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Practices with Promise

March 29, 2017
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Article4CFAD Due May 2
With the release of the preliminary allocations, the 2017-18 Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration (CFAD) is open. The CFAD is due May 2. The CFAD is the process whereby the AEBG consortia members agree upon whether to designate a fiscal administrator or choose direct funding. Additionally, this is the process for members to agree upon their allocations for the 2017-18 fiscal year and make any adjustments from prior years.  
Consortia primary contacts can access the CFAD through the AEBG Consortia Portal. Access to the AEBG Portal is limited to the consortium primary contact or their designated representative.
If you are a primary contact or designated representative and have never accessed the Web Portal, click the link to the Web Portal below and click on the "Sign Up" link. If you forgot your password for the portal, navigate to the portal and click on "(forgot?)" next to "Password."  For more details regarding access to and navigation of the Portal, see the link for the Web Portal User Guide included below. 
Please note that member representatives will be required to certify the CFAD with their signature either on paper or digitally. Primary Contacts should refer to the CFAD form or the guidance for instructions on how to submit these signatures. 
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Article4Deliverables Due May 15
A reminder that revisions or amendments to the Governance Template, 3-Year Plan,  and 2015-16 and 2016-17 Annual Plans are due on May 15.  CLICK HERE for a link to the Web Portal User Guide and refer to page 15 for instructions on how to make revisions. 

Article42017-18 Annual Plan
Instructions for the 2017/18 Annual Plan will be released soon. The 2017/18 planning requirements will be more concise than previous years. The annual plan requirements, due August 15, will focus on the Plan Summary. See Section 2 from the 2016/17 guidance for an example of what to expect (CLICK HERE). We hope to have the planning template out next month. Consortium Expenditures by Program Area and Objective (2016/17 annual plan section 3) and Consortium Action Plan Review and Updates (2016/17 annual plan section 4) will be scheduled for completion in the fall. Once the annual planning template and instructions are released, a webinar will be scheduled.
Note: The Consortium Expenditures by Program Area and Objective (2016/17 annual plan section 3) and Consortium Action Plan Review and Updates (2016/17 annual plan section 4) will be incorporated into the new AEBG Fiscal System that will be AEBG member based. The system will allow members to input their AEBG allocation, budget, expenses, activities, and progress. The system will also be able to roll up member based information and numbers to the consortia level. 

Article4Adult Ed Week, April 2-8
Adult Education Week is the week of April 2-8.  The purpose of Adult Education Week is to honor the teachers, administrators, classified staff and students of adult education programs statewide for their efforts, persistenceand accomplishments. Tell us what your region is doing to celebrate or promote adult education week! Email us at at AEBG@cccco.edu and we'll include your events on our site.  
Article4Register for the AEBG Regional Trainings
The next AEBG Regional Training will be in San Diego on April 17.  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 and a link to register for the session nearest you. All remaining training sessions have space available.

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

Article4AEBG Practice with Promise Spotlight: Education to Career Network of North San Diego County  Curriculum Alignment and Course Articulation
The Education to Career Network of North San Diego County is made up of Escondido Union High School District, Palomar Community College District, Poway Unified School District, Ramona City Unified School District, San Marcos Unified School District and Vista Unified School District. 

The Challenge
The Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) was created to address the challenge of ensuring a smooth transition between the adult schools, Palomar College and the workplace to the benefit of students. This project allowed adult education teachers and college faculty to come together and analyze each other's curriculum to not only find similarities between them, but to also discover any gaps that would prevent or hinder students' success in transitioning from an adult school to college. Some of the initial challenges of this project dealt with scheduling of the meetings to fit everyone's needs and in getting all faculty to understand the need for alignment, especially between the adult schools and college.

The Solution
Close to 40 faculty members from the adult schools and Palomar College were divided into their discipline teams to examine courses in detail. Using uniform templates, they were able to document which of their courses were similar enough in content and skills learned to be declared aligned. This allows for easier transitions for students, from one adult school to another, and from adult school to college. This time was used to build trust between faculty which was accomplished through the establishment of common goals developed together. A matrix was created displaying which courses were aligned, thus preventing students from having to retake classes after transitioning, and allowing them more geographical choices within the consortium.

Over 110 individual courses from 8 separate disciplines achieved alignment with one or more similar courses from other schools, or with Palomar College. This created 46 multi-course alignment (2 or more courses aligned) across the consortium. Furthermore, Escondido Adult School, Poway Adult School and Vista Adult School have been able to articulate 10 courses with Palomar College, and have 18 other courses in the queue currently seeking an articulation agreement. The Curriculum Alignment Project helps strengthen the bonds between the adult schools and Palomar College, increasing the likelihood that adult school students will continue their education and proceed even further within their career path, and become life-long learners.

Article4Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) is a national network of community colleges that have demonstrated a commitment to immigrant education through their innovative programs and services for their immigrant student populations. Their mission is to build the capacity of community colleges to accelerate immigrant and refugee success and to raise awareness of the essential role these colleges play in advancing immigrant integration in our communities.

As part of their mission, CCCIE publishes best practices, reports and student stories relating to immigrant student success. Their report called "Accelerating the Success of Low-Literacy Adult ESL Learners" highlights integrated ESL career pathway programs. Take a look at this and other publications from CCCIE for more best practices from around the country. 

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