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Don’t Miss: The Employability Skills Framework - Webinar & Discussion!

Greetings LINCS Community,

With just two days left before Thanksgiving, do not forget to add Implementing the Employability Skills Framework in the Adult Basic Education Classroom: Webinar and Discussion to your holiday agenda!

From Monday, December 1-5, LINCS partners with RTI International and special guests, Dr. Kaye Forgione, Meredith Liben, and Frank Scuiletti to host a lively discussion about why employability skills matter for adult learners and strategies and resources for incorporating them into the ABE classroom.

Kaye Forgione, EdD, is an educational consultant who formerly served as Senior Adviser, Mathematics with Achieve, Inc. For more than a decade, she provided mathematics content expertise and instructional leadership to a range of projects including: aligning K-12 lessons and units to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) using the EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) Quality Review Rubric and training others to use the rubric; aligning tasks for a variety of career clusters to the CCSS and teaching local educators how to develop such tasks; serving on a work team to set college and career readiness standards as a precursor to the grade-level CCSS; and leading Achieve’s work with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Australian Council for Educational Research to develop the Mathematics Framework for the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment. At the classroom level, she has a range of experience, having taught high school mathematics, adult education and GED courses in mathematics, and college courses in mathematics. She has a BA in Mathematics/Education from the University of Delaware, a MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware.

Meredith Liben directs English Language Arts (ELA) and literacy activities at Student Achievement Partners (SAP), offering curriculum support, assistance with standards implementation, and teacher training to various schools, districts, and education groups. In addition, Ms. Liben provides a variety of consulting services related to teaching reading and standards-based education. She was a member of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) ELA Working Group, one of 30 experts who worked closely with the primary writing team to craft the CCSS for ELA and literacy. She also directed the text complexity validation research study that is a critical underpinning of the CCSS reading standards. Recently, Ms. Liben worked with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education as a member of the task force that evaluated the CCSS for suitability and adaptation to adult learners. She has a BA in Classics and Government from Oberlin College, a post-BA teaching certificate from the University of Massachusetts, and an MAT in Rhetoric and Teaching of English from the City University of New York.

Frank Scuiletti has been employed for eight years in his current position as an Academic Program Coordinator for career and technical education (CTE) programs at the North Carolina Community College System. Frank taught automotive and basic electricity for nine years at Southwestern Michigan College and has worked as a technician in the auto and heavy truck industry for many years.  He graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan with a Master of Science Degree in Career and Technical Education — Teacher Option. Frank is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Education in Community College Executive Leadership program at Wingate University in North Carolina.  He is the father of five adult children, has self-published four books on philosophic poetry, and enjoys riding his motorcycle, racing, sports, literature, the beach, family, and travelling.

Join in the conversation, share examples of how you are teaching employability skills, and leave your questions for the presenters to answer during Wednesday’s webinar.

We look forward to talking to you in December!