Upcoming Webinars

(Webinar space is limited to 500 and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.)

“Your webinars have provided teaching tools we will use well beyond this pandemic crisis. Thank you for showing us a greater and better way to teach! Keep them coming…Please!”

Vickie Byrd, AEL Instructor at Literacy KC, Kansas City, MO

Upcoming Topics

  January   Numeracy
  February   DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
  March   Corrections
  April   Advocacy
  May   IET
  June   High School Equivalency
  July   ESOL and English Language Learners
  August   College and Career Transition
  September   Family Literacy
  October   Apprenticeships
  November   Workforce
  December   Digital Literacy & Technology

Upcoming Webinars

Digital Skills Ready@50+ Partnership Opportunity

DATE: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Time: 2:00–3:00PM (Eastern Time)

Join COABE and AARP Foundation to learn how to expand your organization’s services and impact by partnering with AARP Foundation to bring Digital Skills Ready@50+ to your community.


Mindy Feldbaum is the Vice President of Workforce Programs at the AARP Foundation. Ms. Feldbaum is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of AARP Foundation’s Workforce Programs including the Digital Skills Ready@50+, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Back to Work50+, Work for Yourself @50+and new workforce innovations that increase economic opportunity and mobility for older workers. Before AARP Foundation, Ms. Feldbaum served as the Founder and Principal of The Collaboratory, a strategic consulting firm working to transform the effectiveness and impact of workforce development and postsecondary education programs and systems. At the Collaboratory, Mindy co-led the Transformative Change Initiative, working with hundreds of community colleges to build a robust learning network dedicated to scaling innovations for institutional change and to improve student educational and workforce success. Ms. Feldbaum also served as the Vice President for Strategy and Programs for the ACT Foundation, helping to launch the Foundation and overseeing the inaugural investments. Prior to the ACT Foundation, Mindy directed four major discretionary grant programs at the U.S. Department of Labor and served as the Director of the Employment and Training Council at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, advocating on behalf of big city mayors for new education and workforce legislation. Mindy holds an MPA from The George Washington University and BA from the University of Maryland.

Free Online ESOL Classes - USA Learns

DATE: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 2:00–3:00PM (Eastern Time)

Are you looking for free online resources to teach ESOL at a distance? USA Learns (www.usalearns.org) offers five English courses that use multimedia to teach beginning and intermediate English. The interactive activities cover listening, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, pronunciation, reading, writing, speaking, and job skills. Brainstorm ways to use these materials in your class and learn to create your own USA Learns course to track student progress, scores, and time.


Andrea Willis, director of Internet and Media Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education, applies more than 20 years of project management experience to ensure that complex technical projects are completed on time and within budget while meeting the unique needs of their target audience.

By pulling together a skilled team of content experts, multimedia developers, programmers, artists, and videographers, she harnesses the power of technology to build high-quality educational websites, online courses, and multimedia projects. Her flagship project is USA Learns (www.usalearns.org), a free website that helps immigrants learn English, be successful living in the U.S., prepare for U.S. citizenship, and acquire job skills.


Alisa Takeuchi has been in adult education for over 20 years. Her broad range of experience spans from ESL instructor, technology integrator, mentor teacher, and content developer. For over 15 years she was the EL Civics Coordinator for her agency. She is dedicated to the progress of adult education. Teaching and sharing what she knows with others is her passion and remains at the forefront of her priorities.


The Three Pillars to Successful ESOL Remote Instruction

DATE: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Time: 2:00–3:00PM (Eastern Time)

What is the foundation for successful remote instruction? What are the considerations that will help to reach and teach ESOL students, whether remote, in-person, or some combination of the two? If you are preparing ESOL classes amidst ongoing uncertainty, this webinar will help to identify the components of an effective communication plan, discuss ways in which you can organize and structure your class for maximum engagement, and examine elements of successful course delivery.


Kate Anderson has been in the field of adult education for the past 15 years serving in many roles, including community planner, instructor, and program director. Currently, Kate is a member of the statewide SABES professional development team working to bring high-quality ESOL PD to the field of adult education in Massachusetts. With an MEd in Instructional Design, Kate has been in the trenches creating programs to successfully design and deliver effective remote instruction for ESOL learners.

This webinar is generously sponsored by Burlington English.

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