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Second Annual LARAEC Conference

March 10, 2018

"Don’t Stop Believing: Journeys to Student Success"

Workshop Schedule

Presentations will be downloadable as they become available.

Sheraton Universal Hotel | 333 Universal Hollywood Dr. | Universal City, CA 91608
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Workshop Session I

8:55 AM - 9:40 AM

Room

Studio I

AEBG 101 for Classified Staff

Yanira Chavez, Point Person; Burbank Unified School District Point Person
Elizabeth Lozano, Supervising Administrative Assistant, LAUSD

Description

This workshop will focus on the basics of AEBG: Data collection and reporting; and student progress and outcomes. The workshop emphasizes the contributions and work that classified and support staff contribute to AEBG.

Room

Studio II

Prepare Today’s Students for the Demands of WIOA, IET and IEL/CE with the Burlington Blend

Miranda LaBatt, Regional Manager, Burlington English

Description

We will be highlighting several components of WIOA, including IET and IELCE and how Burlington English addresses those in a blended software program.

Room

Studio III

If We Build It, Will They Come? Strategies for Marketing Your Programs

Dave Coleman, Central Office ESL Teacher Advisor, LAUSD

Description

We’re working hard to create new courses and pathways. But are we creating marketing plans that will secure their success? Come learn strategies and begin forming your plan.

Room

Studio IV

CASAS’ Workforce Skills Certification System and LAUSD’s Experience

Paul Kratzer, WIOA Navigator, LAUSD

Description

Learn how CASAS’ WSCS program assesses, develops, profiles and certifies students’ levels of academic skills and soft skills. Hear about LAUSD’s experience with the program.

Room

Terrace A

Improve Math Proficiency in CTE Classes with IET

Margaret Chedotte and Carlos Palma, Harbor Occupational Center, LAUSD

Description

IET instructors will present strategies and outcomes to improve CTE students’ math skills in Welding, HVAC, and Diesel classes.

Room

Terrace B

GED® En Español - Student Panel

Dennis Solares, Faculty, Los Angeles Mission College

Description

Within the adult education world, there’s a fair amount of controversy focused around GED Spanish instruction and testing. This workshop will provide an inside look into the stories of students who completed their GED in Spanish.

Room

Terrace C

A Virtual Tour of Library Adult Literacy Centers

Karen Hernandez-Chacon, Adult Literacy Coordinator, Los Angeles Public Library

Description

Literacy Centers are a safe haven for adult learners to improve literacy skills and learn basic life skills to exceed in their everyday life. Come take a virtual tour!

Room

Terrace D

CTE Student Panel

Moderators:
Men Le, AEBG Teacher Advisor, LAUSD
Monique Corral, ASE Instructor, Burbank Adult School

Description

Student panels will focus on the core program areas of Adult Education (ABE/ASE, ESL, CTE) and provide insight into the everyday student experience. Students will discuss their education and career goals, obstacles and successes, and more to help shed light on how to develop programs, support services, and resources.

Room

Producer

Adult Learning through CANVAS, an online learning management system

Luciano Morales, Adjunct Professor, Los Angeles City College

Description

Motivate students through CANVAS, an online learning management system for community college students.

Room

Director/Writer

Strengthening Working Families

Doug Marriott, Dean of Adult/Community Education & Workforce Development, Los Angeles Valley College

Description

Strengthening Working Families supports students and workforce participants with wraparound family support. This presentation includes an overview of needs and outcomes while pursuing a credential/ certificate.

Room

Ballroom

Adult Education: Bridging Pathways to Academic, Career, and Transfer Success

Leticia Barajas, Vice President, Pathway Innovation & Institutional Effectiveness, LATTC
Dr. Michelle Cheang, Dean, Pathway Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness, LATTC

Description

Learn how Los Angeles Trade Technical College’s noncredit and Avanza Los AngeleS (ALAS) programs are supporting community and workforce needs through innovation and partnerships.

Workshop Session II

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Room

Studio I

CASAS Assessment to Instruction

Jay Wright, CASAS, CAPM

Description

Use your CASAS assessment results to inform instruction.

Room

Studio II

Yes They CAN: Rigorous Writing Tasks for ESL

Mary Louise Baez, Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes For Research

Description

How can low-level ESL students be prepared for future writing challenges? Come learn strategies for incorporating elements of rigor into your writing tasks without increasing anxiety.

Room

Studio III

From Grammar Geek to Grammar Disruptor: the (R)evolution of an ESL Teacher

Dave Coleman, Central Office ESL Teacher Advisor, LAUSD

Description

AEBG directs us to “streamline and accelerate.” What does this look like for language proficiency in an ESL classroom? Come find out!

Room

Studio IV

Regular, Purposeful Vocabulary Instruction in the ABE, ASE, and CTE Classrooms

Marjorie Schneider, Central Office ABE Advisor, LAUSD

Description

Help your ABE, ASE, and CTE students to enhance academic and workplace reading by regular, purposeful vocabulary instruction.

Room

Terrace A

Integrated Education and Training

Jennifer Bedon, Central Office IET Teacher Advisor, LAUSD

Description

Integrated Education and Training What is it? Why would we want to try it? How do we start?

Room

Terrace B

GED®Innovation: The Tips, Tools and Resources for Success

Iris McKenzie, CA State Relationship Manager, GED Testing Service

Description

GED Testing Service invests in innovative strategies to bring students and teachers together. See materials recently developed to support online, study guide and practice materials.

Room

Terrace C

Three FREE Hidden Adult Education Gems at the Public Library

Kelly Tyler, Managing Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library

Description

Public libraries are a major component of any strong education system. The Los Angeles Public Library, a nationally recognized leader, reveals three free gems to accelerate learning for adults.

Room

Terrace D

ESL Student Panel

Moderators:
Carrie Frogue, Point Person, Montebello Unified School District
Matthew Oberlander, Point Person, LAUSD

Description

Student panels will focus on the core program areas of Adult Education (ABE/ASE, ESL, CTE) and provide insight into the everyday student experience. Students will discuss their education and career goals, obstacles and successes, and more to help shed light on how to develop programs, support services, and resources.

Room

Producer

A Bridge to Credit ESL: A Look at the Los Angeles City College Noncredit ESL Transition Academy

Brianda Alvarez, Counselor, Los Angeles City College
Iva Hong, ESL Instructor, Los Angeles City College

Description

The LACC Noncredit ESL Transition Academy prepares students for successful entry into credit ESL. This session will describe the course, its counseling component, and successes and challenges.

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Director/Writer

Enhancing Student Success: Implementing Credit & Noncredit Co-Requisite Models

Allison Tom-Miura, Dean, West Los Angeles College

Description

West LA College has integrated noncredit Basic Skills classes as co-requisites with some of our cohort programs and at our adult school partner sites to enhance student success. Students who complete our noncredit college readiness classes are then eligible to take their GE credit course with a mandatory Basic Skills co-requisite to support their success in their credit course.

Room

Ballroom

Cosmetology, Buildings and Grounds, and IET: Building Multiple IET Strands at Abram Friedman Occupational Center

Justin Gorence, ESL Teacher Advisor, Abram Friedman Occupational Center, LAUSD

Description

Teachers, advisors, and administrators from LAUSD’s Abram Friedman Occupational Center share practical ideas and lessons learned to creat effective IET programs in Cosmetology and Buildings and Grounds.

Workshop Session III

11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Room

Studio I

Reaching Performance Goals - Data Can Be Your Friend

Deborah Davidock, Program Performance Specialist, LAUSD

Description

Simple strategies for using data will be presented to meet WIOA and AEBG outcomes.

Room

Studio II

Accelerated Learning

Karyn Crowe Ruiz, Visalia Adult School, High School Subjects Instructor, Data Analyst, WASC Coordinator

Description

In this session, we will explore a framework for accelerated learning that includes many strategies, and you can dive into a few that might have potential for implementation in your agency.

Room

Studio III

How Long Does it Take to Learn English?

Sara Davila, Learning Expert, Pearson ELT

Description

Teaching English is an involved process. In this session we will explore research around learning hours and examine ways to accelerate the learning experience for students.

Room

Studio IV

Let’s Talk Friday

Robert Proctor, ESL Instructor, East Los Angeles Occupational Center, LAUSD

Description

Learn how to start a “Let’s Talk Friday” at your school. LTF’s language rich activities help ESL students make connections with other students, their school, and ultimately make career and academic pathways. Get your students outside the classroom and start talking!

Room

Terrace A

Successful Pathway to Solar Training

Alma Alvarez, CTE Pathways Advisor, East Los Angeles Skills Center, LAUSD

Description

Participants will learn about our alternating model, community involvement, professional learning community, pathways, and outcomes.

Room

Terrace B

ETS HiSET® Program Updates – Tools & Resources Available Now!

Tanya Haug, National Director, HiSET Outreach

Description

Learn about HiSET program updates and teaching resources, including preparation provider partnerships. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and discuss the program.

Room

Terrace C

LAUSD’s Family Success Initiative: Empowering Families to Reach Their Goals

Jennifer Bedon, Central Office Teacher Advisor LAUSD

Description

Do you have a passion for working with families? Come learn about LAUSD’s new initiative to support families and strengthen school communities.

Room

Terrace D

ABE/ASE Student Panel

Moderators:
Elvis Carias, Point Person, Culver City Unified School District
Monique Corral, ASE Instructor, Burbank Adult School

Description

Student panels will focus on the core program areas of Adult Education (ABE/ASE, ESL, CTE) and provide insight into the everyday student experience. Students will discuss their education and career goals, obstacles and successes, and more to help shed light on how to develop programs, support services, and resources.

Room

Producer

Workforce Readiness and Technology in the Classroom

Crystal Caban, ELD Teacher, Burbank Adult School

Description

It is imperative in today’s rapidly changing, technologically-driven workforce that we equip students with 21st-century skills and increase their use of technology in the classroom to support critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Room

Director/Writer

Best Practices for On-Boarding and Enrolling Adult School Students into College

Allison Tom-Miura, Dean, West Los Angeles College

Description

This workshop will present strategies for providing high-touch instruction and enrollment support at our adult schools and off-site community locations to effectively enroll and transition new students into college classes.

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