[Assessment 1262] Join or Renew Membership with AALPD!

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Taylor, Jackie jataylor at utk.edu
Mon Feb 18 10:06:45 EST 2008

Dear Colleagues:

It's that time of year again! Over the next month, the Association of
Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD) invites you to join or
renew membership with AALPD:


AALPD is...

AALPD is a national organization for professional developers committed
to advancing the field of adult literacy professional development
(http://www.aalpd.org/). Anyone working or interested in professional
development can join. As an affiliate of COABE (Commission on Adult
Basic Education), AALPD meets at COABE Conferences and other
professional development events. AALPD is a member of the National
Coalition for Literacy.

Vote While You Join or Renew Membership

While you are joining or renewing membership, you have the opportunity
to vote on the 2008 slate of AALPD officers (Chair, Vice-Chair,
Secretary, and Treasurer). Vote by March 17th!

Renewing Membership:

As we grow and expand, we need updated information about our members in
order to advocate effectively for professional development and to
provide members with the best possible services. So, we are asking
everyone to renew their memberships by registering as an AALPD member
each year.

New/Prospective Members:

If you are not yet a member, are you interested in:

* Getting more involved with adult literacy professional

* Contributing your voice to shaping PD policy initiatives,
along with other advocates of adult literacy PD?

* Taking part in establishing (in the eyes of policy makers) the
legitimacy of a national association of practitioners/PD staff committed
to adult literacy professional development?


Join or Renew Now: http://www.aalpd.org/membership_withvoting08.cfm

AALPD 2008 Activities

AALPD is/will be:

* Visioning and strategic planning for AALPD's role in advancing
adult literacy professional development

* Advocating for funding for professional development

* Increasing leadership opportunities by expanding leadership
roles and working groups that align with AALPD priorities

* Finalizing the AALPD draft quality professional development
standards with feedback from the field (online and in-person at national
PD events)

* Facilitating the adoption and implementation of professional
development quality standards and recommended AALPD PD Policies

* Planning the 2009 PreConference and AALPD strand at COABE

* Strengthening PD networking opportunities

AALPD Ongoing Activities


* Hosts an annual PreConference at COABE

* Co-sponsors the Adult Literacy Professional Development
discussion list in partnership with the National Institute for Literacy

* Provides a Professional Development Registry of materials to
which you can find and contribute facilitator materials

AALPD Membership Benefits:

* Membership is free!
* You can vote for AALPD officers and on special issues that arise
(Only AALPD members will be eligible to vote).
* We will send you the latest information about upcoming
trainings, events and resources.
* You can have input into the design of the COABE pre-conference
session next year (2009).
* You can choose to participate at various levels of involvement
to further key priorities identified by our members.
* You can help to strengthen AALPD's voice in advocacy by
demonstrating a strong membership of concerned practitioners committed
to professional development.

To stay abreast of AALPD activities, visit: http://www.aalpd.org/

Join or Renew Now: http://www.aalpd.org/membership_withvoting08.cfm

Thank you for joining or renewing your membership with AALPD. I look
forward to an active year ahead.

For the AALPD Executive Board,

Jackie Taylor, Adult Literacy Professional Development List Moderator,
jataylor at utk.edu
Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers

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