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AAACE Newsletter - July 2017
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The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

July 2017

  1. Letter from the President
    This past month I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for the Adult High School in Cookeville TN. I shared my own story of being a first-generation college student from “the neighborhood” and how I developed a love for learning that has opened many opportunities in my life. Read More.

  2. 2017 AAACE Conference  - Keynote Address
    Making a Difference: Challenges and Possibilities for a Diverse Field
    Dr. Amy Rose, Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon and Dr. Carol Kasworm
    This presentation will address issues related to the policy, research and practice of adult and continuing education as a professional field that continues to evolve. 
    Read More.

  3. CDLT Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media
    Leslie Cordie and Lauretta Freeman-Horn to Highlight CDLT Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media: Extended Presenter Deadline is 7/21/17

    The 2017 Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) “Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media” will be held October 31, 2017, from 8 am until 2 pm, at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel. Read More.

  4. CDLT Award - Best Practice Award in Distance Learning or Technology for Adult Learners
    One of the goals of the AAACE’s Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) is to provide members with opportunities to share best practices and research on how adults are learning in networked and other technological learning environments. Read More.

  5. 2017 Transformative Learning Conference Highlights
    The 2017 Transformative Learning Conference was held March 2-3, in Oklahoma City, and featured several activities of note for adult learning educators. Read More.
  6. SIG for Popular Education

    The AAACE SIG for Popular Education is refreshing itself again. We have a new leadership team including Michelle Glowacki-Dudka, Dawn Murphy, and Chinedu Anumudu who began working on the SIG in May 2017. Read More.

  7. CPAE Conversation Cafe

    The Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) held a Conversation Café, “What Song Do We Sing?” at its annual midyear meeting at the Adult Education Research Conference at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  

    The focus of the Café anticipated the theme of the 2017 AAACE Conference: One Chorus of Many Voices.  The conversation provided a foundation for addressing the top priority as identified by members in 2016, “Elevating The Visibility of Adult Education’s Contributions and Importance to Society”.  The Executive Committee will publicize the thematized and summarized results of the Conversation.  Our next meeting will be at the CPAE Co-Conference in Memphis, where we will continue to address this important priority.

  8. COABE Update & Information

    COABE engaged in a third Capitol Hill Day with state association presidents which resulted in 88 visits made to legislators and their staffers.
    Read More.
    The CPAE Executive Committee (EC) sent out a survey to members in Fall 2016 to identify priorities our organization would like to pursue moving forward.  Members identified, in order of importance, six priorities. Read More.

  9. Adult-Centred Education Conference

    The newly created Adult-Centred Education Conference - ACE took place in May of 2017 in Coquitlam British Columbia, Canada
    Read More.

  10. AERC Conference Update
    The 58th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) was held at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma from June 8-11. Read More.

  11. Submit Your Manuscript to SAGE OPEN
    Why publish in SAGE OPEN?
    SAGE OPEN is a groundbreaking, open access publication of peer-reviewed, original research and review articles from SAGE. Articles span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. Read More.

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