[Numeracy 29] Re: What's in a name?

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Mary Corso akamarilynmary at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 17:02:12 EST 2010

Hello Fellow Educators! I am Mary Corso, a reading teacher from an
alternative high school in NYC. I teach in a correctional setting; 16-18
year old males who are involved in the court system. The boys are in jail,
and so am I!! When I was attending Alfred University for my Masters Degree,
I had to take a course called numeracy in literacy and as a reading teacher
I panicked. But with the help of a superb instructor, I aced the class. I
am interested in numeracy because I approach if from a direction that is
comfortable to me. I see numeracy as the reading of numbers, making sense
of data, charts, graphs, and becoming fluent in microsoft excel. I look
foward to talking more with all of you! Mary

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Lauri Schoneck <SchonecL at seminolestate.edu

> wrote:

> Hello again... This is a tad off the topic of numeracy, but I can't

> help but notice a few of you have introduced yourselves as AE/GED

> professionals. It intrigues me that "basic" has been dropped from the

> title. If this applies to you...would you mind sending me a note (off

> list is fine) of the reasoning behind the "basic" drop? Maybe...it was

> never in your title?? I like the AE version better than the ABE

> version...


> Thanks!


> Lauri


> Lauri M. Schoneck, M.Ed

> schonecl at seminolestate.edu

> Professor, ABE/GED

> Seminole State College of Florida

> Sanford, FL



> >>> "Denney, Brooke" <denneyb at cowley.edu> 1/21/2010 7:02 AM >>>

> Hello!




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