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March 30, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar: CFAD, Amendments to 15-16 Plan, 2016-17 Template, CLASP Implementation Study
This week's webinar will cover the CFAD, amendments to 15-16 plan, 2016-17 annual plan template, and a presentation from CLASP on their implementation studyThe 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


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. 
2016-17 Draft Annual Plan Template and Guidance
The 2016-17 Draft Annual Plan Template and Guidance have been posted.  These are drafts of the documents that will be used to describe to the state legislators and agencies the progress each Consortium made in Year 1 of the block grant towards achieving their AEBG Three-Year Plan. The format also provides a platform for updating activities and goals for Year 2. The Year 2 Plan Template was created with the following in mind:
  • As much as possible, the Plan format should provide content clarity between Year 1 proposals and progress and Year 2 updates, while limiting the amount of reiterative writing needed from consortia submitters. In order to provide consistency, the structure is largely the same. Some information is auto filled (and locked) to facilitate reflection, updates and planning.
  • It is understood that Year 1 was short. The timing of this Year 2 Plan is intended to begin aligning AEBG with the Program year for most educational programs, and with WIOA and other major Adult Education and CTE efforts. The sections in this Plan encourage reflection on what has be achieved to date, what the successes and challenges have been, and what implications those have for moving forward.
  • Data will not be available on Year 1 enrollment and student achievements until after the end of the program year (June 30, 2016). Setting enrollment and performance targets for Year 2 will occur after year-end data is available - in August 2016. In this Annual Plan, we are looking to learn from the consortia about the trends they are seeing to date for achieving the goals of the AEBG. This review can help both the state and the consortia plan more effectively for Year 2. An overview of the progress made to date by the state on the AEBG Data Tracking System is provided in Section 4.
Article41California Acceleration Project Design & Development Institute
CAP is offering a new program this year: a three-day workshop to help colleges design and develop new approaches to incoming students. While our regular Community of Practice is intended for faculty who are teaching in accelerated pathways in 2016-17, this institute is intended for colleges at earlier stages of implementation. We will focus on building support for change, developing curricular models, thinking about placement policies, and teaching with high-challenge, high-support pedagogy. 
The institute will be held in the Central Valley, but all colleges are welcome to participate. The application deadline is April 22, at 5pm. 

Adult Education Resources That May Interest Your Region
USCIS Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Grant Applicants Potential Partnership
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is interested with partnering with applicants for the USCIS Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services grant to provide professional development for EL/Civics instruction.  They have a curriculum available for teachers preparing student to seek citizenship. 
CLICK HERE for more information about their workshops. This may be a resource of interest to consortia planning to apply to this USCIS funding opportunity. Please contact CAL if you are interested in partnering with them.

USCIS Elements of Program Quality for Adult Citizenship Education Webinar
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar on April 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Elements of Program Quality for Adult Citizenship EducationDuring this webinar, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the elements and answer questions. To register for the webinar CLICK HERE.
They have identified eight Elements of Program Quality that outline the basic components of an adult citizenship education program. These elements provide a general framework for preparing permanent residents for the civics and English components of the naturalization interview and test. Program administrators and teachers can use this content when designing, enhancing or evaluating their adult citizenship education programs.

The California Budget and Policy Center Women's Well-Being Index
The California Budget & Policy Center announced the launch of a new online resource that sheds light on how women are faring across our state and aims to advance public policies that help all women thrive. Released in partnership with the Women's Foundation of California, the fully interactive Women's Well-Being Index is the first-ever comprehensive, composite measure of women's health, economic standing, and political participation in our state. 

The Index brings together more than two dozen indicators to assess women's well-being overall and within five facets, or "dimensions": Health, Personal Safety, Employment & Earnings, Economic Security, and Political Empowerment. 

Practices with Promise Spotlight
Northern Alameda Consortium for Adult Education College & Career Readiness Pathway
The Northern Alameda Consortium for Adult Education is made up of Alameda Unified School District, Albany Unified School District, Berkeley Unified School District, Emeryville Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, Peralta Community College District, and Piedmont Unified School District.

Developing and implementing a sequence of leveled classes that will develop academic skills in the context of college and career readiness; additionally, providing students with the necessary guidance and support in gaining access to relevant community college programs. Finally, locating these classes in close proximity to community college campuses to effect a seamless transition was major objective.
Creation of three separate sites with both morning and evening classes (with access to public transit) was the first step. Conducting student registration and assessment over a series of dates, times, and locations was paramount to building capacity for the new courses. The enrollment goal is 400-500 students.

Consortium partners (Laney College and Merritt College) were instrumental in offering technical assistance (as well as potential classroom space) for the project.

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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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