ProLiteracy America Update

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ProLiteracy America Update. Collaborative Initiatives and Partnerships Literacy PowerLine Retreat Las Vegas, NV May 19, 2007. ProLiteracy America Stats (2005-2006). Number of group members: 1,200 Number of individual members: 1,376 Number of students: 206,720
ProLiteracy America UpdateCollaborative Initiatives and PartnershipsLiteracy PowerLine RetreatLas Vegas, NVMay 19, 2007ProLiteracy America Stats(2005-2006)
  • Number of group members: 1,200
  • Number of individual members: 1,376
  • Number of students: 206,720
  • Number of volunteers: 120,480
  • Number of referrals: approx. 10,000
  • Total affiliate income: $160.6 million
  • Accredited affiliates: 220
  • Certified Tutor Trainers: 677
  • “Common Ground” Goal (Strategic Plan ’04 – ’07)
  • Serve the common needs of both volunteer literacy and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs
  • Help unify the adult literacy field
  • Build capacity of the field through increased advocacy and professional development
  • ProLiteracy’sStrategic Directions
  • Expand membership
  • Expand scope and delivery of professional development
  • Individual and group membersNo distinction between ABE and CBO groups25% discount for groups on New Readers’ Press materialsDiscounts on professional developmentAccess to support network & resourcesAffinity membership with COABENew Membership ProgramNew Professional Development ProgramFee-for-Service / underwritten delivered via –
  • Face-to-face training
  • Online training
  • Blended training
  • Regional Institutes
  • Contract training
  • Professional Development Products: Available NowOnline and Face-to-Face Courses on:
  • Student Engagement
  • Student Persistence
  • Training
  • Go to and click on Professional Development tabProfessional Development Products: In Process
  • Using Technology in the ESL Classroom (June ‘07)
  • Culture in the ESL Classroom (July ‘07)
  • Managing the Multilevel ESL Classroom (August ‘07)
  • Student Assessment w/World Education (September ‘07)
  • Leadership Excellence Academy w/NAEPDC
  • Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal
  • New research journal
  • PLA & COABE co-publish
  • Peer-reviewed research articles
  • Practitioner articles
  • Subscription-based
  • Credentialing Services
  • Tutor trainer certification
  • Revised volunteer-based program accreditation
  • Program manager certification
  • NAEPDC is our partnerFunded by Verizon Foundation & Towers PerrinWorking with state Departments of EducationTwo-year process (2008)Piloting first modules in MD, NY, AZSelecting second set of three states: TX, MS, AL, WY, NM, CO, NC have expressed interestDeveloping three more modulesProgram Manager Certification -Leadership Excellence AcademiesCapacity-Building ProjectsDollar General Performance Accountability Project (2006-2009)
  • Module 1: Data collection & management
  • Module 2: Interpreting & using data for program improvement
  • Module 3: Communicating success to stakeholders
  • Best practices from model programs
  • Regional trainings annually
  • Go to scale with free online training
  • Capacity-Building Projects
  • Merger of Verizon Literacy Network (adult & family literacy) and Marco Polo (K-12)
  • Funded by Verizon Foundation
  • Content from national leaders (e.g., IRA, NCFL, PLA, NCTM, etc.)
  • Online education and literacy resources across the life span (free online courses, podcasts, downloadable resources, lesson plans, program assessment tools, etc.)
  • Capacity-Building Projects Cont.UPS Volunteers in ABE Initiative (2006-2008)
  • Ten exemplary programs; three ABE pilots in MO, CA, & UT
  • Identify best practices for engaging volunteers in ABE programs
  • Disseminate a model and support materials
  • ProLiteracy Community Literacy Workshop Series
  • What: A facilitated sequence of seven workshops on community literacy
  • Where: ProLiteracy Worldwide Conference, Alexandria, Virginia
  • When: November 7-10, 2007
  • Cost: General conference registration
  • Who: Leaders & partners in community literacy
  • Topics: Defining community literacy, successful collaborations, marketing & funding, alliances for social change, role of community leaders, statewide coalition building, & international lessons
  • ProLiteracy is working with you and for you to build more literate communities.
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