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March 23, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar Cancelled, Please Review FAQs and Join Us Next Week
This week's webinar is cancelled. Please take some time instead to review the newly posted FAQs.  

The next webinar will be on Friday, April 1 at 12 p.m.-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.
Article1AEBG Consortia Web Portal
The AEBG Consortia Web Portal is now available for use by the Adult Education Regional Consortia.  This web portal is how regions will be submitting reports and updates to their regional plans in the future.  

AEBG Consortia need to designate one point of contact and request access to the application system via a sign-up link. 

The first report that will be submitted via this web portal is the Consortia Fiscal Administration Declaration (CFAD) due by May 2, 2016. See article below for more information on the CFAD.


Consortia Fiscal Administration Declaration Posted and Updated Program and Allowable Uses Guidance Posted


The Consortia Fiscal Administration Declaration has been posted to  aebg.cccco.edu on the For AEBG Grantees Tab under Guidance and Regulations. The Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration Reporting Template enumerates and describes required elements for the Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration due by May 2, 2016 submitted through the AEBG Consortia Web Portal. This document will be discussed at this Friday's webinar. 
The updated Program Guidance and Allowable Uses Guidance have been posted to aebg.cccco.edu on the For AEBG Grantees Tab under Guidance and Regulations. Please take some time to review these updated documents.  New sections are notated in the documents.  
CLICK HERE for the Updated Program Guidance

Article3FAQs Posted
Check aebg.cccco.edu for several new FAQs.  Additionally, the Fiscal FAQ #5 answer has been updated. Please take a few moments to review. 

Article41LAO Overview of Adult Education
The Legislative Analyst's Office has released an over of Adult Education.  

Article412016-2017 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.  

Migration Policy Institute State Fact Sheets
The Migration Policy Institute has released fact sheets for the United States and the 20 states with the largest foreign-born populations provide key characteristics of foreign-born and native-born residents that are relevant to understanding needs for adult education and workforce training services. Drawing upon MPI analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the fact sheets provide estimates of the ages, origins, educational attainment, English proficiency, unemployment and underemployment, parental status, poverty, health insurance coverage, and immigration status of U.S. and state populations.The California State fact sheet may be a useful resource for AEBG Consortia.

Practices with Promise Spotlight
Barstow Virtual Presence Learning Classroom
The Barstow AEBG Consortium is made up of Baker Unified School District, Barstow Community College District, Barstow Unifed School District, and Silver Valley Unified School District.

Baker Unified School District is part of the Barstow Consortium, and is the most remote of our 3 districts. Due to the remote nature of the district, Baker has had a difficult time expanding the adult education offerings for students as well as the number of students in the program. After an initial survey of the program and its constituents, the consortia noted that a vibrant ELD program was needed to address Baker's growing EL population. The challenge resides in the fact that Baker is a very remote location and does not necessarily have staff the fill the ELD need.

The Barstow Consortia agreed to utilize some of the AB 86 funds to outfit Baker Unified with a virtual presence classroom. The equipment associated with this classroom includes monitors, cameras, speakers, microphones, a soundboard, and computer. All of this equipment will allow Baker to connect to other virtual presence classrooms anywhere in the world. The virtual classroom will give the Baker students access to Barstow College ELD courses and the opportunity to collaborate with other adult ed programs in our consortium and beyond.

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Article7New 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!

Article8Have 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!

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