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March 2, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar: Planning Instructions for2016-17 & Other Changes
This week's webinar will focus on preliminary allocations and reporting processes for 16 -17, as well as the revision / amendment process for 15 - 16 documentation.   It's this Friday, March 4 from 12-1 p.m. and will be recorded and posted to the  AEBG Webinar series page. Visit that page or see below for directions on connecting to the webinar.  

  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 314393
  • Go to http://www.cccconfer.org/
  • Click the Meetings tab at the top of the screen or the Join a Class or Meeting Button at the bottom of the screen
  • Locate your meeting and click Connect
  • Fill out the form using passcode 314393 and click Connect
Please note that some participants have been having trouble connecting to CCCConfer webinars possibly due to a system upgrade to Windows 10. If you are having trouble connecting, or have in the past, please contact CCCConfer Client Services so that they can provide assistance. You can contact them by phone at 1-760-744-1150 ext. 1537 or 1554, or by email at clientservices@cccconfer.org.
Article22016-2017 Preliminary Allocations: Coming Soon!
The 2016-2017 AEBG Preliminary Allocations are coming soon!  We hope to release them this week. Be sure to check our website for updates. CLICK HERE to visit aebg.cccco.edu.

Article31Funding Opportunity: Basic Skills Parntership Pilot Program
The California Community College Chancellor's Office announced the creation of the Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program in response to the need for pre-collegiate coursework in the California State University system and in recognition of the extensive instructional and student services infrastructure in the California Community College system.  In 2015-16, the program provides $10 million in Proposition 98 funds to be used by California community colleges in collaboration with school districts and public universities to provide efficient and effective basic skills instruction to California State University (CSU) students through California Community Colleges (CCC). CLICK HERE to see the memo announcing the Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program.

The deadline for application is Monday, April 4 at 5:00PM.  

Article4Checkout the New Consortium Directory Added to Website and Let Us Know About Changes
Visit the  Consortia tab on aebg.cccco.edu to take a look at our new consortia directory. Click on the icon in the details column to see more information on a region including contact information, members, and submitted documents. 

Please take a few moments to review the information for your region and if you see errors, scroll down to the bottom of your region's details page and find the red exclamation point icon.  Click on "Tell Us" and complete the web form to let us know of any changes that need to be made.  

Stay tuned for more updates to this new feature!

Article3Have Questions or Comments? Send them to AEBG@cccco.edu
Have questions or comments regarding AEBG? Please help us help you by sending any questions or comments to aebg@cccco.edu rather than directly to Neil Kelly or Carmen Martinez-Calderon.  Sending them to the AEBG inbox helps us get back to you more quickly and efficiently!

Article5Practices with Promise Spotlight
 Sierra Join Consortium: Alignment of Courses and Seamless Transitions
The Sierra Consortium is comprised of Nevada Joint Union High School District, Placer Union High School District, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Sierra Join Community College District, Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District.

The Sierra Consortium covers a large geographic area that includes cities and rural areas. There was no consistency among Adult Education schools concerning student-learning outcomes in ESL courses at any of the levels. Sierra College is creating an integrated non credit ESL course, but orienting adult education ESL outcomes to community college expectations for incoming students would ignore that many ESL students do not initially plan to attend college. Instead they are interested in improving language skills for daily tasks and job advancement. Additionally, the college reported that students who had successfully completed the adult education ESL program did not have the familiarity with academic language or study skills necessary to succeed. Finally there is a recognition that some areas in the consortium are underserved having no formal adult education programs.

ESL instructors from the Adult Ed schools met with a consultant over the summer of 2015, and compared the student learning outcomes from the already existing ESL Sierra college lowest level course; adult education instructors modified those outcomes for each level of instruction across the consortium, and identified the level where articulation to community college should take place. The group then created an asset map to be given to each ESL instructor indicating where students can attend a variety of ESL courses not restricted to a particular school district. A resourced team consisting of one lead instructor from each adult education school, the community college and a consultant was formed and tasked with the following: (i) create a bridge course that will introduce students to academic language and study skills to be taught on the college campus using adult education instructors, (ii) create a common assessment for the highest level adult education ESL courses before sending. Read more about their solution and the outcome on aebgpracticeswithpromis.com!

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Article7Practices with Promise: An Overview for Those Who Have Yet to Submit
The AEBG Practices with Promise site is a tool that allows regional consortia to share promising practices in adult education that are currently in use and proven to work across the state. 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.
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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