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Continuing Professional Education Course Offerings August–December 2012 Assessment Career and College Readiness Data Management Digital Literacy ESOL

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ON THE COVER

MAGDA KIELISZEK VESOL Instructor Center for Immigration and Training (CIET) LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

CLIVE BYASS GED Teacher The Osborne Association

ALISON MILLAN Director of Immigrant Services Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House Literacy practitioners whose photos are included in this catalog are past winners of Literacy Recognition Awards from the LAC and the Book Industry Guild of New York.


Continuing Professional Education Offerings August–December 2012

Contents Definitions/Descriptions

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About LAC

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LAC Fee-Based Services

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Registration Policies

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LAC Networks

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Assessment

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Career and College Readiness

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Data Management

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Digital Literacy

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ESOL

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Course Calendar

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GED

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Health Literacy

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Numeracy

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Program Leadership

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Reading and Writing

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LAC Academy

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Professional Development Planning Worksheet

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Facilitators

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Organizations Served by the NYSED RAEN 2012–2013

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Index

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Our Collaborators

Inside Back Cover

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Definitions/Descriptions Cohort Groups

Social Media

Cohort groups are made up of individuals with similar interests who engage in a course of study together over a set period of time. Cohort members make a commitment to attend all sessions and participate in group activities. Individuals must apply and be accepted to participate in some programs, such as the certificate programs listed on page 24 and following.

Social media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. In adult education, social media tools provide inexpensive access to an array of online activities and an exciting way to incorporate real-life computer skills into language and literacy instruction.

Digital Literacy

Short for web-based seminar, a webinar can be a presentation, lecture, workshop, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. Our webinars are free but require that participants have access to a computer with internet access and a phone line for the audio portion of the webinar. Our webinars will be recorded and shared, but participating in the live webinar allows you to interact with the presenter and other attendees.

Digital literacy is the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digital technology. Digitally literate people can communicate and work more efficiently, especially with those who possess the same knowledge and skills. Digital literacy encompasses computer hardware, software packages (particularly those used most frequently by businesses), the Internet, cell phones and smartphones, and other digital devices. A person who uses these skills to interact with society may be called a digital citizen.

Networks Networks are groups of like-minded people who share similar interests and concerns. They connect network members, face-to-face and electronically, to exchange information, promising practices, issues, and concerns.

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Webinars

Workshops In workshops, a facilitator introduces new skills, and participants become actively engaged in exploring ways to use them, often through group activities. Most workshop sessions at the LAC are hands-on and use a combination of simulations, role play, demonstrations, and both large- and small-group activities. Single workshops are either full-day or half-day. Workshop series are developmental. Each succeeding session builds on those that came before; participants are expected to attend the entire series.


About the LAC The Literacy Assistance Center has worked to increase opportunities for adults with low literacy skills and limited English language proficiency since we were founded in 1983. We help expand opportunities in two ways: by strengthening adult literacy programs and by assisting literacy providers to develop the skills and understanding they need to serve clients confronting literacy barriers. Our data management support, continuing professional education courses, and technical assistance enable these programs to improve the quality of their instruction and the efficiency of their organizations. The literacy services they provide open up new worlds, including better jobs, better health, and greater engagement in the lives of people in the community. Our expertise and the networks that we have developed in the adult literacy community now assist a wide range of cultural, educational, financial, health, and legal agencies and institutions. What they have in common is an eagerness to improve their services for people with limited literacy skills. We help to heighten their sensitivity to the challenges low literacy can create. Then we support them in improving their communication skills and strategy development, which can encourage their clients to take full advantage of the opportunities they provide. Please visit our website at www.lacnyc.org.

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LAC Fee-Based Services Consulting and Coaching Would you or your organization benefit from working one-on-one with a professional consultant or coach? LAC consulting and coaching services foster effectiveness in adult education leadership and resilience in organizations. We work directly with executive directors, senior program managers, project coordinators, and emerging leaders to provide support in key impact areas.

Curriculum Development Do you have a consistent, effective curriculum that directly addresses the needs and goals of the adult learners in your program? Would you like your student and teacher publications to have a professional appearance? According to the latest research and professional wisdom, one of the most common indicators of high program quality is the use of curricular frameworks that are sequenced, specifically designed for the target audience, and based on the

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particular educational concepts that the target audience needs to learn. The LAC can help you develop customized, effective, contextualized workplace or special targetaudience curricula for your ESOL, ABE, or ASE programs. Curriculum Development Services at the LAC can prepare your materials for publication according to your specifications.

Customized Training Could a group of professionals in your organization benefit from a workshop? We deliver customized continuing professional education to your staff, at your location or another that you might prefer. This special service includes all course materials. In addition to designing customized professional development to your program specifications, workshops and courses listed in the catalog can be adjusted to meet your particular staff needs. For customized pricing, contact Jim Meier at 212.803.3302 or JimM@lacnyc.org.


Registration Policies 1. Registration is required for all LAC courses. Non-registered walk-ins will not be admitted to workshops. 2. LAC reserves the right to cancel any event that does not have a minimum of 8 registrants by the required registration date (3 days before the event). You will be notified if the event you have registered for is cancelled.

After you register 1. You will receive an immediate confirmation email through Eventbrite, the registration system the LAC uses to process your registration. 2. On the day of your workshop, report on time to the Registration Office in Suite 1250 for directions to the training room. See policies at left.

3. If you are wait-listed, you will be advised if a space becomes available at least one day before the workshop date. Do not show up for a workshop if you have been put on the wait list.

3. If you do not receive confirmation of your registration within a couple of days, please call us at 212-803-3348.

4. All sessions begin at the stated time in the schedule. Plan on participating in the full workshop event, as late comers and early leavers are disruptive to the work and atmosphere in the room.

5. If you find out that you cannot attend an event after registering, please let us know by either emailing DannyL@lacnyc.org or calling 212-803-3348.

Register Online Go to www.lacnyc.org, scroll over Events and Registration, and then click on Registration/Calendar from the dropdown menu. In person Come to the LAC at 39 Broadway, Suite 1250, to visit the Registration Office Smartphone: U  sing a QR reader app, scan this QR code to get to the full listing of all our events on Eventbrite. Registrations are accepted in the order that they are received.

39 Broadway

4. Be sure to bring your confirmation slip with you when you come to the LAC.

Information Workshop dates and times are subject to change. For the most current information, go to www.lacnyc.org/profdev/calendar or call 212-803-3348. Travel directions The Literacy Assistance Center is located at 39 Broadway, Suite 1250, NY, NY 10006. By subway 1. 4, 5 to Bowling Green Station Exit at Bowling Green and Broadway. Walk north on Broadway for two blocks. 39 Broadway will be on your left. 2. 1, 9, or W to Rector Street Station Exit at Rector Street. Walk east on Rector Street for 1 block and make a left onto Broadway. Continue to 39 Broadway. 3. J, M, or Z to Broad Street Station. Take Stock Exchange exit. Walk south on Broad Street one block to Exchange Place and make a right onto Exchange Place. Walk to Broadway and make a left. Continue to 39 Broadway. By bus Take the M1 or M6 bus to Broadway and Morris Street or take the M15 bus to South Ferry.

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LAC Networks GED Testing Network

New York City Literacy Zone Network

Facilitator: Nell Eckersley

Facilitators: Nell Eckersley & Winston Lawrence Audience: Staff of agencies receiving Literacy Zone funding from NYSED ACCES

Audience:  NYC GED test administrators, GED testing staff, GED program preparation staff The GED Testing Network, a collaboration between the LAC and the New York State Department of Education, is open to all organizations that provide GED preparation and testing services. Joining the network is a great way to get updates and perspectives on policies that affect administration of GED programs. The network provides a space for discussing local issues and challenges and their policy implications. Participants learn from each other, sharing resources and current practices. Learn how you can pilot elements of the New York State GED reform program and participate in the GED Compass website. Dates: NTW 101-13 - Wednesday, August 22 NTW 102-13 - Wednesday, October 17 NTW 103-13 - Wednesday, December 19 Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

New York City Regional Adult Education Network Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: Program managers of adult education programs funded by NYSED ACCES The NYSED ACCES RAEN of NYC provides comprehensive staff development resources to state-funded adult education programs, giving practitioners the skills required to meet or exceed state benchmarks for the National Reporting System (NRS) core indicators (see www.nrsweb.org). The activities focus on research and policy analysis, sharing evidence-based practices, and aligning adult education with higher education to ensure a smooth transition.

With a total of 11 Literacy Zones now funded in New York City, the New York City Literacy Zone Network provides a space for Literacy Zone staff to meet and learn from one another as well as to receive updates from NYSED ACCES. Dates: NTW 106-13 - Thursday, September 27 NTW 107-13 - Thursday, November 29 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

New York College Transition Network Facilitators: Nell Eckersley & Winston Lawrence Audience: Program managers and administrators The New York College Transitions Network (NYCTN) was formed through a partnership of the Literacy Assistance Center and the NYSED RAEN of New York City with the National College Transition Network. The network provides a venue for New York-based adult education providers to explore issues associated with post-secondary transition for adult students. The NYCTN supports the establishment and strengthening of college transition services for adult literacy students through technical assistance, professional development, collegial sharing, and advocacy. It also provides increased visibility for this critical sector of the adult basic education system. Participants discuss policy and share best practices; take part in local, national, and online professional development events; and connect with and contribute to the national movement to ensure post-secondary transition services. Date: NTW 108-13 - Thursday, December 13 Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Dates: NTW 104-13 - Tuesday, September 25 NTW 105-13 - Thursday, November 29 Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Workshop and network meeting dates and times are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, go to www.lacnyc.org/profdev/calendar or contact Nell Eckersley at NellE@lacnyc.org.


Assessment Ensuring standards of student assessment practice that support adult learning

Best Plus Test Administrator Training

Best Plus Test Refresher Training

Facilitator: Be Jensen Audience: ESOL instructors, testing staff

Facilitator: Be Jensen Audience:  Previously certified BEST Plus test administrators

Become a certified BEST Plus test administrator. Participants will practice administering the print-based or computer-based version of the test and will become familiar with CAL’s standardized testing procedures and scoring rubric . Participants receive a test administrator guide and practice CD. Dates: AST 101-13 - Thursday, August 30 AST 102-13 - Thursday, September 27 AST 103-13 - Thursday, December 6 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) require that BEST Plus test administrators attend a refresher training once a year in order to continue as BEST Plus test administrators. The refresher course provides a comprehensive review. Dates: AST 104-13 - Friday, September 21 AST 105-13 - Tuesday, December 4 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

TABE Test Administrator Training Facilitator: Be Jensen Audience: ABE and GED instructors Increase rigor when administering the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Become familiar with TABE, Forms 9 and 10, as an assessment tool for placing students, monitoring student progress, planning instruction, and improving your program. Learn about the various TABE materials, especially the Locator Test, the Complete Battery Form, and the Survey Form. Compare the different levels, content, and formats of the test. Participants learn how to administer the test and interpret scores using the Norms Book. They will be able to use the Diagnostic Profile to determine student learning needs, reflect on the relationship between TABE scores and instruction, and understand student functional skills at various National Reporting System (NRS) levels. Dates: AST 106-13 - Tuesday, September 18 AST 107-13 - Tuesday, November 13 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

“I have a background working with high school students, so teaching adults was new for me. Linda’s support during these last

LINDA PELC Instructional Facilitator, Region 1 NYC DOEd - OACE

two years has helped me to grow as both a teacher and an ongoing learner.” Della Rush, ESOL teacher

Bronx Adult Learning Center

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Career and College Readiness Revisiting Equipped for the Future (EFF) in a Contextualized Curriculum Using American Film Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers The Equipped for the Future framework and standards—better known as EFF—were created during the Clinton administration to build nationwide consensus on the goals of teaching and learning for adults in the 21st century. The 16 EFF standards answer a complex question: What do adults need to know in order to carry out their roles and responsibilities as workers, parents and family members, and citizens and community members? These standards are especially relevant for creating effective work-based and contextualized ESOL, ABE, and GED prep programs. This workshop will re-introduce EFF, which is now undergoing a revival, and then demonstrate how its standards can be implemented in an innovative contextualized curriculum using American film. Date: CCR 101-13 - Friday, November 9 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Identifying Learning Styles and Preferences Facilitator: Angelo Ditta Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers See description page 10. Date: DIG 106-13 - Friday, October 12 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Academic and Social Etiquette for Pre-College ELLs Facilitator: Ashley Fifer Audience: ESOL instructors See description page 13. Date: ESL 103-13 - Tuesday, August 28 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Supporting Skilled Immigrants: An ESOL Practitioner’s Toolkit Facilitators: P  aul Feltman, Katherine Gebremedhin, Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL instructors, program managers

Basics of Wiggio (webinar)

See description page 15.

Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Date: ESL 113-13 - Thursday, October 25

See description page 12. Date: DIG 102-13 - Thursday, October 11 Time: 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

“I believe he loves this profession and that is why for over 20 years he is still around doing the same work. He is really a skilled teacher, trainer, and manager.” Maria Cortines, student

NESTOR TEBIO

Program Manager Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens ESOL Program

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Data Management Are You Using ASISTS Reports to Their Greatest Potential? Facilitators: Nell Eckersley & Kate Tornese Audience: Program managers, data managers, data entry staff In this workshop, we will review the reports available in ASISTS and see how you can use them to uncover areas in your program that may need attention. Date: DTM 101-13 - Tuesday, October 16 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

ASISTS Data Roundtable, Quarter 1 (webinar) Facilitator: Kate Tornese Audience:  Program managers, data managers, data entry staff

and meaningful pieces. A basic understanding of Excel is recommended. Date: DTM 104-13 - Wednesday, October 10 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Google Apps for Data Collection, Data Management, and Collaboration Facilitator: John Lyons Audience: Data managers, program managers This workshop will explore the uses of Google Apps, an online application for collaborative work, data collection, and data management. We will briefly explore using Google as a collaborative writing platform and as a digital drop box. We will then explore the uses of Google spreadsheets and Google forms. Finally, each participant will create a Google form for collecting information.

This is an informal quarterly opportunity to ask questions and share data experiences with other people working with NRS data. This webinar will focus on issues surrounding end-of-year data for FY2012 and Quarter 1 data for FY2013. Registration is required.

Date: DTM 105-13 - Thursday, November 15

Date: DTM 102-13 - Monday, September 24

Facilitator: Rosemary Matt Audience: Program managers, data managers, data entry staff

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ASISTS Data Roundtable, Quarter 2 (webinar) Facilitator: Kate Tornese Audience: Program managers, data managers, data entry staff

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Major Changes to NRS for FY2013 (webinar)

This webinar will take you through the major changes underway with the National Reporting System, particularly issuess surrounding goal setting, exiting, and surveying your students. Date: DTM 106-13 - Thursday, October 11

This is an informal quarterly opportunity to ask questions and share data experiences with other people working with NRS data. Registration is required.

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: DTM 103-13 - Tuesday, November 13

Facilitator: Venu Thelakkat Audience: Data managers, program managers

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Excel for Data Management Facilitator: John Lyons Audience: Data managers, program managers This workshop will cover uses of Microsoft Excel to manage program data. The workshop will begin with an overview of quick ways to clean and organize data. The bulk of session will focus on the use of filters and pivot tables to explore and reorganize data into useful

Using Census Data to Understand Your Program and Community

The U.S. Census website is a great resource for program leaders who want to understand their community and the people they are serving. This interactive workshop helps you identify and understand key census data. It walks you through downloading and analyzing the fields you need and creating informative presentations. Date: DTM 107-13 - Thursday, September 13 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Digital Literacy Got Google? Facilitator: Andrea Lawrence Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors In this workshop, we will explore the uses of Google in the classroom. You’ll be exposed to various Google tools and learn how to choose the ones that are relevant for your class. Date: DIG 103-13 - Wednesday, December 12 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Harnessing All Those Mobile Phones in Your Classroom Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors When was the last time you used your cell phone to calculate a tip, send a message to a colleague, look up information on the Internet, or take and share a photograph? These are all actions you can use in the classroom to create learner-centered experiences, adding the excitement factor that helps learners spend more time and energy on task. In this session, we will review the basics of mobile learning and using cell phones in the classroom. You’ll come away with three ready-to-use lessons using cell phones. Date: DIG 104-13 - Wednesday, November 7 Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Identifying Learning Styles and Preferences Facilitator: Angelo Ditta Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers In this workshop, you will identify your own learning style and preferences. This identification will help you become aware of the many learning styles and preferences at work in your classroom so you can enable students to tap the strengths of their own learning styles and preferences. You will create your own learning style and preference inventory in PowerPoint.

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Introduction to Instructional Technology: The Hardware Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: Program managers, instructors How do you hook up a laptop to a projector? How you set up and participate in a webinar? What do you need to consider when creating a lab or buying computers or tablets? We will answer these questions and more in this hands-on workshop. No previous experience necessary! Date: DIG 107-13 - Tuesday, October 30 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Making Meaning Out of Twitter, Part 1 (webinar) Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers This one-hour webinar explains the basics of Twitter, including hashtags, retweets, and how to find people to follow. Date: DIG 109-13 - Tuesday, December 4 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Making Meaning Out of Twitter, Part 2 (webinar) Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers This one-hour webinar explores online tools that enhance the use of Twitter, including TweetDeck, TweetChat, PaperLi, and HootCourse. Date: DIG 110-13 - Tuesday, December 18 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Using Blogs to Prepare for GED 2014 Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers See description page 16.

Date: DIG 106-13 - Friday, October 12

Date: GED 102-13 - Wednesday, December 5

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Using iPads with Students and for Your Own Productivity

Arts & Technology in the ESOL Classroom

Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience:  ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers

Facilitator: Regina Ress Audience: ESOL and ABE instructors

The iPad is particularly valuable for education because of the vast number of teaching and learning apps available. We will explore some keys apps, discuss how to find other apps as you need them, and review the process for setting up an iPad lab in your program. You’ll also learn to use the iPad to improve your efficiency in your practice. No previous iPad experience is necessary; iPad 3s will be provided for use during the training.

Date: ESL 104-13 - Friday, October 19

Date: DIG 112-13 - Friday, September 14

Date: ESL 115-13 - Wednesday, September 5

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

See description on page 13. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Teaching ESOL One to One Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL instructors, program managers See description page 15.

“[Bi Ming] offers wisdom (a word I do not use lightly), earning her the title of

BI MING LONG

Volunteer Assistant Teacher University Settlement Society

the ‘moral mother’ of our class.” June Foley

Family Literacy Program

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Digital Literacy Tech Tool Webinar Series

We are offering a six-week series of 20-minute webinars on five free technology tools you can use with your students and staff. Each webinar is a standalone event, so feel free to pick the ones you’re most interested in. You are invited to join an online community between webinars to work with the tools and plan how to integrate them into your practice.

Basics of Wiggio (webinar) Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers A 20-minute webinar on the basics of Wiggio, a free online tool to manage online communities. Wiggio includes a folder to share documents and links, a shared calender, a discussion forum, live chat, conference call capabilities, and a to-do list. It’s a great tool for connecting staff or students. Date: DIG 102-13 - Thursday, October 11

How to Use Pinterest in Teaching and Learning (webinar) Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers A 20-minute webinar on Pinterest, the fast-growing social network site that focuses on images. Learn how to use this tool for your own learning as well as that of your students. Date: DIG 105-13 - Thursday, November 1 Time: 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Time: 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Basics of Twitter (webinar) Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers This 20-minute webinar explores the basics of Twitter and why it is a valuable education tool. Date: DIG 101-13 - Thursday, October 18 Time: 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

What the Heck Are QR Codes? (webinar) Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers This 20-minute webinar explains QR codes: what they are and how to create them. We will explore lesson ideas including how to use QR codes to make reading a multimodal experience and using QR codes to access content via mobile devices both inside and outside the classroom.

Tools to Make Twitter Even More Useful (webinar) Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers This 20-minute webinar explores free online tools that make Twitter even more useful, including TweetChat, TweetDeck, HootSuite, and HootCourse. We’ll also talk about using Twitter on cell phones. Date: DIG 111-13 - Thursday, November 8 Time: 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

LiveBinders for Projects and Portfolios (webinar) Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers

Date: DIG 113-13 - Thursday, October 25

This 20-minute webinar introduces LiveBinders, an online tool that allows you to create, share, and collaborate on collections of websites on any topic you choose.

Time: 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Date: DIG 108-13 - Thursday, November 15 Time: 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

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ESOL Reading and Writing for the Naturalization Process (morning sessions) Facilitators: Michael Jones & U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service ESOL team Audience: ESOL instructors, program managers, civics counselors This two-session symposium will focus on the reading and writing skills needed to complete the naturalization process and pass the English language assessment. The USCIS ESOL team will not only explain the naturalization process but will also provide lesson plans and classroom resources to use in your ESOL and civics classes. USCIS certificates of participation will be awarded. Date: ESL 101-13 - Wed. & Thurs., Sept. 19 & 20 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Reading and Writing for the Naturalization Process (afternoon sessions repeated from morning sessions) Facilitators: Michael Jones & USCIS ESOL team Audience: ESOL instructors, program managers, civics counselors This two-session symposium is a repeat of the morning session. Dates: ESL 102-13 - Wed. & Thurs., Sept. 19 & 20 Time: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Academic and Social Etiquette for Pre-College ELLs Facilitator: Ashley Fifer Audience: ESOL instructors The consequences of not addressing appropriate communication with pre-college ESOL students can be dire. In a world of Facebook, text messaging, and on-line chat, most ESOL students never get a chance to learn to speak and write in a more formal professional voice. This workshop will demonstrate

how to use TV clips, radio segments, youTube videos, and authentic material generated by students to explore the topic of civility in the classroom and the society at large. Each activity offers integrated listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice. The objective: to help ESOL students achieve cultural competence in spoken and written communication in academic settings. Date: ESL 103-13 - Tuesday, August 28 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Arts & Technology in the ESOL Classroom Facilitator: Regina Ress Audience: ESOL and ABE instructors Many funding streams mandate fusing ESOL and literacy instruction with broader content, including technology. This workshop focuses on teaching language skills—listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and so on—with computer skills, such as Internet browsing and website navigation, through an exploration of the arts. You will learn how the arts can enhance foundational skills practice while encouraging cross-cultural awareness and personal expression, engage the whole learner and the “multiple intelligences”—and make teaching and learning fun! Date: ESL 104-13 - Friday, October 19 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Creative Writing in the ESOL Classroom Facilitator: Elizabeth Fonseca Audience: ESOL instructors This workshop will explore ways to use literature, such as poems and folktales, to add dimension to your ESOL classroom and to your students’ writing. By engaging with literature, students not only expand their vocabulary and reading skills but also have rich opportunities for creative expression as they transform their understanding of what they’ve read into a basis for their own work. Suggestions for creative writing tasks will be demonstrated. Date: ESL 105-13 - Saturday, September 22 Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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ESOL Get into the Game Facilitator: Cara Tuzzolino-Werben Audience: ESOL instructors Communicative language teaching promotes student-to-student interaction as a means to second language acquisition. This workshop will examine the theories behind communicative language techniques and the benefits of using them in the ESOL classroom. After participating in games and other activities, you will leave with new approaches to enhance classroom instruction. Date: ESL 106-13 - Thursday, August 23 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

How Good Is Your Grammar?

You may register for all four days, or any combination of days. Each day requires a separate registration.

Session 1: Definition of Learning Disabilities

Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors

and Self-Determination

Adult literacy educators, whether teaching native speakers of English in ABE or GED prep classes or non-native speakers in ESOL classes, should themselves have a confident and secure command of the structure and grammar of spoken and written English. This workshop will test your command of English grammar and then provide effective resources, materials, and best practices to improve your grammar and that of your adult learners.

Date: ESL 108-13 - Wednesday, September 12

Online module: Accommodations Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Session 2: Explicit Instruction for Strategy Learning and Content Learning Online module: Neuroscience Date: ESL 109-13 - Wednesday, October 24 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Date: ESL 107-13 - Tuesday, December 11

Session 3: Reading Disabilities and Written

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Expression

Learning to Achieve Facilitator: Kathy Houghton Audience: ABE, ESOL, and GED instructors, program managers Learning to Achieve is a training program designed to help educators improve their knowledge of learning disabilities (LD) in adults, offering instruction on how to actively support adults with LD in educational and workplace settings. Learning to Achieve offers good instructional strategies for all struggling learners, including those with diagnosed or undiagnosed LD. The National Institute for Literacy developed Learning to Achieve based on the latest rigorous research.

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The complete Learning to Achieve training contains eight modules, as well as opportunities to study three online modules. We will be combining two modules in each day-long session. If you register for Sessions 1, 2, or 3, you will be asked to complete one brief online module before the in-person training. The in-person training will begin with a debrief of the assigned online module; if you are unable to participate, you will not be allowed to stay for the in-person training. When you register for the in-person training, you will be sent the link for the online component.

Online module: Learning Disabilities and English Language Learners Date: ESL 110-13 - Wednesday, November 28 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Session 4: Legal Issues and Workforce Preparation Strategies Date: ESL 111-13 3 - Thursday, December 20 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Publisher Round-up Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers, testing staff Representatives from publishing houses specializing in adult basic education, workplace education, GED prep, adult English language teaching, and adult assessment will participate in an exhibit at the LAC to present their publications and answer participants’ questions. Free samples will be distributed. Date: ESL 112-13 - Friday, November 16 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Supporting Skilled Immigrants: An ESOL Practitioner’s Toolkit Facilitators: Paul Feltman, Katherine Gebremedhin, Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL instructors, program managers How often in community ESOL classes does a teacher face the dilemma of what to do when adult learners with limited literacy skills in their native languages sit next to learners with degrees in engineering, business, or medicine? How often are immigrants with high school diplomas or advanced degrees misdirected into adult basic education or GED prep classes meant for native speakers of English? This workshop will address these challenges, discussing and analyzing case studies of ways to help skilled immigrants and immigrant professionals navigate career pathways. Participants will receive a hard copy of a resource toolkit for teachers who teach educated and skilled immigrants. The seven chapters of the toolkit include innovative ESOL classroom strategies and lesson plans, best practices and effective TESOL program models, essential credential and licensing information, and critical incidents and case studies to help teachers guide students toward success. Date: ESL 113-13 - Thursday, October 25 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Teaching Basic Literacy to Beginning ESOL Learners Facilitator: Susan Dalmas Audience: ESOL instructors In this workshop, Susan will share insights from the basic literacy for ESOL model she developed for the Queens Library, including an overview of the curriculum, assessment, and materials. Participants will learn successful techniques, strategies, and activities for teaching basic literacy to ESOL learners who are not literate in their first language, as well as how to organize lessons and effectively implement them in the classroom. Date: ESL 114-13 - Friday, October 5 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Teaching ESOL One to One Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL instructors, program managers Do you teach ESOL one to one? If so, this workshop is for you. One-to-one English lessons take place in a wide variety of settings—at work, at home, in a café or public library or park—and at any time of day. The flexibility of one-to-one learning makes it an attractive option for many people. This workshop will cover the advantages and challenges of one-to-one learning. It will provide practical ideas and innovative, effective activities to use with just one learner, along with advice on designing effective one-to-one courses. Date: ESL 115-13 - Wednesday, September 5 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Writing Activities for ESOL Literacy Learners Facilitator: Judy Trupin Audience: ESOL instructors, program managers Writing activities for ESOL learners at the literacy level can be challenging. This workshop will address such questions as: Where do you start? How much do you include in a session? How can you create engaging activities when the learners’ skills are so minimal? Participants will learn about research in the field as well as concrete activities they can implement in their classrooms. Date: ESL 116-13 - Tuesday, October 2 Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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GED GED 2014: What We Know by Now and Where We Go from Here Facilitator: Shannon Allen Audience: ABE and GED instructors, program managers, testing staff This workshop will focus on how the content and format of GED 2014 differ from those of the current GED test, expected outcomes of the revised test, and how instructors and programs can begin to prepare for these changes. Specific topics include the new tests and assessment targets, the shift from Bloom’s taxonomy to Webb’s depth of knowledge framework, computer-based testing, and a review of the new rubrics for written assessments and the formula page for the math test. In preparation for this workshop, download Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of Assessment Guide for Educators: A Guide to the 2014 Assessment Content from GED Testing Service at www.gedtestingservice.com/assessment. Date: GED 101-13 - Thursday, December 6 Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Using Blogs to Prepare for GED 2014 Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers Blogs were originally created as a way to journal online, but the same tools that are used for blogging can be used to share and save writing or to read materials online. Students can practice computer skills and writing skills at the same time. In this workshop, we will look at several blogging applications, including WordPress, Blogger, Posterous, and Tumblr, discussing the merits of each application and using one of them to develop a lesson plan. Date: GED 102-13 - Wednesday, December 5 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Publisher Round-up Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers, testing staff See description page 15. Date: ESL 112-13 - Friday, November 16 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Reading Instruction Series, Part 1: The Common Core State Standards and Reading Instruction Facilitator: Shannon Allen Audience: ABE and GED instructors See description page 22. Date: RAW 101-13 - Thursday, August 30 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Reading Instruction Series, Part 2a: Direct, Explicit Reading Comprehension Instruction Facilitator: Shannon Allen Audience: ABE and GED instructors See description page 22. Date: RAW 102-13 - Thursday, September 13 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Reading Instruction Series, Part 2b: Direct, Explicit Reading Comprehension Instruction, continued Facilitator: Shannon Allen Audience: ABE and GED instructors See description page 22. Date: RAW 101-13 - Thursday, October 18 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Participatory Learning and Lesson Planning

Numeracy Series, Part 1: Ratios and Fractions

Facilitator: Bruce Carmel Audience: ABE and GED instructors

Facilitator: Cynthia Bell Audience: ABE and GED instructors

See description page 22.

See description page 19.

Date: RAW 104-13 - Friday, December 7

Date: NUM 101-13 - Friday, September 21

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Teaching Basic Skills in a Way That Is Empowering, Motivating, and Relevant

Numeracy Series, Part 2: Proportionality

Facilitator: Cynthia Peters Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors

Facilitator: Cynthia Bell Audience: ABE and GED instructors See description page 19.

See description page 23.

Date: NUM 102-13 - Friday, October 12

Date: RAW 105-13 - Wednesday, October 3

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Using a Freirean Approach in Classroom Teaching

Numeracy Series, Part 3: Making the Connection: Percentages, Ratios, and Proportions

Facilitator: Winston Lawrence Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors

Facilitator: Cynthia Bell Audience: ABE and GED instructors

See description page 23.

See description page 19.

Date: RAW 106-13 - Wednesday, October 31

Date: NUM 103-13 - Friday, November 9

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Revisiting Equipped for the Future (EFF) in a Contextualized Curriculum Using American Film Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers See description page 8. Date: CCR 101-13 - Friday, November 9 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“Working with Leslee, you are never sure what she will think of next. But you know that when the ‘eureka’ moment comes about how to better serve adult education students, she will work tirelessly to make

LESLEE OPPENHEIM

it happen. And then, instead of taking the

Director of Language & Literacy Programs

credit, she will thank you for all your work.” CUNY literacy program managers

CUNY Office of Academic Affairs

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Health Literacy How to Integrate Health Literacy into Curriculum and Instruction

Using Health Literacy to Build Partnerships

Facilitator: Winston Lawrence Audience: ESOL and ABE instructors, new teachers

Facilitator: Winston Lawrence Audience: Program managers

This workshop will introduce new teachers to the concept and practice of health literacy. Case studies will show how your students could benefit from health literacy instruction. Exercises will introduce you to a thematic way of organizing your curriculum to incorporate health literacy. Date: HLT 101-13 - Friday, November 30

In this workshop, we will discuss key elements of a health literacy agenda and how it can strengthen partnerships and enhance classroom instruction. You will learn how this approach can result in positive learning and health outcomes for students and their families. Date: HLT 102-13 - Thursday, October 11 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

“Robert is not … a mere observer of the welfare system. He is a fierce advocate for the rights of the poor, including their right to

ROBERT STEIN

quality education.”

Staff Developer/Computer Lab Lead Teacher

Maritza Arrastia

BEGIN Language Work Study Program

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Numeracy Numeracy Series, Part 1: Ratios and Fractions Facilitator: Cynthia Bell Audience: ABE and GED instructors Have you ever felt you need to learn or relearn important mathematical concepts in order to be more effective as a math instructor? If you teach ratios, rates, fractions, proportions, word problems, similar figures, and percentages, then you may benefit from strengthening your knowledge in these areas. This three-part series of math workshops repositions adult educators as adult learners, taking you through a unit of instruction on number sense that has been tested and refined in pre-GED and GED classes. You are welcome to register for individual workshops or the entire series; however, sustained participation will have the greatest benefit. In the first workshop in this series, you will learn about ratios and rates and how they relate to fractions. Date: NUM 101-13 - Friday, September 21 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Numeracy Series, Part 2: Proportionality Facilitator: Cynthia Bell Audience: ABE and GED instructors In the second workshop in this series, you will learn about the concept of proportionality and how it relates to ratios. In addition, we will discuss how to use proportions to solve word problems and problems about rates or similar figures. Date: NUM 102-13 - Friday, October 12 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Numeracy Series, Part 3: Making the Connection: Percentages, Ratios, and Proportions Facilitator: Cynthia Bell Audience: ABE and GED instructors In the third and final workshop in this series, you will learn about percentages and how they relate to ratios and proportions. In addition, you will learn strategies for solving the five basic kinds of percentage problems. Date: NUM 103-13 - Friday, November 9 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

“Caryn’s ability to create projects that provide high expectations … has engaged her students in ways that have surprised them about their own abilities.” Gabri Christa

CARYN DAVIS Instructor College of Staten Island CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

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Program Leadership Proposal Writing 101 Facilitator: Be Jensen Audience: New program managers Learn about the process of proposal development and come away with helpful tips for successful proposal writing. In this workshop, we will review the essential components of a good proposal and explore a sample proposal. Date: PRL 101-13 - Tuesday, October 23 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Strategies for Time Management Facilitator: Be Jensen Audience: Everyone Do you find yourself running around in circles with too much to do but too little time? Take time to reflect on how you are currently using one of your most valuable assets. By the end of this workshop, you will know helpful strategies to help you manage time better and will have developed an action plan to put these new strategies into practice immediately. Date: PRL 102-13 - Tuesday, November 20 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

ASISTS Data Roundtable, Quarter 1 (webinar) Facilitator: Kate Tornese Audience: Program managers, data managers, data entry staff See description page 9. Date: DTM 102-13 - Monday, September 24 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ASISTS Data Roundtable, Quarter 2 (webinar) Facilitator: Kate Tornese Audience: Program managers, data managers, data entry staff See description page 9. Date: DTM 103-13 - Tuesday, November 13 Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Excel for Data Management Facilitator: John Lyons Audience: Data managers, program managers See description page 9. Date: DTM 104-13 - Wednesday, October 10

Are You Using ASISTS Reports to Their Greatest Potential? Facilitators: Nell Eckersley & Kate Tornese Audience: Program managers, data managers, data entry staff

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Google Apps for Data Collection, Data Management, and Collaboration

Date: DTM 101-13 - Tuesday, October 16

Facilitator: John Lyons Audience: Data managers, program managers

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

See description page 9.

See description page 9.

Date: DTM 105-13 - Thursday, November 15 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Major Changes to NRS for FY2013 (webinar)

Introduction to Instructional Technology: The Hardware

Facilitator: Rosemary Matt Audience: Program managers, data managers, data entry staff

Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: Program managers, instructors

See description page 9.

Date: DIG 107-13 - Tuesday, October 30

Date: DTM 106-13 - Thursday, October 11

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

See description page 10.

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Using Census Data to Understand Your Program and Community Facilitator: Venu Thelakkat Audience: Data managers, program managers

Publisher Round-up Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers, testing staff See description page 15.

See description page 9.

Date: ESL 112-13 - Friday, November 16

Date: DTM 107-13 - Thursday, September 13

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Using Health Literacy to Build Partnerships Facilitator: Winston Lawrence Audience: Program managers See description page 18. Date: HLT 101-13 - Thursday, October 11 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Michael is such a good director because of the feeling he has for our community and the passion he brings to his job.” Jacinta Bruno, former student, Intake/Data Entry Specialist

MICHAEL PERRONE Director of Adult Education Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

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Reading and Writing Reading Instruction Series, Part 1: The Common Core State Standards and Reading Instruction

Reading Instruction Series, Part 2b: Direct, Explicit Reading Comprehension Instruction, continued

Facilitator: Shannon Allen Audience: ABE and GED instructors

Facilitator: Shannon Allen Audience: ABE and GED instructors

This comprehensive three-part series will provide you with an overview of new standards shaping reading instruction and of research-based instructional strategies intended to promote adult learners’ efficacy as readers. Each workshop builds on the last, but this series is also designed so that you can attend just one or two if you prefer.

This final workshop in the series will continue the review of best practices in reading instruction begun in the previous session, still focusing on direct and explicit integration of activities that promote reading comprehension.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which have been embraced by all but five states for the K–12 sector, will greatly inform the content of the GED to be released in 2014. In this workshop, we will analyze the reading standards and discuss the ways they will influence future instructional planning. Specifically, we will discuss the potential of using text exemplars and sample performance tasks to inform instruction. Date: RAW 101-13 - Thursday, August 30 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Reading Instruction Series, Part 2a: Direct, Explicit Reading Comprehension Instruction Facilitator: Shannon Allen Audience: ABE and GED instructors This workshop will provide an overview of best practices in reading instruction, with a focus on the importance of directly and explicitly integrating instructional activities that promote reading comprehension. You will learn to think of reading as a staged process and discover instructional activities to use with students before and during reading. CCSS text exemplars and sample performance tasks will be used to model how the new standards can be integrated into instruction. Date: RAW 102-13 - Thursday, September 13 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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Date: RAW 103-13 - Thursday, October 18 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Participatory Learning and Lesson Planning Facilitator: Bruce Carmel Audience: ABE and GED instructors This workshop will provide valuable information on participatory learning practices and hands-on experience in applying them to lesson planning. You will leave the workshop with tools and tips that will help you develop engaging, relevant, rigorous lessons. Date: RAW 104-13 - Friday, December 7 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Teaching Basic Skills in a Way That Is Empowering, Motivating, and Relevant

Using a Freirean Approach in Classroom Teaching

Facilitator: Cynthia Peters Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors

Facilitator: Winston Lawrence Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors

In this dynamic, hands-on, and interactive session, Cynthia Peters will model lessons that teach basic skills while investigating social issues. Explore a wide range of themes, such as advocacy, health, fashion, and the environment, discovering how these rich content areas can provide an empowering and motivating context for learning basic skills. You will try out exercises alone and in small groups, leaving with several ready-to-use lesson plans on reading, writing, numeracy, and critical thinking. You will also become familiar with the new audio feature of The Change Agent and learn how to use this tool to help learners improve their reading fluency and English language skills.

This workshop is designed for new adult literacy teachers who need to deepen their understanding of the contexts of adult learning and to improve their practice. It introduces the philosophy and practice of popular education developed by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. You will learn about key concepts of Freire’s approach and their application to classroom instruction, practicing several strategies and planning to integrate them into your curriculum and instruction.

Date: RAW 105-13 - Wednesday, October 3

Facilitator: Marilyn Rymniak Audience: ESOL, ABE, and GED instructors, program managers, testing staff

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Date: RAW 106-13 - Wednesday, October 31 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Publisher Round-up

See description page 15. Date: ESL 112-13 - Friday, November 16 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“I don’t know what is the proper name for her position, but we students used to call

SOFYA RAMM Office Manager

her ‘Our Angel.’” Lyudmila Ruzanova, student

Riverside Language Program

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LAC Academy Recognized as a national leader in adult education professional development services, the LAC offers seven fee-based professional certificate programs. 1. Adult Literacy Education Core Curriculum (ALECC) is a comprehensive program in the foundations and core concepts of adult education. It consists of 27 hours of on-site training in seven modules plus an 80–120 hour online supplement via Moodle. ALECC is sponsored by NYSED’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) and is mandated by NYSED for all new adult educators. Tuition for this program is waived for employees of RAEN-sponsored programs. 2. Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults (TESLA) provides adult educators with a firm foundation in current theory and best practice in the fields of applied linguistics and teaching of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Participants in TESLA attend 40 hours of on-site classes in six modules and accumulate an additional 120–150 hours of study and reflection as part of an online community of practice via Moodle. A 32–48hour teacher practicum is also required to qualify for this certificate. 3. Preparing Students for the GED Exam Using the CCSS provides adult educators with a firm foundation in the newly created and adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for K–12 education. These standards will form the basis of the new GED exam in 2014. Participants attend 36 hours of on-site classes, supplemented by an additional 90–120 hours of study and reflection online as part of a professional community of practice via Moodle. 4. The Freirean Popular Education for Social Justice and Empowerment Institute presents Freirean philosophy in a hands-on approach for implementation in adult literacy education programs. This institute

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is supplemented by a 30–40 hour postworkshop online component via Moodle. 5. Leadership Development for Emerging Leaders combines skill-building workshops with one-on-one leadership coaching. Participants receive assistance with strategic planning as well as ongoing support for daily challenges. An online supplement via Moodle is part of this course. 6. A Comprehensive Approach to College Transition is a collaboration between the City University of New York’s College Transition Teaching Initiative and the LAC Academy. This foundational eight-session seminar offers future and current educators an overview of best practices for college transition, including reading, writing, and math instruction as well as advisement strategies. Participants will attend 25 hours of on-site classes and engage in an additional 50–75 hours of on- and off-line study, research, reflection, and practice. 7. Community Health Workers is a professional development program for health professionals working with adult patients. This comprehensive program provides community health workers with foundational knowledge of adult learning principles and core health literacy principles so they can be more effective with patients who struggle to read, speak, or understand English. All LAC Academy programs can make a difference in your career and life, providing you with: • Core knowledge • Opportunities to share ideas, experiences, and networks with peers • The ability to try out new strategies and methods with immediate feedback • A valuable credential from a reputable leader in adult education Please see the following page for a complete list of Academy certificate offerings for fall 2012 and spring 2013.


Learn more about our programs at our Academy Open Houses: • Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. • Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. • Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. Open houses are held at our offices at 39 Broadway, 12th floor.

Fall 2012 Start and End Dates

Meeting Day and Time

CEUs

Tuition and fees

Application deadline

Teachers

TESLA

Sept. 12 – Dec. 19

Wednesday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m

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$1,500

Aug. 31

J. Trupin C. TuzzolinoWerben M. Rymniak

ALECC

Sept. 14, 2012 – Mar. 22, 2013

Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

10

$850 (free to RAEN members)

Aug. 31

B. Jensen S. Allen M. Rymniak

College Transitions

Sept. 28 – Dec. 21

Friday, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m

10

$850

Aug. 31

6 CUNY instructors

Application deadline

Teachers

Spring 2013 Start and End Dates

Meeting Day and Time

CEUs Tuition and fees

ALECC

Jan. 25 – June 7

Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

10

$850 Jan. 4, 2013 (free to RAEN members)

B. Jensen S. Allen M. Rymniak

GED CCSS

Jan. 26 – June 22

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

10

$750

Jan. 4, 2013

S. Allen C. Bell

TESLA

Feb. 13 – June 5

Wednesday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

20

$1,500

Jan. 25, 2013 J. Trupin C. TuzzolinoWerben M. Rymniak

Community Mar. 2 – Apr. 6 Health Workers

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

10

$650

Jan. 25, 2013 B. Jensen

College Transitions

May 13 – June 21

Friday, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

10

$850

April 19, 2013 6 CUNY instructors

Leadership

Jan. 26 – June 22

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

10

$850

Jan. 4, 2013

B. Jensen K. English J. Hunt

See our website for extensive and updated information about each of these programs. Please contact Marilyn Rymniak with any questions at 212-803-3322 or marilynr@lacnyc.org. RSVP at www.lacnyc.org, Events & Registration, or rsvp@lacnyc.org

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Professional Development Planning Worksheet Use this planning tool to schedule your professional development and to maintain a record for your rĂŠsumĂŠ. You can register for all of your selections simultaneously or individually. Remember, the number of participants is limited for most course offerings, so make sure to register early. DATE

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Facilitators Literacy Assistance Center Professional Development Staff Shannon Allen is a professional developer for the LAC, where she facilitates workshops and develops curriculum. She is one of 24 certified ALECC trainers for the New York State Department of Education and a certified BEST Plus training administrator. Shannon began her career in adult education as a pre-GED and GED instructor with the Center for Literacy in Philadelphia and then with HANAC-Begin in New York. In addition to her teaching experience in adult education, she also developed health literacy curriculum for the Mayor’s Office of Adult Education. Shannon is currently working on her doctorate in the CUNY Graduate Center’s Urban Education program; she also works as a teacher educator for various schools of education. Nell Eckersley, director of the NYSED RAEN of NYC and moderator of the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) technology and distance learning discussion list, came to the LAC in 2005 after working several years as an ESOL teacher and program director in southern Brooklyn. Through her experience working with students, program staff, and the technology discussion list, her major focus has become technology in adult education and professional development, with web 2.0 tools being her highest priority. Maria Begonia Jensen (fondly known as “Be”) is a senior professional development associate and project leader for Community and Family Programs at the LAC. She manages professional development and technical assistance for family literacy providers in all five boroughs. Be is one of 24 certified ALECC trainers for the New York State Department of Education. She also holds a certificate in Foundations of Family Literacy and is an NYU-certified executive and organizational coach. Winston Lawrence, Ed.D., is a senior professional development associate at the LAC and coordinator of the LAC Health Literacy Initiative. He has taught with the Department of Education, CUNY, and community-based organizations in New York City. Previously, he

served as a lecturer in Sociology and Adult Education at the University of Guyana and worked as a community education organizer in that country. While in Guyana, he was sponsored by the Pan-American Health Organization, the Latin American regional arm of the World Health Organization. Marilyn J. Rymniak was project leader for ALECC, the NYSED initiative to create a statewide professional development system. She has over 30 years of experience as an ESOL specialist and adult educator, including stints in corporate, workplace, and domestic and international campus-based English language training programs. She was the executive director of the TOEFL program at Educational Testing Service in Princeton and the principal architect and developer of the Kaplan Access America language training program. Before coming to the LAC, she served as executive director of a WIA Title II–funded adult education and integrated English literacy and civics education program at the International Institute of New Jersey. She is the author of four English training textbooks. Venu Thelakkat is the director of Adult Student Information and Technical Support (ASISTS) at the LAC. He is responsible for the day-to-day management, growth, and maintenance of the ASIST system and all data analysis functions of the ASISTS unit. His accomplishments include conceptualizing and creating the GED Compass system. He also guided the successful implementation of a statewide MIS system and created both the Adult Education Report Cards and a powerful data analysis function for the ASISTS unit using ASISTS and U.S. Census data. Kate Tornese has been an ASISTS trainer since 2002. She has been involved with the ASISTS team’s efforts to design system modifications and trainings specific to volunteer-based literacy programs. Kate is currently the customer service and training coordinator for the ASISTS team.

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Facilitators Guest Experts Cynthia Bell received her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and completed her master’s at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. She then began teaching the reading, writing, and mathematics sections of SAT prep courses and subsequently transitioned into teaching ABE, pre-GED, and GED mathematics. She has been teaching math for five years, currently at CUNY Prep. Bruce Carmel has been a teacher for a very, very long time. He has worked in public schools, libraries, summer camps, colleges and universities, and leading communitybased organizations. He has master’s and doctoral degrees in education. He currently works in the Education and Youth Services Division of FEGS, where he is senior director of postsecondary planning.

Ashley Fifer is the academic coordinator and a lecturer in the language immersion program at Nassau Community College. She holds master’s degrees in both Spanish and TESOL from NYU and has previously taught in the CUNY Language Immersion Program at Bronx Community College. In addition, she currently serves as the co-chair of the Higher Education Special Interest Group for New York State TESOL.

Susan Dalmas is manager of the Queens Library Adult Learner Program, where she has created numerous programs to serve a diverse population of learners. She received a Literacy Recognition Award from the Literacy Assistance Center in 2007 and the Sloan Public Service Award from the Fund for the City of New York in 2011. She has more than 20 years’ experience in adult education as a teacher, curriculum developer, trainer, and administrator. She has taught all levels of ESOL learners, from non-literate to advanced. She holds an M.A. in TESOL and certificates in managing for program improvement and TESOL leadership development.

Elizabeth Fonseca has taught ESOL/EFL in such countries as Italy, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. She enjoys the challenges of living in other cultures and is interested in cross-cultural communication and the use of creative writing in the ESOL classroom. Her writing has been published in Idiom, Arabia Review, English Teaching Professional, and the Travelers’ Tales series, among others. She is now teaching in the LINCC (language immersion) program at Nassau Community College and is co-chair of the New York State TESOL Teaching English Internationally Special Interest Group.

Angelo Ditta has been teaching GED and ABE math, reading, and language arts at SCO Services at New Horizons Adult Education Center in Bedford Stuyvesant for the past two years. Before that he directed an ESOL and literacy program for Phipps CDC in the West Farms area of the Bronx, where he was responsible for directing programs and staff for ESOL, pre-GED, BENL, and computer classes. In addition to his work in adult education, he has been teaching on the college level in a program affiliated with Touro College. 28

Paul Feltman is director of Community Engagement for World Education Services (WES), a nonprofit organization that helps immigrants gain recognition of academic qualifications they have earned abroad. Before joining WES, he directed and promoted programs for a number of international education and exchange organizations, including the Council on International Educational Exchange, YMCA International Program Services, and World Learning.

Katherine Gebremedhin is the community outreach coordinator for World Education Services. She is responsible for developing and strengthening partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions that work to help immigrants successfully integrate into academic and professional settings. Kathy Houghton is the director of program services at Literacy New York. Literacy New York provides training, advocacy, support, and technical assistance to a network of volunteer


literacy programs serving thousands of adult learners across upstate New York. Kathy is a national trainer in Learning to Achieve who has provided L2A training to state-level trainers in various parts of the country. She has also delivered many L2A workshops to adult educators throughout New York State and supports the NYS L2A Trainer Corps. Michael Jones, Ph.D., was a branch chief for the U.S. Department of Education’s Division of Adult Education and currently is the division chief of Training, Testing, and Education for the U. S. Citizenship and Education Service’s Office of Citizenship. Andrea Lawrence, M.S., has had a passion for technology and teaching her entire life. While working as a programmer, she pursued her goals as an educator. After exhibiting her expertise in instructional technology and technology education, she received her first master’s degree from Pace University and her second master’s from Touro College. She is currently a doctoral learner at University of Phoenix. Andrea is the founder of MAZii Learning Center, Inc., a nonprofit technology learning center in Brooklyn. John Lyons Lyons is the former director of the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation’s adult literacy program and an ASISTS trainer. In 2007 he received a Literacy Recognition Award from the LAC and the Book Industry Guild of New York. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in the CUNY Graduate Center’s Urban Education program. Rosemary Matt is the New York State Education Department director of accountability. She has served as the NRS liaison for NYSED and as director of the Mid-State Regional Adult Education Network. Rosemary brings over 17 years of adult education experience to her work.

Regina Ress, certified English teacher and professional storyteller, teaches workshops on using storytelling in the language classroom for New York University’s Steinhardt School. She taught ESOL at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation for a decade and has given workshops at the LAC since 2002, as well as numerous professional development workshops through Young Audiences NY and Arts Horizons. She has performed nationally and internationally in both English and Spanish. Judy Trupin has been involved in adult education for 20 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, trainer, and administrator. She has taught all levels of ESOL from literacy through advanced. Currently she is an instructor in the LAC’s TESLA certificate program. She also teaches in the Queensborough Public Library ESOL program, where she wrote a health litracy curriculum for ESOL beginners and developed an ESOL computer literacy curriculum. A national trainer for BEST Plus, she holds an M.S. in TESOL and is co-author of chapters in two recent publications: New Ways in Teaching Adults and New Ways in Teaching Content-based Instruction. Cara Tuzzolino-Werben has been in the adult education and TESOL profession for over ten years. After working as a reporter, writer, and editor in magazine publishing, Cara switched to marketing. When she volunteered in an ESOL classroom, she realized that she wanted to obtain a degree in TESOL. She enrolled in Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she graduated with an Ed.M. in TESOL. She began adjuncting at local universities including NYC College of Technology and Columbia. She has been an adjunct at Pace since 2003. Most recently, she has worked at the Sunset Park Alliance for Youth, where she wears many hats, including instructor, staff developer, marketer, outreach coordinator, and grantwriter.

Cynthia Peters is the editor of The Change Agent, published by the New England Literacy Resource Center at World Education. She is also an adult education teacher in Boston, Massachusetts. RSVP at www.lacnyc.org, Events & Registration, or rsvp@lacnyc.org

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Organizations Served by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN) of New York City 2012–2013 Community-based Organizations

Israel of America Community Services (Project COPE/Adult Education Community Services)

n Opportunities

n Phipps

n Queens

n Ridgewood-Bushwick

n Agudath

n Brooklyn

Chinese-American Association

n Church

n Community

Avenue Merchants Block Association

Community House

n Riverside

n SCO

Senior

Language Program

Family of Services/Family Dynamics New Horizons

n Shorefront

for Worker Education

n Turning

Hills Local Development Corporation

n Union

n University

n YMCA

ELESAIR Project

n YMCA

of Greater New York

n Consortium

n Cypress

n Edith

n Fifth

n Fortune

n

n Hellenic

& Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst Avenue Committee Society

Harlem Center for Education American Neighborhood Action Committee (HANAC)

n Highbridge

n Indochina

Point

Settlement Association

n East

n NYC

n O.A.C.E n School

Community Life Center

Sino-American Community

YM-YWHA

Settlement Society of NY

New York City Department of Education

Center

River Academy

Department of Education District 79 Central Office Brooklyn Adult Learning Center 1 & 2 Bronx Adult Learning

n Jacob

n Jewish

n School

n School

n School

7 Brooklyn Adult Learning Center

n School

8 Brooklyn Adult Learning Center

n School

9 Brooklyn Adult Learning Center

n School

10 Queens Adult Learning Center

n School

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Community Development Corporation

Citizens Council

Impact of Columbia

University

for a Better Tomorrow

Riis Neighborhood Settlement House Community Council of Greater Coney Island Community Center of Staten Island

Center

n Jewish

n Literacy

Partners

n Lutheran

Family Health Centers Sunset Park Health Council Community Empowerment Program

n Make

the Road, NY

n Northern

Manhattan Improvement Corporation

4 Alternative Education Complex

5 Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center

11 South Queens Adult Learning Center


The City University of New York (CUNY)

n Borough

of Manhattan Community College Department of Continuing Education

n Bronx

n Brooklyn

n City

n City

n College

n Hostos

Community College Division of Continuing Education College Adult and Continuing Education University of New York Office of Academic Affairs of Staten Island Adult Learning Center Community College Adult Basic Education

n Hunter

College Department of Curriculum and Teaching

n Kingsborough

n LaGuardia

n LaGuardia

Community College, The Center for Immigrant Education and Training

n LaGuardia

n Lehman

n Medgar

Community College

Community College Adult Learning Center

n The

Literacy Program

n Bedford

n Central

n Coney

n Eastern

n Flatbush

Learning Center

Learning Center

Island Learning Center Parkway Learning Center Learning Center

New York Public Library

College

Brooklyn Public Library

Community College WIA (Corrections) CUNY Catch Program College Adult Learning Center (Institute for Literacy Studies- GED only) Evers College Adult and Continuing Education

n New

York City College of Technology Adult Learning Center

n Queensborough

Community College Department of Basic Skills

n Queensborough

n York

Community College, CUNY Center of Higher Education

n Centers

for Reading and Writing, Office of Community Outreach Services

n Aguilar

n Bronx

n Tompkins

n Harlem

n Mott

n Seward

n St.

Agnes Library (CRW)

n St.

George Library Center (CRW)

n Wakefield

n West

Language Learning Center (CRW)

Library Center (CRW) Square Library (CRW)

Library (CRW)

Haven Library (CRW) Park Library (CRW)

Branch Library (CRW)

Farms Branch Library (CRW)

Queensborough Public Library

n Office

of Programs & Services

n Central

n Elmhurst

Adult Learning Center

n Flushing

Adult Learning Center

n Peninsula

Adult Learning Center

n Rochdale

Adult Learning Center

n Steinway

Adult Learning Center

Library Adult Learning Center

College Community Learning Center

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Index A Academy Adult literacy ALECC Arts ASISTS Assessment

F 24, 25 24 24 13 9 7, 16

B BEST Plus

7

Games 14 GED preparation 6, 16, 17, 22, 24, 25 GED testing 6 Google 9, 10 Grammar 13, 14

H

Career readiness 8 Cell phones in instruction 10 Census data 9 Certificate programs 24, 25 Citizenship test 13 College readiness 8, 24 College transition 6, 8, 24 Common core standards 22, 24 Communicative language teaching 14 Community health workers 24 Computers, use in instruction 10–12, 13, 16 Core curriculum 24 Cultural competence 13 Curriculum development 4 Customized training 4

Health literacy

Data analysis Data management Digital literacy

9 9 2, 10–12

13, 15 2, 10–13 11

8, 14

L LAC Academy Leadership Learning disabilities Learning styles Learning to Achieve Lesson planning Literacy Zones

8

Quantitative literacy

19

R RAEN Reading Registration

6, 24, 31, 32 14, 22, 23 5

Social media Student assessment

2, 10–13 7

24, 25 20, 24 14 10 14 22 6

TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) Technology TESLA TESOL Testing Time management Transition Tutoring Twitter

7 10–13 24, 25 13–15, 24 6, 7 20 6, 8, 24 15 10, 12

U Math

13–15, 24

Q

T

J Job readiness

23, 24 9 20

S

I Immigrant students Internet iPad

Popular education Program improvement Proposal writing

18

U.S. civics

M

E English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) Equipped for the Future (EFF)

4 23, 24

G

C

D

32

Fee-based services Freirean education

P

16, 19

Networks National Reporting System (NRS) Numeracy NYSED RAEN

V Vocabulary

N 2, 6 6, 9 19 6, 24, 31, 32

13

13

W Web tools 10–12 Workforce development 8, 14 Writing 13–16, 22, 23


Our Collaborators LAC thanks the Altman Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the North Star Fund, the Book Industry Guild of New York, IBM Corporation, Emblem Health LLC, the Student Corporation of New York University Stern School of Business, and many individuals and organizations for their generous contributions to our work. Our collaborators and clients include NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Baby Basics Program, What to Expect Foundation, NY State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Affinity Health Plan, Bronx Health Literacy Collaborative, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene), Center for Employment Opportunities, Cigna, Committee on Human Rights, Group Health Incorporated, Goodwill Industries of New York and Northern New Jersey, Gouverneur Healthcare Services, Harlem Hospital Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, John Jay College, Lincoln Hospital, WIC Program, March of Dimes, Medical & Health Research Association of NY, Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, American Academy of Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital, Center for Immigrant Health, Community Services Society, Colorado State University, H.A.P.P.Y. Faces Child Care Network, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Lourdes Health Systems, New York Academy of Medicine, New York City Council, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, NYC Mayor’s Office, NYC Office of Children & Family Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Partners in Health: Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment, Planned Parenthood, Public Health Solutions, Phipps Community Development Corporation, Restoration Plaza Juvenile Justice Corps Program, SEIU 32BJ, DC37.


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