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Application deadline for Adult Numercy Instruction course has been extended to Oct. 28, 2014

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Posted on September 30, 2014

There are still openings for the Adult Numeracy Course and the deadline for applications has been extended to Oct. 10th.

This course is for creative and energetic teachers who will be teaching math (NRS Educational Math Functioning Levels 2, 3, 4, or 5) in the coming year.  It will be particularly helpful and supportive for teachers of math who have little math background. Not only will it provide them with the confidence and skills to teach math but it will support instructors with their...

Year-end Data Reporting Webinar Recording

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Posted on July 29, 2014

The Year-end Data Reporting Webinar  was held July 29, 2014. It was recorded and is available at the link below.

Kelley covered information that may be helpful as you work on your year-end reporting.  The webinar is 1 hour 28 minutes.  The recording was not ended at the close of the webinar so it goes on a bit. No need to follow it to the end as it ran for about 3 hrs.


Improving Literacy Using Mobile Technology...Free Webinar

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Posted on April 14, 2014

Improving Literacy Using Mobile Technology

Many adult education practitioners are recognizing the potential use of mobile devices as tools to augment teaching and learning. The four presenters will not only review devices, tools, and apps, but will also focus on teaching methods and ways to increase motivation and learning. Please join us for this follow-up to the very popular webinar, Improving Literacy Using Technology, that we hosted last fall.

Free webinar: June 6, 2014; 3:00-4:30 pm

CCR Instructional Shifts Webinar Recordings

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Posted on April 13, 2014

NELRC offered a series of free webinars related to the instructionsl shifts which will be crucial to the implementaion of the College and Career Readiness standards. These webinars were held between February 5th and April 1st. Here are the links to the recordings.

The Math Instructional Shifts

Webinar 1: Focus and Coherence 

 Math Instructional Shifts:Focus and Coherence          

Webinar 2: Rigor                            


2 Part Webinar: Findings from

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Posted on April 13, 2014

*Findings from the Adult Transitions Longitudinal Study (2-Part Webinar)

Part I: Archived Recording

Part II: Archived Recording

PDF of slides (for both parts)

Presenter: Cristine Smith

Description : Learn about the findings from the ATLAS study, implemented by UMass Amherst and World Education with funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. ATLAS followed over 200 ABE-to-College transition course participants for five years to uncover the factors that influenced them in enrolling,...

Toolkit for Tutors Annual Literacy Conference

Posted on March 10, 2014


Literacy Volunteers of Bangor presents the 2nd Annual Toolkit for Tutors Conference. 

Join them for a stimulating day filled with information and teaching tools.

Keynote Address: With Literacy & Justice for All: Promoting a Basic Human Right —Dr. Susan Bennett-Armistead

Susan Bennett-Armistead is Associate Professor of Literacy Education and Correll Professor of Early Literacy at the University of Maine. She has a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teacher Education, and Policy, with an emphasis...

NELRC offers free webinars regarding CCR and the instructional shifts!

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Posted on February 24, 2014

Free Webinar Series

 about the key Instructional Shifts described

in the College and Career Readiness Standards

Read more in the NELRC flyer.........NELRC_flyer.doc

Math Instructional Shifts: Rigor

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Posted on February 24, 2014

This webinar will focus on the need for Rigor as it relates to math instructional shifts. It is the second of two webinars offered by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC). The live webinar is scheduled for Tuesday February 25 from 3:30-5:00 EST. Participants must register with NELRC to participate.

The first webinar was held Feb. 5th and the recording of the webinar can be found here on the PD Portal under Resources. The topic of the first webinar was Math Instructional...

MAEA Marketing Seminar April 2nd!

Posted on February 20, 2014

Get the Word Out! Defining Your Program in a Digital World: Marketing Strategies for Connecting with Adult Learners in Maine

This year’s seminar will be held at the University of Maine at Augusta from 9:00-3:00.

There are two topics to select from for each of the four sessions offered. The day is divided into three morning sessions and one afternoon session.  Samantha Warren, Director of Communications and Spokesperson, ME Department of Education will be the Keynote Speaker at lunch.


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