The recipients of CTAUN’s 2002 Best Practices Award were St. Mary School of Putnam, Connecticut and The River School of Nyack, New York.

Barbara Walker, conference co-chair, gave certificates and books to
representatives from the two Best Practice Award schools.

This award goes to schools which have put into practice discoveries and materials from the previous year’s conference. With CTAUN’s 2002 conference focusing on the environment, both schools received certificates and autographed copies of Nane Annan’s new book, Tip & Top — The Adventures of Two Water Drops!, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s The Riverkeepers.

Literacy Information Fair

CTAUN’s Literacy Information Fair held from 12:15—1:30 p.m. in the UN Exhibit Area included exhibits from twenty-five literacy based organizations. Literacy-related resources, projects, posters, programs, games, writings, and other materials were exhibited by these groups. A complete list of organizations participating and their links follows.

  • American Association of University Women / International Federation of University Women / Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund — Carolyn Donovan
    Information on women¹s literacy projects worldwide with display of literacy resources. (http://www.aauw.org / http://www.ifuw.org / http://www.vgif.org)
  • American Library Association Office for Literacy and Outreach Services and Westchester Literacy and Learning Alliance (New York) — Robin Osborne
    Resources on literacy from the ALA and from a local New York literacy program. (http://www.ala.org/olos)
  • American Model United Nations International — Brian Endless
    Information on the UN and on Model UN-ing, including complimentary CDs. (http://www.amun.org)
  • ATD Fourth World — Lisa Steinbrueck
    Newsletters by Tapori, an international network of children who fight poverty. (http://www.atd.quartmonde.org)
  • Books to Dreams — Miriam Epstein
    Conference presenter¹s literacy program for children and parents in homeless shelters and children in need.
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Epsilon State Literacy Committee (Louisiana) — Naomi Coyle
    Project Crony literacy project by the Louisiana chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, the international honor society for women educators.
  • For Our Children’s Sake, Inc. and Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School — Marcia L. McBroom Small and Students
    Conference presenters’ materials about a New York City grassroots organization and writing projects done by youth in the program. Includes book displays and ordering information.
  • Friendship Through Education — Diane Midness
    Information on programs facilitating interactions between youth worldwide and possibilities for teacher involvement. (http://www.friendshipthrougheducation.org)
  • Fulbright Association Greater New York — Martin Haber
    Information on literacy programs of the Fulbright Association. (http://www.fulbright.org)
  • Get Caught Reading — Kathryn Blough
    Posters and descriptions of programs that promote and celebrate reading. Sponsored by Association of American Publishers and Magazine Publishers of America. (http://www.getcaughtreading.com)
  • Global Education Motivators (GEM) — Wayne Jacoby
    Information on teaching about the UN via videoconferencing for staff development and classroom interactions, including CDs on UN resources for teachers. (http://www.gem-ngo.org)
  • Hague Appeal for Peace — Meg P. Gardinier
    Displays peace education materials from the Global Campaign for Peace Education. (http://www.haguepeace.org)
  • International Education & Resource Network ( iEARN ) — Lisa Jobson
    Information on the international schools network program, online professional development workshops, 2003 conference in Japan and examples of past project work. (http://www.iearn.org)
  • Literacy Partners — Susan McLean
    Materials on the New York-based family literacy program and the national What Works Literacy Partnership program. (http://www.literacypartners.org)
  • NetAid Foundation — Abby Falik
    Presents “NetAid World Class,” the educational role-play game for children aged 8-12. (http://www.netaid.org)
  • The Ocean School (New York) — Eileen Venezia
    Excerpts from booklets comprised of writings from school children in a community affected by 9/11.
  • Peace Corps World Wise Schools/ Peace Corps New York Office — Donna Molinari/James Carmody
    Presents information about Peace Corps literacy and worldwide schools programs. (http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws)
  • Putumayo Cross Cultural Initiative — Faye Feller
    Information on the programs that use music to foster global citizenship and improve literacy. Displays World Playground Multicultural Activity Kit and more. (http://www.putumayo.org)
  • Rotary International — Sylvan Barnet
    Displays information on Rotary literacy programs worldwide. (http://www.rotary.org)
  • Susquehanna County (Pennsylvania) Family Literacy — Cindy Reynolds
    Storyboard on a local family literacy program; shows tools used for assessment, equipment families use to play and learn, projects parents and children have done.
  • U.S. Fund for UNICEF — Katie McKenna
    Displays current information on UNICEF programs for children worldwide. (http://www.unicefusa.org)

UN Agency Exhibitors

  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) — Andres Guerrero
    Literacy program materials from the UN agency focused on children. (http://www.unicef.org)
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) — Vivian Bernstein
    Materials from the resource center and video library maintained for non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives and others. (http://www.un.org/dpi/ngosection)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) — Susan Byng-Clarke
    Presents information on educational and literacy programming by the lead UN agency for the United Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012). (http://www.unesco.org)
  • United Nations Office of Special Representative of Secretary General for Children and Armed
    — Michelle Morris
    Exhibits materials on the Global Peace Schools Program and offers opportunity to participate in the program. (http://www.un.org/children/conflict)