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Adult Education and Family Literacy Calendar

 

January 2015 | February 2015 | March 2015 | April 2015 | May 2015 | June 2015 | July 2015 | August 2015 | September 2015 | October 2015 | November 2015 | December 2015 | January 2016 | February 2016 | March 2016 | April 2016 | May 2016 | June 2016 | July 2016

At a Glance


 

January 2015

  • January 15 (2:30-4:00 p.m.) and January 16 (9:30-11:00 a.m.)
    ABEA Webinar: Changes to Evaluation of Experience Forms
    Sponsor: CDE/AEFL
    Link to Registration
    (by January 14)

  • January 21 (1:00-2:30 p.m.)
    Office Hours Webinar 
    See Save the Date memo from AEFL Directors' listserv (Jan. 7, 2015) 

  • January 30 (12:00-1:30 p.m.)
    Program Models and Resources for Serving English Language Learners (WIOA: What Now? Shifts in Policy, Shifts in Practice Webinar Series:Webinar #2)
    Sponsor: National College Transition Network/World Education and LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
    This webinar will explore major shifts for the field of ESOL and adult education named in the WIOA legislation: 1) the need to prepare English Language Learners for unsubsidized employment in in-demand industries and occupations that lead to economic self-sufficiency; 2) focus on integrating instruction and other services with the local workforce development system. This webinar will be a practitioner-led dialogue designed for you to consider what these shifts mean for program design and classroom practice. Learn about successful program models and practices for working with high beginning to advanced level English Language Learners.
    Link to registration

 


February 2015

  • February 6 (March 6, April 3, May 1)
    Online Math Tools
     
    An exploration of the online math resource, https://ged.edready.org, geared toward GED prep from basic ABE through ASE.  The project will begin the first week of February with a webinar to review the online resource together.  Group will set online tasks together that will take one hour each week and debrief in an hour-long webinar the first week of the next three months: March, April and May. The benefits to participating include:certificate for 15 Professional Development hours; opportunity to collaborate with colleagues interested in enhancing math instruction; a common tool and a common language to drive collaboration efforts;heightened awareness of ABE/ASE/GED math and what teachers need to know to best support learners;better understanding of ABE and ASE skills necessary for math fluency; opportunity to discover how to better weave online learning into your program.
    Sponsor: ABE-TLC Adult Basic Education Training and Learning Center
    Contact: Chelsea Stewart, Chelsea.Stewart@colostate.edu; 970.491.3136

 

  • February 16-20
    LINCS Special Discussion: Staying Healthy for Beginners
    Sponsor: LINCS Health Literacy Group
    Link to more information

 

  • February 19 (12-1:00 p.m.)
    Tutor Ready webinar
    A demonstratration of Tutor Ready, a freely available online resource for literacy tutors. Using Tutor Ready learning plans tutors can work at their own pace, access material anywhere and any time as they prepare to work with learners.  Tutor Ready presents research-based information in manageable chunks based on tutor questions using text, images, audio and video to illustrate tutoring techniques.  Tutor Ready can be part of pre- and in-service training as well as being available at any time that tutors have questions. Questions and discussion will follow the presentation.
    Sponsor: LINCS
    Link to registration 

 


March 2015

  • March 5 (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
    MPI Webinar: Adult Education, English and Skills Training: Opportunities for Action and Investment in the Most Vital Integration Services
    Sponsor: Migration Policy Institute
    Link to registration

 

  • March 6 (April 3, May 1) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Online Math Tools
     
    An exploration of the online math resource, https://ged.edready.org, geared toward GED prep from basic ABE through ASE.  The project will begin the first week of February with a webinar to review the online resource together.  Group will set online tasks together that will take one hour each week and debrief in an hour-long webinar the first week of the next three months: March, April and May. The benefits to participating include:certificate for 15 Professional Development hours; opportunity to collaborate with colleagues interested in enhancing math instruction; a common tool and a common language to drive collaboration efforts;heightened awareness of ABE/ASE/GED math and what teachers need to know to best support learners;better understanding of ABE and ASE skills necessary for math fluency; opportunity to discover how to better weave online learning into your program.
    Sponsor: ABE-TLC Adult Basic Education Training and Learning Center
    Contact: Chelsea Stewart, Chelsea.Stewart@colostate.edu; 970.491.3136
  • March 16-18
    Families Learning Summit and National Conference on Family Literacy 
    Best practices and the latest strategies in adult education and intergenerational learning, including how to access opportunities offered by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014;Implement effective instructional strategies;Use family service learning to engage parents and children;Help adult learners gain financial literacy skills; and Apply an intergenerational approach toward workforce outcomes. Keynote and in-depth session speakers for the 2015 Summit include GED® Testing Service CEO Randy Trask and Cheryl Keenan, Director of Adult Education and Literacy for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.
    Sponsor: National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
    Location: Houston, TX

  • March 20 (12:00-1:00 p.m.)
    Collaborations Between Adult Basic Education and Local Workforce Investment Boards
    WIOA: What Now? Shifts in Policy, Shifts in Practice Webinar Series Webinar #3
    Sponsor: National College Transition Network
    The final webinar in the  WIOA: What Now? Shifts in Policy, Shifts in Practice Webinar Series will present promising models of local collaborations between Adult Basic Education programs and Workforce Investment Boards to align and strengthen resources and services to prepare adults for postsecondary education and workforce training.
    Link to registration

 


April 2015

  • (April 3, May 1) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Online Math Tools
     
    An exploration of the online math resource, https://ged.edready.org, geared toward GED prep from basic ABE through ASE.  The project will begin the first week of February with a webinar to review the online resource together.  Group will set online tasks together that will take one hour each week and debrief in an hour-long webinar the first week of the next three months: March, April and May. The benefits to participating include:certificate for 15 Professional Development hours; opportunity to collaborate with colleagues interested in enhancing math instruction; a common tool and a common language to drive collaboration efforts;heightened awareness of ABE/ASE/GED math and what teachers need to know to best support learners;better understanding of ABE and ASE skills necessary for math fluency; opportunity to discover how to better weave online learning into your program.
    Sponsor: ABE-TLC Adult Basic Education Training and Learning Center
    Contact: Chelsea Stewart, Chelsea.Stewart@colostate.edu; 970.491.3136
  • April 21-24
    COABE Conference

    Sponsor: Commision on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and CAEPA (Colorado Adult Education Professional Association)
    Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
    Link to more information

  • April 21 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
    21st Annual ANN (Adult Numeracy Network) Gathering
    COABE pre-conference session. (There is a $150 registration fee (includes lunch) through the COABE website.)
    Bringing Students to a Higher Level in Math: A variety of hands-on and interactive activities designed to bring students to a higher level in math based on the ANN Teaching and Learning Principles.
    Presenter: Connie Rivera, ANN President-Elect, Adult Numeracy Network
    Link to more information

 


May 2015

  • May 1 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Online Math Tools
     
    An exploration of the online math resource, https://ged.edready.org, geared toward GED prep from basic ABE through ASE.  The project will begin the first week of February with a webinar to review the online resource together.  Group will set online tasks together that will take one hour each week and debrief in an hour-long webinar the first week of the next three months: March, April and May. The benefits to participating include:certificate for 15 Professional Development hours; opportunity to collaborate with colleagues interested in enhancing math instruction; a common tool and a common language to drive collaboration efforts;heightened awareness of ABE/ASE/GED math and what teachers need to know to best support learners;better understanding of ABE and ASE skills necessary for math fluency; opportunity to discover how to better weave online learning into your program.
    Sponsor: ABE-TLC Adult Basic Education Training and Learning Center
    Contact: Chelsea Stewart, Chelsea.Stewart@colostate.edu; 970.491.3136

  • May 11-July 2
    College Readiness for Adults: Beyond Academic Preparation
    Sponsor: World Education | E-Learning PD
    Link to more information and registration

  • May 18-22
    Open Educational Resources online discussion: Working Together to Evaluate and Promote High Quality Resources in the Classroom
    Sponsor: LINCS
    Link to discussion announcement

 

  • May 19
    Planning for WIOA in Your State
    Sponsor: National Skills Coalition
    During this webinar, staff from the National Skills Coalition will discuss how state policymakers and stakeholders can advance a robust WIOA planning process, and policy leaders from New Jersey will share their state’s experience in developing their WIOA blueprint.
    Link to more information and registration

 

  • May 21 (1:00-2:30 p.m.)
    Helping Learners Problem Solve Using Technology-Rich Environments
    Sponsor: LINCS
    Link to more information and registration
    Pre-webinar assignment: Read Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments and review sample items. Read Using Technology to Solve Problems on pages 34–35 of The Change Agent, (Issue 37).


  • May 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
    WIOA Title II Proposed Regulation: New Partnerships for Adult Basic Education
    Webinar on the key elements in the proposed Title II regulations, including Integrated Education and Training, Unified Planning, Performance Metrics, and more.
    Sponsor: CLASP
    Link to Registration


  • May 27 (12:00-1:30 p.m.)
    Enough is Known: Firing Up Youth Standing Committees
    Helping in-school and out-of-school youth access the services and supports they need to succeed is a critical goal of WIOA. Workforce Development Boards in partnership with their Youth Standing Committees are key connectors and conveners for local youth programs and resources. This webinar will provide information, resources, and local examples that will inform your program's WIOA implementation strategies and service delivery.
    Link to Registration Information


  • May 28 (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
    Open Educational Resources webinar: Working Together to Evaluate and Promote High Quality Resources
    Sponsor: LINCS
    Contact: LaKecia Easley, Kratos Learning | LINCS
    Link to Registration

 

  • May 29 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
    Welcoming Week for Adult Educators: Building Bridges Between Classrooms and Communities
    Sponsor: Welcoming American and World Education
    Link to Registration

     

June 2015

  • June 23-25
    CASAS National Summer Institute
    Location: Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego
    Link to more information

 


July 2015

  • July 9-10, July 23-24
    AEFLA Director's Meeting 
    Location: Denver and Montrose

 


August 2015

  • No events scheduled

 


September 2015

  • No events scheduled

 


October 2015

  • October 14-17
    ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
    Sponsor: ProLiteracy
    Location: Charleston, SC
    Link to more information

  • October 28-30
    National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Annual Conference
    Sponsor: NCPN
    Location: Dallas, TX
    Link to more information

 


November 2015

  • No events scheduled

 


December 2015

  • No events scheduled

 


January 2016

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February 2016

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March 2016

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April 2016

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May 2016

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June 2016

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July 2016

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For additional information or to add an event to the calendar, contact Debra Fawcett at fawcett_d@cde.state.co.us

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