NCFL to present at Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)


We’re ready for a nice, long nap after Families Learning Summit’s jam-packed schedule of learning, eating, and networking… but when we wake, we’ll be putting the final touches on our Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) presentations.

If you’re joining the anticipated 1,500 adult educators in Denver this April 21-24, don’t miss these must-see sessions led by NCFL’s Director of Family Engagement Dr. Joshua Cramer and Director of Literacy and Family Learning Services Donna Elder:

coabeResources for Standards-based Instruction: The Kentucky Experience
Date/Time: Thursday, 4/23 10:45am-12:00pm in the L3 Mineral Hall F
Abstract: This workshop will introduce attendees to the many free available tools Kentucky Adult Education has developed in their work to implement and sustain College and Career Readiness Standards-Based Instruction. Two local program managers will share their perspectives on implementing standards-based instruction in their programs. Time for questions will be included.
Presented by: Gayle Box, Donna Elder, Cristina Marsh, and Tessa Love

We Researched Our Ideas and Community Priorities: Adult Learning Through Family Service Learning Projects
Date/Time: Friday, 4/24 10:45am-12:00pm in the L4 Marble
Abstract: This session reports on the process of implementing a family service learning component by Toyota Family Learning programs (public library, public school, three community-based organizations), the independent evaluation findings, and ensuing implications for adult learners, for example, enhancing literacy, technology, and leadership skills, and social capital and self-efficacy.
Presented by: Dr. Blaire Willson Toso, Carol Clymer, and Dr. Joshua Cramer

Playing Nicely With Others: An Asset Based Approach To Learning
Date/Time: Friday, 4/24 3:15pm-4:30pm in the Limestone Board Room
Abstract: Take a walk with the National Center for Families Learning and MSU Denver Family Literacy Program to understand how the Theory of Change aims to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty. See how a multifaceted organization has implemented asset-based, coordinated instruction and removed departmental barriers through the Toyota Family Learning initiative.
Presented by: Elizabeth Schroeder, Maureen Rudy, Arianne Wycoff, and Dr. Joshua Cramer

Let us know if you’re there! We would love to meet you. Email