WIOA: Priorities for Services to Immigrants

January 29th  12 – 1 pm

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 In an effort to recognize outstanding contributions in the field, NJALL is again asking for nominations from our network of professionals and participating organizations for the following:


Lifelong Learning Leadership Award


This award is for an outstanding individual or group that has demonstrated responsibility, influence, courage, motivation, inspiration, direction or guidance, and that has made an outstanding contribution to lifelong learning through research, program design and development, publications, effective and innovative use of funds, service to the profession, etc.


Teacher of the Year Award


This award is presented to an adult educator who has demonstrated professionalism and exemplary performance in the field of lifelong learning.


 Awards will be presented at the NJALL conference on April 8, 2016.


Click here to download the nomination form.

Nominations are due by March 20, 2016.

2016 Annual Conference

NJALL 2016 Annual Conference
"Students as Partners in Their Own Learning"

April 8, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:40 PM

Warner Student Life Center - Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738

  The NJALL Annual Conference will once again take place at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.  The agenda features a plenary presentation, 27 different workshops, time for networking and meeting with vendors. The registration fee covers lunch and coffee. We will continue to provide program updates as we get closer to the conference. We hope to see you there.

Plenary Presentation
Health Literacy: Patients as Partners - Maricel Santos, San Francisco State University

Adult Learner Writing Contest
Selected winners will read from their work and discuss how to support students as writers.

Workshops Topics Include:
* Teaching and Program Development Under WIOA      * Preparing for HSE Success

* Supporting Learner Transitions to College                   * Models for Library Literacy Programs

* Data-driven Professional Development                        * Students as Teachers
* Networking and Advocacy for Immigrant Justice          * Blended Learning Models

Registration:  $100 (includes lunch and coffee)

-- Please Note --
Registration for this conference is limited to 250 people.
We cannot accept any on-site registrations.
If you are paying by check or purchase order, you must first register online.
We cannot process checks or purchase orders for people who have not yet registered.
Programs can pay for groups with a purchase order, but each individual in the group needs to be registered online first.
Purchase orders must be received prior to the conference.

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WIOA Webinars

WIOA and Responding to the New
Jersey State Plan: Two Webinars

The Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is creating profound changes in the way that adult education and training is provided. As mandated by the law, each state must come up with a plan that details how they will implement WIOA. The law also requires that the state must open up a draft of the plan for public comment before the final version of the law is sent to federal authorities.
NJALL expects the governor to approve the draft and for the comment period to open soon. Plans are due in Washington, DC by March 3rd. This means that those in the field and community members must be ready to provide their input soon after the draft is released for comment.
To prepare for the comment period, NJALL will host two free webinars.
January 26th

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
WIOA: Priorities for Adult Literacy
Facilitators: Hal Beder and Barry Semple / NJALL
As part of WIOA planning, the State Council for Adult Literacy Services (SCALES) drafted recommendations regarding adult literacy under WIOA.  This document can be found here.  Key concerns included the provision of services to learners at all levels, developing partnership between programs and the need for professional development.  The presenters will identify key areas of the state plan that should be examined when it is released and will lead a discussion of how to most productively respond during the public comment period.
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January 29th

Noon to 1:00 PM
WIOA: Priorities for Services to Immigrants
Facilitators:  Erik Jacobson and Nicholas Montalto, NJALL
Erika Nava, NJ Policy Perspective
The adult education system has been called "the primary immigrant integration system in the United States." Since 1966, hundreds of thousands of immigrants have received English language, basic skills, and civics instruction under the federally-funded system. Over the past decade -- despite increasing levels of immigration,-- federal (inflation-adjusted) funding for adult education has declined by more than 20 percent, and state spending by nearly 8 percent. With the passage of WIOA, which revamps the entire system and places heavy emphasis on the integration of basic skills training with career development and post-secondary education, there is a danger that many immigrants, especially lower-level learners, will be shut out from the new system, and that those immigrants who need high school equivalency training to qualify for deferred action, will be unable to find suitable programs. This webinar will examine those aspects of the state plan with the greatest potential impact on the immigrant population in New Jersey and will develop "talking points" to be used in future advocacy.

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