2017 Conference Sessions

Session 1

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Room

Presenter(s)

Audience

Lesson Planning with the Career and College Readiness Standards for tutors 107 Kim Roush Tutor; ALBSE
The Easy Component 204 Donna Dencler FL; General
Using Google Apps for Volunteer Management and In the Classroom 108  Gretchen Jacobs Admin; General
Advancing the Field of Community Health Workers Through Adult Literacy Programs 109  Cathy Martin and Elizabeth Schaffer Transitions/Workforce; General
ETS High School Equivalency Testing Program Updates 205  Gladys Recinos Admin; General
Games for ESL Learners 207  Colleen Serencstits ESL; Tutor
Math Magic, Manipulatives, and Mastery 206 Barb Gade ALBSE;Tutor

 

   

Session 2

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Hot Topic – Immigrant Workers Rights

This ESL Division will discuss this hot topic and other subjects in the ESL field as well as review resources, and provide an opportunity for networking with other practictioners that work with ELLs.

206 Aimee Firtz and Kimberly Chernesky ESL
The Administrators Division represents administrators and directors involved in all aspects of adult education.  The division serves as a resource for brainstorming, sharing ideas, solving problems and networking. It centers on topics and needs related to the unique challenges and issues adult education administrators face every day.   109 Ryan Breisch Admin
The mission of the Family Literacy Division is to provide a unified voice for Family Literacy practitioners across the state and provide resources which focus on breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy through intergenerational means. 205 Rose Gioia-Fine & Donna Dencler FL

Hot Topic:  What do you know about “mindset”? How does having a fixed mindset or a growth mindset affect your students’ ability to learn? 

Join the ALBSE Division Chairs as we explore this topic and delve into other subjects and resources through the annual ALBSE Division networking opportunity at the PAACE Conference.  We promise to give you time to interact with your colleagues as we learn and share together.

207 Meg Ashenden & Joy Zamierowski ALBSE
This CHE division represents continuing education institutes that serve students through a variety of programs. This division provides academic, instructional, and administrative professionals the opportunity to improve the quality of programs and services.  105 Monica Shields CHE
This session is a welcome for all tutors. Topics to be addressed include:  How to make the most of your conference; PAACE and member benefits; TLC services and resources (TLC will have resources to send home with session attendees); A “Hot Topic “; Suggestions from you regarding webinar topics, services from TLC and/or PAACE, etc 107 Kim Roush Tutor

 

Session 3

Session Title

Room

Presenter(s)

Audience

Filling the Gaps: Reading and Writing Strategies for Struggling Learners 109 Stacie Phillips FL; Tutor
Strategies to Improve Your Tutoring Instruction 107  Bev Strayer Tutor; General 
Working Together Toward Meeting Tomorrow’s Workforce Needs 206  William Schaffer and Michele Pappalardo General; Admin
Money Management for Adult Learners: How to Afford Continuing Education 205  Mary Jeannette Schultz Transitions/Workforce; General 
Sharing How to Learn 108 Collene Serencstits ALBSE; Tutor 
Community School National Model Focused on Refugees 105 Tim Shenk and Josh McManness Admin; FL
Great New Resources for ESL Teachers 204 Susan Finn Miller ESL;  general

 

Session 4

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Vocabulary: No Fear For Tiers 

207

Meg Ashenden ALBSE; Tutor
Lesson Planning with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Tutors 107  Kim Roush Tutor;ALBSE
Bridges to Career Opportunities: Integrating Bridge Programing and Occupational Training 206  Stephanie Webb and Christine Covington-Hoess ALBSE; Transitions/Workforce 
Supporting Family and Learner Success - A Trama-Informed Approach 204   Rose Gioia-Fine ALBSE; General
The Lit Corps Program: Its Impact on both Adult Learners and College Students 109  Michael McCarty and Justine Willett Tutor; Admin
Leaderacy: Prospectives in the Qualities of an Effective Adult Education Leader 105  Mike Vail  Admin; General
Tools to Help Learners 108   Lynne Watson  Tutor; General
Workshop: Give Employers What They Want: Work Ethic 205   Josh Davies  Admin; General

 

 

 

Session 5

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Coaching for Program Improvement 109 Maribel Ojeda, Rachel Zilcosky, Rebecca Wagner  Admin; General
Measuring the Impact of Today's Professional Development on Tomorrow's Learning Outcomes 107  William Schaffer

Transitions/Workforce; Higher Ed

 GED Program Update: New Tools and Resources for Better Outcomes 105  Brian Smith ALBSE; Admin
 Memoir Writing in the ESL Classroom 207  Julie Walker ESL; General
A New Urban Researcher-Practitioner Partnership: Career Pathways Programing for Lower-Skilled Adults and Immigrants in High-Need Cities  206 Dr. Esther Prins Transitions/Wkpl; ESL
 Strengthen Your Leadership 108  Karianne Gelinas  Admin; General

 

 

Session 6

Session Title

Room

Presenter(s)

Audience

Tutor Coordinator Networking 204 Kim Roush Tutor; Admin
Working Together Toward Building Tomorrow’s Healthcare Workforce 207  William Schaffer and Elizabeth Schaffer Transitions/Workforce; Higher Ed
Using an LMS in Adult Education - Schoology 105 Jeremy Tinsley General; Admin
TABE 11&12 Has Arrived! 107  Connie L. Valentine, M.S.

General;Transitions/Workforce

Contextualized Resources for Instructional Planning: Feature Resources for Career Sectors 206  Angela Kenes Instructors/Case Managers; General
Money Management for Adult Learners: How to Afford Cotinuing Education  108   Mary Jeannette Schultz Transitions/Workforce; General 
Taking the "T" Out of "Can't" - Strategies for Making Changes that Count 109  Patrice Karcher General; Admin

 

 

 Session 7 

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Room

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Persistence, The Path Towards Tomorrow 206 Susan Mansuetti and Joy Zamierowski General; Admin
 Resources for High School Equivalency Preparation and Instruction 105  Gladys Recinos ALBSE; ESL 
 Using Career Pathways Data for Informed Decision-Making 204   Barry King, Dr. Blaire Toso Transitions/Workforce;Admin
Common Sense: A Corpus-Informed Approach to Teach Academic Writing 107  Tom Dare ALBSE; Transitions/Workplace
Local, Statewide, And National Strategies 207 Jeff Carter and Cheryl Hiester Admin; General 
 Workforce Related Activities and Foundation Skills Framework: Making the Connection 108  Angela Kenes Instructors/Case Managers; General
Enhancing the Rigor of Instruction at All Levels of ESL 106 Susan Finn Miller ESL; FL
Heads Up: Learning After a Brain Injury 109 Monica Shields General; ALBSE

 

 


SESSION 8

Session Title

Room

Presenter(s)

Audience

Engaging Today's Learner for Academic Success 108 Rose Gioia-Fine  FL; ALBSE
IHPDS Networking Session 207  Joy Zamierowski, Dr Rebecca Wagner, and Susan Mansuetti ALBSE; Admin
Addressing the Needs of Employers: A Career Pathways Strategy 206  Kay Lynn Hamilton, Kimberly Gavlick, and Ruth Love-Schooley Transitions/Workforce; Admin 
Activities for the History High School Equivilancy Classroom 109  Rhiannon Baron General; ALBSE 
TABE 11 & 12 Has Arrived

107

Connie L. Valentine General; Transitions/Workforce