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Call for Proposals – ACCE Spring 2023 Conference

Next Week’s Lunch with LARAEC

CALPRO IET Implementation Clinic Application Now Open! Apply by February 17, 2023

College of the Redwoods is Hiring an Adult and Community Education Director

WestEd’s Adult Education: Gateway to College and Living Wage Employment

CASAS’ CAEP Accountability Face-to-Face Training Coming to a City Near You

CA Facing Ability-to-Benefit Webinar 

Registration Now Open for TDLS

CAEP Deliverable Reminders
Deadlines and Deliverables

Call for Proposals – ACCE Spring 2023 Conference

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Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the ACCE Spring '23 Conference, taking place on March 2nd and 3rd, which will be fully online.  The theme for this year is CONNECT! and each workshop session will be 1:15 minutes. You can interpret the theme as a way to inspire others to action; to train others on meaningful ways and tools for connecting with partners, resources, community, policy makers, consortia, ASCCC, CCCCO, vendors, credit programs and pathways, universities, and so much more! You tell us! 


Proposals are due at 5 p.m. on February 01, 2023. Proposals will be reviewed by the conference planning team. Should your proposal be accepted, you will be contacted by Tuesday, February 7th. 


Questions? Please contact your ACCE Community and Continuing Education Council Leaders.  


Community Education Council Leaders: Lorrie Berry, [email protected]; Chris Jensen: [email protected]  

Continuing Education Council Leaders: Maryanne Galindo [email protected]; Alfred Ramirez [email protected] 

Next Week’s Lunch with LARAEC

Grab your lunch and join Justin and Michele for Lunch with LARAEC on Thursday, February 2nd at 12:30pm. They'll be welcoming Alisa Takeuchi as she discusses the new (and free!) USA Learns "Integration ESL" course.  The course covers civic, workplace, linguistic, economic, and local integration topics. It includes multimedia elements that teach intermediate English and digital literacy skills and can be a great supplement to any program!  If you're looking for great resources for your instructors or your classroom, don't miss this episode of Lunch with LARAEC! 


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   


See you on Thursday! 

CALPRO IET Implementation Clinic Application Now Open! Apply by February 17, 2023

The California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) and the California Department of Education are pleased to offer a unique professional learning opportunity! Join other agency teams of ESL instructors, CTE instructors, and program administrators for an Integrated Education and Training (IET) Implementation Clinic.  



Apply online at by Friday, February 17, 2023, at 5:00 pm. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February 24, 2023. Cohort size: up to 8 agency teams composed of 3 staff per cohort (up to 24 participants). Each member of your 3-person agency team is required to submit an application. 



There are four principal features of this unique online professional learning opportunity, which is open to up to 8 agency teams (each team is composed of 3 staff members).  

1) Two day-long virtual training sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive planning and curriculum development activities as well as to share best practices.  

2) Live, interactive discussion through three 75-minute online webinars with engaging guest speakers, seasoned facilitators, peer mentors, and colleagues from around the state (see below for complete details). In each meeting we will: 

  • Highlight the relevancy and value of the featured topic for the work that we do 
  • Explore best and promising practices in the featured topic 
  • Learn from subject matter experts and peer mentors on effective related strategies 
  • Share successes and common challenges with fellow teachers and program administrators 
  • Get help on solving issues we face 

Topics will be tailored to the needs of the participating practitioners and identified through the application process and may include: 

  • Starting Strong: Developing the Team Teaching Partnership 
  • Co-Teaching & Alternating Teaching: Which Model, Why, And How? 
  • Developing a Single Set of Learning Objectives & Integrating Lesson Plans 
  • Building an Integrated Syllabus 
  • Promising Intake & Onboarding Strategies for lET  
  • Action Planning: Process considerations, potential challenges, and solutions to address challenges. 
  • IET and Distance Learning: Considerations & Strategies  

3) Ongoing online discussions, sharing, and resource creation through a designated private group within CALPRO’s online Community of Practice.   

4) Completion of a capstone project and presentation of the project at the second day-long session.

Click on the link below to access to full details related to the Implementation Clinic.

CALPRO Implementation Clinic

College of the Redwoods is Hiring an Adult and Community Education Director

The College of the Redwoods is hiring for the position of Director, Adult and Community Education at their Eureka Downtown location. Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, the Director is charged with managing the college’s Adult and Community Education Department including managing the daily operations. The Director supervises instructional sites, supervises faculty and program staff, and oversees grant management, including the Adult Education Block Grant. This leadership plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the operations and activities of adult education (non-credit) and community education (not-for-credit) classes and services. The Director represents the College within the scope of the assignment as appropriate to the state of California educational codes, rules, and regulations. The Director also represents the college in the local community.  


Review the complete position details by clicking on the link below. 

Position Details

WestEd’s Adult Education: Gateway to College and Living Wage Employment Training

Join your colleagues for a full-day shared exploration of your regional labor market information, nuanced demographic data, and pathway planning & mapping. All trainings are tailored to your region. 


Registration Now Open!


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


Topic Highlights: 

  • Understanding local data to identify, inform and build pathways, including labor market, local workforce and equity needs, inverse staffing occupations across industries, such as health care and manufacturing. 
  • Navigating dashboards, data sources, and partnerships to identify gaps in offerings and targeted programming to build seamless pathways. 
  • Using an Opportunity Map to identify student centered transitions and goals along a pathway, including the need for bridge programs, on and offramps, concrete employment and education/training opportunities along a career pathway. 
  • Identifying core components of effective sustainable pathways. 
  • Full Training Description 

Participant feedback on the workshop: 

  • Hands on work with the dashboard. Seeing labor market statistics and accompanying explanations. Rich questions and subsequent discussions. Dashboard was awesome! 
  • All the databases, tools, and resources for LMI and correlation to potential careers. 
  • I'll apply more data resources to strategically contribute to the design of pathways in my region. 
  • Support department leadership in shaping decision-making by reminding/pointing to data.

CASAS’ CAEP Accountability for 2022-23 NEW Webinar and Face-to-Face Training

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During the webinar and face-to-face training, Jay will provide an overview of quarterly and end of year CAEP data collection requirements, and steps for intake, update, and follow up reporting. During the training, new requirements will be identified and a review of existing guidelines for CAEP reporting, including initiatives at the federal level that may impact state reporting. Updates of CAEP reports and other tools that are available in TOPSpro Enterprise will be provided. State and federal level guidelines that affect CAEP data collection will be identified, and guidance to implement them at the local level will be provided. Lastly, practices for student enrollment, participation, and assessment implementation will be identified to ensure agency compliance and promote student success.

Register to attend one of the upcoming face-to-face trainings:

Silicon Valley Adult Education: January 26, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


San Bernardino Valley College: February 15, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register to Attend

CA Facing Ability-to-Benefit Webinar

Ability to Benefit (ATB) is a critical equity strategy, ensuring that adult dual enrollment opens doors to postsecondary for adult education students. In 2022, the US Department of Education conducted a negotiated rulemaking process, reaching consensus on only one issue that impacts public postsecondary institutions - ATB. Come learn how partners are building pipelines in partnerships between adult education and CTE, and learn how to ensure that your career pathway efforts meet the new criteria and process that is expected to be established by 2024. 


Join Judy Mortrude, Senior Technical Advisor, World Education, Inc. on February 14, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for this webinar. Click the link below to register. 

Register to Attend

Registration Now Open for TDLS

March 3 and 4, 2023 (in-person and online event) 


The Technology and Distance Learning Symposium is OTAN’s annual conference with dynamic, hands-on presentations and lively discussions that show participants how to integrate technology to enhance the learner experience, extend the classroom to learners through blended and distance learning, and help adult education programs be more effective and efficient. 


TDLS is ideal for teachers, coordinators, administrators, and support staff at California adult education agencies under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, WIOA Title II — the federal grant administered by the Adult Education Office at the California Department of Education — as well as adult education staff who work at school districts, community colleges, community or faith-based organizations, volunteer literacy organizations, public or private nonprofit agencies, public libraries, state agencies, and correctional facilities. 


The Call for Proposals are now closed! 


Register now! 


Registration will close when registration reaches 1200 participants. 

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CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP Quarter 2 Student Data

The Quarter 2 student data is due by January 31, 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, January 31, 2023.

CAEP Quarter 2 Expense Report

The Quarter 2 member expense report is to be submitted by the members no later than March 1, 2023. The consortium has until March 31, 2023 to certify the member expense report. *Please note: during this report submission, each member will certify they have either expended the 2020-21 allocation or will return the remaining amount to the State.

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  • Jan 31: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q2)
  • Jan 31: Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey
  • Mar 1: 20/21 and 21/22 and 22/23 Member expense report is due in NOVA. (Q2)*
  • Mar 31: 20/21 and 21/22 and 22/23 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q2) *
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