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Saturday, October 30
 

8:30am CDT

‼️🔔 TECH SUPPORT 🔔‼️
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Staff
avatar for HeeJae Chung

HeeJae Chung

Education Institute, Research Assistant, Texas State University


Saturday October 30, 2021 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT

9:00am CDT

Welcome & Keynote

Welcome to the Conference: Current Issues in Adult Education - Dean O'Malley
Learning During Pandemic Times: UtilizingVirtual Environments to Bring Us Together
- Dr. Larrotta

Speakers
avatar for Michael P. O'Malley, Ed.D

Michael P. O'Malley, Ed.D

Dean of College of Education, Texas State University
Dr. Michael O’Malley is Dean of College of Education and Professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology at Texas State University. He served as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile (2012-2013). His research interests include leadership for... Read More →
avatar for Clarena Larrotta, Ph.D.

Clarena Larrotta, Ph.D.

Education Institute, Director, Texas State University
Dr. Clarena Larrotta is Director of the Education Institute and Professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology at Texas State University. She teaches in the Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) Graduate Programs. Using... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT

9:35am CDT

Designing and Managing Literacy Programs: Basic Nuts and Bolts

ABSTRACT:
Are you developing or managing a literacy program? Presenter discusses a framework for (1) conducting needs assessment, (2) building relevant goals and objectives, (3) securing funding, (4) promoting services, and (5) creating ongoing evaluation to ensure success. Expect resources and recommendations for practice. Conference attendees will engage in active learning.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Miller Payne, Ed.D.

Emily Miller Payne, Ed.D.

Retired, Associate Professor of Development Education, Texas State University
Dr. Emily Payne is a retired associate professor of the graduate programs in developmental education at Texas State University. Since 1991, she has worked with adult and developmental education grant-funded projects.


Saturday October 30, 2021 9:35am - 10:30am CDT

9:35am CDT

Managing Technology and Kids: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World

ABSTRACT:
Through active participation, conference attendees will learn about advantages and risks of screen-time for children and adolescents. A model for preventing harms of screen-time and addressing the worries of parents and caregivers will empower families and those who support them to harness the benefits of technology while minimizing deleterious effects.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Lasser, Ph.D.

Jon Lasser, Ph.D.

Professor of School Psychology, Texas State University
Dr. Jon Lasser is Professor of School Psychology in the CLAS Department at Texas State University. He has cultivated a body of work that is unified by themes of ethics and social justice with applications for professional practice.


Saturday October 30, 2021 9:35am - 10:30am CDT

9:35am CDT

Literacy Development for Incarcerated Fathers

ABSTRACT:
This session will provide an increased understanding of incarcerated fathers and their efforts to increase their literacy skills. The presenter will discuss the curriculum she implemented as well as recommendations for practice. Conference attendees can expect narratives, examples of lessons, resources, and interaction.

Speakers
avatar for Norma Mercado

Norma Mercado

Family and Social Service Coordinator, Bastrop Independent School District, Texas
Norma Mercado is the Bastrop ISD Family and Social Service Coordinator. She has a master’s in Social Work and is currently a doctoral student in the Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) Program at Texas State University.


Saturday October 30, 2021 9:35am - 10:30am CDT

9:35am CDT

Mastering Academic Literacy: The New Frontier for Black Nontraditional Freshmen Students

ABSTRACT:
All college students should develop academic literacy and ability to gather, process, and produce new information. Presenter discusses findings from a qualitative study through four major themes: linguistic practice, relevancy, student support, and sound relationships. Participants will learn strategies to support the unique needs of Black nontraditional college freshmen students.

Speakers
avatar for Esther Pippins

Esther Pippins

Research Assistant & Ph.D. Student, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, Texas State University
Esther Pippins earned graduate degrees in Adult and Higher Education and English from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. She is a research assistant and doctoral student at the Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) Ph.D. Program. She is also a literacy tutor and adult learning... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 9:35am - 10:30am CDT

9:35am CDT

Strategies for Supporting Library Patrons into the Workforce

ABSTRACT:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment is at an all-time high. Public libraries provide free essential workforce development tools and resources to support library patrons' participation into the job market. Presenter explores barriers that adults face when entering the workforce as well as useful strategies for assisting older job hunters.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Chaney

Lauren Chaney

Research Assistant & Ph.D. Student, Adult Professional, and Community Education, Texas State University
Lauren Chaney is a research assistant and doctoral candidate in the Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) Program at Texas State University. She is also a literacy tutor and adult learning facilitator for nontraditional library patrons. Her research interests include... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 9:35am - 10:30am CDT

10:35am CDT

Diversity in Postsecondary Education: Challenges and Opportunities

ABSTRACT:
There is an ongoing need to prepare faculty, administrators, and policy makers to provide an educational experience that equips learners to thrive in an increasingly diverse society. Through dialogue, this presentation explores challenges we face and opportunities we have for learning together toward supporting diversity and inclusion in postsecondary education.

Speakers
avatar for Audwin L. Anderson, Ph.D.

Audwin L. Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of Diversity and Gender Studies, Texas State University
Dr. Audwin Anderson is Professor of Diversity and Gender Studies at Texas State University. He served as the director for the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies from 2013 to 2020.


Saturday October 30, 2021 10:35am - 11:30am CDT

10:35am CDT

Female Body Image, Cultural Identity, and COVID-19

ABSTRACT:
This presentation describes findings of a phenomenological study with a group of participants who self-identified as fluffy women of color. The presenter will examine experiences of women related to body image, cultural identity, and COVID-19. Expect to engage in an interactive discussion about challenges faced by women in 2021.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Hendrix, Ph.D.

Natalie Hendrix, Ph.D.

Social Services Program Manager, Travis County, TX
Dr. Natalie Hendrix has a PhD in Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) from Texas State University. She is currently Social Services Program Manager for Travis County, TX. Her research interests include female body image and cultural identity as well as self-image and... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 10:35am - 11:30am CDT

10:35am CDT

ESL for Professionals: A Model for Teaching Internationally Trained Professionals

ABSTRACT:
Presenters discuss the structure and components of the ESL for Professionals online class: the curriculum, syllabi, and a career counseling model to prepare adult learners with the tools necessary to enter or advance in the workforce. Expect to be engaged in conversation and obtain resources and ideas for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Angi Mudd

Angi Mudd

Adult Education Coordinator & Instructional Coach, Communication Action Inc. of Central Texas
Angela (Angi) Mudd is an Adult Education Coordinator, ESL instructor and Instructional Coach for Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas. She has worked with Community Action since 2004. She teaches ESL, ABE and Citizenship classes as well as provides instructional coaching for adult... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 10:35am - 11:30am CDT

10:35am CDT

GED to College: Transitioning Adult Learners to Postsecondary Education

ABSTRACT:
College bridge models for adult learners include academic and lifestyle support systems. Drawing on existent research and the presenter's expertise, this session examines critical elements to designing college bridge models based on best practices. Participants will engage in discussion to identify opportunities for transitioning adult learners to postsecondary education.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Helen Martinez, Ph.D.

Mary Helen Martinez, Ph.D.

Director of College & Career Readiness, Alamo Colleges District
Dr. Mary Helen Martinez is Director of College & Career Readiness at Alamo Colleges District across five community colleges facilitating developmental education; corequisite coursework; adult education; and student placement-Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) with Multiple... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 10:35am - 11:30am CDT

10:35am CDT

The Constructive Feedback Process with Adult Learners

ABSTRACT:
Feedback can be a powerful influence on learning. However, many find it difficult to both deliver and receive feedback given the emotional and motivational dynamics involved. Drawing from research on adult learners, the presenter discusses grounded theory and recent research on the constructive feedback process with implications for educational practice.

Speakers
avatar for Carlton Fong, Ph.D.

Carlton Fong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Developmental Education, Texas State University
Dr. Carlton Fong is Assistant Professor in the Developmental Education Graduate Programs at Texas State University. Dr. Fong’s research agenda examines the motivational, psychological, and instructional factors that influence success, achievement, and persistence in postsecondary... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 10:35am - 11:30am CDT

11:40am CDT

‼️🔔 LUNCH TIME 🔔‼️ MUSIC & TRIVIA 🎶✨

Join us while you eat your lunch!
We have music and fun trivia prepared for you.
The chatroom will be open throughout lunch time. 


Saturday October 30, 2021 11:40am - 12:30pm CDT

12:30pm CDT

💬 Networking Group 1: ESL & Literacy

We are excited that you are participating in this affinity group discussion! Select the group that is closest to your professional interest.

To start, please introduce yourselves. Next, use the scenario to keep the conversation going:
  • What is a successful teaching/learning strategy you have recently used teaching English/Literacy to adults? What made it successful?



Saturday October 30, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:30pm CDT

💬 Networking Group 2: Learner Transitions

We are excited that you are participating in this affinity group discussion! Select the group that is closest to your professional interest.

To start, please introduce yourselves. Next, use the scenario to keep the conversation going:
  • If you receive federal funding for 5 years to develop a program supporting learner transitions, what would that be? Please elaborate.




Saturday October 30, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:30pm CDT

💬 Networking Group 3: Diversity and Inclusion

We are excited that you are participating in this affinity group discussion! Select the group that is closest to your professional interest.

To start, please introduce yourselves. Next, use the scenario to keep the conversation going:
  • Describe a diversity and inclusion event you participated in recently. What was your role? What were the lessons learned? What is a need you see?




Saturday October 30, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:30pm CDT

💬 Networking Group 4: Advice for Practice

We are excited that you are participating in this affinity group discussion! Select the group that is closest to your professional interest.

To start, please introduce yourselves. Next, use the scenario to keep the conversation going:
  • How would you spend $100,000 USD to solve an educational issue related to leadership and mentoring?




Saturday October 30, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT

1:05pm CDT

Higher Education and Equitable Life-Long Learning in the Digital Era

ABSTRACT:
Major technologies can improve equity and efficacy through the recognition of diversity in higher education. In this sense, UNESCO calls to rethink and reshape higher education for an increasingly world complexity, life-long learning needs, and eco-system understanding. Participants will engage in reflection and conversation to imagine applicable solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Khalid Arar, Ph.D.

Khalid Arar, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, Texas State University
Dr. Khalid Arar is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy for the School Improvement Doctoral Program at Texas State University. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education (Routledge), and Regional Editor or Journal of Education Administration... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 1:05pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:05pm CDT

Realizing the Culturally Relevant Classroom for Adult Learning

ABSTRACT:
Adult classrooms are increasingly diverse requiring faculty and programs to create curriculum and environments where all students can learn and feel welcome. Presenter elaborates on how to navigate the relationship between culture and education to promote equitable and inclusive learning. Expect resources and practical applications for the adult learning classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Hernandez

Patricia Hernandez

Director of Adult Education, Alamo College District
Patricia Hernandez is the Director of Adult Education at Alamo College District. She is a doctoral candidate in Developmental Education at Texas State. She worked at Austin Community College for 21 years managing enrollment for GED and ESL programs, coordinating College Preparation... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 1:05pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:05pm CDT

Family Learning Through Family Memory Books: Life Stories of a Black American Family

ABSTRACT:
A tool for learning family history, cultivating values and relationships, and creating legacy; family memory books include photos, documents, newspaper clippings, and more. Presenter shares findings of an ethnographic study documenting the life stories of several generations in a Black American family. Expect dialogue, resources, and recommendations for practice.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Thornton

Kimberly Thornton

Director of Graduate Admissions, St. Mary's University
Kimberley Thornton is Director of Graduate Admissions at St. Mary’s University in Texas. She is a doctoral candidate in the APCE Program at Texas State University. Her research interests focus on life histories of Black American families through a Critical Race Theory lenses. She... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 1:05pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:05pm CDT

Weaving ESL and Civic Education Together for the Adult Learner

ABSTRACT:
Civic literacy and language education are both critical to adult immigrants' integration to their new host society. In this session, the presenter offers a framework in integrating civic literacy to the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Participants can expect dialogue, strategies, resources, and best practices for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Adversario, Ph.D.

Jan Adversario, Ph.D.

Adult Education Instructor, Austin Community College
Jan Adversario has a PhD in Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) from Texas State University. He currently works as a quality improvement project manager for a managed healthcare company in Austin, Texas. He is also an adult education instructor at Austin Community... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 1:05pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:05pm CDT

The Current Landscape of Developmental Education Policies and Reforms

ABSTRACT:
The presenters will cover recent state and systemwide developmental education policy and reforms occurring
throughout the United States. The focus is on how states are reforming the assessment, placement, instruction, and advisement of students deemed noncollege ready. Participants will discuss implications for students entering postsecondary education.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Hodges, Ph.D.

Russ Hodges, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Developmental Education, Texas State University
Dr. Russ Hodges is Associate Professor for the Graduate Programs in Developmental Education at Texas State University.
avatar for Jonathan Lollar

Jonathan Lollar

Research Assistant & Ph.D. Student in Development Education, Texas State University
Jonathan Lollar, M.A., has been employed at Texas State University since 2015. He served as a full-time instructor for the Department of Philosophy where he co-founded a learning support intervention pilot program at the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center in Texas. He holds an... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 1:05pm - 2:00pm CDT

2:05pm CDT

Critically Self-Reflective Leadership in Practice

ABSTRACT:
Different models of leadership (e.g., authoritarian, charismatic, transactional, servant) describe unique modes of communication and interaction between the leader and members of an organization. Modifying our interactions to fit the needs of the situation is crucial. Participants will engage in critical self-reflection to learn from experience and improve leadership practices.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Reardon, Ph.D.

Robert Reardon, Ph.D.

Retired, Associate Professor of Adult, Professional, and Community Education, Texas State University
Dr. Robert Reardon is a retired associate professor of the graduate program in Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE). His research interests include informal learning among skilled workers in chemical manufacturing and petrochemicals, STEM education in K-16, the relationships... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 2:05pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:05pm CDT

Nine Ways Practitioners Can Use Their Public Library

ABSTRACT:
Enrich your curriculum and your professional network by partnering with a public library. Libraries are a unique third space for fostering creative community connections, establishing collaborations, enhancing information literacy, promoting civic engagement, and fostering workforce development. Presenter shares innovative ways for educators to utilize library resources and enhance their practice.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Carter

Deborah Carter

Workforce Librarian, San Marcos Public Library
Deborah Carter has a Master of Library and Information Science from University of Texas-Austin and a Master of Arts in Adult Education from Texas State University. She currently serves the San Marcos Public Library as a workforce librarian. She is inspired to generate innovative... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 2:05pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:05pm CDT

Adult and Nontraditional College Students: The New Majority

ABSTRACT:
Adult and nontraditional learners constitute a large proportion of college students, especially in community
colleges. These learners face challenges juggling multiple roles and navigating learning environments designed for traditional students; they also bring many strengths. Presenter shares research on these learners as well as suggestions for teaching and advising them.

Speakers
avatar for Jovita Ross-Gordon, Ph.D.

Jovita Ross-Gordon, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emerita of Adult, Professional, and Community Education, Texas State University
Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon is Distinguished Professor Emerita of the graduate program in Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) at Texas State University. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.


Saturday October 30, 2021 2:05pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:05pm CDT

High School to College Transition for Latinx Youth: Reflection and Guiding Principles

ABSTRACT:
Presenters review the literature on high school-to-college transition for Latinx youth. They describe guiding
principles for implementation and reflect on their own program. Recommendations for researchers and
practitioners will be provided. Conference attendees will engage in active learning. Expect resources and
examples.

Speakers
avatar for David Schwarzer, Ph.D.

David Schwarzer, Ph.D.

Professor of Teaching and Learning, Montclair State University
Dr. David Schwarzer is Professor of Teaching and Learning at Montclair State University, NJ. He is Program Director for the Family Science and Human Development Doctoral Program. He is particularly interested in the role of monolingual teachers fostering transliteracy.
MC

Marco Cordova

Graduate Assistant for the Office of Hispanic Initiatives, Montclair State University
Marco Cordova is a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Hispanic Initiatives and a master’s student in Higher Education at Montclair.


Saturday October 30, 2021 2:05pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:05pm CDT

Parents as Learners: Supporting Parents to Accomplish Their Academic and Professional Goals

ABSTRACT:
Parents have personal goals and dreams! Intersecting parent's passion for school engagement and their
academic/professional goals is critical in designing an effective 2Gen model. Conference attendees will learn how a nonprofit utilized the strengths and resiliency of the parent community to support them in accomplishing their academic and professional goals.

Speakers
avatar for Perla Delgado, Ph.D.

Perla Delgado, Ph.D.

CEO/Executive Director, I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder Country
Dr. Perla Delgado has a PhD in Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) from Texas State University. Dr. Delgado is the CEO/Executive Director of the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County. She formerly served as the Director of the College Assistance Migrant Program... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 2:05pm - 3:00pm CDT

3:05pm CDT

Closing Remarks

Invitation to Re-Member, Re-frame- and Re-imagine: An Emerging Collective Vision for the Common Good - Dr. Guajardo


Speakers
avatar for Clarena Larrotta, Ph.D.

Clarena Larrotta, Ph.D.

Education Institute, Director, Texas State University
Dr. Clarena Larrotta is Director of the Education Institute and Professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology at Texas State University. She teaches in the Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) Graduate Programs. Using... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Guajardo, Ph.D.

Miguel Guajardo, Ph.D.

Professor in the Education and Community Leadership, Texas State University
Dr. Miguel Guajardo is Professor in the Education and Community Leadership Program and a member of the doctoral faculty in School Improvement at Texas State University. His research interests include issues of community building, community youth development, leadership development... Read More →


Saturday October 30, 2021 3:05pm - 3:30pm CDT
 
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