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TEXAS FAMILY LITERACY RESOURCE CENTER UNVEILS WEBSITE
If you have not already visited the new website of the Texas Family Literacy Resource Center (TFLRC) in San Marcos, see the link under the “State Initiatives” menu button found on both TCALL’s and Texas LEARNS’ home pages.
Located in The Education Institute in the College of Education at Texas State University – San Marcos, TFLRC is a statewide initiative of Texas LEARNS. TFLRC has been funded by the Texas Education Agency through Texas LEARNS to provide a center for statewide professional development and technical assistance for Family Literacy projects. In addition to increasing the professional development opportunities available to family literacy programs, TFLRC provides guidance and technical assistance for family literacy projects on a day-to-day basis, works to increase coordination between Even Start programs and Adult Education Programs and coordinates research and policy for family literacy projects.
from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey
This international study, nicknamed ALL, was commissioned by the Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences, Statistics Canada, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Family FUN from Reading
Is Fundamental. Visit RIF’s newest resource:
a bilingual site with articles, games, and activities for all ages. Download
and distribute the promotional fliers in English and Spanish. Look in
the “bedroom” for recommended books for young children.
Spanish: Leamos en Familia!
Lessons and Practice Exercises
for Teaching Use of the Casio fx-260 Calculator
Jeri Braunagel of the Missouri Valley Adult Education Association designed these lessons and practice exercises for teaching use of the Casio fx-260 calculator. Lessons are in Adobe PDF format or text version for instructors’ use.
Ohio’s 2005 Workplace Education Resource Guide.
Prepared by the Ohio Department of Education, this site provides a comprehensive guide to resources on a number of topics, including workplace education model and profiles, assessment, standards, and instruction.
Tip Sheets from
Illinois Early Learning Project.
Resources on Early Learning—Tip Sheets in English, Spanish, Polish are available as Web pages and as easy-to-print PDF files. These short tip sheets are intended to be printed out, posted on bulletin boards, and shared widely. Numerous developmental and academic subjects are covered in Tip Sheets for parents or teachers of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Training for GED Administrators.
ACE of Florida, Inc. developed this self-paced training program as a 5-hour inservice component with part of the training utilizing resources on the Internet and the remainder completed through activities related to your GED program.
New Online Professional Development Courses
Verizon Thinkfinity recently launched two new FREE courses for adult literacy educators. On completion of all sections of a VLN course, a user receives a course certificate documenting completion of that VLN course. VLN does not offer university credits or CEUs at this time. The site advises teachers to check with the administrator of their program to see if taking one or more VLN courses can qualify as professional development hours. See menu link to Free Online Courses.
Principles of Adult Learning - a course designed to enable the participant to gain insights into adult learning in general, as well as some of the physical, sociological, and physiological issues that adult literacy and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) learners face.
Working with English Language Learners - a course designed to support instructors and volunteers who are new or have limited experience serving adult English language learners and their families. In this course you will find information about English language instruction, descriptions of strategies used with English language learners and the basic format for an English language lesson.