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CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals is Still Open

CAEP State Priority Webinars and Peer Learning Circles

Lunch with LARAEC is Coming Your Way!

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Now Open 

Save the Date: 2023 CalWORKs Training Academy

Academic Innovations: Adult Education Leadership Institute May 10 and 11, 2023

WestEd's Adult Education: Using Data to Explore and Improve Equity and Impact Adult Education

CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series

CASAS’ TOPSpro Enterprise Overview Webinar

CAEP Deliverable Reminders
Deadlines and Deliverables

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open

The CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals is still open! Proposals have started to come in, so you don't want to miss out on this opportunity. The CAEP TAP welcomes adult education practitioners to submit a proposal to present a session at the upcoming CAEP Summit 2023, to be held in-person for the first time since 2019, at the Hilton Universal City, October 24-26, 2023.

The CAEP Summit 2023 is an opportunity for adult education practitioners to share and discuss innovative and effective promising practices, strategies, and other resources anchored in the CAEP State Priorities: Equity, Leadership, Learner Transition, Marketing, Program Development, Program Evaluation, and Technology and Distance Learning. Sessions at the CAEP Summit 2023 can either be 60 or 90 minutes to fit your needs. Additionally, since the Summit is two and half days, the chances of competing sessions taking place at the same time is reduced.


Access the complete call for proposal details, including the registration notes, by clicking on the following link. 


Proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2023. Applicants will be notified by: August 4, 2023. 


Submit a proposal today! 

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposal

CAEP State Priority Webinars and Peer Learning Circles

CAEP TAP has launched the CAEP State Priority Webinar Series and accompanying Peer Learning Circles (PLCs). In May, the Equity, Technology and Distance Learning and Learner Transition webinars and PLCs will be offered. 


The Advancing Digital and Social Justice in Adult Education series will be a three-part focused on the Equity and Technology and Distance Learning State Priority. Digital equity and social justice continue to be hot topics in education. But do we really know what these two concepts entail and how to unpack them in adult education? How often do school, district and state leaders stop to ask what empowers educators to implement culturally responsive strategies and practices? How often do educational entities include and partner with other stakeholders? In this webinar series, we will unpack digital equity, social justice, educator agency, and partnerships to understand their significance in creating inclusive educational spaces and close the digital equity gap. Attendees will engage in rich discussions addressing these topics, and leave with strategies and resources that can be implemented in their respective contexts.  


Part I will address the historical context of education, social justice, educator positionality, and teacher agency development. 


May 2, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  


Part II will examine current data on the digital divide, barriers, and strategies. We will be joined by representatives of the San Diego consortium, ByteBack, and the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network who will share their approaches to the following digital equity strategies; digital navigator, technology intake survey, and digital literacy tools. 


May 4, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


Part III will engage attendees in a lightly-facilitated discussion addressing current digital equity questions. 


May 10, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


Learner Transition in CA – A Deeper Dive is a two-part series. A goal for adult learners participating in CAEP is to transition to postsecondary education and employment. A critical need identified by practitioners is how to support adult learners with meeting their transition goals. In Part I of this webinar series, the 2021 Supporting Transition from Adult Education to Postsecondary Education and Employment research brief, authored by High Road Alliance, will be re-introduced and you will hear from a panel of practitioners from across the state about the ways in which they are innovating and collaborating to support learners in achieving their transition goals.  


May 9, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


In Part II of this webinar series, attendees will engage in a lightly-facilitated discussion to address current questions and strategies to increase learner transition. 


May 12, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


Lunch with LARAEC is Coming Your Way!

Ready for your midweek positivity pick-me-up? Then join Justin and Michele from the LARAEC office for some PD sunshine! Come check out the action this week!  


  • Thursday, April 27th at 12:30pm. Lunch with LARAEC will feature Voices from the Field: IET and the Importance of Student Input. LAUSD's Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) will discuss the importance of student input in the creation and selection of IET classes. Hear from experienced DACE IET teachers and its program specialist as they share considerations, successes, challenges, and insight around IET. 

Don't miss these exciting Lunch with LARAEC presentations! 


Grab your lunch and join us from 12:30 - 1:30pm.  The zoom link can be found at 


If you’ve missed any of Lunch with LARAEC’s previous presentations, you can find the recordings here: 


If you would like to submit a proposal for future lineups, please also visit the Lunch with LARAEC page.

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Now Open 

In 2022, the CAEP Office and CAEP TAP recognized the Inland Adult Education Consortium for meeting the regional need of comprehensive and rigorous professional development. In 2016, the Inland Adult Education Consortium started hosting the regional professional development day and have continued each year. The annual professional development day is divided into two categories: trainings from curriculum/assessment providers, presentations from community partner organizations such as the workforce development board and immigration services, presentations from instructional practitioners on best-practices, and themes that align to the CAEP State Priorities. The professional development helped to level-set the knowledge, skills, and expectations of classified, certificated teachers, and administrators. This annual event draws participants from across Southern California with attendance often exceeding 150 participants. Learn more about this model program, including the unique features of the program and their outcomes, by clicking the link here


The Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program nomination program is open for 2023! The CAEP Office welcomes nominations of California Adult Education Programs, demonstrating innovative, emerging, or model practices for the Advancing CA Adult Education Award and recognition at California’s CAEP Summit. Model CAEP programs must be aligned to approved CAEP program areas and the adult education state priorities: learner transition, program development, equity, leadership, technology and distance learning, program evaluation, and marketing. The adult education state priorities align with the CCCCO Vision for Success goals and the CDE Superintendent’s Initiatives. 


Benefits to participating in the project: 

  1. Showcase a new, emerging, and/or promising program. 
  2. Share practices with other adult education programs and practitioners. 
  3. A video capturing the highlights of the top two scoring programs is created. 
  4. All qualifying program nominations are published on the CAEP website. 
  5. All qualifying program nominations are recognized at the annual CAEP Summit. 
  6. Stories and videos may be highlighted at conferences throughout California and distributed to local, regional, and state officials. 

How to participate in the project: 

Nominations must highlight a California Adult Education Program (CAEP) approved program area and may be submitted by any CAEP funded agency during the open nomination period. This year’s nomination period is March 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023. All nominations will be reviewed for completeness and for how closely they address the rubric criteria stated on the nomination form. Incomplete nominations and nominations that do not address the rubric criteria will not be considered. 


To get started, go to the Request Support page on the CAEP website ( and register as a new user or login to the website. Once logged in, click on the box that says Submit Nomination.

Nominate a Model Program

Save the Date: 2023 CalWORKs Training Academy 

Realizing Equity: Cultivating Inclusive Human Services 

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is proud to announce the 2023 CalWORKs Training Academy (CTA). The CTA will take place December 5, 6, 7, 2023, at the Sacramento DoubleTree Hotel. The 2023 CTA will be a hybrid conference, with in-person plenary and workshop sessions, and all content made available virtually.  

A call for proposals will be issued as soon as the 2023 CTA abstract submission website goes live. CDSS strongly encourages workshop proposals that align with and promote the 2023 CTA theme: Realizing Equity: Cultivating Inclusive Human Services. It is a central goal of CDSS to offer workshops that provide CTA attendees actionable steps to foster and support a culture of equity and innovation in the work of public service programs. 

  • Look forward to an email from CSUS coordinators with a link to the CTA webpage and Call for Proposals  
  •  An All County Information Notice will be published confirming all CTA information 

If you are interested in receiving updates about their upcoming event, click here to be added to our Constant Contact list.

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Academic Innovations: Adult Education Leadership Institute May 10 and 11, 2023

Spend two days at the LaCumbre Country Club in a retreat setting to learn about and brainstorm solutions to today’s enrollment and employment crisis. Not just theory but practical solutions, you’ll learn about ways to not only increase enrollment but also increase your adult students’ successful transition into the workforce. 


See your adult school and consortium through the lens of the adult learners of today. You’ll leave with actionable strategies that will pivot your adult schools to growth and innovation. As we emerge from the darkest days of the pandemic and shift to the “new normal,” our keynote speakers and breakout topics focus on entrepreneurial models and innovative practices that are being successfully implemented in thriving California adult schools and consortia. 


To learn more about the leadership institute, including the keynote speakers and more, click on the following link. Use the same link to register to attend.


WestEd's Adult Education: Using Data to Explore and Improve Equity and Impact Adult Education

Registration Now Open! 

If you have any questions, contact Blaire Toso – [email protected] and Ayanna Smith – [email protected]


CAEP Consortium Management Series 

The CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series is still running strong! The purpose of the CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series is to engage CAEP consortia and members in a series of webinars aligned to the CAEP annual deliverables and effective management of the consortium. Each session in the series will provide an in-depth review of the deliverable and how to complete the deliverable in NOVA. Access the links below to learn more about each session and register! 

Budget and Work Plan for 2023-24: May 11, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


Quarterly Expenditure Reports for 2023-24: June 8, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


CAEP Consortium Management 101: August 9, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


CASAS TOPSpro Enterprise Overview Webinar

During the TOPSpro Enterprise Overview webinar, members of the CASAS team will provide an overview of the following:

  • Basic steps of TOPSpro® Enterprise.
  • Identify key features on the TE main menu.
  • Use data tables to review and clean up agency data, and meet quarterly submission requirements.
  • Input data manually, and through Import and export with third party systems.
  • Use TE accountability reports such as the CAEP Summary and CAEP DIR.

Register to attend the scheduled webinar using the link below.

TOPSpro Enterprise Overview: April 27, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP Quarter 3 Student Data

The Quarter 3 student data is due by April 30, 2023 in TOPSpro for K-12 CAEP adult education providers and WIOA-funded community college noncredit providers. Additionally, the employment and earnings follow-up survey is due on the same day, April 30, 2023.

CAEP CFAD for 2023-24

The 2023-24 CFAD, including the Consortia Report on Governance Compliance Rules and Procedures is due by May 2, 2023.

Quarter 3 Expenditure Report

The Quarter 3 member expenditure report is due in NOVA on June 1, 2023. The consortium will have until June 30, 2023 to certify the report.

CAEP Quarter 4 Student Data

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The Quarter 4 student data is due by July 15, 2023 in TOPSPro for K-12 CAEP adult education providers and WIOA-funded community college noncredit providers.

Annual Plan for 2023-24

The 2023-24 Annual Plan is due in NOVA by August 15, 2023. The Annual Plan is a subset of the CAEP 2022-25 Three-Year Plan.

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  • 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 *
  • Jun 1: 21/22 and 22/23 Member Expense Report due in NOVA (Q3)
  • Jun 30: 21/22 and 22/23 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q3) *
  • Jul 15: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q4) FINAL
  • Aug 15: Annual Plan for 2023-24 due in NOVA *
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