Workshop List

Maine Adult Education Conference 2014

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Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Diamond Building

Pre-Conference  Tuesday, June 17th

8:00 – 8:30          Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30                        Pre-Conference Starts

10:00 – 10:15      Break

11:45 – 12:45      Lunch   (Dining Hall)

1:00                        Pre-Conference Continues

2:00                        Break

2:15 – 3:00           Pre-Conference Continues

Wednesday, June 18th

7:30 – 8:30           Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00        Session One

10:00 – 10:30      Break / Visit Exhibitors

10:30 – 12:00      Session Two

12:00 – 1:00        Barbeque Lunch

1:00 – 2:15           Keynote  (Page Commons)

2:15                        Break

2:45 – 4:00         Session Three

4:00                        MAEA Annual Meeting

4:30                        Reception (Marchese Blue Light Pub – Cotter Union)

Thursday, June 19th

7:30 – 8:30           Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00        Session One

10:00 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Session Two

12:00 – 1:45        Awards Luncheon

2:00 – 3:15           Session Three

3:30                        Door Prize Drawing

 

Pre-Conference

June 17, 2014

Diamond Building, Colby College

The pre-conference will be held on Tuesday, June 17 and the focus will be the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and Career Pathways Plans (CPP.)  Presenters will be Susan Pimentel (remote) who will talk about the CCRS work that she has done and the relationship between the Common Core and CCRS and Donna Curry from TERC, who will talk about the key shifts necessary to achieve CCRS integration into the curriculum.  These presentations will be followed by Gail Senese, State Director of Adult Education who will talk about the standards and Career Pathways Plans, which are set up to be each program’s strategic plan.  Following this, two Maine Adult Education programs will present the cutting-edge work they are doing in the standards movement and how his work has affected their Career Pathways Plans.  The day will end with a question and answer time with the presenters.

Susan Pimentel, co-founder of StandardsWork®, specializes in standards-driven school reform and works as an education writer, analyst, and consultant. After earning a bachelor of science in early childhood education and a law degree from Cornell University, Pimentel worked in the Maryland state legislature. She served as senior policy advisor for Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer, and then as special counsel to former Superintendent John Murphy in Prince George’s County, MD, the nation’s sixteenth largest school district. Her efforts resulted in the phase-out of student tracking, an enriched core curricula, advances in school-site management, and a results-based school accountability program. Subsequently, she was director of the World Class Schools Panel (impaneled to sculpt a concrete plan of action for school transformation) in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC.

In addition to Co-founding StandardsWork, Susan Pimentel is the lead writer for the English Language Arts and Literacy Standards for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Co-founder of Student Achievement Partners and Vice-Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board.

Donna Curry, of TERC, is an adult numeracy training specialist who was co-developer three major adult numeracy initiatives: the National Science Foundation’s Teachers Investigating Adult Numeracy (TIAN) project, OVAE’s Adult Numeracy Initiative (ANI), and TERC’s Adults Reading Algebra Readiness (AR)^2. Also at the national level, Donna has worked on projects such as Standards In Action, Equipped for the Future, and served on the development team for the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. During her over 25 years of experience in adult education, Donna has worked on math standards development with several states, has developed workplace curriculum, and has taught in a wide variety of environments including workplace, family literacy, GED, and corrections.

 

Keynote Speaker, Wednesday, June 18

Dr. Donna Beegle 

Join us for a life changing event focused on poverty featuring Dr. Donna Beegle!  Dr. Donna Beegle grew up in a family of migrant farm workers and struggled to survive. She earned her GED at 26 but within 10 years had her Ph.D. in educational leadership. On June 18th, Dr. Beegle will share her life’s journey in poverty and describe how she has broken through the iron cage of poverty, and envisions this happening for so many others still in that iron cage.  Her message of compassion and understanding is one that everyone should hear, and will serve to propel us to our own understanding, action and results.  Last October Dr. Beegle spoke in Dover Foxcroft, Blue Hill and at the University of Maine at Orono to over 500 people from all areas of the state and her message energized all who have been concerned about the increasing rate of poverty in Maine; what we have been doing isn’t working. She provided insight and inspiration to many and there are many people now working collectively to spread her message in Maine, and to mobilize a concerted, statewide movement based upon the principles and concepts developed by Dr. Beegle.  Dr. Beegle is the founder of Communication Across Barriers and author of See Poverty…Be the Difference and An Action Approach to Educating Students in Poverty. She has studied and worked extensively with educators, social service professionals, justice professionals, faith and community based organizations and health professionals in 47 states and Canada to improve outcomes for people living in the crisis of poverty. Dr. Beegle recently participated in the World Association for Case Method Research and Application Creative Teaching Conference in Paris.  The high rate of poverty in our state prevents so many of our residents from achieving their true potential, and the topic of poverty has become highly politicized. Come find out how we can work together on turning the tide on breaking the chains of poverty for families and young children in our region.

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

 

Integrating QR Codes to Create Individualized Math Instruction

Facilitated by Ed Latham

Many teachers have heard of individualizing math instruction, but the existing resources or ideas of implementation are not abundant. In this session, participants will use their existing, camera equipped technology to experience one model of individualization. Additionally, participants get to experience what a system of gamification looks and feels like. If you want to explore another way to motivate technology driven, game driven learners of today, this workshop is for you. Please bring any smart phones, tablets or notebooks you have that have a camera. You would be well advised to download an app that reads bar codes as well.

 

Increase Student Enrollment Through the GI Bill

Facilitated by Robert Haley

The GI Bill has been assisting Veterans and eligible family members for 70 years. Learn about the various programs under the GI Bill and how it can help increase your enrollment. Some types of GI Bills will fully fund programs up to $20,000 per year! Learn which of your programs are already approved for the use of GI Bill benefits by the Maine State Approving Agency (SAA) for Veterans Education Programs.

 

The Benefits of Developing Apprenticeship Programs

Facilitated by Joan Dolan

Apprenticeship is alive and well in Maine, though few people know about the opportunities and benefits the program provides for both the apprentice and the business owners who sponsor apprentices. The session will provide attendees with an overview of apprenticeship and discuss how adult education can be an integral part of developing apprenticeship opportunities for their students.

 

Facing Facts: Getting Better Results in Adult ESOL

Facilitated by Robin Lovrien

The field of adult ESOL is coming under ever-increasing pressure from initiatives such as NINA (New Initiative for New Americans) and CCRS (College and Career Readiness Standards) to help more learners be successful not just in learning English but also in integrating into American society fully and moving to other education and training after ESOL classes. In this session, Robin Lovrien, a national trainer in adult ESOL, will discuss how the learning center approach to classroom management and instructional delivery, already used in Maine, assures that teachers can help the broadest range of learners achieve higher levels of success.

Say What? Improving Verbal Communication Skills through Surveys and Journals

Facilitated by Mae Morais

How do you get your English learners to practice speaking and listening skills in meaningful and relevant ways?  This participatory session focuses on the use of surveys and journals in the English for Speaker’s of Other Languages (ESOL) classroom to increase skills through repetition and feedback.

 

Do It Yourself Online Learners: the skills necessary to be a lifelong learner in the digital age

Facilitated by Lisa Levinson

The internet has become the go-to place for online learning. You can obtain degrees, certificates, how-to’s and instructions all online. With shrinking budgets, professional development is often left up to individual teachers to find appropriate ways of meeting continuing education requirements. With so many choices (courses, MOOCs, webinars, discussion groups) come experience how to determine what is best to meet your and students’ needs, and the skills necessary to be a successful DIY online learner inside and outside formal educational settings.

 

CLEAN Data 2: The Awakening

Facilitated by Kelley Heath

MaineSTARS is back! In this sequel, Kelley gives you some tips on how to get your data cleaned up and counting for the end of the year. We will go through each NRS table in MaineSTARS to learn where the data comes from in the system. Kelley will also be handing out copies of the NRS in MaineSTARS Guidebook, a handy-dandy resource that has all of this information in one place. Right-clickers unite! You are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along, but a computer is not required for this workshop. This workshop will be repeated

Harnessing the Power of your Multigenerational Workforce

Facilitated by Dawn Walker-Elders

In this workshop, we will define generations and dispel the bias and myths of each. We will identify trends with each generation and examine tensions that can be caused by generational differences. We will discuss and learn techniques for building higher-performing multigenerational teams.

Competency Based Teaching and Learning

Facilitated by Donna Chambers

This workshop will explore the five principles of competency-based education that support a competency-based learning environment. Participants will be introduced to research proven strategies to facilitate all levels of adult students. These strategies provide learners opportunity to efficiently and effectively acquire college and career readiness standards (CCR) across all levels as they prepare for the HiSET Test or high school diploma and post-secondary education or training. Teaching and learning strategies that will be presented are Understanding by Design, Blended Learning and Depth of Knowledge.

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

10:30 – 12:00

Learning Management Systems (Schoology)

Facilitated by Nathaniel Vlahakis

Technology is altering the way teachers teach and students learn. The Turner Area Adult Education program is implementing a digital Learning Management System. Free internet software makes it possible for our educators and staff to:
-assign, grade, and comment on assessments
-upload multimedia files (video, articles, blogs, etc) for discussion
-track students’ progress and attendance
-study and communicate through forums
-upload personal profiles with pictures and interests

Our teachers have found this technology to be a beneficial supplement to our active programs. It has also increased student accountability and awareness of course expectations,. Come explore our newest learning technology.
Portal Upgrades and Improvements!

Presented by Brian Rahill, Rainstorm Inc.

Learn all about the newest portal features and upgrades. New improvements have recently been launched and there are more exciting upgrades on the horizon. Come learn how the improvements will benefit your program!

 

Utilizing the World of Work Inventory for Effective Career Assessment

Facilitated by Rosie Hartzler

This workshop will engage participants in the World of Work Inventory (WOWI), the first career assessment to use a fully integrated, multi dimensional format. This tool could effectively revolutionize the way adult education programs guide students in the career decision making process.

The WOWI is based on the following assumption:
1. Just because a person likes something, does not mean that he/she will be good at it.
2. Just because a person is good at something, does not mean that she/he will like doing it.
3. Just because someone likes something and is good at it, does not mean that he/she has the appropriate work style or temperament for doing it.

The instrument includes 3 distinct, yet integrated, measures :
1. Career Interest Activities (Interests), 2. Career Training Potentials ( Aptitudes / abilities), and 3.Job Satisfaction Indicators, (Temperament, Personality Preferences).

 

Exploring Alternative Programming: The Story of Garage Band Rock Camp

Facilitated by Allen Lampert, Sanford Adult Education

Adult Education often provides their community interesting alternatives for new experiences and programming. This workshop explores the history of one such program. How Sanford Community Adult Education created a unique camp for both younger and older learners and made a difference in their lives and the lives of the entire community.

 

Going with the Flow in Adult ESOL

Facilitated by Robin Lovrien

Adult ESOL teachers and programs are constantly faced with challenges in getting students to attend class for long enough to make progress in improving English. In this session, Robin Lovrien will describe how she and colleagues explored dwindling attendance and responded to clients’ needs in a different way. As part of the new approach to English instruction, Robin, who has trained Maine teachers in using learning centers in classrooms, has adapted many center-type activities for use with individual students. She will share many activities and materials that have proven successful.

 

The Path Toward Academic Writing: Helping ELLs in Language Arts

Facilitated by Andrea Vasquez

Even basic college essays are challenging for new college students, particularly ELLs. (And they can be equally challenging to teach). What skills help prepare ESOL learners (and others) for success in this area? And how might we teach these? In this session, we will discuss challenges and solutions and look at how one teacher has broken these skills into manageable, teachable, chunks. The presenter will share materials and lesson plans.

 

Anatomy of a Leap

Facilitated by Susanna Liller
Are you a leaper? Do you just go for it: or think about it for awhile: or just like to stay put, thank you very much? Where is your comfort zone and how long have you been in it?

Or maybe you’ve left it. What got you to make the leap? Have you done it before? How does it make you feel to leave the known and journey into the unknown – something you haven’t done or experienced? Most importantly, how has it affected your life, your development as a human being?

This workshop will explore leaping – what it’s like to leave the comfort of known territory and step into something new. We’ll look at big and little leaps…and even into what happens when we don’t leap, but get pushed!

You just might leave with the inspiration to try something you’ve never done before.

 

ETS High School Equivalency Testing (HiSet) Program

Facilitated by Douglas Garcia, ETS

Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the University of Iowa (ITP) collaborated and developed the high school equivalency testing (HiSET) program that launched in January 2014 at the request of more than 30 states. The assessment is an alternative to the GED. This session will provide information about the ETS HiSET Program and a demonstration of the ETS HiSET registration and scheduling portal. Participants will have an overview of the HiSET program and a live demonstration of the MyHiSET portal use by test takers and test centers.
Managing Challenging People

Facilitated by Lisa Levinson

How do you manage people who are disruptive, negative, or just push your buttons? Learn some strategies and techniques to help you reframe and reengage with those you have difficulty working with on a regular or occasional basis. Through interactive practice with other workshop participants you’ll put some new communication tools in your tool kit.

 

Career and College Ready Standards – Are You/We Ready?

Facilitated by Steve McFarland

Most of us would agree – nearly every good job requires some postsecondary education or training, from on-the-job training to earning a college degree. College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) are designed to ensure our learners are ready. How will CCRS affect how we teach, how our students learn, how we measure progress, and how we serve our students and communities? To fully implement CCRS, we need your input. Join this interactive discussion, both to learn about what is being planned for CCRS implementation and to share your ideas, expertise, and needs “from the field” so we can transition effectively from concept to implementation.

 

Financial Aid Basics and Updates

Facilitated by Pam Crate

Did you know that there are federal financial aid policy changes that could affect your students’ eligibility for Pell Grant and other federal aid? This presentation will begin with an overview of financial aid basics including resources and programs (some new!) to help adult students pay for college. We’ll also provide a financial aid update to help you minimize the impact that recent federal policy changes may have on your students.

 

 

 Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2:45 – 4:00

Introduction to Game-Based Learning and Gameification

Facilitated by Ed Latham

There is a recent trend to use games and game like mechanics in education. Many misconceptions exist around what this looks like, how teachers might use these concepts and how learners may benefit. Participants in this session will learn what these terms mean and more specifically what they may look like in practice. Many resources are shared and out exploration time will center on your specific learning situations. If there is a subject or topic you always felt there should be some way to introduce more “fun” into, bring that to the session and you will leave with many rich ideas that can help to engage learners.

 

The Benefits of Developing Apprenticeship Programs

Facilitated by Joan Dolan

Apprenticeship is alive and well in Maine, though few people know about the opportunities and benefits the program provides for both the apprentice and the business owners who sponsor apprentices. The session will provide attendees with an overview of apprenticehship and discuss how adult education can be an integral part of developing apprenticeship opportunities for their students.

 

Accuplacer Success

Facilitated by Stephanie Burns

Help students with whom you work improve their Accuplacer test scores.  This workshop will explore tips and tools to help students achieve the highest possible scores as they get ready to enter post-secondary education.

 

Goal Setting: Looking at Personal and Professional Goals and How They Work Together

Facilitated by Dawn Walker-Elders

If you ever find yourself thinking, “when I grow up I wanna be…” only to realize your past 35 and don’t know where the time has gone–and probably even if you don’t (yet), this workshop is for you! You’ll take time to consider what interests you, what drives you, what makes your life richer, and then to create goals for your personal and professional lives that dovetail to support each other as well as propel you into a happier future.

 

 Hi-Low Reading Resources

Facilitated by Lorraine Robida

Finding high-interest/low level reading books and resources for our adult learners can be a challenge. We know students read at low levels for a variety of reasons, but they share a desire to read books written for adults about adult topics. During this interactive session we will explore samples of high-interest/low leveled reading books; discuss how these materials might be used in an ABE or ELL classroom; and identify where you can find for Hi-Lo materials for adults. Bring your own ideas, materials and resources to share.

 

“Pow” and “Wow” – Two Web 2.0 Tools to Impress (and Engage) Learners (and the Boss)

Facilitated by Lisa Robertson

Learn how to create impressive animated videos with ‘Powtoon’, an online tool with a similar user interface as Powerpoint. You will also learn about a tool called ‘Groupboard’ which enhances collaboration among learners in a virtual space. This hands-on session will have you creating, editing, and sharing your lessons with “the Pow and Wow factor” in no time!

 

From Scratch: Developing and Marketing Customized and On-Site Training Programs for Business and Industry

Facilitated by Tina Christophersen

In this workshop, you will hear from Tina Christophersen, Career Pathways Coordinator at Windham Raymond Adult Education. She will provide you with the basic information that you need to begin developing customized and on-site training programs for the businesses and industries in your area. Best (and worst) marketing and program development experiences will be shared. Opportunities for workshop attendees to share their stories will also be given.

 

Why Data Matters: How To Decipher Your Data Story

Facilitated by Kelley Heath

Using data for program improvement is sometimes easier said than done. Just what is your data telling you? In this workshop, Kelley will help you learn how to analyze your program data to reveal your data story. This workshop is intended for directors, instructors, or support staff interested in seeing the big picture from their program data.

Maine College Transitions Expansion Roundtable

Facilitated by Nancy Dionne

In 2013-2014, the twenty two MCT grantees supporting services in 39 adult education programs formed collaborations with neighboring adult education programs to expand services.  The expansion and enhancement of services provided an additional 33 programs with access to MCT 72 programing. With 72 programs offering services this past year, what are the lessons learned? What are the identified best practices? How will this work support MCT program development FY15. Join your MCT colleagues for a round table share and learn session.

 

Follow Up to Keynote

Facilitated by Donna Beegle

Keynote speaker will hold a follow-up session with those participants who would like to explore her keynote ideas in more depth.

  

Thursday, June 19th

8:30 – 10:00

MaineStars Data Processing

Facilitated by Kevin Strickland, Benchmark Assessment

Discussion of end-of-year processing in MaineStars and other data entry topics.

 

Authentic and Effective Leadership

Facilitated by Tom Nash

Do you lead, manage or both? We do know that leaders are just not born. It takes an enormous amount of effort, practice and commitment. Just what does it take to be an effective leader? What is your “style”? Join this frank discussion about the qualities of effective leadership, authenticity and how one can model and communicate authentic leadership. You will gain some insight into your own leadership abilities and be introduced to some tools that can help to improve effective leadership through modeling and communication.

 

Doing More with Google Forms

Facilitated by Garrett Christen

Need a survey? An evaluation form? Track workshop attendance? Present an online assessment in your classroom…AND have it graded? Learn how to create forms with Google Apps, push the form to mobile users via QR codes, and accessing/evaluating your collected data. Its easier than you think!!

A hands on workshop, bring your mobile device.

 

 Roundtable of Corrections Educators

Facilitated by Susan Knight

The newly formed corrections subcommittee of MAEA is looking to to revisit and possibly revise goals of the former corrections education association. The invitation is extended to those who work or volunteer in state and county facilities, as well as juvenile and pre-release centers.

 

Adult Education Finance:  Explore How It Can Work For Your Program

Facilitated by Brenda Gagne and Cheryl Mills

Cheryl and Brenda will review the state subsidy process, how to format your program’s finances within the guidelines and tips to be sure you are making the most of your opportunities.

 

SNAP-Ed and Adult Ed: A Partnership to Teach Low Income Families

Facilitated by Anne-Marie Davee

The Maine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) provides qualified Nutrition Educators across the State of Maine to teach low income families how to shop, cook and eat healthy foods, while staying on a limited budget – for free. This session will provide participants with an overview of the Maine SNAP-Ed program including interactive activities to understand the nutrition education classes that could be offered in collaboration with Adult-Ed sites. Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA’s SNAP program, and is implemented by the University of New England through a contract with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

 

How to Set Up Health Certificate Programs

Facilitated by Marianne Doyle and Robert Carr from DHHS-DLRS

For those Directors with students looking to enter the burgeoning health care job market, this workshop will cover the state regulations and skills lists used for entry – level certification in health occupations. We will look at instructor, program, and student requirements for Personal Support Specialist, Certified Residential Medication Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Certified Nursing Assistant – Medication. The workshop is for program directors who want to add health care courses to create stackable certificates.

 

Teaching and Learning with Interactive Video Conferencing

Facilitated by Ben Curtis

Description TBA

This session will provide participants with an overview of the Teaching and Learning through Interactive Video Conference course. You will get a brief history of the course development and hear about the objectives and outcomes for participants. Learn about effective teaching practice and pushing content. How does it differ from f2f classroom instruction?

Suicide Prevention Training

Facilitated by Heather Carter, MA

This presentation is intended to develop suicide prevention awareness in a general audience.  This training will provide general and basic information on suicide with resources available for further training – including materials produced by the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and NAMI Maine.  Learn what you can do to help.  It’s up to all of us.  We will cover beliefs about suicide, how to talk about suicide, the facts, warning signs and risk factors, basic intervention skills to use with suicidal behavior, resources for help, and the aftermath of suicidal behavior.

 

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

10:30 – Noon

Increase Student Enrollment Through the GI Bill

Facilitated by Robert Haley

The GI Bill has been assisting Veterans and eligible family members for 70 years. Learn about the various programs under the GI Bill and how it can help increase your enrollment. Some types of GI Bill’s will fully fund programs up to $20,000 per year! Learn which of your programs are already approved for the use of GI Bill benefits by the Maine State Approving Agency (SAA) for Veterans Education Programs.

 

Utilizing the World of Work Inventory for Effective Career Assessment

Facilitated by Rosie Hartzler

This workshop will engage participants in the World of Work Inventory (WOWI), the first career assessment to use a fully integrated, multi dimensional format. This tool could effectively revolutionize the way adult education programs guide students in the career decision making process.

The WOWI is based on the following assumption:
1. Just because a person likes something, does not mean that he/she will be good at it.
2. Just because a person is good at something, does not mean that she/he will like doing it.
3. Just because someone likes something and is good at it, does not mean that he/she has the appropriate work style or temperament for doing it.

The instrument includes 3 distinct, yet integrated, measures :
1. Career Interest Activities (Interests), 2. Career Training Potentials ( Aptitudes / abilities), and 3.Job Satisfaction Indicators, (Temperament, Personality Preferences).

 

Hi-Low Reading Resources

Facilitated by Lorraine Robida

Finding high-interest/low level reading books and resources for our adult learners can be a challenge. We know students read at low levels for a variety of reasons, but they share a desire to read books written for adults about adult topics. During this interactive session we will explore samples of high-interest/low leveled reading books; discuss how these materials might be used in an ABE or ELL classroom; and identify where you can find for Hi-Lo materials for adults. Bring your own ideas, materials and resources to share.

 

 Integrating Career Awareness While Teaching Basic Skills

Facilitated by Cynthia Peters

Come and see how you can use high interest content to both integrate career awareness into your lesson plans and teach basic skills. Leave with ready-to-use lesson plans that help students identify their own career goals, research potential jobs, think critically about what to expect from certain jobs, and spark ideas for adding skills to resumes. See how these lessons also align with the new College and Career Readiness standards. Bring home a free copy of “The Good Jobs…” issue of The Change Agent.

 

Doing More with Google Forms

Facilitated by Garrett Christen

Need a survey? An evaluation form? Track workshop attendance? Present an online assessment in your classroom…AND have it graded? Learn how to create forms with Google Apps, push the form to mobile users via QR codes, and accessing/evaluating your collected data. Its easier than you think!!

A hands on workshop – bring your mobile device.

 

Numeracy and Literacy Integration

Facilitated by Ed Latham

Very often, Numeracy and Literacy are taught in isolation. In this session, participants will experience and explore activities that can be used with adult learners to integrate and develop these skills in tandem. Participants will be active participants so be prepared to have fun, laugh and gather some ideas that can help many of your learners integrate their learning in both critical fields of Literacy and Numeracy.

 

Is There Room in Your ABE Classroom for Family Literacy?

Facilitated by Becky Dyer

With all of the pressure to prepare learners for college and career, can programs effectively address the need for family literacy too? Are college and career and family literacy programming really all that different? Adult learners are workers, citizens, and family members and their goals can align along multiple continua, so goal setting and contextualized curricula are key. Find out how family literacy/family engagement programming can enhance persistence and improve academic outcomes for college and career.

 

Subsidy 101

Facilitated by Kelley Heath

Not sure how subsidy is calculated? This workshop will help you learn how to calculate your program’s subsidy and better yet, how to maximize the subsidy your program receives.

 

Looking Under the Dome: A Nuts ‘n Bolts Workshop on the Legislative Process

Facilitated by Robert Howe

This workshop will enable adult educators to become familiar with the Maine legislature, how a bill becomes law, and how individual citizens and organizations can have an impact on legislation.

 

Creating Written Course Expectations in Certificate Programs

Facilitated by Marianne Doyle

Mid-Coast School of Technology program staff will lead a discussion on establishing real life expectations and positive work behaviors from start to finish in our entry level training programs. Bring copies of program policies for admission, retention, dismissal and student course expectations to share with others. Some time will be devoted to tackling sticky issues that arise in our programs and brainstorming solutions.

 

 Thursday, June 19, 2014

2:00 – 3:30

Using Simulations to Teach Mathematics

Facilitated by Ed Latham

There are a wealth of online simulations that are easy to use and adapt into interactive learning activities to teach math. Participants will experience samples of these hands on activities and discuss with each other extensions and other possible usage of these greatly underutilized free tools available to all. A template to create your own experiences will be shared with participants.

 

The Wonderful World of COABE

Facilitated by Tom Nash

As a member of MAEA, you are also automatically part of the larger family of the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE). MAEA’s Large Group Membership in COABE affords all staff members of local programs access to the benefits of the country’s largest organization devoted to the betterment of the field of adult education. Join COABE’s President-Elect, Tom Nash as he provides details about the benefits of membership as well as ways to become more actively involved at the national level through committee work, journal submissions, advocacy initiatives or even serving on the board of directors.

 

Hi-Low Reading Resources

Facilitated by Lorraine Robida

Finding high-interest/low level reading books and resources for our adult learners can be a challenge. We know students read at low levels for a variety of reasons, but they share a desire to read books written for adults about adult topics. During this interactive session we will explore samples of high-interest/low leveled reading books; discuss how these materials might be used in an ABE or ELL classroom; and identify where you can find for Hi-Lo materials for adults. Bring your own ideas, materials and resources to share.

 

Accuplacer Success

Facilitated by Stephanie Burns

Help students with whom you work improve their Accuplacer test scores.  This workshop will explore tips and tools to help students achieve the highest possible scores as they get ready to enter post-secondary education.

 

 

CLEAN Data 2: The Awakening

Facilitated by Kelley Heath

MaineSTARS is back! In this sequel, Kelley gives you some tips on how to get your data cleaned up and counting for the end of the year. We will go through each NRS table in MaineSTARS to learn where the data comes from in the system. Kelley will also be handing out copies of the NRS in MaineSTARS Guidebook, a handy-dandy resource that has all of this information in one place. Right-clickers unite! You are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along, but a computer is not required for this workshop. This workshop will be repeated

Plumbing the Webb’s Depth of Knowledge

Facilitated by Valerie Sullivan

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge framework takes us beyond Bloom’s Taxonomy to better describe the cognitive complexity required of learners to demonstrate mastery of the College and Career Readiness Standards. In this workshop, participants will examine the blending of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s DOK levels using Dr. Karin Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix. As participants enhance their own understanding of rigor in instruction and assessment, we will explore strategies to make learners active partners in meeting these deeper cognitive expectations.

 

Volunteer Tutoring Roundtable

 Facilitated by Bob McIntire

 Tutors and coordinators from Literacy Volunteer Affiliates and other volunteer tutoring programs are invited to cap-off what will be a great conference in a free-for-all sharing session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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