On a perfect Spring Afternoon 160 people came together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester.
Ruth J. Colvin, who is 97 years old and the Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America shared some stories and inspired the audience….but that’s NOT all. She met and greeted tutors and students, spent time with County Executive Maggie Brooks and posed for pictures! This tiny lady was a power house and we were pleased to present the inaugural Ruth J. Colvin Founders award to her, as well as to Church Women United, and Rose-Marie Klipstein who shared her own 40+ years of history with an enraptured audience.
Bernard Brown, a current LVR student shared his moving story and thanked LVR for helping him and delivered his remarks to a standing ovation. In addition to the County Executive, Senator Joseph Robach, Assemblyman Harry Bronson and representatives from Assemblyman Gannt’s office brought proclamations and citations on behalf of NYS to honor Literacy Volunteers.
Teachers from seven literacy programs are increasing and deepening their knowledge of algebra and its connections to number and operations sense during three two-day workshop sessions and a RAEN website forum. Developed by TERC, Adults Reaching Algebra Readiness focuses on communication, connections, integration of all math content across all levels, and development of mathematical proficiency. During the sessions, teachers build their content knowledge, learn about the Common Core Math Standards and participate in various hands on activities. They then apply their new knowledge to their classroom lessons and share their experiences with their colleagues.
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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Ken Burns and PBS have launched a major national public outreach campaign in January-March, 2014 to challenge everyone across the country, especially students, to video record themselves reading or reciting the Gettysburg Address.