AALL would love to hear from our members as we plan the 2016 AALL Awards Conference this November! Share with AALL your ideas on a conference theme and maybe some suggestions for PD strands as well. We would like to make sure we are exceeding the needs of our members when it comes to professional learning and this would be a great way to have some direct involvement with conference planning. If AALL picks your theme for the conference, you will win a free conference registration!
Hello AALL members:
It has been a busy year so far and as your Arizona adult education association, AALL looks forward to continuing the pace in offering quality professional learning and adult education advocacy and awareness! Some of the events AALL was proud to be a part of this year include our fall conference held at Northland Pioneer College, The Ambassadors Training at Queen Creek Adult Education and the recent Adult Literacy Week contest which had a theme this year of College and Career Crossroads!
I would like to thank all of our members for their professional contribution, time and support to help make each of these events a success. I would also like to give thanks to the AALL board who made an extra effort behind the scenes with planning, coordinating and putting a lot of this together.
As the saying goes, “an association is only as strong as its members”, and in recognizing the many talents and experiences our members bring to AALL, I would like to ask you to consider contributing to the association as a board member. A call for nominations to the board just went out and this would be a perfect opportunity to put yourself or another member forward to take a greater part in being involved in Arizona’s adult education and literacy efforts. The ideas, talents, experiences and passion our members have for putting forth adult education in the state is the real success in everything that AALL does and we greatly look forward to having that contribution at the board level! Please consider joining the AALL board and helping us make a difference. Just in case you have any questions about being a board member with AALL or some of the committees you can be a part of, I would like to introduce to you our current AALL board members and officers. Feel free to reach out to us with questions any time.
Philip Suriano: President
Kelly Stewart: Past President
Christine Niven: Treasurer
Aliza Dodell: Secretary
Lily Beth Brazones
An event we are currently putting together and are proud to present is our annual spring conference which will be held in Tucson on May 6th at the El Rio Learning Center, 1390 W. Speedway, 85745. Our conference theme this year is “Skills for Success through Student Engagement” and our keynote speaker will be Cynthia Peters - Editor of The Change Agent - from World Ed / NELRC. The Change Agent has been providing student writing, CCR-aligned lesson plans and content in support of adult education for over 20 years and we welcome Cynthia to our state conference!
Another event AALL is looking forward to and working hard to bring in 2018 is the national COABE conference. We are proud to have Arizona host the 2018 COABE conference and AALL will be helping to provide the theme, presentations, conference volunteers and marketing among other opportunities. AALL looks forward to help bring Arizona adult educators this opportunity for exposer and to network at the national level!
As we move forward in our efforts to promote, support and develop adult education and literacy in Arizona, I hope you will send us your feedback, suggestions, ideas, and maybe provide some of your time on the board. These efforts are what will guide us as your state adult education association and we look forward to hearing from you!
2015-16 AALL Board President
The Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning (AALL) is looking for a few good men and women to serve on its Board of Directors. Click HERE to find out more!
Registration is now open for
Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning’s 2015 Spring Conference
Register now for the opportunity to join your colleagues on May, 5th at Biosphere 2 near Tucson and Oracle, Arizona as together we explore how to bring valuable science and career curriculum into our classes. “Career and college ready”, “contextualization”: these will no longer just be buzz words as you experience what lessons can be in your classroom and leave with ideas that you can use.
This full day conference will begin with a common learning lesson on basic concepts that span lessons, and then break into separate learning strands inspired by Biosphere 2 topics where participants will be guided by Biosphere 2 trainers in parallel learning paths. Experience the lessons as students and as teachers as you discuss with fellow English language, math and language arts teachers the relevance of what you experience and the applicability of it to our classes and students.
Dear AALL Members and Adult Educators in Arizona,
AALL is pleased to serve as Arizona’s adult education association in 2014, and we are dedicated to supporting advocacy, communication networks and professional learning that you can rely on this year.
In 2014, AALL maintains their commitment to lifelong learning by:
1) Tackling the rigors of the new College and Career Readiness Standards and the 2014 GED exam,
2) Promoting basic education to college transitions
3) Developing partnerships that promote thriving families and an educated workforce in our state
We know that as long as there are opportunities for continued education, then Arizona can decrease our drop-out rate, unemployment rate and low literacy rate, and increase our college success rate. We know that parents are a child’s first teacher. We know that individuals with a high school diploma earn on average $9,000 more per year than those without an equivalent credential, and we know that annual income continues to increase with post-secondary education. Sustainable families and a stable community are dependent on educated community members.
AALL is dedicated to bringing our membership together so that adult education professionals can give Arizona’s adult learners a voice. We want to advocate for sustained program opportunities and to operate with the best practices in our field today.
As a membership association, our success depends on you. Our board of directors is made up of AALL members who want to support lifelong learning goals in our state, and our membership is made up of educators and program administrators who want to move our state goals forward. Thank you for your commitment to what we do, and for your participation.
We hope you will take advantage of our membership opportunities like bi-annual state professional learning conferences, scholarships for educators and students, adult literacy week grant opportunities, and more. Our website and list-serve offers updates, newsletters and resources to keep you up-to-date on state advocacy issues, professional learning tools and current events in our field. We hope you enjoy your membership!
Good luck in 2014. Please visit our website often for more information about how you can get involved in your state association AALL (Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning).
2014 AALL Board President
AALL is pleased to present our Fall Conference and Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Pima Community College’s El Rio Adult Learning Center, Tucson, AZ.
“Strengthen Your Common Core – Be Prepared to Start Your Work(out)”
THREE WAYS TO REGISTER:
Please complete the REGISTRATION below no later than October 11th, 2013.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Send check or Purchase Order # to:
Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 16021
Phoenix, AZ 85011-6021
Special Announcement from the Awareness Committee
June 14, 2013
Dear AALL Members, Friends, and Supporters,
After years of awareness raising, letter writing, hand wringing, begging, faxing and phoning….
Adult Education is in the budget for the full 4.5M! (See memo from Karen Liersch)
All that is left is for Governor Brewer to sign the budget -- which she will!
Please thank the Governor; thank your representatives and senators; thank your staff and students; thank your partners and friends;
keep inviting policymakers to your graduations and open houses; nurture those relationships; and keep exposing
students to the challenges and joys of civic engagement.
Thanks again for all of your amazing efforts over the last four years. Together, we made this happen!
The AALL Awareness Committee
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." Henry Ford