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CAEP Deliverable Reminders

Deadlines and Deliverables

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program: Coast Community College Developing Career Capital in Adult Education Pathways

Hanover Executive Summary's; 2022-2023 CAEP Governance Analysis and 2022-2023 Annual Plan Review

The Change Agent Call for articles!

CAEP National Briefing on High-Impact Practices

Consortia Directors' and Leads PLC

CALPRO Webinar: Career Counseling Models and Approaches

Lunch with LARAEC

CAEP Technical Assistance Webinars

Upcoming 2024 Conferences

CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP Quarter 2 Expense Report

The Quarter 2 member expense report is to be submitted by the members no later than March 1, 2024. The consortium has until March 31, 2024 to certify the member expense report.

*Please note: during this report submission, each member will certify they have either expended the 2021-22 allocation or will return the remaining amount to the State

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CAEP Quarter 3 Student Data

The Quarter 3 student data is due by April 30, 2024 in TOPSPro for K-12 CAEP adult education providers and WIOA-funded community college noncredit providers. Additionally, the employment and earnings follow-up survey was due on the same day, April 30, 2024.

Deadlines and Deliverables

  • Mar 1: 21/22 and 22/23 and 23/24 Member expense report is due in NOVA. (Q2)*
  • Mar 31: 21/22 and 22/23 and 23/24 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q2) *
  • Apr 30: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q3)
  • Apr 30: Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey
  • May 2: CFAD for 2023-24 due in NOVA *

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Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program

Connecting Education to the Workforce - Employers and education partners aim to develop and attract a talent pool that demonstrates reliability, accountability, and initiative. However, to reach disconnected adults requires a deeper understanding of the factors that create instability in students’ lives and developing robust systems that support retention and success.The project addressed this problem of practice by facilitating case management training for regional counselors that focused on working with adult students disconnected from higher education.

Learn more about the Developing Career Capital in Adult Education Pathways and visit the Advancing California Adult Education website to view other Model Programs throughout California.

We invite you to review the two latest summary analysis reports completed by Hanover Research. The Executive Summary - 2022-2023 CAEP Governance Analysis may be supportive as governance structures and by laws are being reviewed.

The Executive Summary - 2022-2023 Annual Plan Review is structured around central themes such as plans and goals, educational needs, integration of services and transitions, and more.

The 2024-25 series from The Change Agent is titled “Our Digital Future.” They are looking for students to write about how they use digital tools for civics, health, managing finances and family needs, entertainment, and work. Especially interested in how students have figured out how to avoid scams and improve their media literacy, so they don’t fall for fake news. 

To learn more about how to write articles for The Change Agent click the below button.

Write For The Change Agent

CAEP National Briefing on High-Impact Practices

February 26th 10:00 a.m. PST

In partnership with the Chancellor’s Office, the California Department of Education, and CAEP Leadership, an independent research team led by Dr. Barbara Endel was commissioned to collect evidence-based high-impact practices from 12 of CAEP’s strongest programs. The intent was to document what is working well and how other programs in and outside of California can use the research for continuous improvement.

The project resulted in a set of exciting findings from interviewing 12 CAEP exemplars in Fall 2023. These findings merit CO/CDE/CAEP to share what is working with a national audience interested in knowing what California is doing well. Register for this webinar through the link below! 

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CAEP Technical Assistance Webinars

Coming Together as a Team to Address AB 1491 (Part I): Bylaws

February 22, 2024 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us at CAEP TAP as we delve into South Orange County Regional Consortium's strategic approach to the adoption of AB 1491, including fund management and improved transparency. We will examine the development of bylaws to guide consortium AB 1491, setting a new standard for consortium governance - don't miss out on this insightful webinar.

Coming Together as a Team to Address AB 1491 (Part II): Member Effectiveness

February 29, 2024 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Please join in the upcoming segment of the CAEP TAP webinar series - "Coming Together as a Team to Address AB 1491 Part II". This session focuses on defining member effectiveness. Consortium leads will share the process to develop member effectiveness tools and member technical assistance.

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Transition Peer Learning Circle (PLC)

February 21, 2024 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our Peer Learning Circle (PLC) series, which remains a space for Consortium Directors and Leads to engage. The upcoming PLC is dedicated to the exploration of transition strategies within our educational programs. This session provides an environment for leaders to exchange insights on the challenges, strategies, and frameworks that facilitate the progression of adult learners. We invite you to discuss the efficacy of your organization's practices and ideate with peers. Your experiences are invaluable—join us to both impart and gain wisdom with your peers from across the state.

Intended Audience: Consortia Directors' and Leads

To submit questions for the PLC contribute via this form.

Facilitator: Dr. Emma Diaz

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CALPRO Webinar: Career Counseling Models and Approaches

February 27, 2024, 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Career navigators and transition specialists can play a critical role in helping adult learners persist in education programs and improve their career prospects. In this webinar, we will discuss the impact of career navigation support and best practices with three career navigators/transition specialists from different regions of California. We will share student stories and further delve into what skills are needed to be an effective navigator/specialist, and how evolving technology has affected the world of job search and career counseling.

CALPRO Webinar: Career Counseling Models and Approaches −A Panel Discussion with Career Navigators and Transition Specialists

Panel members: Alex Jaco (Inland Adult Education Consortium), Carmen Becerra (Sequoias Adult Education Consortium), & Peter Tinkelenberg (South Bay Consortium for Adult Education)

Registration Information:

There is no registration fee to participate; CALPRO professional development opportunities are available to all California Adult Education Program (CAEP) agencies and employees. 

Register Today!

Join Justin and Michele all February for some mid-week PD positivity!

Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm

February 15th, 2024

Top 10 Ways to Teach Idioms and Slang in The Classroom--a Game-changing Approach!

Many ELT teachers feel that there is a missing piece. Their pupils are well prepared to pass tests, but when it comes to understanding real-world English, namely idioms, slang, and common reductions, they fall short and remain "outsiders" feeling isolated from the locals. Author "Slangman" David Burke will will offer game-changing, proven techniques and free materials that teachers can use immediately, including access to daily videos presenting the most popular up-to-the-second slang being created each day. This will additionally enable teachers to be one step ahead of their students who bring the newest slang into their classrooms and want to know what it all means. 

Presenter: "Slangman" David Burke

February 22nd, 2024

Helping Dreams Become a Reality: Critical Steps to Designing an Unforgettable and Impactful Citizenship Event

Designing an impactful and effective citizenship event requires putting together a number of critical logistical pieces as well as selecting the appropriate agencies and personnel. In this session, learn the items essential to creating a successful citizenship event. You'll walk away with a clear understanding of concrete steps necessary to plan, organize, advertise, and carry out a successful event!

Presenter: Angel Amaro

February 29th, 2024

Using Technology to Create an Engaging and Dynamic Classroom

This session will focus on how to use free technology tools and supplementary components from Ventures to bring variety and access to your classroom. Learn practical strategies and ideas to motivate students, improve communication and collaboration and supercharge students' digital skills.

Presenter: Helen Chade-Mahshi

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Upcoming 2024 Conferences

TDLS 2024- Registration is open!

Registration to the Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS) 2024 is open! This year in Northern California on March 1st and 2nd, at Fremont Adult School to be exact!

In-Person registration has been extended to Friday February 23, 2024.

Join us and learn with us at #TDLS24!

Register Today

Spring 2024 CUE Conference

On behalf of the CUE Staff and CUE Board we welcome you to the Spring CUE Conference!

Dates: March 21—23, 2024

Location: Palm Springs Convention Center

Spring Cue 2024 Website

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