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Adult Centred Education - ACE 2019

16may(may 16)1:00 pm17(may 17)3:00 pmAdult Centred Education - ACE 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm (17)

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LINDEN MACINTYRE – KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author

Linden MacIntyre is best known as the award-winning former host of Canada’s premiere investigative television show, CBC’s the fifth estate, as well as an internationally bestselling novelist. MacIntyre was the host of the fifth estate for 24 years, ending his tenure in 2014. His work for the program garnered him an International Emmy, ten Gemini Awards, and the Gordon Sinclair Award for Best Overall Broadcast Journalist and Best Anchor or Interviewer. Speaking on topics ranging from mass media and democracy to justice and public policy, MacIntyre brings provocative points and impeccable analysis to every stage he graces. We look forward to hosting, “Mass Media: A Pillar of Democracy” at ACE 2019.

Jeff Borden Former Chief Innovation Officer at Saint Leo University, Jeff is currently the Executive Director of the Institute for Inter-Connected Education and the Chief Academic Officer for the Ucroo Digital Campus. Having spoken to educators at every level, from politicians to Presidents to Principals, in 38 countries and 49 of 50 U.S. states, Dr. Borden is generating and communicating the best possible ideas, strategies, and philosophies to transform learning at scale.

Through award winning "learning ecosystem" creation, large scale alternate reality games for education, and other creative endeavors, Dr. Borden has researched and implemented effective learning techniques for thousands. Having written editorials, blogs, and given interviews for dozens of academic and popular media, as well as having presented to more than 1,500 audiences in 20 years, Dr. Borden will provide practical, researched, intentional strategies for changing learning. Jeff will share pragmatic insights regarding education technology, academic vision, rigorous research, and learning design.

Bonnie Nicholas Bonnie teaches adult newcomers at NorQuest College in Edmonton, where she has taught both blended and fully online courses for adult English language learners. Bonnie holds the TESOL International Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate as well as a Mastery in Blended Learning, Online Teaching Certificate, and Instructional Designer certificate, all from the Online Learning Consortium. Bonnie has presented both virtually and in-person on integrating educational technology with language teaching and learning at local, provincial, national and international conferences. You can find her on Twitter at @EALstories where she is a member of the #CdnELTchat team.

Peter Bailey Peter has worked with Free Rein Associates in every capacity since 1993. Peter is a certified employment counselor, holding the BC Career Development Credential. He also has a business certificate from BCIT and the Provincial Instructor’s Diploma through VCC. It is Peter’s personal value that the Free Rein services help community members develop their careers to enhance their quality of life and therefore the quality of life in the whole community. Peter was recently awarded the Decoda Literacy is Life Award and the ASPECT Leadership Award presented by the Lieutenant Governor.

Christy M. Rhodes Christy Rhodes, Ph.D., has been an adult educator for over 25 years. She worked with adult English language learners in Florida, the United Arab Emirates, and Costa Rica before becoming an Assistant Professor of Adult Education at East Carolina University. In addition to adult literacy education, she is interested in the relationship between culture and learning, which is the foundation of her community development, professional development workshops, and research agenda.

She is currently conducting a national study of the culturally responsive teaching practices of adult English language educators. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) in various roles and was recently awarded the President’s Appreciation Award for her exemplary service to the organization. She is the current Director of the Commission for Adult Basic Education and Literacy (CABEL) and Secretary of the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL).

Gary Poole Gary has a PhD in Psychology and is a professor emeritus in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. For 10 years, he was the director of UBC’s Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth and the founding Director of the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

He is a past-president of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Canada’s national organization advocating for effective teaching at the university and college level. He is also past-president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He has received career achievement awards from both societies. In addition, Gary plays golf, but he is unlikely to receive any awards for that.

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