Spring 2019 Executive Director’s Perspective

Happy New Year!  I can’t believe how fast these first three months of 2019 are flying by!  Much has been going on at the ACE office since the December holidays.  The New Year brought meetings with new and returning legislative representatives, planning the Best Practices Round-up and scheduling professional development trainings around the state. The…

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2019 Spring President’s Message

ACE Corrals a Successful Best Practices Round Up On behalf of the ACE of Florida Board of Directors and the ACE Office, I want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s outstanding Best Practices Round Up.  I think it was one of our best ever and a great way to say “goodbye” to River…

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2019 Spring Legislative Update

While the 2019 Legislative Session formally kicked-off March 5th, members of your ACE Board of Directors’ Legislative Committee (Melanie Stefanowicz and Jeff Arnott) and the ACE office (Julie Roberts and Dave Barnes) have been busy during the month of January and February attending committee meetings and meeting with legislators; including a very informative meeting with…

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2019 Spring Best Practices Round-up

Details The goal of the Round-up was two-fold.  First, we wanted attendees to have an opportunity to share with other teachers and administrators from around the state their ‘tried and true’ best practices, online and print resources, and strategies for solving problems/obstacles in the classroom.  We take these best practices, resources and strategies, and make…

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2019 Spring Adults with Disabilities Trainings

In early February, we kicked off our series of Adults with Learning Disabilities trainings with Dr. Neil Sutromski in Palm Beach County with a packed house. A large number of adults who attend adult education classes have a diagnosed or undiagnosed learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These disabilities and other special learning needs are specifically…

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2019 Spring Adult ESOL Curriculum Frameworks Workshops

The New 2019 Adult ESOL Curriculum: What Every Teacher Needs to Know workshop gives teachers a wide-lens view of the new Adult ESOL curriculum for 2019!  We will take an in-depth look at the three key components of the Framework, The College and Career Readiness Standards, and the Life Work and Civics Competencies, and use…

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2019 Spring Part-time Teacher Academies

The FLDOE, Division of Career and Adult Education, and ACE of Florida, Inc. are pleased to offer the Part-time Adult Education Teacher Academies for part-time teachers who are often unable to attend the full ACE Conference. The Academies are set up like mini-conferences where participants are able to attend various sessions on pressing topics and…

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2019 Spring Advisory Committee Meetings

During the last week of February, we hosted the annual advisory committee meetings for the Department of Education. These meetings provided practitioners with the opportunity to collaborate with the state on pressing issues and needs in the field. It also allowed time for discussion amongst committee members on professional development needs and a space to…

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2019 Spring New Membership Opportunity

New Membership Opportunity ACE of Florida is offering a new way to become a member.  The new School District-wide Membership option provides districts the opportunity to pay one price and make all of their adult education personnel an ACE member.  Included would be all full-time and part-time adult education personnel in the district as well…

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2019 Spring Important Upcoming Dates

The Summer Symposium is scheduled for June 9-11, 2019 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter Harbourside. Mark your calendar now for the 29th Annual ACE Conference scheduled for October 2-4, 2019 at the Hilton West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Convention Center. Be sure to continually check the ACE Website for information on upcoming trainings!

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