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Hi all, hope to see you at COABE.

The COABE National Conference is a collaboration between Commission on 
Adult Basic Education (COABE), and the California Council for Adult 
Education (CCAE). The conference will be at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel in

southern California from May 4-7, 2005.

Experts in the education field will offer pre-conference and conference 
sessions in five special tracks in addition to general adult education 
interest areas. These include: Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes,

Integrating Technology and Instruction, Linking Research to Practice, 
Promoting Adult Educators as Leaders, and Advancing Change through Adult


More information is available at the official conference web site at

LINCS session which may be of interest to many of you are listed below. 

LINCS Sessions at COABE:
**The LINCS Exhibit!
**6 sessions!
**2 pre-conference opportunities!

Location:  Marquis Ballroom, Booth #112  

Thursday, May 5 from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Assessment Resources at the Click of a Mouse
Presenter:  Marie Cora 
The LINCS Special Collection in Assessment provides access to quality
on-line resources to practitioners and administrators dealing with
learner assessment issues in adult literacy programs.  This session will
showcase the Collection and teach participants how to effectively use
the site for classroom or program use.  
ROOM:  San Diego
Thursday, May 5 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
High Quality Internet Resources for Teaching, Learning and Professional
Presenter: Linda Perry
Take a hands-on tour of The National Institute For Literacy's LINCS
Technology Training Special Collection and find free, reviewed online
resources for teaching, learning and professional development.  In this
session you will also be introduced to WebQuests and will learn how to
effectively use existing WebQuests and develop new ones for your
ROOM:  Salon G
Friday, May 6 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
The LINCS Program Leadership and Improvement Special Collection: A
Resource for Adult Education Practitioners
Presenter: Sandra Strunk
Learn more about the LINCS Program Leadership and Improvement 
Special Collection web site, a comprehensive resource for adult
education leaders interested in program improvement.  We'll actively
review all aspects of the site and highlight several resources.  During
the session, participants will also conduct a search based on specific
program improvement needs.
ROOM: Rancho Las Palmas 
Friday, May 6 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Workforce Education:  Tools of the Trade
Presenters: Donna Brian and Beth Ponder
The National Institute For Literacy's LINCS Workforce Education Special
Collection of  downloadable online resources will be demonstrated, with
participants learning how to navigate the site and find resources they
need to answer their specific questions. ESOL/Workplace resources will
be featured.  Participant feedback on the content and organization of
site will be solicited.
ROOM:   COABE Computer Lab, Salon G

Friday, May 6 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Visualizing Math:  Navigating through Data Analysis for the GED
Presenter:  Susan Cowles
Are you uncertain about finding good materials for use in math
instruction? Come and learn how to adapt and use hands-on activities
that are available from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
and other resources from the NIFL Science & Numeracy Special Collection.
These materials will enhance instruction for reluctant learners, adult
basic skills development students, and adult secondary/GED.
ROOM:  Salon C
Saturday, May 7 from 9:20 - 10:20 a.m.
Water and Ice:  Teaching math from ships at sea and other research
Presenter:  Susan Cowles
Ocean science is an interesting and exotic context for teaching math,
writing, and other skills to adult learners. Come explore ways in which
adult literacy instructors have used technology to engage learners in
inquiry-based activities, math problem solving, and writing
projects--all while working at sea with oceanographic researchers!
ROOM:   Room 315
**The following is a fee-bearing session during the pre-conference.  The
AALPD Discussion List is sponsored by LINCS.
AALPD Pre-Conference at COABE
Wednesday, May 4, 2005  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Professional Development Delivery Methods: What Works Best For You?
Registration Fee: $75.00; Lunch and refreshments are provided 
To register, call Tony Morales before Noon on Thursday, April 28th
(315-422-9121 ext: 378) or register on-site on Tuesday, May 3rd.
In this session, participants will:
     learn about national and recent professional development.
     discuss professional development delivery methods;.
     participate in developing AALPD's platform of policies in support.
of professional development;
     discover innovative professional development approaches related to.
the topics chosen by AALPD members (reading instruction, writing
instruction, and organizing and monitoring instruction);
     network with professional development colleagues; and.
     learn about the latest available professional development.
The following is a fee-bearing session during the pre-conference.  The
Adult Literacy and Technology Network (ALTN) hosts the LINCS Special
Collection in Technology.
New Technologies for Adult Learning
Wednesday, May 4
3 hours $75 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
*	John Fleischman, Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance
Network (OTAN) Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) 
*	Dennis Porter, Director, California Distance Learning Project
*	Marian Thatcher, Coordinator Outreach and Technical Assistance
Network(OTAN), Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) 
*	David Collings, Technology Coordinator, Delaware Adult and
Community Education, Chair of the Adult Literacy and Technology Network
What are the current trends and new directions for using technology with
adult learners? How are states applying innovative distance learning
technologies and strategies? Learn about interactive whiteboards,
portable keyboards, tablet and handheld computers, wireless computer
labs, digital videos and more. See video clips of technology being used
in the classroom, and get lesson ideas and sample lesson plans. This
workshop is for both teachers and administrators.

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