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 27, 2000
News of upcoming community and professional development events, conferences, meetings, employment, funding and volunteer opportunities and online resources. 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.
ESOL sharing/discussion meeting will be held on April 25, at 3:00 PM at the Genesis Center, 620 Potters Avenue. Participants at the last session hope that those who attended the recent TESOL conference will join the group and share ideas, materials and trends from that conference.
RI SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE 2000 Sponsored by the Environmental Council of RI and the RI Sustain ability Coalition CREATING A SUSTAINABLE RHODE ISLAND FOR ALL THE PEOPLE SATURDAY APRIL 15, 2000 JOHNSON & WALES HARBORSIDE CAMPUS, PROVIDENCE, RI 9 am TO 3:30 pm http://www.geocities.com/RIsustain2000
April 8 - LVA-RI State Conference, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Johnson and Wales University, Providence. Keynote speaker, Hester Stein, author of The Edge of Marriage, winner of the 1998 Flannery O1Connor Award for short fiction. Workshops on ESOL, work skills, internet use, learner leadership, and more offered for tutors and learners - registration ($25; $5 for LVA students - includes lunch) appreciated by March 30. Contact LVA-RI at 861-0815 if you need registration information.
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]
The National Institute for Literacy's 2000 Literacy Leader Fellowship competition is 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 application package and information about the Fellowship program is also available on-line (including required forms) at http://www.nifl.gov/activities/fllwhome.htm.
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.
learning and volunteer opportunities
The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (East Providence) will hold registration for the ESL Family Reading Program on April 11, 2000. The class is for adults and children. The adults work in level-appropriate groups with a volunteer tutor. Students will work on reading, conversation, writing and computer skills. At the same time, the children work with a tutor to improve their reading skills and enrich their language arts experience. The program requires the invaluable assistance of volunteer tutors who work closely with a group of students to facilitate the learning process. The class meets twice a week at the Weaver Library 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8pm for 10 weeks. Volunteers do not need any experience, just a willingness to commit to 4 hours per week for 10 weeks (we are flexible). Some training will be provided. Students or volunteers who are interested should contact Kristen McKenna at 434-2719 for more information.
A second class will be offered at the Rumford Branch of the East Providence Public Library. This class will offer the same opportunities as the Weaver class. Class will be held from 4:00-5:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks. Registration is on the first day of class, April 25, 2000. Interested students and persons seeking to volunteer can call me at the above phone number for info.
The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (Cranston) will begin its ESL Family Reading Program on April 10, 2000. The class is for adults and children. The adults work in level-appropriate groups with a volunteer tutor. Students will work on reading, conversation, writing and computer skills. At the same time, the children work with a tutor to improve their reading skills and enrich their language arts experience. The program requires the invaluable assistance of volunteer tutors who work closely with a group of students to facilitate the learning process. The class meets twice a week at the Auburn Library 396 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm for 10 weeks. Volunteers do not need any experience, just a willingness to commit to 4 hours per week for 10 weeks (we are flexible). Some training will be provided. Students or volunteers who are interested should contact Kristen McKenna at 781-6116 for more information.
resources available Two new NCSALL Reports and one new NCSALL Occasional Paper are available to download from http://gseweb.harvard.edu/~ncsall/ or you can order spiral bound copies (prices are listed below) from World Education To order a spiral bound copy please contact Sam Gordenstein at 617-482-9485. NCSALL Reports #11: Bingman, B., Ebert, O., & Smith, M. (1999). Changes in Learners' Lives One Year after Enrollment in Literacy Programs: An Analysis from the Longitudinal Study of Adult Literacy Participants in Tennessee. $5. Reports #12: Coming, J., Parrella, A., & Soricone, L. (1999). Persistence among Adult Basic Education Students in Pre-GED classes. $10. NCSALL Occasional Paper Bingman, B., with Ebert, O., & Bell, B. (2000) Outcomes of Participation in Adult Basic Education: The Importance of Learners' Perspectives $5. Any other questions about NCSALL publications please contact Karen Rowe, NCSALL Dissemination Coordinator, World Education, 44 Farnsworth St. Boston, MA. 02210 617-482-9485 (ext.509) firstname.lastname@example.org
census resources: LR/RI has received a number of packets on using the census (3From understanding to participation2), as well as this posting from the NIFL family list: The Albany Park Community Center has developed a web site to assist adult educators address the subject of Census 2000 in an informed way. The site is at http://www.census2000info.org/ . Under a demonstration/administration project grant from the Illinois State Board of Education, staff and volunteers at the Albany Park Community Center's Literacy department (APCC/LIT) has identified sources of information, and assembled a variety of lesson ideas, links, and other resources useful to adult educators. Our goal in Albany Park, Chicago (population 49,000) is to attain an 80 percent mail return rate of Census forms. Check the web site over the next few weeks for progress updates on our progress. The project has also selected and trained adult learners who reside in our community as Census Participation Promoters. Browse the Census Education in Action page to find out more. Let us help share your excellent practices and concerns by signing our Guestbook when you visit the site. Jeffrey P. Bright APCC/LIT Albany Park Community Center 5121 N. Kimball, Chicago, IL 60625 Tel. (773) 509-5650. Fax (773) 509-5656. Email: email@example.com.
Carmen St.John Hunter, a pioneer in raising awareness of and leader in adult literacy and participatory practice died on March 8th. She was the principal author of "Adult Illiteracy in the United States" and was the translator of Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy in Process: The Letters to Guinea Bissau." Memorial donations may be made to World Education Inc., 44 Farnsworth St., Boston, Mass. 02210. Her obituary is online at http://www.phillynews.com/inquirer/2000/Mar/15/obituaries/O-JHUNT15.htm
from the NIFL family literacy list: The Department of Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada offers one of the oldest, most innovative, programs of Adult Education graduate studies in North America. Each student develops a learning plan designed specifically for his or her needs. This occurs during a 3-week residential orientation at the St FX campus during a fall, winter, or spring orientation session. Following the required 3-week orientation, students then have up to 5 years to complete the next 4 phases of the program. Communication between the master's student and faculty advisor during the program occurs through email, fax, telephone, mail, or by personal visit. The tuition for the Master of Adult Education program in 1999-2000 is $7,560 (Canadian) for the 5 year period. At current exchange rates this is approximately $ 5,054 (US). Accepted students do not need a student visa to attend the Nova Scotia orientation or to participate in the program. For a more complete overview, please see our website at: www.stfx.ca/people/adulted details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 902-867-3952 Fax 902-867-3765
employment opportunity: ESOL teacher, for low income adults at Dorcas Place , part time, 25 hours week, temporary, contingent upon funding, Send letter and resume to the program director at Dorcas Place, 270 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 by April 10.
Aliza Becker is looking for information on ESL programs that have successfully incorporated organizing and/or leadership development, immigrant rights, and/or organizing into their curriculum. She has posted this request to the NIFL-ESL list-serv and can be reached at Phone: (773) 267-0746, Fax (773) 478-5091, Email email@example.com
Forum : THE DEMOCRACY COMPACT - a group of 40 diverse grassroots, policy, media and corporate organizations from across Rhode Island - is dedicated to making RI the most voting state in the country and a model for participatory democracy. This year, the Compact's primary objective will be to reach the halfway mark toward this goal, increasing the number of RI voters this November by 75,000. To achieve this objective, the compact will conduct a-partisan education and outreach campaign that equips people to vote in a smart and thoughtful way and that will keep them engaged in the democratic process beyond election day. Wednesday, 5 April, 4-5 PM at the Swearer Center, 25 George St. email: MATTHEW.BROWN@YALE.EDU Democracy Fellow Application: The Need In 1996, for the first time, fewer than 50% of the voting age population across the country voted in a presidential election. America's steady downward trend in democratic participation crosses gender, ethnic and generation lines. The problem is particularly severe among young voters: 11% of 18 and 19 year-olds voted in 1996. Our participatory democracy is in critical condition, and if we do not overcome the barriers to participation, the downward trend will continue. Here in RI, we have an extraordinary opportunity to address this national problem on a local level. With our unique ability to gather for a common purpose, our state's premiere civic, business and community leaders - leaders like you - we can dramatically reverse the downward trend in citizen participation here at home and serve as a model for the rest of the country. The Democracy Fellows Program You can take leadership on this critical issue by getting involved in the Democracy Compact, We are looking for 150 Democracy Fellows - leaders of all backgrounds and from across the state who are deeply committed to increasing participation in our democracy and have access to large networks of people. The Democracy Fellows will serve as a cadre of experts, educators and mentors on matters of democracy. They will be responsible for recruiting and training 3,750 Democracy Captains - grassroots leaders from across the state - who will in turn be responsible for organizing 75,000 New Voters; conducting intensive education and outreach programs based in schools, workplaces, community and faith organizations; and managing a massive "Get Out the Vote" program on election day.
Democracy Fellows will be selected through a statewide outreach, application and selection process between March 31st and May 31st. In June, the Fellows will come together for an intensive orientation and training retreat on issues, candidates, registration and voting procedures and outreach strategies. To Apply Complete the application and return it to the Democracy Compact at the address indicated in the letterhead above. Applications are due by May 15th. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
Provide the following information:
Name, Position / title, Organization / Institution, Address, Phone, email
What experience do you have in political and or community organizing? Please describe.
What do you think is the most important reason to vote? Why?
Do you have additional information or experiences you'd like to share?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
LITERACY HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD A service of LiteracyOnline gathers a variety of literacy and adult basic education news articles from national and international online newspapers and magazines. The service provides a window onto literacy efforts around the world by selecting relevant articles based on location and interest to literacy professionals worldwide. The page will be updated twice a week. http://literacyonline.org/headlines.html
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 . Comments are being shared on the NLA , TESOL Adult Ed and the ALA lists. For information about accessing these lists, or the summit materials, please contact LR/RI.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATES:
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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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: email@example.com] 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
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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 (email@example.com); (510) 643-9347. The president of REFORMA is Toni Bissessar (firstname.lastname@example.org); (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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 copies available].
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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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