2016 Adult Education Conference Now Open!

2016 RI Annual Adult Education Conference
Monday, September 26th, 2016 at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus.
$35.00 Registration / $45 day of conference. Free for presenters and Students!

Click HERE to view Conference Schedule  (Please note updates to the schedule!)

Click HERE to register! (Registration ends September 20th for the $35 fee.  Otherwise, it is $45 at the door)

Apply now for PBTLA Practicum

The Proficiency-Based Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (PBTLA) Practicum is being offered to adult education practitioners and administrators and concentrates on current research-based best practices in standards-based instructional management.

The PBTLA instructional strategies include:

  • Developing, implementing, reviewing and revising learning tasks collaboratively including authentic opportunities
  • Personalizing instruction (adjusting instructional practices to meet the needs of each student)
  • Engaging students as active and self-directed learners
  • Integrating technology (blended learning)
  • Adapting Understanding by Design
  • Increasing rigor using Depth of Knowledge (DOK)
  • Delivering targeted and timely feedback
  • Integrating evidence-based learning
  • Performing ongoing assessment and apply assessment data to inform and modify instructional practice

The PBTLA Practicum involves four face-to-face sessions and expects independent work between each session. The Practicum will involve about 20 hours total.

The PBTLA Practicum schedule is:

  • Friday, October 7, 2016
  • Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Friday, November 18, 2016
  • Friday, December 9, 2016


All sessions are held at the RI AE Professional Development Center, 144 Bignall Street, Warwick RI 02888.   All sessions are from 9 am to 12 pm.

 If you cannot attend all of the four sessions but still want to participate, contact Donna Chambers at 401-677-6401.

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