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
Presented by: Melissa Braaten
Date: Monday, July 24, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
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.
Melissa Braaten has been teaching adult numeracy for the past seven years in Dorchester, MA to women with all levels of math ability and confidence. She is also a consultant for the SABES (System of Adult Basic Education Support) PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy. As part of the SABES team she has worked on developing and facilitating online and in-person trainings for ABE and ESOL teachers.
Rethinking Fractions webinar generously sponsored by Burlington English
Educate & Elevate Webinar Series:
Social Media Strategies
Date: Wednesday, 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.
Educate & Elevate webinars presented by Full Capacity Marketing, Inc.
Integrated Education & Training: A Service Model for Adult Education across the Spectrum
Presenter: Judy Mortrude
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
Integrated Education & Training (IET) is a promising practice based in adult learning theory. Through IET programs, adults seek goal-oriented, relevant, practical knowledge. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) codified an IET definition, and the July 2016 final regulations provide both assurance and incentives for adult educators to design and implement IET which, when paired with a sector focus and support services (+S), rounds out a
powerful career pathway model: IET+S. Review the IET definition and guidance and explore a few of the many adult education programs that have discovered the power of IET and, through a variety of partnerships, have implemented the IET strategy to serve people across the educational functioning level spectrum.
Judy Mortrude, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success; Director, Alliance for Quality Career Pathways
Adult education, Postsecondary education
Judy Mortrude is the director of CLASP's Alliance for Quality Career Pathways and a Senior Policy Analyst with the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success. Judy has more than 30 years of experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating workforce education, particularly with low-literacy and high-barrier populations. Judy has been a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and state agency staff. She now supports cross agency teams in a variety of states as they scale and sustain integrated education and training career pathway policies and practices, focus attention on racial and economic equity, and build two generational strategies. In addition, Judy does adult and postsecondary education federal policy work and supports organizations such as the National Coalition for Literacy and the Open Door Collective.
Integrated Education & Training:
A Service Model for Adult Education across the Spectrum webinar
generously sponsored by Burlington English
Preparing Yourselves and Your Adult Students for Success in WIOA: Teaching Best Career Practices with WorkWise!
DATE: Wednesday, september 13, 2017
TIME: 2:00 P.M. EDT
The world of work has changed drastically in the last ten years! Even for us seasoned professionals, the changes in job searching and implementing WIOA make us wish we had fairy dust. In this workshop, you will learn some of the latest best practices in career exploration, job searching, and job success that can help both you and your adult students. You will learn ways to build your learners’ reading, writing, and critical skills while learning key job readiness principles. Adult education students may think that finding the career of their dreams is a magical process. In reality, there are steps that learners can take. Even without magic, we can help our adult learners work to make their dreams come true.
Cynthia Macleay Campbell EdD has worked for over 25 years in education including teaching adults in ESOL and ABE classes, directing an urban adult literacy program, developing curricula, and providing professional development. Dr. Campbell has presented workshops at both regional and national conferences. Locally, she serves on the board of the Maryland Association for Adult, Continuing and Community Education (MAACCE) and chairs MAACCE’s Advocacy and Communications Committee. Dr. Campbell’s credentials include a Bachelor of Education in elementary education, a Master of Arts in Religion, and a Doctorate of Education, where her dissertation focused on teacher development. As principal consultant for Gold Apple Services LLC, she specializes in educational program design and development, editorial support, professional development for teachers and leaders. She is also a Standards for Excellence® Licensed Consultant. She is the writer for the WorkWise series for New Readers Press.
Preparing Yourselves and Your Adult Students for Success in WIOA:
Teaching Best Career Practices with WorkWise webinar
generously sponsored by New Readers Press
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