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Our mission is to inspire educators so adults succeed and communities thrive. 
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The Future Is Here: Rising to Higher Expectations for ESOL Instruction and Student Outcomes
Date: Friday, September 6, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM --3:00 PM (EST)
Presented by: Sarah Lynn & Federico Salas-Isnardi

In order for English language learners to take full advantage of today's career and educational opportunities, they need to rise to the higher expectations for academic rigor as outlined in the College and Career Readiness Standards, and achieve measurable outcomes as defined by the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act.

How can we meet these rising expectations in our general English language classes? By enriching the content we teach, broadening the contexts of English to include workplace and academic communication, scaffolding rigorous tasks, and increasing the range and frequency of higher order thinking skills. 

Join this webinar to see how the new edition of Future has risen to today's higher expectations. We will highlight how the new edition's reading and writing strands scaffold challenging tasks from the start, and how the Future's new workplace soft-skill strand engages students' culture skills in collaborative problem-solving tasks.

Sponsored by English Discoveries

New! Free Resources to Train Adult ESL Teachers and Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, September  25th 
Time: 2:00 PM--3:00 PM (EST)
Presented by: Andrea Echelberger

All ESL programs want their learners to experience high-quality teaching, whether it is delivered by a full-time professional teacher, a part-time teacher who is new to the field, or a classroom volunteer. This webinar will share resources that have been developed to increase the teaching skills and confidence of classroom teachers and volunteers who may have limited time for training and varying levels of expertise. Throughout the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Minnesota Literacy Council's classroom activity videos, mini-trainings toolkit, and ESL small-group pull-out kits. These resources will support teachers and volunteers in areas such as giving effective feedback, delivering activity instructions, and using appropriate amounts of teacher talk. The presenter will recommend ways for programs to use these free resources to support teachers and volunteers, and participants will share their own ideas through facilitated discussions.

Sponsored by Burlington English

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It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of long time COABE team member, Rob Lawrence. Rob was a former adult learner who worked for Martinez Adult School in California. He served in a number of positions, eventually moving into the position of teacher and coordinator at the Adult School.  
His work with COABE as the web designer began with his service on the COABE/CCAE 2011 conference committee. Rob was known for being an incredibly responsive, forward thinking, team player. His parting leaves a void at the COABE office and his beloved adult school.  
Martinez Adult Education, the adult school where Rob served for 27 years, is establishing scholarships in Rob's name and dedicating a memorial garden at their site in Rob's honor. Donations can be made to Martinez Adult Education, 600 F Street Martinez CA 94553, please specify in the memo Rob Lawrence memorial. 


Position: Program Manager  
Organization: TEACH-Tutoring English to Advance Change  
Status: Part time Exempt - 20 Hours/Week  
Reports to: Program Director - TEACH
Description Under the supervision of the Program Director, responsible for program coordination and development, and day-to-day management of the TEACH adult English literacy program.

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TESOL Press Releases New Book for Teachers of Adult English Learners in The 6 Principles ® Series  
As more and more adults seek to learn English for social and workplace purposes, educators will benefit from the latest research on methodology and second language learning to make informed decisions about effective instructional and assessment design. To this end, TESOL Press , the publishing division of TESOL International Association , is excited to announce the release of a new book in The 6 Principles series of products, The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners®: Adult Education and Workforce Development .
The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners is a set of universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and second language acquisition theory. These core principles are targets for teaching excellence and when implemented, will bolster any program of English language instruction.
In The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners®: Adult Education and Workforce Development  , educators of adult English language learners will learn how to use The 6 Principles to respect, affirm, and promote adult learners' home languages and culture; deliver engaging and relevant lessons that build 21st century workplace skills; support learners in their acculturation to a new country; and teach strategies that sustain learning outside of the classroom. Education professionals and administrators alike will benefit from the ready-to-use techniques and rich, real-life examples and vignettes provided within the easy-to-follow framework. Additionally, education professionals can extend their learning with discussion questions and links to high-quality resources.
Learn more about all of the resources on The 6 Principles website.
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