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

Fostering Community in Virtual Learning Environments

September 17, 2021

Presented By: Rosa Guzman-Snyder

This webinar will highlight creative and innovative ways to engage adult learners in a virtual learning environment. Participants will explore the importance of building community for maximum participation in adult education programs. In virtual instruction times, it’s important for adult learners to feel connected and build solidarity with other learners. This webinar will showcase virtual community-building activities, tools, and platforms used to foster community.

Increasing Engagement and Student Persistence Through Distance- and Blended-Learning Models: What the Research Says and Which Practices Work

September 10, 2021

Presented By: Kristi Reyes, Penny Pearson, Mariann Fedele-McLeod, Dr. Thoibi N. Rublaitus, Dr. Carolyn Zachry & Stephanie Kriebel

For decades, California adult education has been developing tools to address how changes in technology in turn change society and therefore learning processes. The focus has been in three areas: (1) infrastructure— resources and access; (2) uses for technology— instructional, assessment, and student information systems; and (3) approaches to creating learning environments— distance learning, professional development, and communication. In the spring of 2021, a team of California adult educators examined the research and shared their practice for offering and greatly expanding high quality distance learning in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The end result of their work was a brief published by CALPRO that can be found here http://calpro-online.org/documents/CALPRO-Research-Brief-15-508.pdf.

State Leadership Preparation for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

September 2, 2021

Presented By: Sharon Bonney, Larriann Torrez & Jeffrey Abramowitz

There is so much that you can do at the state level to prepare your state for national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! Join us for an overview of the State Leadership Toolkit and for guidance on steps you can take to activate your state for success during AEFL Week!

Advocacy for All During Adult Ed and Family Literacy Week

August 31, 2021

Presented By: Sharon Bonney, Regina Suitt & Michael Matos

The webinar will prepare advocates to contact their mayors, governors, and federal members of congress during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 19 to September 25). We’ll begin with the inside scoop from Washington, D.C. on the state of COVID-19 relief and the appropriations process. We will cover tips for being an effective advocate and explain why your voice, as adult educators and administrators in the field, truly makes a difference. The webinar will also showcase best practices and examples from a local Adult Education program and from a state association. Join us to raise your voices on behalf of all adult teachers and students!

From the Capitol Rotunda to The Kitchen Table, a Virtual Rally

August 13, 2021

Presented By: Jeff Campbell, Dr. Val Harris, Michael Matos, Kerry Urquizo, Christopher McElroy & Erin Vobornik

Impactful, sustainable advocacy is built on strong relationships, unified messaging, and compelling stories. Join IACEA, the voice of Illinois Adult Education’s Legislative Awareness Day Committee, to learn about their experience with advocacy that culminated in two high energy Virtual Rallies (one last fall and one this spring) that consistently drew well over 100 student and staff participants from across the state. In this session, presenters will share the steps taken that resulted in these successful virtual rallies including the development of the planning committee, the promotion of the event, the integration of legislator conversations, the creation of student videos, and the inclusion of state-level leadership as presenters. During this interactive session, attendees will be invited and supported to create an easy to implement action plan of their own.

ESOL Transitions to College and Certifications

August 2, 2021

Presented By: Katie Nielson & Tadd Wamester

Community colleges and adult education programs are critical to building an inclusive and equitable recovery through English language, digital literacy, workplace readiness, and academic transition programs. The EnGen team will provide insight into how a wide variety of programs have transitioned to blended, virtual and career-focused language learning, now and into the future. Learn more about EnGen’s approach to supporting academic success and career pathways in healthcare, technology, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and many other growth sectors.

COABE's Student Ambassador Training: Empowering Learners to be Leaders

July 28, 2021

Presented By: Jessica Wabler

Discover COABE’s Student Ambassador Training – an award-winning advocacy training program that teaches learners how to advocate for and spread awareness of adult education, write their own adult education stories, discover ways to share their stories, and prepare for and practice meeting with public officials. This exciting program also gives learners leadership opportunities, builds a nationwide network of motivated and powerful adult learners, and improves test scores.

The training is offered in both synchronous facilitated and asynchronous modular formats, and the asynchronous version is FREE!  Learn how to implement this training in your own program and use it to help build a culture of empowerment.

Resilience and Engagement in Remote ABE/ESL Learning

July 22, 2021

Presented By: Mihaela Cosma, EdS

Adult ABE/ESL students often lack the learning strategies necessary to be successful in remote learning environments. Educators can promote students’ engagement and retention in remote learning by embedding resilience-building strategies and self-regulation skills in the curriculum. The session introduces an innovative perspective on how to integrate the affective with the cognitive domain in remote instruction. Attendees will contribute expertise, practice skills learned in the session, and engage in self-reflection.

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