THE FIRST LADY'S FAMILY LITERACY INITIATIVE FOR TEXAS:
GRANT COMPETITION DEADLINE IS MARCH 5, 2012
TCALL is pleased to announce the annual grant competition of The First Lady's Family Literacy Initiative for Texas, a program of
The Barbara Bush Texas Fund for Family Literacy. Two grant opportunities are now available, both with an application deadline of
March 5, 2012.
Family Literacy Program Implementation Grants
Up to ten one-year Implementation Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to Texas organizations to help create, develop, or expand a family literacy program, i.e. one that offers three integrated components: adult literacy education (basic literacy, GED® Test preparation, or English as a Second Language) for parents or primary caregivers; pre-literacy or literacy instruction for young children (ages birth through grade 3) of those adults, and; interactive literacy activities for the young children together with their parents or primary caregivers.
Family Literacy Program Planning Grants
Up to five Planning Grants of $5,000 will be awarded to Texas organizations to support a 9-month planning and development process (from June 2012 through February 2013), intended to enable an organization to more effectively compete in 2013 for a 2013-2014 First Lady's Family Literacy Initiative for Texas Program Implementation Grant. Receipt of a Planning Grant does not guarantee subsequent selection to receive an Implementation Grant, as described above.
We are also delighted to announce a NEW initiative of The Barbara Bush Texas Fund for Family Literacy. Experienced family
literacy programs that are selected to receive a 2012-2013 Implementation Grant (described above) will be invited to apply for a
Family Literacy Trailblazer Grant that would provide a three-year funding commitment of up to $50,000 per year. In exchange
for a longer-term funding commitment, Trailblazer Grant programs will be expected to share their practices and experiences
through outreach or professional development activities and mentorship of less-experienced family literacy programs. Up to three
Trailblazer Grants will be selected based on quality, specific approach to family literacy, population served, geographic location,
and creativity and value of proposed outreach activities.
For more information or to request an application, look for the detailed grant announcement on The First Lady's Family Literacy Initiative for Texas page of TCALL's website (under Projects at http://tcall.tamu.edu).
Texas Adult Education Mathematics Conference
April 27 & 28, 2012
This intense two - day conference is designed to equip adult educators who teach math with the necessary tools, knowledge, and math skills to help their students successfully progress from basic math to GED® math to college - level math. Presenters are master trainers for transition math with the Texas Adult Education Mathematics Institute (TAEMI).
The conference is l imited to the first 150 registrants and the application deadline is April 15, 2012. For more information, email Barry Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the South Region GREAT Centerat (361) 593 - 2755.
Ask your GREAT Center about training
to implement instruction using
TISESL – Texas Industry Specific ESL Curricula!
TISESL is a comprehensive set of instructional resources designed to introduce
beginning and intermediate English language learners to vocabulary in one of
three industry sectors: healthcare, sales and service, or manufacturing. Through
a free - standingemployability component, TISESL also introduces employability
skills in general, making it useful as a career awareness/transition curriculum.
For more information about TISESL, including training that is available from the regional GREAT Centers, visit http://tcall.tamu.edu and find Texas Industry Specific ESL from either the TCALL or Texas LEARNS homepage, under State Leadership Activities.
Time to become a member or renew your annual membership in AALPD Until March 15, members can vote for the new slate of officers. This coming year, the Chair and Vice-chair are your colleagues from Texas.
AALPD members are adult educators interested
in or working in professional development in
adult literacy. To join AALPD, complete the
membership form at www.aalpd.org/membership_withvoting12.cfm.
AALPD is free.