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:
Addressing Students’ Struggles in Math, Part 1 – Computational Problem Solving
Presenters: Debi Faucette and Susan Pittman
Summary: The GED Testing Service™ has conducted extensive research to identify students’ knowledge and skills gaps in mathematical reasoning. This session will provide a content-based approach to understanding these skills gaps and how to address those issues in the classroom. Participants will explore: • specific skills and GED® indicators where students have the most difficulty. • reasons why students and test takers are having difficulty. • new ideas for addressing these knowledge and skills gaps.
Addressing Students’ Struggles in Math, Part 2 – Algebraic Problem Solving
Presenters: Susan Pittman and Debi Faucette
Summary: The GED Testing Service™ has conducted extensive research to identify students’ knowledge and skills gaps in mathematical reasoning. This session will provide a content-based approach to understanding these skills gaps and how to address those issues in the classroom. · • specific skills and GED® indicators in algebraic problem solving where students have the most difficulty. • reasons why students and test takers are having difficulty • new ideas for addressing these knowledge and skills gap.
Addressing Students’ Knowledge and Skills Gaps in Science and Social Studies
Presenters: Debi Faucette and Thomas Ross
Summary: The GED Testing Service™ has conducted extensive research to identify specific skills and content knowledge where students exhibit the greatest challenges. Adult educators have limited time to cover science and social studies content, so this session will focus on areas that provide the greatest return on their instructional investment. Participants will learn how to incorporate mini-lessons that help students build content while addressing their reading analysis and evaluation skills – essential to passing these tests.
Knowledge and Skills Gaps in Reasoning through Language Arts
Presenters: Susan Pittman and Jonna Forsyth
Summary: Some students have gaps in their knowledge and skills that may prevent them from being successful on the GED® Reasoning through Language Arts test. This session will focus on what the research tells us about skills gaps and what adult educators can do to include more coverage in these areas to better prepare students for the test. Instructors will explore sample items and identify the reasons why students struggle in these areas.
Committing to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belongingness in the Classroom and Beyond
Presenters: Danielle Wilson and Adora Beard
Summary: This presentation will share how GED Testing Service, adult ed programs, and partner organizations collaborate to create equitable learning opportunities for adult learners. In addition, this discussion will look at how community and national level organizations can further their commitment to and advocacy for historically marginalized learners, including those from Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and Indigenous communities.
Essential Tools and Resources for GED Student Success
Presenters: Brian Smith and Chris Blaisdell
Summary: In this session we will share the various resources available to educators. We will cover GED Manager, PrepConnect, GED Ready Direct, teaching tools, products, study materials for students, resources available and where to find them.
Growth Mindset + Grit = GED Success
Presenter: Susan Pittman
Summary: The past 18-months have presented endless challenges for adult learners. They’ve struggled with personal issues. Dreams have been put on hold. This session will focus on ways that teachers can help students overcome the emotional turmoil they have encountered and get restarted on the path to a high school credential. Today, students need more than academics in the classroom. They need social and emotional support that will help them persevere and build a growth mindset.
The Online Proctored GED® Test: How to Help Your Students Succeed
Presenters: Scott Salesses and Chris Blaisdell
Summary: Participants will get the latest information on the Online Proctored (OP) GED Test in order to help advise their students on the best method of GED testing for each individual. Attendees will receive key information to be in the best position to understand the OP testing experience and in turn guide their students to success.
You can still register for this year’s conference here: https://coabe.org/2022-coabe-national-conference/