ESOL Tutor Training
Columbia County Public
Library, Downtown Branch
City, FL 32055
Payne (407) 246-7110 ext
Dealing with Learning
Literacy Council, Inc.
Where: John F. Germany
October 27, 2007
To register or for more
Carol Bockenek at (813)
Where: Viera, FL
When: October 29,
For more information,
Burkett at 407.622.8951
or via email at
LD Classroom Strategies:
Reading Writing and Math
Nov. 16 2007
Santa Fe Community
Contact Anita Moore
Plantation Inn and Golf
to December 1st
For more Information
Statewide Calendar of
Jim Moran Grant
The Jim Moran
Foundation offers grants to
501(c)(3) organizations in
Florida that concentrate on
issues such as literacy,
education, domestic violence
and child abuse
intervention, after school
programs and more.
AT&T Foundation Competitive
The AT&T Foundation has
launched a grant program to
help nonprofits integrate
Do You Know an
Learner with an
Interesting Story to
Literacy Ambassador Training
November 30th to December 1st
This program is
who wish to
in the field of
which will focus
on helping them
and becoming comfortable telling their stories in front of
Registration Form for the training which will be held at the Plantation Inn and Golf Resort.
President Bush Signs
Executive Order to Address Adult Education
September 27th the White House announced that it is establishing an Interagency
Adult Education Working Group to use existing Federal programs that serve
adults, including new Americans, to strengthen literacy skills, improve
opportunities for postsecondary education and employment, and facilitate
participation in American life.
President Bush tasked U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret
Spellings to lead an Interagency Adult Education Working Group which will
joint approach addressing the educational needs of adults. By bringing
together all relevant federal agencies, the Working Group seeks to strengthen
existing programs and improve adult participation in post-secondary education.
the full text of the Executive Order
FLC Releases Study
Examining Attributes of Successful Adult Learners
Why do certain
while others do
not? The drop
out rate in
high. One third
of Adult Basic
level. In a review of adult education programs in Florida, only 25% of
students studying for the GED took and passed the test.
Health Literacy Month
Empower Students to Make
Good Health Care Choices
Literacy is simply defined as a person's ability to obtain, process, and
understand basic health information in order to properly treat themselves or a family
member. A person's ability to manage any medical condition is very important to
their health. But sometimes just researching the disease can be overwhelming.
Imagine not being able to understand the literature the doctor hands you. This
was the reason behind the Healthy People 2010 initiative.
It's a national initiative to improve the health of Americans by 2010 through a
defined set of objectives. October is observed as health
literacy month nationally every year. It is an opportunity to promote
the importance of understanding health information.
Florida Literacy Conference News
Regal Sun Resort
May 7-9, 2008
Literacy Conference 2008 Call for Presenters!
Do you have
a something to share with Florida's adult education and literacy practitioners?
If so, we invite you to submit a session
proposal by December 17, 2008.
be on the look out for registration to begin in early November. Registrations fees
are now listed at the FLC webpage.
Help Plan the
2008 Florida Literacy Conference
looking for volunteers to serve on its 2008 Conference Planning Committee.
This is a great way to meet other
practitioners and help set the direction for your Florida Literacy Conference!
committee will meet face to face one time followed by monthly (1 hour) conference
calls leading up to the conference. This committee is key in helping to shape
the conference in various ways such as identifying speakers/presenters, securing
loans of audio visual equipment, identifying volunteers and resources,
promoting the conference and advising on a
range of conference activities.
the committee will receive a discount for conference registration rate and will
be recognized with their organizations at the opening general session and in
the conference program.
interested should contact Yari Payne, Education and Training Coordinator via
or call (407) 246-7110 ext. 203.
State Parks Join in Celebrating
proclamation recognizing September as
Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month. The Florida Cabinet also signed a
corresponding resolution recognizing International Literacy Day and the
establishment of a special
partnership to promote reading in Florida's State Park System.
FLC Welcomes New Staff
The Florida Literacy Coalition
is pleased to welcome several new members to our team, as well as bid farewell and
good luck to Kelley Jain who, after serving almost four years with FLC, accepted a
position with an Orlando
based private high school.
Points of Light
A great way to recognize literacy
volunteers and organizations
time to try and
and to make an
impact on individual lives.
Points of Light Foundation offers recognition to those who have dedicated their time to
help others and solve social problems. The Community Leadership and Daily
Points of Light Awards are exceptional ways to show volunteers how much they are
appreciated and to celebrate their success. Recipients of the Community
Leadership Award are chosen based on recommendations presented by the Points of
Light Foundation's annual National Conference Host Committee and the award is
presented in conjunction with the conference.
National Study Assesses U.S. Adults' Financial Literacy
Financial Institute at Indiana State University has released results of a
national survey that assesses U.S. adults' self-reported levels of financial
literacy. The findings indicate that less
than 30% of U.S. adults view their personal financial knowledge as very good or
Being Accepted for the
Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of
the Year Award
The Toyota Family Literacy
Teacher of the Year Award recognizes individual contributions to improving
literacy for youth and adults. The Teacher of the Year
will receive $5,000 for his or her program and is honored at the National
Conference on Family Literacy. The nomination deadline is
December 5, 2007.
The award program is open
to family educators who work in:
for program guidelines.
Report Offers First-Time Estimates of
Numbers and Costs to Provide English Instruction to Legal and Unauthorized Immigrant Adults
Florida ranks among the
states whose immigrants need the most help in improving their English language
skills, determined a recently released report by
The Migration Policy Institute. With
immigration approaching record levels in recent years, English instruction
classes across the country are full and have waiting lists of thousands of