Adult Ed conference focuses on ‘changing lives’

Adult education practitioners are invited to the Maine Adult Education Association’s 2012 annual conference June 20-21 at Colby College in Waterville, with a day full of “pre-conference” sessions on June 19.

The two-day conference, called “Pathways for Changing Lives,” will feature more than 60 workshop sessions on topics of interest to adult education practitioners in public school programs, post-secondary and workforce settings, and in organizations and agencies serving adult learners.

Topics will include program administration, marketing, social media, instructional techniques in all subject areas, GED topics, topics for English Language Learning, uses of technology in adult education and more.

The keynote presentation on June 20 is by Glenn Cummings, president and executive director of the Good Will-Hinckley School, former Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education, and former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Cummings will address the relevance of adult education in today’s economy and support for post-secondary goals.

The Conference will feature the annual Awards Luncheon on June 21.

For more information about conference and pre-conference sessions and to register, visit the Maine Adult Education website.

Contact Cathy Newell with questions by phone at 207-875-2722 or by email at

Note: The Maine DOE shares this information as a courtesy. Unless otherwise noted, inclusion in the Maine DOE Newsroom does not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by the Maine Department of Education.

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