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

The Class Must Go On: Addressing Technological & Digital Literacy Needs During the Pandemic

December 20, 2021

Presented By: Mark Rivera

As the country shut down in March 2020, adult learners were suddenly stuck in an all-digital world. Digital inclusion leaders developed the Digital Navigators model in response, and trainers like Byte Back reached adults without access to the internet, a laptop, or foundational computer skills. Learn more about Digital Navigators, digital literacy in the all-virtual world, and how Byte Back accommodated the shifting needs of adult learners and instructors.

New Measurable Skill Gain Success: WIOA Workplace Education

December 14, 2021

Presented By: Robert Breitbard, Chad Patton & Todd DeLey

Making Measurable Skill Gains (MSGs) through workplace education is a hot topic for adult education providers nationwide. Join this webinar to hear how programs from Indiana and Michigan are achieving success with the new MSGs. Learn how programs can create partnerships with employers, use BurlingtonEnglish to develop a targeted curriculum, and identify milestones for growth to help adult learners achieve success in IET, apprenticeship, or on-the-job training programs.

Future-Proofing Adult Learners With an Emphasis on Digital Literacy

December 6, 2021

Presented By: Joey Lehrman

The rapid response to distance learning has been filled with challenges, opportunities, mistakes, lessons learned, and so much more. In this session, we will explore how we can continue to leverage technology to create accessible, engaging, and meaningful learning opportunities for adult learners with an emphasis on how to help students and staff build new digital skills.

Virtual Reality as a Tool for Career Exploration and Workplace Readiness

November 19, 2021

Presented By: Erin Vobornik

Remote learning has had a dramatic impact on ICAP/IEL, bridge, and workplace readiness classes. Connecting students to hands-on experiences may not be feasible, but virtual reality offers the next best thing: virtual immersion. In this session, you will learn about the research on VR in education, and how to implement virtual reality in a low-cost, high reward way using as little as a smartphone.

Accelerating English Proficiency Gains and Career Pathways with Technology

November 10, 2021

Presented By: Katie Nielson & Tadd Wamester

Are you looking to improve both your student recruitment and retention outcomes?

Do you want to help your students learn English while they prepare for the jobs of the future?

The EnGen team will provide insight into how a wide variety of programs have transitioned to blended, virtual, and career-focused language learning, and are personalizing the learning experience for each learner and their individual goals. Learn more about EnGen’s approach to supporting career pathway transitions in healthcare, technology, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, and many other growth sectors. We will use our latest career pathway, English for Pharmacy Technicians, as a real-life example of a turn-key solution for building this type of bridge program.

Creating the Workforce of Tomorrow: Partnering With Workforce Programs to Bridge the Opportunity Gap

November 5, 2021

Presented By: Dorothy Grill

Across the country, a push has been made to create a partnership between workforce development and adult education programs. By collaborating and providing services, the programs allow learners to have economic and educational success. By partnering, we are creating a skilled workforce. If we create partnerships, we can address the opportunity gap that exists. It also allows learners to address basic skill instruction and employment preparation to allow students to address the needs of local employers.

CASAS and BurlingtonEnglish: Using Data and Curriculum to Prepare Students for Civics and Citizenship Success

October 26, 2021

Presented By: Jane Egüez & Robert Breitbard

Civics and citizenship are more important in adult education than ever before. Civics is a must-have component for WIOA IELCE funding and programming, and citizenship is at the forefront as the new administration reviews the expansion of immigrant entry. In this webinar, come hear how using easy-to-access data and comprehensive curriculum will help programs successfully address these hot topics. 

Collaboration: The Connecting of a Community

October 22, 2021

Presented By: Phyllis Atwood

With like-minded leaders working towards a common goal, collaboration seems effortless. What if the goal requires partnerships outside the organization? How do you “”sell”” a grassroots program seated in ABE culminating in knowledge and skills to promote community recovery? Collaboration inside and outside the classroom gives the student a goal, increases motivation and self-efficacy, and fills the gap from underqualified to employment and apprenticeships.

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