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Events

COABE: NEW MEASURABLE SKILL GAINS MODELS ARE COMING: ARE YOU READY?

Virtual

Satisfied with current NRS tests? Probably not. Come learn what the future of Measurable Skill Gains assessment looks like. Assessment researchers and leading adult education practitioners will describe how revolutionary new methods are being applied to support the next generation of NRS assessments under a Department of Education project. Skills developed in IET and workplace […]

COABE: The Correctional Classroom: Cultivating a Culture That Promotes Creativity

Virtual

This webinar will teach methods for educators to explore their own creativity and develop classroom approaches that will inspire students. Coach Alisa Smedley will teach proven strategies for collaborating with students and cultivating a passion for their own success. Participants will leave with strategies for building rapport with students, ready-to-use classroom ideas, and important insights […]

COABE: Helping Your Students Identify, Develop, and Utilize Their (not so) Soft Skills

Online

Adult education students have strong transferable skills (aka, soft skills). They just don’t know it yet! Leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills are being cultivated daily by hard-working adult learners. Employers value and seek these crucial competencies. In this webinar, we’ll share powerful student-written stories and classroom activities that demonstrate simple ways to teach basic […]

COABE: New Frontiers in Jail Education—How adult education providers can partner with jails to drive MSGs, diplomas, and life-changing experiences

Virtual

As tablet technology and secure internet access is growing in jails across the U.S., the ability to deliver a new level of educational opportunities grows as well. There are now more than 700,000 tablets deployed in prisons and jails across the country. This delivery mechanism is changing the way adult education providers can partner with […]

COABE: Updates From the Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans Project

Virtual

Join OCTAE’s Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans (EARN) project as we highlight and discuss newly available and upcoming resources to support IELCE implementation. EARN resources include videos, spotlights on effective practices, and guides and tools to support implementation on the topics of immigrant integration, the components of IELCE/IET, instructional delivery approaches, and learner-centered […]

COABE: Recognizing and Responding to Dyslexia in Adults

Online

Most adults with dyslexia don't even know they have it. During this interactive webinar, Laura will provide attendees with information about dyslexia and share a simple screening instrument to identify characteristics of dyslexia in adults. She will provide research-based reading instruction methods and additional resources that are highly effective for adult learners with dyslexia. Register […]

COABE: The Little Things You Can Do to Make a Big Impact on GED® Math Performance

Virtual

Sometimes it’s the little things students ignore that could mean the difference between passing or failing the GED® Mathematical Reasoning Test. This session will focus on what teachers need to pay attention to in terms of what students do during problem solving exercises that could help significantly improve students’ performance on the test. This session […]

COABE: Accelerating Literacy Acquisition for Multilingual Learners

Virtual

Discover the transformative power of scientific research in English language instruction. This webinar delves into two crucial areas of study, the science of reading and the science of learning, offering invaluable insights for educators working with multilingual learners. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based practices and explore practical strategies to accelerate English acquisition […]

COABE: Sparking Conversations about Race and Equity with Adult English Learners

Virtual

English learners with basic conversational skills are often eager to discuss and learn about racism, equity, and justice. However, few opportunities exist to explore these topics in safe, structured settings, and language teachers are sometimes unprepared to effectively facilitate these conversations. This webinar will provide teachers with tools and ideas to encourage critical conversations about […]

COABE: Case Management for ITP Students: A Tiered Approach for Multi-Level Participants

Virtual

Internationally Trained Professionals as a subset of English language learners have specialized needs compared with the generalized population. Providers can start to serve these individuals where they are through case management by providing customized advising, career exploration, workplace preparation, digital skills, document translation and evaluation along with other intensive services. Register here.

COABE: IELCE in Action: Preparing Adult Multilingual Learners for High-Demand Machining Jobs

Online

Designing an Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) program can be daunting. Learn how Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s Workforce Preparation and Introduction to Machining program is preparing multilingual language learners for entry-level employment in the high-demand field of machining. This engaging, visual-rich webinar will provide an overview of a successful IELCE program, including program […]