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Register for the 2019 HiSET®/Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Registration is open for the 2019 HiSET®/Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference to be held July 15-17 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.

The conference, titled Fielding Their Dreams, will include best practices, emerging trends, and instructional strategies in adult education. The sessions are 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 Lautauscha Davis is the dean of adult education for Olive-Harvey College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. A leader in adult education, Davis earned her high school equivalency in 1996 and continued into higher education, which lead to earning her doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University. Her interest in change management prompted her to develop a plan to assist community college programs transition to the HiSET® high school equivalency exam. Davis’ will share her knowledge about the process and discuss factors to consider when transitioning to a new exam.

Other sessions will focus on innovative practices, integrated education and training, building partnerships, implementing community outreach programs, evidence-based instruction, mental health, workforce preparation, creating a safe learning environment, among others. A schedule and summary of all conference sessions are available on the conference website.

Iowa attendees receive a discounted registration fee of $150. Please contact Marissa Goodwin at if the fee amount is higher on the registration site and she will issue you an Iowa attendee invitation to register.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 05, 2021 at 8:32pm.