Research to Practice


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 Work-Based Instruction. Download the complete annual schedule of topics (HERE).


PAST MONTHLY TOPICS


COABE Journal Winter 2016 Issue

COABE Journal Winter 2016 Issue
 
The Academic I-BEST: A Model for Precollege Student Success in College Transfer Programs (Click the image to download and read this article on page 43). 
 
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

I-BETTER:  SUCCESSES AND LESSONS LEARNED THROUGH
IMPLEMENTING I-BEST PROGRAMS

This session will focus on what we learned through implementing two different Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pilot programs, one for ABE/ASE students and one for English language learners. Through implementation of these two pilot programs, we learned what to do, and what NOT to do, in program identification, student recruitment, co-planning and co-teaching, assessment of progress, and transitioning to employment. Join us to learn from our mistakes and successes and make your I-BEST program I-Better!

Presenter: Wendy Scheder-Black, Laurie Kierstead-Joseph, and Lisa Grenier

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-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 have proposed deep cuts in domestic discretionary spending...

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

 

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


VIEW PAST WEBINARS


 

I Better Presentation

This session will focus on what we learned through implementing two different Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pilot programs, one for ABE/ASE students and one for English language learners. Through implementation of these two pilot programs, we learned what to do, and what NOT to do, in program identification, student recruitment, co-planning and co-teaching, assessment of progress, and transitioning to employment. Join us to learn from our mistakes and successes and make your I-BEST program I-Better!

GeorgiaBEST

Eighty-nine percent of all first-time hires lose their jobs because of the lack of soft skills. The Georgia Department of Labor’s GeorgiaBEST (Business Ethics Student Training) program is designed to address this issue. "While many students graduate from high school and prepare for the future with the appropriate academic credentials, some still lack the soft skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce. GeorgiaBEST gives them the chance to gain these skills and better promote themselves in the highly competitive job market that exists today," said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

 
 
 

Charting the Course: Building Meaning Pathways in Adult Education

The Goal of WIOA: To help individuals access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

A Big and Excellent Opportunity: Adult Motivation and Leadership

An adult learner described becoming a leader in adult education as "a big and excellent opportunity for my future." The experimental ALLIES project evaluates how adult learner leadership affects education services and outcomes.