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Friday, September 25
 

9:00am PDT

Exhibitor Breakfast (Zoom with some of our exhibitors)
Grab your breakfast and spend some time looking through the virtual exhibit hall. 

Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Exhibitor Hall

9:15am PDT

The Networking Lounge (grab your breakfast and come chat)
Grab your coffee and spend some time hanging out with your team or chatting with other consortium members. Choose from a variety of zoom rooms and topics. 

Friday September 25, 2020 9:15am - 9:45am PDT
Networking Lounge

10:00am PDT

Opening Session
Opening Remarks, Board members, VIPs, and the day's instructions.


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Speakers
avatar for Michele Stiehl

Michele Stiehl

LARAEC Advisor, Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consortium
I have worked in adult education for 20 years. I am most inspired by our students and their desire to move their lives forward in the face of everything going on around us. My favorite quote is "the person who says it can not be done, should get out of the way of the person doing... Read More →
avatar for Justin Gorence

Justin Gorence

LARAEC Advisor, Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consortium (LARAEC)
Justin enjoys puppies, long walks on the beach and rescuing abandoned gold fish. He wishes to give a shout out to his co-workers, whom he adores.
avatar for Lanzi Asturias

Lanzi Asturias

LARAEC Project Director, Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consrtium


Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Ballroom

10:30am PDT

Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school--from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator's Mindset... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Ballroom

11:30am PDT

Exhibitor Time
Spend some time looking through the virtual exhibit hall.  

Friday September 25, 2020 11:30am - 11:40am PDT
Exhibitor Hall

11:40am PDT

FROM CLASSROOM TO REMOTE TEACHING - No need to reinvent the wheel for IT A+ programs
Adapt your existing IT Tech Support A+ certification program, to an on line platform, by using existing resources, practice quizzes and exams, found on the internet.
Learn to use practice quizzes and exams, found on the internet, to prepare students for their certification exams.


Speakers
avatar for Fred Rivas

Fred Rivas

CTE Instructor, Burbank USD
My name is Fred Rivas I am a CTE instructor, Digital Electronics Engineer and an IT consultant. My experience includes working in the design implementation and maintenance of local Area Networks infrastructure and network equipment logistics. My passion is teaching and playing music... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Terrace A

11:40am PDT

Using Virtual Machines to Teach Real IT Hands On Skills
Remote teaching and the constant changes in technology challenges teachers and schools to provide and support the lab equipment  needed to take full advantage of the hands-on lab work required to help their  students be successful.
Through our strategic alliance with NDG, and using the NetLab+ system, we are able to quickly leverage virtual machine technology to provide creative, engaging solutions to the challenges teaching IT courses during a pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Yorgason

Robert Yorgason

Instructor, Venice Skills Center
Administered the longest operating Cisco Networking Academy in LAUSD.  Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Certified Cisco Academy Instructor (CCAI).   Teaching from home has made it clear that my cats need to find a real job.


Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Terrace B

11:40am PDT

A Picture (or video)'s Worth a Thousand Words
Give ESL students of all levels short videos and images that have been tested in the classroom and on Schoology to illustrate specific grammar points and generate interesting discussions. Let's meet the first female mechanic in Nigeria and watch the students discuss the jobs women usually have in their native countries or equality in the workforce or their first job. These media provides meaningful practice for students to construct their own understanding of new grammatical concepts and current issues. They say an image is worth a thousand words, but only if the image is rich enough in meaning. We've curated the web to give you those thousand words. Please find our resources in this shared Google Drive Folder link.

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Urias

Natasha Urias

Teacher, LAUSD- West Valley Occupational Center
Natasha Urias has taught nearly every level of ESL throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has written student workbooks used in the district and wrote episodes for the popular series, "Putting English to Work."
avatar for Bruce Sahud

Bruce Sahud

Classroom Teacher, LAUSD- Los Angeles Technology Center
Over 20 years experience in the classroom only. Always experimenting to find new ways to integrate technology into classroom learning.


Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Studio 3

11:40am PDT

Do You Agree With Stephen Krashen?
Stephen Krashen is the unquestioned guru of second language acquisition.  He has published over 480 books and articles and given countless lectures over his long career. However, much of what he says is controversial.  The moderator of this session will  present video & audio clips, along with short written descriptions, of Dr. Krashen's ideas.  Participants will offer their critiques of whether these ideas are usable in both online and in-person classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Rose

Richard Rose

I have taught English for twelve years for LAUSD and owned my own school specializing in conversational English for eight years. I spend eight hours a day, seven days a week, on ESL-related projects.



Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Studio 2

11:40am PDT

Get more WIOA Payment Points with ReadTheory
Reading is fundamental and key to education. How can you get your students to read more, while making it interesting, interactive and personalized and measurable for the teacher and student?
  1. ReadTheory supports your students
  2. ReadTheory gets your school WIOA payment points.
  3. ReadTheory offers free online student and teacher resources to improve student reading comprehension.
  4. ReadTheory is individualized for each student.

Speakers
DR

David Reinaga

Adult Ed Instructor, LAUSD-DACE
 I am an ESL and Citizenship instructor at Maxine Waters EPC. Talk to me about anything has to do with Citizenship and ESL Levels 1-5.
avatar for Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

Instructor, LAUSD - DACE
Flipping a classBlended LearningTeaching with technology



Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Studio 4

11:40am PDT

How to Support Your Textbook with a Learning Management System (LMS): Canvas and Stand Out
This webinar will offer insight on how to effectively use the Canvas LMS and demonstrate the newly created Ready-Made Canvas Shells that support our Stand Out series.
These shells will make your instruction more efficient and organized.
The Stand Out Shells include:
  • Self-grading “Activate Prior Knowledge” exercises to informally assess your student’s prior knowledge of the topic  
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Additional Worksheets that they can type in and submit
  • Embedded videos comprehension questions and Discussion Boards

Speakers
avatar for Steven Maggiore

Steven Maggiore

Specialist, National Geographic Learning ELT


Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Producer Room

11:40am PDT

George Couros : Continue the fun with a Q&A session
Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school--from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator's Mindset... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Studio 1

11:40am PDT

Remain Online, Calm, and Supportive (ROCS)
Whatever your role, administration, instruction, or data manager, you can be prepared for the next rapid remote shift with online collaborative support. Using innovative technology tools, curate your resources for easy sharing and respond with calm intentional reactions. Manage control between the chaos. Use Google and other free tools to manage resources, deliver effective communication, and support your colleagues.


Speakers
avatar for Diana Batista

Diana Batista

Conejo Valley as WIOA Coordinator, Conejo Valley Adult Education
Diana Batista is the former Adult Ed Director at Sacramento County Office of Education. Currently employed nearby at Conejo Valley Adult Ed as the WIOA Coordinator, Diana will share how she has survived ZOOM fatigue and new tools that have become a life raft. You may notice she often... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Director Room

11:40am PDT

Take the Dive with Drive!
Participants will explore and practice activities for online instruction using Google Drive. Especially helpful if Schoology is your LMS as Google Drive integrates very well with Schoology.

Participants will be immediately useful as Google Drive was designed with online interaction and collaboration in mind. Participants will view and practice collaborative activities that can be done either synchronously or asynchronously.


Speakers
avatar for Barry Bakin

Barry Bakin

Instruction Technology Teacher Advisor, LAUSD- North Valley Occupational Center
Barry Bakin has been an adult education professional since 1987 and has always used available technology (remember LCD panels for overhead projectors?) in his instruction. To enhance his capabilities, he earned a Master's degree in Instructional Technology. He is also a Technology... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Terrace D

11:40am PDT

The REAL Skills You Need for Teaching Online
There's been a lot of focus on technology and technology integration since March when we were all thrown into online teaching. But there's been little focus on actually teaching online. This presentation will focus on the following major areas:
  • Online Teaching Techniques, 
  • Communicating with Students, and 
  • Preparing Students to Become Good Online Learners.



Speakers
avatar for Aaron Saenz

Aaron Saenz

CTE Pathway Advisor, East LA Occupational Center
I've been using online teaching techniques since 2009 when I attended an OTAN Training on Moodle. What I've learned in all this time, is online teaching is NOT teaching online. It's being transformed form a "Teacher" to a "Guide on the Side."



Friday September 25, 2020 11:40am - 12:25pm PDT
Terrace C

12:25pm PDT

Exhibitor Time
Spend some time looking through the virtual exhibit hall.  

Friday September 25, 2020 12:25pm - 12:40pm PDT
Exhibitor Hall

12:45pm PDT

LUNCH TIME: State Adult Education Updates and Collaboration Awards (Bring your lunch)
Speakers
avatar for Michele Stiehl

Michele Stiehl

LARAEC Advisor, Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consortium
I have worked in adult education for 20 years. I am most inspired by our students and their desire to move their lives forward in the face of everything going on around us. My favorite quote is "the person who says it can not be done, should get out of the way of the person doing... Read More →
avatar for Justin Gorence

Justin Gorence

LARAEC Advisor, Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consortium (LARAEC)
Justin enjoys puppies, long walks on the beach and rescuing abandoned gold fish. He wishes to give a shout out to his co-workers, whom he adores.
avatar for Lanzi Asturias

Lanzi Asturias

LARAEC Project Director, Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consrtium
avatar for Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly

State CAEP Lead, State of CA
Neil is the current day to day operational lead for the State CAEP Office.  He has been working with adult educators for the past 15 years.  He is looking forward to retiring from state service in a few years.  His work from home tip - take lots of breaks, and don't get stressed... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm PDT
Ballroom

1:50pm PDT

The GEDTS Survival Guide for Virtual Instruction!
Who knew that "necessity is the mother of invention" would define 2020?  Yet, it has. You've been building the airplane (education delivery model) for our new reality while you've been flying it (teaching); and so have we.  We have free resources and new ways of testing to share with you.

GEDTS has researched the web for other creative ideas and platforms for communicating, teaching, and followings up with students to share with educators and administrators to help them be more effective to reach their students. Sharing these new ideas and methods, as well as the enhanced tools we have for free at GEDTS to support students and educators are all things that can be taken and used in the classroom. From innovative free platforms to prepare virtual instruction videos to the Online Proctored GED test, we will show how a continuum of services for the virtual classroom can be maintained. A handout will be prepared to download the website links to the services discussed so teacher will have a handy reference sheet.

Speakers
avatar for Debi Faucette

Debi Faucette

Senior Director, GED Testing Service
Debi Faucette, with 35+ years in adult education, began as an adult education teacher, GED administrator, and State Director of AE/GED for 15 years.  For the past 10 years, she has served adult educators/GED administrators nationally for GED Testing Service.  Helping students succeed... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Producer Room

1:50pm PDT

Getting Hired Sure Has Changed!
Instructors teaching job skills or Career Technical Education instructors need to give students a sense of confidence in their skills.  This workshop enables teachers to help identify students'  technical skills and gives them tips on using the most prominent soft skills.  Used together, these skills ensure a better interview.  

When participants leave this workshop, they will have been exposed to:
Tips about resume format, job applications, searching in the right places, and cover letters
Types of job opportunities during Covid 19. 

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Noss

Marianne Noss

Instructor, Burbank USD
Marianne has taught resume writing, online job search, and interviewing techniques at Burbank Adult School for the past seven years. With a background in teaching Business Communications at Cal State University Northridge (CSUN), she helped develop the Workforce Readiness Institute... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Terrace A

1:50pm PDT

Differentiation by Design: Optimizing Virtual Learning for All!
Multilevel classes are more challenging than ever in the virtual Adult ESL classroom. Come explore how to differentiate activities based on learners’ individual needs and profiles. Take away simple ways to vary content, instructional processes, and assessments of learning to assure an optimal learning environment for all!

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Parrish

Betsy Parrish

Professor, Hamline University
Betsy Parrish, professor at Hamline University, has worked as a teacher, teacher educator, and consultant for over 35 years. She has contributed to several national and international adult education professional development initiatives.



Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Studio 3

1:50pm PDT

Google for English Language Learners
I am an instructor of ESL level 0 (literacy) and citizenship.

How to connect yourself and your students to Google tools
Introduction: the special needs of English Learners and technology
Outreach, communication tips & tricks, getting organized, modeling and scaffolding tech, developing a routine, and creating a student-centered collaborative environment
You will feel prepared and inspired to use Google with your ELL students!



Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Schmidt

Elizabeth Schmidt

ESL Literacy (level 0) and Citizenship, Burbank USD
Over the past nine years, I have worked with English language learners abroad and in Burbank where I have made myself comfortable at the Burbank Adult School. I have a masters in TESOL and currently teach beginning ESL and Citizenship classes. Teaching the English language has enriched... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Studio 4

1:50pm PDT

Break Free from Boredom: Zoom Breakout Rooms for ESL Classes
Zoom Breakout Rooms are an excellent tool for increasing student talk time, fostering engaging student to student interaction, as well as monitoring and providing individual feedback in real time. Participants will walk away with a strategy to begin using (or enhance) Zoom Breakout Rooms in their very next class session.

Speakers
avatar for Saudeka Shabazz

Saudeka Shabazz

NC ESL Faculty, LACCD- LA Trade Tech
Saudeka Shabazz is an Associate Professor of Non-Credit English as a Second Language at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. With 11 years of English language teaching experience and a Masters of Arts in TESOL, her profession interests include faculty training and collaboration, student... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Terrace C

1:50pm PDT

Creating Meaningful Online Discussions to Build Community
This presentation will help you design your course that will help increase retention in your classes. Whether a course is in person or online, it is helpful to build discussions that would create a rapport amongst the student body and the professor. We will focus on how to build intentional discussions that will increase learning and community.
You will have tools that would demonstrate how you can create connectivity and community within your class that is in-person or online.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elizabeth Walker

Dr. Elizabeth Walker

Professor of GED/ESL Civics, LACCD - Los Angeles Harbor College
I have been a college professor of basic skills for over a decade. My experience has been a merger of understanding and studying how to provide an inclusive classroom that considers everyone's abilities. My passion has been trying to create classroom community that considers people's... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Terrace B

1:50pm PDT

The Greatness of Noncredit Faculty: Digital Collaboration
Learn how amazing Noncredit faculty at LACC came together to create a united Canvas shell and weekly Rap sessions to quickly adapt to the online working and learning environment.  

The presenters created an online space on the LMS Canvas to facilitate faculty learning, provide a support system, and foster online teaching growth and development. This session will explain how the Canvas shell was created and transformed, the grassroots development of Rap sessions, and plans to continue the shell as a professional development and resource hub in Noncredit.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Clayton

Martha Clayton

Assistant Professor, ESL, Digital Literacy Coordinator, LACCD- LA City College
Digital Literacy CoordinatorCALPRO Trainer - ELP Standards for AEOTAN Digital Leadership Academy Team Leader
avatar for Kimberly Guppy

Kimberly Guppy

Assistant Professor, Vocational Education, LACCD - Los Angeles City College
Kimberly is a faculty member in the Noncredit Adult Education program at LACC. She has worked on and piloted a variety of digital projects in her 4 years at LACC, recently being hired on as the first FT NC Vocational Education faculty. Kimberly loves all things digital and using technology... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Studio 1

1:50pm PDT

Transitioning to a Vibrant Virtual Classroom with Burlington Core
Burlington English is excited to introduce Burlington Core – an online, standards-based curriculum, perfect for virtual and face-to-face classrooms. In this workshop, discover how Burlington Core provides everything teachers need, including robust web-based lessons, detailed lesson plans. In collaborative discussion with current Burlington users, attendees will come away with fresh ideas to promote interaction and help transform their virtual classrooms into interactive learning communities where students are motivated to develop language proficiency, master digital literacy skills, and achieve academic success.

After a brief overview of Burlington Core, attendees will collaborate in discussion with current Burlington users and teacher trainers to provide fresh ideas to promote interaction and help transform their virtual classrooms (on any platform) into interactive learning communities where students are motivated to develop language proficiency, master digital literacy skills, and achieve academic success.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Huffine

Matt Huffine

Customer Representative, Burlington English
Matt Huffine is an experienced ESL educator professional development provider. In his current role as a teacher trainer with Burlington English, Matt has provided on-going support and professional development for Adult ESL educators across Southern-California as well as on the national... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Terrace D

1:50pm PDT

Understanding Digital Equity, Inclusion, and Literacy
This presentation is an introduction to digital equity, digital inclusion, and digital literacy to better understand these terms and discover resources in each of these areas, with the goal of beginning to address digital divide issues locally for the benefit of students, staff, and communities.

COVID-19 has shone a white hot spotlight on a host of digital divide issues in the rapid transition from face-to-face to distance learning this past spring and now continuing into the fall, issues that were present before COVID-19 and threaten to persist into the future. Students (and teachers as well) at all levels are faced with a variety of challenges related to reliably getting on the Internet, access to devices to connect with learning, and their own digital abilities and know-how (often referred to as the “three-legged stool”). Even State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond convened a Closing the Digital Divide Task Force that has been working on these issues since mid-March when schools went into quarantine mode.

The presentation will essentially be a combination of three interrelated items: definitions and what digital equity, inclusion, and literacy specifically refer to; organizations at the state and national levels that participants should learn more about and follow to stay informed about the issues; and other resources, especially in the realm of digital literacy, to help our students become digitally literate and overcome the challenges posed by online learning.

The challenges for students and educators around digital equity, inclusion, and literacy are tough to solve, but by the end of the presentation, the goal is for participants to be better informed on this broad topic and take away a few resources to explore further that can be shared with students, fellow colleagues, and partners to work on these issues locally.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Burik

Anthony Burik

Project Specialist, OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network)
Anthony Burik is a Project Specialist with the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), a California state leadership project that focuses on assisting adult education staff with integrating technology into instructional practices. He provides online and face-to-face training... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Director Room

2:30pm PDT

Exhibitor Time
Spend some time with our exhibitors

Friday September 25, 2020 2:30pm - 2:40pm PDT
Exhibitor Hall

2:40pm PDT

The HiSET Exam 2020
Join us to learn about how the ETS HiSET Program is supporting HiSET exam adult ed programs and test takers in 2020 and beyond. We will review how our HiSET resources, the HiSET Exam at Home option and HiSET webinars will help you continue on your path to the next step in your educational or career journey.

Attendees will learn about the HiSET Exam at Home option (available in English and Spanish) and available HiSET resources and webinars. We'll address FAQs and live questions. Presenters: Tanya Haug and Adam Springwater

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Haug

Tanya Haug

National Director, HiSET, ETS HiSET Program
Tanya Guerrero Haug, National Director, HiSET Program, serves as a main point of contact for state clients, and provides HiSET Program information to adult education programs and other stakeholders. Her work focuses on connecting test takers, employers, community organizations and... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Producer Room

2:40pm PDT

Can Traditional Classroom Activities Be Done Online
Facilitators will present classroom activities that support student-centered learning, communication, and collaboration, and show how to adapt these activities to online learning and instruction.  Participants will receive a link to a digital teacher's guide for online mixers, jigsaws, corners activities, gallery walk, and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Comegys

Eleanor Comegys

WIOA Navigator, Evans Community Adult School
As a WIOA Navigator, I am co-located at two of the city's WorkSource Centers-- the PACE Downtown/Pico Union WorkSource Center and the MCS Hollywood WorkSource Center-- where I do outreach, provide information and refer potential students to programs offered through LAUSD's DACE, and... Read More →
avatar for Francisco Narciso

Francisco Narciso

IET Teacher Advisor, LAUSD- Division of Adult and Career Education
I find joy being an IET Teacher Advisor LAUSD's Division of Adult and Career Education. I have enjoyed supporting and teaching ESL students for over 20 years. My best tip for working-from-home is to celebrate often.


Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Studio 2

2:40pm PDT

Portal to the Au Courant: Three Online Hot-off-the-Headlines ESL Content Providers
Bone-tired from sisyphean D.E.?  Here are three great sites that will rock your digital world!  esllibrary.com (check out their new George Floyd lesson), english-to-go.com (eclectic, HUMOROUS, grammar-in-context lessons from Reuters news), and ESL guru Elizabeth Claire’s Easy English News.  Come sample platform-ready lessons you can import right now to your institution’s LMS.

Speakers
avatar for Pamala Karol

Pamala Karol

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Noncredit ESL, Los Angeles City College
24 years teaching all things English at several community colleges and universities in the So Cal region.  Consistently deliver booties in the seats and unrivaled retention via high-octane pedagogy.  Exempli gratia:  Last spring semester’s final class/graduation was an “open... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Studio 3

2:40pm PDT

Teaching Ventures Online -Best Practices
Two Ventures authors will demonstrate how to teach Ventures lessons online. Emphasis will be on how to make online classes more interactive. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe at least three tools in Presentation Plus and three Zoom annotation tools to use with Ventures.



Speakers
avatar for Donna Price

Donna Price

Associate Professor Emeritus / Facilitator, San Diego Continuing Education
Strategies for teaching online
avatar for Gretchen Bitterlin

Gretchen Bitterlin

Co-author, Ventures, Cambridge University Press
Gretchen Bitterlin has 45 years’ experience in the field of adult level English as a Second Language, teaching Citizenship, ESL, and family literacy through the San Diego Community College District from 1971 to 2016. She is also a co-author of Ventures, published by Cambridge University... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Studio 4

2:40pm PDT

Case Study: Adult Ed Goes Online with DACE
Participants will learn how DACE responded to COVID-19 by addressing the immediate needs of students and teachers while also staying connected to its organizational vision and long-term goals.  

Topics to be covered: Professional Development, Student Onboarding, Curriculum Development and Rollout, and tech support. These topics will be covered in case study format, reviewing what we've learned during the phases of remote learning rollout. Teachers and administrators alike will take away best practices and lessons learned that they can apply to their own practices.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Heard

Wendy Heard

Teacher Advisor, LAUSD
Wendy Heard serves as LAUSD's DACE Blended Learning Advisor and has worked at both Burbank USD and LAUSD in Adult Education and Blended Learning. She earned the Apex Learning Award of Excellence in Blended Learning Programs and is committed to providing the highest quality programs... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Oberlander

Matthew Oberlander

Administrator, Curriculum & Instruction, LAUSD-DACE-Central Office


Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Studio 1

2:40pm PDT

Creating and Connecting Community in Your Online Classroom
Our students are used to the communities created on our campuses and in our classrooms, but now that aspect is missing. What's also missing is the connection to community resources such as food and housing support. How can we bring these back?
Participants will learn strategies on how to access what resources their students need, how to establish a strong sense of community within your digital classroom and strategies for bringing community resources into your digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Saenz

Aaron Saenz

CTE Pathway Advisor, East LA Occupational Center
I've been using online teaching techniques since 2009 when I attended an OTAN Training on Moodle. What I've learned in all this time, is online teaching is NOT teaching online. It's being transformed form a "Teacher" to a "Guide on the Side."



Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Terrace C

2:40pm PDT

Jam with a Jam board and Create Fun with a Form
"Jam-min with a Jamboard and Create Fun with a Form." Participants will learn how to create a Jamboard and tailor it to their particular course that they are teaching. They will learn how to move and input words, pictures, and Post-its on Jamboard. Participants will create fun forms that will enhance the learning experience in their classrooms and engage students. Teachers will be able to create assessments and student reflections, input videos, and useful classroom forms that can be incorporated into their Learning Management System.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Morris

Wendy Morris

Instructor, LAUSD - Harbor Occupational Center
I have worked in Los Angeles Unified School District's Division of Adult and Career Education since 2003. My experience includes a formal education in teaching Rhetoric and Composition, high school credit recover, California High School Exit Exam test preparation, and most recently... Read More →
avatar for Christine Toston

Christine Toston

Teacher, LAUSD - A.Friedman Occupational Center
I have been with L.A.U.S.D. for fifteen years and taught many different subjects. They were E.S.L., Reading, B.L.A., and the I+I Lab. Once the schools shut-down because of COVID-19 I took advantage of several courses that were taught virtually.  Since then, I learned how to engage... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Terrace B

2:40pm PDT

Libraries at the Intersection of Adult Education, Family Literacy, and Digital Equity

This session will explore the Los Angeles Public Library's place and role at the intersection of adult education, family literacy, and digital equity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will highlight how these connections impact communities low-literacy adults and other under-served groups.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how adult education, family literacy, and digital equity intersect at the library and ways you can connect adults and their families to supportive services outside of your classroom.



Speakers
avatar for Ashley Binning

Ashley Binning

Los Angeles Public Library
Ashley Binning's journey in education began in a national service program, where she completed two terms of service as a literacy site coordinator. She went on to work with Los Angeles based non-profits in partnership with LAUSD. After years of nonprofit management and collaborating... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Tyler

Kelly Tyler

Los Angeles Public Library
Kelly Tyler is the manager of the Office of Education at the Los Angeles Public Library. She oversees the first library-based high school diploma program in the country and 21 Literacy Centers across the city. Her team delivers a continuum of learner-driven educational services for... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Terrace A
  General Audience
  • about Gemini Spencer has been a literacy coordinator with the Los Angeles Public Library for just under a decade. She's been a key player in the programs growth and transition, but going virtual has been our biggest shift yet. She will share more about what the Adult Literacy Program has done to continue to provide quality programming in a virtual learning environment.

2:40pm PDT

Powerpoint Tips: Embed & Summarize
Creating Fun PowerPoint Presentations for Online Teaching
Attendees will gain hands-on knowledge of creating PowerPoint techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Leonora Grace Siodora

Leonora Grace Siodora

ESL Instructor, LAUSD -West Valley Occupational Center
DACE ESL Instructor since 2001.Discovering positives in online teaching. BA English, MA Ed.


Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Terrace D

2:40pm PDT

The Wonderful World of CAEP - State Update
Come hear Neil Kelly provide the State CAEP Update covering the following: adult education in the time of COVID (how's that going), status of adult education member deliverables (program & financial), professional development & technical assistance, research, and how the state is looking at adult education student data (and what that could mean for the future).
Adult Education practitioners will learn how classroom instruction and student supports connects to state level reporting. Also, how instruction and supports also impacts adult education funding. Finally, what professional development and research the state has in store for the future that will be available to adult education practitioners/staff.

Speakers
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Neil Kelly

State CAEP Lead, State of CA
Neil is the current day to day operational lead for the State CAEP Office.  He has been working with adult educators for the past 15 years.  He is looking forward to retiring from state service in a few years.  His work from home tip - take lots of breaks, and don't get stressed... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
Director Room

3:30pm PDT

Wrapping it Up
A look at what is next? 

Friday September 25, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Ballroom