November 28, 2016

DFW Symposium


Held in partnership with Tarrant Literacy Coalition

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8AM - 3:45PM
Compass Center - Compass Christian Church
4201 Pool Rd, Grapevine, TX 76051

Click here for a parking map and instructions!

Registration is free!

Dr. Stevie Dawn Blakely, Keynote

Dr. Stevie Dawn Blakely serves as CEO of Orange Compass, a corporate training company dedicated to providing staff and leadership training to organizations. Before starting her own company, Stevie Dawn worked in a variety of educational institutions at both the K-12 and Higher Education level. She has been in the classroom as a para-educator, a teacher, and also on the administrative and student development side of the house. Her unique experience in both higher education and corporate environments allow her to bring adult learning strategies and tools into the professional development arena.

Session Topics

Getting Graphic: The value of graphic novels in literacy instruction ESL/HSE
Wes Young, Arlington Library

Hear Here: The audio revolution of podcasts and adapting them to literacy instruction ESL/ABE/HSE
Wes Young, Arlington Library

ESL Conversation Class - Fun with the American Accent…uh, which one??  ESL
Red Goldstein, Agape Baptist Church ESL

Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency Crosswalk  HSE
Wayne Crandall - TCALL-TRAIN PD

Reach Them to Keep Them: Recruitment and Persistence Training  ESL/HSE  (two-part session)
Wayne Crandall - TCALL-TRAIN PD

Lesson Planning ESL
Dr. Nikki Ashcraft, University of Missouri

Those Last Ten Minutes ESL
Dr. Nikki Ashcraft, University of Missouri

Finding the “Access Ramp” for Adult Students with Learning Disabilities: Insights and Resources ABE/HSE
Joan Grigsby, The Learning Center of North Texas

But What About the Kids?  ESL/ABE/HSE
Lester Meriwether & Friends (panel discussion)

Fun and Free Resources for Teachers and Students at the Public Library ESL/ABE/HSE
Library Panel – Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington Public Libraries

What Works BEST?  An overview of Project BEST and Student Success with the HiSET® Exam HSE
Kathryn B. Thompson