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September 16, 2015


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This Week's Webinar Topic: Updates on Reporting and Summit
This week's webinar on Friday, September 18, will provide updates on the reporting process and the upcoming AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit.
The State has released 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 Updates Reporting Toolkit
The State has released 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. These documents are posted on the AEBG Website section For AEBG Grantees.

Under the Reporting Toolkit:
  • Governance Template
  • Amended Three-Year Consortia Plan Template and Guidance
  • Annual Plan Template and Guidance
  • Workbook for Annual Plan, Sections 3 and 5 (now updated to include up to 20 consortium members)

Under Funding :

  • MOE Allocations
  • Consortia Allocations
  • Regional Consortia Allocation Formula, including explanation and census variables by region
More information will be coming soon. Documents will be posted as they become available:
  • Technical Guidance Document
  • AEBG Overview PowerPoint for your local board Block Grant Face Sheet Package
  • AB 104 FAQs
  • Adult Education Funding Chart (including Adult Perkins, CalWorks, WIOA Title II, CCD Apportionment and more)

Click here to visit the AEBG Reporting Toolkit and download documents.

Regional AEBGrant Workshops Offer Training on AEBG Implementation
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. Plenty of spots remain for the workshops. Two successful workshops have already been held at Baldwin Park and Fresno Adult School.

AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit Announces Speakers
Plenary speakers for the AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit will present the big picture of how California is leading the way in providing adult education.

Christian Nelson, Education Administrator, Adult Education Office, California Department of Education, and Debra Jones, Dean, Career Education Practices, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, will host the Summit attendees and speakers throughout.

Speakers include
  • Chris Benner, PhDProfessor of Environmental Studies at the University of Calilfornia, Santa Cruz, and Executive Director, Everett Program
  • Barbara Endel, PhDSenior Director, Community College Technical Assistance and Redesign Jobs for the Future
  • Judy Mortrude, Director, Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, CLASP
  • Michael Funk, Director of the After School Division for California Department of Education
  • Lul Tesfai, Special Assistant, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education U.S. Department of Education 
In addition to plenary speakers, the Summit will offer technical assistance workshops, programs from the field and networking opportunities. If you are attending the Summit, please bring business cards to share so that you can continue to connect and learn once you return home. Click here to download the agenda. The agenda is subject to change as plans finalize.

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

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.
How do you share the final adult education plan and provide an opportunity for teachers to learn from other program areas when working across a large consortium that consists of nine member districts and hundreds of teachers? Mt. San Antonio Community College Consortium found the answer in a "Roll Out Conference" that increased knowledge and understanding of their AB86 Adult Education Plan. Learn how Mt. San Antonio Community College Consortium introduced their plan by providing professional development to teachers throughout their large consortium 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!

Practices with Promise