Research to Practice


This Month's Theme:
Workforce innovation and opportunity act

Join us for free webinars on the topic of integrated education and training.

Featured Webinar

Expanding Professional Development for Marketing for WIOA Success

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is dramatically different than previous legislation for adult education. These changes will be addressed as well as how they will affect professional development. Participants will be given an opportunity to share what they are already doing to address the changes and what they will institute in the future. This will be not only a “what needs to be done” session, but also a “how to do it” session. Participants will be given ideas for a new professional development framework and a new approach to marketing their programs.



Expanding Professional Development for Marketing for WIOA Success
sponsored by Burlington English

Upcoming Webinar


TIME: 2:00 PM, EDT

This webinar will ask you to rethink your approach to technology integration and explore how technology under WIOA should be implemented in classrooms. Whether an expert or novice, this webinar will give you a framework to support strategic technology integration that creates digital literacy and citizenship. 

Students will learn how to use technology they way in which they are expected to in the world of post secondary education and the workforce. This webinar introduces instructors to more realistic and naturally aligned technology options so they can better create digitally literate students who can practice digital citizenship. Students should be able to not just survive but thrive in a technology-based society, and this webinar gives ideas and tools on how their educators can get them there.



Kimberly Glenn is a Director of Curriculum Development and Training with EDSI and the current Chair of the Association for Adult Literacy Professional Developers. Kim has over 15 years of experience designing and delivering quality curriculum and instruction in a variety of industries.  Kim has worked in Adult Education, K-12, Technical/Skilled Trades, and Higher Education.  Kim also has extensive experience in Workforce Development and Customized Training. Kim has presented at COABE for the past several years on topics such as: Decoding the Declaration of Independence, Leveraging Professional Development with WIOA Partners, Lessons on Energy, Critical Thinking, etc. Kim lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children. 

COABE Journal Articles

COABE Journal, Winter 2018
"Guided Pathways, WIOA, and Washington States's I-BEST:
Blueprints for the Future of Adult Basic Education"
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COABE Journal, Winter 2016
"WIOA: Implications for Low-Scoring Adult Learners"
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COABE Journal, Winter 2016
"Is WIOA Good for Adult Learners?"
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The COABE Journal 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.

Adult Education and WIOA: How to Work Effectively with State and Local Workforce Boards

Expanding Professional Developing and Marketing
for WIOA Success

Preparing Yourselves and Your Adult Students for Success in WIOA: Teaching Best Career Practices with WorkWise!

Filling in the WIOA Gap:
An ESL/ABE LiveBinder with FREE Career, Civics, and Workforce Preparation Curriculum for the WIOA Classroom

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