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March 9, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar: Planning Instructions for2016-17 & Other Changes
This week's webinar will focus on AEBG Consortium Allocations, Consortia Fiscal Administration Document, 16-17 Annual Plan Year 2, Amendment Process for 15-16, Timeline.   It's this Friday, March 11 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 Have Been Posted
The 2016-2017 AEBG Preliminary Allocations were posted last week to AEBG.cccco.edu.  Please note, an updated version has been posted.  


Article32Public Hearing March 10th

The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, Sub Committee 1 on Education will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, March 10th at 9:30AM. The AEBG will be discussed. CLICK HERE to tune in via live stream. 

Article31Funding Opportunity:  USCIS Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services
On March 2, 2016 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced two funding opportunities under the citizenship and Integration Grant Program:
  1. Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services: This opportunity will fund up to 36 organizations which offer both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to permanent residents.
  2. Citizenship Instruction only: This newly created grant opportunity will assist nonprofit organizations in establishing new citizenship instruction programs or expanding the quality and reach of existing citizenship instruction programs. USCIS expects to award up to 10 nonprofit organizations through this opportunity. In doing so, USCIS seeks to encourage the expansion of the existing field of citizenship instruction programs, particularly those offered by small, community-based organizations that have not previously received a grant from USCIS.
The USCIS will be hosting a teleconference on Wednesday, March 16 at 1:30 to 3:30PM EST to discuss the notices of funding.  CLICK HERE for details on the teleconference. 

Applications are due by April 22, 2016.

Article51Training Opportunity: New World of Work's 21st Century Skills and Work Based Learning
The SB1070 Far North grant housed at Feather River College, in collaboration with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, will be hosting a 21st Century Skills and work based learning training on April 18th and 19th in Sacramento, CA. The registration fee is only $75, but space is limited! CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the training.

About the New World of Work:
The New World of Work is based in the California Community College system, and offers Career Technical Education (CTE), entrepreneurship education and economic workforce development resources for use across the country. They 
specialize in helping students build 21st Century Skills for practical, real world entrepreneurship and employment opportunities. It is based at Feather River College.  
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 Coast Consortium is comprised of Coast Community College District, Garden Grove Unified School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District, and Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

An evaluation of current math course sequencing and average timing of when students take math courses identified gaps in math preparation between a student's graduation from the Adult Education School and a student's attempt to take a first math course at the Community College. Because of this gap, students perform poorly on the college math placement test and often have to take remedial math courses. This increases the potential for students to drop out of the Community College based on the length of time before they begin the first transferable math class. Research suggests that successful transition programs address both instructional content and overall college readiness.

Collaboratively, the Adult School and the Community College prepared a program that addresses students' challenges in mathematics preparation and factors that lead to college success. In an 8-week program, adult education students participate in a self-paced workshop/course designed to prepare them for college-level mathematics. Framed within a pre-test/post-test paradigm, in which the standardized mathematics placement test is used to determine level of instruction, the students engage in a self-paced online program complementary to face-to-face instruction and a peer-student trained in supplemental instruction mathematics methodologies. Following content instruction, students participate in college success workshops. Visit aebgpracticeswithpromis.com to learn more!

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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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