Friday, February 7, 2014

CCAE Bay Section Conference March 1st

This year's CCAE Bay Section Conference looks to be terrific in many important ways. 
For one, student leaders are presenting a conference on School and Community Leadership.  Read about that here.  Last year, I was part of a panel that discussed the need for increased student leadership and advocacy at the 2013 Bay Section Conference and part of a workshop on Student Advocacy and Leadership at the 2013 State Conference.  That was good.  But this - a workshop by student leaders - is better. 
Awareness into action - this is what can change things for the better all across our state.

Hit the "read more" link to learn more.

For two, CCAE is making it clear that everyone matters - students, staff (of all kinds, not just teachers), admin, and all programs (not just those in the short list of programs which will be funded by the state through the new Regional Consortia system). 
For those who don't know, CCAE stands for California Council for Adult Education.  It is the only organization which includes everyone - students, staff, admin, community.  Membership varies in price according to category. 

For three, several of the workshops specifically address priorities Adult Schools must address as we move into the future.
2013 CCAE Bay Section Conference
Four, Adult Education students can attend the Bay Section Conference for free. 

Finally, working together we have accomplished so much and can accomplish so much more.
Here is information from CCAE about the conference:
Adult Education – Adult Schools – Matter!

Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards
Register Now! We are almost sold out!
General Session and Workshop - Regional Consortium Planning and Our Future:Teachers, classified staff and students need to know about AB86, but they also need to be part of the planning and have their voices heard.  CCAE Bay Section wants you to engage in the regional consortium planning process.
Other workshops include Career and College Readiness/Transitions, the new GED 2014, Adult Student Leadership, Older Adult classes, and teaching with technology.
The conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. in the heated, newly refurbished assembly hall at Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave., in Berkeley, California. Continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.  Lunch at noon.
• $50 CCAE Member
• $60 Non CCAE Member
• $25 Presenters
• No charge—Adult Education Student
If you have a job in an adult school, you need to be a member of CCAE!

Conference Schedule
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.Opening Session:
• Bay Section President Opening Remarks
• CCAE State President–Jerry Green
• Community College Consortium Update
9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.Session 1
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Session 2
12:00 p.m.–1:20 p.m.Lunch:
• The Bread Project
Awards Presentation:
• Excellence in Teaching
• Excellence in Support Services
• Friend of Adult Education
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.Session 3
Regional Consortium Planning and Our Future
Teachers, classified staff and students need to know about AB86, but they also need to be part of the planning and have their voices heard.  CCAE Bay Section wants you to engage in the regional consortium planning process. 
The New GED: Lessons from the Front

If you are about to complete your Pearson Vue test center certification or have just begun to administer the 2014 GED, this is the workshop for you.  Presenters will share their experiences with the new exam, and how this may inform the support and advice we give to test preparation students.  Plenty of time will be provided for other providers to share their experiences and for all questions to be addressed.
• G. Vittoria Abbate-Maghsoudi, Assistant Director, Mt. Diablo Adult Education
• Steve Giudici, Principal, Fremont Adult & Continuing Education

Creating an ESL Student Ambassador Leadership Team for your Program

Alameda Adult School has successfully created an ESL Student Ambassador team which conducts outreach to all ESL students on campus, documenting and addressing students’ needs and concerns.  Learn how the program was formed, how to manage such a program, and the amazing benefits of having a strong student leadership team.
Presenter: Lisa Gonzalves, ESL Department Coordinator & Lead Teacher, Alameda Adult School

Pathways to Career and College…Choosing Materials for GED 2014

Examine solutions that build academic/job training skills to pathways to employment and/or college.  Review core products, test preparation, developmental programs, skill reinforcement, assessment/placement on-line teacher resources.  Evaluate the following characteristics of materials to be used with your students for high motivation, flexibility, usability and consistent format.

Presenter: Christine Paynton
, GED/ABE/ASE Instructor, Mt. Diablo Adult Education

What's next? SB173
Presenter: Janine Sahm, President of Mid Peninsula Chapter, Adult Education Instructor, Santa Clara Adult Education
Burlington English: Transitioning Students Using Blended Learning

As schools focus on helping students transition into careers or higher education, BurlingtonEnglish can help by offering an innovative  blended program that provides teachers and students the necessary tools to make those transitions. Learn how to blend online sessions and face-to-face lessons for 30 different Career Extensions and an Advanced English course that focuses on higher level learning strategies.

Miranda LaBatt, Regional Manager, Northern California
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Presenter: Andrea Shields, Project Coordinator, CASAS
School and Community Leadership

At San Mateo Adult School we work together to make our school, community, and state a positive place and help everyone understand Adult Education Matters!  A San Mateo Adult School student team will discuss how to help more students, staff, and schools learn the skills to build strong, active school communities.

• Marco Estrella, President, San Mateo Adult School Student Council
• Hitiomi Kawagishi, Past President, San Mateo Adult School Student Council
• Marina Kravtsova, Adult Education Advocate
• Lisa Dolehide, San Mateo Adult School Student Council Staff Liaison
Transition Programs

• Suzanne Murphy, Transition Specialist, Pittsburg Adult Education Center
• Alison Armand, College and Career Transition Specialist, Martinez Adult Education
Strategies and Materials for Incorporating College and Career Readiness into Daily Classes

                Looking for new ways to incorporate college and career readiness topics into ESL, ASE, ABE and CTE classes?  The presenter will share pertinent materials and instructional strategies that have been used at Pittsburg Adult Educational Center to build student self-awareness and knowledge on this topic.

Presenter: Lynne Nicodemus, Vice Principal, Pittsburg Adult Education Center
Critical Thinking, Communication, Reflection—Strategies for Developing the Asset of a New-Old

Awareness is growing, particularly among the Boomers, that continued productive participation in society is a key element of healthy aging.  Attendees will be exposed to the current thinking surrounding “productive aging” then asked to participate in a discussion of the ways these concepts can be better integrated in our teaching.
Presenter: George Porter, Older Adult Instructor, Berkeley Adult School
OTAN Planning for the Future

Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments one of the assessment domains from the Survey of Adult Skills, or the PIAAC, measures skills and abilities required for solving problems while operating in a technology-rich environment.  Participants will identify ways OTAN supports adult education field to reskill adult learners for success.
Presenter: Branka Marceta, Technology Projects Coordinator, OTAN
*Schedule subject to change
Time, Location and Transportation:
The Conference is from 9 am to 2:30 pm at Berkeley Adult School

BAS is located at 1701 San Pablo Avenue, not too far from University Avenue and a ten minute walk from the North Berkeley BART Station.

CCAE Bay Section Conference 2013
San Mateo Adult School Teachers

We've come a long way since this time last year.
With commitment, cooperation, effort, and careful thought,
we'll go further.


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