Special Interest Group:

Adult Education

February 2019 Updates

February, 2019 MITESOL Adult Education SIG Update


Happy winter everyone!  I am Collin Blair, the new Adult Ed. SIG Leader.  I hope that 2019 is moving along very well for all of you, even if the winter weather is challenging as always! Here are some resources, news articles, and advocacy opportunities to help you start the year.  Please let me know if there are any topics, articles, or concerns of interest. 

Collin.blair@lansingschools.net

Resources for Students


Pure Michigan jobs and skills training

https://www.mitalent.org/career-explorer 


Michigan eLibrary

MeL Databases allow you instant access to full-text articles from tens of thousands of magazines and newspapers. Databases are available for kids, adults, and on specialized topics such as car repair, practice tests and art images.

https://www.mel.org/


LINCS Learner Center

Connects adult learners to free online resources to learn how to read, get job skills, and more.

https://learner.lincs.ed.gov/


U.S. Department of Education

Educational experiences of English learners

https://www2.ed.gov/datastory/el-experiences/index.html


Support Ed

Free tools to help educators and administrators better serve English learners.

https://getsupported.net/free-tools/



Reports


Public Education Funding Inequity in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation

Briefing Report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Published January 2018

http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/2018-01-10-Education-Inequity.pdf


A Look at Immigrant Families in Michigan

Geographic Fact Sheets by the Michigan League for Public Policy

http://www.mlpp.org/resources/geographic-fact-sheets/immigration-by-county


Michigan: We Are All Migrants Here

Report by John Austin and Akaash Kolluri from the Michigan Economic Center and by Steve Tobocman from Global Detroit

http://www.globaldetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Michigan-We-Are-All-Migrants-Here_2017.pdf


2017 Race for Results:

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

http://www.aecf.org/resources/2017-race-for-results/


CSII Interactive Map: Number Eligible for DREAM Act of 2017 and Economic Gains by U.S. Congressional District

By USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

https://dornsife.usc.edu/csii/interactive-map-dream-act-2017/#.Wibr-arGHQg.mailto


Help for Immigrant Families: Guidance for Schools

By Immigrant Legal Resource Center

https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/
school_resource_v3.pdf

Professional Development Opportunities


TESOL 2019 International Convention & English Language Expo

March 12-15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

Registration available until time of the event

http://www.tesol.org/convention-2019/registration

MABE's 2019 Annual Institute "Literacy and Language in Action: A Call for Courageous Collaboration"

May 9-10, 2019, The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI

http://www.mabemi.net/events.html

Articles


What if all nations viewed refugees as invaders? (Opinion)

By N. Peter Antone

https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2019/01/13/opinion-what-if-we-had-always-viewed-refugees-invaders/2547894002/


Teaching English as a Foreign Language With The New York Times as the TextbookBy Sarah E. Elia

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/learning/teaching-english-as-a-foreign-language-with-the-new-york-times-as-the-textbook.html

It’s raining caps, gowns and good will at the Capital Area Literacy Coalition

By Judy Putnam

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/opinion/columnists/judy-putnam/2019/01/03/capital-area-literacy-coalition-asks-15-caps-and-gowns-gets-500-donations/2335661002/ 


Unauthorized Immigrant Population Profiles by the Migration Policy Institute

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/us-immigration-policy-program-data-hub/unauthorized-immigrant-population-profiles

Michigan League echoes call by governor for a Michigan that serves everyone

By Alex Rossman

https://mlpp.org/league-echoes-governors-call-for-a-michigan-that-serves-everyone/

Six facts about English language learners in U.S. public schools

By Kristen Bialik, Alissa Scheller, and Kristi Walker

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/10/25/6-facts-about-english-language-learners-in-u-s-public-schools/

In 116th Congress, at least 13% of lawmakers are immigrants or the children of immigrants

By Abigail Geiger

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/24/in-116th-congress-at-least-13-of-lawmakers-are-immigrants-or-the-children-of-immigrants/



Advocacy


We Are All America National Week of Action

January 27 – February 3, 2018

We Are All America is a national campaign that aims to uphold and strengthen our nation's commitment to welcome and protect those seeking freedom, safety and refuge in the United States.


The campaign will officially launch the week of January 27, 2018.

http://www.weareallusa.org/


 
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