Also, as always, past webinars can be accessed via the AEBG Webinar Series page. Click on "Listen to Recording" to access the webinar. You will be connected to the CCCConfer webpage where you will have to enter your name and email address and click "Connect" to listen to and view the archived webinar.
The next AEBG Regional Training will be in Santa Ana on February 22. The AEBG regional training series will cover student data collection requirements for AEBG-funded students. The morning session will cover policy guidance, and the afternoon will cover the technical submission of the data.
As you know, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is studying the implementation of California's AEBG. Last year, CLASP fielded a survey on AEBG implementation and had over 300 responses. Now, CLASP is following up with just the lead contacts from each AEBG consortia.
A reminder that links to the survey have been sent to the primary contacts for each of the consortia. We have received responses from ten regions. CLASP's goal is to have a single survey response from each of the 71 consortia. Please follow up with your consortium's primary contact (click here for the directory to see who is listed as yours) to remind them to take 15 minutes to provide updated responses on AEBG implementation since last spring. If your primary contact has not received the link, please ask them to contact the AEBG office at email@example.com.
CLASP would like these surveys completed by February 27.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this important study!
Local Workforce Development Boards and Community Colleges are coming together to help achieve sustainable social mobility for all Californians through the acquisition of skills and access to successful careers, enhancing the system's capacity to provide career counseling, job placement, and supportive services. AEBG students especially lack social mobility because of limited English proficiency, no high school diploma, multiple barriers to success, no job, or a low paying job. As a result, AEBG students are stuck and cannot move forward (and upward).
The California Workforce Association is hosting community events across the state. AEBG consortia are invited to attend to learn more about how this effort can help our AEBG students.
An article featured in the Washington Post discussed an alternative to remedial courses that has seen early success. This alternative is a course that teaches students learning strategies, or essentially how to learn including critical thinking, active reading, note taking, and test preparation skills.
Approximately 20 colleges are using this type of course as an alternative or supplement to remedial education and have seen early success in retention and graduation rates. This model may be useful for AEBG Regional Consortia to implement to address basic skills deficiencies and student acceleration.
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