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OVAE 2013 Community College Webinar Series

The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) of the U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), is hosting a series of community college webinars in 2013 to highlight the important work of these institutions and the many contributions they make to the communities they serve. Each webinar will bring together experts from the field and local practitioners to discuss some of the key challenges these institutions face and highlight promising institutional practices and policy changes from around the country that aim to increase postsecondary student success.

 

The first webinar, which will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 1:00 to 2:30pm EST, will focus on transforming adult education to better prepare adult learners to successfully transition to postsecondary education and training.  Barbara Endel from Jobs for the Future will be present to discuss the work of the Accelerating Opportunity initiative in scaling up its adult education reform model that integrates ABE and postsecondary occupational training.  Judy Alamprese from Abt Associates will also share key findings from her recent study on transforming reading instruction in adult education programs to better prepare adult learners for the demands of college-level coursework.  The webinar will also highlight the work of LaGuardia Community College to build bridge programs that ease the transition of students from ABE and GED programs to postsecondary education and training.

You can register for this event at the following link: https://educateevents1.webex.com/educateevents1/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=747847050

The webinar series will continue this spring, focusing on topics such as promising community college correctional and reentry education work, the strengths and challenges of the U.S. postsecondary CTE system, and the role of community colleges in career pathways systems, among others.  More information is forthcoming.  We look forward to your engagement on these important issues affecting the adult education, career and technical education, and community college communities.

If you have any questions regarding the webinar series, please contact:

Matthew Valerius

Education Program Specialist, Community College Initiatives

Presidential Management Fellow

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

Direct: (202) 245-7859

Matthew.Valerius@ed.gov

Location: 
Webinar -- Register here: https://educateevents1.webex.com/educateevents1/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=747847050
Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Comments (3)

JoM's picture

You can register for this event at the following link: https://educateevents1.webex.com/educateevents1/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=747847050

If you have any questions regarding the webinar series, please contact: Matthew.Valerius@ed.gov

 

 

Donna Brian's picture

This should be a great webinar, judging from the people and groups that are presenting it.  We have linked several of the reports from Jobs for the Future on the Accelerating Opportunity project through the Career Pathways group, but even if you haven't had time to go to them before, this should be informative. 

I look forward to the announcements of the future webinars in this series also.

I-Fang Cheng's picture

The archived materials for the first event in OVAE’s 2013 Community College Webinar Series, which focused on transforming adult education to better prepare adult learners to make the transition to postsecondary education and training, are now available on OVAE’s website.  Please click here to access the recorded webinar, a pdf copy of the presentation, or the event transcript.

If you have any questions regarding the webinar series, please contact Matthew Valerius in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education: Matthew.Valerius@ed.gov