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Practices with Promise

June 7, 2017
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Article4Adult Ed Block Grant Technical Assistance Webinar Series, Next Webinar  June 7
Please join the Adult Ed Block Grant Technical Assistance Project for our next webinar Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 1 p.m.  
Register at register.aebg.org
Title: Curriculum Alignment for Accelerated Learning
Length: 1 hour
Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathleen Porter, Poway Adult School
Suzanne Sebring, Palomar College
Although it might be a challenging endeavor, aligning curriculum within your consortium can prove to be a promising acceleration strategy and extremely valuable to all adult education stakeholders. The goal is to create a seamless transition between the adult schools, college, and the workplace for the benefit of your students. Curriculum alignment enables counselors, teachers, administrators, and students to easily identify the courses that are identical across districts, resulting in an easier transition between adult schools and non-credit programs, as well as enrolling in credit courses. An important side benefit to this work is the bonds created between faculty within similar disciplines -- they open communication pathways and allow for continuous improvement across all levels. Through participation in this webinar, participants will learn about the curriculum alignment project of the Education to Career Network of North San Diego County, analyze the potential benefits and pitfalls of similar efforts and explore how to effectively implement elements for their own curriculum alignment work.
A Reminder:
AEBG Technical Assistance Project webinars will use the Adobe Connect System. After you register for the webinar at the link provided below, you will receive an email with directions about how to access the webinar. For those who cannot attend the live webinar, an archived recorded version will be made available.

REGISTER HERE: register.aebg.org

Support: If you need help registering for or accessing the webinar, please call AEBG TAP at (916) 228-2355. You also can e-mail your questions in advance of the to tap@aebg.org If questions arise at the time of the webinar, please call instead, as your email likely won't be seen once the webinar is underway.

Article4Upcoming Deliverables
A reminder that the following items are due soon:
  • Due June 20 in the AEBG expense and reporting system.
    • Budget revision for 2015-16 (online certification required) and
    • Budget revision for 2016-17 (online certification required).
  • Due Aug. 1 in TOPSproŽ Enterprise: final year-end data submission for the 2016-17 PY. 
  • Due Aug. 15 in AEBG web portal: 
    • 2017-18 annual plan: The Annual Plan Toolkit will be out soon. Stay tuned for guidance and upcoming webinars.
Important Links:

Article4Basic Skills Coordinators Webinar June 9
The Basic Skills Coordinators monthly webinar is on Friday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Our guest presenters for the webinar this Friday include:
  • Dr. Barbara Illowsky, Chief Academic Affairs Officer will provide and online education initiative update.
  • Neil Kelly, Specialist, in the Chancellor's Office Workforce and Economic Development Division will provide an Adult Education Block Grant update.
An archived webinar session is accessible clicking on the following link to the Chancellor's Office Academic Affairs Division, Basic Skills/ESL webpage:  Basic Skills Monthly Coordinators Meeting Archive Page

To participate, use the instructions below:
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 420939
  • 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 420939 and click Connect
Article4Center for Law and Social Policy Report on AEBG Implementation Released
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty organization issued Prosperity Through Partnership: Opportunities for AEBG to Strengthen Systems and Communities. The report was supported by funding from the AEBG Office and included contributions by the CCCCO, California Department of Education (CDE), CASAS, WestEd, IMPAQ, and OTAN, as well as field input from the AEBG regional consortia, via survey completion. 

In January 2016, the CLASP commenced an 18-month project to study the implementation of California's Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) initiative. CLASP set out to foster greater understanding of the implementation of California's AEBG governance and direct-service activities, analyze current and potential impacts of the AEBG initiative for partners and participants, and offer recommendations for potential policy and implementation changes in future rounds of AEBG funding and other coordinated funding streams. As a result of this study, CLASP details 19 recommendations.

Article4AEBG Office Launches Field Teams
The AEBG Office has established three field teams: the Data and Accountability Committee, the CTE Assessment Committee and the ABE/ASE/ESL Committee. The committees are made up of select representatives of K-12 adult schools, community college credit programs and community college noncredit programs. These members will be joined by representatives from the California Department of Education and from the Chancellor's Office. 

The Data and Accountability committee will develop recommendations regarding metric definitions, data tracking, assessment, and accountability reporting for AEBG. The CTE Assessment and the Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education/English as a Second Language (ABE/ASE/ESL) committees will examine issues pertaining to how each program area should be assessed for AEBG. The committees' recommendations will be presented in a summary paper. The recommendations also will be included in comprehensive documentation of data and accountability requirements for AEBG grantees, and it will be used to develop the assessment and accountability report due to the legislature Aug. 1.

The committees will meet between May and July. Below are links to the white paper prepared for the committee meetings as well as the meeting agendas. For more information and future updates, visit  aebg.cccco.edu. 

Article4Siskiyou County Adult Education Pathways Consortium Seeking Director 
The Adult Pathways Consortium in Siskiyou County is seeking a director of Adult Education.  Applications are due June 16 and can be submitted via Edjoin. To learn more about the job posting or to apply, use the following link:

Article4Save the Date: Consortium Director Event

Oct. 12 & 13
Save the date for a special AEBG event for consortia directors. The event will take place Oct. 12 & 13 at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. Stay tuned for more details.  

Article7Have Questions or Comments?

Send them to AEBG@cccco.edu.
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