March 2015 – 2015 PAACE State Conference, State College, PA
Presenter: Yoel Solís
Title: “Talk, Make, Draw, Write: Radically Multimodal Math”
March 2014 – 2014 COABE PAACE State Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Lead Presenter: Yoel Solís
Title: “Contextualizing Math Instruction to Diverse Workforce Goals in a Collaborative, Multilevel Classroom”
Summary: Workforce contextualization is a powerful tool to engage adult learners with math and build numeracy scores for sustainable careers. Participants will learn and practice effective strategies to contextualize math for learners with diverse career goals.
March 2013 – 2013 COABE LAPCAE National Conference, New Orleans, LA
Co-presenter: Yoel Solís
Title: “Integrating Contextualized Literacy in Green Jobs Training Programs”
Summary: This workshop explores strategies & lessons learned for incorporating contextualized literacy skills into occupational training programs. Organizations that provide job training to lower-skilled adults through Jobs for the Future’s GreenWays initiative have found they can better prepare workers for employment by integrating contextualized literacy into their programs. The workshop highlights two case studies drawn from GreenWays programs in Philadelphia & Detroit that integrate contextualized literacy skills into their training programs. Participants will learn about each program’s approach to providing contextualized literacy & some of the successes & lessons learned from each strategy.
May 2012 – 2012 NAWDP Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Co-Presenter: Yoel Solís
Title: “Fast Track to Literacy: Contextualized Learning in a Collaborative Model”