EdTech Center’s Guide to COABE 2024


World Education will lead discussions on digital skills and digital inclusion, immigrant integration, open educational resources, effective teacher professional development, and more at the Coalition on Adult Basic Education 2024 conference! Learn more at coabe.org/2024-coabe-national-conference and get a sneak peak at our presentation schedule below!

Preconference Sessions

Sunday March 17 | 8:30am – 11:30am

  • Curriculum Weaving: Integrating Key Instructional Priorities into ELA Units

Sunday, March 17 | 12:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Digital Equity Champions for All Learners (DECAL): Preparing the Adult Education Sector for Upcoming Opportunities
  • The Power Duo: Combining Free and Open Resources with Task-Based Assessment to Build Real-Life Competencies

General Sessions

Monday, March 18 | 8:00am – 9:10am

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in ABE/ASE English Language Arts

Monday, March 18 | 11:50am – 1:00pm

  • #AIforAdultEd: Practical Approaches to Teaching with and about AI
  • Resources and Strategies for Supporting HyFlex Teachers

Monday, March 18 | 2:00pm – 3:10pm

  • ADVANCE IET: Serving Beginning-Level Learners and Linking to Postsecondary Education
  • Guidance on EdTech Implementation: CREATE EdTech Technical Assistance Resource Collection
  • Service Learning for Teachers in an EdTech Maker Space: Learning, Creating, Collaborating, and Sharing Together
  • Students as Voting Ambassadors: Leadership, Civics, Basic Skills, Equity

Monday, March 18 | 3:50pm – 5:00pm

  • Together in Harmony: Leveraging the Voices of Adult Educators to Build Free Online Learning Tools

Monday, March 18 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Digital Literacy & Technology Networking Event


Tuesday, March 19 | 8:00am – 9:10am

  • Technological Innovations in Instruction and Assessment: Advances in CREATE Network Research
  • Ability to Benefit: Expanding Equitable Access to Federal Student Aid
  • Learning for All: Factors and Resources for Accessibility

Tuesday, March 19 | 11:50am – 1:00pm

  • Supporting Parenting Students on their Pathway to College and Careers
  • Collaborative Leadership: Capitalizing on diverse skills and experiences to work toward common goals
  • Distance and Blended and HyFlex, Oh My!: Finding Common Ground on Definitions, Policies, Data Practices
  • A Pathway to Disability Inclusive Adult Education Programs
  • A Roadmap for Digital Resilience: Reflections, Resources, and Recommendations
  • Helping Your Students Identify, Develop, and Utilize Their (not so) Soft Skills

Tuesday, March 19 | 1:00 – 2pm

  • Digital Literacy and Technology Strand – Networking Lunch

Tuesday, March 19 | 2:00pm – 3:10pm

  • The DigLit Initiative: Equipping ABE programs with tools and capacity to effectively deliver digital literacy

Tuesday, March 19 | 3:50pm – 5:00pm

  • Do you speak “digital skills”?: Presenting the free and open Digital Skills Glossary!
  • Transforming Immigrant Digital Equity: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead


Wednesday, March 20 | 8:00am – 9:10am

  • Co-Designing Community-Based Digital Navigation Services to Close Digital Divides

Wednesday, March 20 | 9:30am – 10:40am

  • Come and (Tech) Jam With Us!
  • Integrating EBRI and Knowledge Building in the ELA Classroom
  • ADVANCE IET: The Importance of Equity in Quality IET Program Design
  • Digital Career Navigation For A Changing Workforce

Wednesday, March 20 | 12:30pm – 1:40pm

  • Hotline to Help Desk: How We Revamped Our Statewide Adult Education Hotline

Wednesday, March 20 | 2:00pm – 3:10pm

  • Data and Information Literacy: Advancing Learner Leadership and Communicative Justice


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