I am pleased to announce the following discussion aimed at continuing the dialogue started at the National Institute for Literacy’s Achieving Student Success: Transitions to Post-secondary Education webcast. This renewed discussion will be held during the week of March 1, 2010. If you were unable to attend the January 20, 2010 broadcast, you may view the archived version.
Topic: Furthering the Achieving Student Success: Transitions to Post-secondary Education Webcast Dialogue
This webcast was moderated by Daniel Miller, Acting Director of the National Institute of Literacy. Participants explored successful student transitions as well as discussed current research and adult education program perspectives. During the webcast many interesting questions were raised. Time ran out before all were addressed. As panelists on the webcast, our guests and I will do our best to answer many of the remaining questions in the upcoming discussion.
Jeffrey Fantine, State Director of Adult Education, Maine
Jeffrey A. Fantine is the State Director of Adult Education and Family Literacy at the Maine Department of Education. Prior to relocating to Maine, Fantine spent the last 8 years as Director of the Center for the Study and Development of Literacy and Language in the College of Education at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. There his work focused on coordinating professional development for Ohio’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education system funded through the Ohio Department of Education. Fantine’s primary work involved improving educational services for adult students with learning disabilities and other special learning needs.
Julie Scoskie, Director, Jefferson County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education, Louisville, Kentucky
Julie Scoskie is the Director of the national award-winning Jefferson County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education (JCPS ACE) Program based in Louisville, KY. JCPS ACE served 6,240 individuals in 2007-08 by providing literacy, Pre-GED, GED, and English as a Second Language instruction. Kentucky Post-Secondary and Education Reform (House Bill 1, 1997) and Restructuring of Adult Education (Senate Bill 1, 2000) called for a more seamless, integrated system of adult and postsecondary education services. To meet this need, JCPS Adult Education and Jefferson Community and Technical College have partnered to provide transition to postsecondary education opportunities via the Educational Enrichment Services Program (EES) since 2003.
Ronna Spacone, Education Program Specialist, U. S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Ronna Spacone has been an Education Program Specialist with the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education, since 2003. She has 20 years of experience working in adult education and literacy. Spacone is responsible for managing National Leadership Activities authorized under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Title II. These include the National Diffusion of the Standards-in-Action Innovations, the Adult Education Content Standards Warehouse, and Technical Assistance to States on Performance-Based Funding. Spacone also serves as a contact person for the topic area of transitioning adult education students to college and careers.
I look forward to 'seeing' you there!
Ellen Hewett - Transitions to Post-secondary Education Discussion List Moderator