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This Month's Theme: Citizenship and ELA

Join us for free webinars on the topic of citizenship and ELA.

 

Featured Webinar

DIGITAL LITERACY FOR CITIZENSHIP AND INTEGRATION: DIGITAL LITERACY RESOURCES FOR ADULT ESL LEARNERS

Do you incorporate digital literacy in your adult education curricula? Digital literacy is an important part of assimilating and integrating into American society, as well as navigating the citizenship process. This session covers various ways to incorporate digital literacy in your adult ESL classes. Participants will leave the session with links to several free resources that they can use in their classrooms.

PRESENTED BY: MR. SHAWN CHAKRABARTI

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Shawn Chakrabarti is an Education Program Specialist with USCIS, Office of Citizenship, Division of Citizenship Education and Training. He is enthusiastic about furthering the field of adult education, especially developing resources and building capacity for citizenship education programs across the nation. Shawn comes to the USCIS family from a D.C. area educational nonprofit where he enjoyed creating engaging curricula for his adult learners and their families. He is passionate about civics education, two-generational approaches, and lifelong learning. He is a Ralph J. Bunche Scholar from Colby College, and after graduating, traveled and taught in several countries. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Adult Education from the University of the District of Columbia and is a licensed adult educator by the Office of State Superintendent of Education, Washington D.C. He was recently named a Crimsonbridge Fellow and completed the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management Executive Leadership at Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy.

He is proud to be a part of the changing landscape of adult citizenship education in the nation and serve an organization where innovation, community engagement and professional development are encouraged.

Resources:

The Skills and Knowledge Needed for the Naturalization Test and Interview webinar
generously sponsored by Burlington English


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ELA INSTRUCTION IN THE CONTEXTUALIZED CLASSROOM: A STANDARDS-BASED APPROACH TO SOFT SKILLS-INFUSED INSTRUCTION

DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2018
TIME: 2:00 PM, EDT

With the implementation of WIOA mandates in adult education programs across the country, programs are asking themselves, "How can I teach academic and soft skills in my classroom in a way that will most benefit my students?" In this interactive, high-energy workshop, you'll learn about important elements of preparing curriculum for the contextualized ELA classroom. Walk away with an arsenal of CCR- and soft skills-based ELA materials, teaching strategies, activities, and knowledge to help prepare your students for the classroom, for employment, and for life.

PRESENTED BY: SUSAN ROBERTS

Susan Roberts is an entrepreneurial education consultant whose ten years of education experience ranges from elementary through post-secondary schools in the areas of instruction, curriculum design, Common Core State Standards/College and Career Readiness Standards, standards-based education/lesson planning, English/Language Arts curriculum coaching and design, and employability skills-infused lesson planning. In the area curriculum design, Susan is nationally recognized and offers a vast array of knowledge in standards writing and implementation, soft skills-infused lesson writing and training, forward-thinking teaching strategies, lesson design and coaching, and organization of learner-centered lessons. Her expertise in soft skill integration translates into customized coaching at the K-12 and adult program levels.

Resources:


COABE Journal Articles

COABE Journal, Spring 2016
"Development of an Evidence-Based Reading Fluency Program for Adult Literacy Learners"  Read the Article >

COABE Journal, Spring 2016
"Spoken Oral Language and Adult Struggling Readers"  Read the Article >

COABE Journal, Spring 2016
"Telling the Stories of Adult Immigrants Learning English as a Second Language in the Midwest"  Read the Article >

COABE Journal, Spring 2016
"Tensions in Prioritizing Adult English Language Learners' Literacy Needs"  Read the Article >

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The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education is published three times per year. Did you know that COABE members can purchase a one year subscription for only $35? Add to your professional library with this vital resource written by adult educators in the field. Click the button below to purchase a hard copy subscription today.


The following blended-learning resources can be found on our Adult Educator Resources* website.

CASAS Assessments for Citizenship Preparation

Pathways to Citizenship:
Teaching Civics to English Language Learners

GED® Test Reasoning Through Language Arts - Extended Response Exercise Packet - A Sequential Step Instructional Approach

*Please note that you must be logged into the Adult Education Resources website in order to download these documents. Log in to access, download, and rate resources.


Upcoming Monthly Topics

  • June 2018Learning Difficulties
  • July 2018Numeracy
  • August 2018IET
  • March 2018ELA and Citizenship
  • April 2018COABE Conference
  • May 2018High School Equivalency