January 10th, 2020
COABE Journal
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the COABE Journal
Interested in submitting an article? The next edition will focus on the themes of Workforce Development and Workforce Literacy. View submission guidelines on the COABE Journal web page.

Deadline for submission is 2/15/20
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COABE Board Nominations
COABE Board Nominations 2020
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education represents the system of 55,000 adult educators across the United States. COABE has more than 26,000 active members and serves nearly 40,000 individuals annually through programming and special events. COABE membership benefits include professional development opportunities such as webinars, virtual and national conferences and regional institutes, access to the COABE Journal, participation in our legislative advocacy initiatives, and in our award winning " Educate and Elevate " national public awareness campaign. 
COABE is seeking dynamic leaders to serve on its Board of Directors to help provide leadership for the adult education field. Elected COABE board members meet in person two times per year and serve on various committees and taskforces meeting in-person and via teleconference throughout the year.
The open positions are noted below, and nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2020 .
Vice President for Membership View the Job Description
Region 1 Representative View the Job Description
*Qualified Nominees must be from Region 1 which consists of the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Nominees and those nominating candidates for office must be COABE members in good standing. Contact  membership@coabe.org  to ensure memberships are current or to renew.
To apply or nominate a colleague, please complete the online form by clicking the button below. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.
Please contact  boardnominations@coabe.org with questions or for assistance completing the nomination form.
Educate and Elevate Success Stories
Rye faced many challenges and setbacks on her educational journey. From family issues to motherhood at a young age, finishing her education seemed impossible. When Rye moved to a new state, she realized that a diploma was imperative to get the jobs she wanted. An injury at work finally propelled her to make the commitment. Since completing her GED® diploma, Rye has received her Med Aid Certification. Rye’s long-term goal is to become a phlebotomist.
CENSUS 2020 Update
U.S. Census Bureau to Unveil 2020 Census Advertising and Outreach Campaign

Event to Provide First Public Preview of Nation’s
Largest Civic Outreach Campaign

The U.S. Census Bureau will unveil its comprehensive national advertising and outreach campaign for the 2020 Census – more than 1,000 advertisements have been developed to reach audiences across the country that will be shared publicly for the first time at the preview event.

The event will show the Census Bureau’s commitment to reaching all audiences, including those that are hard-to-count. Advertisements are in English and 12 other languages in order to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. The event will also highlight the Census Bureau’s efforts to recruit temporary, part-time census takers nationwide for the 2020 Census.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - View more info
2020 Census Jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.
Student Ambassador Program
Has your state participated in the COABE Student Ambassador program? This award winning program equips students to talk with legislators, funders, and the general public about the value of adult education. COABE will be heading back to the Hill the last day of the national conference on April 8th to talk with legislators, and we hope to have representation from every state. Click here to learn more: https://coabe.org/student-ambassador/ . Contact advocacy@coabe.org to sign your state up.
Upcoming Webinars
TABE-nology 2.0
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Ronald Cruz
Sponsored by
Essential Education
Daily Integration of Digital Literacy Skills for
Workforce and Transition Success
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Tara Plouff
Sponsored by BurlingtonEnglish
Using Technology to Help Students Set and Achieve Goals
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Anthony Burik
Sponsored by
The NROC Project
You will need your COABE membership ID to register for all webinars. Please contact  membership@coabe.org  if you have any questions.
Google Applied Digital Skills
Testimonial Winner - December 2019
Applied Digital Skills has positively impacted not only my students, but my teaching style and curriculum design as well. I had doubted my students’ technological abilities and, as a result, reinforced a fixed mindset instead of challenging my students to grow as English Language Learners and digital citizens. However, now that I’ve seen, firsthand, how successful students can be when given authentic tasks to practice digital skills, I’m a believer. And yet, the greatest impact of implementing Applied Digital Skills was seeing these women become increasingly confident in their technological abilities. When they gave their presentations, they stood a little straighter than before with the unmistakable shine of pride in their eyes.
Meggin LeVeaux, from Community College of Aurora, Colorado

Submit a testimonial for a chance to win $1,000!
If you have already participated in a Google Boot Camp, you can submit your testimonial to be entered into our monthly raffle for $1,000!
Job Posting: Instructor, ABE/ASE Transitions
The ABE/ASE Instructor is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Dean of Adult Education and ESL Division. Primary instruction areas are Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education (ASE), and transition courses under Bridge to Careers and Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) programs. The ABE/ASE program helps students earn their high school equivalency and helps prepare students for college and a career. It is part of the educational pathway from ABE/ASE instruction, post-secondary education, and career training. Other responsibilities include academic advisement, curriculum development and coordination with the academic divisions for transition programs, recruitment and retention, service on college and division committees, and compliance with ICCB Adult Education professional development, performance, and other ICCB requirements.
Job Posting: Program Specialist
Provide assistance to agency staff from Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)-funded and other-funded adult education agencies, schools, community colleges, workforce development, community-based organizations, prisons, and other agencies.
January VIP Vendor
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