The 25th annual ACE Conference was held October 5-7, 2015 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Orlando ChampionsGate.  Helping us celebrate this year were 500+ Florida adult education directors, administrators, teachers and volunteers.  We also invited all of the previous ACE of Florida Presidents as our special guests!  We had a great lineup of sessions and exhibitors and a spectacular guest speaker to kick off the event.

There will not be a 2016 ACE Conference.  ACE will be partnering with COABE in the spring of 2017 to bring the national COABE Conference to Florida.  Mark your calendar now for the 2017 COABE/ACE Conference scheduled for April 2-5, 2017 at the Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando!


ACE Achievement Award Winners:

Volunteer of the Year:

Nadia Maria Cuadro – Brevard County

Media Promotion of the Year:

Athena Yaunitsas, Christopher Binnix, Laura Ruiz – Palm Beach County

Business Supporter of the Year:

Burlington English

Non-Instructional Support Staff of the Year:

Stella Reyes – St. Johns River State College

Instructional Support Staff of the Year:

Patricia Baker-Sherman – Pinellas County

Teacher of the Year:

Susan Chastain – Lee County

The John E. Lawrence Administrator of the Year:

Jeff Arnott – Brevard County

Conference Presentations

Betsy Parrish
Analysis Chart_Graphic Organizers
Hit the Ground Running Analysis Chart
Hit the Ground Running_Orlando
Using Graphic Organizers to Develop Reading and Thinking Skills Orlando

Dr. Glenda Rose
ICA for ESL combined handouts
Write from the Start complete

Duckwork and Nabors
WIOA Pam Nabors
WIOA Panel 2015 Rod Duckworth

Linda Taylor
2015 FL ACE Conference CASAS Update
CASAS eTests Initial Implementation Best Practices
AWL alphabetical order
CASAS Reading Test Series Report Categories SI 2015 FINAL

Lori Howard
Integrating Workplace Preparation into ESOL Instruction HO
CCRS from the Instructor’s Perspective
CCRS from the Instructor’s Perspective – BAND A
CCRS from the Instructor’s Perspective – BAND B
Developing Critical Literacy and Cross-cultural Awareness with Paired Reading
Developing Critical Literacy with Paired Reading
Paired Reading – READ A
Paired Reading – READ B

Susan Finn Miller
Prepping Adult English Learners
1 WORK Jigsaw Reading Activity
3 WORK Readers Theater FL
6 A Few Resources Related to ESL and Work FL
Teaching Academic Vocabulary
1VOCAB Paul Nation’s Vocab Quiz FL
2VOCAB TeachingSteps Reader FL
3VOCAB Teaching Steps Writer FL
4VOCAB Prioritizin LINCS FL
5VOCAB Workout Template FL
7 VOCAB Resources.FL

Tara Goodman
District Workforce Funding Models Overview

Tara McLarnon
Tara McLarnon – Data Reporting Overview – Districts

William Durden
I-BEST One Pager
William Durden – I-BEST Overview