network 2019 - save the datE: MAY 10
It’s back! MCAE’s signature professional development event – its annual NETWORK Conference – will be held Friday, May 10, 2019. Mark your calendars and get ready to learn and to celebrate alongside 500 adult education professionals from across Massachusetts and beyond!
NETWORK 2019 will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza at 181 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, MA.
Be sure to watch this space for more details as 2019 approaches!
NETWORK 2019 - CALL FOR PROPOSALS
One of the hallmarks of MCAE's NETWORK Conference is the quality and the variety of the workshops it offers. In keeping with that tradition, MCAE welcomes workshop proposals on a wide range of topics, from administration and advising to workforce development and workplace education. So, if you have an amazing new concept or practice you want to share with your peers, here’s your chance! Simply click on the link to download and complete the NETWORK 2019 Presentation Proposal Form. The deadline for submission is February 20, 2019.
NETWORK 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS
Over 500 teachers, community leaders, and program administrators came together for NETWORK 2018 to exchange new ideas for instruction and engagement, to celebrate the passion and commitment of their colleagues and peers, and to underscore the importance of adult education to the Commonwealth’s shared future.
Among the workshops available were:
During the conference’s luncheon, MCAE presented its annual Ruth E. Derfler Memorial Scholarship to Lydia Hernandez, a graduate of the Holyoke Public Schools Success Program and the Holyoke Community College Transitions to College Program, and honored the late Zöe Rosenthal with its 2018 Outstanding Educator award. MCAE also named Bester Terrero of the Abisi Adult Education Center in Lowell as its Outstanding Student of 2018. Bester was subsequently profiled in the Lowell Sun; you can read the story, which underscores her incredible perseverance, here.
What does it take to be an ABE leader?
Leadership can sometimes be a complicated art, sometimes it’s a simple act.
MCAE is asking you to be a leader - by joining us and by combining your voice with ours on behalf of adult educators and students here in Massachusetts. For more than two decades, in collaboration with ABE leaders across the Commonwealth, MCAE has sought to promote public policies that provide the resources necessary to deliver high-quality educational services, that improve working conditions for program staff, and that enhance the quality of life for adult learners and their families.
Our work can only continue with your support, however. So, please, join MCAE and the organizations listed below by clicking here now.
MCAE Leadership Circle
MCAE Organizational Members
Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education
The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) champions the right of all adults to acquire 21st century literacy, English language and numeracy skills leading to economic prosperity, strong families and vibrant communities. MCAE provides leadership, professional development, communication and advocacy to advance quality adult basic education.
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SUMMER 2018 REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEONS
Join your colleagues from neighboring adult education programs and members of the MCAE staff and Board of Directors for a thoughtful discussion of the challenges confronting adult students and educators here in the Commonwealth and the ways we could partner to begin to meet them.
Membership luncheons will be held in five locations across Massachusetts throughout August. Simply click on the location you wish to attend to begin the registration process.
Worcester - Thursday, August 16
Danvers - Tuesday, August 21
New Bedford - Thursday, August 23
Springfield - Tuesday, August 28
Boston - Thursday, August 30
All luncheons will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Registration is free of charge; however, as space in each location is limited, we ask that only one person per program attend.
Questions? Please contact Jeff McLynch at 617-482-6223.
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