Schedule

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Wednesday Sessions

General Session   1:00–2:30 PM

Session 1   2:45–4:15 PM

Remote Testing! Finding Success with CASAS and EL Civics Assessments in a Distance Education World
Demonstration (90 minute)
Christina Hyatt
With a shift to complete distance education, our assessment teams worked to maximize resources while implementing creative strategies to assess student learning. This session focuses on remote assessment implementation, resources, and ideas for successful CASAS and EL Civics preparation and testing.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI)

Networking Opportunity   4:15–5:00 PM

Thursday Sessions

Session 2   8:30–10:00 AM

Meet Learners Where They Are in Math and English
Demonstration (90 minute)
Dani Pedrotti
Educators are redoubling efforts to meet learners where they are—streamlining paths to further education and boosting employment prospects. Adaptive technologies can support those efforts with tools that empower students to refresh their academic foundations and take ownership of their learning.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI, DEA)

Session 3   10:30–12:00 PM

Getting Started with Computers Sessions
Demonstration (90 minute)
Ruzanna Hernandez
Learn how you can begin a brief, 2.5-week course at your school site to give students who have major gaps in computer skills not only to learn computer hardware and software basics, but also boost CASAS scores in a short period of time.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI, DEA)
Using North Star Digital Assessment and Curriculum
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Diane Wilson
Napa Valley Adult Education school (NVAE) use of NorthStar Digital in CTE and ESL classes. We will share how our institution is integrating the Northstar Digital Literacy sources in a variety of ways.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI, DEA)

Lunch   12:00–1:00 PM

Session 4   1:00–3:00 PM

AutoTutor: Learning Literacy with an Intelligent Tutoring Aid
Demonstration (2 hours)
John Hollander
Learn to support your learners with evidence-based reading comprehension strategy instruction using AutoTutor which features conversational agents. With thirty literacy lessons, this is a tool that can be used remotely for teaching literacy to adults.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI)
Building a Culture of Best Practices for Online Teaching and Learning to Support Student Success
Demonstration (2 hours)
Nasreen Rahim
How do you provide an atmosphere of best practices to support success of online students? See how Evergreen Valley College created sustainable resources, training & courses to develop a culture of best practices in online teaching by providing necessary training for faculty during COVID challenges.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI, DEA)
How to get Techie! Using free online technical applications to make virtual learning personal, engaging, and effective.
Demonstration (2 hours)
Tiffany Paynton Silveira
Google Slides provides a free easy-to-use platform for educators and adult education students. Using this building block, you will be shown how to use a Bitmoji, virtual voice recorder, image editor, and Screencastify to build an engaging and interactive virtual classroom.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI)

Networking Opportunity   3:15–4:00 PM

Friday Sessions

Session 5   8:30–10:00 AM

Technology and Distance Learning: A Discussion of State-of-the-Art Innovations, Advances, and Their Applications in Adult Learning
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)
John Sabatini
Doctors Art Graesser, John Sabatini, Andrew Olney, and Xiangen Hu lead a panel discussion considering the role technology plays in adult education. They continue to explore what technologies may help or hinder the evolution of adult education.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI, DEA)
Navigating & Redefining Virtual ESL Teaching through Teacher Collaboration & Best Practices: A Panel by Santa Clara Adult Education’s ESL Teachers
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Rebekah Carson
A panel of ESL teachers at Santa Clara Adult Education discuss and share their best practices and the benefits of teacher collaboration to navigate, reinvent, and re-energize any level virtual ESL classroom during a pandemic.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI)

Session 6   10:30–12:00 PM

Interactive Desktop Simulations: Digital Literacy Skills Tutorials for Instructors and Students.
Demonstration (90 minute)
Colin Carmon
The digital literacy skills module aims to bring a target population of struggling adult readers to a baseline proficiency in digital literacy skills. Further, instructors should receive guidance in scaffolding students towards their learning goals. Interactive simulations may accommodate these aims
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI)

Lunch   12:00–1:00 PM

Session 7   1:00–2:30 PM

SARA: Remotely Assessing, Supporting, & Diagnosing Adult Learners’ Literacy Skills
Demonstration (90 minute)
Halle Smith
Audience members will receive training for using SARA, a literacy assessment designed for adult learners. Currently hosted on CaptiVoice, SARA offers six subtests and provides immediate scoring once a student has completed a test.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI)
Bridging the Pharmacy Tech Gap
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Jennifer Griffin
Moreno Valley Adult School is developing an Introduction to Pharmacy Tech course for ESL /ABE students. In this presentation we will describe our plans to set up this course. Presenters will include ABE, ESL and CTE teachers to offer insight to the thought process of course development.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: TI)

Closing General Session - Tech Slam   2:30–3:30 PM