September 6, 2017

dataandaccountabilityAEBG OFFICE Beginning-of-the-year letter Released

The AEBG Office has released the annual beginning-of-the-year letter, which includes important information about the coming year. In addition, new data and accountability guidance has been released. Be sure to review this new guidance as there are many changes for the 2017-18 program year. This guidance reflects the new policies outlined in the Aug. 1 legislative report about data and accountability. Additionally, an updated data dictionary for student data collection has been posted (see link below).  

Important Links:

regionaltrainingregister: AEBG regional training
for 2017-18 Policy and data collection

The next 2017-18 policy and data collection trainings will take place Sep. 26-27 in Burbank, with subsequent trainings scheduled through November. If you have not already registered for the regional training nearest you, visit the AEBG Regional Training page and click on the events you would like to attend. From there you can register. Be sure to register soon as slots are filling up quickly.
These face-to-face trainings will cover all the new policy change for 2017-18. Day 1 of the trainings 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.
(Note: It is important that you 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.

The questions and answers from the initial training have been posted on the regional training page. The Q&A will be updated as needed following each training.
To prepare for the training, we ask that regions:   
Upcoming regional trainings:

Sep. 26-27  Burbank
Oct. 5-6   San Mateo
Oct. 10-11  Sacramento 
Oct. 17-18  Vista (Northern San Diego)
Oct. 24-25  Madera
Nov. 7-8  Santa Maria
Nov. 15-16  San Bernardino


Sep. 13 Webinar: Teaching Vocabulary with Technology

Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Additional Upcoming Webinars (details coming soon):
  • Sep. 20 Digital literacy 
  • Sep. 27 Math resources 
  • AEBG Educate & Elevate Campaign series including:
    • Engaging Employers Effectively with the Mission of Adult Education (Sep. 15)
    • Working Effectively with the News Media
    • Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Advancing Adult Education
    • Working with Key Influencers to Build Support 
AEBG Webinar Information:
  • The AEBG Office and the AEBG Technical Assistance Project (TAP) are hosting a series of webinars and events to provide professional development, technical assistance and important AEBG updates and information. Check the AEBG Webinar page for a complete schedule.
    • Wednesdays are designated for professional development 
    • Fridays are designated for policy/state updates 
  • Webinars will use Adobe Connect. 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 on the AEBG website.
  • If you need help registering for or accessing the webinar, please call the AEBG TAP at 1-888-TAP-AEBG (888-827-2324). You also can email your questions in advance of the webinar to 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.

fAQupdated AEBG Frequently Asked Questions now AVAILABLE

The AEBG Technical Assistance Project (TAP) has updated the question and answer page (Q&A) on the AEBG website. The Q&A page includes the most frequent questions that are asked of the AEBG Office and is a great place to start when you have questions. Take a few moments to check out this updated tool available under the resources tab on the AEBG homepage or by clicking here.  

educateelevateEducate & Elevate:  last chance to register for Friday's webinar on  How Effective Outreach Plans Lead to Maximizing Engagement 

If your consortium has struggled with how to proactively engage various target audiences, don't miss this upcoming webinar that provides a step-by-step road map for developing an outreach plan for maximizing engagement with adult learners, employers and key stakeholders. The AEBG Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit will be unveiled to support AEBG consortia members in tailoring communications tools for their regions.

directoreventconsortia Director Event Oct. 12-13

The Oct. 12-13 director event will provide training such that participants will leave prepared to lead and support regional activities, including program and fiscal management. Event attendance is limited to consortium leads/directors as designated by each region. 

The purpose of the event is to discuss program guidance for the 2017-18 school year. This collaborative training will equip consortium directors with the information they need to confidently assume the leadership role in implementing AEBG policy changes in their region, including changes related to accountability measures and the definition of member effectiveness. Consortium leads will receive results from the field team policy work. After the training, participants will be prepared to lead and support regional activities including program and fiscal management.

If you haven't already, please reach out to your consortium lead to learn more about the event, which will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. An invite with registration instructions went out to the AEBG consortium leads and directors.

savethedate save the date: third annual AEBG summit Jan. 22-23, 2018

The third annual AEBG Summit will be held Jan. 22-23, 2018, in Southern California. The location will be announced soon. The summit will include several representatives from each consortium and will cover a wide range of topics. More information, including presenters, topics and registration, are forthcoming.