I think you raise an extremely important point - our state conference should be held jointly when possible. Who would be responsible to change the dates for our WLLA conference - would the board vote on it or is it up to the district hosting?
On May 12, 2006, at 2:29 PM, Kelsee Miller wrote:
Dear State ABE Colleagues:
It has become evident that the State ABE and Wyoming Lifelong Learning Association (WLLA) fall conference schedules are creating an issue for some of us. Our institution highly encourages faculty professional development and provides us with resources to attend conferences and workshops.
This year, the State ABE conference is scheduled for Sept. 27 and 28. The annual Pro-Literacy Conference is scheduled for October 5 -7 and WLLA is scheduled for October 12 and 13. It would certainly be easier for us, and I'm sure many of you, if we could consolidate some of these events so that ALL of our staff can receive Professional Development credit and/or present at these conferences. It is much easier for our students to have our Center and Outreach Sites close only once compared to multiple times. Since the Pro-Literacy Conference is way out of Wyoming's hands, is there any way WLLA and the State ABE planners can work together to better serve the state's ABE instructors?
I realize this issue is still months away; however, many of us leave for the summer and September will be here before we know it!
Kelsee Miller Casper College Adult Basic Education/GED Instructor 125 College Dr. Casper, WY 82601 307-268-2895 307-268-2230
Valley Peters Director of Adult Services valleypeters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 307.733.9242