Welcome!
Adult Education and Literacy
Symposium Objectives
Anson Green*
Adult Education and
Literacy Transition
Thank you
We recognize and appreciate the hard work,
commitment, patience, and extra hours you
have put forth to support a successful
transition and 2014 ramp up!
TWC Adult Education and Literacy Staff
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Anson Green, Director
Audrey Allen, Lead Contract Specialist
Cassie Baker, Contract Specialist
Diana Lomas, Administrative Assistant
Irene Ramos, Program Specialist
Gloria Rodriguez, Program Specialist
Ann Savino, Program Specialist
Lori Slayton, Contract Specialist
Carrie Tupa, Assistant Director
Mahalia Webb, Lead Program Specialist
Advisory Committee
Member
Organization
Blas Castañeda
Advocate
Tamara Clunis
Amarillo College, Dean
Sheri Foreman Elder
Houston Center for Literacy,
President and Chief Executive Officer
David Lindsay
Literacy Texas, Board Member
Alan Miller
Workforce Solutions Capital Area
Dean Ransdell
Texarkana ISD, Adult Education Director
Geronimo Rodriguez
Seton Healthcare Family
Vice President of Diversity and Community
Outreach
David Russell
Verizon Vice President, External Affairs
Lynda Webb
(Presiding Officer)
Midland College, Adult and Developmental
Education Director
Agenda Review
8:00-11:30
TCALL Professional Development
meeting (invite only)
12:00-5:00
Opening plenary session, panel, and
keynote
8:00-5:15
Full day breakout sessions
8:00-12:15
Closing keynote and regional
workgroups
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Agenda Highlights
• Comments from our
Commissioners and
Executive Director
• Keynote on adult
education redesign for
workforce success
• Future focus and
capacity building efforts
to prepare for WIOA
Agenda Highlights
• Comments from our
Commissioners and
Executive Director
Day 2 Tracks
• Track 1: College and
Career Transition
• Keynote on adult
education redesign for
workforce success
• Track 2 : Managing
Performance Toward
Outcomes
• Future focus and
capacity building efforts
to prepare for WIOA
• Track 3: Completion
and Transitions
Goals of the meeting
To provide:
• TWC’s vision and performance expectations
• Examples of best practices to support meeting
these expectations
• Opportunities to build alliances across
regional stakeholders
Opportunities to build alliances
across regional stakeholders
Today
AEL Symposium
November 19, 2014
TWC Conference
Workforce Board
planning meeting
Spring 2015
Regional Workforce
Integration Events
Opportunities to build alliances
across regional stakeholders
• Day three will dedicate time to discuss
regional needs in groups
• Regions are designated by your name
tag color and table tents
• Spring Integration Events will be a time
to regroup and build on the integration
progress started this week
PANEL DISCUSSION
THE PROMISE OF
SYSTEM
INTEGRATION
MODERATOR
Reagan Miller Division Director of
Workforce Development, Texas
Workforce Commission
PANEL
Laurie Larrea President and CEO,
Workforce Solutions Dallas
Jacqui Jones AEL Project Director,
Panhandle AEL Consortium
Nancy Crawford Executive Director,
Literacy Council of Tyler
After Networking Break (3:15-3:45)
BUILDING NETWORKS
BUILDING CAPACITY (3:45-4:15)
After Networking Break (3:15-3:45)
BUILDING NETWORKS
BUILDING CAPACITY (3:45-4:15)
Instructions
• Introduce yourself to one person who you don’t
know with the same color badge as you
• Briefly discuss one intriguing point you heard
from the panel or in opening remarks