CALL FOR PRESENTERS
NEW YORK CITY CONSORTIUM FOR ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
Celebrating Our 37th Conference Year!
Dear Program Managers and Adult Educators,
In 2016, the Consortium for Adult Basic Education will be celebrating its 37th annual conference year with the theme of Changing Times in Adult Education: Collaborating to Meet the Challenges. We are inviting your organization to participate in our ABE Conference to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the High School for Fashion Industries in Manhattan. In 2016, we expect to have the following formats.
- Panel Discussion/Educators’ Roundtable
- Presenter-centered/traditional model
For the past thirty-six years, the ABE Conference has served the staff-development needs of BE, ESOL, ESL LITERACY, US CITIZENSHIP, HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY (HSE), and CTE (Career & Technical Educators) in New York City. As educators, trainers, counselors, volunteers, and administrators of programs, the Consortium remains at the forefront of the challenges facing the city’s vast literacy community. This year, we will be celebrating thirty-seven years of professional development for adult educators. Adult literacy programs continue to be a motivating force for adult learners to gain language proficiency and/or literacy and numeracy leading to a HSE credential for further education and training, a better job, and a more active role in the community.
For many years, the Adult Basic Education Conference has provided a forum for the tremendous creative energy and talent in the field and has addressed critical issues that deeply impact adult education. Adult educators and volunteers like those in your program need professional contact and a support network. They also benefit by engaging in dialogue, sharing their creative teaching practices, and building partnerships with their peers and colleagues throughout the city and beyond.
The NYC Consortium for ABE is interested in presentations that highlight outstanding and innovative practices and illuminate relevant issues affecting our field. Presenters are encouraged to actively involve teachers and students in the workshop, to use audio-visual aids, to facilitate group activities, and to incorporate open/panel/roundtable discussions into the design of their presentations. We always welcome collaborative submissions. A limited number of large workshop spaces are available for any workshop format involving large numbers of attendees.
We encourage all staff members and volunteers in your organization to consider presenting and participating in the 37th ABE Conference in New York City on April 16, 2016. Presenters should fill out the application on the “Call for Presenters” form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
NYC Consortium for ABE
Attn: Brad Baker
P.O. Box 614, Radio City Station
New York, NY 10019
Contact Tel #: 212-245-2768
37th Annual New York City Adult Basic Education Conference
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Call for Presenters
The Planning Committee for the 37th annual New York City Adult Basic Education Conference is issuing a call to adult educators and learners who are interested in presenting at the 2016 Conference to be held in The High School of Fashion Industries, located at 225 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011.
SATURDAY, April 16, 2016
Some Suggested Topic Areas for Presenters:
- Preparation for the HSE Exam
- Road to College: Strategies for Academic Reading and Writing
- Beginning Literacy for ESL Students
- Strategies for the Multi-level ESOL Class
- Bridging the Gap between ESOL and Basic Education
- Assisting and advancing BE Students in Math Learning
- Citizenship Preparation
- Civics Participation: Community Resources and Public Services
- Developing Student Job Search/Interviewing/Job Readiness Skills
- Developing Critical Thinking Skills
- Building Learning Communities
- Providing Support for Learning Differences in the Classroom
- Issues Facing Immigrant Learners
- Balanced Approach to Cultural Diversity and Controversial issues in the Classroom
- Integrating Technology into the Classroom
- Integrating the Arts into Instruction
- Recruitment, Retention and Learner Persistence
- Outreach to Underserved Populations
- Family and Health Literacy
- Promoting Autonomy and Life-long Learning
NYC Adult Basic Education Conference Workshop Form
To receive consideration, your application should be received no later than Feb.10th, 2016.
Please send your proposal to email@example.com . Applicants will be notified of their selection. Please include a summary of your workshop proposal including a rationale for how it relates to adult education. If your proposal is accepted, you would be asked to indicate technology needs. Technology support will be available. Presenters will be responsible for travel expenses.
I. Title of Workshop (1 1/2 hours in length):
II. Workshop Presenter(s) Contact Information (If multiple presenters, please list EACH presenter’s information separately, putting the contact person first)
Name E-mail Address Phone Numbers Affiliation
III. Workshop Category (check or circle one or more):
Family Literacy BE ESL Literacy ESOL HSE Instructional Technology
IV. Intended Audience:
V. Technology needs, if any:
VI. Summary of workshop: Please describe what you are going to do and how participants will be engaged. (50-100 words.) You may attach a separate page, if necessary.
NYC Consortium for Adult Basic Education Conference Committee
Contact Tel #: 212-245-2768