Joint COABE/ProLiteracy Conference, March 15-19, 2010 in Chicago, IL

The following post appeared on the Diversity and Health Literacy  listservs – posted by Kaye Beall.

Hi all,

The Joint COABE/ProLiteracy Conference, hosted by the Illinois Adult and Continuing Education Association (IACEA), takes place in Chicago, IL, from March 15 to March 19.  For more information go to this link http://www.coabeproliteracy2010.org.

The LINCS Regional Resource Centers, Resource Collections, and Discussion Lists bring you panel presentations and sessions about research and the use high-quality resources. We’ll look forward to see you in Chicago!

National Institute for Literacy

Bringing Research and Practice Together

LINCS, the Literacy Information and Communication System, is the backbone of the National Institute for Literacy’s dissemination system, providing information on a variety of literacy-relevant topics, issues, and resources. As national attention has increasingly focused on the quality of instruction and educational resources, the LINCS emphasizes access to the highest quality information, especially scientifically based research and resources.

  1. 1. The Why and How of Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation: Using Research to Support Your Practice

Presenters:

Blaire Wilson Toso, Workforce Competitiveness Resource Collection (Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, The Pennsylvania State University)

Miriam Burt, English Language Acquisition Discussion List Moderator (Center for Applied Linguistics)

Tuesday, March 16

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

  1. 2. Using Focus-on-Form Grammar Activities with Adult English Language Learners

Presenters:

Miriam Burt, English Language Acquisition Discussion List Moderator (Center for Applied Linguistics)

Blaire Wilson Toso, Workforce Competitiveness Resource Collection (Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, The Pennsylvania State University)

Tuesday, March 16

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  1. 3. The Components of Numeracy: Tools for Engaging Learners in Meaningful Math (Co-sponsored by Adult Numeracy Network and LINCS)

Presenters:

Lynda Ginsburg, Basic Skills Resource Collection Consultant (Rutgers University)

Myrna Manly, Basic Skills Resource Collection Consultant

Wednesday, March 17

1:30 – 3:45 p.m.

  1. 4. Understanding and Applying Research in the Classroom

Presenter:

Kaye Beall, Regional Resource Center 1 (World Education/U.S.)

Wednesday, March 17

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  1. 5. Using Online Tools to Build Communities of Practice

Presenters:

Jackie Taylor, Professional Development Discussion List Moderator

Nell Eckersley, Technology Discussion List Moderator  (Literacy Assistance Center)

Wednesday, March 17

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

6. Bridging the Digital Divide

Presenters:

Chas Durant, Regional Resource Center 2 (Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee)

Tim Ponder, Workforce Competitiveness Resource Collection (Ohio Literacy Resource Center, Kent State University)

Thursday, March 18

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

7. Free! LINCS Resources and Training to Improve Your Literacy Services Locally

Presenters:

Kaye Beall, Regional Resource Center 1 (World Education/U.S.)

Thursday, March 18

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

  1. 8. Library Literacy for All (Co-sponsored by American Library Association Library Literacy Committee and LINCS)

Presenters:

Dale Lipschultz, Literacy Officer, American Library Association

Cyndi Colletti, Literacy Program Manager, Illinois State Library

Thursday, March 18

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  1. 9. Outcome Management for Literacy Coalitions (Co-sponsored by Community Literacy Strand, the Urban Institute, and LINCS)

Presenter:

Harry Hatry, Regional Resource Center 1 Consultant (Urban Institute)

Thursday, March 18

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

10. Health Literacy Resources

Presenter:

Julie McKinney, Basic Skills Resource Collection and Health Literacy Discussion List Moderator (World Education/U.S.)

Thursday, March 18

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

11. Using Resources from the National Institute for Literacy to Transition Students from the Five-Paragraph Essay to Writing for Postsecondary and Employment

Presenters:

Dianna Baycich, Basic Skills Resource Collection (Ohio Literacy Resource Center, Kent State University)

Barb Van Horn, Basic Skills Resource Collection (Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, The Pennsylvania State University)

Thursday, March 18

1:45 – 4:00 p.m.

12. Program Management and Planning:  Online Resources at Your Service

Presenters:

Marie Therese Cora, Program Management Resource Collection and Assessment Discussion List Moderator

Aaron Kohring, Program Management Resource Collection (Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee)

Gail Cope, Program Management Resource Collection (Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee)

Thursday, March 18

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

13. Reflecting on Your Practice: How Reflection Informs and Shapes Teacher Practice

Presenters:

Blaire Wilson Toso, Workforce Competitiveness Resource Collection (Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, The Pennsylvania State University)

Drucie Weirauch, Basic Skills Resource Collection (Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, The Pennsylvania State University)

Gail Cope, Program Management Resource Collection (Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee)

Friday, March 19

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

PLEASE JOIN US!

Stop by the Exhibit Booth for complimentary publications.

National Institute for Literacy

http://www.nifl.gov
1775 I Street NW ׀ Suite 730 ׀ Washington, DC ׀ 20006-2401
Telephone: 202/233-2025 ׀ Fax: 202/233-2050 ׀ info@nifl.gov

posted by:   Kaye Beall; Project Director; World Education; kaye_beall@worlded.org

www.worlded.org

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