As 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.
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
Learners and practitioners are being impacted by the recent changes in federal and state responses to immigration and refugee programs. Below are resources and links to reputable programs: guidelines, posters and phone #’s are available at each:
Literacy Resources of RI has a comprehensive set of resources at: http://literacyresourcesri.org/advocate.html
“Know Your Rights,” from the ACLU website https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights Link to a series of their helpful, short videos (in English and Spanish) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB1VEwmoEpE&index=5&list=PLwfdTKcPlB5myPEc7qSjYkJo0CzEPQX6ihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX_XOnesuvI&index=13&list=PLwfdTKcPlB5myPEc7qSjYkJo0CzEPQX6i
US Attorney’s Office of RI: If you or someone you know has been the victim of an immigration raid or hate crime, report it! Contact Amy Romero, RI Assistant US Attorney firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
1. Free Tax Assistance flyers from United Way available: English Spanish
2. Citizens Bank has announced grants of up to $50,000 “to improve our neighbors’ financial literacy” to eligible non-profit organizations through a competitive funding process. From January 4 – January 29, 2016, applications will be accepted from nonprofits for financial literacy programs that teach good financial practices. Apply today to be considered for funding.
Click here for one excellent financial literacy curriculum site from the Dallas Fed. What curriculum do you use for your financial literacy program?
To all who attended the Annual RI AE Conference on October 1st, we thank you for enthusiastic participation! To all who also Presented in one of the 25 workshops, we thank you most especially: as your willingness to share your best practices and wisdom is key to the continual improvement in our field!
Please send any/all workshop handouts, ppts, etc., that you would like to share to us, and we will post them on the Conference 2015 page of this website.
Please see details about the Initiative and opportunities for technical assistance and professional development on our TPP page! These are supported by the federal Incentive Award monies earned by the field in 2013-14!
Mark Your Calendars:
The Annual RI Adult Education conference will be held
on October 1, 2015
at New England Tech (East Greenwich Campus of NEIT)
Registration is open from June 5th through September 21st, 2015.
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).