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Digital Literacy Symposium

Digital Literacy Symposium In-Person

You're invited to MOAL’s digital literacy symposium for adult education providers!

We'll delve into the importance of digital literacy within the field of adult education and discuss digital equity solutions. 

This event aims to shed light on the challenges faced by adults in acquiring literary skills and finding their place in the digital world. We will explore strategies to bridge the digital divide and create equal opportunities for all individuals to access and benefit from digital literacy resources.

Where? 

Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Boulevard (Main Office)
Houston, TX 77022

 

Date:
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Time:
9:00am - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Off Site
Age Group:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Business, Career & Job Skills     Classes & Education     Workshop  

Registration is required. There are 100 seats available.

AGENDA

8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Registration
9 a.m.- 9:10 a.m Welcome by MOAL Director Federico Salas-Isnardi 
9:10a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Presentation & Digital Equity Remarks from the Office of Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia 
9:20 a.m. -9:50 a.m.

Opening Session

AI: A Part of the Literacy Solution for Adult Education  by David Chalk, Tech Entrepreneur & Successful Neuhaus Adult Literacy Learner 

9:50a.m. - 9:55 a.m. Announcements, Training Tracks, and Snacks
10 a.m – 11:55 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions
10 a.m. – 10: 55 a.m. Break Outs 
 

Break Out B: Introduction to DART Curriculum Part 1 (ESL / Workforce) 

Dr. Glenda Rose, Director for Adult Education at Community Action / Owner of GR Education & Training Consultants 

 

Break Out C: Open Ed Resources for ASE & ABE 

Ashly Winkle, Texas COABE Digital Change Agent, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning  

 

Break Out D: Social Media: Simple Tips & Tricks for Promoting and Recruiting

Banke Awopetu, Social Media Specialist, Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy 

11 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Break Outs 
 

Break Out E: UpSkilling and Reskilling – Next Level Digital Literacy (Workforce / IET) 

Xprize Software developer partners / Zspace panel 

 

Break Out F: Using Distance Learning to Increase MSGs and Literacy Outcomes (Managers) 

Dr. Debra Hargrove of TCALL and Lori Slayton with TWC 

 

Break Out G: Introduction to DART Curriculum Part 2 (Instructors) 

Dr. Glenda Rose, Director for Adult Education at Community Action / Owner of GR Education & Training Consultants 

 

Break Out H: Social Media: Simple Tips & Tricks for Promoting and Recruiting 

Banke Awopetu, Social Media Specialist, Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy 

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Closing Session with Working Lunch (Sponsored Lunch TBD) 

Digital Literacy as 21st Century Currency Panel Q&A (30 mins) 

  • Misha McClure, Comcast Director – External Affairs 

  • Dr.Tracy Weedon, CEO / Executive Director, Neuhaus Education Center 

  • Ashly Winkle, Texas COABE Digital Change Agent, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning 

  • Bryant Black, Greater Houston Partnership 

  • Juliet Stipeche, Houston Galveston Area Commission  

  • Microsoft Mentors 

  • Announcements & Appreciation 

 

Success Stories

Video: In Their Own Voices – The Impact of Adult Digital Literacy on Adult Learners and Their Families in the Great Houston Area 

  Conclusion: MOAL Director – Federico Salas-Isnardi
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

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