All Hands On Deck_2MAACCE Annual Spring Conference


May 12-13, 2016, The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights:   All Hands On Deck.   Thank you for attending!  It was Awesome!!  View Photos from the Conference.

Conference Timeline:

The conference schedule overview for your information is as follows (subject to change)

Thursday, May 12:

7:30    Registration Opens, Vendors Open, Continental Breakfast

8:45    Student Awards, Volunteer Awards, Scholarship Presentations

9:45    Breakout Session 1

11:00  Breakout Session 2

12:15  Lunch, Special Guest Remarks and Professional Awards

2:00   Keynote – Barbara Oakley, PhD

3:35   Breakout Session 3

Friday, May 13:

7:30    Registration Opens, Vendors Open, Continental Breakfast

8:45    Breakout Session 4

10:00  Breakout Session 5

11:15  Breakout Session 6

12:30  Lunch, Special Guest Remarks, Membership Meeting, Door Prizes:   Read Kavitha Cardoza Breaking Ground Series:  Yesterday’s Dropouts

2:15    Close/Wrap-up


Sessions at a Glance:  Just released – a schedule of our Workshops

(Subject to change)


May 12 & 13, 2016

The Conference Center at the Maritime Museum

(Updated on 4/27/16 – Subject to Change)


Workshops at a Glance

Thursday, May 12


Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
9:45 – 10:45 11:00– 12:00 3:45 – 4:45
A300 State WIOA Panel Session Federal WIOA Panel Session Let’s Put the WE in WIOA
Bridgeroom Integrative Inquiry Conflict and Stress in the Transition to College Making the Case for Math in an Adult ELL Program
A302 Techniques for Teaching Low Level Readers Alternative Techniques for Teaching Fractions A New Course for ESOL Teachers of Adults
A303 Professional Development for All – Experienced Teachers, Novice Teachers and Community Volunteers Longman Online Dictionaries: An Affordable Resource Providing Instant Gratification, Study Skills, & Accuracy Common Non-English Speaker Mistakes
A304 Adult Non-Participation in Education: Detouring from the Pathway Integrating a Health Awareness Curriculum in the ESOL Classroom Developing a Workforce Essentials Program
A306 GED Overview Navigating the Obstacles to GED® Testing in Maryland Who is My Personality Hero?
A307 Sing! Dance! Create! Arts Integration in the Adult ELL Classroom A Tale of Two Instructors: Using Texting to Support Language Acquisition Human Trafficking Hidden in Your Community
A111 Using SharePoint Technology to Improve Communication with Faculty Overview of TABE Integrating Basic Skills into Occupational Instruction: Lessons Learned
A113 S-3

Super Shoebox Science

The Transition from Instructor to Administrator The 411 on MAACCE Board/Committees



Workshops at a Glance

Friday, May 13


  Session 4 Session 5 Session 6
8:45 – 9:45 10:00 – 11:00 11:15 – 12:15
A300 Pinterest – The Power of Learning on the Head of a Pin Workforce Development – Building Deep, Sustainable Engagement with Employers CNA? LPN? RN?  How to Prepare Students for a Nursing Career
Bridgeroom The Next TABE and the New EFL’s Burlington English Career Pathways—Your WIOA Solution! Teaching complexity: Using Authentic Materials and Sentence Patterns for College Preparation
A302 Teaching Adults Historical Empathy through Historical Novels Be Ambitious! Strategies for Massive Vocabulary Acquisition Math Instruction for the Reluctant Learner
A303 Meta-What? Developing Metacognitive skills with our adult learners Maximizing Access for Students and Teachers Through Technology “You Gotta Be Committed and Determined”: A Research Report on the Agency of Maryland’s GED® Learners
A304 “A Big and Excellent Opportunity”: What We’ve Learned about Adult Learner Leadership Teaching with Brain-Based Activities Technology (Symbaloo) in the Classroom
A306 It’s the Principle that Counts!: Effective Adult Language Education Science Experiments to Enhance Science Instruction Helping Your Adult Learners BEAT Test Stress
A307 What Every Immigrant Needs to Know, But May Not Ask On Their Level:  Using Lexile Levels to help Adult ESL Students Read Civics Education and Family Literacy Curriculum
A111 Learning how to Learn: Helping Adult Learners Become Self-Regulated How We Became a Testing Center for Detention Center Candidates The Color Vowel Approach: A Brief Introduction


A113 The Life Long Learner: Leaning Disabilities in Adult Learners Who is My Personality Hero? A Sustainable ESL Model for Everyone



Vendor/Advertising/Sponsorship Information

We invite you to participate at our 2016 Conference!  Please read the informational memo for details.
Download the Registration Form:  pdf    or    word


The MAACCE Conference is a prime opportunity for you to showcase your products and services to a receptive audience of adult educators.  The fee for each exhibit table is $280. Additional representative is $50 per day. The deadline for reservations and payment is April 15, 2016.


Advertising space is available in the conference booklet. All advertisements will be printed in black and white. Rates are $125 for a full page (5’’ x 8”), $75 for a half page (5” x 4”) and $50 for a quarter page (2 ½” x 4”). Space on the inside front and back covers is also available at $160. Please consider advertising even if you are unable to join us in person as an exhibitor!


We also have sponsorship opportunities to make conference participants better aware of your services:  Gold Level, Silver Level, Bronze Level, and Copper Level.  Please see informational memo for more details.


Registration – Closed!


Join us for two exciting days of learning at the Maritime Institute.  MAACCE Conference Registration is now open.  Download the Registration Form in Word or PDF.  Feel free to type in the registration information on either form.  One form per registration.  If you are paying via Paypal, visit the Conference Payment Options 2016 and fill out the Conference Google Form for registration.  Submit payment.




Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker, Barbara Oakley, Ph.D., is scheduled for Thursday, May 12.   Please visit her website for more information.]



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