5th Annual “Greater New Orleans Adult Learning Institute (ALI), June 1, 2018

Dear Colleague:

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the 5th Annual “Greater New Orleans Adult Learning Institute (ALI)” which will take place on June 1, 2018 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Loyola University’s Monroe Library. The Institute is hosted by the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans.

The Adult Learning Institute’s goals are to offer training for Adult Basic Education teachers and leaders and promote the exchange of ideas and experiences among Adult Education providers and the Greater New Orleans community.  We want to discuss and learn more about:

  • Food literacy, family literacy, and workforce literacy!
  • Adult learning in a variety of contexts, from adult basic education to workplace training and professional learning.
  • The fact that with new educational experiences adults take on new identities.
  • Expanding ESL, Civics, and Citizenship Education in our Communities.
  • How we can propel our students to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.
  • Are we in alignment with the mandates of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and if not, what resources do we need?
  • What’s working for you, your program, and your students?

To that end, the Literacy Alliance of GNO would like to invite you to submit a proposal to present at our 5thannual conference. The 2018 conference theme is “Bridges.”If you feel that you have anything to offer the field of Adult Education, please tap into your creativity and submit a proposal!  Breakout sessions will be 55 minutes. Among the topics that our attendee’s consistently seek more guidance in are: Different ways we are working to BRIDGE literacy, adult learners, and adult education to further work and academic opportunities; Selecting marketing channels that work; Improving adult student retention; WIOA; Test-taking strategies for the HiSET and Test of Adult Basic Education; Leadership skills for ABE Providers; Transition Strategies; Partnering with Workforce Leaders for Student Success; Workforce Curriculum Materials; Tracking adult student retention; Advocating for adult students internally and externally; Building buy-in among colleagues and leaders; Making data-based decisions to increase student success; Working with technology; Funding Opportunities; Understanding what adult students “want”; and, Assessing feasibility of new program ideas to name a few (see form for more tracks).

Attached are copies of the Registration and Call for Proposal forms; the deadline is extended to May 30, 2018 for bothPlease note that there is a “$20.00 REGISTRATION FEE (presenters are exempt from the fee), and it is important for you to register.  If you have any questions please email us or call Erika W. May at 504-237-1283.  Thanks and we hope to see you there!


Erika W. May, M.Ed.
ALI Committee Chair
Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
4140 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119


ALI Call for Proposals 2018ALI Registration Form Blank 2018


LaTESOL Annual Conference, Nov 10th

Information for tables for non-profits is as follows:

  • There are two dates:
    • Mini-Dream Day, a professional development day for non-ESL teachers who work with English Language Learners, will be on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the University of New Orleans.
    • The LaTESOL Annual Conference will be on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the University of New Orleans.
    • Both events will be from approximately 8:30 AM-3:30 PM.
    • Parking beside the building is available for $3 per day.
  • Recognized non-profits can table for free (normally $150 a table), but are asked to pay the registration fee ($75) to come to either the November 9 or 10 event. To come to both events is $130. We may be able to make an exception to work with a group that we really feel will bring great value to our organization on a case-by-case basis if they really cannot pay the registration fee, but please remember that we are also a non-profit! Tell them to email me directly at cindovin@uno.edu
  • For a non-profit that just wishes to have their information available for distribution at a table, a non-profit can mail or drop off information (fliers and other documents) to my office at the University of New Orleans no later than November 3. Email me for a mailing or physical address. cindovin@uno.edu
  • For non-profits who will be tabling, we may combine multiple groups to a table if space becomes an issue.
Thank you so much for getting this information out! We really appreciate the number of groups who are interesting in promoting their services at the conference. This has been a request for years from our membership, and we hope that we can begin to build a long-term, sustainable relationship with community partners!
All the best–

Louisiana TESOL Annual Conference


Can you please let members of your group who are in the area of education know that the Louisiana TESOL Annual Conference will be held on November 10 at the University of New Orleans? We are also running a training for K-12 teachers, “Mini-Dream Day,” who are not ESL-trained on Thursday, November 9 at UNO as well. Mini-Dream Day is specifically to give non-ESL teachers some training who work with English Language Learners in their classroom. Full information can be found at our website: http://latesol.org/latesol2017/

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about either of the conferences!

All the best–

_ _
Louisiana Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language

LouisianaTESOL@gmail.com             LaTESOL Facebook
LaTESOL Website

Louisiana Association for Public, Community, & Adult Education (LACPCAE) UnConference, February 3rd

Dear Directors and Administrators,

This is just a reminder about our upcoming Region I LAPCAE Unconference.
Please forward this information to your staff and any other interested parties!

On Feb. 3rd, 2017, we will be meeting to:
discuss LAPCAE’s new three tiered strategic plan
recruit members for advocacy, professional development, and fund development subcommittees
discuss WIOA partnerships & what to expect from WIOA-implementation
learn about changes to TABE 11 & 12
give feedback about the yearly conference in August
and to network and share resources with other LAPCAE members.

The UnConference will be an annual meeting to encourage greater member participation in the LAPCAE organization and to create a local platform for membership to be heard and help move LAPCAE forward.
This free event will last from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Continental breakfast will be provided.

We hope to see you there!
Chyna Andrews
LAPCAE Reg. I Representative

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1st Annual Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Center Conference, November 29th & 30th

Hello, team!

We are so excited to invite you to the upcoming First Annual Conference of the Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers! This conference will be a full day on November 29 and a half day on November 30. Please see attached brochure for conference information, and register on Eventbrite using this link:


Please sign up as soon as possible as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you for this exciting, educational opportunity!

Kelsey Moore, LMSW
Case Manager
New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center
Audrey Hepburn CARE Center
Children’s Hospital | Founding Member of LCMC Health
200 Henry Clay Avenue | New Orleans, LA 70118
OFFICE (504)896-9237 | FAX (504)896-9733
kelsey.moore@lcmchealth.org | http://www.CHNOLA.org| http://www.NOCAC.net
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Fourth Annual NOLATech Week Releases Current Schedule/Announces Marquee Events for October 10th – 15th

Fourth Annual NOLATech Week Releases Current Schedule/Announces Marquee Events for October 10th – 15th
Weeklong Citywide Tech Conference

September 22, 2016 (New Orleans) – NOLATech Week will occur this year in New Orleans, at venues all across the city. Monday, October 10 through Saturday, October 15. Known as the largest free technology conference in the south, NOLATech Week released its current schedule of events today. (un)Conference attendees will have access to pitch competitions, happy hours, hackathons and free coding classes as well as roundtables and panel discussions by individuals from leading technology companies such as Sony, Microsoft, and the more.

NOLATech Week will also host the inaugural ‘NOLATech Week Digital Day’ on October 15th, 2016, which will take place at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, The day will focus on exposing our city’s youth to a variety of interactive technologies and programming. The day will include various technological demonstrations and workshops from over 30 local STEM related organizations and educational institutions. Current exhibition topics include robotics, virtual reality, 3D printing, and more. Organizations interested in exhibiting should visit: nolatechweek.org/digitalday.

Additionally, for the first time ever, Facebook will also be in attendance. The social media company will be onsite in the Rivergate Room presenting TechPrep at 10:00 am and again at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

TechPrep is an online resource to teach parents, guardians and anyone who wants to learn about computer science and programming. Anyone interested in learning more can join the session, meet Facebook staff, participate with interactive coding demos and learn where to find tools to get started with computer programming. To register for the event, please visit nolatechweek.org/techprep and visit techprep.fb.com to learn more about TechPrep.
NOLATech Week will showcase the technology industry’s growth, not just in New Orleans, but around entire southeast region. Additionally, the (un)conference is intended to be a citywide conversation on innovation for social good, diversity in tech, and access for all.

“New Orleans has experienced a true renaissance over the past 10 years, and we’re thrilled to welcome more innovative businesses into the city, every year,” said Jason Seidman, executive director of NOLATech Week. “Living in such a culturally diverse and creative city allows New Orleanians the unique opportunity to utilize their incredible talents and create technology that makes a difference in people’s lives–not only here at home, but all across the globe.”

Current standout events include:

· Facebook – Meet Facebook staff and learn more about programming and computer science through TechPrep
· Ada Lovelace Tech Woman of the Year Awards
· NOVAC and NOFF BitTorrent and Cinematic VR Demos/Discussion
· Free coding classes throughout the week
· USPTO full-day copyright, trademark, and patent seminar
· Startup exhibitions featuring over 50 local startups

Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to organize and host their own events throughout the week, provided those events are free and open to the public. Events can revolve around a wide variety of tech and entrepreneurial subjects such as tours of local facilities, panel discussions, workshops and more. Past participants have included those from a variety of fields, including teachers, lawyers, nonprofit leaders, food and beverage, musicians, and various small business owners.

The schedule for NOLATech Week will continue to be updated as organizations submit their community-crafted events. The current schedule can be viewed here: nolatechweek.org/schedule. Register for the event at NOLATechWeek.org/registration. General registration is free, but supporter and VIP registration can be purchased through the site. The calendar is filling up quickly, but local businesses and organizations are still encouraged to submit their community events here: nolatechweek.org/submit-your-event.

Last year, more than 250 businesses participated in creating over 100 events, attracting 3,500+ attendees from all over the world. NOLATech Week organizers are expecting an even bigger turnout this year.

About NOLATech Week
NOLATech Week is the largest free technology conference in the south. In its fourth year, the conference curates marquee events throughout the week, including innovators with a wide variety of expertise. Events include everything from VC pitch competitions to keynotes and hackathons. Additionally, community members and other organizations are encouraged to create their own events during the week, which are then aggregated and added to the schedule. The conference will take place October 10-15, 2016. Visit NOLATechWeek.org for more information and Follow us on Twitter at @NOLATechWeek.