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COABE's VIP Vendor of the Month: Teknimedia

Welcome COABE Members!

We are pleased to offer COABE Members a 10% discount on the purchase of Teknimedia's computer skills courses and assessments. 

Offer Details: COABE members will receive a 10% discount (up to $300) on the purchase of any Teknimedia products through June 30, 2014. This discount does not apply to the renewal of existing Teknimedia software licenses.

Please mention the following offer code when placing your order: COABE0414



Download the Free COABE App Today!

The new COABE APP was launched at the COABE conference, and was a "hit" with over half of the conferees using the APP to help customize their program agenda, meet and connect with other conferees, and post details about sessions they attended.   

The COABE APP will enable you to do much more than catch up on the national conference. It also provides a platform for networking, sharing, and staying abreast of Adult Ed news. You can download the APP here.

The APP is generously sponsored by: 






2014 COABE PAACE Conference A Big Success!


Special Thanks

This year's national COABE conference drew over 1,200 participants from across the country to Pittsburgh, PA on March 16-19, 2014! With over 10 tracks and more than 250 sessions running, many conferees stated repeatedly that with so many good sessions, it was hard to choose which one to attend. 

If you attended the conference, be sure to complete the conference evaluation here so that you can download your Certificate of Completion for National Level Professional Development. 

We would like to acknowledge our co partner, PAACE, led by Kim Rossman, PAACE President, and Lori Como, PAACE Conference Chair for the many volunteer hours that were dedicated to the success of the conference. More...


COABE Board of Director's Election's Results

Thank you for casting your vote in this year's COABE Board of Director's elections process! 

I am pleased to share the results of our elections:
• Debbie Phillips, Vice President for Membership
• Deb Bomaster, Region 1 Representative
• Danielle Miles, Region 3 Representative
• Kim Olson, Region 5 Representative

Board terms begin on July 1, 2014.

I would like to thank our Nominations and Elections Committee which was comprised of myself, Jackie Taylor,Tom Nash, Federico Salas-Isnardi, Kaye Sharbono, and Sharon Bonney.

Renae Harrison
Nominations & Elections Chair and Past President


Invitation to Participate in a Research Study

This is an invitation to participate in a research study conducted by Georgia Southern University. Researchers and adult educators at Georgia Southern University and Indiana University are administering an online survey to find out how adult educators work with adult students who have disabilities and the types of training and resources that are available. Adult educators across the country may participate by answering a series of questions related to working with adult students with disabilities. This online survey is anonymous, should take no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete, and can be accessed by clicking on the link here.


Large Group Membership

COABE is pleased to partner with 27 large group member associations. Large group membership is available to state associations and provides tremendous savings. All individuals enrolled under the group membership enjoy the same great benefits as individual members! Click here to learn more about our large group membership options and savings.

Welcome, Delaware Association for Adult and Community Education (DAACE), our newest large group member!



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In This Issue

VIP Vendor (April)
Download the COABE App
COABE Election Results
National Level Award Winners
Invitation to Participate in a Research Study

Quick Links

VIP Vendor (April)
Resource Repository
Membership Benefits
Journal Call for Articles

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Customized Database Development

The Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is accepting proposals for development and design of database services until May 4, 2014. The work will be awarded to the vendor of choice by May 15, 2014 with work beginning no later than June 1, 2014.

Scope of work:
Provide database development services for all data needs to include combined database for membership, journal, and conference needs.

Click here for more information.

Exciting Professional Opportunity!

The LINCS ESL Professional project will support 20 ELL educators to identify, use, and review ESL OERs through a 6-month online user group. We are currently looking for educators teaching ESL to adult learners. Upon completion of the OER reviews, each group member will receive a $600 honorarium. Complete the User Group application and submit your resume by May 15, 2014. Click here for more information.

Employment Opportunities

People’s Resource Center is hiring a Full-Time (40 hours/week) Computer Training Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the Computer Training program according to program goals and strategies. Schedule will include
evenings and weekends. Click here for more information.


Lead Trainer/Manager position with the College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI) at LaGuardia Community College. The Professional Development Institute Manager will coordinate the design and delivery of professional development offerings and curriculum development initiatives at LaGuardia Community College's College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI). Click here for more information.

Welcome To Our New Large Group Members!

• AAEA, Alaska

Missouri Association for Adult and Continuing and Community Education (MAACCE)

New York Association for Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE)

Complete the Conference Evaluation and Download your Certificate of Completion

Thank you for joining us in Pittsburgh, PA for our 2014 national conference! Please complete the conference evaluation here. Upon completion of the conference evaluation, you will receive a link to download your certificate of completion indicating that you have obtained national level professional development.

Online Resource Repository

Presentations made during the conference are being added daily to COABE's Online Repository. Presenters, send your presentations to for inclusion in the online repository of best practices and presentations. More...

Adult Education Degree & Credentialing Programs Portal

The Portal is a free resource that helps adult educators make the best informed decisions possible when choosing a higher education degree program to meet their professional learning needs. More...

Membership Information

For questions about membership contact:

Michelle Chiles, Coordinator
Fax: 866-941-5129
Phone: 888-44-COABE

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