[Numeracy 497] Announcement: Registration and details for Sept.1 Reading Webcast

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Lopez, Noreen Noreen.Lopez at ed.gov
Tue Aug 17 16:13:21 EDT 2010

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Webcast Registration is Now Open!
Getting Reading Results in the Classroom:
What Research Tells Us
September 1, 2010
1:30-3:00 p.m. (EST)

Click here to test the audio and video needed for the webcast<http://www.nifl.gov/webcasts/webcastTest>

WHAT: After spending years investigating the development of literacy skills of students enrolled in Adult Basic and Secondary Education classes, researchers, for the first time, will disseminate their findings. The forum is a live webcast sponsored by the National Institute for Literacy on September 1, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (EST). This is your opportunity to hear from three of the research scientists who will discuss their key cross-cutting research findings and themes and present implications for effective instruction in reading.
During the discussion, a panel of researchers will also summarize their respective projects, study participants, the nature of instructional interventions, and findings from their studies.
WHO: Plan to interact with featured panelists during the Webcast's question and answer session. These are the panelists: Daphne Greenberg, Ph.D.<http://www.nifl.gov/webcasts/readingresults/10read?print=true#greenberg>, Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, Georgia State University; Charles (Skip) MacArthur, Ph.D.<http://www.nifl.gov/webcasts/readingresults/10read?print=true#macarthur>, University of Delaware ; Daryl Mellard, Ph.D.<http://www.nifl.gov/webcasts/readingresults/10read?print=true#mellard>, Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas, Lawrence ; and (Moderator) Brett Miller, Ph.D.<http://www.nifl.gov/webcasts/readingresults/10read?print=true#miller>, Program Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
INTENDED AUDIENCE/PARTICIPATION: This program is intended for adult literacy practitioners but is open to everyone. There is no cost to participate in the Webcast.
PREPARING FOR THE WEBCAST: Prior to the Webcast, please confirm that your computer and Internet firewall support viewing this type of Webcast. Click here<http://www.nifl.gov/webcasts/webcastTest> to test your machine.


Through a series of multi-year grants, seven researchers investigated new research-based knowledge on adult literacy learning, the critical factors that influence the instruction and development of literacy (reading and writing) competencies in adults, and the most effective instructional methods and program organizational approaches for adult literacy programs. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute for Literacy and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education, supported these research priorities by funding the Adult Literacy Research Network, now referred to as the Adult Literacy Research Consortium.

The research, focused on increasing understanding of the specific cognitive, socio-cultural, and instructional factors, and the complex interactions among these factors, that promote or impede the acquisition of English reading and writing abilities within adult and family literacy programs. In addition, these research studies and programs stimulated by this initiative contribute scientific data that bear directly on public policy issues and instructional practices.
Follow this link for more information about the Adult Literacy Research Project<http://www.nifl.gov/research/adultlrc.html>.

Noreen S. Lopez
Senior Program Officer, Technology
National Institute for Literacy
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