Professional Development Webinars (FREE)


UPcoming Webinars (FREE)

COABE is pleased to offer a series of professional development webinars which are led by presenters that have received excellent ratings from workshop participants at our national COABE conferences.
 


COABE Professional Development Webinars generously sponsored by Burlington English

 

Developing College and Career Readiness with Paired Reading

DATE: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
TIME: 2:00 P.M. EsT

High-interest, paired readings help ESOL learners develop their critical literacy and cross-cultural awareness while expanding their reading strategies—important elements of college and career readiness. Participants experience and explore the key steps in creating, preparing, and teaching paired reading lessons. Sample readings and lesson plans provided.

Presented by: Lori Howard

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Lori Howard is an ESL consultant, teacher educator and author of reading textbooks for adult ESL learners including the Read All About It and Read and Reflect Series.  She is also the AEFLA/WIOA Title II Program Specialist Coordinator for CASAS specializing in EL Civics. She has provided ESL teacher education in California, Florida, Illinois, Maine and Singapore and is a frequent presenter at state, national and international conferences. Her many years of experience in the field includes teaching ESL and Vocational ESL, administering ESL programs, being a TV/Video Teacher on the Los Angeles Unified School Districts’ Learning English Series and a Video Teacher on the Teacher Training Through Video Series, published by Pearson. 

Developing College and Career Readiness with Paired Reading webinar
generously sponsored by Burlington English


Workplace Education: An Interactive Case Study

DATE: Friday, December 8, 2017
TIME: 2:00 P.M. EST

In this workshop, we will share our experience using the Massachusetts model for workplace education with one particular employer. Learn how we identified the employer partner, designed and carried out a needs assessment, and implemented the program. Work together with a team to develop a unit using authentic materials and needs assessment information. Learn how you can develop a successful employer partnership.

Presented by: Kathleen O'Connell

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Kathleen O’Connell is the Workplace Education Coordinator at World Education and currently coordinates two projects and teaches in the Seaport Hotel workplace education project. She taught workplace ESOL for the Worker Education Program in Dorchester, MA at labor/management projects in Massachusetts for 15 years. She also piloted an ESOL Pre-Lean curriculum in partnership with English for New Bostonians and Massachusetts Manufacturing Partnership (Mass MEP). Kathleen has been teaching ESOL for almost thirty years.


Competency-Based Adult Education and Blended Learning

DATE: Friday, January 5, 2018
TIME: 2:00 P.M. EST

Participants will 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: Dave Rosen

Competency-based Adult Education and Blended Learning webinar
generously sponsored by IXL Learning


IDEAL and Involved Instruction: Using Practitioner Expertise and Research with Distance and Blended Learning

DATE: Monday, January 29, 2018
TIME: 2:00 P.M. EST

Effective online learning requires more than assigning an online curriculum and handing out log-in information; it requires teacher involvement. Administrators and teachers will learn what is required to create opportunities for “involved instruction." Topics for discussion include efficiently using core and supplemental online resources in blended learning, selecting technology tools to align with pedagogical and content needs, and making use of computer labs to support instruction. Participants will have time to map “involved instruction” at both the programmatic and instructional levels. Attendees will learn how to access further technical support through participation in the IDEAL Consortium.

Presented by: Jenifer vanek

IDEAL and Involved Instruction: Using Practitioner Expertise
and Practitioner Expertise and Research with Distance and Blended Learning webinar

generously sponsored by Burlington English


Stronger Together: Effective Advocacy Through Cross Sector Partnerships

DATE: Monday, February 12, 2018
TIME: 2:00 P.M. EST

Taking part in cross-sector partnerships and networks that are working for larger goals in your state or community can mean that adult education becomes a reliable partner, and remembered when funding and advocacy issues are at stake! Adult education practitioners in Rhode Island have been involved in innovative partnerships for a decade now: leading the way in some cases to realize collective impact. As a result, adult education is already at the table when politicians and community leaders look to address a new issue, and we are more and more counted on as critical partners. The presenters will mix insights and descriptions of such initiatives, while engaging the audience to identify possible "opportunity initiatives" in their own communities, and begin an action plan to bring home.

Presented by: Jill Holloway and Karisa Tashjran


webinar Resources

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