Webinar Archives

Attention COABE members: We are happy to announce a new change for you on accessing the webinar presentations and recording links! To access recent webinars and related materials you must now go to our Adult Educators Resource website at www.adultedresource.coabe.org. The “Download Resource” links will now direct you to the AER automatically. Please use the instructions listed on the right hand side of this page to sign up/login to our Adult Educator Repository page. You will then be able to view handouts, link to the archived video, as well as any additional materials provided. You are required to be a current member of COABE to access this website.  If you have any questions or concerns you can reach out to aeradmin@coabe.org.

Recent Webinars

Empowering Adult Learners to be Ambassadors: Lessons Learned

February 24, 2021

Presented By: Lizbeth V. Jacobs, Tiffany Pippin and Dr. A. Yvette Myrick

What is the Student Ambassador Program, and is it the right fit for your learners? Three Colorado Adult Education programs will hold a webinar to describe lessons learned about implementing this train-the-trainer student leadership and advocacy training. Participants will leave feeling equipped to engage in a training at their local level, and will also benefit from the opportunities and challenges explained by the panel.

Discussions of Racial Equity in Adult Education Panel Session 2 of 2

February 23, 2021

Presented By: Erin Cary, Jen Vanek, Ph.D. and Daquanna Harrison

In light of Black History Month, COABE is hosting webinars on Friday, February 19, and Tuesday, February 23 featuring authors from the latest COABE Journal focusing on Racial Equity and Immigrant Integration. These webinars will focus on the themes from these journal contributions to enlighten adult education professionals on programs and practices focusing on racial equity and access to education programs.

Discussions of Racial Equity in Adult Education Panel Session 1 of 2

February 19, 2021

Presented By: Cherise G. Moore, Ph.D., Carmine Stewart, Ph.D. and Dr. Don Finn

In light of Black History Month, COABE is hosting webinars on Friday, February 19, and Tuesday, February 23 featuring authors from the latest COABE Journal focusing on Racial Equity and Immigrant Integration. These webinars will focus on the themes from these journal contributions to enlighten adult education professionals on programs and practices focusing on racial equity and access to education programs.

Job Quality Can’t Wait: An Introduction to the Aspen Institute Job Quality Tools Library

February 18, 2021

Presented By: Jenny Weissbourd and Maureen Conway

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, over half of respondents to a national Gallup poll reported not having a quality job, and respondents’ job quality had a strong influence on their quality of life. Decades of stagnant wages, eroding benefits, and declining employment security have left millions of Americans in unstable jobs. Structural inequality has placed a disproportionate burden on workers of color and women, and in turn the economic fragility of these workers’ households has left them bearing overwhelming burdens in the midst of our current health and economic crises. Organizations that educate workers and refer them to jobs are looking for new tools, approaches, and connections as they seek to address the growing challenge of job quality.

The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program developed our Job Quality Tools Library to provide actionable tools to help leaders adopt practices to strengthen job quality in their own organizations, in the businesses they work with, and in local labor markets. In this session, we’ll introduce the library, including sharing why and how we developed it, explaining how to navigate it, and providing guidance about how to use it in your work to strengthen jobs and racial equity for adult learners. We’ll focus on tools and approaches that you can put to work immediately as you respond to the current crisis.

Protecting Your Program and Students; Understanding How to Influence and Educate State Legislators and Policymakers

February 10, 2021

Presented By: CT Turner and Laurie Kierstead-Joseph

This webinar will teach the basics of state-level government relations in order to help participants understand when and how they can most effectively influence policy and funding decisions, and better advocate for their programs and students. A recent state example will be used to help illustrate techniques.

Trauma-Informed Teaching

January 28, 2021

Presented By: Andrew M. Strehlow

This webinar will be two parts: first, explaining trauma and its effects and second, learning what we can do to teach in a more trauma-informed, empathetic way. We’ll discuss what causes trauma and what a traumatized student may look like. We’ll discuss how to make classrooms and instruction more trauma-informed. As teachers, we need to know who our students are, where they come from, and what’s going on in their lives. Whether it’s from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse; severe neglect; being a victim of violence or witnessing violence; abusing drugs or alcohol; being in a home where drugs or alcohol is abused; being in a single parent home, whether from divorce, incarceration, or an unwed mother; weather events; or automobile accidents, the effects of trauma greatly affect our lives. Becoming trauma-informed will help us to understand where some of our students are coming from and explain possible causes of behaviors and abilities. 

Celebration of Innovation Success in Adult Career Pathways

January 27, 2021

Presented By: Alicia Bolton

Please join in celebrating the culmination of the Minds that Move Us (MTMU) Adult Career Pathways Design Challenge!

Launched in 2018, the challenge focused on the creation of bold, sustainable career pathways approaches for low-income adults (aged 26+) for a chance to win $100,000 in prize money. 

Over 115 teams applied from around the country and were narrowed down to 10 semi-finalists that pitched their diverse concepts to a panel of experts judges and live audience.  Now it is time to bid farewell and celebrate the teams’ rich and timely lessons learned, which are shared in the MTMU Toolkit: A Collection of Place-Based Solutions for Future Adult Career Pathways Models.  

During this engaging discussion, you will hear from the teams that participated in the challenge and the project’s key partners—IELCOABE, and NASDAE—as they discuss how to use the toolkit’s key principles of being adaptable, removing barriers, and maximizing potential to innovate within adult career pathways, even during a pandemic. You will also hear from adult education practitioners who are using the principles to address barriers to online learning, equity inclusion, and other issues exacerbated by COVID-19. 

We Are All Technology Teachers and Learners: Advancing Our Practice Through Collaboration and Inquiry

January 8, 2021

Presented By: Jillian Gierke and Charlie Heil

In a time of uncertainty, many educators have been thrust into virtual teaching with little in the way of support. This webinar will share lessons learned from the PHL Technology and Adult Education Initiative, an ongoing community of practice where Philly-based educators advance their use of technology through collaboration and inquiry with peers. Two program administrators from Philadelphia will share their experiences as participants of the initiative, and provide tips for Google Classroom and using text messaging with adult learners. The PHL Technology and Adult Education Initiative was supported by the Office of Adult Education, a former division of Philadelphia’s Office of Workforce Development.

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