LARAEC

Lunch with LARAEC

Welcome to Lunch with LARAEC!

To continue the magic of our LARAEC conferences throughout the year, join your hosts Justin and Michele at our lunch time series. Sessions are selected for general interest, support of remote instruction and learning,  curriculum, student support services, or educational research. Upcoming topics are included below. 

Please register for each session so we can send you reminders, any last minute updates, and meeting materials. 

If you are interested in presenting a Lunch with LARAEC session, you can submit a proposal by clicking the link below or contact Michele Stiehl at michele.stiehl@lausd.net  Suggestions for future sessions are also welcome. 


Lunch with LARAEC is Back

We are very excited about our Lineup (see below):

Grab your lunch and join us from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Hosts:  Michele Stiehl and Justin Gorence, LARAEC Advisors  

 

Upcoming Lunch with LARAEC Presentations

The New Frontier: Using ChatGPT for Teacher Lesson Support

December 7th, 2023  12:30 PM

Join OTAN Subject Matter Expert Susan Gaer as she shares best practices around prompt writing and using Chat GPT to enhance your lessons. She’ll also discuss some of the risks and challenges of this exciting technology.  Using ChatGPT, the presentation description could also look like this: Elevate your teaching game with Susan Gaer as she unveils the power of ChatGPT in crafting interactive lessons.  Discover how to spark curiosity and engagement through expert prompt writing techniques.  Learn to balance the benefits of this AI technology while expertly managing its challenges.  Join us for a transformative session that will reshape your educational approach. Either way, don’t miss this exciting presentation!

Presenter: Susan Gaer is past President of CATESOL and a Subject Matter Expert for OTAN and World Education. She is a Google Innovator, Google Trainer 1, a Wakelet Ambassador, and technology innovator.

Understanding the Challenges and Resources Available to Undocumented Students

December 14th, 2023  12:30 PM

This session will cover current legislation affecting undocumented students as well as financial assistance available, entrepreneurship and income-generating resources, and promising practices to support them. Feel more confident in supporting undocumented students by becoming more knowledgeable of the resources and challenges impacting them, join Javier Carbajal-Ramos from Los Angeles Valley College’s Dream Resource Center as he discusses this important topic.

Presenter: Javier Carbajal-Ramos started his academic career over 17 years ago as an undocumented student, club advisor, and academic counselor. He is an advocate for the rights of all students and a strong believer that everyone can accomplish their educational goals.  As the counselor at the Dream Resource Center, he supports student academic, personal, and career goals.

Empowering Adult Learners to Stand Out in the Workforce

January 18th, 2024  12:30 PM

Shifts in adult education facilitated by WIOA and CCRS now place stronger emphasis on workforce readiness and career development.  This session will demonstrate how we can help students learn to evaluate their current skills and personal drive to reach for success to make lifetime goals and plan for their futures.  This session will focus on practical, immediately implementable strategies and ideas!

Presenter:  Andrew O’Shea is the national sales manager for National Geographic Learning and brings over ten years of experience to the educational field.

Lunch with LARAEC Archive

2022-2023 School Year

2023-2024 Sessions

Scheduled Sessions Zoom Link Time Title of Session Register
November 30, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Insider's Guide to Supporting Noncredit Adult Ed Students
Presenters: Dra. Raquel Michel-Jackson & Sandra Pena from Los Angeles City College
November 9, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Engaing All Learners Online: Including Special Education and AWD students
Presenter: Elisia Doonan, OTAN Subject matter expert and San Diego College of Continuing Education
Closed
November 2, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Universal Design for Learning: Advancing Student Equity and Achievement
Presenter: Francisco Narciso, LAUSD Curriculum and Instruction Team
October 19, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Unleashing the Power of AI in Adult Education
Presenter: Kristi Reyes, MIra Costa College

SORRY!  We are in the process of switching some of our videos from Zoom to Youtube. Some recordings from prior years may not be available this week. 

2022-2023 Sessions

Scheduled Sessions Zoom Link Time Title of Session Register
May 18, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Onboarding Students with Counseling
and in On-line & In-person Classrooms
Presenter: LARAEC Counseling and Transitions Team
May 11, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Stuff I Wish I Knew- Canva Flyers and Posters
Presenter: Samantha Ross, LAUSD
May 4, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Project Based Learning in ESL and ABE
Presenter: Kristi Reyes, Mira Costa College
April 27, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Voice From the Field: IET nd the Importance of Student Input
Presenter: Dr. Francisco Narciso
April 20, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Simplifying Language to Promote Persistence and Motivation
Presenter: Lee Shainis, Author, Trainer, and Founder of Simplify Language
closed
April 13, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Virtual Tools to Boost Accessibility and Engagement
Presenters: Margaret Cooney (BUSD), Patricia Gamboa (BUSD), and Dr. Q (LAUSD).
closed
February 23, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Incorporating Blended Learning Instructional Strategies
Presenter: Karyn Ruiz
closed
February 16, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Strategies for Creating
Equitable Schools
Presenter: Sudie Whelan
February 9, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Transform Your Classroom with
Collaborative Writing Tasks
Presenter: Kristi Reyes
February 2, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Access America-USA Learns (100% Free)
Integration ESL Course
Presenter: Alisa Takeuchi
January 19, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Emotional Intelligence
Practical Activities for your Classroom
Presenter: Dr. Laura Manyweather
January 12, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Stuff I Wish I Knew
Flippity, Answer Garden, and Classroom Screen
Presenter: Samantha Ross
December 15, 2022
Recording
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Leveraging Social Media to Increase Enrollment and Engagement
Presenters: Josh Borja & Pierre Giammattei
December 8, 2022
Recording
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Website Essentials
Presenters: Pierre Giammattei & Josh Borja
December 1, 2022
Recording
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Stuff I Wish I Knew: Google Voice and Calendly
Presenter: Samantha Ross
November 10, 2022
Recording
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Developing Highly Effective Marketing Messages for Targeted Recruitment
Presenter: Celina Shands, Full Capacity Marketing, Inc.
October 27, 2022
Recording
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Stuff I Wish I Knew: Time Saving Tips
Presenter: Samantha Ross
October 20, 2022
Recording
12:30 - 1:30 PM
New!! LARAEC Student and Staff Resources Website!!
Closed

Previous Years

Scheduled Sessions Zoom Link Time Title of Session Register
May 5, 2022
12:30 - 1:30 PM
LARAEC Three Year Plan 2022-2025 Highlights and Feedback
Presenters Justin Gorence and Michele Stiehl
Closed
April 21, 2022
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Maximize Persistence and Engagement in your classroom
Straightforward and high-impact tips
Presenter Dave Coleman
Closed
December 16, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
The Best FREE Library Resources for Adult Students
Learn about free tutoring, learning languages, exam prep, and more
Presenter Kelly Tyler
Closed
December 9, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Helping Students Onboard
Approaches to support students, encourage engagement, and build relationships
Presenters from MIraCosta and Palomar Colleges, and Poway Adult School
Closed
May 6, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
The Power of Feedback!
Using feedback to support student engagement and persistence
Presenter: Dave Coleman, LAUSD
Closed
April 29, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Remote Data!
Data collection and testing strategies from our consortium.
LARAEC Data Action Planning Team
Closed
April 8 & 13, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
LARAEC EDGE Preview
We will share event details and how to incorporate your classes
Presenters: Justin Gorence and Michele Stiehl
Closed
April 1, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Community College Financial Aid
Understanding Programs and the FAFSA to guide your students
Presenter: Pierce College, Anafe Robinson
Closed
March 25, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Transition to College
Registration Process and LA College Promise
Presenters: ELAC, Alexander Velasquez and Stephanie Amaya
Closed
February 25, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
ESL Learner Persistence
Best Practices from 8 teachers with high persistence rates
Presenters: Francisco Narciso and Wendy Heard
Closed
February 18, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Teaching with Burlington
Using Burlington to enhance your online ESL instruction.
Presenters: Teacher Presenter
Closed
February 11, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
How to Support Your Textbook with a
Learning Management System (LMS): Canvas and Stand Out.
Presenters: Rob Jenkins and Steve Maggiore
Closed
February 4, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Integrating video resources into lessons
Presenters: Natasha Urias and Bruce Sahud
January 28, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Online Tools to Increase Interaction
Presenters: Donna Price and Gretchen Bitterlin
Closed
December 10, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Remote Orientation and Enrollment Strategies
Closed
November 19, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Engaging Students on Zoom: Practical Tools & Tips
Closed
November 12, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Break Free of Boredom: Zoom Breakrooms for ESL Classes
Closed
November 5, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Real Skills Needed to Teach Online
Closed
October 22, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Senate Bill 68 and What it Means for our Students
Closed
October 15, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Introducing the Draft of Revised ESL Course Outlines
Closed
October 8, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Social Media to Engage and Retain Adult Students
Closed

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