Course Detail: ICCH - ICCHE Conference: Re-Engaging Adult Learners in Today's Evolving Landscape

47th Annual Illinois Council for Continuing Higher Education Conference.
The Pandemic has altered our society and how we navigate and move forward. Join us as we discuss these changes and what the 'new normal' means to continuing adult higher education.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Jason Klein, Director of P-20 Initiatives with Northern Illinois University. Dr. Klein is the director of P-20 Initiatives, which includes facilitating the P-20 Network, collaborating with the Illinois Interactive Report Cards Office and steering the P-20 Research Collaborative. Jason brings to the position nearly 25 years of experience in demographically diverse public school districts as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. Jason has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master's degree and Ph.D. in educational administration from Illinois State University, and an Ed.S. in educational administration from NIU.


Tuesday, April 5
9:00 - 9:10 - Welcome/Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
9:10 - 10:00 - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jason Klein, Director of P-20 Initiatives, Northern Illinois University
10:10 - 11:00 - (Session #1) "Striving for MORE Equal Footing: Quick Wins for Making Your Course More Accessible", Dawn Karlovsky and Jennifer Mattingly, Judson University
11:10- 12:00 - (Session #2) "The Early Childhood Competency-Based Virtual Reality PLA Project", Anne O. Brennan, Oakton Community College and Marie Ann Donovan, DePaul University
12:30 - 12:30 - Break and optional networking time
1:30 - 2:20 - Lunch and Learn
1:30 - 2:20 - (Session #3) "Contemporary Ideas for Reaching Contemporary Students", Tony Hooker, Parkland College
2:30 - 3:20 (Session #4) "Pivoting Through a Pandemic: How noncredit offerings thrived in an online format", Leslie Brock, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
3:30 - 4:30 - Award Presentation, Membership Meeting and Board Elections

Wednesday, April 6
9:00 - 9:50 (Session #5) "Universal Design for Learning in Andragogy: An Overlap with Project-based, Self-directed Learning as applied in an Online Physical Science Course for Adult Learners" Dr. Rani Mathai, Judson University
10:00 - 10:50 - "Leveraging the Pandemic: Teaching and Empowering Adult English Learners with Language and Digital Literacy in Online Modality", Akiko Ota, Governors State University
11:00 - 11:50 - "Introducing Postbaccalaureate Certificates to Engage and Partner with Corporations and External Organizations", Emily Skowron and Tracy Gerber, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Available Sessions