We would like to invite you to join your colleagues at
the Adult Education State Directors’ National Training Institute-2004.
Planning Agenda: The online planning agenda is
Registration: The online registration form can
be completed and submitted at
Reimbursement: The Consortium will
reimburse room and board for one person from each member state.
Others may attend at the state’s expense.
This institute is designed by Adult Education State
Directors for State Directors and their staff members. The major themes of
this year’s Institute include:
1. State Plan Strategies and Options
- Before the federal legislation changes, while your
head is still clear, now is the time to lay out your strategies and plans
- assessing your state’s learner and program needs,
- organizing and presenting that data,
- enticing and engaging partners to contribute to
the planning process,
- plotting multi-year program improvement
initiatives based on your priority needs, and
- setting benchmarks to monitor progress.
- Experienced colleagues will share their resources.
- Work sessions will help you evaluate those options
and create your own sequence of events.
2. Performance Standards:
- You will learn about and receive copies of
successful strategies for meeting two challenging performance standards.
In addition, each session will provide you time and assistance to develop
options to integrate the strategies that fit your state.
- The two performance standards you can choose from
- Transition to post-secondary education, OR
- GED completion
3. Policy and Programming Strategies:
- You will learn about and received copies of
successful strategies for critically underdeveloped programming areas.
These sessions will also provide you time and assistance to consider the
strategies and develop alternatives for your own initiatives.
- Your choices include:
- Financial literacy—integrating strategies
into your instructional program enabling your students to manage their
- Health literacy—integrating strategies into
your instructional program enabling your students to ensure their
- Learning disabilities—to follow up on the
OVAE training in 2003, assistance in overcoming barriers to LD policies
- Distance Professional Development—existing
CD, video, and online PD resources that you can adapt for your
4. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
- In the summer of 2005, the NAAL 2000 results will be
released. State Directors need to be ready to respond to inquiries from
policy makers and the press regarding the interpretation and implications
of those findings. This session will prepare you for that potentially
high visibility opportunity.
We look forward to seeing you in the heart
of the French Quarter of historic New Orleans.
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