Expanding Possibilities: AEL Virtual Conference

As you all know, literacy is a foundation for further learning, educational attainment, and skill development; thus, sound adult literacy programs and policies can contribute to the enhancement of both individual economic opportunity and national competitiveness. Digital literacy and technology in the adult education classroom is an area of opportunity.   In partnership with the Iowa Literacy Council, the Adult Education and Literacy team with the Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, will host the first Expanding Possibilities: Adult Education and Literacy Virtual Conference #AELVC2017. 

Topics addressed will include: Incorporating Active Learning Techniques in the Online Classroom, Blended Learning: Flipped Method, Integrating Technology into the Adult Education Classroom, How to Create a Virtual Classroom, Online Resources to Teach in the Adult Ed. Classroom and much more! 

Who should attend: Adult Educators, Directors, or anyone with interest in obtaining a greater knowledge of Adult Education or incorporating technology into the adult education classroom.

When: January 24-26th 12:30-5:15 p.m. (log in)

Cost: The conference is free to attend, but we have a limit of 500 seats. First come, first served. Sessions will be recorded, but participants will need to register to access them. 

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Skills transform lives and drive economies; better skills means better jobs and higher pay. Digital literacy is a skill ALL students in adult education would benefit from mastering.  Having the ability to submit job applications online, monitor children's school grades, and enrolling in post-secondary education are competencies we educators and community leaders can influence by incorporating digital literacy into our programs, instruction, and conversations. 

Join us for the Expanding Possibilities: Adult Education #adulted and #Literacy Virtual Conference #AELVC2017 January 24-January 26th to learn more about incorporating digital literacy into adult education.

Tweet about the event. Feel free to cut, paste and tweet the following: Register Expanding Possibilities: AEL Virtual Conference #AELVC2017 #literacy #nonprofit and learn how to create your #adulted virtual class

On behalf of the Virtual Conference Planning Committee,

Thank you and look forward to having you join us virtually!

Join Us At An Unconference!

LAPCAE is excited to present “Unconferences” in Regions around the state! This will be a time for all the region members to come together to discuss the current issues we are facing as well as pose questions. This is a FREE event so please feel free to bring a colleague and spread the word. If you have any questions, please contact the LAPCAE Office.

Here is a list of the currently scheduled Unconferences:

Region V Unconference – The Adult Ed Think-In
Friday, January 13, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Ste 202
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Participants will focus on our new community partnership initiative, overview of Ready To Work, WIOA and its impact on Adult Ed and partners, and much more! Click here to register to attend this event

Region III Unconference
Monday, January 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bayou Cane Adult Education Center
6484 W Main St
Houma, LA 70360

Region VIII Unconference
Thursday, January 26, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Louisiana Delta Community College
Conference Room A&B
7500 Millhaven Rd
Monroe, LA 71203

Region IV Unconference
Friday, February 3, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

LeRosen Elementary School Cafeteria
516 E Pinhook
Lafayette, LA 70501

Region I Unconference
Friday, February 3, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Delgado Community College
2nd Floor of Bldg 23
Bayou Lafourche
615 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Region VI Unconference
Friday, February 3, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Huey P Long Campus
5960 Hwy 167
Winnfield, LA 71483

IACEA 37th Annual Statewide Conference

Call for Presentations
You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for the:

IACEA 37th Statewide Conference 2017
March 8-10, 2017
Chicago Marriott Naperville

The deadline for submission is Friday, December 2, 2016. 

 MPAEA Annual Conference

Indiana Adult Education

Call for Presenters

The Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education (IAACE) is a statewide association of individuals and institutions promoting the education and training of adults. The organization evolved from a group of adult educators who first met in December 1943 to discuss the future of adult education in Indiana. Since that time, many changes have occurred in Indiana's social and economic structure that resulted in increased need for adult education.

Membership in the Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education includes adult education professionals from public school adult education, community education and continuing education programs, business and industry, health and social welfare agencies, corrections, hospitals, libraries, and many other fields. Members from these diverse groups come together to share information and to form partnerships in order to better serve adults throughout Indiana.

This year's conference will be held on April 26th, 27th and 28th, 2017. We need creative ideas and strategies for teachers, administrators, life coaches, and support staff. We're looking for presentations in the following categories:

  • ABE (HSE/TASC training & prep)
  • Best practices for ELL
  • Best practices for administrators (retention, partnerships, public policy)
  • Literacy
  • Math (beginner to high-level)
  • Personal/professional growth
  • Transition to college or employment/career pathways
  • Technology

If you are interested in helping build our future by presenting at the annual IAACE conference in French Lick, Indiana, please submit the following proposal (found here) by January 15th, 2017 to:

Jennifer Wigginton