The NJALL Conference will once again take place at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. The agenda features a plenary presentation about technology in education by Nell Eckersley (Literacy Assistance Center, NYC), 21 different workshops, time for networking and meeting with vendors. The registration fee covers lunch and coffee. We will continue to provide program updates as we get closer to the conference. We hope to see you there.
Registration for this conference is limited to 250 people. We cannot accept any on-site registrations.
Click here to register if you are not being covered by an organization.
If you are being covered by an organization, please make sure your name is on a list that accompanies a check or purchase order. NJALL will then take care of completing the registration process. A hard copy of the purchase order with names should be mailed to the NJALL address below and an electronic copy should be mailed to email@example.com. If your organization would like to pay for a whole group with a credit card or PayPal, please contact us.
Checks and hard copies of purchase orders must be received by May 1st to guarantee registration. Any cancellations must take place by May 1st to ensure a refund.
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Mailing Address: NJALL, 16 South Avenue West, Suite 252, Cranford, NJ 07016
Presenter: Sara Cullinane, Make the Road New Jersey
FEBRUARY 15, 2019, 11:00 AM TO 12 NOON EST
This webinar will begin with an overview of key developments with regards to immigrants' rights and immigration policy at the local, state (New Jersey) and federal level. Participants will then have a chance to discuss the potential impact of key policies on their students and their programs. The presenter will also review how students, teachers and others can get involved in efforts to expand and protect immigrants' rights
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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
On June 22, we celebrated our two newest scholarship award winners, Katie Land and Ruth Rivera. Scholarship winners from previous years gave advice to help them keep going as they pursue their goals through higher education. NJALL board members, committee members, winners' family, teachers and supporters, as well as members of the community wish Katie and Ruth well!
Please join us as we award and celebrate our 2018 Scholarship Winners, Katherine Land and Ruth Rivera. The Awards Ceremony and Breakfast will be on June 22 at Mercer County Community College Conference Center, 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550, 9:30-11:30 AM.
2017 Scholarship winners with previous winners and committee
Katherine "Katie" Land is from West Long Branch, NJ. She prepared for her High School Diploma at Brookdale Youth GED and Career Pathways Program and now attends Brookdale Community College.
Ruth Rivera is from Elizabeth, NJ and will attend Union County College. She studied for her High School Diploma with Literacy New Jersey at the Elizabeth Public Library.
COST: ONLY $15.00 per person
Deadline to sign up: June 14, 2018
Please Park in the
Conference Center Parking Lot or West Parking Lot
Driving & public transportation information available at this link.
Read about NJALL initiatives and activities in our Spring Newsletter. Articles include: The Importance of Being Vigilant, NJALL participates in COABE Capitol Hill Day, 2018 NJALL Scholarship Information, 2017 NJALL Award Winners, and much more.
Click here to download your copy.
Thousands of New Jersey adults needing basic reading skills, high school diplomas and English language skills are turned away from programs because of inadequate funding. In addition, businesses in New Jersey cannot find literate and trained individuals for their workplace needs.
It is vital for New Jersey’s economy and for our citizenry that we re-establish state funding for adult education to compensate for reductions in federal subsidies.
In 2007 35,400 students were served through a robust network of adult education programs. By 2017 that number had fallen to 16,702.
Providing the necessary state funds to enroll 18,700 more students at $1,000
per student would require a state appropriation of $18,700,000. This appropriation would provide invaluable and life changing opportunities for adults with limited skills. Equally important, it would open up employment opportunities for these individuals and for NJ businesses.
NJALL has developed several tools which you can use when asking your elected representatives to support adult education. Here are several advocacy briefs you can share:
Here are sample letters that you can customize:
Find your New Jersey State representatives through this interactive map.
For more information about NJALL's advocacy efforts, go to our youtube channel to listen to the March 22 webinar: Potential Changes in Federal
Support for Adult Education: What They Mean for New Jersey, What they Mean for Advocacy
Look for more information soon about how we can advocate for State funding for adult education in New Jersey.