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PAACE Conference Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals will be open till October 10th.  Don't wait until the last minute to get your proposal in.  Submit your proposal now!



 Professional Development

Strengthen the Bridge to Effective Family Engagement by Rose Gioia-Fine

Starts: October 07, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Ends: October 07, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Participants will review the latest research on the powerful impact of meaningful family engagement on the literacy development of children. Effective strategies will be presented and participants will be encouraged to choose a strategy and commit to trying it out.

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Burlington English  

Starts: October 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Ends: October 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

“Looking for new ESL classroom activities for this new school year? Ones you can use to boost students' listening skills, and have a more interactive class? Then join us on Wednesday, September 17th, from 1:00PM to 2:00 PM and enjoy a very interactive time with Robert Breitbard, Director of Educational Partnerships with Burlington English, along with board members of PAACE, and your colleagues from around the state. Find new sources for creative classroom strategies, share your own gems if you like, and take part in what's sure to be a refreshing exchange of great ideas and best practices.”

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Integrating More Web Based Resources into Social Studies Instruction with Angela Kenes and Rachel Hanzes

Starts: October 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Ends: October 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

This presentation is designed as a follow up for anyone who attended the Integrating Web Based Resources into Social Studies session offered at COABE in March 2014 or participated in the webinar in late April 2014. A portion of the time will be allotted for participants to share how they have used these resources in their classrooms. We will then review some additional resources that may also be used with your students to address GED social studies related content. Participants will be provided with links to all the resources that are featured during this session. 

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Networks for Integrating New Americans with Silja Kallenbach and Andrea Nash

Starts: November 05, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Ends: November 05, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Adult ESOL programs have an important role to play in immigrant integration. This webinar will provide an overview and update of a new, national initiative, Networks for Integrating New Americans, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education. The goal of this initiative is to strengthen adult education programs’ ability to 1) improve immigrants’ access to effective and innovative English language programs; 2) support immigrants on the path to citizenship; and 3) support immigrants’ career development through training and education. The webinar will share promising practices and resources used by the initiative’s five participating networks. Presenters will also discuss how network science is being used to strengthen immigrants’ linguistic, economic, and civic integration.

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Integrating Technology into Adult Education Classrooms, Presented by: Kimberly Gavlick & Melanie Ferris

Starts: November 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ends: November 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Explore , experience, and gather technology lesson plan resources for use with learning differences, GED 2014 test takers, ESL learners and the learners who have or want to use mobile technology (iPads/smart phones)

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PCN Interview:  Adult Literacy Funding with Donald Block

Donald Block, Executive Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy  Council,  wants Pennsylvanians to know that there’s more to literacy than  reading and writing.  According to the 2010 census,  710,000 adults in  the state didn’t have a high school diploma.  Mr. Block and his colleagues  say a state funding trend over the last five years shows a fifty percent cut for  literacy.  Watch Don's PCN Interview here. 

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Four Good Reasons to become a PAACE Member


Every year, we stage a three-day annual conference for sharing latest developments in the field of adult education and networking with fellow adult educators. Members get discounted admission!


Be informed about major issues at the state and federal level impacting your program. Learn to educate your state and federal legislators on the importance of adult and family literacy.


Learn about PAACE's five divisions, reflective of our members main areas of interests.


Enjoy multiple resources to enhance your professional life. PAACE maintains a ListServ, providing updated information on PA literacy issues.



We provide leadership for adult and literacy education; promote the professionalization of the field through professional development; inform policy makers on behalf of membership and apprise all members of policy development.