Adult Basic Education (ABE)/Literacy
Michael Evans, Kalamazoo Literacy Council firstname.lastname@example.org
The MACAE ABE/Literacy Group will provide best practices and resources to the adult education field to increase performance goals and participant success. Vision: Every adult will develop strong lifelong knowledge and skills to contribute to their family, the workforce and their community to become global citizens.
Renae Gowen, Southgate Adult, Alternative & Community Education email@example.com
The Alternative Education Committee seeks to serve the Alternative education and Alternative high school populations across the state. The committee focuses on State Policies and Performance, Teaching and Learning Strategies, and Social/Emotional Aspects for both students and teachers.
Brian Puffer, Saline Areas Schools Community Education Director, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Community Education Committee seeks to support Adult/Alternative Education, Early Childhood, Before and After School CARE, Enrichment and Recreation classes, Facility Management, Sports Camp, Vocational and Workplace Learning, and Career Technical Education across the state of Michigan in the public school system. Community Education supports the whole family from cradle to career.
English as a Second Language
Mariah Shafer, Refugee Development Center, email@example.com
The MACAE English as a Second Language (ESL) Committee will provide best practices and resources to the adult education field to increase performance goals and participant success.
High School Equivalency/High School Completion
Whitney Dettmer, Iosco RESA Adult Education, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
The High School Equivalency Committee supports adult and alternative education, and workforce training preparation programs who offer high school equivalency options (High School Diploma, GED, HiSET, TASC). The committee seeks to identify best practices and guidance for instructional best practices, program administration of multiple HSE testing streams, preparation materials and curriculums, sharing participants success stories and access to cost effective testing for program participants.
Integrated Education and Training
Karyn Goven, Southwest Economic Solutions, Chair email@example.com
The Integrated Education and Training Committee’s vision is to prepare educators, researchers and policymakers to understand interdisciplinary education and work connections. This will be accomplished by networking, building partnerships, creating and providing professional development, curriculum and instruction in a variety of formats to meet the diverse needs of professionals in the field.
Regional Conveners Cohort
Jennifer Nemecek, MACAE, Facilitator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Regional Conveners is a collaborative think tank made up of all regional prosperity fiscal agents along with one adult education provider. The Cohort meets periodically throughout the year virtually with members of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to discuss strategies and best practices to improve the delivery of adult education programming across the state.
Please email Jennifer Nemecek, MACAE Executive Director, (email@example.com), if you are interested in joining a committee.