Call for Proposals: NYC ABE 39th Annual Conference

New York City Consortium for Adult Basic Education

39th Annual Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2018 

High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan

Our theme this year: Empower Adult Educators, Empower Adult Learners.

Interested presenters should email proposals as attachments to [email protected] by February 9th.

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Since 1978, the ABE Conference has served the diverse professional development needs of current and future adult educators in the areas of BE, CTE (Career & Technical Education), ESOL, ESL Literacy, High School Equivalency (HSE), and US Citizenship. New York City’s adult literacy programs continue to be a motivating force for the city’s vast population of adult learners seeking to achieve language proficiency or to gain literacy and numeracy skills leading to an HSE credential that opens pathways to further education and training, better jobs, and a more active role in their communities. The Consortium, a non-profit organization composed of educators and volunteers from leading New York City adult education providers, remains at the forefront of efforts to meet the challenges facing the field.

To develop and thrive, adult educators, volunteers and future adult educators need a professional support network. We all benefit from engaging in dialogue, sharing creative teaching practices, and building partnerships with colleagues throughout the city and beyond. The ABE Conference provides a forum for showcasing the tremendous creative energy and talent of practitioners while addressing critical issues that deeply impact adult education students and educators alike.

In 2018, we plan to offer workshops in the following formats:

  • Presenter-centered/traditional model
  • Inquiry-based/participant-centered
  • Panel Discussion/Educators’ Roundtable

In addition to requesting your participation in the conference, the NYC Consortium for ABE encourages you to submit proposals for presentations that highlight outstanding and innovative practices and illuminate relevant issues affecting our field. Successful workshops have actively involved participants in group activities, used audio-visual aids, and incorporated open discussions into their design. We welcome collaborative submissions.