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Tuesday, August 14
 

12:00pm

1:30pm

3:30pm

5:45pm

6:15pm

 
Wednesday, August 15
 

7:15am

8:15am

11:00am

12:00pm

12:30pm

12:45pm

1:45pm

2:00pm

CASAS Implementation Training - Part 1 (The Assessment Process) University B-Kelly InnStacy Everding • Marty Olsen What’s New at GED®? University A-Kelly InnSarita Parikh Edmentum Courseware: Introduction and Getting Started Whitney Lab-Civic CenterDaryl Vavrichek The World in Your Lobby Clarke Room-Civic CenterPatricia Fenrick What’s in Your Script: Why Immigrants Often Avoid Talking to Americans First American Room-Civic CenterEryn Killough • Alvin Killough Cementing Learning through ESL Engagement Techniques Weidner Room-Civic CenterMarcie Smith CCRS Crossfit! How to Integrate ELA & Math for the Ultimate Standards Workout Bell Room - Civic CenterCale Cripe Concurrent Session #1 TBA The Missing Key: Using Neuro-Mindset and Social Emotional Learning to Improve Student Resilience and Retention State Room-Kelly InnKristy Rooney Exploring Standard 3.NF.1: What does a fraction represent? Swisshelm Room-Civic CenterTom Kroeger Defining Program Quality in Minnesota ABE Thielman Room-Civic CenterJodi Versaw Morpheme Matrices Alexander Room-Civic CenterMarn Frank Implementing the Standards in Challenging Environments Congress/Senate Room-Kelly InnLaura Bjerk • Andrea Echelberger • Linda S Uscola The Growth Mindset Coach - Expanding the Power of Yet Mitchell Room-Civic CenterTheresa Luther-Dolan • Stephanie Sommers Northstar 2.0: Updating Digital Literacy Assessment for the Future Schilplin Lab-Civic CenterTom Cytron-Hysom Developmental Education Strategic Roadmap: Collaborate with Minnesota State Sunwood Room-Kelly InnJulie Dincau • Jessica Espinosa What's New at GED? University A-Kelly InnSarita Parikh

3:30pm

3:45pm

4:00pm

CASAS Implementation Training - Part 2 (Tools to Enhance Instruction) University B-Kelly InnStacy Everding • Marty Olsen Adult Diploma Options for Local ABE Programs: Adult Secondary Credential 101 Clarke Room-Civic CenterBrad Hasskamp Edmentum Courseware: Existing/Advanced User Group Whitney Lab-Civic CenterDaryl Vavrichek Depression and Suicide Prevention: Promoting Hope, Problem Solving and Resiliency First American Room-Civic CenterWendy Sweeney Gender Inclusivity, Social Change, and Algebra Mitchell Room-Civic CenterCaroline Nerhus New NRS Functioning Levels for ESL: They’re Not Just a Job; They’re an Adventure! Congress/Senate Room-Kelly InnPatsy Egan • Lia Olson Pronunciation Tool Box Weidner Room-Civic CenterMarcie Smith Concurrent Session #2 TBA Don’t Get Lost - Get Navigators! Start Setting Up a Volunteer Navigator Program Today Thielman Room-Civic CenterCathy Grady • Theresa Sladek Free GED Testing for Students - An Innovative Approach Sunwood Room-Kelly InnShari Brunes • Kelly Magnuson Critical Thinking for All Learners University A-Kelly InnAdam Kuehnel Teaching Writing with Middle Level Students State Room-Kelly InnPaula Freiermuth Rearview Mirror: Reflections on Integrating Northstar and Implementing Distance Learning Swisshelm Room-Civic CenterKathleen Moriarty • Kaitlyn Schmaltz • Grace Stewart • Devin Tomczik • Maddy Trenholm Mathematics Technology (Desmos) Schilplin Lab-Civic CenterAndy Albee Collaboration + Innovation = Success Bell Room - Civic CenterEriann Faris • Michelle Noriega • Dawn Regnier • Pat Thomas

5:30pm

6:30pm

8:00pm

 
Thursday, August 16
 

6:15am

7:30am

8:30am

9:30am

ABE Accountability 101: The Revised WIOA Version University A-Kelly InnBrad Hasskamp • Jenny Schlukebier • Todd Wagner • Heather Williams TABE Implementation Training - Part 1 Congress/Senate Room-Kelly InnDave Haugen • Linda Keller GED RLA Professional Development for Educators Weidner Room-Civic CenterThomas Ross How Adult Brains Learn Language University B-Kelly InnAndrea Echelberger TPR - A Powerful Tool to Teach English to Adult Learners First American Room-Civic CenterMarcie Smith Concurrent Session #3 TBA Minnesota’s Response to Victims of Labor Trafficking Clarke Room-Civic CenterMadeline Lohman Public Policy and Legislation in a Time of Change: Where are we, and where do we want to go? State Room-Kelly InnTom Cytron-Hysom • Eric Nesheim • Karen Wolters Yikes, My Students are Escaping Math! Thielman Room-Civic CenterJill Carlson • Terri Ferris Free GED Testing for Students - An Innovative Approach Alexander Room-Civic CenterShari Brunes • Kelly Magnuson Free Resources for Program-Based Professional Development Edelbrock Room-Civic CenterKristine Kelly • Astrid Liden • Rob Podlasek One Room Schoolhouse Superheroes Share Their Superpowers Sunwood Room-Kelly InnKristen Herndon Beyond the Blue Book: Unpack, Prioritize, and Align Programming to CCRS Bell Room - Civic CenterDJ Dahl • Lia Olson • Renada Rutmanis • Clarity Wyland Mathematics Technology (Geogebra) Schilplin Lab-Civic CenterAndy Albee Creating Career Pathways for Adult Learners Within Our Own School Districts Swisshelm Room-Civic CenterElizabeth Andress • Karen Gerdin • Sarah Hoggard • Emily Watts MCIS Mini Workshop Whitney Lab-Civic CenterBeth Haukebo • Dorothy Wolf

10:30am

11:15am

Next Generation Accuplacer and Adult Education on Campus University B-Kelly InnJody Greniger TABE Implementation Training - Part 2 Congress/Senate Room-Kelly InnDave Haugen • Linda Keller Ask GED® Anything! First American Room-Civic CenterJim Afdahl • Vicki Greene • Randy Trask Distance Learning for Adult Diploma Using Plato Custom Courses Whitney Lab-Civic CenterPaula Freiermuth An Overview of Racial Equity Action in Minnesota ABE Weidner Room-Civic CenterJodi Versaw Concurrent Session #4 TBA Easy Science Experiments for Your Non-Lab Classroom Sunwood Room-Kelly InnKerin Hanson Map It Out! Tools for Program and Individual Professional Development Planning Edelbrock Room-Civic CenterPatsy Egan • Astrid Liden • Tammy Schatz Navigating for Navigators - Coming Together to Share Best Practices Bell Room - Civic CenterTonya Roth • Theresa Sladek PEP: What Is It and Why Should You Use It? Mitchell Room-Civic CenterAngie Blackstad • Mary Kate Lewis Piroso What does it mean to multiply? Why 4x5 is not the same as 5x4 Alexander Room-Civic CenterTom Kroeger Better Together: Tips for Building Partnerships with Your Local Library Thielman Room-Civic CenterJulie Dincau • Emily Kissane • Rebecca Ryan Best Practices for Successful Curriculum Implementation University A-Kelly InnMargo Hernandez Rainwater Flip Out for Flipgrid! Schilplin Lab-Civic CenterSusan Wetenkamp-Brandt Connecting ABE Students with Employment Resources Swisshelm Room-Civic CenterIrene Connors • Thomas Reese Successful Bridge Programs: Learn From Our Successes and Other Trials State Room-Kelly InnRonald (Ron) Fleischmann • Katherine (Kati) Sump, PhD

12:00pm

1:15pm

2:15pm

Critical Issues in Assessment - The New Tests Congress/Senate Room-Kelly InnDave Haugen • Linda Keller • Marty Olsen Bridging English Language Learners to GED Test Prep: Strategies for GED Success Sunwood Room-Kelly InnLia Olson Edmentum Courseware: Introduction and Getting Started (reprise) Bell Room - Civic CenterDaryl Vavrichek New GED Distance Learning Tools - GED Flash and GED Live University A-Kelly InnJim Afdahl • Sarita Parikh 11 Step Plan to Creating Your Own Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Alexander Room-Civic CenterMinnesota Literacy Council • JennaRose Dahl Facilitating Student Voice: Mankato ABE Addresses Racial Equity with an Active Student Council Edelbrock Room-Civic CenterClarice Esslinger Night Right Light: Incorporating Rhyme and other Alphabetics for Pre-Beginning Adult ESL University B-Kelly InnAndrea Echelberger • Mya Shaftel Concurrent Session #5 TBA Creating a Strong Classroom Community: Classroom Management Tips that Work for Adult ESL and GED Classrooms Weidner Room-Civic CenterAndrew Fyten • Leah Hauge It’s Fr...action Packed! Making Sense of Multiplication & Division Involving Fractions First American Room-Civic CenterAbby Roza • Rebecca Strom Managers Roundtable Thielman Room-Civic CenterJill Rivard Using Benchmarks in SID Whitney Lab-Civic CenterJenny Schlukebier Featuring Reading Fluency! State Room-Kelly InnTerrisa Fisher • Marn Frank Moving Your Instruction 4ward with ACES: 4 Ways to Reconnect with ACES/TIF Mitchell Room-Civic CenterStephanie Sommers • Heather Turngren Go Open! Finding Open Educational Resources for Your Classroom Schilplin Lab-Civic CenterSusan Wetenkamp-Brandt Advocating with Employers for Inclusive Hiring Practices around High School Diplomas Clarke Room-Civic CenterJodi Versaw Partnering with Workforce to Build Strong Adult Career Pathway Programs Swisshelm Room-Civic CenterElizabeth Andress • Chris Dahlke • Penny Jahnke • Kellie McGowan • Alison Wilcox • Karen Wolters

4:00pm

5:00pm

6:30pm

8:00pm

 
Friday, August 17
 

7:30am

8:15am

8:30am

9:15am

Critical Issues in Assessment - The New Tests Congress/Senate Room-Kelly InnDave Haugen • Linda Keller • Marty Olsen SID Hot Topics and Q&A Whitney Lab-Civic CenterJenny Schlukebier “Underwater Standards Weaving” - Working Together to Achieve the Secondary Credential Sunwood Room-Kelly InnAhmed Adam • Vicki Lambert • Chelsey Tulgren • Jon Weiss My Liberation is Bound Up in Yours: Connecting Teacher and Student Stability in ABE First American Room-Civic CenterKristin Klas What’s in Your Script: Why Immigrants Often Avoid Talking to Americans Mitchell Room-Civic CenterEryn Killough • Alvin Killough ABCDE - It’s Not Just ABE Anymore! University B-Kelly InnTheresa Luther-Dolan • Nancy Rosman Concurrent Session #6 TBA TBI in the ABE Classroom: What Educators Need to Know about Students with TBI (reprise) Swisshelm Room-Civic CenterManfred Tatzmann Playing (Math) Games with CCRS Weidner Room-Civic CenterAmber Delliger • Rob Podlasek ABE & DVSA: Collaborating with Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Bell Room - Civic CenterSarah Hoggard • Steph Ritenour ABE Policy Talk: Your Feedback Needed! Thielman Room-Civic CenterBrad Hasskamp Building Relationships with Community Partners State Room-Kelly InnBrooke Dirtzu Pack Your ParaPro (or Other) Course Full of Standards! Alexander Room-Civic CenterCaroline Nerhus We’re Speaking Your Language (Standards)! University A-Kelly InnKristine Kelly Getting Started with Google Sites Schilplin Lab-Civic CenterKarla Vien

11:00am

Reading Skills for Today’s Adults Transformed into Marshall Adult Literacy Whitney Lab-Civic CenterPat Thomas Critical Inquiry-Based Approaches to Family Literacy Thielman Room-Civic CenterKarla Krause • Margaret Trott The U.S. Naturalization Test: Teaching Objectives Weidner Room-Civic CenterDomminick McParland Tools to Help the Refugee Learner Sunwood Room-Kelly InnShawn Chakrabarti 39 Days, 6 Content Areas, 3 Distinct Populations - One Teacher’s Method to Avoid Going Crazy! Swisshelm Room-Civic CenterJudi Needham Concurrent Session #7 TBA Learning Express Library: A Technology Resource for ABE Schilplin Lab-Civic CenterBeth Staats Numeracy Film Festival: Volume III University B-Kelly InnKerin Hanson Understanding Integrated Education and Training State Room-Kelly InnJulie Dincau Techniques to Enable Self-Directed Learning University A-Kelly InnAndrea Echelberger • George Schooley Adult Basic Educators’ Descriptions of Standards Implementation and Its Influence on Cognitive Rigor: Dissertation Results Alexander Room-Civic CenterLia Olson Exploring the G Suite: Google Tools Congress/Senate Room-Kelly InnJason Brazier Find Your Tweeps: Using Twitter for Professional Development Mitchell Room-Civic CenterAmber Delliger • Abby Roza • Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt Designing Courses for Career Pathways: Resources, Tools, and Advice Bell Room - Civic CenterElizabeth Andress • Melissa Grosz • Jamie Kreil • Cindy Secord Education + Rehabilitation = Success After High School First American Room-Civic CenterSheila Koenig