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The Technology & Adult Education Conference

Join the Office of Adult Education in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Community Partnerships at the 31st Annual Technology & Adult Ed Conference. The theme for the conference is “Keep It Real: Teaching Tech Skills for Work and Everyday”. This one-day conference will be held May 10, 2019 on Temple University’s main campus in Philadelphia, PA from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

The goal of the Technology and Adult Education Conference is to equip practitioners with tools to effectively support adults and opportunity youth (age 16 and up) to be successful in high school equivalency testing, English language acquisition, entry into post-secondary education and training, and securing family-sustaining jobs. The conference will be attended by a variety of adult education practitioners from a wide range of adult education organizations across the region; including Executive Directors, Coordinators, Teachers, Case Managers/Learning Coaches and Volunteers.

Technology is a powerful tool in our work and everyday lives. We use technology to apply for social services, pay bills, apply for jobs, and much more. This conference will focus on providing adult educators with tools and strategies for teaching technology. Our theme “Keep it Real: Teaching Tech Skills for Work and Every day,” invites adult educators to think about creative, student-centered and effective teaching strategies to incorporate technology into the classroom to support learners’ knowledge of and comfort with technology in daily life and for work. Adult educators can make sure their learners are prepared to thrive in the modern world by integrating these technology skills into their instruction.

Announcing our keynote speaker

We are seeking proposals for two kinds of presentations:

Practice-based Presentations (70-minutes)
-Workshops should be focused on integrating technology into adult literacy instruction, planning, services, and administration.
-Presentations should align with the theme “Keep It Real: Teaching Tech Skills for Work and Everyday.”
-Presentations should be highly interactive, participant- centered, and feature hands-on technology exploration.

Poster Session Display
-Large format poster to graphically highlight your work in integrating technology into your adult education classroom.
-Posters should align with the theme “Keep It Real: Teaching Tech Skills for Work and Everyday.”
-Posters should be visually appealing, engaging, well organized, and demonstrate knowledge of integrating technology into adult education.
-Posters will be displayed during the poster session of the conference.

Deadline to Submit: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:00 P.M.

>>> Submit a Proposal

Being a vendor is a great way to showcase your organization’s products and services to adult literacy providers across the Philadelphia region including Executive Directors, Coordinators, Teachers, Tutors, and Education Advocates. Vendors are prominently featured in the Conference recap video. Last year over 200 adult education practitioners from a wide range of adult education organizations across the region attended the Conference.

Previous vendors included: Penn Foster, Edmentum, Cambridge University Press, GED Testing Service®, People’s Emergency Center, and Comcast.

Vendor Application Deadline: April 10, 2019 

>>> Submit Vendor Application

Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more, contact Chelsea.reed@Phila.gov.

About the Conference

The Technology and Adult Education Conference is an annual one-day conference for adult educators, providers and stakeholders focused on the power of technology in adult learning.

Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to promote learner independence, enable flexible delivery of instruction, express creativity, and make learning more enjoyable. This year’s conference will showcase ways in which technology has changed or can change our work as adult educators.

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Previous Years

29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference (2017) | Photos

28th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference (2016)  | Photos

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