November 1, 2017

Educate & Elevate: Campaign Video

AB 705 was signed by Governor Brown last month, and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has received a number of questions regarding the requirements of the bill and next steps in implementation. This law  requires community college districts to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in math and English within a one-year timeframe by utilizing assessment measures that include high school performance to achieve this goal. T o help you navigate questions from internal and external stakeholders, you can review the AB 705 initial summary and Q&A. More information about implementation will follow.

Related to AB 705, this report by the Public Policy Institute of California, titled Reforming Math Pathways at California's Community Colleges, takes a look at two new reforms in developmental math, known as statistics pathways and compressed math pathways, and compares outcomes for students in those courses compared to students in traditional developmental pathway courses.

CALWORKs report: measuring calworks performance

The California legislature, as part of the human services trailer bill of the 2017-18 budget package, adopted the CALWORKs Outcomes and Accountability Review (Cal-OAR), a  framework for a new performance measurement  and accountability system for the state program that assists very low-income families  with  children. This 24-page report by the Legislative Analyst's Office outlines the  rationales for measuring program performance and details what can - and should - be measured. We highlight this report as an example of the lens through which the legislature could potentially view the AEBG program in the future.

Nov. 3 Webinar: NOVA Fiscal System 

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Description: Did you miss the NOVA fiscal system webinar on Oct. 20? Didn't realize that every AEBG member must have a NOVA log-on? Join Neil Kelly from the AEBG Office and NOVA technical experts to preview the new system. Learn how to update member information, how to enter member budgets (due Dec. 15) and find out what's on the schedule for next year in the way of AEBG expenditure reporting. This webinar also will cover what to do with any remaining 2015-2016 AEBG funds and how 2016-2017 carryover funds are being programmed. This webinar is for CFOs, accounting staff, AEBG member representatives and AEBG consortia directors.

Nov. 8 Webinar: AEBG Educate & Elevate Campaign: Working with Key Influencers to Build Support

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Description:  In a highly competitive funding environment, adult educators need a coordinated strategy to inform key stakeholders about the positive impacts of adult education. This session shares how to conduct a successful briefing for key influencers using the campaign fact sheet, video and legislative talking points from the AEBG Educate & Elevate campaign toolkit, coupled with your compelling local success stories and innovations. Leaders from the AEBG Advocacy Committee share their insights and strategies, as well as their game plan for a coordinated outreach effort.

Dec. 1 Webinar: AEBG Consortium-Level Administrative Oversight Requirement

Dec. 13 Webinar: Digital Badges

Visit the AEBG Webinars page for participant details and other information.

SummitProps2 call for aebg summit proposals

Two weeks remain to submit your presentation proposals for the 2018 AEBG Summit , which will be Jan. 22-23 at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, with "Together Towards Tomorrow" as the event theme. The deadline is Nov. 15.

Proposals should focus on the impact consortia are having on adult education. Because this is a professional learning event, we want to offer diverse presentations on the following  topics: accelerated learning; curriculum alignment; instructional strategies; data collection, accountability and reporting; annual reporting tips; marketing; collaboration; team building; leveraging funds; technology integration and professional development. 

Do you find that some people in your community don't fully understand AEBG or how the program's 71 consortia fit into the adult education mission? The Educate & Elevate California website includes a video that can help with that . This short, highly visual video explains how the state's adult education system is structured and how AEBG helps to improve lives. If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, we encourage you to take a few minutes to do so and to share it with key influencers and via your social media channels to help develop a greater understanding of AEBG. 

The video is a great visual storytelling tool, along with the infographics we shared in last week's newsletter that help to build a business case for support.  You can follow the Educate & Elevate California campaign at @AEBGElevate .

The next regional training to cover policy changes and data-collection rules for the 2017-18 program year is  Nov. 7-8 in Santa Maria, with the final training scheduled for Nov. 15-16 in San Bernardino. To register for one of these events, visit the AEBG Regional Training page and click on the event you would  like  to attend to begin the registration process. From this page you also can access questions and answers from the trainings we've held so far.
  • Day 1 of the training is for AEBG coordinators, data-entry staff, administrators and technical support and will focus on AEBG data and accountability, policy changes, program metrics, community college-specific changes and more. It is important to include technical staff who will be working with the data submission process.
  • Day 2 will be hands-on in the computer lab, with CASAS TOPSpro┬« Enterprise (TE) experts to walk you through reporting through TE. All AEBG members must use CASAS TE to report student data.
To prepare for the training, we ask that regions:   

A non-AEBG funding opportunity, grant awards will range between $250,000 and $500,000 per award, according to the Request for Applications, which you can access here to review the instructions, specifications and terms and conditions of the grant. California community college districts, California Department of Education local educational agencies, including regional occupational centers and programs, and county offices of education are  eligible  to apply.

IETlast register for Integrated education & training webinar 

The last webinar in a series about Integrated Education and Training (IET) is 
Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. PST. Learn more about this webinar, titled Connecting Adult Education Students to Living-Wage Careers, and register for the event here.

The webinar is being offered by the  Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consortium (LARAEC) in partnership with the  Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and is open to all adult educators in California.  

To access the first webinar in the series, which was about IET definitions and models,  click here.


Long Beach City College (LBCC) and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), the members of the Long Beach Adult Education Consortium, wanted to find a way to create seamless transitions from LBUSD's adult education program to college classes at LBCC. The members already had done a significant amount of work to develop a collaborative relationship and had worked together to improve adult basic education and English as a second language offerings in the region - and they wanted to further their work by providing adult learners with the tools they needed to be successful in college. Read more about how these members worked together to address the challenge.