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Application information for the New England Technology
Integration Project (TIP)

teachers working on a laptopTIP is a professional development offering focused on building the capacity to purposefully and effectively incorporate technology into instruction. This project runs from late October 2014 through May 2015 and features a facilitated online course, coaching to develop technology-supported lessons/units that address CCR standards, collaboration and peer observation, and practice using technology to share and present work. Participants do not need to be highly experienced with technology, but need to be able to benefit from participation (they need to be able to learn online).

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Food brings up powerful memories. Stories from the kitchen often touch on themes that matter the most to us. Exploring how we produce, distribute, and eat our food helps us raise many interesting questions about our society and our economy. With this issue, we offer some of our most poignant and profound writing ever.

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Place-Based Education for Rural Communities:
Applying Lessons from the Youth Agriculture Project

Presented by Jack Glade, Executive Director
The Tutorial Center, Inc.
Bennington, Manchester, and Danby, VT
View the recording and PPT

Since 2006, The Tutorial Center, Inc. has reengaged dropouts and at-risk youth using gardening and community involvement. The Youth Agriculture Project (YAP) recruits youth ages 16-24 for work crews that grow vegetables, earn ServSafe food handling certificates, work at farmers' markets, donate food to community programs, operate a local Food Network, and complete community projects. Through this place-based education, participants gain confidence, improve soft skills, develop literacy and academic skills in real-world settings, build transferable job skills, earn an employment credential, and are re-energized about their educational paths. 90% re-enroll in education following their YAP experience! YAP has also greatly increased the public visibility of The Tutorial Center at local and state levels, and added organizational funding streams including workforce development funding and community development funding. This webinar will speak to the lessons learned from this innovative project and how they can be applied to ABE contexts.


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