new practitioner orientation: online resources

resources for new practitioners

online resources gathered for orientation participants; includes websites proposed by participants of pilot project, and will expand with subsequent orientation sessions.

stats, accountability, standards

RIDE policies and procedures

Rhode Island Content Standards

advocacy and links to stats:

National Center for Education Statistics

professional organizations



VALUE Voice of Adult Literacy United for Education

clearinghouses/sites providing information about adult learning

Adult Literacy Education Wiki

Center on Education and Training for Employment Education/ACVE (adult, career and vocational education) clearinghouse (digests, publications)

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA)

National Adult Literacy Database (NALD, in Canada)

National Institute for Literacy


CLESE reading demo

Teaching Multilevel Adult ESL Classes

What does it look like? Lesson plans from an ESL teachers' guide

learning and learning styles

Multiple Intelligences and Adult Education Trends and Issues Alert no. 17 by Sandra Kerka

Learning Styles and Electronic Information Trends and Issues Alert no. n/a by Sandra Kerka_1998


chapter on persistence by John Comings; 2007 Review of Adult Literacy

trauma, violence and learning

Jenny Horsman

On the Screen

CAELA digests: Culture, Specific Populations, and Language

Teacher, Tutor and Volunteer Worker Resources and general resource links

- resources for volunteer tutors, new teachers and others interested in adult literacy / language education.


Captured Wisdom on Adult Literacy: Integrating Technology Into Adult Literacy Instruction

Computers and English for Speakers of Other Languages (CESOL)

Computers in action; integrating technology into the ESOL curriculum

other resources

Reflective teaching:

A participatory approach to curriculum development - inquiry project report

People and Politics - A civic literacy curriculum

Making Connections: Literacy and EAL curriculum from a Feminist Perspective

and supplementary materials:
Anti-racist/Culture-Based Approaches

Guided Reflections for Facilitators

Connections: Journal of Adult Literacy Summer 1997 Volume VII focus on multilevel classes

Multilevel classrooms, Focus on Basics, Volume 1, Issue C, September 1997

classroom resources (not designed, necessarily, for classroom)

The Photo Book. Phaidon Press Limited, 2000

Material World: A Global Family Portrait. Peter Menzel et al. 1994 San Francisco: Sierra Club Books

Women in the Material World. Faith D'Alusio and Peter Menzel. 1994 SF: Sierra Club Books.

Realia, project based learning, multimedia
postcards flyers photos significant objects cookbooks, handbooks instruction manuals
labels: prescriptions, over the counter medications bills applications

February 23, 2008

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