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

Making Measurable Skill Gains That Point to Student Success

November 16, 2020

Presented By: Jane Egüez and Robert Breitbard

Helping students reach their goals is the mission of adult education. One critical component is to reassure students that they are making progress learning and to document their achievement of Measurable Skill Gains (MSGs), such as making assessment gains. It is now far easier than ever before to improve the chances for students to make MSGs by leveraging technology. In this webinar, learn how programs can use CASAS’ impressive features to easily access assessment results that can be quickly used to determine the BurlingtonEnglish instruction to emphasize. Teachers’ lives have never been easier! This streamlined approach also provides the benefit of enhancing data accuracy and completeness for reporting purposes, as well as improving the chances that students eligible to be tested won’t be missed. Administrators’ lives have never been easier! Join us to see this great synergy in action.

Collaborative Partnership to Drive Program Improvement: The Oregon ABS State Team Approach

November 4, 2020

Presented By: Donna Lewelling, Dr. Adrienne Ochs, Nick Bender, Helen Dunford & Kelly Zinck

The WIOA presents opportunities and challenges. As state and local programs become familiar with the implementation requirements, next steps often include continuous improvement. The Oregon Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Team has developed a collaborative and coordinated approach to this endeavor. From risk assessment and program improvement plans to professional development and data-informed decision making, learn how the Oregon State ABS Team has partnered to move the needle for measurable skill gain. Participants will also receive valuable resources.

Full Speed Ahead: Collaborative Career Pathways and Work-Based Learning in Iowa

October 21, 2020

Presented By: Joseph Collins

It’s all hands on deck in Iowa to develop statewide career pathway and work-based learning resources for both short-term workforce needs and long-term talent pipelines. Join to learn about these exciting resources, including steps for successful planning, development, and release. Special attention paid to the collaborative nature of these projects, the role of the Iowa Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network, important public/private partnerships, and lessons learned at sea. Learn more at SectorPartnerships.EducateIowa.gov and www.IowaIN.org.

Every Vote Counts: Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers and Adult Learners

October 19, 2020

Presented By: Jennifer Gagliardi

Participants will identify the latest civics and online voting resources appropriate for ELL, ABE, and Citizenship adult learners in the form of mobile apps, videos, podcasts, websites, activities, and more. By adapting and incorporating these digital resources, participants will be able to deliver relevant content about voting in online, blended, distance, or directed self-study learning environments.

Teaching Employability Skills – Methods that Work

October 16, 2020

Presented By: Sylvia Phillips

How do we teach employability skills effectively and measure the growth and development of these skills? When students choose an industry of interest to them and are provided with experiential learning activities, the learning is more meaningful, specific, and applicable and their ability to articulate learning becomes more natural. Explore the advantages of project-based learning, scenario-driven e-modules, and authentic assessment via the constructs of portfolio development as we contextualize learning around career readiness skills.

How to Unlock the Power of Prison Education

October 9, 2020

Presented By: Jeffrey Abramowitz, J.D. & Stephen J. Steurer, PhD

This webinar will bring awareness to key adult educators and correctional professionals regarding the power of correctional education and actions that could be taken to improve the amount and quality of education programs behind bars. It will be a presentation and discussion of How to Unlock the Power of Prison Education written by Stephen Steurer, published by Center for Human Capital and Education which describes the current state of education in US prisons, the major issues limiting the implementation and growth of correctional education and specific recommendations to research value and impact of correctional education, professional skills for teacher training and specific amendments to existing federal legislation to encourage more and better programs.

MINDS THAT MOVE US TOOL KIT: A Collection of Place-Based Solutions for Future Adult Career Pathways Models

October 2, 2020

Presented By: Celina Shands, Alicia Bolton, Sharon Bonney, Patricia Tyler, Jeffrey Abramowitz, Stephenie Rittberger, Robin Matusow, Karen Oswald, Timothy B. Campbell & Rose M Reza

In this current climate of health, economic, and social unrest, new approaches for creating a greater abundance of effective and affordable career pathways for low-income learners are more important than ever. 

Two years ago, ten community-based teams embarked on a journey to do just that! They participated in the Minds That Move Us (MTMU) Adult Career Pathways Design Challenge, which 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. Fast forward to the present day, the ten teams have rich and timely lessons that are shared in The MTMU Toolkit: A Collection of Place-Based Solutions for Future Adult Career Pathways Models.

During this engaging panel discussion, you’ll hear from teams that participated in the challenge and the project’s key partners—IELCOABE, and NASDAE—as they discuss the toolkit’s key principles for being adaptable, removing barriers, and maximizing potential to innovate within adult career pathways.   

Digital Strategy Reboot: The Details

September 30, 2020

Presented By: Dr. Mary Gaston

This webinar dives in for a closer look at many of the digital tools featured in “Does Your Digital Strategy Need a Reboot?” We provide step-by-step demonstrations of how to use these tools to build engaging activities for your learners. Tools include but are not limited to polls, formative assessments, activity builders, and curation tools. Note: Participation in “Does Your Digital Strategy Need a Reboot?” is not a requirement for this webinar.

Does Your Digital Strategy Need a Reboot?

September 23, 2020

Presented By: Dr. Mary Gaston

Adult Educators across the country did some amazing work trying to meet the needs of their learners in response to COVID-19. For most of us, that was Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT). We’ve had time to reflect, and we understand that ERT is something different than distance learning. Going forward, we need to be more prepared, more intentional, and more comfortable. We need a reboot! This webinar highlights some national initiatives, resources, and tools that adult educators can use to enhance their digital literacy programming and services anytime, but especially in times such as these.

Teaching Digital Literacy Standards Remotely

September 16, 2020

Presented By: Vinod Lobo & Drew Robinson

See the highly anticipated new Digital Literacy course in the Learning Upgrade app which teaches digital literacy standards. This engaging course addresses a wide range of skills including content creation, messaging, privacy, and security. Students can enroll remotely using their smartphones and personal devices, then complete lessons at their own pace. Instructors can track and monitor all student activity online, and gain actionable insights in real-time.

Back to School Remote Learning Action Plan

September 11, 2020

Presented By: Vinod Lobo & Drew Robinson

Learning Upgrade has a plan to help you continue delivering education remotely without direct student contact. With many education providers now required to teach exclusively online, our plan enables you to provide all steps of instruction remotely with students using their smartphones and personal devices.

Preparing Adult English Language Learners for the Workforce: Models and Resources

September 4, 2020

Presented By: Leecy Wise

Skills integration is not a new concept; however, the practice has new focus after WIOA legislation changed requirements for its government-funded programs. Currently, those programs are required to implement Integrated Education and Training (IET) to accelerate learning and place native and non-native speakers into jobs earlier and better prepared than before. This webinar will define WIOA expectations, evaluate five models that meet those expectations, and explore instructional strategies and resources to make it all happen.

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