National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Once a year educators from all over the country join together with adult learners, community partners, business leaders, legislators, and friends of adult education to amplify their successes! COABE has developed a calendar of activities, resources, and so much more! We cordially invite you to join your colleagues as we celebrate the national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

Due to unprecedented engagement on the COABE app for the 2023 conference, new this year, COABE members may use the COABE app leading up to and during AEFL week. Register now to get access to the app, network, hear what others are doing, and join the conversation! 

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AEFL Week Prep Webinar

Join us on August 1st at 2:00 pm ET for an informative webinar packed with resources that you can use right away to raise visibility and funding for adult education during the national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! This all-inclusive webinar will showcase proven strategies and best practices to help you plan ahead for this important week.

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Monday, September 18, 2023

9:00 am ET

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Rise N Shine Podcast
Back by popular demand, the COABE hosted podcast for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! Leaders from across the country will share their wisdom and expertise during the podcast. Click the join button to watch live. View the schedule. Hosted by Jeff Abramowitz, public policy chair and State Advocate for Adult Education chair.

11:00 am ET

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Kickoff AEFL Week with COABE!
Join COABE as we kick off National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week with Assistant Secretary Amy Loyd at the Office of Career Technical and Adult Education!

2:00 pm ET

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Impacts That Count: Showcasing the Value of HSE Credentials for the Adult Education System
As a trusted advisor in the AEFLA/WIOA adult education system, you know firsthand the value of HSE credentials and the impacts we make outside of the federal performance metrics that could be used to provide a better understanding of how adult education programs and HSE attainment are positively impacting students and local communities. Unfortunately, there has not been a cohesive and consistent mechanism to tell the story of the effectiveness of these programs. While the federal accountability measures required under WIOA are stringent and useful, they are often confusing and difficult to explain to stakeholders and legislators.Until Now! As a kickoff to the National Adult Education & Literacy Week, join us for the unveiling of a new campaign and toolkit to build the value of our adult education system with respect to HSE credentials.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

9:00 am ET

Replay
Rise N Shine Podcast
Back by popular demand, the COABE hosted podcast for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! Leaders from across the country will share their wisdom and expertise during the podcast. Click the join button to watch live. View the schedule. Hosted by Jeff Abramowitz, public policy chair and State Advocate for Adult Education chair.

All Day

Tweet Now
X / Twitter Tuesday All Day
Legislators and their staff are on Twitter! Join us throughout the day on our Twitter Storm as we amplify the work and success of the field of adult education. Click here to take action!
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

9:00 am ET

Replay
Rise N Shine Podcast
Back by popular demand, the COABE hosted podcast for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! Leaders from across the country will share their wisdom and expertise during the podcast. Click the join button to watch live. View the schedule. Hosted by Jeff Abramowitz, public policy chair and State Advocate for Adult Education chair.

11:00 am ET

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Getting Started with Artificial Intelligence in Adult Education
Join us as we explore new artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard and learn how to use AI to save time and create more accessible and impactful learning experiences for adult students. At the end of the session, we’ll provide a sneak peek into COABE’s newest initiative, an interactive 8-week course starting in October 2023. Bootcamp participants will develop practical AI implementation strategies in a limited-enrollment cohort setting. Presented by Ryan Stivers and Joey Lehrman.

2:00 pm ET

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Legislative Champion Awards
Join us as we recognize Legislative Champions for the field of adult education! These legislators work to ensure funding and visibility for WIOA Title II funding, and we honor them for their contributions. This event took place on LinkedIn (must have LinkedIn to view).
Thursday, September 21, 2023

9:00 am ET

Replay
Rise N Shine Podcast
Back by popular demand, the COABE hosted podcast for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! Leaders from across the country will share their wisdom and expertise during the podcast. Click the join button to watch live. View the schedule. Hosted by Jeff Abramowitz, public policy chair and State Advocate for Adult Education chair.
10:00 am ET
Legislative Briefing
COABE will be participating in a Legislative Briefing on adult education at Capitol Hill hosted by the Adult Literacy and Learning Impact Network (ALL IN). COABE will share opening remarks to make the case for funding for our field. Details will follow.
Friday, September 22, 2023

9:00 am ET

Replay
Rise N Shine Podcast
Back by popular demand, the COABE hosted podcast for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! Leaders from across the country will share their wisdom and expertise during the podcast. Click the join button to watch live. View the schedule. Hosted by Jeff Abramowitz, public policy chair and State Advocate for Adult Education chair.

2:00 pm ET

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Fab Friday with the Fellows on Facebook
Close out Adult Education and Family Literacy Week with the State Advocate Fellows via our Fab Friday Facebook live stream! Share your engagement strategies and ways that you increased the visibility of adult education at the local, state, or national level.

 

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