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

Educate & Elevate Kickoff Webinar

Get Connected - Get the Tools - Get Ready

The system of 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to educate policy makers about the importance of investing in adult education and moving opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility.
We hope you will plan to join us for a live webinar to learn about this important campaign and communication tools to elevate your organization and build relevancy in the mission of adult education. 

Educate & Elevate Kickoff Webinar:
Get Connected - Get the Tools - Get Ready

Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. (EST)

This webinar is the first in a series that builds the capacity of our adult education organizations to proactively and effectively use our campaign toolkit to tell our story. The campaign timeline, toolkit and events will be reviewed in detail, followed by our schedule of webinars with topics such as best outreach strategies to policy makers, effectively telling the adult education story, social media integration and much more.


Educate & Elevate Webinar Series:
News Media Outreach

Date: July 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT

Your state and local news media outlets can be powerful key influencers to elevate the support for funding adult education. This educational webinar deconstructs how to use the templates in the Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit to build compelling stories that the news media will cover. Tailor the Campaign Fact Sheet with local data about your program and create a news release that highlights your successes. Pitch strategies will be reviewed on how to increase placements and interface with your local media to maximize successful coverage.

Presenters: Sharon Bonney and Kaye Sharbono


Educate & Elevate Webinar Series:
Working with Legislators

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. EDT

In a highly competitive funding environment with deep cuts planned for workforce and education, adult educators need a coordinated strategy to inform local, state and federal policy makers about the positive impacts of adult education. This session shares how to conduct a successful briefing to policy makers utilizing the Campaign Fact Sheet, Video and Legislative Talking Points from the Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit, coupled with your local compelling success stories and innovations.

Presenters: Sharon Bonney, Kristin Hempel, Kaye Sharbono, Polly Smith, Regina Suitt


Educate & Elevate Webinar Series:
Hosting a Special Event

Date: July, 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT

One of the best ways to educate your local legislators about the power of adult education is to host a community event where they can see your innovations in action and talk to their constituents who have had success with your programs. This webinar shares information on how to plan a legislative event using the Video, Media Advisory, Legislative Talking Points, Postcards and Signage from the Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit. A step-by-step event planning road map will help you jump start your promotional efforts for adult education in your local community.

Presenters: Sharon Bonney and Kaye Sharbono


Educate & Elevate Webinar Series:
Social Media Strategies

Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT

How do you harness the power of social media to educate all types of key stakeholders about the importance of adult education? This session highlights key strategies to use through Twitter and Facebook to showcase success stories, important data points, infographics and calls to action to motivate engagement with your adult education programs and our national campaign. Learn how to build your following and connect with our Campaign to maximize reach and exposure.

Presenters: Jeff Arnott, Sharon Bonney, and Kaye Sharbono

Exploring Algebraic Thinking in a Teachers' Circle

The New York City-based Community of Adult Math Instructors (CAMI) will share their process of starting a citywide math teachers’ circle to collaborate with other teachers and expand their knowledge of mathematics. We believe in the power of teachers doing math together to make connections between learning and teaching. Participants will engage in an inquiry-based process of algebraic thinking through use of visual patterns and multiple strategies for problem solving, including drawing, different ways of seeing, making charts/tables, and making predictions using rules. Teachers and learners with all levels of mathematics knowledge are encouraged to attend.

Presented by: Eric Appleton and Mark Trushkowsky
Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time

COABE Professional Development Webinars generously sponsored by Burlington English

Rethinking Fractions

Do your students struggle with fractions? Do you find students asking to be shown the steps “just one more time?" In this workshop we will explore some of the gaps that adult students often have in their foundational number sense around fractions and look at some activities and strategies for helping students develop this number sense so that they can reason and make sense of fractions and fraction procedures.

Presented by: Melissa Braaten
Date: July 24, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time

COABE Professional Development Webinars generously sponsored by Burlington English

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