This Month's TOPic: COABE Conference
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COABE 2017 Conference Program
COABE Journal Spring 2017 Issue
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ADVOCATING FOR ADULT EDUCATION: HOW TO ADVANCE STATE AND FEDERAL POLICIES THAT SUPPORT YOUR LEARNERS
Adult educators have a unique perspective to offer when it comes to advocating for adult education -- because educators have on-the-ground experience with adult learners. In this webinar, learn how you can connect the dots between the people you serve and the policies that affect them. Get an overview of key federal and state policies that can provide greater opportunity for adult learners. Find out how you as an adult education advocate can educate policymakers about these issues. Learn about free tools and resources that you can use to advance new policies in your state. And get examples of adult education and skills policy successes that you can build on!
Don't miss this practical webinar featuring Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Director of Upskilling at National Skills Coalition.
Presented by: Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Director of Upskilling at National Skills Coalition
- Advocating for Adult Education: How to Advance State and Federal Policies that Support your Learners (PowerPoint)
- Site Visit Checklist (on page 11 of our guide) The focus of the guide is on gubernatorial campaigns, but the checklist applies for any kind of elected official visit to a nonprofit or other organization.
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SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENTS: MAKE IT FUN, MAKE IT CHEAP!
This presentation will focus on methods and resources to turn your classroom into an exciting and engaging location for social studies and science instruction. The focus will be on the content, concepts, and strategies students need to successfully pass the social studies and science content tests in the three high school completion assessments. We will share ideas about teaching in a way that is fun, engaging, and active. Students will be up and out of their seats! Resources for the classroom will include a number of internet-based resources in addition to low-cost or no-cost tips and ideas for turning the classroom into a constant social studies and science learning experience. Participants will leave the session with a variety of ideas for immediate implementation and access to a Livebinder with a large variety of internet resources.
Presented by: Susan Gibson
Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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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
generously sponsored by Burlington English