November 28, 2016

West Texas Symposium

Details

May 10th & 11th, 2018
Ysleta Community Learning Center
121 Padres Dr, El Paso, TX 79907

Hosted in partnership with Far West Adult Education Consortium

Thursday, May 10th Session Topics

 

10:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Engaging Volunteers in your Program - Martin Loa

Participants will engage in activates to help recruit, retain and engage volunteers in their programs.

GED Math - Making Math Real - Anthony Chan

Teachers will learn strategies of how to help dispel their students' fear of math and ultimately build their confidence and enhance their math performance. These strategies will help students discover math principles that can be used in their everyday lives.

Future US Citizens are Coming to your Class - Federico Salas-Isnardi

During this workshop, participants will review the components of the Naturalization Test (Oral Interview, Reading, Writing, and Civics questions, learn how the test is scored, and review instructional resources that can be used to teach citizenship classes leading to the Naturalization Test.

 

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM

Building and Expanding Employer Partnerships:  Raising Adult Literacy Rates and Preparing Adults for the Future - Martin Loa

Participants will engage in interactive activities and discuss how to partner with local employers to help improve literacy in the community.

Mexican Consulate Services - Maritza Delgado

Those in attendance will learn about what the Mexican Consulate is and who it serves

Integrating Employability Skills - Irene Ramos

Successful careers are built on solid personal and interpersonal skills. Defining, measuring, and building these skills— even naming them— can be challenging. In this training participants will be introduced to the Federal Employability skill standards. This training explores:  What employability skills are; why are they important; and, most importantly, how we can address these skills in the Adult Education classroom.

 

2:30 PM – 3:50 PM

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Maria Ramirez

Learn about online tools and resources offered, review the various paths and processes an applicant can take to apply for the benefits offered, and learn tips based on common mistakes or misinformation.

Low Literacy - Irene Ramos

In this training, participants will gain knowledge and share ideas needed to accommodate low-literacy levels, such as incorporating the use of pictures, environmental print, survival speak, and adapting teaching and evaluation materials to simplify wording and improve the readability levels. Participants will experience how to help students "grow from what the students already know" (but don't know they know)!

 

Friday, May 11th Session Topics

 

9:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Building and Expanding Employer Partnerships:  Raising Adult Literacy Rates and Preparing Adults for the Future - Martin Loa

Participants will engage in interactive activities and discuss how to partner with local employers to help improve literacy in the community.

Workforce 101 - Sergio Alfaro

This is an overview of the service delivery and programs offered by the Texas Workforce Solutions in the Borderplex Region.  Participants will identify ways adult learners can benefit from its services and eligibility criteria.

Using prompts and creative writing to encourage your students to write - Andres Muro

In this interactive presentation, teachers will discover how to use prompts and student creativity to generate text that can be used to inspire students to write poetry and prose. The presenter will also demonstrate how student generated text can be used to teach grammar.  The presentation will benefit ESL, literacy, and GED instructors, as it covers multiple levels.

 

10:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Engaging Volunteers in your Program - Martin Loa

Participants will engage in activates to help recruit, retain and engage volunteers in their programs.

Reclaiming the Immigration Narrative: Strategies that Work - Federico Salas-Isnardi

Attendees will learn research-based messaging and framing strategies to counter the prevailing narrative in your communities, while being armed with local immigration data that refute the myths.

GED Math - Making Math Real - Anthony Chan

Teachers will learn strategies of how to help dispel their students' fear of math and ultimately build their confidence and enhance their math performance. These strategies will help students discover math principles that can be used in their everday lives.

 

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM

FWAEC Strand - Armando Flores, Liz Moya, and Mary Jo Ochoa

This is an introductory presentation on 2018-19 initiatives under the proposed RFP.  Discussion topics will define and provide examples of educational outcomes, orientation components, and delivery of instruction expectations as they apply to the Consortium.

Registration

Registration is free! Just follow instructions below:

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