World Education Staff Workshops at COABE 2018

Every year, our staff delivers engaging workshops across a range of topics. This year we have 18 workshops being presented by staff members, and we are sponsoring two strands at the conference!

Below is a list of all the workshops our staff members are presenting, but don’t forget to check out the “Transitions Strand” sponsored by the National College Transition Network, and “Digital Literacy & Technology Strand” sponsored by the EdTech Center @ World Education!


Sunday, March 25th Preconference

12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Digital Literacy: Essential Element of College and Career Readiness presented by Priyanka Sharma Laveen A

Monday, March 26th

8:00am – 9:15am
  • Building High-Quality Professional Development Programs Using LINCS presented by Kaye Beall and Chrys Limardo* CC 102B
  • Teaching Digital Literacy: Working with Tutors, Teachers, and Volunteers to Meet Diverse Learners’ Needs presented by Jenifer Vanek, Jill Castek, and Kathy Harris Encanto A
11:30am – 12:45pm
  • Inspire Excitement about Writing: Use The Change Agent Call for Articles presented by Cynthia Peters, Hazel Robin, Luz Elias, and Carlos Contreras Ahwatukee A
  • Learning Circles for Adult Basic Education (Including ESL/ESOL) presented by Priyanka Sharma and David Rosen CC 102C
2:00pm – 3:15pm
  • Preparing Adult English Language Learners for the Workforce: Models and Resources (LINCS) presented by Andy Nash CC 102B
3:45pm – 5:00pm
  • Characteristics of Effective Online Learners and Online Learning Coaches presented by Sandy Goodman and Leah Peterson CC 104A

Tuesday, March 27th

8:00am – 9:15am

Digital Revolution: Leveraging Technology for Increasing Adult Learning & Employment Outcomes presented by Alison Ascher Webber Encanto A

11:00am – 12:15pm
  • Problem Solving in a Digital World: Using PIAAC’s PS-TRE to Support Learning presented by Jenifer Vanek CC 102A
  • Engaging Your Students with Mobile Learning and Apps presented by Priyanka Sharma and Alison Ascher Webber CC 106A
2:00pm – 3:15pm
  • Digital Literacy Curricula and Teaching: What Works Well presented by Jenifer Vanek, Tom Cytron-Hysom, and Eric Nesheim CC 104B
3:45pm – 5:00pm
  • Work and Civics: Breaking Down the Silos presented by Andy Nash and Cynthia Peters Alhambra
  • How Investment in Technology Can Accelerate and Expand Collective Impact in Adult Learning presented by Alison Ascher Webber, Jenifer Vanek, and Mitch Rosin CC 105A

Wednesday, March 28th

8:00am – 9:15am
  • We Learn By Doing!: Authentic Practice Outside of Class Through Technology presented by Alison Ascher Webber and Jenifer Vanek CC 104A
  • Using the Adult Education Teacher Competencies (LINCS) presented by Andy Nash CC 102B
11:00am – 12:15pm
  • Digital Literacy, Computer Vocabulary, and English Language Learning: An Inseparable Combination presented by Jenifer Vanek CC 104B
1:45pm – 3:00pm
  • What is Blended Learning? Real Implementation Examples from IDEAL Consortium States presented by Jenifer Vanek, Stephanie Bulgrin, and Christy Nelson CC 104B
3:15pm – 4:30pm
  • Updating Digital Literacy Assessment for the Future: Northstar 2.0 presented by Jen Vanek, Tom Cytron-Hysom, and Eric Nesheim CC 104B

*Presenters in italics are partners for World Education, Inc.