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



Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
TIME: 2:00-3:00 P.M. Eastern Time

This webinar will help address some of the common challenges that teachers may encounter during the initial stages of implementation of TABE® 11 & 12 such as where to start, what materials to use, and how to help students succeed in this more rigorous test. This webinar will focus on teaching strategies and resources that align with the technology-enhanced items and format of the test. In addition, teachers will also explore how to allow students to take full advantage of all the available technology tools on the test. Lastly, teachers will walk away with a wealth of online teaching tools and resources aligned to the TABE® 11 & 12 Assessment Blueprints.

Presented by: Ronald Cruz

Ronald Cruz is an adult educator for the past 16 years, specializing in ABE and GED Mathematics. He is the lead trainer for the Florida Institute of Professional Development for Adult Educators (IPDAE), who has conducted many workshops across the state in the areas of Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED, and English as a Second Language (ESL) for the past 5 years. He is also a national trainer for GED Testing Service, featured in the last two GEDTS National Conferences and Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conferences. He has developed several instructional resources such as face-to-face workshops, webinars, online training modules, curriculum guides, video lessons, training activity books and lesson plans, posted in His latest creation, the ABE Mathematics Curriculum Matrix and Instructional Suite, helped many part-time adult educators throughout the state of Florida. He is the president of Bucket, Inc., a company who delivers quality professional development opportunities across the United States. To learn more about Ronald Cruz and Bucket Enterprises, Inc., visit the website Please send questions and feedback regarding his session to

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Technology Tools for Teachers and Administrators

Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
TIME: 2:00-3:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Get innovative with these easy to use, effective technology tools that can help improve student retention, declutter inboxes, and jazz up instruction. Learn about messaging systems that can be used to remind students of registration dates after the summer break, send teachers updates on upcoming training, or just remind them how awesome they are! Answer common how-to questions by using free programs such as Loom to record screen capture videos, freeing up your time to address other items. Also, improve morale by highlighting innovative teaching practices.

Presented by: Neda Anasseri

Neda is an adult education student and educator – obtaining her GED in 2001. Neda continued on in her career and returned to adult education as a data and accountability program manager, later obtaining her teaching credential and transitioning into the classroom, which led toward holding a position in administration as a coordinator for adult education for a CA county office of education. Education technology was always her passion and she is always ready to learn the newest and best way to teach her students and staff. Today, she works for a CA state leadership project, The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), as the Coordinator of Technology Projects where she practices her passion of education technology by training the adult education field in technology tools, resources, integration and leadership strategies, learning platforms, and more!