30th Anniversary
2020 Virtual ACE Annual Conference

October 5-8, 2020

Keynote Speakers
Opening: Cassandra Worthy
Closing: Beth Ziesenis
Invited Speakers

Please click the button below to submit your call for presenters form.

Registration for the 2020 Virtual ACE Conference is now open!

You may register one of two ways:

Print out and complete the Conference Registration Form and fax or email back to the ACE office;

OR

Register ONLINE.

Full Conference Registration for ACE Members – $375

Full Conference Registration for Non-ACE Member – $450

One Day Registrations Available and prices vary by day.  Please see the Conference Registration Form for more information, or call the ACE office, (850) 222-2233.

CALLING ALL EXHIBITORS!

Mark your calendar for October 5-8 and plan to exhibit at the 30th Annual ACE Conference! This year’s theme is “Exceeding the Vision”.

We are anticipating 500+ adult teachers, administrators and volunteers from around the state to attend this years virtual professional development event. Another exciting, fun, and information-packed conference is being planned and exhibitors are a big part of making the ACE Conference a success. Exhibitors add a different layer of opportunity for conference attendees to share and learn new ideas and practices in adult education.

Help drive conference attendees to your virtual booth and let you brand shine by sponsoring an event at the conference.We hope you will take advantage of the extra exposure provided to sponsors by checking out the various opportunities in the exhibitor packet attached below.

The deadline for submitting your Exhibitor Application is September 18th. Exhibits will open Monday, October 5th through Wednesday, October 7th. Virtual booths this year will provide you the opportunity to have as many representatives as you’d like active in the conference, a dedicated landing page with resources and contact information, and direct face time with attendees that visit your booth during the exhibit hall hours.

ACE is now accepting nominations in 7 categories to recognize those in the adult education field who go above and beyond to serve and support adult education students and programs.  The winners will be awarded the Golden Apple at the ACE Conference Awards Ceremony on Thursday October 8th.  If you would like to nominate someone, please download the ACE Achievement Awards Packet, complete the application forms and email to the ACE office.  Deadline for nominations is September 4th.

We are looking for student success stories to share at the 2020 Virtual ACE Conference Opening Session!   ACE of Florida and the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education will be recognizing one to two adult education students who have reached their life goals as a result of their participation in the adult education system and are now active in their communities.

Student nominees can be current or former students.

The student success stories recognition will take place at the ACE Conference Opening Session, Tuesday, October 6th..

Please take the time to nominate and share your student success stories.

Be sure to get the student permission slip signed giving permission to share their story.

What better way to showcase the wonderful outcomes of adult education in Florida!
The deadline to submit a success story is September 4th.

If you have any questions regarding the success story packet, please contact Ashley Olevitch at the ACE office, ashley@aceofflorida.org or (850) 222-2233.

ACE Conferences

Conference Materials and Presentations

Tuesday, October 6 Sessions

Hot off the (Digital) Press!
Presenter(s): Didier Brunot, Lauren Abraham, Priscilla Harris
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

Finding the Right Curriculum With Resources
Presenter(s): Christina Miller
(Presentation slides)

Evidence-Based Program Retention and Student Persistence
Presenter(s): Kevin Smith, Laurie Lee
(Presentation slides)

Advocacy and the Pandemic: Strategies for Effective Advocacy in a Different World
Presenter(s): Dave Barnes
(Presentation slides)

CASAS Update
Presenter(s): Linda Taylor
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

Engaging Educational Extras! Be inFORMed about Sway and Nearpod
Presenter(s): Cindy Glenn, Raylee Fleisch
(Presentation slides)

Changes in GED Testing: All about the Online Proctored GED Test
Presenter(s): Brian Smith
(Presentation slides)

Data Reporting Review and Updates
Presenter(s): Paul Stonecipher
(Presentation slides)

Tips to Take Your Blended Learning to the Next Level
Presenter(s): Karen Welch
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

GED Academy and TABE 11-12 Academy Training
Presenter(s): Stephanie Eichner
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

iLearn@ACEofPBC: Reaching Learners Beyond the Boundaries
Presenter(s): Nicole Howard-Rice, Lisa Anderson
(Presentation slides)

Zero to Canvas for Adult Ed!
Presenter(s): Magen McLaughlin, Vanessa Nicholson
(Presentation slides)

Yes We Can! Transferring F2F Strategies to Remote Instruction
Presenter(s): Sylvia Ramirez, Lori Howard, Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
(Presentation slides)

Google Tips and Tricks
Presenter(s): Mackenzie Shiau
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

Wednesday, October 7 Sessions

A Bridge to the Future: Adult Literacy from Prison to Prosperity
Presenter(s): Jeffrey Abramowitz
(Presentation slides)

The Role of Marketing CTE
Presenter(s): Parker Antoine
(Presentation slides)

Virtual Reality Check: Why Students Still Need Books
Presenter(s): Jim Goldstone, Veronica Pavon-Baker
(Presentation slides)

What Are the Literacy and Numeracy Skills of Adults in Your State and County?
Presenter(s): Holly Xie, Emily Pawlowski
(Presentation slides)

CASAS Remote Testing Overview
Presenter(s): Linda Taylor
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

New Administrators Meeting
Presenter(s): Carol Bailey, Melanie Stefanowicz
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

Using Inbound Marketing for Recruiting and Retention
Presenter(s): Regina Browning, Martha Clark
(Presentation slides)

An IPDAE Update
Presenter(s): June Rall, Tammy Serrano
(Presentation slides)

Ready, Set, Collaborate: Changing Student Lives through Engaging Financial Literacy Instruction
Presenter(s): Heather Surrency
(Presentation slides)

Let’s Do It! Creating A Digital Classroom That’s Engaging!
Presenter(s): Dorothy Sokowski, Shakeela Prosper-Lammie
(Presentation slides)

National Reporting System (NRS): From Local Data to NRS Tables to Program Improvement Plans
Presenter(s): Paul Stonecipher
(Presentation files)

CASAS for ABE and GED Prep
Presenter(s): Linda Taylor
(Presentation files – coming soon)

Transform Your Classroom with Burlington Core – A New 100% Web-Based Course
Presenter(s): Lori Wedner
(Presentation files)

Integrated Education and Training (IET) Program
Presenter(s): Lisa Williams
(Presentation files)

Strategies for Recruiting Adult ESOL Learners, Insights from a Market Research Study
Presenter(s): Greg Smith
(Presentation files)

Online Student Registration: Lessons Learned from Lee County
Presenter(s): Brian Granstra
(Presentation slides)

Supporting AGE Instruction in a COVID-19 World
Presenter(s): Vanessa Nicholson
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

How to Stay Engaged in the Digital Age
Presenter(s): Dr. Louis Dash III
(Presentation slides)

2020-2021 Adult Education Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Presenter(s): Ariel Pechokas, Danielle DeConcilio, Maria Miranda and Mary Keen
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

Launch your Lessons with Nearpod
Presenter(s): Carlin Fritz
(Presentation slides)

Thursday, October 8 Sessions

Organizational Tools for Site Effectiveness & Efficiency
Presenter(s): Sherrie Bedwell, Noel Hernandez Valdes
(Presentation slides)

Soft Skills: A Key Ingredient for Career Success
Presenter(s): Lesley Mace
(Presentation slides)

Strengthen Your Community Partnerships with Successful Pathway Programs
Presenter(s): Christina Miller
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

If You Build it, They Will Come. Offer the Right Professional Development for Your Teachers!
Presenter(s): Anne Morgan, Jennifer Harrington
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

Distance Learning is Here: Now Where are all the Resources?
Presenter(s): Sarah Wilkins, Rick Sellnow
(Presentation slides – coming soon)

Smart Money Moves: Financial Tips for the Pandemic and Beyond
Presenter(s): Lesley Mace
(Presentation slides)

Making the Invisible Visible: Literacy Behind & Beyond the Prison Walls
Presenter(s): Jeffrey Abramowitz
(Presentation slides)