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

Helping Your Adult Learners Beat Test Stress

July 31, 2020

Presented By: Cynthia Macleay Campbell

Many adult learners struggle with test stress, and their true abilities do not get reflected in their test scores. To help our adult learners reach their goals, we must address test stress directly and strategically with them. We will explore various methods to help our learners BEAT test stress, including on computer! Each attendee will receive a FREE PDF sample of the Beating Test Stress customizable booklet for adult learners.

Learning to Remember: Teaching Memory Strategies in Adult Education

July 24, 2020

Presented By: Sarah Goldammer

Focus and memory are essential life and work skills. Teaching our students to improve their focus and increase their memory capacity could be the most important topic we teach! Learn what the research on memory says, how we can use research to inform instruction, and have fun learning to remember! Classroom ideas and resources will be shared. Maximize your potential AND the potential of your students.

What are the Literacy and Numeracy Skills of Adults in Your State and County?

June 26, 2020

Presented By: Stephen Provasnik

As of April 2020, estimates of the literacy and numeracy skills of U.S. adults using data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) are available for all states and counties. This webinar will demonstrate a new, and interactive user-friendly tool (called the U.S. PIAAC Skills Map) that shows these estimates. The Skills Map allows users to compare the estimates of any county to those of its state or compare the estimates of any state to the national estimates. It also allows users to compare the estimates for any two counties or for any two states. Examples on how you can effectively use this tool for funding and policy decisions on targeting the population most in-need will be provided.

Distance Learning During the Pandemic: Understanding Performance Assessment and Reporting

June 23, 2020

Presented By: Cheryl L. Keenan

In the midst of the global pandemic, adult educators have been challenged in unprecedented ways. The adult education system is responding to widespread classroom closures by remaining connected to learners through distance education and helping learners continue to learn. The fast pivot to distance learning has raised numerous questions that OCTAE answered through its Frequently Asked Questions series of Program Memorandum. This webinar will answer the most frequently asked questions about performance assessment and reporting of distance learners during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting additional performance flexibilities to help adult education programs implement and expand distance learning programs.

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Understanding the Barriers Surrounding Dropout: Emotional and Psychological Experiences of Noncompleters

June 19, 2020

Presented By: Anita Kerr

We have seen a shift in adult education – in our standards, HSE exams, and standardized assessments – that requires students to engage with complex texts, and we must teach the skills to navigate those texts. In this webinar we will learn to identify and use appropriate complex texts with students, in both leveled and multilevel classes. We will explore strategies to help students successfully engage with complex texts in a spirit of productive struggle.

Productive Struggle with Complex Texts

June 10, 2020

Presented By: Anita Kerr

We have seen a shift in adult education – in our standards, HSE exams, and standardized assessments – that requires students to engage with complex texts, and we must teach the skills to navigate those texts. In this webinar we will learn to identify and use appropriate complex texts with students, in both leveled and multilevel classes. We will explore strategies to help students successfully engage with complex texts in a spirit of productive struggle.

Additional Webinars and Resources

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