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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

September 26 – October 1 2016

Check out #AEFLAWeek  at the COABE Website for Fact Sheets, Media Outreach Toolkit, and more.

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

Thursday, 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.

Save your seat today!

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

Scholarships Available for COABE/MPAEA/CAEPA Conference

Thursday, 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.


COABE and NCL Announce Two Advocacy Preconferences

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
COABE 2011 Conference

COABE 2011 Conference

The Commission on Adult Basic Education and the National Coalition for Literacy are pleased to bring you the following two half-day advocacy preconferences. To add a preconference to your existing registration modify your registration or contact the COABE office if you need assistance (888-442-6223 or


8:30 – 11:30 am

Effective Advocacy Strategies

Featuring practical strategies for planning and implementing a successful grassroots advocacy program. Join this session to hear how advocates have run successful campaigns to increase funding and save adult education from cuts. Explore effective advocacy strategies and leave with resources and a plan to implement when you return home. Workshop format.
• Kathi Medcalf, Past President, Maine Adult Education Association and Director, Sanford Adult & Community Education
• Marsha L. Tait, National Coalition for Literacy Grant Manager
• Jackie Taylor, Advocacy Chair, National Coalition for Literacy and Incoming President-Elect, COABE

Room: Union Square 21


12:30 – 3:30 pm

Leveraging Social Media for Grassroots Advocacy

Join this hands-on interactive session on using social media to advocate for adult education. Based on new research in adult education, see how to engage social media activists and impact adult education policy on the Hill. Get peer and expert coaching. Develop your own social media strategy you can use not to advance your advocacy goals.
• Cheryl Contee, Partner, Fission Strategy
• Jackie Taylor, Advocacy Chair, National Coalition for Literacy and Incoming President-Elect, COABE
• Marsha L. Tait, Dollar General Grant Manager, National Coalition for Literacy
• Cassandra M. Brown, Senior Specialist, Communications & Marketing, GED® Testing Service
• Laura Porfirio, Civics Program Advanced Program Coordinator , Pima Community College Adult Education
• Regina Suitt, Pima Community College, Advanced Program Manager, Adult Education Services
• John Segota, Director of Advocacy, Standards and Professional Relations, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.

Room: Union Square 21