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e-Literacy News
 A Publication of Florida's Adult and
Family Literacy Resource Center

March 2007, vol. 6
Literacy Resources

How Do You Teach Content in Adult Education?

The occasional paper provides sources of research and professional wisdom that are useful to the design of evidence-based instruction.

Using Going Beyond the GED

This 4-hour seminar introduces teachers and tutors to Going Beyond the GED: Making Conscious Choices about the GED and Your Future, a set of classroom materials designed for use in GED classrooms.

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Events in Literacy

GED: Beyond the Basics

Where: Daytona Beach Community College

When: March 12

For more information, contact Dr. Anita Moore at 321-633-7464

Ruby Payne's "A Framework for Understanding Poverty"

Where: Sumter County Adult Education Center

When: March 23

For more information, contact Ms. Christalee Burkett at 407-622-8951

Statewide Calendar of Events

Funding Opportunity

Adobe Software for Nonprofits

Eligibility: Schools and Nonprofits
Adobe Systems Inc. supports K-12 schools and nonprofits by donating up to four packages of its latest software.
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2007 Florida Literacy ConferenceFLC Conference Logo
May 2-4
Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary

Register by March 23 for Early Bird Rates.

Join hundreds of adult and family literacy practitioners to network and learn about new resources and promising practices.

  • Featuring Over 70 Professional Development Workshops!   For a full list of sessions, click here.

  • Don't miss the Pre-conference events on May 1st.  For a full list of sessions, click here.
  • Adult Learner Day provides a great opportunity for students. May 3.  It's Free  For a complete list of sessions and a special registration form, click here.

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Health Literacy for Limited English Speakers

There is a growing recognition among health care providers and adult educators around the country that limited English language and literacy skills can significantly impact one's ability to access health services, follow medical directions and make informed health care choices.

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Free Service Assists with Income Tax Prep

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

The IRS sponsored VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income individuals (generally, $39,000 and below) who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country.

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CBOs Make a  Difference In FL

Florida's Adult and Family Literacy Resource Center, a program of the Florida Literacy Coalition and ProLiteracy America have combined forces to measure the good work being performed by Florida's non-profit, faith based and library based programs.

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Literacy Ambassadors Promote Education

GROWS Student speaks at Celebration of Reading

On January 19th, 2007, 12 new Literacy Ambassadors joined the ranks of 53 existing Ambassadors as they shared their stories in a moving ceremony that closed out the two day Ambassador training. This unique program prepares adult learners to become effective advocates and spokespeople for their organizations as well as adult education and literacy in general.

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FLC's New Trainer Coaches Corps
 
FLC has a new corps of coaches for tutor trainers and administrators of programs that do no yet have trainers.  This all-volunteer group will work with trainer at community based adult literacy programs to provide guidance, feedback and resource to new trainers.  Travel assistance will be provided as needed.

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Policy Update: Bush Proposes 2008 Budget

On February 2, President Bush released the administration's budget proposal which included the following funds for adult basic education and literacy programs.

  • $564.1 million for Adult Education formula grants to States
  • $9.1 million for National Leadership Activities
  • $6.6 million for the National Institute for Literacy

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GFLI Name Change

The Governor's Family Literacy Initiative (GFLI) is now the Florida Family Literacy Initiative (FFLI). Managed by the nonprofit Volunteer Florida Foundation, FFLI programs encourage families to learn together, with education that helps parents improve their competitiveness in the workplace and helps children start school ready to learn. By learning together, families keep each other motivated to perform.

To learn more, go to www.flafamilyliteracy.org.

This publication is made possible through the support of the Florida Department of Education, Office of Workforce and Economic Development and AmeriCorps*VISTA.