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.
April 18, 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).
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.
Set Net 2000: Making the Business Connection - Increasing successful job matches through strong business partnerships. Telecourse sharing techniques for developing business connections, designed to address business labor demands and increased career opportunities for poeple with significant disabilities. Wednesday, April 26, 9 to noon at RI College. Registration deadline 4/20 - registration fee is $20. Information - call LR/RI or University Affilitated Program (UAP) directly at 456-8072.
GED 2002: On April 27, LiteracyLink project and GED Testing Service (GEDTS) are co-sponsoring a live videoconference, GED 2002: Everything You Need to Know! introducing the new GED 2002 exam. The new GED 2002 exam begins in January 2002 and GED test takers who have not passed the old exam in its entirety by that date will need to sit for the new exam. The changes have implications for GED preparation programs and teachers as they prepare students and plan instruction. This teleconference unveils the new GED 2002 items. GEDTS Executive Director Joan Auchter will highlight what is the same and what is different between the two versions of the exam, and talks about what GED instructors and programs can do to prepare students for the transition. RI area broadcast will be held at Channel 36 at 2:00-4:00 pm. more information is available at http://www.pbs.org/als/programs/live.
rescheduled: WORKSHOP: Project Spectrum - an innovation approach to early childhood education, will be held on May 16th, at 2:30 PM at the Providence Public Library. Julie Viens, Ed.M., presenter, has worked as a researcher with Project Zero for 11 years. From 1988- 93 she worked on Project Spectrum, a 10-year development project regarding Multiple Intelligences theory in easly education contexts. Julie is currently co-directing the Adult Mulitple Intelligences (AMI) Study at the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. She consults to several school implementing MI theory, prmiarily atr the elementary level and has written several articles and is the co-author of Building on Children's Strengths: The Project Spectrum Experience. Be prepared to be an active participant! Registration fee: $5.00. To RSVP, please contact Terri Coustan [email@example.com] or Louise Moulton: [firstname.lastname@example.org] 455-6110.
May 6 - The Tenth Annual Walk for Literacy will take place beginning on the State House Lawn on Saturday, May 6th. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Walk stepping off at 9:15 or so. All proceeds from this event directly benefit adult learners at the nine participating literacy agencies. The first 500 registants will receive a free Walk T-shirt. Foot a team from your business or agency...the team with the most walkers receives a Centipede Award; the team raising the most money for the Walk for Literacy receives the Giant Step Award. Walk the 5K (3 mile) Route or the Fun Walk (only 1 mile). Bring the entire family and enjoy the fun. For more information, call Louise Moulton, Walk Chair, at 455-8134.
May 5/6 and May 12/13 - LINDAMOOD training at the Ray Conference Center, a multisensory training based on Orton-Gillingham approaches. LR/RI has conference brochures - please call for more information, and to reserve space ASAP, or contact Emi Flynn at (508) 252-6482.
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]
Call for Presenters AAACE Annual Conference November 12 - 17, 2000 Providence: Adult Educators joining together to define our purpose and place with adult learners." This fall, AAACE will gather adult educators from around the world in Providence, RI, whose mission will be to learn, discuss and confer. Participants should be prepared to learn about New Developments in the Art of Adult Education, New Methods in the Process of Adult Education, and New Skills in their Practice of Adult Education. Your contribution of papers for consideration at this conference will shape the ways in which your colleagues think and act in their programs over the next several years. Ask yourself where the adult and continuing education community needs to go and how we can get there. The annual conference features many sessions, with most being presented by your colleagues from around the country, and world. With this Call for Proposals, AAACE invites you to offer opportunities for colleagues to learn what you have discovered through your research, experience, or accountability efforts, including the implications of your efforts. This is the forum for discussing the future of your profession, and your contributions are critical. Please plan on joining us in Providence. TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: The preferred method is either to fax or e-mail your proposal. The proposal must be post-marked no later than April 28, 2000. Your presentation will be ranked based upon the information provided. You will be notified regarding the status of your proposal in June, 2000. If you have any questions, call the AAACE National Office at (301) 918-1913. For a copy of the proposal form, please contact LR/RI.
call for proposals: TESOL 2001. The number of presentations at the convention is based on a percentage of the total number of submissions. In order to have an expanded program of Adult Education, Refugee Concerns, [or other interest section workshops], TESOLencourages you to submit a proposal (or two). You can submit your proposal online at <http://www.tesol.edu>. Online submission is the easiest and the most convenient. And, you will automatically receive confirmation that your proposal has been received. If you'd like to submit a proposal in hard-copy, you can download a form from TESOL's web page or contact LR/RI for a copy. Submission deadline is Monday May 1, 2000-- proposals must be received by that date.
volunteer opportunity: Dorcas Place, an adult education center, needs volunteers to work with low income adults as mentors and literacy tutors.Spring Volunteer Training for both Literacy Tutors and for Mentors will start with Orientationon on Tuesday, April 25th. from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Won't you share your talents and experience with one of our students! Join the Dorcas Place community and make a difference in someone's life. Contact us at 273 - 8866.
employment opportunity THE GENESIS CENTER - A well-established non-profit refugee and immigrant service agency seeks a high energy, resourceful, culturally sensitive and experienced chief executive officer. Sr. Marlene Laliberte, the agencyís current director, has been elected to a new leadership position within the Sisters of Mercy; therefore a new director is being sought. Agency services include: Adult ESL, child care, employment counseling, job training and related support services. President / CEO is responsible for overseeing all operations of an agency with a budget of approximately $1M and 32 full / part time employees. President supervises and assists with all fund-raising and grant writing operations. Send resume to: Serena Conley, The Genesis Center, 620 Potters Avenue. Providence, RI 02907.
employment opportunities: Coordinator for Public History and Orientation- Public Histories as Catalyst for Service and Social Change: Local history can provide a critical context for service work and the complex process of effecting change. Each fall, the Swearer Center provides community history program-ming for incoming students as part of Orientation. This program, Introduction to Providence, will explore how local history -- primarily through walking, biking, and canoe tours of the city. In addition, the research conducted to develop the program will be added to the Swearer center's public history archive and may contribute to a publication. The Coordinator will work with the Center's direct and other staff in researching local history, organizing programming and archiving materials. Coordinator Responsibilities: Research local cultural, economic and social history. Organize thematic walking, biking, and canoe tours for the first weekend of September. Recruit first-year students for the program. Collaborate with local historians. Develop complementary programming related to the history tours. Information: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Swearer_Center/About/Jobs/summerintern2000.shtml
Coordinator of the Democracy Compact and orientation - 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 Rhode Island 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. Coordinator Responsibilities: Support development of state-wide and campus-based voter registration and education campaign Organize training institute for democracy fellows and democracy captains Recruit community members and students for the program Develop programming for first-year orientation and general academic year orientation. Information: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Swearer_Center/About/Jobs/summerdemoc2000.shtml
CALL FOR ARTICLES - The Harvard Educational Review (HER) is planning
to publish a symposium on Immigration and Education. Although immigrant
learners are a growing presence in schools and educational programs throughout
the United States, there is a lack of sustained inquiry and dialogue about
CALL FOR ARTICLES The Change Agent:Theme Immigration - Educators
and Adult Learners: We are looking for articles, lessons, activities, and
student writings. Some questions to think about: What are your experiences
and opinions related to people immigrating to the United States? What do
you think of the opinion that everyone, except Native Americans, are immigrants
to the United States? How is immigration related to issues of racism and
discrimination? What are some of the myths and facts about immigration?
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.
Survey to choose a name for adult education system From David Rosen: Please go to the Web site given below and take a 5-10 minute survey of your preferred name(s) for a system for adult education in the U.S. The survey is easy, and your views should be included. The results of the survey will be posted to this list (and other relevant electronic lists) in early May. I would appreciate your efforts to let as many adult learners and practitioners as possible know about this survey. If you can, provide access to the Web so they can participate. The choices of names for this survey were contributed by subscribers to the National Literacy Advocacy (NLA) electronic list. To discuss the survey, join the NLA list by sending an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org saying (only): subscribe nla The survey will be open until the end of April, but if you can, please complete it now. To participate in the survey, go to: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?JTNGM9DB7P1Y2FFCGEV9HDAC
Fundraiser for Project New Urban Arts: The Nime Chow-llenge
Thursday, April 27 6-8 p.m. Learn to make nime chow from a local community
member. Sample nime chow prepared by area restaurants. Celebrate
all that is nime and chow. $15 gets you in and one drink. $25 makes
us like you even more. at Project New Urban Arts 743 Westminster Street,
Providence For details call 751-4556 The Fun(d) Parties at Project New
Urban Arts support free after-school art programs for youth. Project
New Urban Arts works with Providence public high school students build
technical skills in art, succeed academically and aspire to a promising
future. Thursday, May 25, 6-8 pm The Bad Prom Photo Show: Enter yours
and win or make one in our retro photo booth. Enter your Bad Prom Photo
NOW to win a fabulous prize during this exciting show! For details
on submitting an entry contact us at TDpnua@cs.com Thursday, June 29, 6-8
pm Putt Putt in the Alley Out Back: A hole new spin on clubbing.
RI draft standards are now posted on LR/RI's standards
page. We hope to have a half day meeting in May to discuss the standards
and gather feedback. In the meantime, please view the standards at
and send comments to LR/RI. Hard copies of the standards are also
available upon request. Almost 20 adult educators have participated
in drafting these standards and welcome your input.
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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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