Registration under way for the Adult Education and Literacy Conference
There is still time to register for the 2018 Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Conference to be held July 16-18 in Ankeny.
The conference, called Educate and Elevate, is aimed at administrators and educators who help adults get the basic skills they need, including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. Professionals in adult and family literacy and those who address workforce initiatives also are encouraged to attend.
Keynote speaker, Juan Garcia, program director for client relations with ACT Inc., is a former English language learner who graduated from Des Moines Area Community College’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Garcia will share his own unique path as he promotes educational opportunities to ensure all students have the support they need to succeed.
Education-related breakout sessions will focus on innovative practices, program enhancement, learner strategies, HSED pathways, and student engagement. Workforce-related breakout sessions will focus on labor market data sources, sector partnerships, workforce training, and engaging hard to reach populations. A schedule and summary of all conference sessions is available on the Department’s website.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with outstanding Iowa educators, national leaders, state specialists, and local practitioners to focus on innovational strategies, research-based models and leadership development.
The conference will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center, Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus, from July 16-18, with check-in starting at 12:00 p.m. on July 16. Registration is $85 for the full conference, $60 for July 17-18, and $25 for the half-day on July 16. Registration includes breakfast and lunch on July 17-18 and a networking event from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. July 17.