COABE Webinar: It’s Tech-Xtrodinary! 20 Tech Tools for the ESL Classroom

August 6th, 2015

COABE_logo      FREE Professional Development Webinar for COABE Members

>> Most NAE Members are also COABE Members due to our large group membership plan*

Webinar: It’s Tech-Xtrodinary! 20 Tech Tools for the ESL Classroom 
Presented by: Becky Shiring

When: August 11th at 2pmEST

Join COABE for an intensive, hands on webinar that was a “hit” when presented as a workshop at the COABE 2015 Conference in Denver, CO! This webinar will be useful to members that were unable to attend the conference as well as those that would like to continue their professional development after the national conference.

Technology not only prepares our students for workplace success in the digital age but also is extremely beneficial in diverse classrooms where students’ skill levels and interests vary. In this webinar participants will learn about 20 free and easy to use technologies that can be used to differentiate instruction and prepare ELLs for success in a connected global and digital society. Learn about exciting options to help engage students and meet instructional challenges.

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*Members of Nevada Adult Educators at the time of COABE's large group enrollment period only.

Nevada Adult Educators Attend 2015 COABE Conference

June 1st, 2015

COABE 2015

Many Nevada Adult Educators attended the 2015 COABE conference this April.

Nevada Adult Educators was proud to provide scholarships to its members.

Here are some of the conference reports from our members:

Cerise Bienvenue-Boston

Dawn Sarantakis

Glorious Fealing

Olu Akinyele

Shannon Quinn

Barbara Stephano and Linda Bogle Combined Report

Susan Weikel

Dr. Robert Henry Receives MPAEA Award of Merit

April 17th, 2015

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Mountain Plains Adult Education Association has awarded the 2015 MPAEA Award of Merit to Dr. Robert (Bob) Henry. Dr. Henry is the Director of Adult Education for the Clark County School District and President of Nevada Adult Educators. The award is to honor one individual who has made an outstanding contribution towards furthering the concept of adult education as a process continuing throughout life.  This award is the highest award given by MPAEA.  Only one recipient is selected each year.  Nevada Adult Educators is led by an extremely professional and respected adult educator.  NAE is so fortunate to have his leadership and wisdom.  Big congratulations to Dr. Henry!

Scholarships Available for COABE/MPAEA/CAEPA Conference

February 19th, 2015

MPAEA LogoMountain Plains Adult Education Association is offering a wonderful scholarship opportunity for its members to attend the upcoming Commission On Adult Basic Education, Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, and Colorado Adult Professional Education Association’s Annual Conference, April 21-24, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

This one-time stipend of $200.00 will be used to help defray the cost of attending the annual MPAEA conference.

Hurry! Applications due by March 12, 2015. Go to for additional information and an application.


Classroom Civics Activity – Adult Education Advocacy

November 25th, 2014

Speak-outDevelop an advocacy campaign for this year. Calendar times when you and your students will reach out to legislators. States with strong local advocacy programs generally plan on making at least six contacts with their state legislators throughout the year. It is best when 80% of those contacts come from students.

Some things you might choose to do:

  1. Invite legislators to talk to students
  2. Have students send notes of congratulations.
  3. Have all program students write a letter to the Governor about why they need adult education and how it is helping them transition to postsecondary and /or employment.
  4. Have students write the invitation inviting them to sit in on some classes.
  5. Provide an opportunity for some students to share their stories about why access to adult education is so important to them.
  6. Have students who have been studying citizenship or US history write to express what they value about our democratic society and invite the candidate to talk about that.

Download the Classroom-Civics-Activity-Advocacy package (PDF)

Included in this package are:

  1. A) Website resource for students to find out which district they live in and who their Nevada representatives are.
  2. B) Letter writing campaign template

COABE 2015 Conference Scholarships Available

November 24th, 2014

Nevada Adult Educators is offering a wonderful scholarship opportunity for its members to attend the upcoming COABE 2015 Conference, April 21-24, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

This one-time scholarship will be used to pay the early COABE member registration fee of $375.00.
(Members of Nevada Adult Educators are also members of COABE through our large group membership program.)

Hurry! Applications due by January 31, 2015. ALL SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED

Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed for the COABE member early registration fee of $375.00 upon receipt of completed conference report that will be due May 30, 2015.  See details below.

To apply, click here to complete the online application. ALL SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED

Be sure to apply before the application deadline of January 31, 2015. There is a limited amount of funding, so get your application in early!

You MUST be a member of Nevada Adult Educators to apply. Click here to join if you are not already a member.

Not sure if you are a current member? Use our contact form to ask.

Nevada Adult Educators Annual dues are just $35.00 per year. Click here for dues payment options.

Scholarship Requirements

Complete and submit the scholarship application by January 31, 2015. This scholarship is being offered on a first-come first-served basis. Note: Scholarship recipients must complete a one to two page report on the conference activity, which must be submitted to the scholarship committee chair listed in your award letter by May 30, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be notified via e-mail within 10 days from the date of submission of scholarship application.

Save the Date – COABE 2015 Conference – April 21-24 – Denver CO

October 17th, 2014

COABE 2015


The Commision on Adult Basic Education (COABE) in collaboration with Mountain Plains Adult Education (MPAEA) , Colorado Adult Education Professional Association (CAEPA) , and other leading adult education associations will be holding their annual 2015  conference in Denver, Colorado , April 21-24.

Conference Website

Download Flyer

Webinar – Demystify the College and Career Readiness Standards

September 12th, 2014

Demystify the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)!


On Friday, October 3, Nevada Adult Education and Nevada Adult Educators Present an  informational webinar that presents a brief overview of:

  • What the CCRS are and what they are not
  • Why we need them
  • Major shifts in instruction
  • How the CCRS affect the Adult Ed HS Programs
  • Integrated instruction of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Applicability of the CCRS to all levels of English Language Learners
  • A key ingredient for Career Pathways


This webinar will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) and end at 3:00 p.m.

Claudia Bianca, Nevada’s Adult Basic Education Professional Development Manager, will host and moderate this event.

You must register for this webinar.