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October 15, 2015


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This Week's Webinar Topic: FAQs on AEBG
This week's webinar on Friday, October 16, will review questions that have come from the Regional AEBG Workshops.

This fast-paced, shortened webinar will answer these frequently asked questions from around the state. The webinar this week will run from 12:00 - 12:30 PM.

The webinar is from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM and it will be recorded and posted to aebg.cccco.edu Please visit us at aebg.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
Save the Date: Peer Review and Networking Conference on December 1 -2, 2015
AEBG Consortia Project Coordinators will meet at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento on December 1 - 2, 2015, for a Networking and Reader's Conference. This conference is open to all AEBG consortia coordinators, leads or chairs. Consortia may send more than one representatives if their consortia has co-chairs.

A tentative agenda is below:

December 1, 2015
  • Arrive by 3:00 pm for registration/check-in
  • Networking and information sharing
  • Hospitality station with snacks will be provided.


December 2, 2015

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Instructions and Rubrics for Peer Review
  • Assign readers
  • Technical Assistance on AEBG matters
  • Super regional breakouts - topic TBA
  • Conference ends by 3:00 pm
Update Your Bookmarks for New AEBG Website
Please update your bookmarks and favorites with the web address for the new AEBG website at http://aebg.cccco.edu
Links to the AB 86 website are automatically redirected to the new AEBG website.  

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. 

Archived webinars from the AB 86 planning process can be accessed with a link on the new AEBG webinars page. Click here to access Archived AB 86 Webinar Presentations and Recordings. Likewise, past eNewsletters and News Briefs can also be accessed with a link at the new AEBG Newsroom.  Click here for Historical AB 86 Newsletters and News Briefs. 

There is no need to sign up again to receive News Briefs and More on AEBG eNewsletters.
AEBG Office Will Soon Release Guidance Documents and Updates
The AEBG Office posted the newly released appropriation agreement form and guidance documents to the For AEBG Grantees page on the new AEBG Website. The AEBG Regional Consortium Funding Appropriation Package can be found in the Reporting Toolkit on that page.

All consortia need to download, complete and return the AEBG Regional Consortium Funding Appropriation Agreement Form to the AEBG Office at aebg@cccco.edu
. Please follow these directions when completing the form. To enable editing after downloading the Agreement Form, click the box in the yellow bar across the top of the spreadsheet.
  1. Complete the AEBG Agreement Page (page 1): Select the Grantee name from the drop down list in cell G4. The allocation number and dollar amount will auto populate based on the consortia list on page 3. Complete all cells under Grantee Information. Signatures and handwritten dates are required. 
  2. Complete AEBG Contact Page (page 2) with contact information.
  3. Scan signed documents and return by email to the AEBG Office at aebg@cccco.edu.

    The consortia list (page 3) is a resource to confirm Grantee names, agreement numbers and dollar amounts. Agreement numbers may have changed from their planning grant number. 
Along with the Appropriation Agreement, the AEBG Office has posted a cover letter and presentation to share with your local board. 

The AEBG Office also posted Guidance documents and resources on the  For AEBG Grantees page on the new AEBG website. Please click on Guidance and Regulations to open the section. The AEBG Office developed this guidance for the implementation of the Adult Education Block Grant as set forth in the AEBG budget bill (AB104). These guidance documents include 
In addition, the AEBG Office made minor updates to the annual plan template and guidance and workbooks. These changes were made based on feedback from the field to debug issues within them. Throughout this first year, documents may be subject to revisions as the AEBG office works to create documents and processes that will work for the future

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 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. Successful workshops have already been held at locations throughout the state.
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 program areas as well as practices that have helped your planning process be a success.
Adults who experience serious or ongoing mental health issues may struggle with academic and other issues such as time and stress management and self-advocacy. Sutter County Office of Education partnered with Sutter Mental Health Services to provide an instructor and paraeducator to teach and assist clients who wished to participate in the program. Learn how this partnership within the North Central Adult Education Consortium is helping students find success 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