Governor Sandoval Recognizes Nevada Adult Education

June 16th, 2014



Spotlight on Nevada’s Department of Education

Each week, Governor Sandoval recognizes exceptional achievements, successful programs and initiatives, and a standard of excellence in the work that is being done every day in State government in Nevada. In the spotlight this week is the Nevada Department of Education’s ongoing effort to provide critical high school equivalency and alternative education opportunities that help to reduce unemployment and enhance Nevada’s workforce.

Beginning this year, the State of Nevada became the first in the nation to provide multiple options for High School Equivalency (HSE) assessments. These educational assessments are the basis for awarding thousands of Nevadans a state-issued High School Equivalency Certificate, which affords them a higher likelihood of securing employment. The assessments allow test-takers to demonstrate proficiency in the academic skills that are necessary not only for success on the job, but in postsecondary studies as well. There are nearly 300,000 adults in Nevada who currently lack a high school diploma or an equivalent. By offering multiple methods for obtaining a HSE Certificate, the Department of Education is expanding the pathway to professional success for thousands of Nevadans whose employment opportunities would otherwise be limited.

Nevada’s expanded HSE offerings were recently showcased during the Inaugural Nevada Correctional Education Consortium (NCEC) graduation ceremony last month. The ceremony was the first of the 2014 academic year and was also the first ever to take place at the Carlin Conservation Camp in Elko County. During the ceremony, inmates received HSE Certificates after having completed programs that increased their career readiness skills and technical proficiencies. Studies show that inmates who complete these types of programs are less likely to recidivate than those who do not participate in educational programs, and every dollar spent on basic adult education within the criminal justice system yields a six dollar return on the investment.

The Governor is proud to recognize the success of the Nevada Department of Education’s innovative expansion of high school equivalency opportunities and to shine the spotlight on the dedicated efforts of the Nevada Correctional Education Consortium in helping to make employment and professional success a reality for many Nevadans across the Silver State.

NAE Members Attend 2014 MPAEA Conference – File Reports

May 27th, 2014

Many Nevada Adult Educators attended the 2014 Mountain Plains Adult Education Association conference this spring.

Nevada Adult Educators was proud to provide scholarships to its members.

Here are some of the conference reports from our members:








NAE Member Receives MPAEA Award of Excellence

May 7th, 2014

NAE member Mary Koscinski from Mineral County School District was the Award of Excellence winner from the state of Nevada at the 2014  MPAEA conference in Santa Fe. Pictured here with Kathleen Jameson, President of Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, and Brad Deeds, Nevada State Adult Education Director.

Koscinski  Receives Award of Exellence

Free College Transitions Math Workshops – Reno, CC, and Vegas

March 6th, 2014

ctcThe TMCC College Transition Math Course (CTC Math) has been tremendously successful. With exemplary retention and pass rates, CTC Math students who transitioned into college courses have succeeded at a higher rate than students who have gone through traditional college remedial math courses!

Truckee Meadows Community College’s CTC Math instructor Eriko Sakamura will be leading  three workshops.

Reno – Saturday March 29 –  9 AM to 1 PM - a half day northern Nevada training at TMCC Meadowood Center for teachers and administrators.  Anyone is welcome, RSVP required.
Download the Flyer for full information.

Las Vegas – Saturday April 12 –  9 AM to 1 PM -  a half day southern Nevada training at College of Southern Nevada’s Sahara West Center  for teachers and administrators. Anyone is welcome, RSVP required.
Download the Flyer for full information.

Carson City – Saturday April 19 –  9 AM to 1 PM - a half day northern Nevada training at Western Nevada College for teachers and administrators.  Anyone is welcome, RSVP required.
Download the Flyer for full information.


Scholarships Available for 2014 MPAEA Conference

January 21st, 2014

mpaea2014headerNevada Adult Educators is offering a wonderful scholarship opportunity for its members to attend the upcoming Mountain Plains Adult Education Association’s Annual Conference, April 28-30, 2014, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This one-time scholarship will be used to pay the MPAEA member registration fee of $250.00.
(Members of Nevada Adult Educators are also members of MPAEA)

Hurry! Applications due by April 10, 2014.

Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed for the MPAEA member registration fee of $250.00 upon receipt of completed conference report that will be due May 30, 2014.  See details below.

To apply, click here to complete the online application. Be sure to apply before the application deadline of April 10, 2014. There is a limited amount of funding, so get your application in early! ONE SCHOLARSHIP LEFT – ACT NOW!
MPAEA has a similar scholarship program – Click here for information.

You MUST be a member of Nevada Adult Educators to apply. Click here to join if you are not already a member.
Not sure if you are a current member? Use our contact form to ask.

Nevada Adult Educators Annual dues are just $35.00 per year. Click here for dues payment options.

Scholarship Requirements

Complete and submit the scholarship application by April 10, 2014. This scholarship is being offered on a first-come first-served basis. Note: Scholarship recipients must complete a one to two page report on the conference activity, which must be submitted to the scholarship committee chair listed in your award letter by May 30, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be notified via e-mail within 10 days from the date of submission of scholarship application.

Save the Date – MPAEA Conference – April 28-30

January 21st, 2014

The 2014 MPAEA Conference will be held April 28-30 in Sante Fe, New Mexico

Registration now open at the MPAEA website.

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Webinar Follow-up to Implementing College and Career Readiness Standards With Dr. Pimentel

January 14th, 2014

Nevada Adult Educators thanks Susan Pimentel  for an EXCELLENT webinar!  The number of webinar participants was one of the highest in NAE history. The feedback we have received is overwhelmingly positive.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slides

Additional Questions and Answers

Links from the presentation:

Navigating Text Complexity

Achieve the Core

Webinar: Implementing College and Career Readiness Standards With Dr. Pimentel

December 18th, 2013

NAE PresentsNevada Adult Educators in association with Nevada ABE Professional Development Team is proud to present the third webinar in the series “Implementing College and Career Readiness Standards in Nevada Adult Education”. This webinar is brought to you by Nevada Adult Educators association and features Susan Pimentel,  the lead author on the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy and the project leader on generation of the College and Career Readiness Standards


Join us on January 10, 2014 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM PST

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: