July 18th, 2011
Nevada Department of Education

Nevada Department of Education

You can view the full position announcement at the Nevada Department of Personnel

This position was previously held by Rick Rasmussen who retired in June.

The Position

Education Programs Professionals assist and foster the growth of K-12, postsecondary, and related education programs throughout Nevada by providing technical assistance, training, and oversight.

Under the leadership of the Director of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) and the State Coordinator for Adult Education, this position is responsible for providing leadership, technical assistance and quality improvement for programs and projects assigned to the Adult Education Office, with a special emphasis on Adult High School (AHS) programs in the State of Nevada. Position responsibilities include: processing local applications; providing ongoing technical assistance to AHS program coordinators and administrators, including site visits, as needed, to ensure compliance and continuous improvement; conducting annual monitoring to verify compliance with state policies, regulations and laws; developing and implementing system changes to ensure continuous improvement in AHS education programs; preparation of annual reports to document data and performance; and administration of state funding. The Education Programs Professional will be responsible for oversight and management of Corrections Education and Alternative Education programs throughout the State. Position responsibilities will also include assignments to support the development and administration of Adult Basic Education programs and GED testing, to include grants management. Special attention will be directed to expand the reporting and accountability for adult learners across the state.

NAE Board Updates

July 13th, 2011

Jennifer Keiser

Jennifer Keiser, Adult Education Coordinator – GED Chief Examiner at the Clark County School District is the newest addition to Nevada Adult Educators’ Board of Directors. An (upstate) New Yorker, Jennifer graduated from Broome Community College with two A.A.S. degrees in Business Marketing and Nursing. She then received her B.S. degree from Binghamton University in Human Development. After a career in business and nursing, she decided it was time for a change and received certification and a master’s degree from Marywood University in Scranton, PA in the field of Special Education. She has taught in New York, California and Nevada in various fields of special education. After spending nine years in the classroom, she obtained her administrative endorsement through UNLV and began working at CCSD in 2009.

Drawing on her extensive background, Jennifer finds her work with adults challenging, yet rewarding at the same time. “Students come to our department from all walks of life with all types of needs. It is gratifying knowing that I can assist students in fulfilling educational goals and dreams so they may continue on with post secondary education and/or gainful employment.”

Teri Zutter

Teri Zutter, a Board member since NAE’s inception in 2007, has agreed to serve as Secretary. Teri came to adult education from the ground floor: She received her GED in 1986 began tutoring math at the community college level in 1990 and subsequently taught English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED Preparation and United States Citizenship Preparation classes.

She served as MPAEA President in 2006-2007 and is a popular presenter in Nevada and at regional conferences. She has been the Director of the Adult Literacy and Language Program at Western Nevada Community College in Carson City since 2000.

Call for Proposals – 2011 SNV CATESOL Conference

June 10th, 2011

Call for Proposals: Southern NV CATESOL 2011 Conference

“The Promise of English”

November 4 & 5, 2011

College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus

SNV CATESOL invites everyone working in K–12, Adult Education, Intensive English Programs, university or community college academic English programs, teacher training, public or private school ESL, authoring of textbooks and teaching materials, or ESL research to share ideas, experiences, materials, and findings with others.

Click Here to Download the Call Proposal

MLoTS – The Media Library of Teaching Skills

June 7th, 2011

The Media Library of Teaching Skills
for adult learning and literacy

The Media Library of Teaching Skills for adult learning and literacy project is a free, online, digital library of short videos of adult education teachers and their classes or tutorials, intended for use in professional development. Each video is an example of a state-approved content standard, research-based practice, preferred approach, or specific teaching method or skill. In some cases these are examples in practice of a particular state’s approved curriculum frameworks or content standards. The project began in March, 2007, and has grown as new videos are added to the online library.

Adult Ed? There’s an app for that!

May 31st, 2011

List of Adult Literacy Apps

The Central Coast Children’s Foundation, in preparation for the annual Monterey County adult literacy conference, put together the attached list of mobile and tablet apps useful to adult literacy programs.

CCCF’s President, Harvey Pressman says, “We are now sharing this list with you, in hopes that you will find it useful in your work. Please feel free to use it in any way you see fit, with or without attribution, including posting on your own web site, distributing to colleagues, circulating it in parts or in whole, etc. etc.”

Click here for the list

Twitter II Webinar Slides

May 20th, 2011

twitter birdThanks for attending the Twitter II webinar.

Click here for a copy of the slides.

ELL-U – A free ELL Learning Portal Offering Professional Development

May 5th, 2011


English Language Learner University (ELL-U) is an innovative, accessible, easy-to-use, and free learning portal.

ELL-U provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) practitioners with unlimited access to high quality online professional development and learning opportunities. Here practitioners can access evidence-based instruction training, leading adult ESOL experts, and resources, while helping to build a community of practice for ESOL professionals.

Free Webinar – Twitter for Adult Educators II

April 15th, 2011

Ken Zutter

Ken Zutter

Join us for a Webinar on May 16, 2011 3:00 pm-4:30 pmtwitter bird

Continuing with our webinar series on Social Media, we will “fly higher” into the “Twitterverse”.
Ken Zutter will walk us through the entire process, from creating an account to using Twitter in the classroom.

As a professional adult educator, you can use Twitter to quickly share knowledge, gather information and insights, and build relationships with people who also care about the field. There are meaningful conversations about adult education happening on Twitter all the time!.

Learn how Tweets, Followers, HashTags, and Twitter Chats can be a part of your personal learning network and aid your professional development. NAE’s own Ken Zutter will introduce you to the “literacy” of Twitter, show you how to set up your own account, and get you started on this exciting and rewarding social medium.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

This webinar is free for all current members of Nevada Adult Educators.

Not a member? Click here to Join.

Need to pay your dues? Click Here

NOTE: This webinar will be using VoIP (voice-over-internet) for the audio content. Speakers are required for listening and microphone is required to speak. Participants are encouraged to use a USB headset – see

A toll number will be provided for those without computer speakers or headset.