Upcoming Webinars

Professional development webinars are one of the premier benefits that are available to COABE members free of charge. New this year, the 2023 webinar schedule will feature “best of the best” live interactive sessions delivered by expert presenters on high impact topics.
“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

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

Upcoming Webinars

June, 2024

DATE
Thursday, June 6, 2024
2:00 PM EST
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TITLE
Accelerating Literacy Acquisition for Multilingual Learners

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

PRESENTERS
Laura Axtell

ABSTRACT
Discover the transformative power of scientific research in English language instruction. This webinar delves into two crucial areas of study, the science of reading and the science of learning, offering invaluable insights for educators working with multilingual learners. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based practices and explore practical strategies to accelerate English acquisition in adult education and correctional settings. Join us in unlocking the potential of scientific approaches in enhancing language and literacy development.

DATE
Thursday, June 13, 2024
2:00 PM EST
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TITLE
Long-term Vocabulary Retention for Adult ELLs through Retrieval Practice

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

PRESENTERS
Betsy Ljubic

ABSTRACT
This webinar explores research on spaced retrieval practice and how to apply it to strategies that help adult ELLs make meaningful connections with new vocabulary words to retain those vocabulary words long term. Participants will walk away with three practical activities that can be implemented immediately.

DATE
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
2:00 PM EST
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TITLE
How Can New Federal Guidance Help Adult Learners Access Workforce Services?: Understanding U.S. Dept. of Labor TEGL 10-23

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

PRESENTERS
Amanda Bergson Shilcock, LaToya Newson, Kim Vitelli, Becky Raymond, and Sharon Bonney

ABSTRACT
A recent policy guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor has the potential to significantly increase adult learners’ access to workforce development services. Adult educators can take advantage of this opportunity to help their learners access these valuable opportunities by working more closely with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I service providers. In this webinar, hear from federal officials and experienced adult education advocates about the new Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) issued to Workforce Development Boards and American Job Centers. This TEGL is titled Reducing Administrative Barriers to Improve Customer Experience in Grant Programs Administered by the Employment and Training Administration. It clarifies existing federal policy and will reassure providers about when and how they can serve newly arrived immigrants, individuals returning from incarceration, unhoused individuals, and other learners who may lack identity documents and/or work authorization.

DATE
Friday, June 28, 2024
2:00 PM EST
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TITLE
Sparking Conversations about Race and Equity with Adult English Learners

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

PRESENTERS
Karin Bates

ABSTRACT
English learners with basic conversational skills are often eager to discuss and learn about racism, equity, and justice. However, few opportunities exist to explore these topics in safe, structured settings, and language teachers are sometimes unprepared to effectively facilitate these conversations. This webinar will provide teachers with tools and ideas to encourage critical conversations about race, equity, and justice in their adult English classes. Access to materials to use in the classroom will be shared.

July, 2024

August, 2024

DATE
Monday, August 19th, 2024
2:00 PM EST
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TITLE
Setting the GPS: Creating a Career Success Focused Webinar Series for Adult Learners

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

PRESENTERS
Dr. Sophia Alston

ABSTRACT
Come learn how to design and implement a webinar series for your adult learners ready to enter and re-enter the workforce. This webinar will explore salient topics and formats as well as ways to evaluate the impact of this professional development opportunity. Help your adult learners learn how to navigate towards success in their positions.