2018 Summer Symposium

June 17-20, 2018

Sundial, Sanibel, FL

The annual Florida Summer Symposium for Adult Education Administrators will be held from Sunday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Summer Symposium returns to the Sundial Hotel at Sanibel as an important forum for administrators to discuss critical issues related to educating adults, immigrant adults and WIOA. The symposium format allows participants ample opportunity to share ideas and develop solutions to the educational challenges of serving tomorrow’s diverse workforce.

Symposium Topics

Among the many vital topics to be addressed by state and national presenters, along with robust audience participation are:

  • Professional development – resources, webinars, workshops and trainings being offered by ACE of Florida and IPDAE.
  • National Spotlight – what is happening around the nation – what that means for Florida’s adult education programs.
  • Best Practices – round table discussion and sharing.
  • Issues from the field; Local topics; FL DOE updates – new initiatives, program requirements, funding, WIOA, Partnerships with CareerSource Boards, Unified Plan and Local Plans.
  • Immigration – overview of immigration reform and potential impact on adult education; Resettlement issues.
  • FL DOE Leadership activities – updates on how pathways-infused classes continue to meet students’ needs and boost programs’ success; Distance Learning.
  • Data – optimizing information to improve program delivery.