ABOUT   |   CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE   |   WORKSHOP SESSIONS   |   SPONSORS   |   CONTACT US    

The Louisiana Association for Public, Community & Adult Education (LAPCAE) is proud to present this Virtual State Conference. Join us from the comfort and safety of your home or workplace for a few days of workshops and sessions hosted by expert presenters in their field on trending topics.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Session Details

Wednesday, October 27                                                                           

8:30 am – 10:00 am CT – General Session I

Sponsored by Aztec Software / Paxen Publishing

  • LAPCAE Welcome: Marilyn Schwartz, LAPCAE President
  • Keynote Speaker: Hollis Conway

10:15 am – 11:15 am CT – Session 1

  • The Digital Literacy Skills Your Students Need Now plus an Industry Credential for Their Future! by Ann Harris (Teknimedia) – Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • What are 3 Common Challenges to Eliminate Learning Obstacles for Adult Students? by Debbie Haskett (Brainchild) – Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • It’s in the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting NRS Data by Larry Condelli – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • Integrating Writing Workshops into the English as a Second Language (ESL) Classroom: Easing the Angst by Latonya Johnson – Strand: ESL
  • Digital Equity: What Adult Educators Can Do to Advocate for Better Policies that Serve Learners and Communities by Amanda Bergson-Shilcock – Strand: Equity and Social Justice 
  • WIOA and Adult Education | A Crash Course by Erin Landry – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions                                                                      

11:30 am – 12:30pm CTSession 2

  • Leveraging the Technology of Individualized Learning to Support Students, their EFL Gains, and HSE Test Completion by Beth Williams & AJ Crowell  (Essential Education) – Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • Meet Learners Where They Are in Math and English by Dr. Angie Smajstrla – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • Increasing Enrollment: How to Review Your Recruitment and Retention Landscape by GeMar Neloms & Larry Condelli – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • Back Pocket Activities by Joanne Telser-Frere & Karen Fredrickson – Strand: ESL
  • Keeping Our Students in the Digital Loop by Tommeka Semien – Strand: Equity and Social Justice
  • Program Funding & Accountability | WorkReady U’s New Framework by Erin Landry & Sheila DeRouen – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions                                                                   

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CT – Session 3

  • Burlington Core – Flexibility for Any Learning Environment by Erin Cococcia (Burlington English) – Sponsor Presentation – Strand: ESL
  • ThingLink in Education by Lorene Vilela – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • Math Instruction for Adult Learners: At-A-Distance, Blended Learning, Hybrid, and more by Michael Matos – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • Data Analytics and WRU Data for Program Success by Sheila Duplechain DeRouen, PhD – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • Barriers Adult Learners Face by Marquita Lombard – Strand: Equity and Social Justice  
  • The Scholarships of WorkReady U by Marquetta Vital & Erin Landry – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions                                                       

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm CT – Session 4

  • Collaborating on Individual Achievement by Lee Anne Moore & Mark Hux – Strand: Poster Session
  • What’s in Your Toolbox? Marketing Tips for Adult Educators by Acqueena Grant & Landon Corbin – Strand: Poster Session
  • The World is Your Classroom: Teach Abroad with the English Language Fellow Program by Terrell Hawkins – Strand: Poster Session (Note: this is a 45 minute session)
  • Introducing the Interactive Student Educational Plan: Using TABE® Test Scores to Prescribe Assignments for Students by Curtis Ward – Strand: Poster Session
  • Harnessing IXL for Self-Paced Math Mastery by Adrian Brenneman – Strand: Poster Session   
  • TABE 11/12 Updates & Introducing CLAS-E Online for ESL and TABE Offline for Correction by Christine Kirk (DRC) –  Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Digital Literacy  (Note: this is a 1 hour session)                                                                  
Thursday, October 28                                       

8:30 am – 10:00 am CT – General Session II

  • LAPCAE Welcome: Marilyn Schwartz, Kaye Sharbono, Falencia Ezendu
  • Keynote Speaker: Judy Mortrude      
  • Incorporating Student Voices in Adult ESL Programming by Kelly Johnson – Strand: ESL (This is a pre-recorded session)                                         

10:15 am – 11:15 am CT – Session 5

  • Learn More about the HiSET® Exam by Adam Springwater, Tanya Haug & Marissa Goodwin (HiSET) Sponsor Presentation – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions
  • The Digital Learning Lab:  Innovative Experiment Building Self-Efficacy for Teachers and Learners in Digital Literacy and Technology Integration by Michael Matos – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • An Introduction to ABE & ESOL Teaching Remedial Reading Letters and Sounds Part 1 by Herman T. Lee, Sr. – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • Navigating Difficult Classroom Discussions by Jeniah Jones – Strand: Equity and Social Justice
  • LAHSE ATTAINMENT by Sheila DeRouen & Marquetta Vital – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions
  • Industry Certifications for the Workplace by Landee Kieschnick (iCEV) Sponsor Presentation – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions                           

11:30 am – 12:30 pm CT – Session 6

  • Sharpen Your Survival Skills with Digital Tools and Resources by Sarah Wilkins & Rick Sellnow (KET) Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • An Introduction to ABE & ESOL Teaching Remedial Reading Letters and Sounds Part 2 by Herman T. Lee, Sr. – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • Help Me Spend My Adult Education Money! by Angela Day – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • COABE’s Student Ambassador Training: Empowering Learners to be Leaders by Jessica Wabler – Strand: Equity and Social Justice
  • Adult Education- Retention and Achievement by Melissa Bradford – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions  
  • Scaling Up Workforce Training- Funding Fundamentals by Amy Cable & Camille Conaway  – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions                                                                           

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm CT – Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CT – Session 7

  • Digital Literacy for Life-long Learning Resilient Learning by Dr. Jeanne Samuel &  Nicole Shaw – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • Build a New Future through Genuine Personalized Learning by Joel T Johnston – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • Integrated Education & Training | The WorkReady U Process by Erin Landry & Adrienne Fontenot – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions + Workforce
  • Are we spending too much time on a task? WUR process automation might be the solution needed by Sheila Duplechain DeRouen, PhD – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions + Workforce  
  • Designing an Effective Career Navigator Program by Sandy Goodman – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions + Workforce  
  • New Materials on Rigor, Digital Literacy, and Career Pathways from LINCS ESL Pro by Susan Finn Miller – Strand: ESL                                                                   

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm CT – Session 8

  • TeachMeet by Steffany Chaisson – Strand: Poster Session
  • Building Blocks of Algebra by Amy Ennis – Strand: Poster Session
  • Teaching Strategies: Math Activities for ESL/ELL Learners by Michael Matos – Strand: Poster Session
  • LAPCAE – Advocacy by Kelsey Vallee – Strand: Poster Session  
  • Teaching Citizenship in the ESL Classroom by Jennifer Hunter & Lais Rogers – Strand: Poster Session
  • Understanding TABE 11/12 to Make NRS Gains by Christina Miller and Chip Gillikin (Aztec Software / Paxen Publishing) – Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Impactful Instruction (Note: this is a 1 hour session)                                                                        
Friday, October 29                                                                                           

8:30 am – 10:00 am CT – General Session III

Sponsored by Essential Education

  • LAPCAE Welcome, General Meeting, and Awards Program by LAPCAE Board
  • Keynote Speaker: Erin Landry, WRU Director

10:15 am – 11:15 am CT – Session 9

  • Fast Track Your TABE 11/12 Lesson Plans by Rebecca Eller-Molitas (New Readers Press) Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • How to Proctor CASAS eTests On-site & Remotely by Elizabeth Scheib (CASAS) – Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • Digital Learning: An Engaging Face-to-Face and Virtual Learning Experience by Michael Matos – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • Virtual Learning:  Oh, the Places You Can Go! by Claudette Session – Strand: ESL
  • Explore the New Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library by Sandy Goodman & Dani Scherer – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions + Workforce 
  • Teaching in a Virtual (Blended) World – Rethinking Your Instruction by Christina Miller and Chip Gillikin (Aztec Software / Paxen Publishing) – Sponsor Presentation – Strand: Impactful Instruction                         

11:30 am – 12:30 am CT – Session 10

  • Workforce Preparation:  The Bridge Curriculum to Successful IET’s by Beth Williams & AJ Crowell  – Strand: High School Equivalency / Transitions + Workforce
  • Exploring Paperless Documentation of Programs and Services by Tommeka Semien & Iesha Rubin – Strand: Digital Literacy
  • Money Math Matters:  In-person and Virtual Financial Literacy for All by Michael Matos – Strand: Impactful Instruction
  • I-DEA: Changing the Game for Lower-Level Language Learners by Jodi Ruback, Adria Katka & Shannon Potter – Strand: ESL
  • Preparation inside Poverty: How to Effectively Instruct & Mentor Low-Income Adult Students by Alex Beene – Strand: Equity and Social Justice
  • Restorative Approaches as a Protective Factor for Adult Learners by Jessica Irving-Marin – Strand: Equity and Social Justice                                                                         

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm CT – Lunch Break   

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CT – Session 11

  • “Ask  Essential Ed” – Networking Event
  • “Explore with BurlingtonEnglish” – Networking Event
  • Discover Dynamic Solutions with Aztec! – Networking Event

CONFERENCE BAG

SPONSORS

Friday's General Session Sponsor

Wednesday's General Session Sponsor

ESL Strand Sponsor

ETS HiSet Logo

High School Equivalency Strand Sponsor