The State Center Adult Education Consortium consists of adult schools, community colleges, and other local partners that provide basic education and short-term career technical education training for adults 18 years and older in order to assist with seamless transitions into the workforce and/or post-secondary education.
UPDATES AND INFORMATION



Members
 


Contact Us

Sherri Watkins
Executive Director
(559) 573-4816

Amy Emrany
Regional Coordinator
(559) 573-4687

Pang Vangyi
Regional Transitions Counselor
(559) 573-4638

Oscar Hinojosa
Transitions Specialist
(559) 545-8312

Mary Lopez
Transitions Specialist
(559) 776-7919

Michelle Santesteban
Transitions Specialist
(559) 593-0993

Karina Vera
Data & Accountability Specialist
(559) 593-1131

Allyson Adams
Administrative Assistant
(559) 207-3189


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AEBG Data Collection and Accountability - 
1/2 Day REFRESHER Training
In order to stay abreast of any new changes in AEBG data collection and accountability, our consortium office is recommending that at least one representative from each of our consortium members attend a half day AEBG Data Collection and Accountability REFRESHER Training. Join Neil Kelly of the AEBG Office and Jay Wright of CASAS to cover all of the new 2017-18 AEBG policy changes, data and accountability, program metrics, community college specific changes, and more.

The trainings are from 9 am - 12 noon. There is no cost for this training.

January 10, 2018
Mt. Diablo/Contra Costa

January 18, 2018
Tulare/Sequoias

January 24, 2018
Burbank Adult School, Burbank

March 22, 2018
San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino


CASAS Training
CASAS is offering free online training regarding Reports for Teachers to Interpret and Improve CASAS Test Scores and Guide Instruction.

January 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
California (CA) CASAS Implementation - 
Advanced IT: CASAS from the Inside Out
Workshop ID: 6588

February 12, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
California (CA) Classroom Management:
Using CASAS Resources to Plan Instruction
Workshop ID: 6599

February 12. 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
California (CA) Classroom Management:
Interpreting and Creating TE Instructional Reports
Workshop ID: 5724

The link to register for these CASAS workshops is

If you have never logged into the CASAS site before and do not already have an account, create your login and password here:
https://www.casas.org/Login.aspx

Please click on the links below to access two important documents from CASAS relevant to these topics:


Fresno County Library Online Services
The Fresno County Library offers a wide variety of online services. General information that can be found at http://www.fresnolibrary.org/reference.html

Another useful tool from the Fresno County Library is the LearningExpress Library, featuring tutorials, videos and practice tests geared toward helping learners achieve their goals.  Depending on their needs, customers can explore different areas such as the Adult Learning Center, the Career Center, and the High School Equivalency Center, as well as others. 


AEBG Report on Implementation and Effectiveness Now Available
The Preliminary Report on the Implementation and Effectiveness of the Adult Education Block Grant Program is now available on the AEBG website.

To ensure that AEBG funding accelerates adults into employment, living wages, and full engagement in society, AEBG state legislation requires the the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction submit reports to the Legislature.  This is the preliminary report, with the final report due March 1, 2018, and it addresses the key requirements of the legislation, the evolution of California's adult education system, and recommendations.



Click on the photo above to view the report.

AEBG Field Team Updates
The AEBG Office established three field teams - the Data and Accountability Committee, the CTE Assessment Committee and the AEB/ASE/ESL Committee - to develop recommendations related to adult education data tracking, definitions, assessment and accountability reporting.  Their recommendations were used in developing a policy paper that currently is being finalized for submission to the legislature.

Review Field Team materials here.

AEBG Office Releases E-Magazine
The AEBG Office has released a new eMagazine.  The eMagazine tells the story of why adult education is important to California's economy and provides an overview of AEBG activities, data and innovations.

This current issue also includes a video highlighting the Fresno region's efforts to connect adult students.




Click on the photo above to view the eMagazine.

AEBG Services Directory Now Available Online
You can now access services, by program area, for each consortium and each member within a consortium through the AEBG Services Directory, which is accessible below and via the AEBG homepage.  This is a great collaboration tool in that it allows you to easily see which other consortia or members offer similar services and can also be shared with prospective students who want to know more about programs offered within their community.


AEBG - Renewed Advocacy More Critical Than Ever!
Heading into year three of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), adult schools and community colleges continue to make strides in collaborating and serving adult students in need for basic skills, ESL, citizenship, short term career training, and more. Unfortunately, AEBG is not being sufficiently conveyed to the Legislature at the local level.

To assist in efforts to promote adult education, CCAE and CAEAA have put together an advocacy plan for FY 17-18 that will help pave the pathway for further investment in AEBG.

Please click here for specific information on how your adult school can join in the efforts to promote AEBG to the Legislature.

CCAE Regional Consortium Directory
CCAE is compiling a directory of the most updated adult education providers which will include primary contacts, program areas in which they deliver instruction, and total number of students served.  The goal is to strengthen local sharing of best practices by creating a directory of programs that is easy to use. 

Please click here to complete the form or contact membership@ccaestate.org for assistance.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAININGS

COABE Professional Development
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education is offering free professional development webinars in January. 

January 5, 2018
Competency-Based Adult Education and Blended Learning

January 11, 2018
Research-Based Recommendations for Digital Learning in Adult Basic Education

January 17, 2018
Professional Organizations and State Office Relationship Building

January 29, 2018
Ideal and Involved Instruction: Using Practitioner Expertise and Research with Distance and Blended Learning


AEBG Technical Assistance Project Training Opportunity -  'Increasing Rigor Across Adult Education Instruction'
January 17th and 29th, 2018
The AEBG TAP is offering a training opportunity to be held at the Merced County Office of Education on January 29, 2018 with a preliminary webinar on January 17th. 

This will be a unique opportunity for AEBG administrators and instructors to receive valuable training on instructional rigor from nationally recognized subject matter expert Jayme Adelson-Goldstein.

Instructional Rigor Training Flyer
Instructional Rigor Training Information Sheet


OTAN Google Training
January 26, 2018
OTAN, in conjunction with State Center Adult Education Consortium and Central Learning Adult School Site (CLASS), will be offering a Google Training workshop on January 26, 2018 from 12 pm - 3 pm. The workshop will be held at Central Learning Adult School Site (CLASS) in Fresno. 

Attendees will learn how to navigate Google Drive, Forms, Sheets, and Keep, in addition to other information.

Currently, there are eighteen spots available.  To register, please contact Allyson Adams at allyson.adams@statecenter.com.

AEBG Technical Assistance Webinar Series Schedule
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.
Register here for AEBG Webinars

Professional Development by CALPRO
CALPRO is offering numerous Professional Learning Opportunities for January and February 2018.

CALPRO Highlights
 
Professional Development by OTAN

OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators) offers both online and face-to-face workshops for adult educators and staff throughout California. Funded through the California Department of Education, OTAN's staff development classes, online workshops and course materials are provided at no cost to the school or individual.

For additional information and a general listing of workshops, please click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CCIS Networking Event
April 9, 2018
California Consortium for Independent Study will be hosting an Area Networking Event in Fresno on April 9, 2018 at Central Learning Adult/Alternative School (CLASS).

Attendees will have a chance to share what sets their Independent Study school or program apart, hear about upcoming CCIS events and projects, and leave with contact information from other attendees.

To register, please click here.

CCAE State Conference
May 3-5, 2018
Collaborate with others from around the state, in Fresno on May 3-5, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center.

Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from leaders in the adult education field.  There will be 25 strands offered - comprised of more that 75 breakout sessions - providing valuable, state-of-the-art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program.

Join more that 1,000 conferees, and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your peers in adult education and around the state.

CCAE 2018 conference registration is now open!
Register here.

Make your hotel reservations here.

CASAS Summer Institute
June 19-21, 2018
The CASAS National Summer Institute 2018 will be held June 19-21 in San Diego, CA.

Don't miss this once-a-year exceptional professional development opportunity.  Increase your knowledge and skills in using assessment results to inform instruction and to improve programs.  Learn more about data-driven decision-making.  The Institute is appropriate for:
  • Education providers (administrators, coordinators, instructors, and support staff)
  • Workforce development professionals
  • Business and industry representatives
  • State-level personnel (adult education directors and other state-level professionals)
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the CASAS system
Conference registration is now open!
Register here.

RESOURCES AND ARTICLES

Making Digital Communication Accessible
Please click on the following link to read an article discussing tips for making the information schools share with students' families more accessible for people of all abilities.


Regional Education and Workforce Resource Summit Information
State Center Adult Education Consortium and Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium partnered to offer a half-day summit designed to provide an opportunity to Learn , Share and Network .

Please click below for the Resource Summit Brochure.



Fresno Unified Opens Dream Resource Center
The Dream Resource Center is now open at the Fresno Adult School satellite campus located in Manchester Center.  The resource center is set up to assist the community with the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program renewal applications, citizenship courses, dissemination of accurate information, training for our stakeholders, and provide office space for individuals to receive services and support.  The center will also serve non-Fresno Unified participants.




Dream Resource Center Opening
Dream Resource Center Opening

The Math Gap: Implications for Investing in America's Workforce
Power in Numbers (an initiative from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education) is excited to announce the publication of the first of three research reports: The Math Gap: Implication for Investing in America's Workforce

The research makes the case for the use of open educations resources (OER) in the adult education classroom.  It delves into the adult math landscape, analyzing the key stakeholders - employers, learners, and educators - and exploring how technology solutions can meet their needs, with a focus on OER. 


WIOA Manual Download Available
Essential Education is offering a free manual to learn how to create
a better student learning experience while in compliance with WIOA guidelines.