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                                                      www.coabe.org                                       April 2017
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Topics include reading, work-based instruction, program management, ELA, citizenship, and much more!

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Professional Development Webinars (FREE)

When: May 17th at 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Susan Gibson

Title: Social Studies & Science for the High School Equivalency Assessments: Make it Fun, Make it Cheap!

 This webinar 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 webinar with a variety of ideas for immediate implementation and access to a LiveBinder with a large variety of internet resources.
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April 11-13, 2017
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April 26-28, 2017
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May 12, 2017
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July 31-August 2, 2017


Vote for the Board of Directors
Candidates of Your Choice! 
This year's slate of candidates for open positions on the board of directors is impressive! Candidates will have the opportunity to campaign for votes at the 2017 COABE/ACE National Conference in Orlando, Florida, and results will be announced on April 5th. Review the candidates' information and interviews ( HERE).

April 26, 2017

Our 2017 Capitol Hill Day is taking place on April 26th and will give state association leaders the tools that they need to talk with legislators about the value of adult education. For the first time we held a competitive scholarship process to enable each association to bring an adult learner with them. Adult Learner Scholarships, valued at  $1,000 each, were awarded on March 26th to the following adult learners:

Margo Hudson, OH
Kecha Richardson, KY
Alan Chretien, ME
Heather Ashman, AZ
Kimberly Lee, LA

The scholarship recipients were selected based on the strength of the story on how adult education has been life changing, the indicated contacts that will be made, and the anticipated continuing advocacy work following the trip to D.C. Sponsoring state associations will be responsible for ongoing support prior to and during the COABE Capitol Hill Day.

COABE Capitol Hill Day is generously sponsored by ETS HiSET ®.


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Outcomes Rate Card Development Competition 

Social Finance is offering free technical assistance to develop  outcomes rate cards , an approach that tackles pressing challenges for people in need by defining outcomes and paying providers as those outcomes are achieved.  
This approach shifts government payments toward outcomes and allows for projects that can serve many people in need.
The competition is open now and runs through April 10, 2017.