Annual Virtual Conference

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COABE 2019 Virtual Conference

COLLABORATE WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD

COABE will hold its fall Virtual Conference on Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th.

This will include five hour-long sessions each day, plus presenter chats with Q & A and opportunities for networking. The live conference will host the first 1,500 to sign up and everyone who registers will be able to access the archived conference for up to 12 months after the live event to watch at their leisure.

This conference will showcase our top national presenters.

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Attendee Registration
Exhibitor Registration
Sessions

Registration Rates:

INDIVIDUAL RATES

Includes full access on October 29th and 30th to all sessions, presenter interviews, networking, and more!
$50 Member— Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019
$95 Non-Member— Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019

GROUP RATES

Includes full access for several staff members on a site or facility on October 29th and 30thto all sessions, presenter interviews, networking, and more!
$250 Member Site License— Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019
$300 Non-Member Site License– Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019
$500 State Association/Agency– Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019

SINGLE DAY REGISTRATION RATES

INDIVIDUAL RATES

Includes full access on October 29th or 30th to all sessions, presenter interviews, networking, and more!
$25 Member— Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019
$50 Non-Member— Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019

State Association Participation

If your state association has purchased a license you have full access to our 2019 Virtual Conference. All members and staff will have complimentary access, but you must register with the instructions that will be emailed to you.

Below are the states participating to date, keep an eye out for updates on more states as they sign up. Make sure your membership is current with your state association/agency so you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Mexico
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia

Please contact info@coabe.org if you have any questions.

Session Sponsor: $1,000

(*8 sessions available, first come first serve basis)
• An opportunity to share for a few minutes prior to the session starting.
• A list of the attendees for that session at the conclusion of the live event.
• Logo prominently displayed on the COABE website, which averages 22,000+ unique visitors per month.
• Logo prominently displayed on marketing e-blasts, which are sent out to 33,000+ contacts throughout the conference marketing campaign, spanning 3+ months.
• Visibility across COABE social media platforms.

*Contact Michelle Chiles at michellechiles@coabe.org to see what sessions are still available.

Exhibitor Booth: $500

• Booth setup tool with multiple content tabs for materials, documents, downloads, web pages, video, etc.
• Quick access to leads and booth reporting portal
• Booth build training and assistance
• Booth staff training for live day engagement

Premium Booth Sponsor: $2,500

• Includes exhibitor booth.
• Choose from four booth templates, then customize color scheme, background image, A/V greeting and scrolling marquis.
• Live chat.
• Up to 10 product listings.
• Up to 10 uploaded files or resources.
• Two pop-up announcements to conference attendees during the event.
• Three assets available in Resource Center.
• Ability to link to external web site, surveys or much more.
• Logo prominently displayed on the COABE website, which averages 22,000+ unique visitors per month.
• Logo prominently displayed on marketing e-blasts, which are sent out to 33,000+ contacts throughout the conference marketing campaign, spanning 3+ months.
• Visibility across COABE social media platforms.
• List of attendees following the live event.

Premier Video Sponsor: $7,500

(*Only 1 is available, first come first serve basis)
• Includes the opportunity to have a premier video playing in all our exhibit halls. This is only available to 1 sponsor on a first come first serve basis. Your organization’s video will play automatically as an attendee enters the exhibit hall front and center. *Please see image below
• Includes exhibitor booth.
• Choose from four booth templates, then customize color scheme, background image, A/V greeting and scrolling marquis.
• Live chat.
• Up to 10 product listings.
• Up to 10 uploaded files or resources.
• Two pop-up announcements to conference attendees during the event.
• Three assets available in Resource Center.
• Ability to link to external web site, surveys or much more.
• Logo prominently displayed on the COABE website, which averages 22,000+ unique visitors per month.
• Logo prominently displayed on marketing e-blasts, which are sent out to 33,000+ contacts throughout the conference marketing campaign, spanning 3+ months.
• Visibility across COABE social media platforms.
• List of attendees following the live event.

*Contact Michelle Chiles at michellechiles@coabe.org to learn more about this sponsorship and availability.

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Please contact info@coabe.org if you have any questions.

*All times are reflected in EST

Tuesday, October 29th

Session 1  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Student Engagement – Susanna Lee

Based on the concept of popular room-escape games, breakout boxes are an incredibly engaging way for learners to explore or review material. Useful for learners of all levels in math, science, social studies, English language arts, ESL, civics, and more, breakout boxes can be as high- or low-tech as desired. The only limit is your imagination! In this hands-on session, participants will experience breakout boxes used for a variety of subjects and will gather ideas for designing their own boxes.

This session is generously sponsored by KET.

Session 2  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Numeracy/Science – Eric Appleton & Mark Trushkowsky

Title: “I’m your Density!” – The Mathematics of Crowdedness in Science & Social Studies

Density is an idea that is used to measure many different things. For example, how many people live in a place, the number of animals that can survive in the wild, and the weight of gold are all related to density. This workshop will explore how density can be taught in a way that scaffolds concepts from geometry and proportional reasoning, with contextualization in social studies and science. Participants will consider how to use the mathematical idea of area to understand population density and the idea of volume to understand the density of matter (volumetric density). Participants will receive access to extensive student study materials on population density, the density of matter, and 7 other high emphasis topic areas on the high school equivalency exams under the College and Career Readiness Standards.

Session 3 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Immigration Implementation – Debra Means & Sylvia Rusin

Title: Building Connections: Resources for Supporting Skilled Immigrant Integration

There are approx. 8 million college-educated immigrants living in the United States, yet about 2.2 million are unemployed, underemployed in semiskilled jobs or working as unskilled labor making poverty level wages, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Given the current skills shortages in fields such as engineering and health, supporting immigrant talent through targeted programming can yield enormous economic and social benefits for immigrants and for our nation, yet locating targeted programs can often be a challenge. This session will provide participants with an opportunity to see firsthand WES Global Talent Bridge and IMPRINT’s interactive map showcasing over 100 programs and services around the country that are designed to help practitioners in referring immigrant and refugee professionals to the right service provider that can help them take the next step in their professional integration.

Sessions 4 & 5 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Digital Literacy & Technology – Sharon Bonney, Shahla Naimi, Nell Eckersley

Title: Get Started with Google’s Applied Digital Skills in your Classroom

In this session, you will receive a deep dive professional development training on Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Applied Digital Skills is a free, online and video-based curriculum that you can use in the classroom with your students to teach them the basic digital skills needed for today’s evolving job market.

This session is generously sponsored by Google.

COABE Google Applied Digital Skills

Wednesday, October 30th

Session 6 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Professional Development – Sudie Whalen

Title: Adult Learner Motivation: Encouraging Growth Mindset While Reducing Stereotype Threat

This workshop will focus on reducing stereotype threat while encouraging a growth mindset in adult learners. “How do I motivate adult learners in my classroom?” is a common question heard in the halls of adult schools. Research tells us adults are self-motivated and educators cannot motivate them, but research also shows us that educators can be instrumental in helping adult learners adopt a growth mindset which, in turn, can lead to increased motivation. Research also tells us that a lack of motivation can be connected to stereotype threat or a person’s uneasiness caused by being concerned that others in a group will judge her or him by a dominant stereotype. Learn how to combat stereotype threat while increasing self-efficacy in this workshop.

This session is generously sponsored by The Conover Company

Conover

Session 7 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learning Difficulties – Carmine Stewart

Title: Differentiation at Work

Estimates are that between 15-80% of adult literacy students may have a learning disability or difficulty. This session will clarify the difference between learning disabilities and learning difficulties, and provide session participants with an arsenal of effective strategies that help learners of all levels. We will discuss the ways that students learn, barriers to learning, and give instructors the keys to unlock learning for struggling students.

Session 8 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Corrections – Jeff Abramowitz

Title: From The Courtroom to the Classroom to the Boardroom: A Pathway to Reentry Success

This workshop will take a journey through the criminal justice system from the moment of incarceration through reintegration into society. Best practices for working with returning citizens and students that have a criminal past will be explored. This workshop will discuss the importance of education and basic literacy support in order to assist returning citizens in their career pathway. Resources and tools for upskilling, credentialing, career pathway exploration, and workforce development will be reviewed, and the importance and methods of employer engagement will be considered. This workshop promises to be both interactive and engaging.

This session is generously sponsored by The Conover Company

Conover

Session 9 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

ESL/ELL – Andrea Echelberger

Title: It’s Not as Easy as ABC: Effective and Rigorous Instruction for Literacy Level Learners

English language learners who are learning to read and write for the first time in their lives as adults face additional challenges in the EL classroom. It can be difficult for teachers to know how to support these learners, particularly in multilevel settings. Fortunately, there are approaches which enable literacy level learners to get the developmental support that they need while enabling the teacher to deliver rigorous instruction to all of the learners in the class. This presentation will highlight three teaching practices: explicit instruction in decoding skills, implementing routines, and providing text-based evidence that benefit all learners in the beginning level classroom. The presentation will also facilitate the implementation of the CCR standards to lay the foundation for successful future learning. Participants will have the opportunity to try out the recommended teaching practices and view videos of Minnesota teachers and literacy level learners successfully using them in the beginning level EL classroom.

Session 10 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IET– Carol Dawn Clymer

Title: Integrated Education and Training: Planning from A to Z

Integrated Education and Training (IET) is a useful strategy to help adult education and English language students accelerate occupational skill building and job preparation while building academic and language skills. However, there are many moving parts and it is not always clear who is in charge. This session will outline the essential steps needed to plan and implement IETs successfully in the context of WIOA as well as provide tips for building partnerships and addressing local system issues. A planning tool will be provided and discussed. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss challenges implementing IETs and ways to address them.

This session is generously sponsored by The Conover Company

Conover

Please contact info@coabe.org if you have any questions.