Conference Season Approacheth!

Well, folks, I look forward to seeing many of you in person over the next few months. I finalized five events this Spring. Will you join me at any of them?

April 11-13
COABE/TALAE Annual Conference
This is the biggest national adult basic education conference every year. I’m presenting back-to-back during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 12.

Session 5 When Worlds Collide: Blended Learning for 2016 with Adam Springwater
Are you getting the most out of your computer-based instructional programs? Find out how to incorporate technology to improve outcomes.

Session 6 Bigger, Better Writing: Improving Instruction with Samples and Rubrics with Dr Carmine Stewart
This session will incorporate writing samples for the GED, TASC & HiSET exams, plus an option for ABE/ESOL!
(We’ve known each other 10 years and this is the first time we’re co-presenting! So excited!)

April 18-19
OSSE/University of DC Professional Development Series
This two-day session will incorporate my shorter COABE sessions on blended learning and writing with rubrics. We’ll dive deeper into the RLA and Math content standards with relevant activities. Plus we’ll get computer lab time to explore how these techniques, blended with GED Academy and Computer Essentials (already available through OSSE), can improve outcomes for DC students.

May 5
The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland
Your Students Can Pass the GED Writing!
This is an update on sessions I have previously taught for Cleveland area adult educators. The GED Test announced big changes in 2016, and we’ll explore how this impacts (or doesn’t) the remaining writing sections in RLA and Science. If you’ve been to my writing sessions before, you know we really make this fun!

June 6-9
James Madison University
Summer Institute for Corrections Educators
Scoring and Teaching Writing on the GED Test
Back by popular demand, this is my deepest dive into the writing sections of the GED Test, and this year using GED Academy. This is blended learning in action: half classroom, half computer lab, both challenging and fun.

July 27-29
GED Testing Service Annual Conference
I’m not presenting, but I’ll be representing Essential Education and asking your FAQs, dear readers. 

At all the conferences, I’ll report back at least daily, and hopefully my blog won’t go wonky this year! (You hear that, WordPress?!) So stay tuned, and let me know what you want to get out YOUR professional development this year.

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