American Institutes for Research Experts to Present at Annual Adult Education Conference

Washington, D.C. – Researchers from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present at the annual Commission on Adult Basic Education conference (COABE) in San Francisco, April 17 – 20.  More than 1,300 people will attend the conference, which provides professional development opportunities for adult education professionals.

AIR’s Mariann Fedele-McLeod and Jacques LaCour, project leaders on AIR’s California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO), are providing leadership in the overall concept and design of the conference, whose theme is Literacy to Work: Adult Education for a Global Economy

 AIR's research and expertise in adult education instruction and literacy, professional development, program management, and policy will be highlighted through multiple presentations and sessions. Several AIR researchers will be leading featured workshops as well as offering workshops and presentations in a number of other professional development strands.

Sunday, April 17

Leveraging Social Media for Grassroots Advocacy
AIR Presenter:
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Principal Researcher and President of the National Coalition for Literacy


Monday, April 18

21st Century Skills and Knowledge
AIR Moderator:
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Principal Researcher and President of the National Coalition for Literacy
AIR Discussants:
Mariann Fedele-McLeod, Principal Researcher and Director, CALPRO,
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Principal Researcher and President of the National Coalition for Literacy

A Learner-centered System
AIR Moderator:
Jacques LaCour, Sr. Research Analyst, CALPRO

21st Century Professional Development: Harnessing Technology to Advance Educators’ Content Knowledge
AIR Presenter:
Catherine Green, Research Analyst, CALPRO

What Women Learners Need: Bread and Roses
AIR Presenter:
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Principal Researcher and President of the National Coalition for Literacy

CALPRO Professional Development Partners
AIR Organizer:
Mariann Fedele-McLeod, Principal Researcher  and Director, CALPRO

Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers: Presentation to Recognize the Recipient of the AALPD “Partner in Excellence”Award
AIR Presenter:
Mariann Fedele-McLeod, Principal Researcher and Director, CALPRO


Tuesday, April 19

Public Policy Panel
AIR Panelists:
Mary Ann Corley, Ph.D., Principal Research Analyst and TEAL Project Director
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Principal Researcher and President of the National Coalition for Literacy

Successful Advocacy at the Federal Level
AIR Presenters:
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Principal Researcher and President of the National Coalition for Literacy

Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL)
AIR Presenters:
Mary Ann Corley, Principal Research Analyst
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Principal Researcher and President of the National Coalition for Literacy


Wednesday, April 20

What New Instructors Need: Tell Us!
AIR Presenters:
Mary Ann Corley, Principal Research Analyst

How Professional Development Can Make or Break Learner-Centeredness in Your Program

AIR Presenter:
Jacques LaCour, Sr. Research Analyst, CALPRO

Explicit Instruction:  What is it and is it effective for my students?
AIR Presenter:
Amy Park, Research Analyst, CALPRO

Wrap-up of Learner-centered Discussion
AIR Presenters:
Mary Ann Corley, Principal Research Analyst
Jacques LaCour, Sr. Research Analyst, CALPRO

Wrap-up of 21st Century Skills and Knowledge
AIR Presenters:
Mariann Fedele-McLeod, Principal Researcher and Director, CALPRO


About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.

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