Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2016

September 1st, 2016

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

September 26 – October 1 2016

Check out #AEFLAWeek  at the COABE Website for Fact Sheets, Media Outreach Toolkit, and more.

COABE Offering FREE Webinars in August

August 15th, 2016
Wednesday, August 19th at 2EST
Developing Human Capitol In the Age of WIOA
Presented by: Mitch Rosin and Ron Painter

Wednesday, August 31st at 2EST
PrepPath: Helping to Create an Education Program to Support all of Your Students 
Presented by: Christy Williams

REMEMBER!  NAE Members are COABE Members, too!

Member Reports From MPAEA 2016 in Boise

June 14th, 2016


Many Nevada Adult Educators’ members attended the 2016 MPAEA conference this April.

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

Here are some of the conference reports from our members:


Olu Akinyele

Kathleen Jameson

Rhea Watson

Jay Yeo


Spotlight on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified State Plan Governance Team

May 20th, 2016

Silver State Spotlight - Office of the Govenor

Governor Sandoval has expressed a strategic vision of building a new Nevada characterized by a dynamic and diverse 21st century economy that is sustained by a skilled, talented, and equipped workforce. After the historic successes in education reform achieved during the 2015 legislative session, Governor Sandoval has identified workforce readiness as a next major step toward strengthening the state for generations to come. Recently, a dedicated team of hard-working professionals from a variety of state agencies and local workforce boards completed a critical task related to workforce development in Nevada when they finalized and submitted Nevada’s Unified State Plan for workforce development, as required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Governor Sandoval is pleased to shine the spotlight on this team and recognize their outstanding performance in preparing the state’s plan for long-term workforce development.

Federal WIOA legislation, enacted in 2014, requires each state in the nation to develop a plan for aligning workforce development and support efforts in order to streamline programs and maximize efficiencies across multiple programs and state agencies. After more than a year of meetings and deliberations to prepare Nevada’s plan, a talented team submitted an exceptional document to Governor Sandoval for his approval and submission to the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

The WIOA Governance Workgroup, comprised of more than a dozen state employees representing core programs in the areas of health and human services, education, employment and training development, and vocational rehabilitation met regularly throughout the past year to develop and draft a statewide strategy for Nevada’s workforce development efforts for years to come.

The finished product submitted by the WIOA Governance Workgroup was nothing short of remarkable. The plan, more than 230 pages in length, describes the significant steps that state agencies and stakeholders will take to increase collaboration and partnerships, promote alignment of services, and maximize efficiencies that will result in more Nevadans having access to the employment training that they need to compete for 21st century job opportunities. The plan reflects the Governor’s vision of closing skills gaps and creating career pathways that will allow Nevada to continue to attract and retain dynamic new industries in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, autonomous vehicle systems, and health care delivery that will help to strengthen, diversify, and fortify the state’s economy well into the future.

Not only did the WIOA Governance Workgroup compile a truly impressive and comprehensive plan, but the team was able to do so well before the federal deadline, submitting Nevada’s Unified Plan more than a month before it was due to the U.S. Department of Labor. The workgroup was led by Administrator Steve Fisher of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and Deputy Director Dennis Perea of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR). The team was also comprised of representatives from the Nevada Department of Education, local workforce boards, the Governor’s staff, and other state agencies and programs with oversight over workforce development and support functions. Each core agency was responsible for making revisions and suggestions for the plan, which was drafted by DETR’s Kris Nelson and Mae Worthy, who completed multiple drafts of the plan and whose efforts were critical to submitting a comprehensive document before the deadline.

“The performance by the WIOA Governance Workgroup team was simply outstanding, and the team is currently engaged in the modification period of the State Plan, and ensuring that it complies with federal guidelines as they continue to be issued from the U.S. Department of Labor. Nevada’s Unified State Plan represents a monumental step forward in the state’s efforts to meet the needs of employers, reintegrate displaced workers, and provide the skills and training to prospective employees who will need to compete for 21st century job opportunities,” said Nevada’s Chief Strategy Officer Dale Erquiaga, who advises the Governor on workforce development and education initiatives.

Governor Sandoval is extremely proud of the exceptional work performed by the WIOA Governance Workgroup team, and extends his appreciation to each of the team members and their agencies for their efforts to help develop the new Nevada workforce.



Steve Fisher, Div. of Welfare and Supportive Services, DHHS

Sandra Chamberlin, Div. of Welfare and Supportive Services, DHHS

Dennis Perea, DETR

Kris Nelson, DETR

Renee Olson, DETR

Coralie Peterson, DETR

Grant Nielson, DETR

Mae Worthey, DETR

Shelley Hendren, Rehabilitation Division, DETR

John Thurman, Nevadaworks

Ardell Galbreth, Workforce Connections

Jaime Cruz, Workforce Connections

Mike Raponi, Nevada Department of Education

Ken Zutter, Nevada Department of Education

Brad Deeds, Nevada Department of Education

Scholarships Available for 2016 MPAEA Conference

February 1st, 2016

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Scholarships Available to Attend the MPAEA 2016 Conference
April 26-29 – Boise Idaho

Nevada Adult Educators is offering a wonderful scholarship opportunity for its members to attend the upcoming Mountain Plains Adult Education Association’s Annual Conference, April 26-29, 2016, in Boise, Idaho.

This one-time scholarship will be used to pay the MPAEA member registration fee of $295.00.
(Members of Nevada Adult Educators are also members of MPAEA via our large group membership.)

Hurry! Applications due by April 1, 2016.

Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed for the MPAEA member registration fee of $295.00 upon receipt of completed conference report that will be due May 30, 2016.  See details below.

To apply, click here to complete the online application. Be sure to apply before the application deadline of April 1, 2016. There is a limited amount of funding, so get your application in early!
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 1, 2016. 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, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified via e-mail within 10 days from the date of submission of scholarship application.

COABE Webinar: It’s Tech-Xtrodinary! 20 Tech Tools for the ESL Classroom

August 6th, 2015

COABE_logo      FREE Professional Development Webinar for COABE Members

>> Most NAE Members are also COABE Members due to our large group membership plan*

Webinar: It’s Tech-Xtrodinary! 20 Tech Tools for the ESL Classroom 
Presented by: Becky Shiring

When: August 11th at 2pmEST

Join COABE for an intensive, hands on webinar that was a “hit” when presented as a workshop at the COABE 2015 Conference in Denver, CO! This webinar will be useful to members that were unable to attend the conference as well as those that would like to continue their professional development after the national conference.

Technology not only prepares our students for workplace success in the digital age but also is extremely beneficial in diverse classrooms where students’ skill levels and interests vary. In this webinar participants will learn about 20 free and easy to use technologies that can be used to differentiate instruction and prepare ELLs for success in a connected global and digital society. Learn about exciting options to help engage students and meet instructional challenges.

Save your seat today!

*Members of Nevada Adult Educators at the time of COABE's large group enrollment period only.

Nevada Adult Educators Attend 2015 COABE Conference

June 1st, 2015

COABE 2015

Many Nevada Adult Educators attended the 2015 COABE conference this April.

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

Here are some of the conference reports from our members:

Cerise Bienvenue-Boston

Dawn Sarantakis

Glorious Fealing

Olu Akinyele

Shannon Quinn

Barbara Stephano and Linda Bogle Combined Report

Susan Weikel

Dr. Robert Henry Receives MPAEA Award of Merit

April 17th, 2015

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Mountain Plains Adult Education Association has awarded the 2015 MPAEA Award of Merit to Dr. Robert (Bob) Henry. Dr. Henry is the Director of Adult Education for the Clark County School District and President of Nevada Adult Educators. The award is to honor one individual who has made an outstanding contribution towards furthering the concept of adult education as a process continuing throughout life.  This award is the highest award given by MPAEA.  Only one recipient is selected each year.  Nevada Adult Educators is led by an extremely professional and respected adult educator.  NAE is so fortunate to have his leadership and wisdom.  Big congratulations to Dr. Henry!