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Upcoming Webinars

Census Data For Community Assessment

DATE: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Time: 2:00PM (Eastern Time)

Learn about the different types of Census data and how to use to understand your community/clientele.

Presenter

Noemi Mendez is a Data Dissemination Specialist at the United States Census Bureau.  Currently, she is responsible for public relations, outreach and training the public on how to access and use census data.  She specializes in working with grant writers, GIS users, businesses and the educational institutions.  

In addition to holding these positions in the federal government, Noemi has worked at the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice and as a GIS/Logistics consultant in the private sector.  She teaches GIS courses at Johns Hopkins University and Temple University. 

Noemi is also a member of Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographic Honor Society, Women in GIS and the Society of Women Geographers.  She also serves as an advisor for the Temple University Professional Masters GIS program.

 

This webinar is generously sponsored by United States Census Bureau.

Learning Upgrade's Remote Learning Action Plan

DATE: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 2:00PM (Eastern Time)

Learning Upgrade has a plan to help you continue delivering education remotely without direct student contact. With many education providers now required to teach exclusively online, our plan enables you to provide all steps of instruction remotely with students using their smartphones and devices.

Presenters

Vinod Lobo is the founder and CEO of Learning Upgrade, which publishes online courses and smartphone apps to teach English, reading, and math through songs, video, and games. In 1998, he brought together educators, musicians, artists, and programmers to produce innovative, engaging lessons designed to support struggling students in reading and math. Through the incorporation of song, video, games, and educational research, Learning Upgrade has helped over 1 million students find a new path to learning success.

 

Drew Robinson leads Learning Upgrade’s sales, marketing, and customer service efforts. He has trained hundreds of teachers and enrolled thousands of students across the United States, implementing site specific plans for fast deployments and measurable student growth. Drew works with each site to address their specific needs and assists in launching each Learning Upgrade license with training for teachers and administrators.

 

 

This webinar is generously sponsored by Learning Upgrade.

Be Prepared: Understanding What the New Immigration Public Charge Rule Means for Adult Educators

DATE: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 1:00PM (Eastern Time)

A new federal rule that took effect in February 2020 has implications for millions of immigrants and the adult educators who serve them. Most media coverage of the rule has focused on healthcare and public benefits impacts. In this webinar, get a practical overview of what the rule specifically for adult educators. Experienced presenters will cover how adult educators can reassure learners, important information to share with program staff, and more. Learn the clear, simple message you can deliver to your learners: Adult education will HELP, not hurt, their green card applications. Then get details about the kinds of document requests your organization may receive from current and former learners. Ample Q&A time will be provided!

Presenters

Gabrielle Lessard specializes in the laws and policies affecting access to health care for low-income immigrants and their families. She is an active member of the California Health4All Coalition and the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign. Gabrielle’s work includes writing articles and policy analyses, providing technical assistance, and presenting trainings to legal and social service providers, government agencies, legislative staff, and community-based organizations. 

 

As Senior Fellow, Amanda Bergson-Shilcock leads NSC’s work on adult education and workforce policies that support US-born and immigrant adults with foundational skills gaps.

In this role, she analyzes policies, makes recommendations, and coordinates with National Skills Coalition member organizations to address issues facing adult learners and jobseekers, including immigrant workers.

Amanda has authored numerous publications and policy recommendations on immigrant integration, workforce development, and adult education. She has extensive experience engaging state and federal policymakers. Amanda joined NSC in 2015.

Prior to joining NSC, Amanda was Vice President of Policy and Evaluation at the nonprofit Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians in Philadelphia. In that role, she led the Welcoming Center’s policy and communications work on adult education, workforce and economic development issues. She also served as Policy and Communications Director for IMPRINT, a national coalition of nonprofit organizations focusing on the integration of immigrant professionals.

Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied American Civilization with an emphasis on minority populations. She is based in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

 

This webinar is generously sponsored by Burlington English.

Teach Digital Literacy Standards Using a New App-Based Course

DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 2:00PM (Eastern Time)

Learning Upgrade has a plan to help you continue delivering education remotely without direct student contact. With many education providers now required to teach exclusively online, our plan enables you to provide all steps of instruction remotely with students using their smartphones and devices.

Presenters

Vinod Lobo is the founder and CEO of Learning Upgrade, which publishes online courses and smartphone apps to teach English, reading, and math through songs, video, and games. In 1998, he brought together educators, musicians, artists, and programmers to produce innovative, engaging lessons designed to support struggling students in reading and math. Through the incorporation of song, video, games, and educational research, Learning Upgrade has helped over 1 million students find a new path to learning success.

 

Drew Robinson leads Learning Upgrade’s sales, marketing, and customer service efforts. He has trained hundreds of teachers and enrolled thousands of students across the United States, implementing site specific plans for fast deployments and measurable student growth. Drew works with each site to address their specific needs and assists in launching each Learning Upgrade license with training for teachers and administrators.

 

 

This webinar is generously sponsored by Learning Upgrade.

From I-BEST to Early I-BEST: Designing IETs That Start Students on Career Pathways at Earlier Levels

DATE: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 
Time: 2:00PM (Eastern Time)

I-BEST is a recognized and successful IET model that helps adult learners access and succeed in postsecondary level career and technical programs. However, this robust model may not be the right fit for students at a lower skill level, and it can be a difficult model to implement for programs not closely engaged with a community college in their region.

Presenters

Wendy Scheder Black is the College and Career Transitions Manager for the Adult Basic Education Division at Pima Community College (PCC). Since 2013, Wendy has been building partnerships across the college and the community in order to support successful career pathways for adult learners. In this capacity, she has developed several IBEST, Early IBEST and Bridge programs at PCC.

Throughout the past two decades, Wendy has been an adult educator, an educational program developer, a trainer, and an entrepreneur both here in the US and abroad. Currently, she is focused on developing collaborative programs at PCC to help students carve out a pathway for successfully transitioning into college or a career. Wendy holds an MA in Education and International Development from University College London.

 

Laurie Kierstead-Joseph is currently Acting Vice President of Pima Community College’s Adult Basic Education for College and Career Division.  Laurie is a servant leader with 20 years of experience leading and directing all aspects of Adult Education: Student Services, Instruction, Professional Learning, Curriculum Development, Testing and Placement, IBEST and Transition Programming, Grant Administration, as well as Collaboration and Partnerships.

Laurie holds a Masters in Leadership for Higher Education and a Bachelors in Linguistics.  She is an innovative program leader who is recognized at the local, state, and national level for educational leadership in Integrated Education and Training (IBEST) models and WIOA partnerships. She currently serves as Representative for the eight states in Region 7 and as Workforce Development Chair on the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Board. 

 

 

This webinar is generously sponsored by Burlington English.

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