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Capitol Hill Day and COABE

The Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) sponsored Capitol Hill Day on September 28th in Washington to meet legislators and advocate on behalf of adult education. CETE staff member Jody Angelone participated in this event.

Presentation at GCATD Conference

CETE Instructional Development Specialists Cara North and Alicia Willis presented on October 14 at the Association for Talent Development Greater Cincinnati Chapter (GCATD) annual conference held in West Chester, Ohio.

Ohio TESOL Conference

Two CETE staff members presented at the Ohio TESOL conference held in Columbus on October 7 and 8.

State Personnel Development Grant National Conference

CETE staff member Barbara Boone presented at the State Personnel Development Grant National Conference held on Oct. 11-12 in Washington.

Instructional Designer Podcast Interview

An episode on Dear Instructional Designer, a podcast dedicated to tools, technology, and solutions from instructional designers, features an interview with Cara North, a CETE Instructional Development Specialist.

Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award

A special education teacher from one of our mNET partners was awarded the Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award. Brenda McNair from the Clark County School District in Nevada received this award from the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET).

IVETA International Conference

CETE’s director Bob Mahlman attended the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Conference in Fiji on August 23-25, 2016. He has served on their Executive Committee for six years and will be the group’s president starting in January 2017. Major issues addressed at the Executive Committee meeting were the updating of the constitution and bylaws, enhancement of member benefits, and future international conferences.

DACUM Process Used for Training in Industry

The DACUM process was used recently by Mars Inc. (the candy company) at their Cleveland, Tennessee, plant for employee training with very satisfactory results.

Panel Presentation on Family Engagement

Barbara Boone was a panel member for the Family Engagement: Making Federal Policy Real presentation at the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs Director’s Conference, August 1, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

CETE staff Joyce Isler, Greg Nagy, Cara North, and Alicia Willis attended the annual Distance Teaching and Learning conference August 9-11, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin. This conference brings together distance education and training professionals to share ideas, resources, research, and best practices. Vendors attend to exhibit and present emerging technologies and to show their impact on distance education. The conference keynotes were given by Richard Culatta, Michelle Miller, and Karl Kapp.