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: ASE • CAT: TI, OEA)

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: CTE • CAT: TI, OEA, DEA)
Setting the Standards: How to Bring the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to Life in Our Digital Classrooms
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Kevin Belcher
In this interactive workshop, we will develop lesson strategies to elevate our digital EL instruction. These “next day” instructional resources will help make the ELPS work for your online classroom, increasing the engagement, community, and academic achievement of your class along the way.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE, CTE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
The Future of Digital Education: CK-12
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Debbie Jensen
CK-12 offers teachers free online interactive AI assisted resources to meet the needs of every student. Join this 2 hour session to learn more about CK-12 and to get started with created your first Flexbook!
(AUD: STF • PGM: ASE • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI)

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: CTE • CAT: TI, DEA)
Increase Student Motivation and Persistence with Choice
Demonstration (90 minute)
Susan Rausch
Giving students choice in their learning is a proven strategy for increasing motivation and persistence. Providing choice helps personalize learning and allows students to show what they know and it raises accountability, responsibility and independence. Come learn how we use choice in our classes.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE, CTE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Three Teachers and a Techie - A Panel Discussion of Best Practices for Successful Online Learning
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)
Renee Ramig
Teachers will share their path of moving from Face to Face (F2F) to distance learning followed by a discussion inviting others to share their journey.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL, DL)
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: CTE • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA)

Lunch   12:00–1:00 PM

Session 4   1:00–3:00 PM

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: ASE, CTE • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)
Dynamic Presentations with Adobe Spark!
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Jaquelin Yang
Adobe Spark is a free video website that integrates a presentation tool and a recording program into one convenient website. Learn how to use it in your classroom for more dynamic presentations!
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE • CAT: TI, OEA)
Four Dimensional Education: Delivering Online Learning to Incarcerated Juveniles and Adults
Demonstration (2 hours)
Greg Ludwa
On March 13 CA went to SIP. While nearly all incarceration facilities closed for instruction, the Monterey COE (MCOE) continued to deliver online, virtual instruction to the MC Jail. The MCOE staff will discuss technology, curricula, and how we transitioned to virtual instruction during 2020-2021.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ASE, CTE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)
Free Online ESL Classes - USA Learns
Demonstration (90 minute)
Andrea Willis
Are you looking for FREE online resources to teach ESL? Tour USA Learns' 5 English courses (www.usalearns.org), which use interactive activities to teach listening, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, pronunciation, reading, writing, speaking and life skills.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL, DL, TI)
Creating a Health Care Pathway Through Strong Community Partnerships: "Become a Home Care Aide"
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Jaemi Naish
The high demand for Home Care Aides due to the aging US population has drastically increased due to COVID 19. Participants will learn about Tamalpais Adult School's 35 hour online "Become a Home Care Aide" IELCE program, developed in partnership with county organizations and health care agencies.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: CTE • CAT: DL)
Helping Students Onboard: Welcoming and Engaging Practices for Student Retention in Online Courses
Demonstration (90 minute)
Katrina Tamura
Teaching online requires additional approaches and support to encourage students to persist. The presenters will share ways to begin outreach to students before a new course even begins and suggestions for ways to support students, encourage engagement, and build relationships.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE, CTE • CAT: DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
Teaching with YouTube
Demonstration (90 minute)
Jennifer Gagliardi
Go where your students are. Learn how to set up and start your own YouTube channel to discover appropriate resources to deliver quality curated content to your students inside and outside of the classroom. Finally, see examples of third-party add-ons (for example, EdPuzzle, PearDeck, Google Forms)
(AUD: TEA • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL, DL, OEA)
CASAS Remote Testing – Challenges and Successes
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)
Margaret Teske
Documenting learning progress for adult English learners is a challenge when all students are online. Presenters explain techniques for CASAS progress tests and EL Civics assessments done remotely. Could these models work for your program?
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ASE • CAT: OEA)

Networking Opportunity   3:15–4:00 PM

Friday Sessions

Session 5   8:30–10:00 AM

Teaching the Skills that Matter – Digital Literacy in a time of Distance Learning
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Katie Neginskiy
CALPRO is excited to share The Teaching the Skills That Matter project’s high-quality materials on digital literacy. Digital Literacy has become even more crucial during this time of distance learning. This presentation will cover digital literacy skills, best practices, and lesson plan ideas.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE, CTE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)

Session 6   10:30–12:00 PM

All you need is Google Jamboard!
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Celine SIGNORINI BAKAN
Creating motivating and engaging online classes is challenging, and Google Jamboard can help teachers to achieve it. In this workshop, participants will discover how to use this highly visual, user friendly, and free tool, and more importantly create their own jamboards.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Authentic Materials Design for an Online OER Textbook: Seven Simple Steps
Demonstration (90 minute)
Brittany Zemlick
In adapting to the new normal of online instruction, access to and creation of materials are key. In this presentation, you will learn about tools that will help you develop topic-based, integrated-skills lessons from authentic sources and the presenter’s process for creating an online OER textbook.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
Replicating Classic Classroom Activities for Remote Instruction with Tech Tools
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Kristi Reyes
Attend this workshop to find ways to replicate some of the best F2F activities in synchronous online instruction with readily-available and easy-to-use tech tools that will transform your remote teaching into a more student-centered, interactive experience for everyone.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE, CTE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)

Lunch   12:00–1:00 PM

Session 7   1:00–2:30 PM

Structuring engaging online learning using free apps like Wakelet, Edpuzzle, and Perusall
Demonstration (90 minute)
Suzanne Motley
This workshop will showcase an adaptable structure that has engaged several ASE and ABE learners pursuing diplomas via distance learning. Using Wakelet, a user-friendly site with more visual appeal than Google Classroom, students are assigned weekly videos and readings on sites that track progress.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Instructional Strategies for a Virtual Classroom
Demonstration (90 minute)
Lila Young
The COVID-19 virus has forces classrooms to become a virtual classroom. This is new teaching environment for teachers and their students. However, there are similarities in teaching strategies between a ZOOM Meeting (virtual classroom) and face-to-face, as well as opportunities.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE, CTE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Use Google Chrome and online dictionaries to teach ESL!
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Marisol Richmond
Have you ever started a lesson with a word definition? How much have you looked at dictionaries online to see their instructional value. In this workshop you will not only learn how to use Google Chrome to teach pronunciation but also how to use online dictionaries for reading, and writing practice.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE, CTE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
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: CTE • CAT: DL, PAC, TI)

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