeks to
spark a nationwide movement toward careers in the nonprofit,
government, and social enterprise sectors" – online at
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The list needs to be updated so that it
can function more usefully for teachers and programs hoping to
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
July 28th newsletter of the Council for the Advancement of Adult
Literacy: The Font for People With Dyslexia . According to a
study by the
University of Twente (Netherlands), people with dyslexia read
with much greater ease and get better results using a new typeface
The Twente website shows how the visual representation of
letters, including orientation and shape, is altered to make the font
more user friendly.
from Esther Prins. Associate Professor and Co-Director Goodling
Institute for Research in Family Literacy
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has released the final report
for our study, GED Preparation through Distance Learning in Rural
The fact sheet is appropriate for distribution to policy makers,
funders, and program administrators, while the brochure presents
highlights of the study.
These items will soon be posted on the ISAL/Goodling Institute
website. We hope you'll find these resources to be useful,
The Ontario Adult Literacy
Curriculum Framework, now available, includes a competency-based
curriculum framework and related assessment and learning
material resources that help adult learners transition to their
goals of work, further education and training, or independence. It
provides practitioners with
guidance and support to make closer connections between literacy
programming and the skills, knowledge, and behaviours learners need to
reach their chosen goals.
Work after prison: One-year findings
from the transitional jobs reentry demonstration is the first major
evaluation of the multi-year "Transitional
Jobs Reentry Demonstration" project funded by the Joyce
Foundation. MDRC is the lead evaluator in a team that includes
Institute and the University of Michigan. The project focuses on
programs that provide temporary subsidized jobs, support services, and
placement help. The project's purpose is to test
transitional jobs as a promising approach to regular paid employment
for ex-offenders and other disadvantaged groups.
The 278-page report describes how the program was
implemented--with more than 1,800 men assigned to it in four cities
(Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, and
St. Paul). It also looks at results in terms of employment
and recidivism in the first year following entrance into the program.
A key general finding is that transitional jobs, as currently
designed and operated, do not sufficiently help people get or retain
permanent jobs, nor do they
have an impact on recidivism. Only about one-third of the
participants was employed in the formal labor market at the end of a
year. However, it is seen as
a positive indicator that about 85 percent of the men assigned to
the program actually worked in an income-subsidized transitional job,
eagerness to work. And the evaluators are inclined to think
that subsidized transitional employment programs could be effective if
they were strengthened
with components that provide basic and workplace skills
instruction and if better job- and post-placement services were built
The project will be followed up for one more year with further
results after which another report will be issued.
full repoirt: http://www.mdrc.org/publications/570/full.pdf
This report is also available as a 14-page executive summary: http://www.mdrc.org/publications/570/execsum.pdf
Opening Doors to Student Success
A Synthesis of Findings from an Evaluation at Six Community Colleges
- Susan Scrivener and Erin Coghlan http://www.mdrc.org/publications/585/overview.html
Khan Academy - have you seen
proficiency of adults learning English – resources from CAL http://www.cal.org/adultspeak/
Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education’s
(OVAE) Division of Adult Education and Literacy has a new quarterly
newsletter - Adult Career
Pathways (ACP) News is a part of the department’s effort to provide
technical assistance resources that will revolutionize the
quantity and quality of available career pathways instructional
programming for low-skilled adults. Browse headlines available in this
issue below, and
view the whole article and newsletter online:
Resources from the Field ACP News will be devoted to highlighting
resources of value to local practitioners.
This first issue features recently published resources that have
been recommended by the Technical Working Group (TWG) members. U.S.
Labor and Education Partner on Career Pathways Technical
The Career Pathways Technical Assistance Initiative is directed
at strengthening career pathway systems for low-skilled adults and
Knowledge is Power - ProvPlan Invites You
to Take a Closer Look at Census 2010
form the National Coalition for Advocacy:
fact sheets from the national Coalition for Literacy: http://www.ncladvocacy.org/ffadult.html
ESL to Adults
- Approaches in Action MaryAnn Florez and Betsy Parrish, ESL
A SERIES OF 8 TRAINING VIDEOS View online for free or purchase
DVDs at minimal cost
In spring 2010, the New American Horizons Foundation, with the
help of ESL training specialists MaryAnn Florez and Betsy Parrish,
produced its first two
teacher training videos, set in real classrooms led by expert
teachers using evidence-based practices. They were titled Lesson
Planning for Life Skills and
Building Literacy with Adult Emergent Readers. Six more videos
are now available, and you can view online for free and/or own the
complete set of eight
videos on three DVDs at a minimal cost ($5.00 for materials per
DVD plus shipping). The new titles are: Growing Vocabulary with
Working with a Multi-level Class, Developing Listening Skills
with High-intermediate Learners, Teaching Grammar in Real-life
Writing Skills at the Intermediate Level and Developing Reading
Skills for Intermediate/Advanced Learners http://www.newamericanhorizons.org
The New American Horizons Foundation is a non-profit organization
dedicated to making adult ESL courses more widely available and
Its current priority is to develop high-quality teacher training
resources for adult ESL.
know? a listing of research and
evaluation projects, and other initiatives funded through OVAE: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/englit.html
Reflect 13 - special report on employability;
teaching composition and using poetry; classroom-based research as
Development; a phonics debate; how statistics can confuse rather
than clarify; how television is being used to reach adult learners in
Ireland; teaching in
secure hospitals; prisons – creativity space and books for new
readers; the Reflect approach and ESOL; and the role of care support
in developing the literacy, language and numeracy skills of
clients with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Rhode Island Employment Disability E-News,
newsletter from the Paul V.
Sherlock Center on Disabilities,
available at: http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/onlinepublications.html
Good geography refresher...and good
mouse skill practice as well.
from Kate Northcott, Director, Student Literacy Corps Webster University
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/
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
National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) is calling for proposals for
concurrent presentations at the 21st National Conference on Family
be held in San Diego, California, March 25-27, 2012. Concurrent
sessions are hour long sessions that focus on topics relating to
NCFL welcomes proposals from program staff, partners, students
and others interested in the field of literacy. Deadline for submission
is September 30, 2011.
To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.famlit.org/conference/
Submit your proposal at http://www.famlit.org/call-for-proposals/
Island Conference Saturday, October 1st 9:00AM to 4:30PM (8:30AM
Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex 182 Thurbers Avenue
The Welcoming Rhode Island Conference will bring together
immigrants and refugees, policymakers, social service providers,
youth, faith leaders, students, elected officials, government
employees, organizers, researchers, business representatives, and
members of the general public to kickoff the Welcoming RI
initiative. The goal of the conference is to promote understanding
and build community in order to make Rhode Island a more
welcoming state for RI's immigrant and refugee communities.
The conference will also celebrate the 90 years that the
International Institute of Rhode Island has been welcoming immigrants
and refugees to our state and community partners who have
assisted in this mission over the years.
The conference is structured to provide safe spaces for dialogue,
share best practices, and strategize throughout various sectors of
society such as health,
education, economic development and civic engagement among others.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided by local ethnic restaurants
Cultural performances and an international photo exhibit
throughout the day!
VALUEUSA's 7th National Adult Learner
Leadership Institute October 9 - 11, 2011, in
Featuring Danny Glover as guest speaker. more information -
VALUEUSA is a national, non-proﬁt organization dedicated to
strengthening adult literacy programs in the United States
through learner involvement and leadership. VALUEUSA is governed
and operated by current and former adult learners.
VALUEUSA is the only national organization run by students of
HOSTED BY VALUEUSA in partnership with the California State
RITELL conference, Saturday, October 22 8:30-12:30
The theme of the conference is Special Education for English
Thanks to the Support of REL (Regional Educational Lab) we have
nationally recognized professor Janette Klingner as main speaker.
Learn more at http://www.ritell.org
invites you to present at its 40th Anniversary Conference:Lessons from
the Past, Innovations for the Future, May 3-4, 2012.
As we look back on the history of ESOL education in Massachusetts
since MATSOL's founding in 1972, we will reflect on the insights
we have gained, and highlight the best new ideas and practices to
bring us into the future. We hope that you will share your ideas,
classroom practices and research with our colleagues and fellow
MATSOL members in the field of ELL/ESOL education.
The conference will take place in Framingham, MA.
Both days will include presentations for K-12 and adult,
workplace and higher education, as well as general interest sessions;
deadline for proposals is
December 1. http://www.matsol.org.
2011 National Refugee and Immigrant
Conference: Issues and Innovations to be held in
Chicago on November 7-8, 2011.
Judith Diamond, Lynn Osheff - Adult Learning Resource Center, 2626
South Clearbrook Drive Arlington Heights IL 60005 Direct:
The National College Transition
Network at World - fifth annual national conference on
Effective Transitions in Adult Education, November 14 - 15
in Providence (Warwick), RI. The conference is geared towards
adult and postsecondary educators and administrators.
Please visit http://collegetransition.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.