Manager Mondays

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In response to requests from the field, COABE is holding a series of leadership training webinars (5 one-hour training events) for local program administrators on a variety of high-need topics. These Manager Mondays will feature state and local practitioners who are tackling the same issues you face each day. Additionally, each webinar will include OCTAE recommended resources. Register today!

Special thanks to Essential Education, the generous sponsor of this special training series.


Leveraging WIOA II Funds with other Resources

December 17, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Lecester Johnson

WIOA II federal funds are just one source of adult education funding. To build comprehensive service models, state and local programs are braiding other federal, state, and local public and private funds. Come here about this strategy from an adult charter school leader.

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Lecester Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School, an adult education provider in Washington, DC.  Ms. Johnson joined Academy of Hope in 2006.  During her tenure, the organization has grown to two locations, transitioned to an adult public charter school and doubled the number individuals earning a high school credential. 

 Ms. Johnson is a founding board member of the Workplace DC and The DC Adult and Family Literacy Coalition.  Ms. Johnson holds a Masters and an Education Specialist degree in Transition Special Education from The George Washington University.  She is also a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) and has received numerous awards and honors, including the Georgetown University’s 2014 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award, 2015 Amtrak Pioneer Award and the 2011 Meyer Exponent Award. 

Special thanks to Essential Education, the generous sponsor of this special training series.

Resources

The U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy funds initiatives to advance adult education and to improve teacher quality. These initiatives help adults acquire the basic skills necessary to function in today’s society – skills that allow them to complete secondary school, engage fully in family life, attain citizenship, and participate in job training and retraining programs. The Division is responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement of these initiatives. For current OCTAE initiatives, please visithttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/national-activities.html


Manager Mondays
Archived Webinars and Resources

Reporting Adult Education Data
Presented by Jennifer Schlukebier

What is the National Reporting System and how it used? What new elements has WIOA introduced into reporting? How do targeted performance negotiations impact your work?

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Jenny Schlukebier has over 16 years of experience in Adult Basic education accountability and reporting. She has worked for the Minnesota Literacy Council, the St. Paul Literacy Consortium and the St. Paul Public Schools ABE program managing and coordinating accountability, data management and reporting. Since 2015 she has worked at Urban Planet, the developer of Minnesota’s ABE data system (SiD - Student Information Database). She coordinated the development of and transition to the upgraded system and the continued support and updates required for NRS and WIOA reporting.

Resources

Each year the NRS support project develops products and tools for state adult education staff and local providers to supplement their own information and knowledge of the NRS. Our most recent tools include the LEAP I & II toolkits to assist with understanding changes to the NRS as a result of WIOA implementation.  Check here for relevant products and tools.

Special thanks to Essential Education, the generous sponsor of this special training series.

 

Integrated Education & Training/Career Pathways
Presented by William S. Durden

WIOA, the Higher Education Act, and the new Perkins V legislation all share the same ‘career pathway’ definition. What does that look like in operation? How can it help you scale and sustain your IET and career pathway programming?

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William S. Durden is the Policy Associate for I-BEST and Pathway Development in Basic Education for Adults at the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. His primary responsibilities include supporting and scaling up I-BEST and guided pathways with Adult Education as the foundation of those pathways, with the ultimate goal that all adult learners will have access to innovative, high quality education programs that provide the knowledge, skills, and credentials necessary for securing living wage employment. He supports the development and expansion of I-BEST nationwide, having provided I-BEST training and technical assistance to 33 states and counting. A former I-BEST instructor, William served as English faculty at Clark College for six years. He earned an MA in English Studies from Western Washington University (2008) and a BA in English from Washington State University (2005).

RESOURCES

The U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy funds initiatives to advance adult education and to improve teacher quality. These initiatives help adults acquire the basic skills necessary to function in today’s society – skills that allow them to complete secondary school, engage fully in family life, attain citizenship, and participate in job training and retraining programs. The Division is responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement of these initiatives. For current OCTAE initiatives, please visithttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/national-activities.html

Special thanks to Essential Education, the generous sponsor of this special training series.

 

WIOA Opportunities
Presented by Erin Roth

What’s really changed from WIA to WIOA? Where are the opportunities to improve services to adult learners? How would co-enrollment between WIOA I (adult, youth, dislocated worker) and WIOA II (adult education) be promoted and work?

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Erin Roth is the Director of Policy for the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation’s Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning. In this role, she spearheads major initiatives and policy innovations for the Division to ensure businesses and job seekers have the opportunities and support needed to thrive in today's economy. Erin chairs Maryland's statewide Policy Committee for implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. She is a recognized thought leader on apprenticeship, immigrant integration, career pathways, and on how to successfully align the work of multiple agencies serving mutual customers in a transparent, meaningful way. Erin has worked for Maryland’s labor department since 2009. Prior to joining the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning, she worked in the Division of Unemployment Insurance, supporting reemployment efforts, during the height of the Great Recession. She holds her bachelor’s in Global Studies from Loyola University Maryland and her Master’s in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

RESOURCES

The U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy funds initiatives to advance adult education and to improve teacher quality. These initiatives help adults acquire the basic skills necessary to function in today’s society – skills that allow them to complete secondary school, engage fully in family life, attain citizenship, and participate in job training and retraining programs. The Division is responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement of these initiatives. For current OCTAE initiatives, please visithttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/national-activities.html

Special thanks to Essential Education, the generous sponsor of this special training series.

 

Basic Adult Education Structure and Activities
Presented by JUDY MORTRUDE

SENIOR POLICY ANALYST, CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY

What do adult education programs and services look like across the country?  How are geography, economies, and focus populations reflected in service strategies? What are some new models emerging?

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Judy Mortrude has over 30 years of experience developing, delivering, and managing secondary and postsecondary education projects for workforce development, particularly with low literacy and high barrier populations. Ms. Mortrude was the lead administrator for Minnesota's largest Adult Basic Education (ABE) consortium before moving to the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development in 2009 to staff the Minnesota FastTRAC Adult Career Pathway cross-system initiative. Currently, she facilitates a network of practitioners in the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). This Alliance of education, workforce development, and human service providers from across the country has developed quality standards for career pathway system partners to use as they develop and evaluate their aligned efforts. As a senior policy analyst for CLASP, Judy focuses on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Perkins Career & Technical Education, and other education/workforce development policy.

Resources

Special thanks to Essential Education, the generous sponsor of this special training series.