10-23-2020 First Literacy Lab 2020 Grant Recipient Project Presentations

First Literacy Event Registration (single session via Zoom)

First Literacy Lab 2020
Grant Recipient Project Presentations

Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Zoom virtual event

First Literacy Lab 2020 Grant Recipients will share the innovative ESOL and ABE curriculum resources and program-wide initiatives they developed and implemented with this award. PLEASE NOTE; Your Zoom link will be included in your automatic registration confirmation. Please watch your email!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pam Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College

Beyond Content: Insights into BHCC’s ELL Program Redesign
As part of a federal Title V grant for Asian and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, BHCC recently revamped its entire ESL program (now ELL) based on research in the field and the BHCC community's own experience. Dr. Eddinger will share what they have learned through that process.

Dr. Eddinger is president of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), the largest of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.  Dr. Eddinger began her tenure at BHCC in 2013, and previously served as president of Moorpark College in Southern California from 2008.

Dr. Eddinger’s service in the Community College movement spans more than 25 years, with senior positions in academics and student affairs, communications and policy, and executive leadership.  In addition to the chairpersonship of the community college national reform network Achieving the Dream (ATD), Dr. Eddinger serves on a number of boards and commissions, including the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), WGBH Boston, the Boston Foundation (TBF), the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board, and Boston Private Industry Council.  Dr. Eddinger was honored in 2016 by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Barnard College in New York City and her masters and doctorate in Japanese Literature from Columbia University.

First Literacy Lab 2020 Grant Recipients (presenting consecutively so you can hear them all, not necessarily in this order):

ESOL Family Literacy  
Danielle Mendola and Alicia Hsu - Brookline ESOL Program  

Emerging Literacy and IPads 
Laurie Millman - Center for New Americans  

Getting Connected to Massachusetts through Historic Tourism  
Sarah Poole and Meaghan Dutton -YMCA International Learning Center  

Hip to SMS: Helping Immigrant Parents to be Social Media Savvy  
Mr. Kevin O’Conner - Framingham Adult ELS Plus  

Money Talks and Your Voice Matters  
Alexandra Weber and Mary Blunt - The International Institute of New England Boston  

College Para Ti y Para Mi!  
Johannah Malone and Caitlin Shalvey - Mujeres Unidas Avanzando  

Pre-Family Literacy: ESOL for Parents and Caregivers with Low Levels of English Proficiency   
Susan Bleakney - Quincy Asian Resources  

This event is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL programs.

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