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2014 Conference Program

"Celebrating and Supporting Learning
Across the Lifespan"

April 25, 2014

Warner Student Life Center - Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738

Note: Several Workshops Have Yet to Be Added

8:30 - 9:00       Registration / Coffee
9:00 - 9:40       Welcome
                         Morning Keynote: Elissa Director, CEO, Health Communications
9:50 - 10:40     First Block of Workshops
* "Does Everyone Count?" The Impact of Numeracy Skills on Health Outcomes
* Informal ESOL in Plainfield: Working Together
* State and Federal Policy Update
* Transforming the Developmental Classroom for Today's Learner
10:50 - 11:40    Second Block of Workshops
* Helping ESOL Students Be Part of a Parent/Teacher/Child Team
* Comprehension Strategies for New Readers
* Adult Education and the Immigrant Legalization Process
* Postsecondary Developmental Mathematics and College Success
11:40 - 12:00    Networking Time / Coffee
12:00 - 12:40    President's Comments
                          NJALL Awards
                         Afternoon Keynote: David Rosen, Newsome Associates
12:40- 1:10      Lunch
1:10 - 2:20       Third Block of Workshops
* Problem Solving in Technology Rich Environments
* ESL Strategies for the HSE Classroom and Beyond           
* Fractions Are the Greatest!!!         
* Teaching Adult Emergent Readers
* Using Poetry to Increase Comprehension and Recall in Developmental Readers
2:30 - 3:40       Fourth Block of Workshops
* Women, Literacy and Non-traditional Job Prep
* ESOL For Entrepreneurs
* Preparation for the HiSET
* Preparation for the TASC
* Issues Impacting Developmental Education in New Jersey: Roundtable Discussion

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Webinar Series

Free Webinars

May 16th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Too Scared to Learn: Teaching that Makes a Difference to Successful Learning
Presenter: Jenny Horsman, Spiral Community Resource Group

This webinar is co-sponsored by WE LEARN (Women Expanding: Literacy Education Action Resource Network).  Please click here for more information about WE LEARN.
The latest brain research provides solid ground for opening new conversations and exploring simple strategies that make teaching and learning less frustrating. Paying attention to how to create new pathways in the brain, to reshape the brain in the aftermath of trauma, should be at the core of teaching, not the extra we believe we have no time for when going gets tough. This session will provide a brief straight-forward introduction to the brain research, what to do in the classroom, and where to find further resources.   
Please click here to register. 

 May 19th, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)  
From Learner Stories to Language Lessons:  An Introduction to the  
 "Learners' Lives as Curriculum" Framework
Presenter: Maricel G. Santos, San Francisco State University

This interactive webinar aims to help adult ESL teachers understand and develop language lessons that grow out of the experiences, interests, and needs of their ESL learners. Participants will be introduced to Gail Weinstein's Learners' Lives as Curriculum framework and the relevant research findings that demonstrate the role of learner stories in language acquisition and community-building in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to see or discuss examples of model language lessons that use the LLC framework, tips for finding/gathering learner stories, and design their own stories-based literacy lesson.  Participants will also be invited to join a network of teachers who are committed to making "learners' lives" the center of the language learning experience.
Please click here to register.

May 27th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Adult Learners and 21st Century Technology: What Kinds of Skills Should We Be Developing? 
Presenter: Erik Jacobson, Montclair State University

Adult literacy and basic education classes have always prepared learners to use reading and writing classes in their everyday lives. How has technology changed that? This webinar will focus on the kinds of skills people need to work with 21st century technology. The presenter will review research that helps move us beyond the basics of logging on and towards an understanding of the kinds of analytical and critical thinking that technology use supports and demands. Participants will be invited to share their own technology histories as a means of looking for larger trends in learning and instruction.

Please click here to register.

2014 Scholarship

Announcing the 2014 NJALL Scholarships

Now's the time to apply!

The NJALL Scholarship provides up to $500 per semester for full-time enrollment in higher education, to a maximum of $4000.
NJALL will award scholarships in June 2014 to two eligible adults who:
 Are residents of New Jersey
 Earned a NJ High School Diploma by attending GED/high school equivalency preparation classes or completing Adult HS requirements at a NJ adult education program.
 Have been accepted and/or attending an accredited post-secondary institution.
 Have completed the 2014 Application with all required documents  and mailed them - postmarked by April 30, 2014.
Scholarship applications are open to anyone regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, or disabling condition.

Scholarship winners will be selected based on demonstrated ability to meet educational and life challenges, motivation, need, realistic goals and potential for success in higher education. 

Click here for eligibility information and application.
Applications postmarked after April 30, 2014 will not be considered.

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2014 Annual Conference

"Celebrating and Supporting Learning Across the Lifespan"

April 25, 2014

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, NJ

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