Thanks for Attending Innovate ‘21

Thank you for attending the City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education Department inaugural Innovate Conference.

Blended learning has become a vital tool in supporting our students as they work to reach their goals – academic, professional, and personal. Our team is shared our lessons learned and best practices from the past year.

Our five dynamic tracks include:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Technology Across the Disciplines
  • Bridge Program
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Conference Session Video Recordings and Presentations

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S1: Reflections and Innovations in a Blended Learning ESL College Transition Course

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S6: OMG! We’re Going Virtual with ESL?! From Dubious to Confident With Blended Learning

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S11: Engaging Advanced ELL Students Using Voice Thread

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S15: Making Zoom Lessons Engaging

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S17: Fun Activities in Blended Learning Lessons

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S19: Zooming in ESL Students Attention With Purposeful Writing and Wellness in Blended Learning

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S2: Playing to Our Strengths: Teaching Contextualized Grammar in the Blended Classroom

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S7: Bringing Social Justice Into Blended Learning Language Arts Classes

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S12: Figuring Out Figurative Language With Blended Learning

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S16: Creando una Comunidad en el Salón – Spanish GED

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S3: Blended Learning and MyOpenMath

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S8: Using Virtual Manipulatives to Support Mathematics Learning in the Remote Environment

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S4: Facilitating Student Engagement and Learning Through Navigation Design

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S9: The Power of Tech Ed Tools in Blended Learning

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S13: New to Blended Learning? Using Tech Ed Tools with Adult Education Classes

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S14: Quality Matters License and the Use of the Rubric in Blended Learning Adult Education Courses

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S18: Lighting the Fire… Ways to Spark a Student’s Drive in a Remote Environment

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S5: Strategies for Sparking Student Engagement Using Content and Assignments in Blended Learning (Intermediate HSE Language Arts & Bridge BNA)

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S10: Successes in the CCC Early Childhood Education Bridge: Pre-and Post Blended Learning

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Featured Presenters

Welcome Session Presenters

Dr. Mark Potter

Provost and Chief Academic Officer at City Colleges of Chicago

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Dr. Stacia Edwards

Deputy Provost for the City Colleges of Chicago

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Maureen Fitzpatrick

Associate Vice Chancellor of Adult Education at City Colleges of Chicago

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Dena Giacometti

Dean of Adult Education at Richard J. Daley College

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Dr. Henry Horace

Dean of Adult Education at Kennedy-King College

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Inesha Kelly

Dean of Adult Education at Malcolm X College

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Dr. Lautauscha Davis

Dean of Adult Education at Olive-Harvey College

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Steven Teref

Dean of Adult Education at Harry S Truman College

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Emily Anderson

Dean of Adult Education at Wilbur Wright College

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Closing Remarks Presenter

Dr. Kathy Olesen-Tracey

State Director for Adult Education

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Session Presenters

Kim Hitchcock

Truman College

S1: Reflections and Innovations in a Blended Learning ESL College Transition Course

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Kathleen Baker

Daley College

S1: Reflections and Innovations in a Blended Learning ESL College Transition Course

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Dave Breedlove

Malcolm X College

S2: Playing to Our Strengths: Teaching Contextualized Grammar in the Blended Classroom

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Alanna Stephen-Mays

Kennedy-King College

S3: Blended Learning and MyOpenMath

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Neda Svrakic

Truman College

S3: Blended Learning and MyOpenMath

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Yacob Abdi

Wright College

S4: Facilitating Student Engagement and Learning through Navigation Design

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Jeannette Hoyt

Wright College

S5: Strategies for Sparking Student Engagement Using Content and Assignments in Blended Learning (Intermediate HSE Language Arts & Bridge BNA)

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Lana Cromwell

Malcolm X College

S6: OMG! We’re Going Virtual with ESL?! From Dubious to Confidence with Blended Learning

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Kimberly Taylor

Truman College

S7: Bringing Social Justice into Blended Learning Language Arts Classes

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Shelley Zisook

Truman College

S8: Using Virtual Manipulatives to Support Mathematics Learning in the Remote Environment

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Angela Kosmas

Wright College

S9: The Power of Tech Ed Tools in Blended Learning

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Stephanie Sommers

District Office

S10: Successes in the CCC Early Childhood Education Bridge: Pre-and Post-Blended Learning

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Lauren Hooberman

District Office

S10: Successes in the CCC Early Childhood Education Bridge: Pre-and Post-Blended Learning

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Marilyn Consentino

Daley College

S10: Successes in the CCC Early Childhood Education Bridge: Pre-and Post-Blended Learning

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Greg Freedman

Truman College

S10: Successes in the CCC Early Childhood Education Bridge: Pre-and Post-Blended Learning

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Becky DeForest

Truman College

S10: Successes in the CCC Early Childhood Education Bridge: Pre-and Post-Blended Learning

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Rochelle O’Neal

Olive-Harvey College

S11: Engaging Advanced ELL Students in the Blended Learning Environment to Achieve Success in Language Fluency: ‘Creating an Autobiographical Presentation Using Voice Thread

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Trudy Moore

Malcolm X College

S12: Figuring Out Figurative Language with Blended Learning

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Linda Flannigan

Malcolm X College

S12: Figuring Out Figurative Language with Blended Learning

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Jeanette Stroud

Kennedy-King College

S13: Are You New to Blended Learning? Using Tech Ed Tools with Adult Education Classes

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FayLinda Walton

Malcolm X College

S13: Are You New to Blended Learning? Using Tech Ed Tools with Adult Education Classes

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Joseph Tully

Wright College

S14: Quality Matters License and the Use of the Rubric in Blended Learning Adult Education Courses 

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Jim Snyder

Quality Matters

S14: Quality Matters License and the Use of the Rubric in Blended Learning Adult Education Courses 

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Satoy Nakanishi

Wright College

S15: Making Zoom Lessons Engaging

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Esmeralda Tovar

Daley College

S16: Creando una comunidad en el salón (Spanish GED)

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Daniel Stein

Wright College

S16: Creando una comunidad en el salón (Spanish GED)

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Alina Vance

Wright College

S17: Fun Activities in Blended Learning Lessons

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Hilary Lee

Wright College

S18: Lighting the Fire… Ways to Spark Students’ Drive to Deliver Their Very Best in a Remote Environment

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Maria Ochoa

Truman College

S19: Zooming in ESL Students’ Attention with Purposeful Writing and Wellness in Blended Learning

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Jantae Spencer

Wright College

S19: Zooming in ESL Students’ Attention with Purposeful Writing and Wellness in Blended Learning

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Blake Nemec

Truman College

S19: Zooming in ESL Students’ Attention with Purposeful Writing and Wellness in Blended Learning

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