[Numeracy 89] Re: What are your thoughts...

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Ellen Richer ellenr at lacnyc.org
Tue Feb 2 13:22:24 EST 2010


My name is Ellen Richer and I am the Director of the NYS Education
Department's Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN) of NYC. In this
capacity I interact with the state-funded adult literacy programs
throughout NYC's 5 boroughs. This includes the city university system,
NYC's Department of Education, our library system and a strong number of
cbo's, all of whom offer GED prep, pre-GED prep, ESL and other classes
plus wrap-around services to the adult and out-of-school young adult
populations. Although I am not teaching students directly in this
position I am very involved in coordinating and offering PD, technical
assistance and coaching opportunities to our state-funded programs and
am directly involved with impelling our GED testing network in NYC. The
recurring theme of these meetings is MATH-gaps between GED math and
college readiness math. What does a College Transition program offer in
the way of math preparation for college? I am very interested in
learning what other states are doing to bridge the gap and even more, to
effect change in literacy programs and even down to the K-12 arena where
much of the math-phobia begins. Referrals to best practices would be
most welcome.




Ellen Richer, Director


Literacy Assistance Center

32 Broadway, 10th Fl

New York, NY 10004

ellenr at lacnyc.org

212-803-3325 voice

212-785-3685 fax

www.lacnyc.org <http://www.lacnyc.org/>


From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On
Behalf Of Denney, Brooke
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 12:30 PM
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 88] What are your thoughts...


Now that things have slowed down a bit, I wanted to encourage people who
have not introduced themselves to please do so Then perhaps reflect upon
the following questions: What are your hopes for this discussion list?
What skills or knowledge can you share with us to deepen our knowledge
about mathematics &/or numeracy?

I also have a question that was asked of the list,

In an Adult Education class with a wide range of ages from 16 years old
to 70 years old, does age affect learning style? If so, how do you deal
with such diversity? If no, how did you arrive at this conclusion?

This is something that we see in all of our centers. Therefore, I am
interested to read your responses.

Brooke Denney

Math & Numeracy Moderator

Cowley College Adult Education

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