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September 9, 2015


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This Week's Webinar Topic: Updates on Reporting and Summit
This week's webinar on Friday, September 11, will provide updates on the reporting process and the upcoming AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit.
The State will soon release a reporting package that will walk consortia members through all the required documents for spending the $500 million allocated under the Adult Education Block Grant. The reporting package will include templates and directions for completing the grant face sheet, Governance Plan, Consortium  Update, Annual Plan, and other required documents. 

The webinar is from 12:00PM to 1:00PM and it will be recorded and posted to ab86.cccco.edu Please visit us at ab86.cccco.edu or see below for directions on how to connect to the webinar.  

How to Connect:
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 153705
  • Go to http://www.cccconfer.org/index3.aspx
  • Click the Participant Log In button under the Meet and Confer logo
  • Locate your meeting and click Go
  • Fill out the form and click Connect
State Posts Reporting Toolkit
The state is posting a reporting toolkit this week. This reporting toolkit will walk consortia through the required documents for spending the $500 million allocated under the Adult Education Block Grant.

Documents that can be found in the Reporting Toolkit include
  • Governance Template
  • Three-Year Consortia Plan Update Template and Guidance
  • Annual Plan Template and Guidance
  • Workbook for completing Section 3 & 5 of Annual Plan.
Additional information for the Reporting Toolkit will be posted as it becomes available. 
  • Funding charts
  • Census data by consortia
  • Details on regional formula
Regional Adult Education Block Grant Workshops
Learn more about the implementation of the Adult Education Block Grant. The AEBG budget bill (AB 104) outlines specific requirements that consortia must follow. The AEBG office will host a series of workshops around the state to provide information and to answer questions about what consortia must do to meet the requirements of the Adult Education Block Grant legislation. This is a joint effort of the CDE and Chancellor's Office through the AE Block Grant Office.

These workshops are in addition to the AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit in Sacramento. Technical assistance workshops at the Summit will provide this information to attendees.

These workshops are recommended for consortia leads and other individuals who will be working on 2015-16 implementation templates, amended three-year plans, and grant budgets and expenditures.

To register, please click on the link below for the workshop you wish to attend:
Registration is limited to 35 participants at each location. Please limit attendees to key people from your consortium. 

AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit Announces Agenda
The State announced the agenda for the AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit on September 24-25.

The AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit, hosted by the AEBG Work Group, will provide technical assistance for implementing the Adult Ed Block Grant and will be a chance for consortia to learn from their peers. 

Summit Dates: Thursday, September 24, 9:30AM - 5:00PM and Friday, September 24, 8:30AM - 12:00PM 
at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento

In addition to plenary speakers, the Summit will offer technical assistance workshops, programs from the field and networking opportunities. 
This agenda is subject to change as plans finalize. Click here to see the agenda.

New AEBG Website Coming Soon
A new website for the new Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) is coming soon. You can preview the new website at http://aebg.cccco.edu. 

The new website will continue to be a source for the latest information and will archive the information from the AB 86 Planning Process. The new website and logo for the Adult Education Block Grant will have a fresh look and be easy to navigate to find the information you need.

During the transition links to the AB 86 Website will be automatically redirected to the new Adult Education Block Grant website. You will also see the new logo on communications from the AEBG Office.

There is no need to sign up again to receive News Briefs and More on AEBG eNewsletters.
Share Your Practices with Promise
The AEBG Practices with Promise site is a tool developed to share promising practices in adult education across the State. This tool allows regional consortia to share promising practices currently in use that have been proven to work. These practices include current initiatives, pilot programs, or strategies employed in your region for any or all of the 5 program areas as well as practices that have helped your planning process be a success.
Educators and workforce development providers face the challenge of preparing adult learners for the emerging global economy, where it is projected that by the year 2020, up to 50% of our workforce will be contingent or freelance. This requires a set of skills such as adaptability, digital literacy, and communication, which all students must have to ensure their employability. The Feather River Consortium partnered with CTE/EWD grants at Feather River College to develop a series of classroom-based lessons and videos focused on building 21st Century Soft Skills. The curriculum is designed to be used in tandem with workplace learning experiences, so students can first review the skill and then implement it in real work settings. Learn how Feather River Consortium is expanding this opportunity to other community colleges by clicking the link below.

We want to hear your stories and we want you to share your promising practices with your colleagues in adult education. Visit AEBGpracticeswithpromise.com to submit your story today!

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