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Gulf Coast Symposium: The Evolution of Adult Education

November 18, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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The 2022 Fall Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium is co-presented by the Adult Education Center and Literacy Texas.

The symposium has the theme “The Evolution of Adult Education”, and will take place online on

Friday, November 18, 2022, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Check-in for registered participants will open at 8:30 am.

You’ll get the Zoom link via email when you register.

This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and family literacy.

See the schedule outline below; detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found here.


Check-in online, welcome: 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (90 min)

“The Evolution of Adult Education: Transforming the Field of Today for Tomorrow’s Opportunities” – Jacqueline Aguilera, Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy, Houston

“Setting Goals in the Adult Classroom: The Why & the How” – Kathryn Bauchelle, Literacy Texas


Session 2: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm (90 min)

“LD Teaching Strategies for Math” – Connie Rivera, TERC

“How to Build a Flourishing Citizenship Program” – Pete Zagone, MAM

Lunch & Round Table: 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm (30 min)

Round Table discussion: “The Evolution of Adult Education”


Session 3A: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (90 min)

“Numeracy Routines That Develop Language” – Connie Rivera, TERC

Session 3B: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (60 min)

“Breaking the Code: Helping Readers Understand How Words Work to Improve Reading Skills” – Sally Kubiak, Reading Specialist

Session 4: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (60 min)

“Working With Learners Who Have Dyslexia” – Lara Speights, Neuhaus Education Center


Schedule will be kept as current as possible but is subject to change; check back here for updates

See full descriptions of each session along with presenter bios


Download a PDF copy of the schedule outline listed above.

Download a PDF copy of the full program.

Special thanks to:


Adult Education Center

The Texas Center for Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL)

The Texas Workforce Commission

Read more about the annual regional literacy symposia here.

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November 18, 2022
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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