Research to Practice
This Month's TOPic: Learning Difficulties
Each month we will focus on a topic of high interest for the field. This month we are sharing journal articles, archived webinars, and resources highlighting Advocacy. Download the complete annual schedule of topics.
Past Monthly Topics
COABE Journal Articles
COABE Journal Spring 2015 Issue
"Sit and Get' Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain" (Read the Article)
COABE Journal Spring 2015 Issue
"Dyslexia Decoded: What It Is, What It Isn't, and What You Can Do About It" (Read the Article)
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ALL ABOUT ACCOMMODATIONS
This session will include a general overview of accommodated testing and the best way to assist students when they need help applying for accommodations. We will look at the types of accommodations that are available for high-stakes testing; the accommodation request process; and review complete and incomplete applications. ADA and other guidance will be discussed. There will be time for all of your questions.
Presented by: Debbie Bergtholdt
- All About Accommodations (PowerPoint)
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DEVELOPING SELF-ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS AND ALL STUDENTS
Preparing our students to transition into the postsecondary or workforce requires that we understand the principle of self-advocacy and the importance of integrating self-advocacy instruction for adult education students. This session will provide an overview of the components of self-advocacy: know self, decision-making skills, knowledge of rights and responsibilities, knowledge of own needs, knowledge of laws, and effectively requesting reasonable accommodations.
Presented by: Sarah Goldammer
Date: June 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
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ENSURING IMMIGRANTS' ACCESS TO WIOA: DATA AND ADVOCACY TOOLS FOR ADULT EDUCATORS
Federally-funded adult basic education and English literacy services are crucial for immigrant and refugee integration. In this webinar, get a detailed overview of issues relating to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), including concerns about how to ensure service to individuals with the lowest levels of education and English proficiency. You’ll learn about key challenges created by WIOA and its proposed regulations, and strategies that can be used to help ensure equitable service access for diverse learners. In addition, you’ll get a practical demonstration of how to obtain detailed socio-demographic data on learner needs in your community, enabling you to inform policy and planning conversations.
Presenter: Margie McHugh
Resource: Ensuring Immigrants' Access to WIOA: Data and Advocacy Tools for Adult Educators (PowerPoint)
Ensuring Immigrant's Access to WIOA: Data and Advocacy Tools for Adult Educators webinar
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