The Fall 2016 Harlem Adult Education Conference (HAEC) In Harlem

teachers-college-in-harlemAre you a Harlem-based adult-education instructor, learner, program administrator, researcher, or advocate?

The Fall 2016 Harlem Adult Education Conference (HAEC)–organized by the Harlem YMCA Literacy Zone; Teachers College, Columbia University; and Total Equity Now–will take place on Friday, November 4, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY.

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With five successful and informative semiannual conferences under our belt, we are excited to welcome high-quality, inquiry-based workshop proposals from members of Harlem’s adult-education community.

Workshop proposals are due by Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

To submit a proposal, click here.

OVERVIEW

The semiannual Harlem Adult Education Conference is designed to facilitate the community-based exchange of tools, strategies, and research among members of Harlem’s adult-education community in order to build stronger connections and expand learning opportunities. The theme of our Fall 2016 conference, “The Politics of Adult Education: Advocacy for Access,” highlights the current and potential role of inclusive, strategic, and sustained collaboration in securing supportive policies and sufficient funding to meet the needs of Harlem’s adult learners.

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NOT YOUR ORDINARY CONFERENCE

Workshop facilitators are the very heart of the Harlem Adult Education Conference. However, instead of lecture-based sessions that revolve around a single person, HAEC workshop facilitators structure and guide peer-to-peer learning, ensuring all participants meaningful opportunities to both offer and acquire useful, solution-oriented information. In the spirit of collaboration, leadership development, and non-hierarchical learning, we encourage prospective facilitators to consider including one or more learners as co-facilitators.

WORKSHOP CATEGORIES
  • Adult Literacy/Adult Basic Education
  • Citizenship/Civic Preparation
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Digital Literacy
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Policy Development and Advocacy
  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and the Common Core
Workshop Criteria
The Harlem Adult Education Conference Committee welcomes proposals–from Harlem-based instructors, learners, administrators, researchers, and advocates–that:
  • include dialogue and activities related to our Fall 2016 conference theme: “The Politics of Adult Education: Advocacy for Access”;
  • are designed to facilitate discussion and problem solving by anywhere from 5-20 workshop participants around specific questions in the field of adult education;
  • answer completely all questions in the online proposal-submission form; and
  • do not promote specific commercial products, brands, or institutions.
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Questions?

Please direct all questions regarding the proposal-submission process to Jaye Jones:jjones@totalequitynowharlem.org. For general questions about the conference:harlemadulted@gmail.com

Photo credit: Teachers College from Total Equity Now Harlem

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