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One of my favorite times of the year is Fall—and not just because of the change in seasons! Every year I get the honor to present at Georgia’s Fall Adult Education Conference. I’ve been attending for the past five years, and it is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. The conference is designed to provide educators, administrators and partners an opportunity to learn from national presenters on a variety of topics. This year, I decided to focus on two things: Differentiation in Multi-Level Classrooms and Technology Integration under WIOA.

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EDSI's Kimberly Glenn highlights key differences between instructional delivery methods in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of educational development.

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Puzzle Pieces

EDSI Senior Consultant Ed Quintavalle reflects on the overall demand for skills in the global economy and key drivers for that success that start in the classroom. His plan outlines the need for student programs which emphasize lifeline learning, thereby decreasing workforce disparities through constant skill upgrading.

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EDSI Director Kimberly Glenn delivered four presentations at the annual Commission on Adult Basic Education conference, which focused on the themes of transitions and career pathways. The conference reflected the changes and needs of the Adult Education community.

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About 7 or so years ago, I was introduced to a new model, one created by Norman Webb. This model can be correlated to Bloom's Taxonomy, but focuses more on what is called the "cognitive demand" of a task. By using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as our framework for developing and designing curriculum, we have been able work with employers and educators to determine exactly what the end result should be and how to appropriately build knowledge to achieve the desired result.

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Perhaps my favorite part of my job is traveling the nation, visiting other states, attending conferences and delivering presentations. This past year I was fortunate enough to present at a number of conferences for Adult Education, from state conferences in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Georgia to the national Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) conference in Denver, CO.....

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People Reflection

Did you know that as of January 2nd, 2014 the GED® is no longer the only high school equivalency assessment available? For as long as anyone can remember “the GED” was the only option—but not anymore! This year, two more players entered the game, offering their versions of a high school equivalency assessment (Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ (TASC™) and HiSET®).......

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