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2023 Invited Speakers

Patrick Brown

Michigan Adult, Community and Alternative Education Association

9:30 - 10:20 am

Adult Education Updates in MI: Supporting Learners to Life Success
Are you up-to-date on the state of the adult education system in Michigan? Do you want to be? This session will explore the latest trends in adult education across the state. From funding to new policies and innovative programming, there’s a lot to unpack. Explore the latest updates (and opportunities!) for the 2023-2024 year. 


Kelly Alvarez

Michigan Department of Education

10:35 - 11:25 am

Michigan K-12 MDE EL Updates
Join in for an overview of the newest information from MDE regarding English Learners. This session is designed for program administrators and educators. The session will include a presentation on the initiatives from MDE as well as updated data and time for questions. 


Jenika Scott & Elly Jordan

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

2:25 - 3:15 pm

Understanding Law and Policy to Support Newcomers
This session will give a basic overview of logistic, linguistic, and cultural competency challenges faced by recent arrivals in Michigan. It will include a discussion of policy developments that impact English Language Learners who are navigating the immigration system, such as efforts to secure driver's licenses for people who are undocumented.

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