Member Professional Development Opps

Gain Knowledge and PD Points

Registration in advance is required, you will receive a link special to you when you register. Utilize that link to join the session to get credit.

The following sessions offered in June will be available for Professional Development Points from the Department of Workforce Development.

  1. You must register in your own name.
  2. You must utilize the link that is emailed to you after registration to join the session.
  3. You must complete the evaluation to receive your credit certificate.

Today at 2:00 pm EDT/1:00 pm CDT!

Join us on Wednesday, June 17th at 2:00 pm EDT (1 pm CDT) for the PIAAC* Data Discovery Session. Rob Moore, Amy Pickard, and Lara Pastore will guide you through an overview of the methodology, explain how to use the Map and the Advocacy Tools to tell your program story.

Amy Pickard, Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Education Adult Education Program will provide methodology and history, and Rob Moore and Lara Pastore will provide how to utilize the tools to increase the success of telling the adult education story.

(*Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies)

Sara Gutting takes you through Reading Strategies…
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Making Teaching Easier Using Technology with Tania Curruchiche
Date: Friday, June 19

Time: 10:00 AM EDT-11:00 AM EDT
Presented by: Tania Curruchiche

This presentation focuses on adults whose first language is other than English. I personally focus on the Spanish speaking adult population, as I am a native Spanish speaker. However, in this session, I will introduce various ways to teach to all non-native English speakers. I will accomplish this by using technology and the internet, as a fun and easier way to teach adults in our classrooms. This way of teaching not only allows the teacher to have more interaction with their students but also, it relieves any extra stress from having to make lesson plans, as these websites do provide them.

This presentation will enhance the knowledge and skills you already have while offering your students a much practical and easier way of teaching. The two exciting components are a) Ready to print/use material websites b) Easy to use technology. a) Many websites offer material ready to print/use for your specific lesson plan topic. Best of all it is absolutely free! You can use these materials a lifetime and still have new material at your disposal. b) The use of a wireless keyboard and trackpad allows your students to actively and excitedly interact while keeping them interested till the end.

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Discard the Scarlet Letter
Date: Tuesday, June 23
Time: 10:00 AM -11:00 AM EDT
Presented by: Karen Crawford

Karen Crawford graduated from Purdue University, worked in the business for 20 years, and returned to school to receive a MA in education for curriculum/ instruction, specializing in adult education. She has taught ABE/HSE and ELL classes at the Crawfordsville Adult Resource Academy for 6 years. She is a member of the board of directors for IAACE and a PDF for Region 4. Laura Smart, co-speaker, is the Chairman of the IAACE Conference, an IAACE board member, and holds a MA degree for curriculum/instruction, specializing in adult education.

With a mixture of lecture and interactive participation, Back to the Future (destiny vs free will) meets The Scarlet Letter (sin vs forgiveness). Instructors and programs will Discard the Scarlet Letter invisibly seen on many students by defining adult learning theories, analyzing the difference between teaching k-12 and adults, and recognizing our students as our peers in our communities. The session will explore instruction and interaction between programs and our students. Participants will leave with lesson ideas and, hopefully, a better understanding of the ‘other’ adults at their school.

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Time Travel with Employer Partners – A Case Study of Wayne Township Adult Ed/ IU Health (Riley Hospital) WEI Partnership
Date: Thursday, June 24
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Amy Richmund

Amy Richmund has over 17 years of experience in education, teaching in a variety of settings, from elementary to adult education, and serving in a variety of leadership capacities, from team to department leadership. She currently serves as HSE Supervisor and PDF for Wayne Township Adult Education. Amy is passionate about sharing educational strategies to help her fellow educators to reach their goals. She is married to marketing strategist Neil Richmund, and she is excited to share what she has learned in working with her husband to help adult education programs to be more successful as well.

Journey with us through time as we revisit the steps we took to form the powerful WEI partnership between Wayne Township Adult Education and Riley Children’s Hospital, IU Health. In this session, we will walk you through the steps we took along the way from our very first meeting to the thriving HSE and career training classes that exist on site now, providing opportunities for immediate advancement of their existing employees. Our hope is that in sharing this framework, others can take away strategies that can help them to form similar partnerships in other adult education communities.

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Looking Back for the Future
Date: Thursday, June 25
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Gretchen Easterday

Gretchen works for Vincennes University Adult Education as Evansville ESL Lead Teacher and is a Professional Development Facilitator. She has been teaching ESL since 2001. Megan is a teacher with Vincennes University Adult Education in Evansville. She has 16 years of experience and has taught ESL in California, China, and Indiana.

We’ll look back on activities we’ve used and dissect them with you to determine why they worked and how you can use them to help current and future students meet their language learning goals. You’ll leave with practical ideas and activities to make your lessons livelier and effective and your students more engaged.

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