October 25, 2017

We Want Your Summit Proposals

Educate & Elevate: The Power of Infographics

Register for Integrated Education & Training Webinar

Thursday (10/26) Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Advancing Adult Education

Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Description: How do you harness the power of social media to educate all types of key stakeholders about the importance of adult education? This session highlights key Twitter and Facebook strategies to showcase success stories, important data points, infographics and calls to action to motivate engagement with your adult education programs and our statewide AEBG Educate & Elevate campaign. Learn how to build your following and connect with our campaign's social media strategy to maximize reach and exposure.

Friday (10/27) Webinar: AEBG for Institutional Researchers

Time:  10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  

Description: J oin Todd Hoig, director of Management Information Systems (MIS) at the Chancellor's Office, Randy Tillery of WestEd and Neil Kelly of the AEBG Office to provide an update on AEBG MIS changes for 2017 and 2018 and how those changes will impact reporting in 2018 and 2019.  

Who should attend: This webinar is for institutional researchers, planning directors and IT staff. Learn about the current community college requirements for AEBG reporting and the sharing of data as it relates to the new LaunchBoard for adult education.

Friday (10/27) Webinar: Credit Community Colleges in AEBG

Time:  12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Description: Are you a community college with limited noncredit programming? Are you having trouble figuring out where you fit into the AEBG framework? Join us on this webinar for state-level updates about the purpose of AEBG, learn about how other community colleges with limited noncredit have jump-started their adult education effort and connect with some promising practices that you may want to think about implementing at your college.  

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 will also cover what to do with any remaining 2015-2016 AEBG funding 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.

Visit the AEBG Webinars page for the dates of additional upcoming webinars, participant details and other information.

SummitProposals we want your summit proposals

We know innovation is taking place among California's 71 adult education consortia, and your practice could be among those presented during 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. Because this is a professional learning event, we want to offer diverse presentations in the areas listed below. You have until Nov. 15 to submit a proposal that focuses on the impact your consortium is having on adult education  using this online form

Presentation topics include: 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. 

PDpage check out the new professional learning page

The Professional Learning page on the AEBG website offers a variety of resources in a single, convenient location, and the resources are grouped by category. The categories are: seamless transitions; student acceleration; leveraging funds; partnership and collaboration; shared professional development; marketing; student data reporting; policy; and meeting the needs/filling the gaps. Check it out!

Infographics are a powerful tool for breaking complex stories into more easily digestible components, and this approach works well with data. To tell the adult education story in a different way, we have created an infographic that includes the most salient facts, at the state level. You can help tell the AEBG story by linking to the infographic on the homepage of your website and from posts shared on your social media channels.

If you are interested in creating a similar infographic for your region,
this article about the top 10 ways to use infographics provides a good starting point. You can follow the Educate & Elevate California campaign at @AEBGElevate.

Two more regional trainings to cover the many policy changes and data-collection rules for the 2017-18 program year remain: Nov. 7-8 in Santa Maria and 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. 

IET 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.

GatewaySCV, the Santa Clarita Valley Adult Education Consortium, is looking for an AEBG coordinator. The application period for this part-time, temporary, hourly position opens Nov. 1 and closes Nov. 11. Here is the job description.