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

Increase Your Adult Learner's Employability with the IBM SkillsBuild Credentialing Platform

May 3, 2021

Presented By: Anais Schricke, Sharon Bonney, Maureen Hebert & Amanda (Mandy) Rose

IBM SkillsBuild is a free digital platform that connects adult learners with a curated path of job-focused learning. The platform has more than 11,000 badges and credentials, personal assessment testing, resume building, and courses that have been configured by COABE and IBM to help your learners develop technology and professional skills to increase their employability. Join us to jump start this opportunity in your local program! You will gain hands-on experience and a working knowledge of the platform. At the close of the webinar, you will be able to sign your adult learners up to explore the platform!

Presented By: Kim Roush

The Penn State/Muncy tutoring program is a collaboration between Penn State’s Career Pathways program and SCI Muncy, a Pennsylvania female correctional facility. The tutoring program consists of trained tutors working with learners with a variety of educational goals. This webinar will outline the steps involved with development and implementation of the program. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how female inmates are making a difference behind bars.

Introduction to Advocacy: What Programs and Adult Learners Should Know Before Being an Advocate

April 21, 2021

Presented By: Marty Finsterbusch & Jessica Wabler

Are you an Adult Learner who wants to become an advocate for Adult Education? Are you a program director or teacher who wants adult learners to advocate for your program? First, you’ll have to understand the common challenges that adult learners face as advocates – and how to solve those problems.

Join our workshop and find out what you should know about your program before advocating, what parts of your story to share, and when to share it. Join our workshop; find out how to become an advocate for Adult Education and how to retain your student leaders.

No Fear, Budget or Internet: Preparing Low Literacy Offenders for the ABE Classroom

April 19, 2021

Presented By: Elizabeth Weisbond

This webinar will focus on how to help low-literacy offenders before they enter the ABE multilevel correctional classroom. Participants will learn how to implement a well thought out program that begins with locating and assessing participants and leads to creating and implementing specifically designed instruction for each participant. Such a program will utilize pre-existing and free resources, very effective tutor training, and logistical cooperation by all involved in the challenging low tech correctional setting.

Additional Webinars and Resources

How to Access Archived Webinars and other Resources:

If this is your first time here, you will need to register:

  • Click the Register Now! button.
  • Current membership with COABE is a requirement. You can inquire on the status of your membership by emailing membership@coabe.org.
  • After you register, your account will be pending approval until your membership is verified. Approval will typically require 1 business day to complete. 
  • Once you are a verified member you will be granted access to subscribe and post to the website.  

If you are registered, log in to start viewing resources:

  • You will be prompted to log in.  
  • To find a resource you can go to Browse or use the Search feature in the top right-hand corner.  
  • To contribute a resource, you can simply navigate to the Contribute tab and follow the step by step instructions.
  • Please see the webinar FAQ link below for restrictions and guidelines regarding certificates for past webinars.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email aeradmin@coabe.org.

Webinar and Adult Educator Repository FAQ