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January 22, 2015: Leadership Excellence Academy (LEA) Cohort 7, Meeting #2: The new cohort of LEA participants will have a full-day meeting in Houston. LEA is a national leadership development and program improvement initiative developed by the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium and ProLiteracy. Successful completers of the two-year program earn the nationally-recognized professional designation of Certified Manager of Program Improvement (CMPI). For more information about the Leadership Excellence Academy, see TCALL's LEA web page for Texas.
February 4, 2015: 2015 Winter Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Business Meeting.Texas Workforce Commission AEL will host this all-day meeting in Houston as a Pre-Conference to the February 5-7 TALAE Annual Conference. The target audience is limited to specific leadership roles in AEL Grant Recipients and Sub-recipients. Pre-registration with TWC AEL is required. For more information on the Business Meeting, contact your TWC Program Specialist or Diana Lomas (512-936-6089 email@example.com). PLEASE NOTE that registration for the TALAE Conference itself is a completely separate process. See the TALAE Conference website for conference registration and hotel information.
February 5-7, 2015: TALAE 2015 Annual Conference. Texas Association for Literacy & Adult Education will hold its annual conference February 5-7, 2015 at the Westin Galeria in Houston. For more information as plans are finalized, Visit the Conference page.
March 16-18, 2015: 2015 Families Learning Summit and National Conference on Family Literacy. Houston, Texas will be the site of this annual event hosted by National Center for Families’ Learning. Formerly known as National Center for Family Literacy, NCFL has helped more than one million families make educational and economic progress by pioneering - and continuously improving - family literacy programs since 1989. For more information as plans are finalized, visit http://www.familieslearning.org/.
March 25-28, 2015: TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo. Toronto, Ontario will be the site of this convention, which offers professional development opportunities to English language educators at all levels from around the world. Interactive sessions enable educators to develop a global perspective through the exchange of ideas and practices, and to integrate knowledge of current trends in the field while developing a professional network. For more information, visit the Convention website.
April 22-25, 2015: Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) National Conference. COABE will hold its conference in Denver, CO in partnership with Colorado Adult Education Professional Association (CAEPA). COABE is organized to advance national and international adult education and literacy opportunities for all persons. Voting members of Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) are automatically members of COABE as well, and are eligible for membership registration rates for the COABE Conference. (See TALAE Membership page.) For more information, including Call for Presentations (expected in fall 2014), and schedule and registration information as plans develop, visit: http://www.coabe.org/conference2015.html
April 30, 2015: Leadership Excellence Academy (LEA) Cohort 7, Meeting #3: The new cohort of LEA participants will have a full-day meeting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. LEA is a national leadership development and program improvement initiative developed by the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium and ProLiteracy. Successful completers of the two-year program earn the nationally-recognized professional designation of Certified Manager of Program Improvement (CMPI). For more information about the Leadership Excellence Academy, see TCALL's LEA web page for Texas.
October 15-18, 2015: ProLiteracy's Conference on Adult Literacy. ProLiteracy will host this national conference in Charleston, South Carolina, designed around urgent issues of: Technology and innovation; Sustainability and fundraising strategies; Methodology and instruction; Advocacy and public awareness; Professional development and training; GED/HSE preparation; Immigration and citizenship; and more. For more information, visit the conference website. http://USCAL.org