LR/RI produces a bulletin roughly every two weeks in order to inform area practitioners of news, events, and calls for participation and also as a forum for posing questions, issues and discussion topics. The current bulletin is posted below. To read previous bulletins, go to Bulletin Archives.
March 13, 2000
News of upcoming community and professional development events, conferences, meetings, employment, funding and volunteer opportunities and online resources. I will be away from March 14-24, but will be checking voice and email as frequently as possible. To post information, please contact LR/RI or leave a message (863-2839).
standards : The next meeting to work on the development of standards for adult education for the state will be held on March 27 at 1:30 PM, at the International Institute of Rhode Island. The meeting is open to all; we're continuing our work in refining draft standards to publicize. A larger meeting to explore the standards work in depth will be held in March; information coming soon about that meeting.
The Adult Literacy Council will meet on Tuesday, March 14 at 1:00 PM at IIRI. The focus of the meeting is on building a better adult education week.
ESOL sharing/discussion meeting will be held on March 21, at 3:00 PM at the Genesis Center.
mini grants: Hands on English recently mailed out applications for small grants for innovative ESL teaching projects. If you would like more information, please visit their website at: http://www. handsonenglish.com/minigrants.html . To receive an application, please contact Anna Silliman, Hands-on English, P.O. Box 256, Crete, NE 68333 Toll-free: 1-800-ESL-HAND (1-800-375-4263) Phone:402-826-5426 Fax: 402-826-3997 email : email@example.com [deadline for applying is April 30th]
volunteer and learning opportunities: From Nancy Picard at Travelers Aid (downtown Providence): Our Learning Center hours are: Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m.-12 noon and 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. We need volunteer tutors on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings. We would also accept volunteers on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. We are still offering classes in our Certified Nursing Assistant program. The next class will begin on April 17, 2000. Applicants must be FIP cash recipients. Call Tammy Perry, case manager, for details at 521-2255 x37. On March 3, 2000 we graduated our first Making It Work class. Our Making It Work program is accepting applicants for this program, too. We provide academic and pre-employment skills training for FIP recipients who have multiple barriers to employment. Call case manager Sandra Robinson 521-2255 x56 for details.
The National Institute for Literacy's 2000 Literacy Leader Fellowship competition is now open. The Institute will give out 2-3 grants of $40,000-$70,000 to adult literacy professionals and/or adult learners to conduct independent research projects between September, 2000 and September, 2001. Projects can include research, lesson plans, demonstration projects, or other training projects. The Fellowship is not available to organizations, nor can it pay for tuition where this is the sole or primary purpose of the project. The entire application packet is available from EDPubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794, 1-800-228-8813, TTY/TTD 1-877-576-7734, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Substantive questions regarding proposal content can be obtained from: Jennifer Cromley, National Institute for Literacy, 1775 I Street, NW, Suite 730, Washington, DC 20006-2417. Telephone: 202/233-2053, Fax: 202/233-2051. E-mail: email@example.com. The entire application package and information about the Fellowship program is also available on-line (including all required forms) at http://www.nifl.gov/activities/fllwhome.htm.
employment opportunity Staff Development Project Manager RI Workforce Literacy Collaborative LOCATION: Literacy Volunteers of America-Rhode Island HOURLY RATE: $18/ hour, 18 hours/ week. Some flexibility in arranging weekly hours. Note: This is a 2-year position funded by a grant. JOB DESCRIPTION: Work with members of RI Workforce Literacy Collaborative to implement a training program for adult education practitioners who are providing workforce literacy services. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Adult education teaching experience required. 4 year college degree or combination of equivalent education and experience. Organization skills; ability to work in collaboration with others; good oral and written communication skills; computer literacy. ACTION REQUIRED: By March 27, send or fax resume and cover letter to: LVA-Rhode Island 260 West Exchange St., Suite 201/2, Providence, RI 02903, FAX 861-0863
The LAB at Brown University, a program of the Education Alliance, announces the Second Institute on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and the Fourth Annual Claiborne Pell Education Policy Seminar. The Institute will be held April 10 - 12, and the Pell Policy Seminar April 11 from 4-6:30 pm.
The Institute will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence. Through presentations, case studies, and facilitated discussions, participants will engage in conversation about important issues related to educating English language learners. Presenters include Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco of Harvard University; and Delia Pompa, Executive Director of the National Association of Bilingual Education. Registration is limited to 150; $200 per person, excluding lodging.
The Pell Seminar, held at Brown University, features keynote speaker Diana Lam, Superintendent of Providence Public Schools. Lam has a national reputation for her vigorous pursuit of school reform and her track record for improved student achievement. Following Lam's address, a panel of experts will offer perspectives from policy, research, and practice related to English language learners. Confirmed panelists include Eugene E. Garcia, Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Berkeley; Donna Christian, President of the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC; and Norman M. Wechsler, Superintendent of the 23 high schools in the Bronx, New York. The Seminar is free and open to the public, however RSVP's are requested for planning purposes. Additional information and registration materials are available online: http://www.lab.brown.edu/is2000/ or by calling 1-800-521-9550.
CALL FOR WRITING TUTOR: My name is Ana. I'm in need of tutoring for writing. I'm a graduate of New England Institute of Technology. I'm Portuguese and English is my second language. I need much help with the writing. Thank you so much. Interested parties can contact David Hayes at 722-1648.
What's the tie between Women, Violence and Adult Education?
World Education's Women, Violence, and Adult Education Project recognizes that low education skills, unemployment, poverty, and violence against women are closely connected. This three-year project aims to help people in adult education and family violence services work in partnership with adult learners so that women who experience violence are supported in their educational goals. The Women, Violence and Adult Education Institute As a first step in the Women, Violence and Adult Education Project, we are inviting people working in adult education centers to attend a three day institute to explore how issues of violence affect learning. At the Institute we will: Look at issues of violence in society, particularly the connections between violence and adult basic education; work with noted Canadian researcher Jenny Horsman on her findings around female adult learners and violence; explore processes of networking to provide for counseling, shelter, and other needs of women surviving violence, and introduce strategies to begin discussions with students and staff on addressing violence issues in adult education centers.
The Institute will be held at the Friendly Crossways Conference Center in Littleton, MA, from April 27th to noon on April 29th. This event is free and meals and lodging are provided. There are 30 spaces available and we are seeking a diversity of programs from throughout New England. We may not have space for all applicants. For those Institute participants interested in continuing work in violence and adult education, World Education will be selecting six New England programs to take part in our three year project. Criteria for support includes: Interest in women's issues and a willingness to change policies and practices where appropriate, to enhance services to women who have experienced violence; quality and stability in providing adult education services; mechanism to share learning with other program staff; willingness to document learning, participate in product development and promote leadership among staff and students. If selected, programs must commit to sending two staff members to trainings and other project events. If you are interested in attending the Institute and your adult education center meets the project criteria, contact Amanda Darling at 617/ 482-9485 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information. [Please note - this is a separate - yet related - endeavor from the Rhode Island/NIFL fellowship work on learning and trauma. Please address all inquiries to Amanda Darling. Thanks].
ADULT MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES IN ADULT EDUCATION MINI-CONFERENCE 9:30-3:30 Friday, April 14, 2000 This mini-conference introduces the participants to Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory and engages them through hands-on activities. Teachers will learn about practical applications of MI theory for the classroom. An experiential plenary session is followed by workshops aimed at ABE, GED and ESOL practitioners. The morning workshops focus on MI Reflection activities and issues related to the role of metacognition in learning. The afternoon workshops present different MI-based ways for planning curriculum so that students can process information and demonstrate their understanding through their intelligence strengths. In addition, the AMI study co-directors will present a roundtable on the study in progress including the emerging findings. Presenters: Meg Costanzo, Terri Coustan, Silja Kallenbach and Julie Viens. to register, please call Janet Isserlis at 863-2839 or email email@example.com by April 10.
May 11 and 12 - Radisson Hotel, Milford, MA: New Citizens in Action, Voices of the Future
- two day conference highlighting citizenship programs in New England with the goal of coordinating private and public efforts to promote citizenship and expand the citizenship network. Organizers include representatives from refugee and immigrant groups, government, philanthropy and the private sector. registration is required; materials will be available in late March. To get on the mail list, please contact Katie Knaul at The Boston Foundation - phone (617) 723-7415, fax 589-3616, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
summit follow-up: Reports from and information about next steps following the National Literacy Summit (held in February) are now available online at http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/summit.html .
Stop the Hate, http://www.stopthehate.net/index1.htm [ "There is a sickness eating away at the strength of humankind and that sickness is Hate. Daily, throughout the world, men, women, and children are tortured, brutalized, and murdered simply because of their beliefs, their race, their physical state, or their sexuality, and equally guilty as the perpetrators are those among us who remain indifferent and/or silent.] Stop the Hate provides numerous resources of value to anyone working in adult education, community development and/or hoping to consider viable ways in which to approach social change.
Participation in Adult Education in the US: 1998-1999 provides the latest estimates of the level of adult participation in Adult Basic Education & ESOL programs, work related education activities, post secondary credential programs, apprenticeship programs, personal development classes, & other education activities. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000027
The National Institute for Literacy has posted Literacy Skills for 21st Century America: A Blueprint for creating a more literate nation at http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/policy/summit/blueprint.html This document will inform the national literacy summit, being held next month in Washington. Your input is important. If you have trouble reading the document on line, or need a hard copy, please contact LR/RI.
From Art Ellison: The newest issue of the Change Agent, Connections To Our Environment: Taking Action is now available from NELRC/World Education, 44 Farnsworth St., Boston, Ma 02210 or by emailing Marie Horchler <email@example.com> The mission of the Change Agent is to provide, in the form of a low cost newspaper, news, issues, ideas and other teaching resources that inspire and enable adult educators and learners to make civic participation and social justice related concerns part of their teaching and learning. This issue contains 36 articles with such titles as Poor Communities: Everyone's Favorite Dumping Grounds, Local Heroines: The Women of Hull House, Ordinary Citizens Take Action in Woburn, Ma, Breathing Freely: We can prevent Childhood Asthma, Things You Can Do To Prevent Lead Poisoning, Are Your Children's Toys Safe? Saving Green Space: A True Story, Should Communities Make People Recycle? and Who 's The Foulest Of Them All? Another article, Unlikely Activists at Bumpass Cove highlights the efforts of a small group of people in eastern Tenn. to close a hazardous waste landfill. This story is also featured in the film about Myles Horton and the Highlander Center in New Market, Tenn which can be rented from First Run/Icarus Films (800-876-1710). Free single copies of this issue of the Change Agent can be obtained by emailing <firstname.lastname@example.org> or calling 603-271-6698. Art Ellison, NH Department of Education. RI programs: please contact LR/RI for copies after March 24th.
Census materials Nima Salehi, a citizenship teacher at the Minnesota Literacy Council, has put together census materials for adult ESL learners at three different language levels. You may find and download this curriculum at http://www.themlc.org/mlc/census_information.htm The census bureau has also developed adult census materials at: www.census.gov. This material is not appropriate for all ESL levels however. [from LeeAnn Wolf , Program Manager, Minnesota Literacy Council]
Jenny Horsman's new book, Too Scared to Learn: Women, Violence, and Education (1999: McGilligan Books), is a critical resource for anyone working with adult learners. Based on Horsman's in-depth research into ways in which violence (political, personal, physical, emotional) influence women's ability to learn, the book provides not only Horman's thoughtful insights, but also pulls together the voices of literacy learners and practitioners who have been affected by violence in one way or another into a very comprehensive whole. For those of us struggling with making our classrooms safe places for learners, for anyone working in adult education, Too Scared to Learn must be required reading. To order: contact Toronto Women's Book Store (email: email@example.com) or McGilligan Books in Canada at 416-538-0945, or print an order form at http://www.nald.ca/canorg/cclow/scared/tooscare.htm. The book will be published in the US in May/June; for US ordering information contact Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 10 Industrial Ave. Mahwah, NJ 07430-2262 [8009BOOKS9]. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATES:
April 8 - LVA-RI State Conference, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Johnson and Wales University, Providence
May 6 - Walk for Literacy, 8:30 AM at the State House
May 5/6 and May 12/13 - LINDAMOOD training at the Ray Conference Center, a multisensory training based on Orton-Gillingham approaches.
Annoucement and Call for Papers: Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM-7) Conference July 6-8, 2000 Tufts University Boston/Medford, MA
The theme of this year's conference is: "A Conversation Between Researchers and Practitioners" Adults Learning Mathematics is an international research forum which brings together researchers and practitioners in adult mathematics/ numeracy teaching and learning in order to promote the learning of mathematics of adults. The conference will be hosted by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy at Harvard in conjunction with Tufts University Dept. of Education and the NCTM-affiliated Adult Numeracy Network.
ALM7 Call for Papers (Submission Deadline: March 15, 2000) -The range of perspectives: The meetings are expected to cover a wide range of perspectives around issues about adults knowing and learning mathematics. Some will be more practice-driven, concentrating on instruction and curriculum, while others will focus on theory. The conference will provide the opportunity for beginning and experienced researchers to inform each other of projects; for adult education mathematics teachers to share practice; and most importantly, for the two communities to benefit from new understandings. Participants will come from many different countries. Plenary speakers will include: King Beach (US), Roseanne Benn (UK), Marilyn Frankenstein (US), Gelsa Knijnik (Brazil), and Pamela Meader (US). For more detailed information, please contact: Mary Jane Schmitt Mary_Jane_Schmitt@gse.harvard.edu  967-3503
Program and registration information: http://www.euronet.nl/~groenest/alm/alm7/ Call for Papers: See http://www.euronet.nl/~groenest/alm/alm7/ALM7-call%20for%20papers.html
Sixth Annual Meeting of the Adult Numeracy Network Saturday, April 15, Roosevelt University Chicago. The Adult Numeracy Network (ANN) is a non-profit organization of educators interested in mathematical literacy for adults. ANN membership includes teachers, curriculum developers and researchers worldwide. Members communicate through the newsletter, The Math Practitioner, a homepage http://www.std.com/anpn/ and an electronic discussion list: numeracy@ world.std.com (Register for the listserv at our homepage.) Visit the NCTM website for information: www.nctm.org Register: Send ANN meeting registration form and check payable to the Adult Numeracy Network for $50 by April 3,2000. Mail to: Nancy Markus 2611 Ashton Road Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. For more information, contact Nancy Markus (216) 321-4831 or email <email@example.com>.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY critical issue grants - The United Way of Southeastern New England is seeking proposals for programming in the areas of caring for the elderly, drug-free future and people with disabilities. Grants will be awarded for the period July 2000 - June 2001. For information/applications, please contact Maureen O'Brien, 444-0625; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is April 3. Making it work grants, also from United Way are due on April 14. The RI Human Resource Investment Council and United Way Southern New England will jointly fund a limited number of programs providing comprehensive approaches to linking social services to job readiness, training and placement with an emphasis on post-placement services for those with barriers to employment. A preproposal conference will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at 9:00 am at the United Way, 229 Waterman Street, Providence. To register contact Maureen O'Brien at the number above.
LR/RI listserv: As some of you know, Literacy Resources has a list serv - an email discussion group available to anyone with access to email in the state (or beyond, as interest warrants). To learn more about the list, or to subscribe, please send an email message to email@example.com. To date, about 30 people have joined the list. Its purpose is to provide a forum for local educators to discuss policy, practice, resources, issues and news related to our work with one another. Unlike the bulletin, which arrives as email, the list is interactive - when you respond to message from the discussion list, everyone else on the list receives your message -- and the conversation, we hope, continues and grows.
Trauma and learning: Since October of last year, I have been working with a group of educators who are examining the effects of trauma (political, physical, emotional) on learning processes. As part of this work, I am very interested in speaking to program administrators, teachers and others involved in adult education as part of a process of learning about perceptions and realities of abuse and other trauma and the relationship of that abuse to adult learning. If you would like to discuss the work, or your staff would be interested in hearing more about it, I would be glad to meet with you individually, during staff meetings or in any other way that will enable us to begin sharing some of this learning. The final report, part of a fellowship project from the National Institute for Literacy, will be completed in the fall. - J.I.
Resources and preliminary information about the project are online at http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Swearer_Center/Literacy_Resources/screen.html
The Mayor's Commission On Literacy's 12th Annual Computers in Adult Literacy Technology Conference. Thursday May 25, 2000, Lincoln University Urban Center, Philadelphia The focus is on using technology in adult literacy programs. The full-day conference includes a packed schedule of workshops, classes, vendors, and door prizes. Teachers, tutors, and administrators of ABE (Adult Basic Education), GED, ESL (English as a Second Language), family literacy, and workplace literacy programs are welcome to attend. The conference is free, registration is required. Create a Workshop -The Commission is accepting conference proposals. As stated above, the conference is intended for teachers, tutors, and administrators of ABE, GED, ESL, family literacy, and workplace literacy programs. To get an idea of the kinds of workshops the conference has supported take a look at some presentations from previous years, listed below. As always, we welcome new and creative topics. Designing Tools for Professional Development, Computers and Special Populations, Getting to Know Computer Hardware, Virtual Visits on the World Wide Web, Applying Technology to Urban Education, ESL Based Lessons, Internet Basics, Making Web Pages, Distance Learning, Computer-Based Lesson Plans Submit a proposal-Proposals for the conference are due by March 17. To submit, please contact the Technology Coordinator for the Mayor's Commission on Literacy to receive an application: Faith Goldstein Techn. Coordinator phone:(215) 686-4486 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult literacy and television: HAS A FAMILIAR TOOL BEEN OVERLOOKED? May 18 20, Toronto, Ontario - Television is currently the most accessible medium in the world Educators hold contradictory views about television and print literacy. Join participants from around the world to consider the ways that television has been used and can be used to create public awareness and to teach literacy skills to adults. For information, contact LR/RI or visit the website at: http://www.nald.ca/PROVINCE/QUE/litcent/flyers/SumIns00/page1.htm
Laubach Literacy Action Conference: Registration brochures for the Laubach Literacy Action 2000 Biennial Conference in Orlando, Fla are now available. June 8-10 (pre conference June 7-8) Theme: "Literacy Connections" Registration: Early Bird registration deadline is May 1. Register by May 1 and save $30. Conference registration: Literacy program student and/or LLA individual member: $170 Nonmember: $205 Conference registration fee includes the following events: Thursday: Opening Session, Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, Reception for Laubach Literacy's Women in Action Campaign. Friday: Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall, Awards for Excellence Luncheon Saturday: Banquet, Literacy Connections Party Preconference Registration: (10 workshops offered, including LLA Trainer and Supervising Trainer) Preconference with Conference Registration (rates quoted by May 1): Literacy Student: $50 LLA Individual Member: $80 Nonmember: $105 Hotel: $99 (plus 12% tax) for single and double occupancy
Speakers: Dr. James T. Kinard, authority on using Instrumental Enrichment, on "Powerful Living for Powerful Learning" Dr. Richard T. La Pointe, President, Laubach Literacy, "Literacy Volunteers and a Grateful Nation" Curtis G. Aikens, student and literacy advocate and host of the popular Food TV Show "Pick of the Day," will speak on his long journey to literacy. Over 100 seminars in the following tracks- Literacy, ESL, Family Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Corrections, Program Management, Training, Technology, Student Interest, Women and Literacy and general interest. Preconference Workshops: Potentize: Helping Students Unlock Their Potential, Adult Literacy and the Internet, Effective Planning and Strategic Teaching for Adults with Learning Disabilities, Teaching Math to Math Phobics, Adding an ESL Component to Your Literacy Program, How to Start and Deliver a Family Literacy Program, Collecting and Analyzing Data to Report Program Outcomes, A New Lease on Literacy: Putting EFF to Work in Your Training. LLA Trainer Workshop: Basic Training Skills, LLA Supervising Trainer Workshop Contact Janet Hiemstra Laubach Literacy Action, 1320 Jamesville Ave., PO Box 131,Syracuse, N.Y. 13210-0131 email@example.com (315) 422-9121 Ext. 283 Web site: http://www.laubach.org
Adult Literacy and Technology Conference 2000 Bridging the Digital Divide Washington, DC June 14-17 [email: firstname.lastname@example.org] Call for Presentations PBS LiteracyLink® invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at the 13th annual ALT conference! This year's conference will be held at American University in upper northwest Washington, DC, June 14-17. The ALT conference promotes the appropriate and effective use of technology in adult education. Conference sessions include discussions and demonstrations of best practices as well as hands-on experience with new technology applications in adult basic education. Deadline for proposals March 10; please go to the conference website to read presentation guidelines/print out the related forms. http://www.pbs.org/literacy/alt2000
Eastern Regional Adult Education Research Conference, March 16-18 The deadline for Early registration is February 18. Please see conference web site for information <http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/EasternAdultEducation/about.html>. Conference strands include learning from practice, literacy, distance education, international and multicultural perspectives, and work and community.
- Eunice N. Askov, PhD. Department of Adult Education, Instructional Systems, and Workforce Education & Development Professor-in-Charge, Adult Education Program, The Pennsylvania State University 411 Keller Building University Park, PA 16802 Phone:(814)865-0625; Fax:(814)865-2632, Email: ENA1@psu.edu http://www.ed.psu.edu/aeiswfed/ and Director, Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy 102 Rackley Building Phone: (814) 863-3777; Fax: (814) 863-6108
Cancer, Culture and Literacy 2nd Biennial Conference May 4-6, 2000 Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Our goal for this unique interactive conference is to assist health professionals to develop effective cancer communications that are multicultural, multilingual, and literacy appropriate. Healthcare professionals interested in developing effective cultural and literacy appropriate cancer prevention and cancer control programs and messages; health educators, nurses, physicians, researchers, community leaders, outreach workers, faculty, students/ trainees, policy-makers, literacy specialists and other healthcare professionals. Information: Moffitt Cancer Center Education Program: Susan Easter, M.S. (813) 632-1775 [email@example.com] http://www.moffitt.usf.edu/Promotions/ccl/index.htm Conference brochures and on-line registration available January 2000 Jointly sponsored by the University of South Florida and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institute for Literacy and Cancer Research Foundation of America
The 2nd National Conference of REFORMA (National Association to Promote Library Services for the Spanish Speaking), is scheduled for Tucson, AZ, August 3-6. Conference information may be found at: http://clnet.ucr.edu/library/reforma/rnc2/ Theme: The Power of Language: Planning for the 21st Century. The conference chair is Susana Hinojosa (firstname.lastname@example.org); (510) 643-9347. The president of REFORMA is Toni Bissessar (email@example.com); (718) 230-2750. Further information may be obtained through the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) at 800-545-2433, #4294; and the office of the ALA Diversity Officer at 800-545-2433 #4276.
TESOL 2000 will be held in March, in Vancouver, BC. Information is available online at http://www.tesol.edu.
from previous bulletins: REMINDERS, RESOURCES:
Equipped for the Future Content Standards: What Adults Need to Know and Be Able to Do in the 21st Century.
This document describes the EFF development process, how the EFF Standards work, examples of how teachers from our field development process used EFF for teaching and learning with the EFF framework, and where EFF is headed in the next few years as we develop the EFF assessment system and continue our research and data collection process as we work towards standards-based system reform. To order single copies of the Standards, please call ED Pubs at 1-877-433-7827 and request publication number NIFL EX 0099P. (If 877 is not available in your area, call 1-800-872-5327). If you want to use the TTY/TDD line, please call 1-800-437-0833. You can also email ED Pubs to request the Standards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please request the publication number no matter how you order. To order multiple copies, please send your request to the new Equipped for the Future National Center housed at the University of Maine. The new Center is responsible for training, staff development, technical assistance and materials and materials development for EFF implementation. Please e mail your requests with your mailing address, number of copies requested to Faye Olsen, the Center's assistant director, at email@example.com or call her at 207-581-2458. You can call Faye to inquire about staff development events or to discuss customizing staff development for your system. [single copy? LR/RI has ordered 20 copies].
VALUE e-list: VALUE has established a valuelearners mailing for email users, hosted by the Western/Pacific Literacy Network, part of the National Institute for Literacy Information and Communication Network System (LINCS). This "e-list" is a way for adult learners who are members of VALUE to communicate with each other. Only adult learners who are members of VALUE can subscribe to this e-list. VALUE is the national organization for adult learners (current or former participants in adult basic skills programs) in the United States. VALUE provides training and other supports to adult learners who want to be more effective leaders in their education programs, communities, and states. This e-list is being managed by members of VALUE's Communications Committee. Subscribers are encouraged to communicate about information, ideas, questions, or problems of interest to them. If you are a member of VALUE and need help subscribing, please contact LR/RI. If you're not a member, but would like to become one, contact LR/RI or visit the VALUE website at http://literacynet.org/value.
- LR/RI's list serv does not require membership, and eagerly welcomes additional participants. To join the list, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with an interest in adult learning is encouraged to join.
LEARNER is intended primarily for adult learners. LITERACY is a general list for adult literacy practitioners and others. Information on these electronic lists is below.
LEARNER To subscribe to LEARNER, send an email message to: email@example.com
Skip the message header and in the body of the message, type: subscribe LEARNER Yourfirstname Yourlastname All submissions to LEARNER should be addressed to: LEARNER@nysernet.org Questions regarding the list should be sent to: Beverly Choltco-Devlin Moderator, LEARNER firstname.lastname@example.org
LITERACY To subscribe to LITERACY, send an email message to: email@example.com
Skip the message header and in the body of the message, type: subscribe LITERACY Yourfirstname Yourlastname All submissions to LITERACY should be addressed to: LITERACY@nysernet.org Questions regarding the LITERACY list should be sent to: Beverly Choltco-Devlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Welfare to work listserv: from Glenn Young - For those interested in the subject of welfare reform and learning disabilities, there has been a listserv created through NIFL. To sign up, please send a message to: email@example.com write in the body of the message subscribe nifl-wtwld and your name. Do not write anything in the subject line and do not use any dots or dashes other than between nifl and wtwld. (Click here for more information on listservs).
women and literacy listserv.
To participate, subscribe by sending an email message to: LISTPROC@LITERACY.NIFL.GOV with the following request in the body of the message: subscribe NIFL-Womenlit firstname lastname Substitute your first and last name spelled exactly as you would like it to appear. For example, to subscribe to the NIFL-Womenlit list Sue Smith would type: subscribe NIFL-womenlit Sue Smith There should be no other text in the message (e.g., your signature block). It is recommended that the subject line be left blank if possible.
Professional development initiative: In 1998, I spent time at the RI Dislocated Worker Program, facilitating classes for teachers there so that they could have an opportunity to observe one another's classes and to reflect on their learning and teaching. (The full text of their reflections is available on the LR/RI web site at Writing from the Field - or contact LR/RI for a hard copy). Please let me know if you would like to participate in this process of professional development. All that's required is your willingness to share your reflections about the observation/learning process for others. I hope to build a block of writing and thinking about this and other forms of our own professional development both through the bulletin and the web site.
Please contact LR/RI if you have information, questions or announcements to share with adult educators in Rhode Island. Bulletins go out at least twice a month; more frequently when there's more to share. To submit information for the next bulletin, please contact LR/RI by phone (401-863-2839), mail (PO Box 1974, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912) or email.
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