[Assessment 1090] ProLiteracy/COABE Northwest Regional Institute

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Marie Cora marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
Mon Jan 7 11:20:42 EST 2008


Colleagues,
The following opportunity offers workshops on topics including using
data for program improvement and transitions and the GED. Some of you
may be interested.
Marie Cora
Assessment Discussion List Moderator
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Sharpen your.
KNOWLEDGE N SKILLS N PERSPECTIVE
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Northwest Regional Institute
February 28-29, 2008
University Place, Portland, Oregon
Sponsored by ProLiteracy and COABE
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Featuring three intensive and interactive workshops:
N Data Analysis for Program Decision-Making (Dollar
General/ProLiteracy Performance Accountability Initiative)
N Models and Strategies for Adult Transitions
N Student Retention Through Student Success
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Registration Deadline: February 3, 2008
Registration information is located in the workshop descriptions below.
Questions? Please call (315) 422-9121 ext. 283 or e-mail
<http://207.10.202.200/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://us.f329.mail.yah
oo.com/ym/Compose?To=prodev at proliteracy.org> prodev at proliteracy.org.
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Site Information
University Place Hotel & Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, Oregon
(866) 845-4647
http://www.pdx.edu/cegs/uplace.html
<http://207.10.202.200/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.pdx.edu/cegs
/uplace.html>
Participants must make their own overnight accommodations. Contact
University Place and request a room in the ProLiteracy block. Book your
hotel reservation before February 3rd to receive the reduced room rate
of $99.00.
Onsite parking is available for Institute attendees. Parking fees based
on length of stay. Map and driving directions at
<http://207.10.202.200/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.pdx.edu/cegs
/uplace.html> http://www.pdx.edu/cegs/uplace.html
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Schedule
Thursday, February 28
11:00 to 3:00 Registration
3:00 to 6:00 Sessions
6:30 to 7:30 Networking Reception

Friday, February 29
9:00 to 9:45 Breakfast Forum
10:00 to 12:00 Sessions
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 4:00 Sessions
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Special Feature: Breakfast Forum with David Harvey, President,
ProLiteracy

9:00 - 9:45 a.m., Friday, February 29
Join David Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy, for breakfast! Talk
with ProLiteracy staff about professional development and services that
you need to help your programs and students succeed; get updates on
national developments that affect your programs and students.
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Session #1

Program Management Workshop:
Data Analysis for Program Decision-Making
(Module #2 of the Dollar General/ProLiteracy Performance Accountability
Initiative . Note: You must be accepted into this program to attend
this free training. See "To Apply for Participation," below.)

Do you have the information you need to:
n Evaluate your program's performance?
n Identify and prioritize program improvement strategies?
n Support winning grant proposals?
In this second of three modules in the Dollar General/ProLiteracy
Performance Accountability Initiative, you will:
n Review highlights of Module 1: Data Collection and Management
n Think about how you use program data to improve your program
n Compare and contrast how seven exemplary programs use data to make
program decisions
n Practice analyzing program data and identifying trends
n Identify strategies and outline a process for data-driven program
improvement
n Assess how using team approaches can improve your program's "culture
of accountability and program
improvement"
n Explore the Initiative's online project wiki
n Draft a plan to adapt and use promising data analysis and
decision-making practices over a nine-month period

To apply for participation:
If you want your program to be a part of the Performance Accountability
Initiative, contact Marie Cora, Project Manager, at
<http://207.10.202.200/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://us.f329.mail.yah
oo.com/ym/Compose?To=mcora at proliteracy.org> mcora at proliteracy.org for
more information and an application form.
Programs accepted in the Initiative project will receive information for
registering two people for Module Two: Data Analysis for Program
Decision-Making training.

*The Performance Accountability Initiative, funded by the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation, provides training, online courses, electronic
resources, and stipends to participating programs. For more information,
contact Marie Cora, Project Manager, at mcora at proliteracy.org
<http://207.10.202.200/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://us.f329.mail.yah
oo.com/ym/Compose?To=mcora at proliteracy.org> .
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Session #2

For program managers, coordinators, and instructional staff/volunteers:
Models and Strategies for Adult Transitions
Students succeed in your classrooms.
Are they ready for what's next? Are you ready to help them?

Students who succeed in one academic environment may struggle in
another. They need support as they learn about new systems and develop
life skills so they can continue their education. For example, we know
that college pays off for GED holders, but research also shows that only
one-third of GED students go on to college, and just 10 percent finish
at least one year of postsecondary education. Less than 3 percent of all
adult learners earn an associate degree. (Source: J. H. Tyler, The
Economic Benefits of the GED: Lessons from Recent Research , 2002).

In this workshop, you will:
n Take a poignant, fun, and user-friendly trip through the research on
adult transitions
n Identify important elements of transition programming
n Apply the information to your program, design next steps, and get
feedback from colleagues

Presenter: Cynthia Zafft, director, National College Transitions
Network, a project of World Education, Inc.
Registration fee: $127 for ProLiteracy and COABE affiliates; $149 for
non-affiliates (Registration fee includes networking reception,
breakfast forum, and lunch.)
To register : Go to
https://www.proliteracy.org/external/mod2_form2.asp
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Session #3



For program managers, trainers, and instructional staff/ volunteers:
Student Retention Through Student Success

How do your students' emotions and attitudes affect their ability to
"stay the course"?
How do your assessment practices impact students' retention?

Students are motivated when they see progress. Showing them that they
can be-and indeed, have been-successful supports their decision to stay
with a learning program. In this workshop, we'll talk about the supports
that affect adult student persistence, as identified by research from
the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
(NCSALL). We'll also apply these supports to your programs and
classrooms.

In this workshop you will:

n Describe how students' self-efficacy influences their persistence
n Identify research-based categories of support for students'
self-efficacy
n Explore strategies to monitor students' progress toward meeting goals
n Apply what you learned about self-efficacy and showing student
progress to a case study and your students.
Presenter: Jane Greiner, professional development coordinator,
ProLiteracy
Registration fee: $127 for ProLiteracy and COABE affiliates; $149 for
non-affiliates (Registration fee includes networking reception,
breakfast forum, and lunch.)
To register : Go to
https://www.proliteracy.org/external/mod2_form2.asp
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Registration Deadline: February 3, 2008. Please register early!
ProLiteracy reserves the right to cancel workshops with less than 12
participants.
Questions? Please call (315) 422-9121 ext. 283 or e-mail
<http://207.10.202.200/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://us.f329.mail.yah
oo.com/ym/Compose?To=prodev at proliteracy.org> prodev at proliteracy.org.





Marie Cora
<mailto:marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com> marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
NIFL Assessment Discussion List Moderator
http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/assessment


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