COABE Virtual Conference Agenda


October 25, 2016

10:00 a.m. (EST)
Adult Education Innovates with IET+S!

  • Judy Mortrude, Senior Policy Analyst – Center for Law and Social Policy

11:00 a.m. (EST)
Beyond WIOA: Drawing on Other Federal Resources to Help Your Learners

  • Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Senior Policy Analyst – National Skills Coalition

12:00 p.m. (EST)

12:30 p.m. (EST)
Helping you Help Others: Financial Workshop Kits

  • Mary “Jeannette” Schultz, Project Manager – National Endowment for Financial Education

1:30 p.m. (EST)
Fostering Student Success through Mentoring

  • Priyanka Sharma, Coordinator–National College Transition Network

2:30 p.m. (EST)
Creating Innovation in Adult Education Service Delivery

  • Jeff Fantine, National Consultant/Trainer – Fantine Academic & Career Training Services
  • Laura Weisel, Research, Innovation, and Clinical Services – The TLP Group

3:30 p.m. (EST)
Family Service Learning: A Two-Generation Approach that Increases Adult Employability Skills

  • Patricia Lovett, Team Leader – National Center for Families Learning

4:30 p.m. (EST)
Online Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy and Consumer Protection

  • DeAnna Coon, Director – Center for Applied Linguistics

October 26, 2016

9:00 a.m. (EST)
Panel Presentation Showcase WIOA Compliant Innovations, Strategies, and Partnerships

  • Led by Patricia Thomas, Director – SW ABE

10:30 a.m. (EST)
Web-based Resources for Adult Mathematics Teachers

  • Connie Rivera, President & Patricia Helmuth, Consultant & Education – Adult Numeracy Network

11:30 a.m. (EST)
Leveraging LINCS to Meet WIOA's Evidence-Based Professional Development Demands

  • Kaye Beall, Director – LINCS Professional Development Center

12:30 p.m. (EST)

1:00 p.m. (EST)
Competency-Based Adult Education:  Teaching, Learning and Assessment to Achieve College and Career Readiness for all Learners

  • Donna Chambers, Adult Education Specialist–Competency Based Adult Education
  • David J. Rosen, Competency Based Adult Education Leader–Competency Based Adult Education


2:00 p.m. (EST)
Impact of the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) on Policy & Practice

  • Katie Landeros, Research Associate, American Institutes for Research
  • Stephen Provasnik – National Center for Education Statistics

3:00 p.m. (EST)
Digital Skills for Adult Learners and Their Educators

  • Branka Marceta, Technology Projects Coordinator – Outreach and Technical Assistance Network

4:00 p.m. (EST)
Integrating Math into ESL Instruction

  • Laura Sherwood, Professional Development Specialist – Adult Learning Resource Center

5:00 p.m. (EST)
21st Century Professional Development: Helping AEL Teachers Dive into the Digital World

  • Beth Ponder, Program Manager – Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning
  • Dr. Glenda Rose, Professional Development Center Specialist – Texas A&M University

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