Conferences

NCTN’s Effective Transitions in Adult Education National Conference

November 13 – 15, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza at the Crossings, Providence (Warwick), RI.

The Effective Transitions in Adult Education National Conference hosted by NCTN at World Education, is a chance for adult education, workforce development, and postsecondary educators, advisors, and administrators to gather together to affirm a shared vision of access to educational and economic opportunity for adult learners. The conference is designed to strengthen our practice, and catalyze collaboration as we experience changes in the national landscape that affect our work at the local level.

For the first time, this year an IET Institute will take place on November 12-13, preceding the conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Designing IET Programs: Models, Tools and Tips for Success.

The EdTech Center will be active at the conference with a booth, workshops and our annual EdTech Panel. Last year’s panel discussion is available as a recording: Leveraging Trends in Blended, Distance, and Mobile Learning and was summarized in a blog post.

 

COABE National Conference

The EdTech Center, in partnership with Northstar Digital Literacy Project, leads the Digital Literacy strand for the Coalition on Adult Basic Education’s (COABE) national conference. In 2017, the Digital Literacy strand included 12 workshops on topics including teaching computer skills to low-literacy adults, distance learning, and integrating technology into classroom instruction. Consider what you could share and watch for the Call for Presenters for the 2018 conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona on March 25-28, 2018

Recent Workshops

IDEAL and Involved Instruction: Using Practitioner Expertise and Research with Distance and Blended Learning presented by Jen Vanek, April 3, 2017, COABE Conference, Orlando, Florida

The Digital Homeroom: A Resource to Help Teach Computer Skills to Low-Literacy Adults presented by Jen Vanek, April 5, 2017, COABE Conference, Orlando, Florida

MOBILE UP: Cell Phone First Education for Low-Wage Workers presented by Alison Ascher Webber and Penny Pearson (OTAN, CA), April 5, 2017, COABE Conference, Orlando, Florida

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