Upcoming ACE Trainings

2017 COABE/ACE Conference – April 2-5, 2017 Coronado Springs Resort – This year, ACE of Florida will be joining forces with COABE to co-host the national COABE/ACE Conference in Orlando.  COABE will be handling all presenter and exhibitor information for this event.  We encourage you to submit your presentation proposal(s) via COABE’s online system.  Click on the link above to learn more about the conference.

2017 Summer SymposiumThe 2017 Summer Symposium is scheduled for June 18-21 at the Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island.  This Symposium delivers professional development to adult education administrators covering new initiatives and other issues that impact adult education programs.  More information will be available after the first of the year.

2017 ACE ConferenceThis year’s annual ACE Conference is scheduled for October 11-13, 2017 at the Hyatt Coconut Point, Bonita Springs.  Mark your calendar for another outstanding professional development event for adult educators. More information to come!!

2016 Summer Symposium Resources

Monday, June 20th

Michelle Dennard, Vice President of Policy, CareerSource Florida

The WIOA Goal (PDF)

Zelda Rogers, Adult Education Director, FLDOE, CAE

Unpacking WIOA 101

Tuesday, June 21st

Tara McLarnon, Director, Research & Evaluation, Budget, Accountability, and Assessment, FLDOE, CAE

WIOA/NRS Performance Reporting and Accountability(PDF)

Christian Gonzales-Rivera, Center for Urban Future, New York, New York

A City of Immigrant Workers (PDF)

Neeta Rancourt, Assistant Director, Atlantic Technical College, Broward County

Path to Integrated Education and Training for Non-native English Speakers (PDF)

Julie Falt, Adult Education Coordinator, Santa Fe College

Contextualized Opportunities for ESOL Students (PDF)



Previous ACE Trainings

2017 Career and Adult Education Pathways Symposium

January 10-11, 2017 – Tallahassee, FL

Workforce Education System – Pathway to a Career (PDF)

Florida Workforce Trends (PDF) – Adrienne Johnston

Florida Scorecard – Florida Chamber of Commerce (PDF) – Dr. Jerry Parrish

The Power and Promise of Pathways (PDF) – Hans Meeder

Symposium Webcast


“Rigor, Relevance and Respect” – Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Friday, April 1, 2016 – Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach Edgewater Campus

Rigor, Relevance and Respect – Handout (pdf)

Rigor, Relevance and Respect – PowerPoint

One Question Survey

Reading A Jigsaw

Reading B Jigsaw

Reading C Jigsaw

Reading D Jigsaw


2016 ACE of Florida’s Adult Education Administrators Leadership Institute “LEARN and LEAD”

ACE Training Topics

ACE Training Highlights

Comments from the 2016 Summer Symposium:

-Fantastic planning, content and scaffolding of topics!

-Out of the box presenters and topics.

-The breakout session was great.

-I love the sense of community.

-Relevant information.

-The Symposium is a great experience.

-Great conference!  The sessions were informative and paced just right.

-The Symposium provided relevant and necessary information for adult educators.

-This was the best Symposium yet!  I look forward to next year.

-Best conference that I have attended in my 1st year in adult education.

-Loved the opportunity to collaborate with adult education administrators throughout the state.