Virtual Institute Program

Welcome Video with Laura Smart, President and Sheila Butler, President-Elect
9:00 am EDT/8:00 am CDT

Blair Milo

21st Century Talent innovation:  the power of collaboration

Blair will discuss the opportunity and methods of growing collaboration with employers and adult basic education providers to increase economic mobility.
Q&A will be a part of the presentation.

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2020 Minutes are available at
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Do you have questions?
Jerry Haffner and Marilyn Pitzulo have answers!
Special Guests are Tanya Haug and Jason Carter from the HiSET team.

We know you have questions in regards to the upcoming change that Indiana will be making to the HiSET High School Equivalency Exam.  Join Jerry, Marilyn, Tanya, and Jason for the Town Hall at 12:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am CDT.
Submit your Questions early by clicking here!

Our Title Sponsors

IAACE Welcomes Career North as a first-time sponsor! Watch this video to learn about Careen North!
Session 3
3:30 pm EDT/2:30 CDT
Leveraging Technology to Maximize Student Success in the New NormalMike Schmeckebier, Jon Racek
Mike Schmeckebier is President of CareerNorth and also teaches at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Mike loves anything that involves helping people discover work that brings more meaning to their life.
Jon Racek is CEO of CareerNorth and also teaches in the School of Art, Architecture, and Design at Indiana University. Jon loves finding innovative ways to use his design skills and creativity to bring ideas to life for the benefit of others.
As student needs and your job expectations change it becomes more and more critical leverage technology in order to be the most effective. But have you ever felt the products available seem to fall short? In this session, learn how an Indiana Adult Education Director and an education technology company truly partnered together to create a product that helps educators and students find success.
IAACE Virtual Institute is an AWESOME thing because of Connectable! Learn more by watching the CONNECTABLE Video.
Session 3
3:30 pm EDT/2:30 pm CDT
How to Grow Your Adult Ed Program – Through a Pandemic and BEYOND

Neil Richmund, Amy Richmund
Neil Richmund is a native Australian who has lived in the US for over 30 years, during which he was a chaplain and teacher in Christian schools across the country before making the switch to using technology to help organizations, non profits, and schools reach their goals.  He is married to co-presenter Amy Richmund, and together they have three young adult children.  Amy has been a central Indiana resident for her entire life and has been in the world of education for her entire career, having taught in a wide variety of socioeconomic, age, grade, and ability levels, the most recent educational role being the HSE Supervisor for Wayne Township Adult Education through the end of last year.  Now Neil and Amy work together, consulting and building online solutions geared specifically toward the needs of adult education, working with several adult ed programs across Indiana and the nation to help boost enrollment and deliver programming during these creative times.  Even better, they have helped programs to keep the personal connection and engagement with their solutions, even throughout shutdowns and diminished class capacity.  Amy and Neil are passionate about helping adult education programs reach their goals, sharing their combined 20+ years of adult education and technology implementation experience with adult ed programs across Indiana.
Adult Ed programs have had to figure out how to deliver their great programming in the midst of shutdowns and lower facility capacity.  We have been blessed to help several of Indiana’s programs, both large and small, to still enroll students, maintain growth, offer career training, deliver life coaching resources, and even deliver professional development in a personal, engaging way by using our online portals.  You will learn how we helped programs across Indiana and the nation to reformat programming to maintain their enrollment and growth even when forced into remote learning and lower class capacities.
Each Virtual Institute Attendee receives a free perpetual license of TI-SmartView Mathprint for the TI-30XSMV calculator! If you said yes to this on your registration you will receive your gift by email next week.
Session 2
2:15 pm EDT/1:15 pm CDT
Leverage the TI-30XSMV(& TI-Smartview MathPrint Instructional Software) for Success on the HSE TestLearn the basics of the TI-30XS MultiView™ scientific calculator to succeed in the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) math portion. During this time, we’ll emphasize foundational concepts for Mathematics as measured by TASC and introduces the TI-30XS MultiView™ scientific calculator & TI-Smartview MathPrint software in the context of core algebra and geometry concepts. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to model TASC strategies and skills for adult learners.
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Session 2
2:15 pm EDT/1:15 pm CDT
Survey Says…Rich Palmer
Rich manages the Midwest sales territory for Essential Education, helping educators support learners as they pursue their education and career goals. A new father and avid golfer, Rich has neither slept nor played golf in months!Come to a Family Feud-style presentation of our exceptional adult learning programs. Be prepared to have fun while you learn how Essential Education’s newest programs can impact your classroom today! Participants will be provided an overview of both digital and print programs and receive samples and demo seats to explore further after the session.
Session 3
3:30 EDT/2:30 pm CDT
Planning for Blended Learning Lessons: Templates and Tools for Student Success

Susan Roberts
Susan Roberts of SCR Consulting is a trainer, teacher, author, and lifelong learner with 13 years of adult education instructional leadership and curriculum experience. She works with states, programs, test developers, and publishers across the country to help make standards-based, contextualized instructional content integration a seamless—and most importantly, fun!—process. Through her in-person and virtual professional development platforms, Susan has worked with thousands of teachers throughout the country.As classrooms go virtual, students and teachers alike need support. Learn about key lesson elements for one-on-one, blended small group, and in-person classes with digital platform use from home.
Session 3
3:30 pm EDT/2:30 CDT
Indiana Teachers are talking about the NEW Burlington Core!

Laura Smart
Laura has taught in the fields of special education, adult education and corrections for the last 30 years. Presently, she is the Burlington English Customer manager/trainer for Indiana and Kentucky.
*note: Laura will be accompanied by 2 ESL teachers using Burlington English in their classrooms.Hear how Burlington Core is helping Indiana’s teachers transform their traditional classrooms into technology-rich learning communities where teachers facilitate learning and students are motivated to achieve success!
Don’t miss PRIZES! Join us for the Wrap UP for a celebration and a game of Kahoot to win gift cards!

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