August 31, 2017

noncreditNoncredit community of practice First Friday webinar

The Chancellor's Office Academic Affairs Division will host the Noncredit Community of Practice webinar on Friday (9/1) from 12 p.m to 1:30 p.m. This is the first webinar of the 2017-18 academic year and will focus on providing attendees a firm foundation on topics related to noncredit curriculum policy, as well as insights and perspectives from experienced noncredit practitioners on curriculum development and implementation. Time will be allotted for audience Q&As.  

Chantée Guiney, noncredit curriculum specialist, Chancellor's Office Academic Affairs Division, will present. She will discuss noncredit curriculum policy.

The first Friday webinars are part of the Noncredit Community of Practice effort that launched with the inaugural Noncredit Summit held in May 2017. 
To participate in the webinar, use the instructions below:
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 199807
  • Go to or CLICK HERE for the direct meeting link.
  • 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

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

The next 2017-18 policy and data collection trainings will take place on 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

dataandaccountabilityAEBG OFFICE Beginning-of-the-year letter coming soon

Coming soon is the annual Beginning-of-the-Year Letter from the AEBG Office. Be on the look out in the coming week for this letter with important information. 
Be sure to review the Aug. 1 legislative report, Measuring Our Success: Data and Accountability Systems and Common Assessment in the California Adult Education Block Grant Program, which outlines policy updates that will be referenced in the letter.


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.
What You May Have Missed This Summer

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).

educateelevateEducate & Elevate: 5 quick tips on using the e-magazine as an effective communications tool

An e-magazine is an online magazine that includes a combination of narrative, video and infographics. The AEBG 2017 Progress Report was published via an e-magazine that may be accessed at this link .
How can regional consortia stakeholders leverage this communications tool to bring awareness to the relevancy of adult education?  Here are five quick tips.
  1.  Post a link on your consortium website for the e-magazine with a brief description such as "Learn more about the work of adult educators across California."  Place the link on your home page, in a What's New section, or in the "About" section.
  2. If you have a regular newsletter, promote the e-magazine link as a separate stand-alone article or as a standing link in the table of contents of header of the newsletter.
  3. Create posts about the e-magazine content for your social media accounts. Full Capacity Marketing will host a webinar about social media use within the next few months.
  4. Use the e-magazine content to create a fact sheet about the importance of adult education.
  5. Distribute the link to key stakeholders to inform them about California's adult education innovations.
Make sure to register for the upcoming Sept. 8 webinar about creating an effective outreach plan.

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, and attendance is limited to only consortium directors/leads. 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 eh 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.