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2016 Pre-Conferences

Commission for International Adult Education

November 6 - 8, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Innovating Adult Education: Aligning and Redesigning Services under WIOA to Maximize Student, Program, and Partner Success

November 8, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Albuquerque, New Mexico


 Dr. Laura Weisel                 Jeff Fantine            Dr. Margaret Patterson     Meryl Becker-Prezocki

Education in the U.S. is broken at all levels and fixing it is the national challenge of our era. We have known for a long time that we have serious challenges in adult education. Too many students at all levels are stopping out or failing to achieve their goals. This all-day preconference session will offer a case study of one state’s successful innovation initiative, Align & Redesign. Operationalizing research into best practices, Align and Redesign initiates a subtle, but dramatic shift from focusing on teaching to hosting learning, and administratively from management, administration, and compliance to leading innovation.

Taking the best of education and training research, brain and social science research on learning, systems thinking, and innovation theory, Align and Redesign develops these abstract concepts into a service delivery model that elevates the role of the student as the co-creator of learning and shifts instructional practices in adult education classrooms. Ongoing data collection, evaluation, and analysis has demonstrated a track record of impressive results on building persistence, improving learning gains, and transition into the workplace. Learn how your state, university, college, department or program can benefit from the components and tools in the Align & Redesign Initiative to transform classroom learning, create a new infrastructure for service delivery, and yield long-term success in 2017 and beyond.

Target Audience: Adult educators, administrators, professional development,  and researchers working in community-based and publically funded programs, organizations, colleges, and universities.


2016 Co-Conferences

Commission for Professors of Adult Education

November 10 - 11, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Opening and Closing Sessions

Research to Practice

In an effort to dynamically build a collaborative community among researchers and practitioners, the National Research-to-Practice (R2P) Conference supports new research, explores policy, and showcases industry best practices through interaction with innovative established professionals in the field of adult learning.

For more information on the Research to Practice conference, please visit their website here.

To register for the Research to Practice conference, please visit their Registration Page.