Resource Repository
2014

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Previous Resources

Resource Repository 2013
Resource Repository 2012


Contents

Administration

A Community Effort: Kirkwood Pathways for Adult Career Education and Employment (KPACE)

Enrollment Decline and Managed Enrollment: Managing the Conundrum

The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA’s Restructured PD System

Tips for Writing Policies and Procedures

Adult Basic Education

3 Easy Tactics Made Easy

Accommodating Adult Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Building a Bridge to the Future (CCSS) with Technology

"Building a Bridge" to Connect Professional Development to Learner Outcomes in Adult Education Agencies Across Pennsylvania

A Change in Thinking: Supporting Adult
Learner Persistence


Corrections–Establishing a Pearson Vue Test Center

Don't Hate Math!

Enrollment Decline and Managed Enrollment: Managing the Conundrum

Gateway to College and Careers: Guiding Adult Education Students on the Road to Success

Integrating Technology within Writing Instruction

Implementing Webb's DOK in the Active Learning Classroom

Learning Objects: Coming to a Classroom Near You!

LINCS: An Overview of National Projects, Resources, and Communities of Practice

Making Algebra More Meaningful: Hands-on Workshop for Exploring Algebraic Thinking and Graphing

Meta-What? Helping Adult Learners Think About Thinking

Prepare, Adapt, and Achieve: Meeting the New Opportunities of College and Career Readiness

Preparing Teachers to See the World Through "Transitions-Colored Glasses"

Ready for 2014: GED Professional Development in Minnesota

RISE to the Challenge: Building Adult Learners' Scientific and STEM Career Interest

Sensory Processing Considerations for the ABE Learner

Tactile, Paper, and Tech: The Complete Math Experience 2014

Technology Tools for the Classroom

The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA’s Restructured PD System

Tips for Writing Policies and Procedures

Using Visual Models to Build Conceptual Understanding

Community Education

Prepare, Adapt, and Achieve: Meeting the New Opportunities of College and Career Readiness

Continuing Higher Education
Setting Up Students for Success in Higher Education

Distance Learning

Corrections–Establishing a Pearson Vue Test Center

Free Technology Tools for the Distance Teacher

PD Tools for Today's Teacher

ESL/ELL

Crossing Contexts: Teachers of Low-Literate Adults Learn from Dyslexia Educators

Numeracy: Foundations for Literacy and Life

Practical and Engaging Numeracy Activities for ESL

GED/Postsecondary Credential

An Educator's Guidge to the GED 2014 Social Studies Test

From Urgency to Innovation: Web-Based E-Quip
Math PD Series


• Meta-What? Helping Adult Learners Think About Thinking

PD Tools for Today's Teacher

RISE to the Challenge: Building Adult Learners' Scientific and STEM Career Interest

Web-Based Writing Instruction Videos for Adult Learners and for Professional Development

Learning Difficulties/Disabilities

Accommodating Adult Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Crossing Contexts: Teachers of Low-Literate Adults Learn from Dyslexia Educators

Sensory Processing Considerations for the ABE Learner

Setting Up Students for Success in Higher Education

Literacy

A Change in Thinking: Supporting Adult
Learner Persistence


A Fresh Look at Adult Skills in the U.S. and Around the World: Key Findings from the Program for International Assessment of Adult
Competencies (PIAAC)


Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness of Literacy Programs Through a “Systems Approach”

LINCS: An Overview of National Projects, Resources, and Communities of Practice

Numeracy

A Fresh Look at Adult Skills in the U.S. and Around the World: Key Findings from the Program for International Assessment of Adult
Competencies (PIAAC)


From Urgency to Innovation: Web-Based E-Quip
Math PD Series


Making Algebra More Meaningful: Hands-on Workshop for Exploring Algebraic Thinking and Graphing

Numeracy: Foundations for Literacy and Life

Practical and Engaging Numeracy Activities for ESL

Using Visual Models to Build Conceptual Understanding

Professional Development

Improving Student Outcomes Through Job-Embedding Professional Development

Ready for 2014: GED Professional Development in Minnesota

Technology

Free Technology Tools for the Distance Teacher

Integrating Technology within Writing Instruction

Learning Objects: Coming to a Classroom Near You!

• Technology Tools for the Classroom

Testing Preparation

An Educator's Guidge to the GED 2014 Social Studies Test

Exploring GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test

Implementing Webb's DOK in the Active Learning Classroom

Transition/Career Pathways

3 Easy Tactics Made Easy

5 Vocational Career Paths That Require Little Training

Building a Bridge to the Future (CCSS) with Technology

Collaborating to Create Holistic Programming

A Community Effort: Kirkwood Pathways for Adult Career Education and Employment (KPACE)

Gateway to College and Careers: Guiding Adult Education Students on the Road to Success

Preparing Teachers to See the World Through "Transitions-Colored Glasses"

Web-Based Writing Instruction Videos for Adult Learners and for Professional Development

WorkINdiana—The Essential First Steop on a Career Pathway for Adult Education Students

 

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Open Educational Resources (OER):
A Fact Sheet for Adult Education

What are OER?
OER are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching and learning. OER are abundant, customizable, free, and convenient to integrate into lessons.

What is the value of OER in adult education?
Quality OER can be powerful tools to enhance learning and instruction in adult education. OER help students achieve their learning goals by providing flexible and accessible supplements to instruction. OER encourage life-long learning habits in students by providing them with personalized and readily available learning materials. OER also help educators do their job better by augmenting instruction and helping teachers learn about new topics and by providing online professional development. More...

 

ADMINISTRATION

A Community Effort: Kirkwood Pathways for Adult Career Education and Employment (KPACE)

Kirkwood Community College, in partnership with United Way of East Central Iowa, community-based
organizations, and area employers, is developing a unique pathway program. In this session, discover how
multiple entities collaborate to achieve student success.
Presented by: Marcel Kielkucki
Educational Focus: Transition/Career Pathways, Administration
Resource:
A Community Effort: Kirkwood Pathways for Adult Career Education and Employment (KPACE) Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Enrollment Decline and Managed Enrollment: Managing the Conundrum

Finding the sweet spot between open and managed enrollment can be tough, especially in the face of increasing performance requirements and ongoing funding cuts. Learn from one program's journey to find the right balance, and share your ideas with others.
Presented by: Karen Kirchler, Jackie Lowe, and Dianne McConnell
Educational Focus: Administration, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Enrollment Decline and Managed Enrollment: Managing the Conundrum Presentation (PDF)
Enrollment Decline and Managed Enrollment: Managing the Conundrum Handout (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD

The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA’s Restructured PD System

This session will describe how Pennsylvania’s Professional Development System’s Consultation and Facilitation
project continues to shift the responsibility for high quality job-embedded professional development to individual
agencies. The presentation will look at continuous project improvement, using current research and ongoing
internal and external evaluation, as the restructured system moves into year 3 of a 4-year plan.
Presented by: Bootsie Barbour, MEd, Dr. Sue Snider, Margaret Rood, Rebecca Wagner, and Dr. Joy Zamierowski
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Administration
Resources:
The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA's Restructured PD System Presentation (PowerPoint)
The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA's Restructured PD System Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD

Tips for Writing Policies and Procedures

Policies? Procedures? They are essential to keep programs running smoothly! However, writing effective
policy is harder than it looks. Learn techniques to develop policies and procedures unique to your program and
provide the consistency your agency needs.
Presented by: Susan Mansuetti and Lee Stork
Educational Focus: Administration, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Tips for Writing Policies and Procedures Presentation (PowerPoint)
Tips for Writing Policies and Procedures Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh


ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

3 Easy Tactics Made Easy

Participant will learn three easy tactics, based on the Socratic Method, that can be used to help students
improve understanding of any topic. You will will learn to introduce, move deeper, and review any topic using these powerful activities.
Presented by: Christopher Roman
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Transition/Career Pathways
Resources:
Three Easy Tactics Presentation (PowerPoint)
Three Easy Tactics (PDF)
Lesson Plan Samples (Word)

Accommodating Adult Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Proactive planning and considerations can cultivate a suitable learning environment where learners who are
deaf can render their goals a reality. This presentation will provide participants with information and resources
to implement at a moment’s notice.
Presented by: Tia-Nikki Ivanko
Educational Focus: Learning Difficulties/Disabilities, Adult Basic Education
Resource:
Accommodating Adult Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

“Building a Bridge” to Connect Professional Development to Learner Outcomes in Adult Education Agencies Across Pennsylvania

This session is a natural follow-up to “The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA’s Restructured PD System,” as it focuses on
high quality job-embedded professional development from the agency perspective. This presentation will
highlight a sampling of Pennsylvania agencies and their experiences with professional development, including the
successes and challenges of implementing new knowledge and skills and evaluating effectiveness.
Presented by: Dr. Joy Zamierowski and Dr. Sue Snider
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Building a Bridge to Connect Professional Development to Learner Outcomes in Adult Education Agencies Across Pennsylvania Presentation (PowerPoint)
Building a Bridge to Connect Professional Development to Learner Outcomes in Adult Education Agencies Across Pennsylvania Presentation (PDF)
Professional Development Handout (PDF)
Program Improvement, Professional Development Objective Worksheet (Word)
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Building a Bridge to the Future (CCSS) with Technology

Learn how to integrate technology into lesson plans for adult learners of all levels while implementing Common
Core State Standards. A variety of resources will be provided to help lessons reach DOK levels 3 and 4.
Presented by: Julie Hagan
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Transitions/Career Pathways
Resource:
Building a Bridge to the Future (CCSS) with Technology Presentation (Website)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

A Change in Thinking: Supporting Adult
Learner Persistence

Getting adult learners to persist in their studies can be a challenge. Decisions for Action© is a cognitive
skills program that teaches a logical, five-step process used to manage situations that are barriers
to participating and persisting in adult education.
Presented by: Linda Wolfson
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Literacy
Resources:
A Change in Thinking: Supporting Adult Learner Persistence Presentation (PDF)
An Overview of Vita (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Corrections–Establishing a Pearson Vue Test Center

Learn how a 600-bed county detention center established a Pearson Vue Test Center to serve an eight county area
and provided a distance learning module to assist the establishment of centers across the state, Forging the
Future for Success.
Presented by: Tom Dube, Sr. and Justin Hall
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Distance Learning
Resources:
Pearson Vue Test Center in Corrections Presentation (PowerPoint)
Pearson Vue Test Center in Corrections Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Don't Hate Math!

Why do so many students hate math? Yes, “hate” is a strong word, but so many students use it when they
describe how they feel about learning math. Come find out as we discuss why so many learners have a difficult
time with math. This session will discuss the research behind math anxiety and developmental dyscalculia
while providing participants the opportunity to engage in fun, hands-on activities that can be taken back to the
classroom.
Presented by: Dr. Amanda Raitano
Educational Focus: Numeracy, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Don't Hate Math! Presentation (PDF)
Developmental Dyscalculia (PDF)
Fraction Circles (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Gateway to College and Careers: Guiding Adult Education Students on the Road to Success

Waubonsee Community College has developed and implemented a new GED Enhanced course that will
prepare adult education students for college-level courses by embedding college success skills with traditional math and language arts instruction. This presentation will share the model for a continuous improvement process
that focuses on collaboration.
Presented by: Dr. Stacey Randall and Jeri Dixon
Educational Focus: Transition/Career Pathways, Adult Basic Education
Resource:
Gateway to College and Careers: Guiding Adult Education Students on the Road to Success Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Integrating Technology within Writing Instruction

Whether “one room schoolhouse” or computer-based classroom, ELL or ABE, your students need digital literacy
skills to accomplish the various forms of writing expected in school, life, and work. Three perspectives on effectively
integrating technology into your students’ writing instruction.
Presented by: Heather Indelicato, Andrea Wilson Vasquez, and Pam Ampferer
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Technology
Resources:
Integrating Technology within Writing Instruction Presentation (PowerPoint)
Integrating Technology within Writing Instruction Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Implementing Webb's DOK in the Active Learning Classroom

No matter what high school equivalency assessment your state has adopted, Webb's DOK will be entwined
throughout the questions. Join us to learn how to incorporate Webb's DOK into your current curriculum
and learn how to use it to pinpoint academic standards.
Presented by: Sara Z. Gutting, Education Consultant
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Testing Preparation
Resources:
Implementing Webb's DOK in the Active Learning Classroom Presentation (PowerPoint)
Implementing Webb's DOK in the Active Learning Classroom Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Learning Objects: Coming to a Classroom Near You!

Open educational resources (OERs) are learning objects that are free, educational, and adaptable for use.
Science and math adult educators are finding, integrating, applying, evaluating, and sharing OERs to
enhance teaching and learning. Learn more about OERs and how to incorporate them into your teaching and
professional development activities.
Presented by: Dahlia Shaewitz and Amanda Duffy
Educational Focus: Technology, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Learning Objects: Coming to a Classroom Near You! Presentation! (PowerPoint)
Learning Objects: Coming to a Classroom Near You! Presentation! (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

LINCS: An Overview of National Projects, Resources, and Communities of Practice

Join the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) staff to learn about new resources, tools, and
online courses on the LINCS portal and LINCS Community. We’ll also highlight new professional development opportunities.
Presented by: Kaye Beall
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Literacy
Resources:
LINCS: An Overview of National Projects, Resources, and Communities of Practice Presentation (PDF)
Explicit Instruction (PDF)
Evidence-Based Practices strand, sponsored by LINCS
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Making Algebra More Meaningful: Hands-on Workshop for Exploring Algebraic Thinking and Graphing

How can we incorporate more Algebraic thinking into our classes? In this session we will explore the
components of numeracy and Sharma’s “Levels of Knowing.” We will examine linear equations and slope
both conceptually and with a hands-on approach.
Presented by: Rebecca Strom
Educational Focus: Numeracy, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Making Algebra More Meaningful: Hands-on Workshop for Exploring Algebraic Thinking and Graphing Presentation (PowerPoint)
Making Algebra More Meaningful: Hands-on Workshop for Exploring Algebraic Thinking and Graphing Presentation (PDF)
Numeracy strand, sponsored by ANN
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Meta-What? Helping Adult Learners Think About Thinking

Metacognition means thinking about thinking. Being able to think about one’s thinking is an important part of
learning success. In this session, we will discuss principles of metacognition and explore practices to help adult
learners think about their learning process.
Presented by: Dr. Cynthia Campbell
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, GED/Postsecondary Credential
Resource:
Meta-What? Helping Adult Learners Think About Thinking Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Prepare, Adapt, and Achieve: Meeting the New Opportunities of College and Career Readiness

This session will dissect and shed light on the new College and Career Readiness standards. Adult Basic Education professionals will discover the key implementation strategies required to overcome new challenges and increase student achievement on new 2014 High School Equivalency Exams. Participant goals: become acquainted with the new Equivalency tests, gain knowledge of the new Standards for Equivalency tests, and learn how technology is incorporated into the Standards.

Presented by: Leslie Adkins, Intervention Consultant, McGraw-Hill Education
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Community Education
Resources:
Moving Beyond the Basics (PowerPoint)
Moving Beyond the Basics (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Preparing Teachers to See the World Through
“Transitions-Colored Glasses”

How do we prepare every adult educator to integrate transitions skills at every level of instruction? Come hear
Minnesota’s response to this critical question as we share our transitions skills framework and corresponding
professional learning community model.
Presented by: Lia Conklin Olson, Patsy Vinogradov, and Astrid Liden
Educational Focus: Transition/Career Pathways, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Preparing Teachers to See the World Through "Transition-Colored Glasses" Presentation (PowerPoint)
Preparing Teachers to See the World Through "Transition-Colored Glasses" Presentation (PDF)
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Ready for 2014: GED Professional Development
in Minnesota

Join us as we discuss our 2014 GED professional development planning process, guiding principles,
activities, and lessons learned. Gain access to related online tools and resources for use in your state!
Presented by: Amy Vickers and Astrid Liden
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Professional Development
Resources:
Ready for 2014: GED Professional Development Presentation (PowerPoint)
Ready for 2014: GED Professional Development Presentation (PDF)
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

RISE to the Challenge: Building Adult Learners’ Scientific Literacy and STEM Career Interest

Project RISE (Reading & Integrated Science Education), a Lehman College Adult Learning Center GED® class, is
presented as an example of workforce development programming that builds scientific and digital literacy
while fostering STEM career interests.
Presented by: Meghan McNamara, Jaye Jones, and Millicent Burton
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Adult Basic Education
Resource:
RISE to the Challenge: Building Adult Learners' Scientific Literacy and STEM Career Interest Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD

Sensory Processing Considerations for the ABE Learner

Adult learners have sensory preferences that help them feel stable and keep them ready for learning. Supporting
ABE learners’ sensory preferences can support their ability to manage the high demands for focus, attention,
and integrating information in the ABE classroom. This interactive, hands-on workshop will introduce you to
concepts of sensory processing, add tools to your teaching repertoire, and give you new ways to support
the performance of adult learners in your classroom!
Presented by: Dr. Susan Spear
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Learning Difficulties/Disabilities
Resources:
Sensory Processing Considerations for the ABE Learner Presentation (PowerPoint)
Sensory Processing Considerations for the ABE Learner Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Tactile, Paper, and Tech: The Complete Math Experience 2014

All new motivating lessons preparing students for the 2014 GED®. Ideas and examples in lesson planning for
the ABE & GED® math interactive classroom. Hands-on realia, hard copies, and computer-based interactions
create a harmonious instructional balance.
Presented by: Michael Matos, Director of AE, Data, & GED® Instructor, Albany Park Community Center
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, GED/Postsecondary Credential
Resources:
Tactile, Paper, and Tech: The Complete Math Experience 2014 Presentation (PowerPoint)
Tactile, Paper, and Tech: The Complete Math Experience 2014 Presentation (PDF)
Handouts: Tactile Title Page, Some Math Teaching Strategies, Summon Up Site Marking, Form Creation and Lesson Development, Flow Chart Computer Work Example, Math Key Words, Your Age by Coffee Magic, Math Word Sort, Money Question: Why Can't the Government Just Print, Math at the Movies, Multiplication Table Interactive, Fahrenheit and Celsius Cooking, So You a Gallon of Gas is Expensive, Understanding Nutrition Labels, Sale Price, Shopping Math, Grocery Shopping 101, Interest Rate on Ten Dollars, It's Raining Quarters, Dimes, Nickels, and Pennies, Pay Check Deductions, Penny Heads or Tails Interactive, Ch a-cha-cha Changes, Electrician's Math, How Much Can I Afford to Pay, How Much Car Can You Afford, How Many Tiles, How Much Carpet, How Much House Can You Afford, How Much Material Do I Need, How Much Paint-Painting A Room, Formulas Working with Shapes Table, Math Shape Drop-Down Define, The Penny Worksheet, Measurements in My Home, Shapes with Definitions and Pictures, The History of Divisibility Rules, Geography Tour-You Mission to Find the Location in the World, Understanding Maps and Globes-Finding Distances on a U.S. Map, Fraction Dominoes, Number Games with Cards, Ruler World, What's Probable Dice, and What's Probable Playing Cards.
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Technology Tools for the Classroom

Energize your classroom with technology! See a variety of FREE technology tools that improve learning by actively
involving students. Although lessons will be geared toward GED 2014, these technology tools can be used in
any classroom. Bring your own device and be an active participant!
Presented by: Dr. Mary Gaston and Kathy Woodson
Educational Focus: Technology, Adult Basic Education
Resource:
To access the Livebinder with workshop materials and resources: go to http://tinyurl.com/puzhy6r
When it asks for access key, type COABE14
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA’s Restructured PD System

This session will describe how Pennsylvania’s Professional Development System’s Consultation and Facilitation
project continues to shift the responsibility for high quality job-embedded professional development to individual
agencies. The presentation will look at continuous project improvement, using current research and ongoing
internal and external evaluation, as the restructured system moves into year 3 of a 4-year plan.
Presented by: Bootsie Barbour, MEd, Dr. Sue Snider, Margaret Rood, Rebecca Wagner, and Dr. Joy Zamierowski
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Administration
Resources:
The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA's Restructured PD System Presentation (PowerPoint)
The Tipping Point: Year 3 of PA's Restructured PD System Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD

Tips for Writing Policies and Procedures

Policies? Procedures? They are essential to keep programs running smoothly! However, writing effective
policy is harder than it looks. Learn techniques to develop policies and procedures unique to your program and
provide the consistency your agency needs.
Presented by: Susan Mansuetti and Lee Stork
Educational Focus: Administration, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Tips for Writing Policies and Procedures Presentation (PowerPoint)
Tips for Writing Policies and Procedure Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

 

Using Visual Models to Build Conceptual Understanding

College and Career Readiness is contingent upon conceptual understanding of core mathematical ideas
and the ability to make sense and apply these concepts in real life situations. Using visual models and hands-on
manipulatives, this workshop will focus on how to build this understanding in a multi-level classroom.
Presented by: Patricia Helmuth and Connie Rivera
Educational Focus: Numeracy, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Adult Numeracy Center (Website)
The Rational Number Project (Website)
Reasoning with Division of Fractions (PDF)
Numeracy strand, sponsored by ANN
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Prepare, Adapt, and Achieve: Meeting the New Opportunities of College and Career Readiness

This session will dissect and shed light on the new College and Career Readiness standards. Adult Basic Education professionals will discover the key implementation strategies required to overcome new challenges and increase student achievement on new 2014 High School Equivalency Exams. Participant goals: become acquainted with the new Equivalency tests, gain knowledge of the new Standards for Equivalency tests, and learn how technology is incorporated into the Standards.

Presented by: Leslie Adkins, Intervention Consultant, McGraw-Hill Education
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Community Education
Resources:
Moving Beyond the Basics (PowerPoint)
Moving Beyond the Basics (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh


CONTINUING HIGHER EDUCATION

Setting Up Students for Success in Higher Education

Participants will learn the differences between high school accommodations and what they can expect in a college
setting. Participants will learn the importance of self advocacy skills and experience an interactive lesson
taught by a college instructor.
Presented by: Professor Kathryn Buschan, EdS, Special Education Instructor, Kutztown University
Educational Focus: Learning Difficulties/Disabilities, Continuing Higher Education
Resources:
Setting Up Students for Success in Higher Education Presentation (PowerPoint)
Setting Up Students for Success in Higher Education Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh


DISTANCE LEARNING

Corrections–Establishing a Pearson Vue Test Center

Learn how a 600-bed county detention center established a Pearson Vue Test Center to serve an eight county area
and provided a distance learning module to assist the establishment of centers across the state, Forging the
Future for Success.
Presented by: Tom Dube, Sr. and Justin Hall
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Distance Learning
Resources:
Pearson Vue Test Center in Corrections Presentation (PowerPoint)
Pearson Vue Test Center in Corrections Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Free Technology Tools for the Distance Teacher

Distance teaching requires creative ways of teaching and communicating with students. This interactive session will include short demonstrations of free technology that distance (and face-to-face) teachers can use to provide
instruction, support communication, and engage learners. Participants will have the opportunity to try some of the technology and discuss in small groups how they may apply this to their own practice.
Presented by: Destiny Long and Lisa Bailey
Educational Focus: Distance Learning, Technology
Resources:
Tools for the Distant Teacher Handout (PDF)
Tools for the Distant Teacher Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

PD Tools for Today’s Teacher

Preparing for the newly created and revised high school equivalency tests requires new tools in our toolkits.
Together we’ll investigate FREE PD resources to make the transition easier - KET’s one stop place for 2014 Test
Info.
Presented by: Tonya Crum
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Distance Learning
Resources:
PD Tools for Today's Teacher Presentation (PowerPoint)
PD Tools for Today's Teacher Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh


ESL/ELL

Crossing Contexts: Teachers of Low-Literate Adults Learn from Dyslexia Educators

Low-literate ESL students learn to read for the first time while gaining English skills. In this recent project funded
by a COABE Incentive Grant, presenters crossed contexts to investigate reading disabilities (i.e. dyslexia) and found applications and adaptations for ESL.
Presented by: Dr. Patsy Vinogradov, Kristin Perry, Kristin Klas, and Brenda Anfinson
Educational Focus: ESL/ELL, Learning Difficulties/Disabilities
Resources:
Crossing Contexts: Teachers of Low-Literate Adults Learn from Dyslexia Educators Presentation (PowerPoint)
Crossing Contexts: Teachers of Low-Literate Adults Learn from Dyslexia Educators Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Numeracy: Foundations for Literacy and Life

Numeracy is an essential part of language learning and participating in communities. Numeracy allows students
to demonstrate abilities and be successful in the classroom. Participants will contribute to the development
of a hands-on lesson plan that will build number sense.
Presented by: Kristin Klas
Educational Focus: Numeracy, ESL/ELL
Resources:
Matching Handout (PDF)
Numeracy Unit Template (Word)
Numeracy Unit Template Foundations for Literacy and Life Presentation (PowerPoint)
Numeracy Unit Template Foundations for Literacy and Life Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Practical and Engaging Numeracy Activities for ESL

Are you struggling to teach numeracy skills to your English language learners? In this workshop, you will
learn how to apply numeracy principles to your daily lessons. I will share low-prep and worksheet-free
activities that engage your students and help them make relevant connections to math in everyday life.
Presented by: Danielle Legault
Educational Focus: ESL/ELL, Numeracy
Strand: Numeracy
Resource:
Numeracy Activities for Low to Intermediate Level ELL Students Presentation (Word)
Sponsored by ANN
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh


GED/Postsecondary Credential

An Educator's Guide to the GED 2014 Social Studies Test

Confused about how to prepare students for the GED 2014 Social Studies test? This hands-on, interactive
workshop will equip you to teach your students the reading, writing, and math skills they need for success on
GED 2014 Social Studies!
Presented by: Steven Schmidt
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Testing Preparation
Resource:
An Educator's Guide to the GED 2014 Social Studies Test Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

From Urgency to Innovation: Web-Based E-Quip
Math PD Series

The 2014 GED brings high expectations for teaching and learning math. In Minnesota, math leaders and
professional developers collaborated to create the E-quip Math PD Series. Come learn about this web-based
professional development for teachers of differing expertise and experience.
Presented by: Astrid Liden, Patsy Vinogradov, Amy Vickers, and Rebecca Strom
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Numeracy
Resources:
From Urgency to Innovation: Web-Based E-Quip Presentation (PowerPoint)
From Urgency to Innovation: Web-Based E-Quip Presentation (PDF)
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Meta-What? Helping Adult Learners Think About Thinking

Metacognition means thinking about thinking. Being able to think about one’s thinking is an important part of
learning success. In this session, we will discuss principles of metacognition and explore practices to help adult
learners think about their learning process.
Presented by: Dr. Cynthia Campbell
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, GED/Postsecondary Credential
Resource:
Meta-What? Helping Adult Learners Think About Thinking Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

PD Tools for Today’s Teacher

Preparing for the newly created and revised high school equivalency tests requires new tools in our toolkits.
Together we’ll investigate FREE PD resources to make the transition easier - KET’s one stop place for 2014 Test
Info.
Presented by: Tonya Crum
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Distance Learning
Resources:
PD Tools for Today's Teacher Presentation (PowerPoint)
PD Tools for Today's Teacher Presentation (PDF)
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RISE to the Challenge: Building Adult Learners’ Scientific Literacy and STEM Career Interest

Project RISE (Reading & Integrated Science Education), a Lehman College Adult Learning Center GED® class, is
presented as an example of workforce development programming that builds scientific and digital literacy
while fostering STEM career interests.
Presented by: Meghan McNamara, Jaye Jones, and Millicent Burton
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Adult Basic Education
Resource:
RISE to the Challenge: Building Adult Learners' Scientific Literacy and STEM Career Interest Presentation (PDF)
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Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD

Web-Based Writing Instruction Videos for Adult Learners and for Professional Development

We will look at many ways to use free online videos to enhance basic and secondary level writing skills of adult
learners. In small groups we will discuss using these videos to enhance classroom learning and teacher
professional development.
Presented by: David Rosen, EdD, President, Newsome Associates
Resources:
Using Videos for Teaching ASE and College Prep Writing Presentation (PowerPoint)
Using Videos for Teaching ASE and College Prep Writing Presentation (PDF)
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Transitons/Career Pathways


LEARNING DIFFICULTIES/DISABILITIES

Accommodating Adult Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Proactive planning and considerations can cultivate a suitable learning environment where learners who are
deaf can render their goals a reality. This presentation will provide participants with information and resources
to implement at a moment’s notice.
Presented by: Tia-Nikki Ivanko
Educational Focus: Learning Difficulties/Disabilities, Adult Basic Education
Resource:
Accommodating Adult Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Presentation (PDF)
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Crossing Contexts: Teachers of Low-Literate Adults Learn from Dyslexia Educators

Low-literate ESL students learn to read for the first time while gaining English skills. In this recent project funded
by a COABE Incentive Grant, presenters crossed contexts to investigate reading disabilities (i.e. dyslexia) and found applications and adaptations for ESL.
Presented by: Dr. Patsy Vinogradov, Kristin Perry, Kristin Klas, and Brenda Anfinson
Educational Focus: ESL/ELL, Learning Difficulties/Disabilities
Resources:
Crossing Contexts: Teachers of Low-Literate Adults Learn from Dyslexia Educators Presentation (PowerPoint)
Crossing Contexts: Teachers of Low-Literate Adults Learn from Dyslexia Educators Presentation (PDF)
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Sensory Processing Considerations for the ABE Learner

Adult learners have sensory preferences that help them feel stable and keep them ready for learning. Supporting
ABE learners’ sensory preferences can support their ability to manage the high demands for focus, attention,
and integrating information in the ABE classroom. This interactive, hands-on workshop will introduce you to
concepts of sensory processing, add tools to your teaching repertoire, and give you new ways to support
the performance of adult learners in your classroom!
Presented by: Dr. Susan Spear
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Learning Difficulties/Disabilities
Resources:
Sensory Processing Considerations for the ABE Learner Presentation (PowerPoint)
Sensory Processing Considerations for the ABE Learner Presentation (PDF)
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Setting Up Students for Success in Higher Education

Participants will learn the differences between high school accommodations and what they can expect in a college
setting. Participants will learn the importance of self advocacy skills and experience an interactive lesson
taught by a college instructor.
Presented by: Professor Kathryn Buschan, EdS, Special Education Instructor, Kutztown University
Educational Focus: Learning Difficulties/Disabilities, Continuing Higher Education
Resources:
Setting Up Students for Success in Higher Education Presentation (PowerPoint)
Setting Up Students for Success in Higher Education Presentation (PDF)
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LITERACY

A Change in Thinking: Supporting Adult
Learner Persistence

Getting adult learners to persist in their studies can be a challenge. Decisions for Action© is a cognitive
skills program that teaches a logical, five-step process used to manage situations that are barriers
to participating and persisting in adult education.
Presented by: Linda Wolfson
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Literacy
Resources:
A Change in Thinking: Supporting Adult Learner Persistence Presentation (PDF)
An Overview of Vita (PDF)
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A Fresh Look at Adult Skills in the U.S. and Around the World: Key Findings from the Program for International Assessment of Adult
Competencies (PIAAC)

A fresh look at the findings of the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC),
a study coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that assesses
cognitive and workplace skills of adults (aged 16-65) in 23 countries.
Presented by: Dr. Sondra Stein, Katie Landeros and Timothy Werwath
Educational Focus: Literacy, Numeracy
Resources:
Key Findings from the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies Presentation (PDF)
Education and Skills Online Assessment Handout (PDF)
AIR PIAAC Infographic 1 (PDF)
AIR PIAAC Infographic 2 (PDF)
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Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness of Literacy Programs Through a “Systems Approach”

Explore an adult literacy system (IRIS) developed in a correctional setting, redesigned to utilize inmate peertutors, and implemented in 30 Georgia prisons to advance more literacy-level inmates. This “Systems
Approach” teaches beginning reading, computer, and functional literacy more efficiently.
Presented by: Dr. Susan McKee
Educational Focus: Literacy
Resources:
Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness of Literacy Programs Through a "Systems Approach" Presentation (PDF)
Fail-Safe Success Model for the Varying Needs and Goals of the Adult Student Presentation (PDF)
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LINCS: An Overview of National Projects, Resources, and Communities of Practice

Join the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) staff to learn about new resources, tools, and
online courses on the LINCS portal and LINCS Community. We’ll also highlight new professional development opportunities.
Presented by: Kaye Beall
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Literacy
Resources:
LINCS: An Overview of National Projects, Resources, and Communities of Practice Presentation (PDF)
Explicit Instruction (PDF)
Evidence-Based Practices strand, sponsored by LINCS
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NUMERACY

Don't Hate Math!

Why do so many students hate math? Yes, “hate” is a strong word, but so many students use it when they
describe how they feel about learning math. Come find out as we discuss why so many learners have a difficult
time with math. This session will discuss the research behind math anxiety and developmental dyscalculia
while providing participants the opportunity to engage in fun, hands-on activities that can be taken back to the
classroom.
Presented by: Dr. Amanda Raitano
Educational Focus: Numeracy, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Don't Hate Math! Presentation (PDF)
Developmental Dyscalculia (PDF)
Fraction Circles (PDF)
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A Fresh Look at Adult Skills in the U.S. and Around the World: Key Findings from the Program for International Assessment of Adult
Competencies (PIAAC)

A fresh look at the findings of the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC),
a study coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that assesses
cognitive and workplace skills of adults (aged 16-65) in 23 countries.
Presented by: Dr. Sondra Stein, Katie Landeros and Timothy Werwath
Educational Focus: Literacy, Numeracy
Resources:
Key Findings from the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies Presentation (PDF)
Education and Skills Online Assessment Handout (PDF)
AIR PIAAC Infographic 1 (PDF)
AIR PIAAC Infographic 2 (PDF)
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From Urgency to Innovation: Web-Based E-Quip
Math PD Series

The 2014 GED brings high expectations for teaching and learning math. In Minnesota, math leaders and
professional developers collaborated to create the E-quip Math PD Series. Come learn about this web-based
professional development for teachers of differing expertise and experience.
Presented by: Astrid Liden, Patsy Vinogradov, Amy Vickers, and Rebecca Strom
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Numeracy
Resources:
From Urgency to Innovation: Web-Based E-Quip Presentation (PowerPoint)
From Urgency to Innovation: Web-Based E-Quip Presentation (PDF)
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Making Algebra More Meaningful: Hands-on Workshop for Exploring Algebraic Thinking and Graphing

How can we incorporate more Algebraic thinking into our classes? In this session we will explore the
components of numeracy and Sharma’s “Levels of Knowing.” We will examine linear equations and slope
both conceptually and with a hands-on approach.
Presented by: Rebecca Strom
Educational Focus: Numeracy, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Making Algebra More Meaningful: Hands-on Workshop for Exploring Algebraic Thinking and Graphing Presentation (PowerPoint)
Making Algebra More Meaningful: Hands-on Workshop for Exploring Algebraic Thinking and Graphing Presentation (PDF)
Numeracy strand, sponsored by ANN
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Numeracy: Foundations for Literacy and Life

Numeracy is an essential part of language learning and participating in communities. Numeracy allows students
to demonstrate abilities and be successful in the classroom. Participants will contribute to the development
of a hands-on lesson plan that will build number sense.
Presented by: Kristin Klas
Educational Focus: Numeracy, ESL/ELL
Resources:
Matching Handout (PDF)
Numeracy Unit Template (Word)
Numeracy Unit Template Foundations for Literacy and Life Presentation (PowerPoint)
Numeracy Unit Template Foundations for Literacy and Life Presentation (PDF)
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Practical and Engaging Numeracy Activities for ESL

Are you struggling to teach numeracy skills to your English language learners? In this workshop, you will
learn how to apply numeracy principles to your daily lessons. I will share low-prep and worksheet-free
activities that engage your students and help them make relevant connections to math in everyday life.
Presented by: Danielle Legault
Educational Focus: ESL/ELL, Numeracy
Strand: Numeracy
Resource:
Numeracy Activities for Low to Intermediate Level ELL Students Presentation (Word)
Sponsored by ANN
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Using Visual Models to Build Conceptual Understanding

College and Career Readiness is contingent upon conceptual understanding of core mathematical ideas
and the ability to make sense and apply these concepts in real life situations. Using visual models and hands-on
manipulatives, this workshop will focus on how to build this understanding in a multi-level classroom.
Presented by: Patricia Helmuth and Connie Rivera
Educational Focus: Numeracy, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Adult Numeracy Center (Website)
The Rational Number Project (Website)
Reasoning with Division of Fractions (PDF)
Numeracy strand, sponsored by ANN
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Improving Student Outcomes Through Job-Embedding Professional Development

Student outcomes are improved through quality professional development at the program level. This workshop will include defining and sharing examples of job-embedded professional development, and identifying connections among core features of effective professional
development and levels of professional development evaluation.
Presented by: Peggie Rood and Lori McMonigal
Educational Focus: Professional Development, Transition/Career Pathways
Resources:
Improving Student Outcomes Through Job-Embedding Professional Development Handout (PDF)
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Ready for 2014: GED Professional Development
in Minnesota

Join us as we discuss our 2014 GED professional development planning process, guiding principles,
activities, and lessons learned. Gain access to related online tools and resources for use in your state!
Presented by: Amy Vickers and Astrid Liden
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Professional Development
Resources:
Ready for 2014: GED Professional Development Presentation (PowerPoint)
Ready for 2014: GED Professional Development Presentation (PDF)
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
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TECHNOLOGY

Free Technology Tools for the Distance Teacher

Distance teaching requires creative ways of teaching and communicating with students. This interactive session will include short demonstrations of free technology that distance (and face-to-face) teachers can use to provide
instruction, support communication, and engage learners. Participants will have the opportunity to try some of the technology and discuss in small groups how they may apply this to their own practice.
Presented by: Destiny Long and Lisa Bailey
Educational Focus: Distance Learning, Technology
Resources:
Tools for the Distant Teacher Handout (PDF)
Tools for the Distant Teacher Presentation (PDF)
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Integrating Technology within Writing Instruction

Whether “one room schoolhouse” or computer-based classroom, ELL or ABE, your students need digital literacy
skills to accomplish the various forms of writing expected in school, life, and work. Three perspectives on effectively
integrating technology into your students’ writing instruction.
Presented by: Heather Indelicato, Andrea Wilson Vasquez, and Pam Ampferer
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Technology
Resources:
Integrating Technology within Writing Instruction Presentation (PowerPoint)
Integrating Technology within Writing Instruction Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Learning Objects: Coming to a Classroom Near You!

Open educational resources (OERs) are learning objects that are free, educational, and adaptable for use.
Science and math adult educators are finding, integrating, applying, evaluating, and sharing OERs to
enhance teaching and learning. Learn more about OERs and how to incorporate them into your teaching and
professional development activities.
Presented by: Dahlia Shaewitz and Amanda Duffy
Educational Focus: Technology, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Learning Objects: Coming to a Classroom Near You! Presentation (PowerPoint)
Learning Objects: Coming to a Classroom Near You! Presentation (PDF)

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Technology Tools for the Classroom

Energize your classroom with technology! See a variety of FREE technology tools that improve learning by actively
involving students. Although lessons will be geared toward GED 2014, these technology tools can be used in
any classroom. Bring your own device and be an active participant!
Presented by: Dr. Mary Gaston and Kathy Woodson
Educational Focus: Technology, Adult Basic Education
Resource:
To access the Livebinder with workshop materials and resources: go to http://tinyurl.com/puzhy6r
When it asks for access key, type COABE14
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
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TESTING PREPARATION

An Educator's Guide to the GED 2014 Social Studies Test

Confused about how to prepare students for the GED 2014 Social Studies test? This hands-on, interactive
workshop will equip you to teach your students the reading, writing, and math skills they need for success on
GED 2014 Social Studies!
Presented by: Steven Schmidt
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Testing Preparation
Resource:
An Educator's Guide to the GED 2014 Social Studies Test Presentation (PDF)
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Exploring GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test

GED Ready™ is the new Official Practice Test. With the expanded information reported, both adult educators and test-takers benefit. The in-depth information provides concrete feedback on performance with recommendations for addressing developmental areas. This session provides an insider’s view of the new OPT and, more importantly, features a presentation of the new score reports that accompany both the GED Ready™ and the operational GED® test. Presenters will examine similarities and differences between the two
types of reports and how to help facilitate test-takers’ use of each effectively.
Presented by: Martin Kehe and Martin Kehe
Educational Focus: Testing Preparation
Resource:
Exploring GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test Presentation (PDF)
Understanding Constructed Response on the 2014 GED Test Presentation (PDF)
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Implementing Webb's DOK in the Active Learning Classroom

No matter what high school equivalency assessment your state has adopted, Webb's DOK will be entwined
throughout the questions. Join us to learn how to incorporate Webb's DOK into your current curriculum
and learn how to use it to pinpoint academic standards.
Presented by: Sara Z. Gutting, Education Consultant
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Testing Preparation
Resources:
Implementing Webb's DOK in the Active Learning Classroom Presentation (PowerPoint)
Implementing Webb's DOK in the Active Learning Classroom Presentation (PDF)
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TRANSITION/CAREER PATHWAYS

3 Easy Tactics Made Easy

Participant will learn three easy tactics, based on the Socratic Method, that can be used to help students
improve understanding of any topic. You will will learn to introduce, move deeper, and review any topic using these powerful activities.
Presented by: Christopher Roman
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Transition/Career Pathways
Resources:
Three Easy Tactics Presentation (PowerPoint)
Three Easy Tactics Presentation (PDF)
Lesson Plan Samples (Word)

5 Vocational Career Paths that Require Little Traning

Many people put emphasis on the need for a Bachelor’s, or even a graduate degree, in order to achieve a lucrative career as an adult. However, some experts claim that by 2018, 30% of all new jobs in the United States will require vocational training, not a traditional college degree. While many people may choose to do both, the fact remains that colleges do not always adequately prepare us for a real life in the workforce. Vocational training, however, is more specific in nature, and fills the gaps by providing study and hands-on training for these positions.

Author Bio: Monica Gomez is a freelance career and skills training writer. She likes helping people advance their careers.
Educational Focus: Transitions/Career Pathways
Resource: 5 Vocational Career Paths that Require Little Training (PDF)


Building a Bridge to the Future (CCSS) with Technology

Learn how to integrate technology into lesson plans for adult learners of all levels while implementing Common
Core State Standards. A variety of resources will be provided to help lessons reach DOK levels 3 and 4.
Presented by: Julie Hagan
Educational Focus: Adult Basic Education, Transitions/Career Pathways
Resource:
Building a Bridge to the Future (CCSS) with Technology (Website)
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Collaborating to Create Holistic Transition Programming

Adult learners lead complex lives, and to create programs which support these students longitudinally it is
imperative programs focus on education, post-secondary education, and employment. This workshop will engage
participants in a presentation and discussion on holistic program elements and possible partners to seek out.
Participants will leave with the ideas and materials necessary to begin planning and implementing holistic
longitudinal programming with the goals of entrance and successful retention in post-secondary education or
employment.
Presented by: Josh Evans
Educational Focus: Transition/Career Pathways
Resources:
Implementing Holistic Programming Presentation (PowerPoint)
Implementing Holistic Programming Presentation (PDF)
Transitions strand sponsored by NCTN
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A Community Effort: Kirkwood Pathways for Adult Career Education and Employment (KPACE)

Kirkwood Community College, in partnership with United Way of East Central Iowa, community-based
organizations, and area employers, is developing a unique pathway program. In this session, discover how
multiple entities collaborate to achieve student success.
Presented by: Marcel Kielkucki
Educational Focus: Transition/Career Pathways, Administration
Resource:
A Community Effort: Kirkwood Pathways for Adult Career Education and Employment (KPACE) Presentation (PDF)
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Gateway to College and Careers: Guiding Adult Education Students on the Road to Success

Waubonsee Community College has developed and implemented a new GED Enhanced course that will
prepare adult education students for college-level courses by embedding college success skills with traditional math and language arts instruction. This presentation will share the model for a continuous improvement process
that focuses on collaboration.
Presented by: Dr. Stacey Randall and Jeri Dixon
Educational Focus: Transition/Career Pathways, Adult Basic Education
Resource:
Gateway to College and Careers: Guiding Adult Education Students on the Road to Success Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Improving Student Outcomes Through Job-Embedding Professional Development

Student outcomes are improved through quality professional development at the program level. This workshop will include defining and sharing examples of job-embedded professional development, and identifying connections among core features of effective professional
development and levels of professional development evaluation.
Presented by: Peggie Rood and Lori McMonigal
Educational Focus: Professional Development, Transition/Career Pathways
Resources:
Improving Student Outcomes Through Job-Embedding Professional Development Handout (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Preparing Teachers to See the World Through
“Transitions-Colored Glasses”

How do we prepare every adult educator to integrate transitions skills at every level of instruction? Come hear
Minnesota’s response to this critical question as we share our transitions skills framework and corresponding
professional learning community model.
Presented by: Lia Conklin Olson, Patsy Vinogradov, and Astrid Liden
Educational Focus: Transition/Career Pathways, Adult Basic Education
Resources:
Preparing Teachers to See the World Through "Transition-Colored Glasses" Presentation (PowerPoint)
Preparing Teachers to See the World Through "Transition-Colored Glasses" Presentation (PDF)
Professional Development strand, sponsored by AALPD
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh

Web-Based Writing Instruction Videos for Adult Learners and for Professional Development

We will look at many ways to use free online videos to enhance basic and secondary level writing skills of adult
learners. In small groups we will discuss using these videos to enhance classroom learning and teacher
professional development.
Presented by: David Rosen, EdD, President, Newsome Associates
Resources:
Using Videos for Teaching ASE and College Prep Writing Presentation (PowerPoint)
Using Videos for Teaching ASE and College Prep Writing Presentation (PDF)
Educational Focus: GED/Postsecondary Credential, Transitons/Career Pathways

WorkINdiana—The Essential First Step on a Career Pathway for Adult Education Students

This session will provide an overview of the cohesive implementation of adult education and occupational
skills training in Indiana. As part of the presentation, participants will learn how Indiana developed its
WorkINdiana program to complement both the secondary career and technical education career
pathways and the community college system, implemented it on a state-wide basis while allowing for
regional inflection, and how actual practitioners implemented the program at the local level. Presenters
also will describe funding sources, curriculum development, outcomes, and program sustainability.
Presented by: Brenda Johnson, Mike Lang, and Marilyn Pitzulo
Educational Focus: Transition/Career Pathways
Resource:
WorkINdiana: First Step on a Career Pathway Presentation (PDF)
2014 COABE PAACE National Conference Pittsburgh