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February 15, 2017
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Article4No Webinar This Friday
There will be no AEBG Technical Assistance webinar this Friday, February 17.  There was a special webinar series hosted on Monday, February 13, that complements the Student Data Collection Regional Training.  CLICK HERE to view the recordings from Monday's webinars. 

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.  

Article4Upcoming Deliverables and Reminders
Upcoming deliverables and reminders for AEBG Consortia are as follows:
  • Data and Accountability Budget and Work Plan due February 20. (CLICK HERE for the Data and Accountability Page
  • Release of AEBG 2017/18 Preliminary Allocations by February 28. CFADS will open as soon as we post the 2017-18 allocations.
  • A reminder that regional consortia should spend down their 2015-16 funding as it expires on 12/31/17.
Article4Approved Data and Accountability Plans
Approved plans are being posted to AEBG.cccco.edu on the data and accountability page found under the For AEBG Grantees tab.


Article4Register for the AEBG Regional Trainings
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.

For more information about regional training, check out the recorded January 20 webinar. CLICK HERE for the archived webinar recording.

Regional Training Schedule
Below is the schedule of regional training sessions as well as a link to register for the session nearest you. 

  • Visalia on February 8 (completed)
  • Santa Ana on February 22
  •  San Jose on March 1
  • San Bernardino on March 7
  • Los Angeles on March 8
  • Ukiah on March 14
  • Shasta on March 15
  • Sacramento on March 16
  • Vista/San Diego on April 17
  • Santa Maria on April 19
  • Mt. Diablo  on April 25
  • Huntington Beach on May 19

Article4Student Data Collection Information
The AEBG Office has issued a letter (see below) detailing requirements for Quarterly and Annual AEBG Performance Reports for student data collection.  

What's New for Student Data Collection:
  • An updated version of the Q & A chat has been posted to the AEBG website.  A link to this Q & A can be found on the Data and Accountability page or the Student Data Collection page or by clicking the link below. 
  • The AEBG Office recorded a webinar this week on February 13 that is complementary to the regional training. CLICK HERE to view the recorded webinar. 

Important Links for Student Data Collection:
Article4Reminder: CLASP Survey on AEBG Implementation
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 aebg@cccco.edu
CLASP would like these surveys completed by February 27. 
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this important study!

Article4Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility
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.

Article4Remedial Course Alternative Gets Results
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.  

Article7Have Questions or Comments?

Send them to AEBG@cccco.edu.
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