November 15, 2017

Website Updates: DAC Committee Notes, Regional Training Q&A

Todaydeadline today's deadlines: Summit proposals,
grant application

Nov. 29 Webinar: Live Demonstration of NOVA

Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Description:  Still scared to log on to the new NOVA fiscal system? Does entering your district AEBG budget keep you up late at night? Join the NOVA team as it showcases a live demo of how to enter work plans and budgets at the member level. With the deadline of  Dec. 15, 2017, for all member budgets and work plans, this may be your last chance to stay off the naughty list over the holidays.

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

Dec. 8 Webinar: AEBG Pre-Apprenticeship

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Description:  Join Neil Kelly and the California Apprenticeship TAP Team (Josh Modlin and Tim Aldinger) to learn about apprenticeship programs in California. The webinar will address the following questions: How does AEBG pre-apprenticeship connect or link with existing apprenticeship training programs? What should be the standards of your AEBG pre-apprenticeship program? Who is doing this well in the field? How can we expand pathways into apprenticeship training programs to include AEBG students? 

Dec. 13 Webinar: Digital Badges

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

As part of the Educate & Elevate California campaign, regional profiles have been created for each consortium and will go live Dec. 4. Profiles have been sent to the majority of consortia for review, via an email coming from the AEBG Office. If you received the email with the link for review and have not yet reviewed your profile and completed the associated form by the stated deadline, please do so by Nov. 20. No response to the request will be considered as an approval.

Notes from the Oct. 31 meeting of the Data and Accountability Committee are now available on the AEBG website. The committee is one of three AEBG Field Teams and is  made up of representatives from K-12 adult schools, community college credit programs, community college noncredit programs, California Department of Education and the Chancellor's Office.

Also, the AEBG Questions & Answers database has been updated to include the latest Q&As from the regional trainings. You can search by topic in the database, or you can download the questions and answers document from the 2017 AEBG Regional Training Series webpage (third link from the top of the page).

In case you missed it last week, AEBG state officials have agreed to provide AEBG regional consortia and their members more time to evaluate performance, review partner plans and look at member effectiveness as part of the update process of the AEBG three-year plan. 

The state AEBG Office will issue guidance on this next round of strategic planning for adult education in the coming months. It is anticipated that the planning and evaluation process each regional consortium (and its members) will go through to update its plans will run deep into the 2018-19 program year, with an estimated due date of late spring 2019. For a preview of next year's deliverables, click here.

Some of the concepts that the AEBG Office will introduce in the guidance include evaluating what happened in the last three years; defining member effectiveness and how to measure it; reviewing regional planning efforts; improving the integration of services; establishing career pathways and industry sector strategies and so much more. 

It is critical that once the outcome data is released in the adult education LaunchBoard that open and honest discussion about outcomes and effectiveness begin, including identifying your gaps and what technical assistance you may need to close those gaps to be more effective. Stay tuned for more updates at the beginning of 2018.  

It's not too late to register for the last webinar in a series about Integrated Education and Training (IET) hosted by the Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consortium (LARAEC) in partnership with the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE). Open to all adult educators, the webinar is at 12 p.m. PST and is titled Connecting Adult Education Students to Living-Wage Careers. 


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