We’re offering multiple sessions covering GED program updates, professional development and the latest study tools at COABE’s annual conference.

Here’s a look at what we’re offering each day:

Monday, March 22nd 

Marketing and PR Strategies to Promote Your Program
Date/Time: Monday, 3/22, 8:00 am – 9:15 am CT
Presenters: Eliza Wong and Danielle Wilson
Summary: This session will cover digital marketing and PR strategies that will help you promote your program while recruiting students and sharing successes

Committing to Inclusive Learning Environments and Support Systems for Adult Learners
Date/Time: Monday, 3/22, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm CT
Presenters: Danielle Wilson and Adora Beard
Summary: This panel will discuss how adult ed programs, workforce development organizations and others can further their commitment to and advocacy for learners from Black communities and other historically marginalized groups.

Tuesday, March 23rd 

Resources for ABE/GED Classrooms in Correctional Facilities
Presenters: Susan Pittman and Debi Faucette
Date/Time: Tuesday, 3/23, 8:00 am – 9:15 am CT
Summary: Instruction in correctional facilities has slowly come back online. Teachers are working hard to get their students back on track. More technology is available through smart boards, Study Buddies, and even tablets and laptops. This session will focus on a range of materials from print to multimedia to online resources that teachers can use in their programs. Join us as we look at new materials that you can bring into your classroom to engage students.

The Online Proctored GED® Test: Everything You Need to Know
Date/Time: Tuesday, 3/23, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm CT
Presenters: CT Turner and Scott Salesses
Summary: Participants will learn about the Online Proctored GED Test so that educators are able to help prepare, and advise, their students on the best method of GED testing that suits them. Session will include all of the information educators need along with resources and tools for students

Wednesday, March 24th 

GED Tools and Essentials for New Educators, Program Directors and Test Proctors
Presenter: Adora Beard
Date/Time: Wednesday, 3/24, 8:00 am – 9:15 am CT
Summary: This session will focus on diverse platforms of tools and resources to effectively run your GED program and prepare students for success on the GED test.

Meeting the Challenge of Taking the Online Proctored (OP) GED® Test
Date/Time: Wednesday, 3/24, 8:00 am – 9:15 am CT
Presenters: Debi Faucette and Susan Pittman
Summary: Where is my scratch paper and calculator? Does that sound familiar to you? It does if you have had students take the Online Proctored (OP) GED test. Schedule it to meet your needs. Test in the privacy of your home. However, there are a few things that strike fear into students’ hearts. Join us as we share tips for making the online white board and calculator a positive rather than a negative.

Best Practices for Corrections Test Administrators
Primary Presenter: Mellissa Hulstrand
Date/Time: Wednesday, 3/24, 9:30 am – 10:45 am  CT
Summary: Testing in corrections has its own unique challenges from test preparation to test delivery. The unique learning and testing environment calls for unique solutions that can be found in GED Testing Service tools and resources that can be modified for teacher and test administrator use. This session will review some successful classroom modifications, tools and resources for educators but will focus on pre-test and post- test delivery considerations for test administrators.

Harnessing Apps to Promote Mathematical Reasoning
Presenter: Ronald Cruz
Date/Time: Wednesday, 3/24, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm  CT
Summary: Adult educators across the US are experiencing challenging times as they cope with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many are forced to conduct virtual lessons with little training and preparation. Let us take advantage of this opportunity to use powerful technology tools as we continue to improve our practice in this virtual learning environment. This session will focus on desktop, web, and mobile apps to promote mathematical reasoning in virtual learning environments.

Building Writing Skills While Addressing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the GED Classroom
Primary Presenter: Susan Pittman
Date/Time: Wednesday, 3/24, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm CT
Summary: Many GED students are juggling their own learning with that of their children and changing work schedules. The stress can be debilitating and lead to putting their own goals on hold. Use this time to help students stay engaged in learning while at the same time addressing their social and emotional issues? Join us as we discuss how to combine writing instruction and practice with social emotional learning.

You can still register for this year’s virtual event here: https://coabe.org/2021-coabe-national-conference/