Vickie Byrd, AEL Instructor at Literacy KC, Kansas City, MO
|February||DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)|
|June||High School Equivalency|
|July||ESOL and English Language Learners|
|August||College and Career Transition|
|December||Digital Literacy & Technology|
Micro-credentials are quite the buzzword. What are they? Do employers recognize them? And how can adult-learning organizations integrate micro-credentials into programming? In this session, we will explore case studies of successful micro-credentials and discuss what the future of skills-based hiring can look like. By the end of this session, participants will understand the potential of micro-credentials and the role programs can play in supporting their adoption to create more equitable opportunities for job seekers.
Joey Lehrman is an advocate for innovation in learning and teaching. As an experienced educator, speaker, and writer, Joey focuses on how to use technology to create more accessible, relevant, and effective educational opportunities for adult learners. In his primary role in the Adult Education Program at Delgado Community College, Joey helped to launch the first fully online adult education program in the state that led to the program receiving the 2019 COABE State Innovation of the Year award. Joey also serves as a project manager for ISTE’s SkillRise, a national non-profit dedicated to helping educators use technology to transform adult learning. In 2021, Joey co-founded Community Learning Partners, a consulting agency focused on technology integration in the adult education classroom. Joey is also a Global Ambassador for Alchemy Pay, an international blockchain company.
Caroline McKinnon is the Senior Program Manager of Adult Learning at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Caroline has over 25 years of experience in domestic and international education, working with refugees and workforce development groups. Caroline began work in ESL organizations in Latin America, working closely on curriculum and materials design alongside community colleges and nonprofit organizations to provide education access to those underserved globally. Caroline helped to shape language assessment metrics for the European Union and has published articles on the importance of trauma-informed practices in education.
Lea Downing is an educator and writer with over 15 years of experience in adult education. She helped build eLearn, a fully online adult education program for students at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA, which was recognized as the 2019 COABE State Innovation of the Year. Lea is also a Project Manager for ISTE’s SkillRise adult learning and workforce development initiative. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (B.A.) and the University of New Orleans (M.F.A.), and she is a Level 1 and Level 2 Google Certified Educator.
This webinar has been generously sponsored by EnGen.
Improve your adult student learning outcomes! Discover current educational research and intentional instruction strategies to target the progress and performance of adult students. Get proven techniques to enhance skills for problem-solving and life-long learning. Join the conversation as we discuss the unique characteristics and needs of adult learners, as well as ways to enhance student engagement and confidence.
Dan Griffith is a former high school drop-out who earned his HSE diploma. He has taught at both the high school and community college level and has been in educational publishing for over 25 years. He is an avid fitness enthusiast, father of five, and part-time deputy.
Jen Denton has served in education as a classroom educator, school administrator, and professional development specialist for over 22 years. She lives in the beautiful South Carolina Low Country where she and her husband raise two teens and three rescue pups.
This webinar has been generously sponsored by Essential Education.
Name an online system that does not require sign on to access and share information. Without an email, students are cut off from resources like health care, banking, and class assignments. Unfortunately, unconnected students still exist. Attend this webinar to learn how easy it is to setup a Gmail or use another email to use with Google. The time to get students connected has passed—catch them up! Easy handouts provided.
Melinda Holt has over 35 years of experience in adult education. In her current role as a Technology Integration specialist for OTAN (a CA leadership project), Melinda coordinates trainers, facilitates workshops, and provides support and coaching for cloud-based applications. Specializing in Google, Melinda has facilitated over 200 virtual and face-to-face workshops and is a Google for Education Certified Educator Level 2, Google Trainer, Google Cloud Certified, Applied Digital Skills Ambassador, and a Google Workspace Administrator.
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