Mountain Plains

Adult Education Association

Please contact Michelle Chiles at michellechiles@coabe.org 
to get access to the MPAEA/AALL Conference recordings.



MPAEA/AALL 2022 Conference Schedule
All times are listed in Phoenix, AZ time

Please note: Schedule may be subject to change

Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe

1600 South 52nd Street. Tempe, AZ 85281. 480-967-6600

Rio Salado College Conference Center

2323 West 14th Street. Tempe, AZ 85281

Vendor/Presenter Check-in



Wednesday eve,
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M

At Rio Salado College Conference Center


Presenter and Attendee Check-In


Wednesday eve,
4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M

At Sheraton Hotel

Thursday and Friday,
7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

At Sheraton Hotel

Thursday and Friday,
9:15 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

At Rio Salado College Conference Center

Saturday,
7:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

At Rio Salado College Conference Center

Thursday, April 28


7:00 A.M. - 7:50 A.M.

Breakfast Provided at the Sheraton Hotel provided

8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

Welcome and Opening Session at Sheraton Hotel

Katy Brown , AALL President
Tammie Hickey , MPAEA President
Sheryl Hart,  Deputy Associate Superintendent, AZ Department of Education-Adult Education
Flag Ceremony

Keynote Speaker:
Kate Kinder, State Strategies Director (West), National Skills Coalition Collaborating to Create an Inclusive Economic Recovery


Vendor Highlights


Transition to Rio Salado College / Snack Break Provided

Thursday, April 28, 9:35 A.M. - 10:25 A.M.


Session 1 at Rio Salado College

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.


Yellow/Brown CC

Student Voice, Identity and Social Context

- In-Person & Virtual Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 A.M.    

  • Melany Coates, University of Arizona College of Education, Sunnyside Unified School District

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Blue/Orange CC

Prepare Today's Students for the Demands of WIOA, IET, and IELCE  

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 A.M.  

  • Stephanie Bulgrin, Customer Manager, Burlington English Inc.

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Red/Green CC

PREA in the Prison Classroom

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 A.M.  

- Virtual Presenter -

  • Michele Buday-Murray, ABE Instructor/PREA Compliance Manager, Wyoming Dept of corrections

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Accelerating & Optimizing Career Pathways for English Language Learners

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 A.M.  

- In-Person & Virtual Presenter -

  • Tadd Wamester, Director, Partnerships, EnGen

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Room 515 Tower

Why Should I Learn This Anyway?: Motivating Learners with Contextualization

- Virtual Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 A.M.  

  • Sarah Wilkins, Director of Adult Education and Workforce Training, KET (Kentucky Educational Television)

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Upstairs-North CC

The Best of Both Worlds: Developing an Effective HyFlex Model

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 A.M.  

- Virtual Presenter -

  • Nathan Rearden, Director, Adult Education Faculty & Instruction, Triton College


Lunch Provided at Rio Salado College

Thursday, April 28, 11:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.


Session 2 at Rio Salado College

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

The HISET Exam-2022

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Adam Springwater, Sr. Client Relations Manager, HiSET, PSI

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Blue/Orange CC

Building Career Pathways Systems by Harnessing SNAP E & T

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Kate Kinder, State Strategies Director (West), National Skills Coalition

1:00 P.M. - 2:15  P.M.

Red/Green CC

TABE Workforce Readiness - A New Reporting Suite that Aligns to Workforce

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Michael Johnson, National Director - TABE, Data Recognition Corp.

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Volunteer Tutor Training in Changing Times:Adapting to a Virtual World

- Virtual Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Joanne Telser-Frère, Director of Program Development, Literacy Chicago

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Room 515 Tower

Beyond Decolonization: Implementing Indigeneity

- Virtual Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Rowdy Duncan, Communication Faculty Phoenix College, JEDI Consultant/Speaker/Trainer/Facilitator (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Upstairs-North CC

Exploring the Literacy and Numeracy Skills of Adults in Your Area

- Virtual Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Emily Pawlowski, Research Associate, American Institutes for Research


Snack Break Provided at Rio Salado College

Thursday, April 28, 2:15 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.


Session 3 at Rio Salado College

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

ProTips from the Hyflexin' Hipster: Hyflexin' Before It Was Cool

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 2:45 P.M.
 

  • Julie Baumgartner, ABE Instructional Leader, Coconino Community College

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Blue/Orange CC

Nevada Program Approaches to Increasing Measurable Skill Gain

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Nancy Olsen, Adult Education Programs Supervisor WIOA Title II State Director, Office of Career Readiness, Adult Learning & Education Options Nevada Department of Education

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Red/Green CC

Teachers Sharing Skills and Knowledge: A Collaborative Workshop on Reading

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Mark Frederick, Instructional Specialist / Instructor, Yavapai College

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Enhancing English Language Instruction While Building Digital Literacy

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Rebecca Eller-Molitas, ​​ Adult Education Consultant (and ESL faculty), New Readers Press (ProLiteracy's publishing division)

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Room 515 Tower

Boosting Workforce Development through IET’s

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Elizabeth "E" Cole, Director, Outreach & Partnerships, Rio Salado College
  • Jennifer Shaffer, Instructional Services Manager, Rio Salado College  

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Upstairs-North CC

Focus on the Teaching Skills That Matter

- In-Person Presenter -

Thursday, April 28 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Beverly Wilson, Director of Professional Learning, AZ Department of Education-Adult Education


Transition to Sheraton Hotel

Thursday, April 28, 4:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.

President's Reception at Sheraton Hotel (By Invitation Only)

Thursday, April 28, 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.


Friday, April 29


7:00 A.M. - 7:50 A.M.

Breakfast Provided at the Sheraton Hotel

8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

Welcome:

Katy Brown, AALL President
Tammie Hickey , MPAEA President

Vendor Highlights

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Schutten, ASE Instructor, Western Wyoming Community College, The Roses of Success.

Vendor Highlights


Announcements


Transition to Rio Salado College / Snack Break Provided

Friday, April 29, 9:35 A.M. - 10:25 A.M.


Session 4 at Rio Salado College

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

Dealing with Neuro-Diversity in the Classroom

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 10:30 A.M.

  • Jim Sizemore, Engineering Faculty, Mesa Community College

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Blue/Orange CC

The No Wrong Door Approach - From Marketing to Registration

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 10:30 A.M.

  • Elizabeth "E" Cole, Director, Outreach & Partnerships, Rio Salado College
  • Andrea Vazquez, Program Manager, Rio Salado College
  • Nikki Zimmerman, Workforce Development Supervisor, Rio Salado College
  • Michael Benvin, Student Services Manager, Rio Salado College, MPAEA

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Red/Green CC

Grow, Create, Reflect Using Digital Portfolios

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 10:30 A.M.

  • Marilyn Anderson, Blended and Virtual Learning Specialist, Arizona Department of Education- Adult Education Services

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Learn to Utilize Free Tools and Resources to Prepare Students to Pass the GED Test

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 10:30 A.M.

  • Liz Lanphear, State Relationship Manager, GED Testing Service

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Room 515 Tower

Creating Technical Pathways in a Correctional Facility

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 10:30 A.M.

  • Andrew Peterson, Director/Principal, Central Utah Academy

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Upstairs-North CC

The Interactive Student Educational Plan: Use Tests to Assign Practice

- Virtual Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 10:30 A.M.

  • Curtis Ward, Lead Instructor and Data Coordinator, Southern Crescent Technical College


Lunch Provided at Rio Salado College

Friday, April 29, 11:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.


Session 5 at Rio Salado College

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

Developing a Foundation for Adult Economics Wellbeing

- In-Person & Virtual Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 12:45 P.M.
 

  • Michael Elonge, Extension Educator, University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Extension

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Blue/Orange CC

ACT Career Readiness Certificate to Improve Student Outcomes

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Jenn McMahon, ACT Workforce Solutions, ACT Inc., Office of Career Readiness/Nevada Department of Education.

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Red/Green CC

Take Your Distance Education Offerings to the Next Level

Friday, April 29 at 12:45 P.M.

- Virtual Presenter -

  • Charlie Weeks, Director of Client Success, Essential Education

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Engaging Your Googles!

- Virtual Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Melinda Holt, ​​ PS II Technology Integration & Training, OTAN | SCOE

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Room 515 Tower

Explore the Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library

- Virtual Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 12:45 P.M.

  • Sandy Goodman, Director, National College Transition Network, World Education Inc.

 

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M..

Upstairs-North CC

Myriad Ways of Teaching Hybrid Classes for Adult Students

- Virtual Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 12:45 P.M.  

  • Sarah Siddiq, Blended Learning Coordinator, Queens Public Library


Snack Break Provided at Rio Salado College

Friday, April 29, 2:15 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.


Session 6 at Rio Salado College

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

Increasing Rigor for Adult English Language Learners with ESL Pro

Strategies

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 2:45 P.M.
 

  • Dr. Tasha Nelson, Instructor Senior, Rio Salado College

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Blue/Orange CC

Successful Transitions to Community College for Refugee Background Youth

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Trevi Hardy, ESL and Career Pathways Program Manager, College of Western Idaho

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Red/Green CC

Democratization of Technology: The Power of Technology in Everyone’s Hands

- In-Person Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Jesus Love, Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Empowering Marginalized Learners with a Representative Approach

- Virtual Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Lindsay Messoline, ​​ HSE Instructor and Director of Collaborative Voices Initiative, Collaborative Voices Initiative

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Room 515 Tower

NEDP: Pathway to a High School Diploma

- Virtual Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 2:45 P.M.

 

  • Margaret Kirkpatrick, NEDP Director, CASAS

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Upstairs-North CC

The FREE Online USA Learns Citizenship Course + What's New?

- Virtual Presenter -

Friday, April 29 at 2:45 P.M.    

  • Andrea Willis, Director, USA Learns / Internet and Media Services, Sacramento County Office of Education


Transition to Sheraton Hotel

Friday, April 29, 4:00 P.M. - 4:55 P.M.

MPAEA / AALL Awards Ceremony at Sheraton Hotel

Friday, April 29, 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.  

Social Hour at Sheraton Hotel

Friday, April 29, 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.  


Saturday, April 30


We welcome you to join us at Rio Salado College

Breakfast Provided at Rio Salado College

Friday, April 29, 7:45 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.  



Session 7 at Rio Salado College

9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

The Adult Side of Dyslexia

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 A.M.

  • Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Co-owner, Dyslexia Training Institute

9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Blue/Orange CC

Social Pedagogy as the Future of Learning

- In-Person & Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 A.M.

  • Dana Keller, ELA Instructor at Friendly House, Social Pedagogy

Association

9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Red/Green CC

Using Student-Centered Focus Groups to Improve Academic Success

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 A.M.

  • Nichole Escobedo, Title V Project Director, Phoenix College

9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Differentiation makes a Difference: Supporting Students at all Stages

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 A.M.

  • JennaRose Dahl, Customer Manager, Burlington English Inc.

9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Room 515 Tower

Adult New Readers: Free Online Resources for Teachers, Tutors and Learners*

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 A.M.

  • Kathy St. John, Adult New Reader Project Manager/ Adult Literacy Consultant/ LINCS National Trainer, Independent Consultant

9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Upstairs-North CC

Geaux Fluent: An Unforgettable ESL Learning Experience

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 A.M.

  • Dr. Tranell E. Barton, Adjunct Faculty, Delgado Community College


Snack Break Provided at Rio Salado College

Saturday, April 30, 10:15 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.


Session 8 at Rio Salado College

10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

Hybrid Isn't Just for Cars - It's for Classrooms

- In-Person & Virtual Presenter -

- In-Person & Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 10:45 A.M.

  • Michelle Schutten, ASE Instructor, Western Wyoming Community College

10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Blue/Orange CC

Fostering Resilience & Well-Being for Academic Success*

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 10:45 A.M.

  • Dr. Thomas Rojo Aubrey, Director of Behavioral Health Sciences, Glendale Community College

10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Red/Green CC

Blended Learning with Aztec Software, Steck-Vaughn, and Paxen Publishing*

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 10:45 A.M.

  • Mitch Rosin, National Consultant, Aztec Software

10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M .

Upstairs-South CC

Teaching Climate Change for Empowerment

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 10:45 A.M.

  • Donya Meggs, Instructor, Pima Community College ABECC (Adult Basic Education for College and Career)

10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Room 515 Tower

Bridging the G.A.P. from Generation to Generation A Collaborative Approach

- In-Person & Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 10:45 A.M.

  • Dr. James Tucker, GED Facilitator, Rio Salado Downtown

10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Upstairs-North CC

Real World Data Driven Lessons Utilizing Technology to Increase Engagement

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 10:45 A.M.

  • Dr. Charles Collingwood, Math Teacher, Department Chair, University of Arizona Borderlands Education Center


Lunch Provided at Rio Salado College

Saturday, April 30, 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.


Session 9 at Rio Salado College

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

Dyslexia for a Day

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 P.M.  
 

  • Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Co-owner, Dyslexia Training Institute

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Blue/Orange CC

RAFT - Using Technology to Connect Students to Community Resources

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 P.M.

  • Stephanie Ray, Executive Director, ARIZONA@WORK Northeastern Arizona

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Red/Green CC

Collaborations that Ease College Transition

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 P.M.  

  • Terri Rowenhorst, Director of Community Engagement , The NROC Project

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Applied Digital Skills Using Google

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 P.M.  

  • Melinda Holt, ​​ PS II Technology Integration & Training, OTAN | SCOE

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Room 515 Tower

Differentiated Instruction: Increasing Learners’ Engagement and Success

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 P.M.

  • Teddy Edouard, Systems and Learning Coach, Coaching For Better Learning

1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Upstairs-North CC

Why Pronouns Matter

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 P.M.    

  • Dr. Tasha Nelson, Instructor Senior, Rio Salado College


Snack Break Provided at Rio Salado College

Saturday, April 30, 2:15 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.


Session 10 at Rio Salado College

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Yellow/Brown CC

A Teacher's Dozen: Activities to Engage Your Learners

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 2:45 P.M.

​​

  • Stephanie Bulgrin, Customer Manager, Burlington English Inc.

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Blue/Orange CC

Standards In Action - The Gettysburg Address

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 2:45 P.M.
 

  • Staci Snow, Professional Learning Specialist, Arizona Department of Education

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Red/Green CC

Digital Skills as a Pathway to Computer Science

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Sarah Strickley, ESOL/IET Instructor, College of Western Idaho

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Upstairs-South CC

Everyday Wellness: Understanding and Integrating Wellness Practices

- Virtual Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Rachel Koch, IBEST Instructor, Pima Community College
  • Marlaina Larsen Thorslev, GED and ELAA instructor, Friendly House

2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Room 515 Tower

Future Proofing Learners with Digital Literacy Skills

- In-Person Presenter -

Saturday, April 30 at 2:45 P.M.

  • Jill Downs,   Account Manager, Paradigm Education Solutions

Thank you for attending the 2022 MPAEA/ALL Regional Hybrid Conference.  We do offer a conference evaluation for conference attendees at the close of the conference that will be emailed to you. After completion of the evaluation you will receive a certificate of attendance for professional development use.

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