The deadline for NJALL's 2019 Learner Writing Contest has been extended to February 15, so there is still time to get your entry in! There are 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 10th.
A full description of guidelines can be found here.
This is a great opportunity for students to get acclaim for the wonderful work that they do. And, as a further incentive, there are monetary prizes!
1st place: $100
2nd place: $50
3rd place: $25
We are also looking for reviewers, so if you are interested in supporting this contest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are particularly interested in having learners serve on the review committee.
All those submitting work will be notified of the decisions by March 8, 2019.
Save the date for NJALL's 2019 Annual Conference. On May 10, 2019, adult educators from throughout New Jersey and beyond will gather to share ideas, discuss current issues and honor students and award winners.
Once again the conference will be held at the Warner Student Life Center at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft New Jersey.
We are accepting workshop proposals through January 8, 2019. While we welcome all proposals that deal with adult education, we are especially interested in the following topics:
ESOL Teaching Strategies
Preparing for High School Equivalency tests
Student Led Projects
Student Advising and Counseling
If you have expertise to share, please fill out the Workshop Proposal Form and send it to email@example.com.
All presenters will receive a complimentary registration for the conference.
The New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning (NJALL) is holding its fifth 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 10th, 2019. All of the winners' and selected other submissions will be published in a free magazine that will be available from our website in the summer of 2019. Winners and their teachers/tutors will receive printed copies of the magazine.
Submissions Deadline: January 22, 2019
Please let us know if you are interested in being a reviewer
or if you have any questions.
Earlier this year NJALL held its fourth annual adult learner writing contest. All of the winners and selected other submissions have been collected in a magazine entitled Insight. You can download a free pdf of the magazine at the link below. The five entry categories were fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry and photography.
Several winners read and discussed their work during a workshop at the annual NJALL conference. We hope you will use the magazine in your classes and your volunteer lessons.
We'd like to thank all of the students who participated and all of the teachers and tutors that made it possible. Every year it is an honor to read the students' work, and we are happy to be able to share it with you now.
For the past four years, NJALL has held a learner writing contest. Each year we
receive about 75 submissions from all around the state. We continue to be humbled by students’ willingness to share their ideas, memories and feelings. As is often the case in adult education, some of the things the writers shared dealt with personal experiences that were life-changing or traumatic. We hope that the writing process is a positive one and that participating in the contest has been an encouraging learning experience.
You can read Insight, volume 3 (2017 submissions) here.
Once again this year we have invited some of the contest winners to present
their work at the annual NJALL conference. The learners read from their winning submissions and then take questions from the attendance. Come to the conference on May 11, to hear these presentations for yourself and meet the 2018 contest winners.
Thanks again to all the writers, teachers and reviewers that made this magazine possible.
Chair, NJALL Learner Writing Contest
Building Quality Programs Together
The NJALL Annual Conference will take place at Brookdale Community College on May 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM. Ira Yankwitt from the Literacy Assistance Center in New York is our Keynote Speaker. There will be twenty-seven workshops, and time for networking with other adult educators and browsing vendor displays. The registration fee covers lunch and coffee.
Workshop topics include: Building Coalitions for Adult Education, Making Inferences for Reading Comprehension, Increasing Learner Motivation, Numeracy, Designing workplace Literacy Programs and many more.
In addition, selected winners from NJALL's Adult Learner Writing Contest will read from their work and discuss how to support students as writers.
Registration for this conference is limited to 250 people.
We cannot accept any on-site registrations or payments. If your organization is paying by purchase order, please send a copy of the purchase order along with the names of those attending to firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase orders must be received by May 1, 2018 to guarantee registration.
Any cancellations must take place by Mary 1. 2018 to ensure a refund.
Please send any questions to email@example.com
Last year NJALL held its second annual adult learner writing contest. The five entry categories were fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry and photography. Several winners read their work and received their awards at the annual NJALL conference on April 8th, 2016. All of the winners and selected other submissions have now been collected in our magazine entitled Insight.
You can download a free pdf of the magazine at this link.
We'd like to thank all of the students who participated and all of the teachers and tutors that made it possible. It is an honor to read the students' work, and we are happy to be able to share it with you now.
The call for submissions for this year's contest was distributed and submissions collected. Come to this year's conference to hear winners read from their work.
The New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning wants to recognize outstanding contributions in the field, so we are asking for nominations from our network of professionals and participating organizations for the following:
1. Lifelong Learning Leadership Award
This award is for an outstanding individual or group demonstrating responsibility, influence, courage, motivation, inspiration, direction or guidance, and has made an outstanding contribution to lifelong learning through research, program design and development, publications, effective and innovative use of funds, service to the profession, etc.
2. Teacher of the Year Award
This award is presented to an adult educator who has demonstrated professionalism and exemplary performance in the field of lifelong learning.
Nominations are due by April 12, 2018.
Awards will be presented at the NJALL conference on May 11, 2018
Warner Student Life Center
Brookdale Community College
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org