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Conference Date 2017

2017 Annual Conference  

"We Can do Difficult Things"

May 19, 2017

Plenary Speaker: Stephen Redman

Webinar Series

Free Webinars

After taking about a year off, our free webinar series has returned. This fall we have five webinars scheduled (with one more on the way). We're excited about these webinars and we hope to see you online. The descriptions of the webinars are below, along with a link to allow you to register. 

Selected previous webinars are available on NJALL's YouTube channel.   

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You can also look for us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  

October 27                    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Building Creative Lessons around Transportation 

Presenter: Cynthia Peters, The Change Agent

In this webinar, find out about how The Change Agent's inspiring, student-written content (available in print and audio) can be a great entry point for students to practice reading and to see themselves as writers.

For more information and to register, please click here.  

November 10th            3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Increasing Funding for Adult Basic Skills Through Well-organized, Strategic, Never-let-go Advocacy

Presenter: David Rosen, Newsome Associates

You will learn about effective strategies for engaging adult learners to advocate for public resources for improved adult basic skills services.  You will also learn about two new national online advocacy communities actively working to increase resources for, and the quality of, adult basic skills education. 

To register, please click here.  

November 17th              3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bringing Classroom Content to Your Students' Mobile Devices

Presenter: Nell Eckersley, Literacy Assistance Center 

In this webinar we will explore the benefits of making your content accessible on mobile devices and learn about several free technology tools that you can use to take content you already have and make it available to your students on their mobile devices.

 For more information and to register, please click here.  

December 8th                   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult English Language Learners and Digital Literacy: Resources and Strategies for Making Instruction Accessible

 Presenter: Jen Vanek, IDEAL Consortium

 In this presentation Jen Vanek shares findings from a Design Based Research study on digital literacy instruction for  migrant adults in community-based labs. The webinar will feature key resources and strategies.  

For more information and to register, please click here

December 15th                   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Why Your Expertise as an Adult Education Teacher Really Does Matter in Today's Health Care System

Presenter: Maricel G. Santos, San Francisco State University

This webinar invites participants to join in a conversation started at NJALL 2016 which focused on the opportunities we have as adult literacy teachers to channel our pedagogical expertise and leadership skills, and contribute to solutions in health care.

For more information and to register, please click here.


2017 Learner Writing Contest

2017 Learner Writing Contest

Call for Submissions

    The New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning (NJALL) is holding its third annual adult learner writing contest.  This year we will award cash prizes in five categories - fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry and photography.  Several winners will be invited to read their work and receive their awards at the annual NJALL conference on May 19th, 2017.  All of the winners and selected other submissions will be published in a free magazine that will be available from our website in the spring of 2016.
Categories:      Fiction        Non-fiction        Memoir           Poetry      Photography
Prizes:             1st Place - $100         2nd Place - $50           3rd Place $25
* All adult learners are eligible, regardless of whether they are adult literacy students, preparing for high school equivalency tests or enrolled in English language classes.
* Learners can submit one piece per category, except for poetry.  Learners can submit up to five poems for consideration.  Learners can send in submissions for multiple categories.
* All submissions must be original and represent the work of the learner - not the work of their teacher or tutor.  Teachers/tutors may help with spelling and grammar, but it should be limited in nature.  We are using the honor system with regards to this.
* English language learners can get help with translation, but the work should remain their own.
* There are no page or word limits.
Submissions need to be received by January 16th, 2015, at
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Submissions should include the learner's name and contact information and the name of the program or school they attend.  The email should also identify the category of the submission.  By entering the contest, the learner agrees to have their piece published in the magazine if it is selected.
All those submitting work will be notified of the decisions by March 6th, 2016.
Please send any questions to
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Acting as a Reviewer

If you are interested in serving on the committee, or have a recommendation for somebody that you think might
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We are particularly interested in having learners serve on the review committee.

A pdf copy of this call is available to download and circulate here.

Writing Resources

Women's Perspectives is a magazine of writing put out by WE LEARN. You can get information about the magazine here and download some free writing prompts here. The website has free prompts from previous issues as well.

The Literacy Review is also a collection of adult learner's writings, published by NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. You can get information and download pdfs here.

Something to Write About is a collection of prompts, along with some comics. You can download the pdf here.

A pdf copy of this call is available to download and circulate here.


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