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April 13, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar: Upcoming News, Updates, and Open Question & Answer Time
This week's webinar we will discuss upcoming news and updates to the website and open time for questions and answersThe webinar will be on Friday, April 15 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 Team to Present at CCAE
The AEBG Office will be presenting at the CCAE 2016 State Conference "Adult Education: The Bridge to College, Careers, and Communities". The theme proudly distinguishes the role and the impact adult educators make on a daily basis throughout our state. These past couple of years have been full of transition and change for California Adult Education, CCAE's conference is filled with workshops, keynote speakers, and exhibitors that will significantly assist and equip us as adult educators prepare adult students to cross the bridge to college, careers, and communities.
AEBG Workshops: Session 2 Friday, April 22, 2016 | 11:15 am-12:15 pm 
CDE and Chancellor's Office AEBG is on a roll - preliminary schedules have been posted ($500M), 16-17 planning documents and templates have been released, hearings are almost done, and the data & accountability question is almost behind us. So what's next with the Adult Education Block Grant? Why is student data reporting so critical? How are we evaluating program service levels against regional need? As we get ready for Year 2, what's on the horizon for Year 3 and beyond? Come listen to Carmen and Neil from the AEBG Office get you caught up on this amazing effort. 
Presenters: * Neil Kelly, Chancellor's Office * Carmen Martinez-Calderon, CDE - Office of Adult Education 
Session 2: Friday, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, Room: Bayside

Article1AEBG Team Presentation
Earlier this week, the Neil Kelly and Carmen Martinez-Calderon of the AEBG Office presented at the statewide CalWORKS Training Institute in San Francisco.  The presentation was met with great interest with about 80 people in attendance. The subsequent discussion highlighted the need for AEBG consortia to engage with a broad range of partners serving the needs of adult learners an to intensify communications in their regions 
Neil Kelly and Carmen Martinez of the AEBG Office presenting at the 2016 CalWORKs Training Institute
Article1CLASP AEBG Implementation Survey
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is doing an AEBG Implementation Study. The purpose of the study, which will include consortia and state level partners, is to get a clearer sense of the system change impacts resulting from this effort to redesign adult education in California.  Next week, this survey will go out to the 640+ people on the AEBG contact list and should take 10-15 minutes to complete.  Your contribution will help bring practitioners' views into the mix. Please contact Judy with any questions or concern: jmortrude@clasp.org. 

Article1New AEBG Adult Education Consortium Map
Check out the new AEBG Adult Education Consortium Map! This new, interactive tool allows you to easily find consortium details about your region and those around you.  

Article1Updated FAQs
New FAQs have been posted to aebg.cccco.edu.  The FAQs will be updated with questions submitted during the weekly webinar and posted by the Wednesday following the webinar.  New FAQs will be indicated in red and dated. Be sure to check out the FAQs section weekly for updated information. 

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.
Practices with Promise Spotlight
Lassen County Consortium Steps to Success Program
The Lassen County Adult Education Consortium includes Big Valley Joint Unified School District, Fort Sage Unified School District, Lassen Community College District, Lassen Union High School District, Modoc Joint USD, Surprise Joint USD, and Westwood Unified School District.

To implement programs that plan to address the gaps identified in adult education in our regional service area. These programs need strategies to create pathways, system alignment and articulation among consortium participants. Educational services need to be designed to meet the needs of this under served adult population and provide them with the basic workforce skills to become functioning members of our community.

Higher percentages of young adults are unemployed and on probation in Lassen County. The lack of basic education in the local young adults combined with little or no vocational employment skills is a frustration to employers and a concern for the community that lacks qualified employees.

To initiate a starting point or entry level to get these young adults back on track, the first step developed in the educational pathway "Lassen County Steps to Success" is in establishing two high school equivalency classes, and the high school credit retrieval program. This program sets multiple entry and exit points that allow the student an easy transition from adult education to community college or to a career. A student could jump into the employment pool after completing the high school equivalency, go to the second step in the career pathway, or return and continue a college education. AB86 provided the catalyst for change by improving programs to better prepare students for post-secondary education and/or transition in to the workforce.

Practices with Promise

Article7Consortium 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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