Professional Development 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

 

COABE’s Learning Upgrade Launch Event & App Competition

DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018
TIME: 2:00 PM, EDT

Want to help your learners increase their learning time outside of the classroom?

Want to experiment with an app that has helped thousands of adults increase their skills?

COABE members have exclusive access to a no-cost license for adult educators during Fall 2018!  Sign up, receive your license, and enroll your learners in Learning Upgrade’s innovative ESL, ABE, and GEDⓇ / HiSETⓇ math courses!

The COABE-registered adult ed program with the highest total learner hours completed by December 31, 2018 will win a grand prize of $1,000!

Presented by: Vinod Lobo, Drew Robinson, and Sharon Bonney

Learning Upgrade is a finalist in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. The mobile app features 960 CCRS-aligned lessons which learners can use on smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, or computers to complete lessons anywhere and anytime.


Technology Integration in the Age of WIOA

DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
TIME: 2:00 PM, EDT

This webinar will ask you to rethink your approach to technology integration and explore how technology under WIOA should be implemented in classrooms. Whether an expert or novice, this webinar will give you a framework to support strategic technology integration that creates digital literacy and citizenship. 

Students will learn how to use technology they way in which they are expected to in the world of post secondary education and the workforce. This webinar introduces instructors to more realistic and naturally aligned technology options so they can better create digitally literate students who can practice digital citizenship. Students should be able to not just survive but thrive in a technology-based society, and this webinar gives ideas and tools on how their educators can get them there.

Presented by Kimberly Glenn

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Kimberly Glenn is a Director of Curriculum Development and Training with EDSI and the current Chair of the Association for Adult Literacy Professional Developers.  Kim has over 15 years of experience designing and delivering quality curriculum and instruction in a variety of industries.  Kim has worked in Adult Education, K-12, Technical/Skilled Trades, and Higher Education.  Kim also has extensive experience in Workforce Development and Customized Training.  Kim has presented at COABE for the past several years on topics such as:  Decoding the Declaration of Independence, Leveraging Professional Development with WIOA Partners, Lessons on Energy, Critical Thinking, etc.  Kim lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children. 

Technology Integration in the Age of WIOA webinar
sponsored by Burlington English


Emotions Impact Learning! Part 1: Understanding the Neurological Underpinnings of Emotions and Traumas

DATE: Wednesday, October 15, 2018
TIME: 2:00 PM, EDT

Rarely in AE are emotions or traumas discussed. Yet, emotions and trauma have a major impact on how students learn. Join this engaging, 2-part webinar to see why emotions are the key to learning, how emotions and trauma keep students from learning, why students have major roles in their knowledge and skills, and what learning challenges AE students have that, if not identified and addressed, will perpetuate negative feelings about themselves and school. Four simple techniques will be offered in Part 2 that educators can use with AE students. These simple strategies can both change student success and attune teachers to what outside issues might be keeping students from learning!

Presented by Dr. Laura Weisel

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Laura Weishel Ph.D. has 35+ years experience in primary through high school education, special education, community-based and institutional-based adult basic education in psychiatric hospitals and corrections facilities, community college transition and developmental education, mental health and substance abuse services, community corrections, children’s services, and workforce development. She has held administrative and leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.

Dr. Weisel holds degrees in Early and Middle Childhood Education, Reading, Special Education, Adult Learning, Neuro and Cognitive Psychology, Research, Educational Policy and Leadership. She currently is the Director of Research, Innovation, and Clinical Services with The TLP Group devoting her time to outcome research, development, professional learning, and advocacy. Dr. Weisel hosts an on-line, hybrid, 10-month course, Transforming Learning and Innovating Instruction. The course is offered as the core of Align and Redesign. Align & Redesign is a strategic, multi-year national initiative that focuses on co-creating innovation with states and programs to transformation how adult education, literacy, and workforce readiness services are delivered. Align & Redesign has demonstrated dramatic results in increased persistence, high-states test results, and successful transitions to postsecondary/employment.

As author of PowerPath to Education and Employment, Dr. Weisel works with international, national, state and local organizations to implement evidence-based practices leading to long-term education and employment outcomes for all students. PowerPath has been selected as a national resource by PBS with support from KET and Kentucky Adult Education. PowerPath’s Diagnostic Screening training videos can be found at: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/ppat/

Currently, Dr. Weisel is working on a digital Integrated Learning Plan (ILP) for educators to rethink lesson planning by concomitantly integrating core standards with employment readiness and the development of social/emotional skills. Dr. Weisel trains educators in the USA and internationally to apply a set of new classroom methodologies that engages students, creates learners who know how to learn, and have the social skills needed to work with peers. These Participatory Learning Methodologies, are currently being used in classrooms at all levels, kindergarten through university, and in teacher training.

When community behavioral healthcare needed to build a new model for leadership, Dr. Weisel researched and facilitated a model leadership academy focused on emerging leaders in behavioral healthcare at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy. Leadership 2000+ successfully continued, transforming the lives of emerging leaders, for ten years with funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.

In the newly published Textbook of Modern Community Mental Health, Dr. Weisel co-authored a chapter on ‘A Social Systems Perspective on Leadership in Systems of Care’ with Dr. Grayce Sills (past Dean of the College of Nursing at OSU) and Dr. Philip Cass (past CEO of Franklin County, Ohio’s Alcohol, Drug Addition, and Mental Health – ADAMH).

Recently, Dr. Weisel and the Align and Redesign team published a chapter of a model for innovating the delivery of adult education services. Using MIT’s ‘Theory U – Leading from the Future as It Emerges’ as the framework for innovation along with Peter Senge’s Systems Thinking in education. The chapter, entitled: ‘Align & Redesign: An Evaluative Case Study in Transformation,’ was published in the Handbook of Research on Training Evaluation in the Modern Workforce (2017).

As a Past-President of the National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs and a prominent keynote and conference presenter, Dr. Weisel works to increase national awareness of those at-risk youth and adults along with the systemic changes in service delivery that can dramatically change their lives.

Emotions Impact Learning! Part 1:
Understanding the Neurological Underpinnings of Emotions and Traumas webinar
Sponsored by Essential Education


Emotions Impact Learning! Part 2: Four Simple Techniques to Address Emotional Issues

DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018
TIME: 2:00 PM, EDT

Understanding how the brain works with regard to emotions and trauma is important to support the use of specific techniques to help students manage their own emotions and traumas. Join Part 2 of this webinar series to learn four, tried and true, techniques that will proactively create discussions about feelings, establish a protocol for planting positive images and feelings about learning, and a set of steps that will help students to process and manage challenging times and/or imposing traumas.

PLEASE BRING FIVE 3x5 colored index cards and a thin tipped marker or Flair pen to Part II. The cards are part of delivering one of the key techniques.

PRESENTED BY DR. LAURA WEISEL

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Laura Weishel Ph.D. has 35+ years experience in primary through high school education, special education, community-based and institutional-based adult basic education in psychiatric hospitals and corrections facilities, community college transition and developmental education, mental health and substance abuse services, community corrections, children’s services, and workforce development. She has held administrative and leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.

Dr. Weisel holds degrees in Early and Middle Childhood Education, Reading, Special Education, Adult Learning, Neuro and Cognitive Psychology, Research, Educational Policy and Leadership. She currently is the Director of Research, Innovation, and Clinical Services with The TLP Group devoting her time to outcome research, development, professional learning, and advocacy. Dr. Weisel hosts an on-line, hybrid, 10-month course, Transforming Learning and Innovating Instruction. The course is offered as the core of Align and Redesign. Align & Redesign is a strategic, multi-year national initiative that focuses on co-creating innovation with states and programs to transformation how adult education, literacy, and workforce readiness services are delivered. Align & Redesign has demonstrated dramatic results in increased persistence, high-states test results, and successful transitions to postsecondary/employment.

As author of PowerPath to Education and Employment, Dr. Weisel works with international, national, state and local organizations to implement evidence-based practices leading to long-term education and employment outcomes for all students. PowerPath has been selected as a national resource by PBS with support from KET and Kentucky Adult Education. PowerPath’s Diagnostic Screening training videos can be found at: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/ppat/

Currently, Dr. Weisel is working on a digital Integrated Learning Plan (ILP) for educators to rethink lesson planning by concomitantly integrating core standards with employment readiness and the development of social/emotional skills. Dr. Weisel trains educators in the USA and internationally to apply a set of new classroom methodologies that engages students, creates learners who know how to learn, and have the social skills needed to work with peers. These Participatory Learning Methodologies, are currently being used in classrooms at all levels, kindergarten through university, and in teacher training.

When community behavioral healthcare needed to build a new model for leadership, Dr. Weisel researched and facilitated a model leadership academy focused on emerging leaders in behavioral healthcare at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy. Leadership 2000+ successfully continued, transforming the lives of emerging leaders, for ten years with funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.

In the newly published Textbook of Modern Community Mental Health, Dr. Weisel co-authored a chapter on ‘A Social Systems Perspective on Leadership in Systems of Care’ with Dr. Grayce Sills (past Dean of the College of Nursing at OSU) and Dr. Philip Cass (past CEO of Franklin County, Ohio’s Alcohol, Drug Addition, and Mental Health – ADAMH).

Recently, Dr. Weisel and the Align and Redesign team published a chapter of a model for innovating the delivery of adult education services. Using MIT’s ‘Theory U – Leading from the Future as It Emerges’ as the framework for innovation along with Peter Senge’s Systems Thinking in education. The chapter, entitled: ‘Align & Redesign: An Evaluative Case Study in Transformation,’ was published in the Handbook of Research on Training Evaluation in the Modern Workforce (2017).

As a Past-President of the National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs and a prominent keynote and conference presenter, Dr. Weisel works to increase national awareness of those at-risk youth and adults along with the systemic changes in service delivery that can dramatically change their lives.

Emotions Impact Learning! Part 2:
Four Simple Techniques to Address Emotional Issues webinar
Sponsored by Essential Education