|The Rhode Island Adult Education Professional Development
Center produces a bulletin roughly every
to three weeks in order
to inform area practitioners of news, events, and
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. To receive the bulletin via email, contact LR/RI.
To learn more about professional development
contact the RI AEPDC at (401) 456 -2838 or (401) 863-2839
January 4, 2008
New Year's Greetings. As always, calls for
participation, resources, employment and conference
opportunities. To post notices, please contact the RIPDC at the
phone or email above.
As always, calls for
and conference and workshop
and other resources. To post information, and/or to receive
the bulletin via email,
please contact the AEPDC or leave a message at
Wednesday, January 23, at
3:00 pm, Genesis Center, 620 Potters Avenue, Providence.
Please bring ideas and questions.
This is an open discussion group – practitioners with an
in adult ESOL are all welcome to attend.
The focus of this
session is on goal setting for ESOL learners at all levels. Goal
setting for what purposes?
Budget Road Map: Understanding the
basics about RI’s State Budget January 10th, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick (new location) Hosted by The Poverty
The state budget is one of the most important public
policy documents in Rhode Island. It provides an account of our state's
fiscal health and outlines the priorities of policymakers.
his conference will provide attendees with practical information
about a number of important topics related to the state’s finances
Influencing the state budget debate; Overview of trends in
revenues and spending;
Challenges and opportunities in state finances; Tax subsidies and
economic development with Greg Leroy, Good Jobs First
The cost is $20 per person. Continental breakfast and lunch will
Please make checks payable to the Poverty Institute and mail to:
The Poverty Institute, RI College School of Social Work,
Providence, RI 02908 Enclose check and/or please send the information
requested below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The New Practitioner Orientation (NPO) is designed to
provide an overview to the adult education system, its policies and
priorities, to practitioners new to the field and/or new to Rhode
Two-day sessions are offered for staff working 15
hours or more in adult education programs, and one-day sessions are
offered for part-time (up to 15 hours) staff. Topics include
assessment, characteristics of adult learners and practitioners,
systems and structures and policies relevant to adult education.
2008 two-day sessions:
Saturdays: February 2 and 9, 2008 9:30 am – 4 pm
Fridays: February 29 and March 14, 9:30 am – 4 pm
one day sessions:
Friday, January 18 9:30 am – 4 pm and Saturday, March
22 9:30 am – 4 pm
To attend an NPO session, please contact email@example.com.
Standards rollout: January
25th, 2-5 pm
The Learning Disabilities Work Group
in the process of collecting ideas for the successful teaching of adults who have low
literacy skills. We welcome your ideas for strategies,
plans and resources that have been useful to you in teaching
are reading in the EFL levels 1 and 2. Please send your ideas to Nancy
Fritz at Nancy@gencenter.org
and she will share them
with the LD group.
Call for Writings by Adult Basic/Literacy
Education Students -- Writers must be adult literacy/basic education
students attending classes or working with a tutor. Women's
Perspectives #3 (2008) / Women & Money : http://www.litwomen.org/perspectives.html
Women's Perspectives #3: Women and Money will
showcase writings by adult literacy/basic education students across all
levels. Student writers are encouraged to reflect and to write on the
theme of women and their experiences with finances, class, security,
income, and other everyday issues related to women’s lives as affected
Criteria for Selection: Originality, Creativity, Clarity, and Relevance
to the theme.
All forms of writings accepted. Original artwork about this theme will
also be accepted.
Lesson Planning Ideas & Worksheet also available: http://www.litwomen.org/perspectives.html
* Students have an opportunity to share their creativity, opinions,
insights, and courage with a national audience.
* Student writings make a significant contribution to supporting
student leadership and peer role modeling.
* Students whose writings are selected for publication, and their
teachers, will receive a printed copy of Women's Perspectives.
* Some writings will be selected to receive Honors or Honorable Mention
Awards. (Awards will include partial scholarships to attend the WE
LEARN Conference and/or cash award.) All students who send writing will
receive a certificate of participation. Deadline: January 18, 2008
from Thursday notes, December
Family Involvement Is Key to Children's School Success
A new Educational Testing Service report, The
Family: America's Smallest School, outlines how family and home
conditions affect children’s cognitive development and school
achievement in ways that persist throughout life. The report calls on
policymakers to improve home and family conditions to help all students
succeed. Critical factors examined include child care quality, parental
involvement in schools, parent-pupil ratio, family finances, literacy
development, student absences and physical home environments.
Washington Offers Model Policy on Fee Structures
Washington state has implemented a system-wide fee
structure for adult education programs, along with provisions for fee
"scholarships"” and waivers. The statewide policy allows local
providers to charge a fee of $25 ‘tuition’ per quarter for any adult
education program. Most local providers are community colleges. The fee
is flat regardless of how many hours, classes, or programs an adult
education student participates in during that quarter. The policy,
instituted in 2004 and subsequently modified, requires all programs or
schools to have a waiver or “scholarship” program for students who
cannot afford the fees. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for samples of
Washington’s policy materials.
New Mexico Creates Dual Enrollment Tuition Incentives
New Mexico has new legislation making it easier for
students to move from secondary to postsecondary education. The law
requires the Public Education Department and the New Mexico’s Higher
Education Department (NMHED) to develop a master agreement governing
dual credit courses taken by high school students that count both for
high school graduation and college credit. The law directs NMHED to
develop an incentive for institutions of higher education to offer
these courses without charging tuition. NMHED plans to build tuition
waivers into the standard formula at an initial cost of $1.92 million.
Illinois Passes We Want to Learn English Initiative
The Illinois legislature this fall authorized the
state’s community college board to establish and administer a We Want
to Learn English Initiative to provide resources for immigrants and
refugees to learn English. The new law allows the board to include
$15,000,000 in its budget proposal for the initiative, to be disbursed
by the board. Funds for the initiative may provide programs that teach
English to US citizens and others in lawful immigration status.
from Thursday notes, January 3, 2008
President Signs FY 2008
President Bush signed Congress’ final compromise on the FY 2008 budget
on Dec. 26. Congress implemented an across-the-board reduction of 1.747
percent for all programs. The legislation reduced adult education state
grants and national programs funds by about $12 million dollars,
compared to FY 2007 levels. Adult education state grants lost
$9,853,000, leaving $554,122,000 available for state adult education
programs, while national leadership lost $2,127,000, leaving $6,878,000
for research in FY 2008 funds. Career and technical education lost
$10,793,000 for FY 2008, compared to current levels, with $6,823,000
coming from basic state grants. Remaining for basic state grants in
that program is $1,174,730 for FY 2008.
OVAE Releases College
OVAE just released Adult Basic Education to Community College
Transitions Symposium Proceedings Report. The document supports OVAE’s
College and Careers Transition Initiative, strengthening community
colleges’ role in connecting secondary and postsecondary education. It
recaps OVAE’s 2006 symposium featuring experts on adult and
postsecondary education. They met in Washington to discuss a common
mission—creating ways for adult students to transition effectively from
secondary to postsecondary education and employment. The report
continues the national dialogue on challenges to this transition and
changes that help all students obtain the knowledge and skills to
participate fully in our nation’s future. The document will also be
posted to OVAE's website at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html.
2007 Immigrant Population
Reaches Record High
Planners of adult education services take note: the nation’s immigrant
population reached a record high of 37.9 million in 2007, according to
Immigrants in the United States, 2007: A Profile of America’s
Foreign-Born Population. The report, based on Census data, indicates
that today’s immigrants account for one in eight U.S. residents, the
highest level in 80 years. Over 10 million immigrants have arrived
since 2000, creating the highest seven-year period of immigration in
Almost one-third of these immigrants have not completed high school,
according to the report. The number of immigrants lacking a high school
diploma increased by 14% in 2007, compared to a 3 percent increase for
all workers, the report says.
Early results from an MDRC study of prisoners released and seeking jobs
suggest that transitional employment may help reduce recidivism. The
study, supported by the Department of Health and Human Services and
Department of Labor, uses random assignment and a control group.
First-year results indicate that having a job directly after release
and searching for permanent work reduces felony convictions and
incarceration for new crimes among ex-prisoners. Full results of the
study will be available in 2008.
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE: Reading Assessment Webcast, Part 2 - From
Assessment to Practice:
Research-Based Approaches to Teaching Reading to Adults Part 2:
Specific Instructional Strategies for
Fluency and Vocabulary, January 11, 1:30 - 2:45
Please join us on Friday, January 11, 2008
Part 2 of "From Assessment to Practice: Research-Based Approaches to
Teaching Reading to Adults" webcast. This follow-up webcast will focus
on specific instructional strategies for two other
components of reading, fluency and vocabulary. The presenters will show
how all four components provide a natural framework for assessing
adult students' reading ability, and how assessment results can
lead seamlessly to a program of instruction to improve students'
This 70-minute webcast is part two for the webcast presented on
September 28: From Assessment to Practice-Research-Based Approaches to
Teaching Reading to Adults
The main purpose of the first webcast was to present a compelling
rationale for the use of research-based principles for adult
reading instruction. The presenters used two components of
reading, word analysis and comprehension, as examples to illustrate
research-based practices, focusing on specific instructional
strategies derived from the research. For more
please contact email@example.com or call 202-233-2025 or online at: http://www.nifl.gov/.
Educational Workshop Opportunity -
Rhode Island Parent Information Network, 175 Main Street Pawtucket, RI
To schedule RIPIN Workshops, call Suzanne Tobin 401-727-4144 x123 or
800-464-3399 x123 (toll free in RI)
To view schedule of workshops: http://www.ripin.org/workshops.html
Basic Rights in Special Education February 5, 2008 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Pre-registration deadline: January 31, 2008
The ABC’s of IEPs April 2, 2008 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Pre-registration deadline: March 25, 2008
Basic Rights in Special Education May 14, 2008 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Pre-registration deadline: May 7, 2008
Workshops will be held at RI Parent Information Network
175 Main Street, Pawtucket ~seating is limited pre-registration is
requested to reserve seating-
For more information or to pre-register Please contact Suzanne Tobin at
401-727-4144 x123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For a copy of a PDF flyer in Spanish or in English, please send email
The Ed.D. in adult education, delivered
primarily online (along with one-week summer residencies) and designed
to combine a strong theoretical base and practical applications to
promote effective practice in the
field. Our students come from various backgrounds
including, K-12, Higher Education, corporate, the military, and other
settings where understanding adult learners, and designing,
and administering effective programs for adults is an essential
part of their current or future responsibilities.
Introduction to Family Literacy,
ADTED 456 and Interactive Literacy: Parents and Children, ADTED
458. Courses reflect the latest research on early literacy and
parent involvement, adult
learning and family literacy. January 23 - April 23. http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/FamilyLiteracyCertificate.shtml.
opportunities - large and less large
- 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
(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
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
A collection of resources to help small nonprofit organizations
including ways to motivate your board, sample fundraising letters,
advice, and tips to improve your
employment opportunities are generally sent as they
arrive via email; if you would like to receive this bulletin, and those
updates by email please contact
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
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
STATE OF WORKING RI 2007
The Poverty Institute's biennial study documenting trends in wages,
occupations, unemployment, and the state's workforce. The report points
out that the state's labor
force of 578,000 is more diverse, older and better educated than it was
two decades ago but workers face a triple whammy – slowing job growth,
eroding wages and benefits, and growing inequality.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
is pleased to announce the availability of our latest digest, Effects of
Instructional Hours and Intensity of Instruction on NRS Level Gain in
and Speaking. The digest reports on a descriptive study
examining the relationship between student performance on BEST Plus and
NRS level gain and class attendance. BEST Plus
pretest and posttest data for nearly 7,000 examinees were
analyzed to see how their performance at each National Reporting System
(NRS) educational functioning level varied according to number
of instructional hours and intensity of instruction. Results
showed that across all NRS educational functioning levels, the greater
the number of instructional hours, the higher the percentage of
who made an NRS level gain. There was also a general trend toward
greater NRS level gain for students with high levels of instructional
intensity than for those with low instructional intensity. Intensity
of instruction had the greatest impact on students at the
Beginning ESL Literacy, Low Intermediate ESL, and Advanced ESL levels.
To read the full digest, go to: http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/levelgain.html.
Other Online Resources
CAL is a private, nonprofit organization working to improve
communication through better understanding of language and culture. Our
Web site (http://www.cal.org/)
provides a wealth of
information on and access to many free resources. The following
links may be of particular interest:
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA): http://www.cal.org/caela --
Resources include briefs on a wide range of topics in adult ESL
education and research.
Literacy Education: http://www.cal.org/topics/le/
-- Resources include the report from the National Literacy Panel and a
report on adolescents learning English as a second language.
http://www.cal.org/topics/ri/ -- Resources include
information about refugee populations coming to the United States.
literacy site: http://www.google.com/literacy/
outstanding resource: http://www.youthliteracy.ca/
- Youth Literacy work in Canada
Shannon Gavin, a senior graduating from Brown this year, has developed
a new website, as her capstone project in Middle East Studies,
called Arab Perceptions of the United
Video Interviews from Amman, Jordan and Damascus,
Syria.You can view them, and supporting text at http://arabperceptions.wordpress.com
of Online Mathematics and its
articles, learning modules, "mathlets" (single-purpose learning tools),
reviews of online resources, and a developers' area. Search
contents of the journal by type of
resource (e.g., article), by subject (e.g., number concepts, data
presentation, plane geometry), or both. The journal makes
extensive use of graphics, animations, video clips, and other
media. Articles and other materials are peer reviewed.
(Mathematical Association of America, National ScienceFoundation)
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - The U.S.
Civics and Citizenship Online: Resource Center for
Instructors is available online at: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=b36e663784bcd010VgnVCM100000d1f1d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=b36e663784bcd010VgnVCM100000d1f1d6a1RCRD
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Assisting
Refugees with Disabilities Program has produced a Resource Guide for
Serving Refugees with Disabilities
- available at http://www.refugees.org/DisabilityGuide
The guide, written for refugee case managers
and those serving refugees with disabilities, includes 139 pages of
information about resources for serving adults and children with
housing for refugees with disabilities, assistive technology,
medical resources, citizenship and disability, benefits for refugees
with disabilities and more.
If you have any questions or technical assistance needs, please
contact Xuan Nguyen, Director of USCRI Health and Human Services at
email@example.com or at 202-347-3507 ext 3056.
Resources from EdChange family of Web
A new Classism and Poverty Awareness Quiz http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/quizzes.html
Social Justice News Service site http://mail.socialjusticenews.net/mailman/listinfo/news_socialjusticenews.net-
email-based news service, periodic email digests of links to articles
related to equity,
social justice, and multiculturalism from sources
all over the world.
New essays and links to essays http://www.edchange.org/publications.html
New essays in the Multicultural Education Research Room http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/papers.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
KET will host a Multimedia Utilization Workshop February 25-26, in
Lexington Kentucky using GED/Pre-GED Connection and Workplace
Essential Skills along with TV411 to teach best
practices for combining video, print and online materials to reach more
learners. For information, tentative agenda and registration,
or call Barbara Farha at 800.354.9067 before
COABE and the
Missouri Association for Adult, Continuing and Community Education
(MAACCE) invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the 2008 COABE National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, April 28 - May 1, 2008 at the Adam's Mark Hotel.
Learning Disabilities Association of
America's 45th Annual International Conference, Hilton Chicago
February 27 – March 1, focusing on research and findings in learning
workshops on Adults, Adult Education/GED, Transition, ESL,
Corrections, Medical, Mental Health, Professional Preparation, Public
Policy, and much more. Featured speakers include Dale Brown,
Andy Imparato, Nancie Payne, Anne Ford and Harry Sylvester.
Please log on http://www.ldaamerica.org/
for additional information and to view the entire program.
Or contact us via email (info@LDAAmerica.org) or phone
(888-300-6710) to receive the advance registration book. Multiple
copies of the book are also available for distribution.
WE LEARN 5th Annual (Net)Working Gathering
& Conference on Women & Literacy Building Alliances /
March 7- 8, Fordham Univ. at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Co-Sponsored with WE LEARN by Fordham Graduate School of Education
WE LEARN seeks presentation proposals from students (at all levels),
teachers, researchers, and community activists addressing related theme
issues & topics.
Women continue to be separated by culture, language, literacy,
geography; our differences are profound. The daily lives of women in
adult basic/literacy education remain especially complex
due to inequities based on race, class, gender, and other diversities.
This year’s conference will explore the differences that divide women
and look to ways of building alliances across those differences. DEADLINE: Nov. 30
Please apply using the Internet form.
advertiser, and exhibitor information also available:
Registration and hotel information will be available by the end of
November. Thanks. We look forward to your participation. - Mev Miller,
Equipped for the Future's Preparing
for Work: An EFF Work Readiness Course Training for Instructors in
Adult Education and Workforce Development March 11 and 12, Nashville,
Preparing for Work, developed by Equipped for
the Future at the Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee,
is a skills-based course designed for implementation in organizations
agencies involved in preparing their clients and students for
entry level work. Each of the instructional modules that comprise the
Preparing for Work course has integrated the specific SCANS tasks
(Secretary's Commission on Achieving Basic Skills) and the EFF
Content Standards, identified on the National Work Readiness Credential
(NWRC) profile.The learning activities within the curriculum, designed
model authentic, work related experiences and tasks, provide
opportunities for learners to apply the skills being taught, with an
added focus on how skills transfer from one situation or context to
another as individuals advance along a career path.
Please Note: This training is intended for instructors and is not
a training for trainers.
Register on-line at: http://utk-cls.ra.utk.edu/register/eff_event.asp
deadline is February 22.
For more information please contact: Anna Bogle, Professional
Development Coordinator, Equipped for the Future, 600 Henley Street,
Suite 312 Knoxville, TN 37996 email@example.com
On March 26 Bristol Community College will
hold an event to recognize the power of community-based efforts. In
recognition of the 50th anniversary of Dollars for Scholars, the
College is planning a conference entitled From Dream to Reality:
Grassroots Empowerment for Student Success. The focus of the
conference is on community efforts that are attempting to make a
difference in student success and persistence in education from
kindergarten through higher education. A recent report by the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation concluded that: "High dropout rates are a
silent epidemic afflicting our nation’s high schools;" a recent
article in Community College Journal referred to the over 1.5 million
students who failed to graduate high school in 2006 as the 'lost
generation.' We know also that this problem exists on all levels of
We invite you to consider making a presentation showcasing your own
best practices of grassroots efforts. We hope to feature a number of
workshops from individuals and community groups who are working in a
variety of ways to combat student attrition and encourage persistence
on all levels of education. We would also welcome workshops dealing
with research on this matter as well as ideas for classroom practice
related to this topic. The conference will also include guest speakers
and performance artist Brooke Haycock from the Education Trust.
For the workshop presentation form or for more information, contact
Denise DiMarzio at Bristol Community College at
Health Literacy Summit
March 25–26, Indianapolis, IN
Health literacy is often defined as the ability to read, understand,
and act upon health-related information. Improving health literacy may
improve the health status and quality of life of America’s adults,
especially among adults with marginal literacy skills. Learn about
research on health literacy and resources for implementing health
literacy programming. Breakout sessions for adult educators, health
care workers, and others interested in health literacy include: Health
Literacy and Older Adults,Health Literacy Study Circles, Student Health
Teams, Testing Impact of Health Literacy in Adult Literacy and
Integrated Family Approach Programs Individual registration fees to
cover materials and meal are $30. Attendees must make hotel
arrangements at Holiday Inn Select, 317-244-6861, by February 26.
Contact Kaye Beall, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tim Ponder,
email@example.com, to learn more.
Read, Rattle and
Roll: National Community literacy Leadership Conference,
12-14. Conference goals: to build on the national community
literacy discourse that is uniting communities
and promoting the vision
of 100% literacy through 100% community engagement; to demonstrate
strategies that business, local government, funders and educational
stakeholders can use to support the creation
of highly literate
communities; to share models, resources and success
stories from a
diverse group of coalitions, and to
inspire community leaders and coalition board members through a process
nd education to build the capacity of collaborative
community efforts through literacy infusion. http://www.literacypowerline.com/details2008.html
Worlds of TESOL: Building Communities of
Practice, Inquiry, and Creativity New York City, April 2-5,
Registration opens December 3;
$265 members (advanced registration)
$460 non-member (advanced registration).
Radical Mathematics, Creating Balance
in an Unjust World 2008 Conference on Math Education and Social
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, April 4th - April 6th
A Declaration of Numeracy: Empowering Adults through Mathematics
Education, 15th International Conference 2008 June 30th - July 3rd
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia
ALM is an international research forum that brings together those
engaged and interested in research and developments in the field of
adult mathematics/numeracy teaching and learning.
The ALM conference has not met in the United States since 2000
and offers American educators a unique opportunity to meet colleagues
from around the world who share their interest
in adult mathematics education. CALL FOR PAPERS -
Proposal form at http://www.alm-online.net/
DEADLINE for submission: 22 February.
other events and
TESOL worldwide calendar of events http://www.tesol.org/isaffil/calendar/index.html
breathe - everyday yoga at your desk. http://www.mydailyyoga.com/yoga/everyday_yoga.html