This Month's TOPic: Program Management

Each month we will focus on a topic of high interest for the field. This month we are sharing journal articles, archived webinars, and resources highlighting Program Management. Download the complete annual schedule of topics (HERE).

Past Monthly Topics

COABE Journal

COABE Journal 

COABE Journal Spring 2016 Issue
Blended Learning for The Adult Education Classroom
(Read the Article)

COABE Journal Fall 2014 Issue
Blended Learning Apps that Can Make you Flip
(Read the Article)  

Tell us what you think! Rate these article(s) on the COABE App (HERE).  Articles are free of charge. You may purchase a full hard copy edition (HERE). 

Featured Webinar


Join us as we learn about both competency-based adult education and blended learning and how and why, when these two approaches are integrated, they can form a powerful new model for adult learner engagement and achievement. We will look at adult education models that integrate these two approaches to achieve mastery learning, and we will discuss how adult basic and secondary level skills programs (including English language learning) can move to a customized model integrating these approaches.

Presented by: David J. Rosen, Ed.D, President, Newsome Associates

Access archived webinars and resources on Reading by national level presenters and experts.

Register for Upcoming Webinars

The Trump Administration and Adult Education: A View From Washington, DC

The Blended Classrooms in Rural Communities: How to Pull Together Resources on a Small Budget

COABE and the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education invite you to participate n a webinar to discuss what the new Administration may mean for Adult Education.  Early signs suggest that we may well face a struggle. During the campaign, the candidate Trump proposed to downsize the Department of Education, move $20 billion of Department of Education funding to expand school choice for low-income families, and overhaul the student loan program. The Secretary of Education designate has a history of promoting vouchers and charter schools. Some members of the incoming Congress...

Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time 

Are you an instructor at a small, rural program? Are you looking for new ways to introduce your students to technology but aren't sure how? Does your program run on a tight budget? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! Join Janet Slayden and Rudy Rhoades for a workshop where you can participate in an interactive lesson plan that blends free and low-cost resources for your classroom. Included in the workshop is a take-home packet with a list of resources, two lesson plans, and access to an online learning community with ongoing support.

Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time


Bird's Eye View

Want to explore ways of using a mobile device in the adult ed classroom? In this
workshop, we will explore methods to communicate, collaborate, create, and share
using mobile devices to engage students and enhance instruction through educational
apps and Web sites. We will discuss classroom etiquette, demonstrate projects, and
share a variety of activities for immediate feedback and assessment.

When Worlds Collide: Blended Learning for Adult Literacy

How can you prepare your students and program for computer literacy, critical thinking, and the high school equivalency (HSE) exams all at the same time? Do you feel you could get more value out of your investment in technology and computer-based curricula? Join two blended learning specialists from Essential Education for examples of how adult education programs have successfully used blended learning in their classrooms.