OPEN!!! Innovation and Collaboration Award Nominations
Due October 20.
Awards will be presented at the November LARAEC Board meeting on Zoom
The conference will not be held Saturday, October 14, 2023.
It has been moved to 2024. Check back for details.
If you have any questions, please contact our conference co-chairs:
Michele Stiehl email@example.com (Registration & presenters)
Justin Gorence firstname.lastname@example.org (Exhibitors, partners, & venue)
Men Le email@example.com (Volunteers & tech support)
Check out The LARAEC Experience: 3YP conference video here
and our conference photo carousel below!
After discussions with the LARAEC Board, we are announcing that the upcoming LARAEC conference will be postponed
Thank you to everyone who has participated in making this event a highlight of our consortium. We appreciate your continued support in implementing programs and projects that support our teachers and adult learners.
In March 2023, LARAEC hosted the second ONLINE student career training and college resource fair, We had over 2,000 attendees participate in The LARAEC EDGE – When you’re Ready for What’s Next! The LARAEC EDGE showcased programs, resources, and services designed to accelerate your pathway and give you an edge toward your ultimate career goal. Session and exhibitors included local colleges and universities, FAFSA and student financial aid, career technical education programs, apprenticeships, workforce development services, and much more. If you’re ready to explore what’s next for you, please join us in 2024 for the next LARAEC EDGE
This event is open to all Los Angeles region adults, our current adult school students, and educators looking for transition resources, career training options or pathways to college.
Registration is Free!!
Check back in January 2024 to see the new speaker list.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Event will be held ONLINE on ZOOM
The LARAEC Edge is an awesome opportunity to introduce students to the options available for continuing education, helping them get to their ultimate goals, and getting an EDGE on finding a career. It is also great for educators and counselors who help students with transitions. Bring your class so they can begin to create WHAT’S NEXT!!!
Student Information Video – LARAEC Edge 2023
Teacher Information Video- LARAEC Edge 2023
If you should have any questions, please contact our conference chairs:
Michele Stiehl: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration, Presenters, and Awards
Justin Gorence: email@example.com
Exhibitors and Venue
Men Le: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers and Tech Support
The LARAEC Experience is a conference for adult education faculty, staff, and administrators.
Save the date the for next year!
Registration is free for member-district staff!
As always, the event includes breakfast, lunch, swag bags, and awards!
We have finalized the schedule and official exhibitors for The LARAEC Experience 2022
Speaker Bio –
Mark Church works with schools throughout the world wishing to create cultures of thinking in their classrooms. He believes in the difference teachers can make for students when they strive to make thinking visible, valued, and actively promoted as part of day-to-day experience of learners. Mark encourages teachers to become students or their students, and more broadly, students of themselves and the choices they make to leverage the power of making thinking visible.
Mark is currently a consultant with Harvard Project Zero’s Making Thinking Visible and Cultures of Thinking Initiatives, drawing upon his own classroom teaching experience and from the perspectives he has gained working with educators throughout the world. Together with Ron Ritchart, Mark is co-author of the book Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners (Jossey-Bass, 2011) and The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Practices to Engage and Empower All Learners (Jossey-Bass, 2020).
Creating engaging opportunities for learning is at the core of promoting knowledge, skills, and understanding for learners of varying levels, backgrounds, and expertise. But what does it mean to create engaging opportunities that lead to deeper learning? For a number of years, the Cultures of Thinking project has worked closely with educators to examine the qualities and conditions it takes to engage learners by making their thinking visible, valued, and actively promoted. In my sessions, we will explore some big ideas related to deeper engagement, examine some quality practices that make learners’ thinking visible, and reflect upon our own teaching contexts in order to foster and sustain a rich culture of thinking.
Watch Mark’s keynote address from the 2022 conference here.
Michelle Knight-Manuel’s areas of research and teaching expertise include curriculum and teacher education, equity, and urban schooling. Dr. Knight-Manuel is Dean of Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. Previously she was an education professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and executive editor of Teachers College Record, the nation’s oldest leading education journal.
In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she has maintained a robust research agenda in culturally relevant education, inclusive pedagogy, and immigrant youths’ civic engagement. He two books co-authored with Joanne Marciano are Classroom Cultures: Equitable Schooling for Racially Diverse Youth, and College Ready: Preparing Black and Latino Youth for Higher Education through a Culturally Relevant Lens.
Michelle Knight-Manuel earned her PhD in curriculum and teaching from the University of California at Los Angeles, her MS in TESOL at Monterey Institute of International Studies, and her BA in French and secondary education from Franklin and Marshall College. She spent much of here academic career at Teachers College, also serving as director of Culturally Relevant College and Career Readiness in the New York City public school system.
Watch Michelle’s keynote address from the 2022 conference here.
Dr. Carolyn Zachry is currently the State Director and Education Administrator for the Adult Education Office in the Career and College Transition Division (CCTD) at the California Department of Education (CDE). Her office is responsible for administration and management of the federal WIOA Title II grant as well as co-administration of the state funded Adult Education Program.
Prior to her time joining the CDE team, Dr. Zachry was a county office program coordinator where she started a county administered adult education program. Within her 36 years in education, she has also served as a site principal and teacher. Outside of education, Carolyn is the current state president of the California State Chapter, PEO.
They’re back!! The LARAEC Innovation and Collaboration Awards are designed to recognize schools and staff within our consortium who have introduced new strategies to promote innovation or collaboration. We are looking for practices and programs that can be shared across member-districts. Recipients will be acknowledged at the 2022 LARAEC Experience on October 15th!
Nominees may be an faculty, administrator, or staff member (or group of members) of a LARAEC district. Nominee(s) may be selected by their respective adult school or staff member, or may self-nominate with a Dean/Principal validation.
Nominations are due September 28, 2022. Please email completed forms to email@example.com
If you should have any questions, please contact our conference chairs:
Michele Stiehl: Michele.firstname.lastname@example.org
(College transitions, registration, and presenters)
Justin Gorence: Jmg05591@lausd.net
(Career training and exhibitors)
Men Le: email@example.com
(Volunteers and tech support)
Thank you for attending our first LARAEC career training and college resource fair, The LARAEC EDGE – When you’re Ready for What’s Next! The LARAEC EDGE showcased programs, resources, and services designed to accelerate your pathway and give you an edge toward your ultimate career goal. Session and exhibitors included local colleges and universities, FAFSA and student financial aid, career technical education programs, apprenticeships, workforce development services, and much more. If you’re ready to explore what’s next for you, please join us in 2023 for the next LARAEC EDGE
Registration is free!
This event is open to all Los Angeles region adults, high school seniors, and adult educators looking for transition resources, career training options or pathways to college.
We are just starting to schedule our line up of presenters! Check back in 2023 to see what we have planned.
Wednesday, March 8 – 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 9- 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
LARAEC ROCS showcased best practices and innovations that support online and remote schooling throughout the Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consortium. It was held on September 25, 2020 . The conference was open to adult education teachers within the LARAEC consortium, the greater adult education community in California, and partner organizations.
Check back again for LARAEC ROCS 2021!
WE were excited to have George Couros as a speaker for LARAEC ROCS!
For a copy of his presentation use the link below. You can connect with George on his blog, “The Principal of Change” (located at georgecouros.ca) or through Twitter (@gcouros).
We had a great line up of presenters from near and far. Our conference focus was to provide you with tools and resources to support remote learning efforts. Follow the link to explore our presenters and sessions. Some presenters have included handouts and presentation materials on the schedule website.