Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Adult Education and Literacy WeekAs part of the Educate & Elevate Campaign, COABE and NAEPDC are proud to support the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL Week) which is taking place September 24-30, 2017! AEFL Week is an opportunity to come together as a field to celebrate adult education and raise our visibility with legislators, funders, and the community at large. There are a number of tools from the Educate & Elevate Campaign that have been developed to assist you and your state in your outreach efforts. Learn more about AEFL week here.

• Join the dedicated social media channels on Twitter and Facebook and campaign hashtags #educate&elevate and #AEFLWeek to support National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week in September 2017.
• Share inspiring data sheets and fact sheets as well as riveting adult learner and employer success stories.
• Get on the COABE App, generously sponsored by Aztec Software, and share about what you are doing to promote Educate & Elevate and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.

This week, thanks to a generous partnership with Aztec Software, COABE will hold its fourth Capitol Hill Day which will take place during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week on September 26, 2017.

21st Century Skills and Strategies: Integrating the English Language Proficiency Standards with Contextualized Task-Based Learning

During this day-long professional development session you will focus on how project-based learning expands and refines our learners’ 21st century skills as they use language “to collaborate on a plan, negotiate tasks, contribute ideas and constructive criticism, assess progress, and achieve consensus on various issues” relevant to the learner. (Finn Miller, 2010, p. 4). Building on the instructional shifts in the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards, you will have the opportunity to analyze and apply the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards’ integrated approach to instructional planning.

Facilitator: Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Lighthearted Learning


Audience: 
Teachers with Intermediate and Advanced Levels of English Language Learners

August 31st.    Registration at 8:30am, Training begins at 9am.   Lunch will be provided

Register Here!

3 organizations in Rhode Island are accredited to provide immigration, citizenship and refugee services in the state:

Dorcas International Institute of RI:   Walk-in consultations M-F 9am-4pm at 645 Elmwood Ave, Providence on a first come first serve basis, or e-mail contact information (name, phone number and best time to call) to immigration@diiri.org for a free telephone consultation.   Immigration appointments can also be made by calling 401-784-8600.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence’s services and contact info is here:  https://dioceseofprovidence.org/immigration-refugee-services

Progreso Latino’s immigration, citizenship and consultation services information is available at: http://www.progresolatino.org/Immigration.html

The PDC is Hiring!

We are hiring a Workforce Professional Development Specialist with the RI Adult Education Professional Development Center (the PDC)

This full time position runs through June 30, 2017, with the possibility of extension pending.

Purpose of Position:    To work as a team member to develop, coordinate, and facilitate quality professional development opportunities to meet the needs and strengths of adult education practitioners in Rhode Island as they transition to the new terms and conditions of a pending RFP and programmatic changes. This position will also focus on workforce and career pathways development within both the field of adult education and in the wider workforce system.

 

We seek a motivated individual to help reimagine and expand the system of AE professional development in Rhode Island.

 

Responsibilities:

The PD Specialist is expected to:

  • Work collaboratively as a team member to achieve objectives and deliverables outlined in the Professional Development Center’s annual Center work plan;
  • Participate in an ongoing work plan development process including conducting formal and informal PD needs assessments of the field;
  • Keep current in relevant area(s) of expertise and help ensure that PD Center trainings, workshops and related activities all reflect current research and best practice in the fields of adult learning and professional development;
  • In consultation with PDC staff, respond to individual requests from the field regarding area(s) of expertise;
  • Support the tracking and organizing of resources and documentation of PD activities using web based tools such as Google Apps, WordPress and social media;
  • Help represent the PDC statewide, regionally and nationally at conferences, professional organizations, task forces and the like;
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings;
  • Develop an annual Individual Professional Development Plan and annually review progress toward goals with supervisor;
  • Document all PD activities for which he/she is the lead and contribute to quarterly and annual reports as appropriate;

 

Minimum Requirements*:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and online communication skills;
  • Experience advising adults in postsecondary or community organizations;
  • Facilitation skills – ability to facilitate meetings, interact with a range of groups for a variety of purposes
  • Skilled at working in diverse and inclusive situations
  • Education: At least a bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred.
  • Knowledge of K12, adult, and higher education systems and community resources preferred.
  • A commitment to social justice and advocacy for the field
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, capacity to multi task, and a high energy level.
  • Ability to work with collaborative and social media tools: WordPress experience a plus

 

Closing Date:   Until position is filled

 

Submit letter of intent and resume to:

Jill Holloway         jholloway@riaepdc.org

c/o West Bay Collaborative

144 Bignall St,

Warwick, RI 02888

401-941-8353 x113

 

*West Bay Collaborative / Adult Education PD Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Broadband RI Digital Literacy Instructor Training has transitioned to the PD Center!

As BBRI has ‘sunsetted’ (i.e. Recovery Act monies/grants have ended), their hard and nationally recognized work around bridging the digital divide in the adult population has been transferred to the PD Center.

This means that during 2014, PDC and BBRI staff & consultants worked closely to make sure that the resources created under BBRI’s watch will continue to be available in updated form through this website…and that the revised training will be available through the PDC for years to come.

We’re glad to be a part of the sustainability plan of this important work!  Please click the icon to the right to review all of these important resources (including links to online Northstar training and information).

Annual RI Adult Education Conference- October 1, 2015

conference 1Mark Your Calendars!

The Annual RI Adult Education conference will be held on October 1, 2015

at New England Tech (East Greenwich Campus of NEIT)

Consider submitting a proposal for presenting What Works! (for your learners, your program,or yourself as a practitioner).  Click here for a proposal form.

Registration for attendees will open in May.