Join Michelle Chiles-Fourcoy, COABE Chief of Staff and Sarah Goldammer, COABE Presenter Coach, to ask questions as you prepare for your COABE presentation.
Join AALPD, Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers, in collaboration with COABE, as they share top tips for powerful presentations. Their experiences, both as seasoned presenters as well as participants, lay the foundation for this session. Topics include engaging your audience, both virtual and in person, room management, time management, and quality handouts. Get ready for COABE with the help of your AALPD!
March 8th at 3:00 pm eastern, Watch the replay
Presenters: Olga M. Escamilla, PhD., Carmine Stewart, PhD., and Sarah Goldammer, M.S.
Tips for Hybrid (In-person and Virtual) Presenters
*Please note COABE strongly recommends each presenter have a support person to assist them as they present. This will ensure a seamless presentation as you navigate virtual or hybrid presenting. If you don’t have a co-presenter to fill this role, please consider asking a colleague to fill this role.
Check out Information about the new conference app, Whova, and features for presenters.
Watch as COABE Presenter Coach, Sarah Goldammer, and long-time COABE presenter, Melinda Holt, share the top ten tips for effective virtual presentations and share some free resources to help you rock your virtual COABE session!
Call for proposals ended on October 15th, 2022. Accepted presentations are listed in our program.
Your proposal will be reviewed by a Strand Partner. Please see the Conference Strands here for a description of each Strand and the intended audience. Consider your primary topic and audience, then select a Strand for your session. [Note that reviewers may consider your session for another strand than the one you select].
– Steps on how to earn your Present with Purpose credential
– Present With Purpose FAQs
– All changes must be submitted by 01/31/2023
– Practice sessions will be made available prior to the conference
COABE has created eye popping graphics that you can send out via social media and use for presentation backgrounds here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
Welcome Sarah Goldammer, COABE’s Presenter Coach! This new position was created to ensure COABE presenters are equipped to present in the virtual, in-person, and hybrid environments. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Goldammer is a passionate lifelong learner and educator. There is nothing more exciting to her than the “aha” moment and supporting others to find theirs! She currently serves as the director of the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, part of the Illinois Community College Board Professional Development Network. She has a B.S in special education and a M.S. in higher education. Sarah is a certified trainer of Universal Design for Learning and the Special Learning Needs Institute. She has trained hundreds of individuals throughout her years in adult education.
Sarah recently co-created the Illinois training, “Designing for Equity and Access for ALL Learners.” She spearheaded the creation of the statewide contextualized curricula in the following career clusters: health sciences, manufacturing, TDL, IT, and career pathways. She served as part of the professional development team for the Accelerating Opportunity Initiative, the development of a Bridge Development Basics Training, and implementation of Integrated Education and Training (IET) models. She has presented at numerous national and state conferences both in-person and virtual. Sarah has been involved in adult education for the past 21 years and has been teaching and training for over 30 years. She is proud to have had students from 3 to 83 years old and every age in between.
Combining her love for creativity, her desire to inspire, and her knowledge of the importance for career exploration, Sarah’s later-in-life career journey is that of author. She has written and published a series of 16-chapter books introducing careers combining fun and adventure while exploring each of the career clusters. These books are designed to inspire, educate, and entertain both children and adults…and to hopefully provide an “aha” moment.