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May 11, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar: CFAD & Timeline Update, Preview of Data Collection Guidance
This week's webinar will include an update on the CFAD collection and an updates to the reporting timeline as well as a preview of the data collection guidance. The webinar will be on Friday, May 13th from 12 p.m. to 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 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.

Article1Reminder: May 15th Deadline for 15-16 Plan Revisions
Just a reminder that May 15th is the deadline for 2015-16 Plan revisions.  Please reference the Plan Revisions section of the FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions regarding this.  If you have further questions, please email us at AEBG@cccco.edu

Article1Timeline Update: Annual Plans for 16-17 Now Due August 15th
The 2016-17 Annual Plan due date has been changed to August 15, 2016. 

AEBG Data and Accountability Allocation Released!
The AEBG Office has released the AEBG Data and Accountability allocations for regional consortia.  The funding will be used to:
  • Resolve AEBG data collection needs required by AB104, 
  • Foster regional and local system integration, coordinate regional intake, assessment, and referral, 
  • Align efforts under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and 
  • Ultimately connect to a state level AEBG Data System.

Instructions and requirements will be out the first week of June. Budget and work plans will be due in early Fall. Funding is good through December 31, 2017 with a final expenditure report due in January 2018 and close out report in February/March 2018. Budgets, expenditures, and progress will be reported, using a separate code (15-328-XX), via the current online reporting system (used under AB86, and currently being used by AB104). 

Important documents and events concerning this funding: 
  • AEBG Student Data Collection Instructions (to be released soon)
  • WIOA State Plan (released to the public already)
  • AEBG consortia 3 year plan and annual plans (on AEBG website)
  • Other fund sources data collection efforts (WIOA Title II & Title I, Community College MIS, Support Support Services Data Tracking)
  • Assessment efforts (WIOA, and Community Colleges Common Assessment Initiative)
  • AEBG Super Regional efforts
  • AEBG October 6-7, 2016 Summit - Data, Accountability, and Effectiveness
See the link to the allocations by consortia. Please note - the allocations are broken out into two parts - AB104 legislative language for the $25M for data and accountability efforts (85% to the regional consortia), and a small amount of unspent funding ($4.8M) from 15-16 that must be programmed before the end of the state fiscal year. 
More information will be released soon.

Article1Date Change:  2nd Annual AEBG Summit Now on November 1-2, 2016
Mark your calendars for the second annual Adult Education Block Grant summit! Please note, the date has changed since our announcement last week.  The event will be held on November 1-2, 2016 in Sacramento.  Each region will be invited to send up to 4 participants to the event. Stay tuned for more details to come.

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.  This survey went out last week to member the AEBG contact list of member representatives and primary contacts. It 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. 

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.  These FAQs are FAQs will be organized by date posted and sections with new FAQs will be indicated in red font. Be sure to check out the FAQs section weekly for updated information. 

Practices with Promise Spotlight
Ventura County Adult Education Consortium K-12 Volunteer and Para-educator Training in English and Spanish
The Venture County Adult Education Consortium includes Conejo Valley Unified School District, Oxnard Unified School District, Santa Paula Unified School District, Simi Valley Unified School District, Ventura County Community College District, and Ventura Unified School District.

Within one Local Education Agency (LEA) in the Ventura County Adult Education Consortium (VCAEC)there was a need for English, Spanish, and bilingual paraeducators. There was also a need for professional training for parent, family, and community volunteers. A curriculum and DVDs in English and Spanish for the Family, School, Community Partnership (FSCP) were recently developed by one of the consortium members, so the next step was to find the best teacher possible to develop the paraeducator training component. Additional planning was required to determine the venue, fund dinners for FSCP participants, hire childcare providers and a paraeducator for the program.

Finding the best teacher to deliver a new curriculum is of paramount importance, yet in this case it was easily facilitated. The district's classified administrative assistant in charge of paraeducators had been a teen mother who participated in the district's parenting classes, was hired as a bilingual paraeducator, became the office manager at her children's elementary school, and was ultimately promoted to the district's classified administrative team. When approached about developing the paraeducator curriculum and becoming a certificated teacher for the program she was elated. The paraeducator curriculum has now been completed, and will be offered in ten weekly sessions of three hours each.

Practices with Promise

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.  

Please take a few moments to review the information for your region included in the consortium details 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.  

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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