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August 3, 2016
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Webinar This Week: CTE Tools
This week's webinar on Friday, August 5th will focus on CTE tools and feature guest presenter, Renah Wolzinger. Renah will review the latest adult education CTE data tools and strategies on how to connect with your workforce partners.  The webinar will be at 12:00PM. 

A special webinar will be held next Wednesday, August 10th at 12:00PM on all things fiscal - funding, reporting, coding, and tracking.  The webinar will feature a guest presenter, Nathan Hernandez from Visalia Unified which is a part of the Sequoias Adult Education Consortium.  

The webinars will be recorded and posted to the AEBG Webinar Series page. Visit that page or see below for directions on connecting to the webinar.

How to Connect to the Webinars: 
  • 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.

Upcoming Deliverables: Student Data Tables Due August 8
A reminder that the AEBG Office issued an extension for the Student Data Tables. They are now due in the AEBG Web Portal on August 8th. 
Article12016-17 Annual Plan Template and Guidance
A reminder that 2016-17 Annual Plans are due on August 15th.  The AEBG Office will host a webinar on August 12th to answer any last minutes questions your region may have about the Annual Plans. If you have questions regarding the Annual Plan, please review the Webinar Chat Q & A, review the webinar from Wednesday, July 6th for an overview of how to submit the annual plans using the portal  or review the webinar from Friday, July 15th for Q&As on the annual plan (CLICK HERE to access archived webinars). If your questions are not answered with any of these resources, please contact the AEBG Office at aebg@cccco.edu.

A note on the Annual Plan Tables: 

Some regions have asked if these tables require auditable expenses.  They do not. For the tables in Section 3, the best estimate is required, not actual expenses.  Consortia are only asked to report actual expenses in the online system Expense & Progress report for consortium reporting by object code - which is auditable.  

Reports of Expenditures by Program Area and Objective should include indirect/administration fees charged and/or anticipated. In general, Member agencies whose districts have elected to levy indirect fees against AEBG allocations should spread these costs proportionally across Program Areas and Objectives, as appropriate. Consortium administration costs (subject to the 5% cap) may be reflected in a number of different ways. It is the responsibility of each Consortium to ensure the numbers submitted are an accurate and equitable reflection of the costs to administer AEBG programs and services for both Members and the Consortium as a whole. 

For more answers to frequently asked questions related to the Annual Plan, see the Webinar Chat Q & A section titled Annual Planning (CLICK HERE). 

Article1Student Data Collection
See the link below to review the instructions for the 15-16 AEBG Student Data Collection.  Tables are available on the AEBG Web Portal. The student data will be entered via the AEBG Portal by August 8, 2016. If you have questions, please review the Webinar Chat Q & Areview the webinar from Wednesday, July 6th for an overview of how to submit the student data using the portal  or review the webinars from Friday, July 15th, 22nd or 29th for Q&As on Student Data collection (CLICK HERE to access archived webinar).  If your questions are not answered with any of these resources, please contact the AEBG Office at aebg@cccco.edu.

A note on student data: There will be no consortium rolling up of the student data.  The member will submit the sheets/tables to the consortium lead who will upload them to the AEBG portal. The consortium lead will not roll all member sheets up for a consortium level report. Instead, they will leave the sheets in the portal as submitted by each individual member.  The AEBG Office will do the aggregating and summarizing.

Tips for Student Data Submission: 
  • Be sure to download the data files and save to your computer prior to uploading the files to the AEBG Web Portal. 
  • When uploading data files to the AEBG Web Portal an internet browser other than Microsoft Explorer should be used such as Mozilla Firefox or Chrome.

Article1FAQs Section Now Called Webinar Chat Q&A
The questions formerly posted to the FAQs section on the AEBG website, are now in the Webinar Chat Q&A section. These are a collection of questions and answers from the weekly technical assistance webinars.  The webinar chat Q&A's will be updated regularly with questions submitted during the weekly webinars. The Q&A's are organized by date posted. Sections with new Q&A's will be indicated in red font. Be sure to check out this section weekly for updated information. An updated FAQ section is currently under construction.

Article1Save the Date: AEBG Summit November 1-2, 2016
Save the date for the 2016 AEBG Summit: Moving the Needle. The summit will be held on November 1-2, 2016 in Sacramento.  More details are coming soon!

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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