LR/RI produces a bulletin roughly every
to three weeks in order
to inform area practitioners of news, events, and calls for
and also as a forum for posing questions, issues and discussion topics.
The current bulletin is posted below. To read previous bulletins, go to
Archives. To receive the bulletin via email, contact LR/RI.
February 6, 2007
and conference and workshop
and other resources. To post information, and/or to receive
the bulletin via email, please contact LR/RI or leave a message at
Educators’ conference: save the date. The fifth state conference will
be held on May 17th, at the Airport Radisson.
Call for participation here.
- share Tuesday, February 13th at
2:30 at the Genesis Center, 620 Potters Ave, Providence.
We'll be talking about multiple intelligences (MI). If you can,
please bring a lesson plan or idea that might lend itself to an MI
approach. more about MI at http://www.ericdigests.org/2001-1/multiple.html
of Rhode Island and Community College of Rhode Island Providence Campus
is sponsoring the 6th Annual Adult
Education Fair Thursday March 15, at the Providence Campus of
Community College of Rhode Island from 9:00-12:00.
This event will give students and practitioners the opportunity to
learn about adult education and training programs offered in the state
of Rhode Island and the services they provide. It is our intent that
each adult education agency set up a table so that attendees can ask
questions and learn more about the services your agencies
provide. We are also requesting that you invite all of your
students and staff members to attend this networking and informative
event. Please contact Kashia Clay by March 8, 2007, to let her
know if you intend to attend, (how many? staff? students?) and if you’d
like to staff a table at the adult education fair on at the Providence
Campus on Wednesday March 8, 2006 from 9am-12pm (set up time from
Please include this information, and send the email to: Yvette@lvari.org
Name of Agency
Phone and/or Email and Number of expected participants
Independent Man Awards - Accepting
The Genesis Center is proud to host the first annual Independent Man
Awards (IMA) at The Providence Hilton on April 27.
Through the assistance of an award selection committee, chaired by Dr.
Pablo Rodriguez, we will present five miniature bronze Independent Man
Awards to three Rhode Island immigrants (male or female), one Rhode
Island company that embraces diversity and the immigrant population,
and one national leader (male or female) who has made a significant
positive impact on immigrant issues. The process starts with you.
Please take a moment to nominate those individuals and organizations
you feel embody the traits worthy of The Independent Man. Nominate
online at http://www.gencenter.org/IMA.htm or contact Mike Ritz at
401-781-6110 x28. Independent Man Award (IMA) Descriptions:
The Emerging Leader IMA recognizes an outstanding young immigrant
destined to contribute to a better tomorrow. The recipient of this
award must be under 21 years of age at the time of his/her nomination.
The Community Service IMA recipient is a proven immigrant leader who
has demonstrated a selfless commitment to serve his/her community,
responding to its needs by contributing time, talent, and/or treasure.
The Entrepreneur IMA recognizes an enthusiastic Rhode Island immigrant
who developed the necessary strategies, know-how, and determination to
manifest his/her vision. This award will be presented to a positive
thinker who has owned a successful business for more than 5 years.
The National Impact IMA is presented to a passionate leader who has
demonstrated a commitment to the United States immigrant through
thought, action, example, and impact.
The Corporate IMA was created to honor those private enterprises that
have made significant contributions, which have directly impacted the
immigrant population of Rhode Island. This award will be presented to a
business that recognizes Rhode Island’s diverse community, welcomes it
into the workplace, and provides equal opportunities for career
advancement and professional growth.
- Mike Ritz Development Director Office: 401-781-6110 x28 Cell:
401-261-1900 Email: email@example.com
The next Year Up class begins March 5th,
so if you've been thinking of a young person who might be interested in
the program (or is looking for some direction) please send her or him
my way! It takes a few weeks to get through the Application/
Admissions process, so now is the time. Year Up Applicants are
low/ moderate income 18-24 year olds, who already have their HS diploma
or GED, and who are looking for an opportunity to earn a stipend for a
year of classes and training to become an Informational Technology
Professional. The first step is to have a meeting with me, so
please have them call or email me.... or send me their info, and I'll
follow up with them! Here at Year Up, we are about to graduate Class 3
at the end of January, and are moving Class 4 into their
apprenticeships! We look forward to successfully filling Class 5,
with your assistance, and seeing more of our young adults move into
successful, mainstream, careers (one month after our last graduation in
July, 100% of the graduates were headed to college full time, or were
earning between $28 and $40,000/ year!).
- Jill Holloway Outreach and Admissions Year Up 10 Dorrance St., Ste.
1108 Providence, RI 02903 (401) 421-7819 x1115 (f) 421-7839
Special Call for Student Writings on Voting
For The Change Agent
We are interested in hearing from adult learners who voted in the
November 2006 elections. Write to us about your experience
with voting in the recent elections. The writings will be
considered for the March 2008 issue of The Change Agent
journal. It will be a special edition on Voting and Advocacy that aims
to help adult educators and learners to become active advocates and
What was your voting experience like?
If you voted for the first time, what motivated you to vote?
Why do you think voting is important?
All articles must be
received by March 31. All articles will be considered. They must
be typed. Suggested length is 500-1,200 words. Final decisions are made
by The Change Agent editorial board. A stipend of $50 will be paid to
each adult education student whose work is accepted for publication in
this issue. Please send material (by email or PC disk) to: Angela
Orlando, Editor New England Literacy Resource Center/World Education
44 Farnsworth St., Boston, MA 02210 Phone: 617-482-9485 fax:
617-482-0617 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The summer issue of Field Notes
offers a chance for teachers to write about their work in a personal
way. The topic teaching from
the heart is open to interpretation. Write about your most
heartening classroom stories, your heartbreaks and heart-healing tales
about teaching. Write about a book you've used that has plenty of
heart, or even has heart in
the title. Submit a lesson about Valentine's Day. Or even send in a
lesson plan on keeping the heart healthy, in more ways than one.
We welcome book reviews, movie reviews (500-700 words), personal
stories (c.1000 words or less), lesson plans, heart-filled photos
(with captions), an ESOL lesson on idioms related to the heart, or
other ideas you may have. Deadline for submission is April 1. Go to http://www.sabes.org for complete
submission guidelines, found under the Field Notes click. To talk to a
real person about real ideas, call Lenore Balliro, editor, at
617-482-9485, or email her at email@example.com.
Federal Hill House needs literacy volunteers/reading coaches to help
parents that need to learn to read or need to improve their reading
skills. Duties will include: using assessment tools to determine
reading level and using beginning reading materials to bring clients to
a fifth grade reading level. Requirements: Good reading/writing
skills, ability to communicate ideas in an uncomplicated manner, and a
desire to help others. If interested, please call Sandra Perez at
2007 Parent Workshop Series Brochure
- (for full schedule, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Entrance to all workshops is $5.
Workshops will take place at the CVS-Highlander Charter School in
Providence on designated evenings from 7 - 9 PM.
The program includes 13 workshops for parents, including:
Understanding Learning Styles, Organized for Learning, Orton-Gillingham
for Parents, Transitions
to Higher Education, The Journey of Parenting: Connections to the
Evolving Brains of Children
Ages 4 - 14, Self-Esteem, Quirky Kids, Understanding the Impact of
Early Reflexes on Sensory and
Academic Development., Parenting a Child with Learning
Differences, Homework, Using
Evaluation Data to Advocate for Your Child, Cultivating
Collaborations: Creating a Team to
Support Your Child Attention
Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. - Cathy Sanford,
Director, Hasbro Center for Teaching Excellence c/o The Dunn Institute
for Learning Differences 401-831-7323
The CALL Interest
Section of TESOL is pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in
the Electronic Village Online
(EVO) 2007 season. This is a professional development project and
virtual extension of the TESOL 2007 Convention in Seattle . The
intended audience includes both TESOL 2007 participants and those who
can participate only virtually.
You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in a free ,
six-week , wholly online session of the EVO, Jan 15 -Feb 25.
Please visit our Announcement Web page to select one among the various
- Paula Emmert, On behalf of the EVO Coordination Team
opportunities - large and less large
NewRoots Providence, next (rolling
deadline) December 31. http://www.provplan.org/matriarch/MultiPiecePage.asp_Q_PageID_E_139_A_PageName_E_NRSmallGrants
opportunities from PEN Weekly
NewsBlast, (from Pen Weekly Newsblast; To view
past issues of the PEN Weekly NewsBlast, visit: http://www.publiceducation.org/newsblast_past.asp
Grants for Community
Improvement Programs - Hamburger Helper is looking to lend a
helping hand to neighborhoods nationwide with its "My Hometown Helper"
grant program. Individuals from communities and organizations across
America can submit a written essay of 250 words or less describing how
the "My Hometown Helper" grant would help improve their community
project. Maximum Award: $15,000. Eligibility: Requests for funding must
be sponsored by a municipal or civic organization or public school.
Deadline: May 31, 2007. http://www.myhometownhelper.com/
Hasbro Children Foundation grants to support the development and/or
expansion of programs for children. Maximum Award: $500-$35,000.
Eligibility: Programs must provide direct services to children under
age 13. They must serve children and families who are economically
disadvantaged. They must be innovative and provide a model from
whichothers can learn.
Deadline: N/A. http://www.hasbro.org
UPS Foundation Education Grants fund
high impact philanthropic programs
that raise the level of educational instruction, family learning
opportunities, and school involvement projects. Maximum Award: varies.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations. http://www.community.ups.com/philanthropy/grant.html
- other grants from the Public Education Network: http://www.publiceducation.org/newsblast_grants.asp
- The federal government's new one stop grant site:
The Poverty & Race Research Action
(PRRAC) announces another round of education reform grants in areas of
social science research. PRACC is particularly interested in
such as high classroom turnover/mobility and its disproportionate
on low-income, minority, and farm worker students. However, other
issues will be considered as well. To apply, send PRRAC a
outlining the planned research and methodology, the advocacy work it is
designed to support, a budget, timeline, and qualifications of the
Maximum grant: $10,000. No application deadline. http://www.prrac.org/grants.php
Funding Solutions for Small Nonprofit
A collection of resources to help small nonprofit organizations
including ways to motivate your board, sample fundraising letters,
advice, and tips to improve your direct mail solicitation. http://www.nonprofit-innovations.com/
Instructors (2) ESOL Instructors (1) Monday-Friday
day/30hrs./week and (1) Monday-Thursday evening 15hrs/week – 5:15-9:00
p.m. needed at Dorcas Place. Bachelor's degree with minimum
of two years’ experience teaching adults. Position pays
$18.00/hour. Please send cover letter and resume to Sr.VP of
Operations, Dorcas Place, 220 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI.
Job Center Instructor needed for Work Skills Training Program. 16
hours per week; Monday-Thursday evenings 4:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor
will prepare students to enter the workforce by facilitating structured
life/work skills training sessions designed to prepare students for
entry-level employment. At least a Bachelor’s degree and/or related
work experience in business, social services, or education.
Bilingual Spanish/English required. Please send cover letter and resume
to Sr. VP of Operations, Dorcas Place, 220 Elmwood Avenue, Providence,
Genesis Center is interested in adding to its substitute list. If you
are an ESOL instructor who is interested in occasional work as a
substitute, either day, evening or Saturday hours, please call Nancy
Fritz or Pat Clarkin at 781-6110.
Jobs in Literacy –
nation wide postings on the National Institute for
Literacy’s LINCS site: http://www.nifl.gov/cgi-bin/lincs/jobs/jobs.cgi
you would like your name added to the general
please see contact LR/RI. The list needs to be updated so that it
can function more usefully for teachers and programs hoping to work
Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is a
list that seeks to raise the profile of meaningful work in Rhode Island
by helping non-profit and public interest employers publicize openings
effectively. Anyone seeking a job that makes a difference in Rhode
can join the list. Any non-profit, government or private sector
advertising a paid position related to the public interest or community
concerns can post a free job listing. Positions must be paid but
may be part-time, full-time or temporary.
To join the list as a job seeker or to post a job as an
Rhode Island Community Jobs is supported by the Swearer
Service at Brown University and the Rhode Island Campus Compact.
If you have questions about this service, please contact us at
/ resources available
The U.S. Department of Education's
Office of Vocational and Adult Education is pleased to announce the
launch of the National STAR Training
Network Web site. The Web site contains information on the
Student Achievement in Reading (STAR) initiative, created to assist
states and local programs in making systemic and instructional changes
required to improve the reading achievement of intermediate-level adult
learners (G.L.E. 4.0-8.9). STAR provides teachers and
administrators with Web-based tools that translate reading research
into practice and high quality training and technical assistance to
build capacity for reading reform.
The National STAR Training Network is offering two training and
technical assistance packages to states and local programs. The
new Web site describes these services and provides an array of tools to
help you learn about and plan to implement evidence-based reading
instruction. We invite you to visit the Web site at http://www.startoolkit.org to
learn more about how you can improve adult learners’ reading
from Julie McKinney,
on the Focus on Basic discussion list: In addition to the new NCSALL
publication on adult numeracy, those interested in this topic may want
to read A Review of Literature in
Adult Numeracy: Research and Conceptual Issues, which includes
contributions by Iddo Gal, Diana Coben and Kathy Safford. The
review is the first major product of the Adult Numeracy Initiative, a
two-year project funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult
Education, US DoE, and conducted by the American Institutes for
Research. The report provides a synthesis of conceptualizations
of adult numeracy, a review of U.S. and international research
evaluating instructional approaches and interventions in adult
mathematics and numeracy teaching, a summary of professional
development initiatives and discussion of issues around assessment for
The second report of the project, a comprehensive review of
professional development initiatives in adult numeracy, will be
available later this winter. Go to: http://www.air.org/projects/projects_ehd_adult_ed.aspx
to download the literature review. Also see issue 4B of Focus on
Basics, which is all about Math Instruction. Find it at the following
link: Mathematics Instruction http://www.ncsall.net/index.php?id=156
This issue includes articles on developing numerate thinking, using
software applications for math teaching, math instruction for beginning
readers, accommodating learners with learning disabilities, and more.
also, on the FOB
list: Self-Study: Broadening the
Concepts of Participation and Program Support
We will be joined by four researcher/authors from the recent issue of
FOB, who will discuss learner self study in terms of how programs can
support it in different ways, and then look at different models of self
January 22-26, 2007, Online on the Focus on Basics Discussion
List (Anyone can join for free and/or read the archived conversations
Steve Reder, NCSALL researcher and director of the Portland Lab School
and Clare Strawn, an analyst on the Longitudinal Study of Adult
Learning, will discuss their article of the same name from the latest
issue of FOB. In addition, NCSALL researchers Molly Robertson, and
Lauren Shoneck will discuss two practical examples of self-study,
distance learning and GED via TV, respectively.
Recommended Reading (from Focus on Basics, issue 8C): Self-Study:
Broadening the Concepts of Participation and Program Support
http://www.ncsall.net/?id=1152 Distance Leanring as a Backup http://www.ncsall.net/?id=1153
The GED Via TV http://www.ncsall.net/?id=1154
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
(FREE) has been redesigned. The new design has improved
navigation and images throughout the site. A new "subject map"
shows more than 100 topics and the number of resources for each. This
is the first redesign of FREE since the site was created in 1998.
The design is new, but the goal of FREE remains the same: to make
it easier for you to find more than 1500 teaching and learning
resources available from the federalgovernment. - Kirk Winters &
Peter Kickbush U.S. Department of Education
email@example.com three of the many sites at http://www.free.ed.gov/
Citizenship Education & Resources provides civics flash
cards, civics lessons, and study questions for the naturalization
test. Test your civics knowledge: take the online naturalization
self-test. A guide provides practical information to help immigrants
settle into everyday life in the U.S. -- finding a job, learning
English, paying taxes, and more. Resources in multiple
Voices of Civil Rights
documents the civil rights movement in the U.S. Nearly 50 photos,
posters, and descriptions depict important events and individuals:
school integration in Little Rock (1957), the lunch counter sit-in in
Greensboro (1960), the memorialservice for Medgar Evers (1963), the
March on Washington(1963), the Selma-to-Montgomery March (1965), the
VotingRights Act (1965), and others. (LOC)
Listen to King's I have a dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial (July
1963),see where he grew up, photos and documents from the civil rights
movement in the US. http://free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=201
The Health Literacy Environment of Hospitals
and Health Centers: Partners for Action: Making Your Healthcare
Facility Literacy-Friendly by Rima E. Rudd and Jennie E.
The guide and the review tools found within it offer an approach for
analyzing literacy-related barriers to healthcare access and
navigation. The findings of such a review could spark discussions and
help shape strategies to eliminate literacy barriers and enhance health
literacy. For more information / to download the guide, http://www.ncsall.net/?id=1163
from Thursday notes, January 18, 2007
States Grease Wheels of Transition
State and local partners are working to create academic programs and
support services to help students transition to postsecondary
environments. But academic preparation may not be enough.
Some States also help GED graduates cope with college expenses.
Approaches range from scholarships for GED high achievers to a lump sum
for fees or free courses. Here are some examples from States and
AL http://www.acs.cc.al.us/ged/SCHOLARSHIP.pdf CO
CAELA's newest online
resource collection,Working with
Literacy-Level Adult English
Language Learners. is now available at http://www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/collections/literacy.html
The collection includes links and annotations to many resources related
to working with adult English language learners, who have had limited
access to formal education. - Lynda Terrill, Center for Adult English
Language Acquisition, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St, NW,
Washington, DC 20016 firstname.lastname@example.org
As referenced during
the December Leadership Institute, please be advised that all services
on WordChamp are being made
available to RIDE funded programs for the 2006-2007 program year.
The program is designed to provide support to classroom language
learning and can also function as an independent study tool for
students at high intermediate to fairly advanced levels. With
guidance, this could also be a useful tool for more basic level
learners. Find out more at http://www.wordchamp.com.
(Please note that this is not an endorsement of the site, but is being
disseminated for information purposes only).
Greenberg: The UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities on December 13, 2006. This was a tremendous
achievement for all who had worked over the past 5 years and even
before that, to put disability on the human rights agenda.
It is expected that the U.S. disability movement will campaign for the
United States to sign and ratify the Convention. While the U.S.
had announced at the beginning of the process that they would never
sign, this appears to have changed and they are considering a
signature. See the Convention in its final form at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/convtexte.htm
The Components of Numeracy by Lynda
Ginsburg, Myrna Manly, and Mary Jane Schmitt
This occasional paper attempts to describe the complex nature of
numeracy as it exists today. While there are large-scale assessments,
standards documents, and position papers, there has not been a field-
and research-based synthesis of the components required for adults to
be numerate, to act numerately, and to acquire numeracy skills. This
paper attempts to identify and clarify the nature of these components
with the hope that such identification and clarification will guide
instruction, contribute to the design of assessments, frame research,
and inform policy. To download the paper, go to: http://www.ncsall.net/?id=26#numeracy
this is not a sales
pitch: Earth from the Air is
a "presentation of large-scale photographs of astonishing natural
landscapes. Created by world-famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand,
every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing
planet. Seen together, they are an outstanding visual testimony to the
world we live in today. A world with a growing population, shrinking
biodiversity, polluted lands and oceans, a changing climate and a
shortage of drinking water. A world, nevertheless, of beauty and of
wonder.” Photos online for discussion, as well as facts about the
world (developing and overdeveloped), visuals to spark discussion and
resources to keep it going. http://www.earthfromtheair.com/
(with thanks to Miranda Shaw)
(from the Rethinking
Schools list serv)10 fantastic color photographs taken by the
Hubble space telescope.? Please left click on the URL
Reflect 6, the magazine of the UK’s
National Research and Development Centre is now on-line.
Articles of interest address numeracy, ESOL, work force learning and
Immigration's Impact on the Workforce
Volume 4, Issue 3 Commonwealth Corporation announces the
release of its Research and Evaluation Brief, Immigration's Impact on
the Workforce., which looks at the impact of new foreign
immigration on the population and labor force of Massachusetts, by
examining their demographic characteristics, educational attainment
levels, and English Language proficiency. It also discusses the
potential implications for workforce development in the state. To view
the brief please visit the CommCorp website at http://www.commcorp.org/researchandevaluation/briefs.html
Radical Math is a resource for
educators interested in integrating issues of social, political, and
economic justice into math curriculum and classes… RadicalMath.org has
the goals of raising mathematic literacy and simultaneously developing
ways to address a range of community issues. The website supports
educators to teach many different types of math within the context of
studying social, political, and economic justice issues.
RadicalMath.org also contains teaching materials on important financial
topics for youth such as owning a credit card, paying for college, and
avoiding subprime lenders, as well as materials on Ethnomathematics.
for more or email email@example.com
An article in the
on-line journal Exploring Adult Literacy at http://literacy.kent.edu/cra/new.html,
Intergenerational Literacy Programs for Incarcerated Parents and Their
Families: A Review of the Literature by William R. Muth, Ph.D. The
article reviews what research has found out about the effects of family
literacy activities on incarcerated parents and their children.
Google Scholar enables searches for
peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical
reports from broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find
from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint
repositories and universities, as well as articles available across the
web. Google Scholar orders search results by how relevant they
to your query, so the most useful references should appear at the top
the page. This relevance ranking takes into account the full text of
article as well as the article's author, the publication in which the
appeared and how often it has
been cited in scholarly literature. Google Scholar automatically
and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if
documents they refer to are not online. This means your search results
may include citations of older works and seminal articles that
appear only in books or other offline publications. http://scholar.google.com/
Living in Poverty slideshow does
does it take to live at the poverty level.
RI Foundation online scholarship
directory - searchable by city/town,
intended field of study, current high school, and more. http://scholarship.rifoundation.org/
YouthBuild USA Learning Network has
links to Web sites and
documents, and includes a section on "Authentic Materials/Engaged
Learning/Constructivism/Contextual Learning/Project-based Learning." http://www.youthbuild.org/learningnetwork/professionaldev.html
Providence Community Resource Network
Spanish language version of PCRN is up and running.
can access the site from the PCRN home page, http://www.provplan.org/pcrn,
or go to http://www.provplan.org/pcrnespa.
The Web pages, online instructions, and the content of the database
all been translated.
and workshops - conferences and workshops
listed chronologically and are updated with each bulletin
Rhode Island - Training/events around
for people with disabilities http://www.ric.edu/uap/training.html
call for proposals:
Conference - http://www.matsol.org/
- Click on
Conference 2007; conference will be held March 8-9; proposals are due
on December 15.
The National Center
for Family Literacy 16th Annual National Conference on Family
March 4 - 6, 2007, Orlando, Florida. For further
please visit http://www.famlit.org/Conference/index.cfm
The 2007 Learning Differences Awareness
Conference: March 3, Providence Marriott, Orms Street. Registration
$40 before February 17. Dr. Robert Brooks is the keynote speaker.
Conference brochure available at
(Net)Working Conference on Women & Literacy March 9 – March 10, 2007
Northeastern University Boston.
theme for this year is Threads of Experience: Creative Spaces for
Keynote Speaker: Antonia Darder
The Impact of Violence on Learning: Building Connections to Deepen
Understanding March 8, 2007 9:30 – 4:30 Co-Sponsored
by WE LEARN
& Northeastern University School of Professional and Continuing
Studies. If you have questions or need more information, please
contact: Mev Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
For seminar details, and availability visit the website
The Commission on Adult Basic Education
(COABE) and the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education
invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the 2007 COABE National Conference to
be held in Philadelphia March 25-28, 2007.
ANN Teaching and Learning Principles: A Map for Implementing Effective
Math Instruction for Adult Learners - The Adult Numeracy Network (ANN)
will hold a full day Math Institute as part of the COABE Pre Conference
on March 25. The Institute will address four strands (Number, Geometry,
Data, and Algebra) for all adult learner levels. Attendees will
participate in group learning activities which will increase
understanding of concepts and emphasize the importance of an activity
based curriculum. Individuals can register through the COABE07 website
for the one-day Pre-Conference Session. - Esther Leonelli Moderator,
ANN Numeracy list
Creating Balance in an Unjust World
Conference on Math Education and Social Justice Long Island
University, Brooklyn, NY, April 27 - April 29 http://www.radicalmath.org/conference
We are looking for people to register as a
participant, volunteer for planning or at the conference, table as an
organization or vendor, donate financially or in-kind. Registration - sliding scale $25-125
and free for session
To present/facilitate a session download the application at http://www.radicalmath.org/conference
Join educators, parents, students, activists, and community members
from around the country to explore the connections between math
education and social justice. We invite you to share your
thoughts, lesson plans, questions and be a facilitator for a workshop,
interest group, or presentation. Facilitators may also choose to
present on topics related to math and social justice i.e. equity in
education, literacy and social justice, etc. Sessions need not be
entirely polished presentations as we hope to share ideas in order to
Goals of the conference:
Bring together educators, researchers, parents, activists, and students
to collectively discuss social justice and math education; Foster
new and innovative partnerships and collaborations; Create a space to
share resources, lesson plans, best practices, and other classroom
materials; Develop structures for ongoing discussion and working groups
about math and social justice; Organize a
national voice in the ongoing debate over math education reform; Plan
actions, advocacy, future meetings, etc.
Session Formats -
Workshops, Interest Group Gatherings, or Presentations.
All sessions will be one hour and 30 minutes in length. Workshops are
interactive sessions intended for 15-40 participants that may utilize a
variety of formats including small group work, open discussion, and
break-out sessions. Interest Group Gatherings are informal
bringing together 15-40 participants with similar interests for more
casual conversations to engage in network building, and collective
thinking around common issues, and do not require the facilitator to
present information. They are brain-storming sessions where the
facilitator helps guide a discussion around a common interest.
Presentations are lecture style sessions that may have one speaker or a
panel of speakers.
Contact: Taeko Onishi email@example.com (646)259-5602
other events and
TESOL worldwide calendar of events http://www.tesol.org/isaffil/calendar/index.html
from previous bulletins: REMINDERS,
SABES Resource Lists Available.
Reid [full message here]:
As you might know, Massachusetts now has a rigorous, stand-alone ABE
teacher's license. SABES, the System for Adult Basic Education
is a state-wide staff development system funded by MassDOE.
Ö[S]months ago I asked if NLA subscribers were interested in
SABES build resource lists, by standard, in support of teachers seeking
the new license here in Massachusetts. Many of you helped out,
you, and we've also worked with small groups of people locally to build
these 29 lists, now with over 150 resources--books, articles, websites,
and videos. The lists are now available on SABES's license
support website at http://www.sabes.org/license.
You can get quickly to the lists by clicking on the "new resources
link under What's New, or at any time by using the resources link on
bottom of every webpage. When you arrive at the chart listing the
29 standards, click on any standard to go to the resource list we've
for it. The lists are annotated; with the annotations,
who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in respect to a
standard can be more assured they're getting the resource they want or
need. If the resource can be viewed or downloaded on the Net,
provided a link.
Additionally, we want to improve these lists, so please
if you'd like to suggest additions or changes. BTW, the full list
of resources is also collected in a ProCite bibliography file, so if
use that software and would like to have your own "instant" database,
me know and I'll email you the file. As stated earlier, SABES is funded
by the Massachusetts Department of Education. To avoid confusion,
the website is not an official DOE site but rather one of SABES's means
of supporting license-seeking teachers in our state. Links to
DOE webpages, however, are provided on the site.
breathe - everyday yoga at your desk. http://www.mydailyyoga.com/yoga/everyday_yoga.html
what do you think? LR/RI has had an online survey
forever. Previously, those who may have come across the survey
asked to copy and paste it into an email message, or to print it and
it. Thanks to the brilliant technical support and inservice
provided by Brown University, the survey can now be completed on
I'd be grateful if you could please take the time to complete it.
While occasional word comes back about the work LR/RI has done, this
attempts to be somewhat more systematic in considering the work that's
done and the work that needs to be accomplished. Please complete
the survey at http://www.brown.edu/lrri
down and click on the link to the survey. If you lack web access
and wish to complete the survey, please contact LR/RI to receive one
snail mail or fax.
Please contact LR/RI if you have information, questions or
to share with adult educators in Rhode Island. Bulletins go out at
twice a month; more frequently when there's more to share. To
information for the next bulletin, please contact LR/RI by phone
mail (PO Box 1974, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912) or email.
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