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LA Unified Creates EL Civics Census Materials for California
Deadlines & Deliverables
CAEP Summit 2019 Materials Available Online Soon
Last Data & Accountability Roadshow Fall Workshop
Upcoming Webinars
LA Unified Creates EL Civics Census Materials for California
LA Unified's Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) embarked on a journey to develop lessons for English language learners designed to address the four most common barriers to participation outlined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The result is a comprehensive series of instructional materials that adhere to the language and literacy objectives outlined by Objective 54.1 of the EL Civics Civic Objective and Additional Assessment Plan (COAAP).  

The curriculum is the cornerstone of DACE’s Census 2020 awareness campaign. Please go to to download the ESL classroom materials.

The assessments measure students’ knowledge of the importance of participating in the 2020 Decennial Census while testing students’ understanding of the questions appearing on the census. 

Some of the highlights of the materials include:
       Lessons are aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).
       Teacher’s manuals, student workbooks and assessments are divided by skill level (i.e., BL, BH, etc.).
       The teacher’s manual contains detailed lesson plans, including the lesson objective, structure, vocabulary, materials and references to U.S. Census educational videos.
       The student workbook is consumable.
       Worksheets are scaffolded to ensure students’ understanding of the materials and filled with evidence-based activities that will also address different students' learning modalities.
The LAUSD Census Curriculum Team, which took on this endeavor with a full understanding of how high-stakes the project was, surely delivered! A big thanks to Vanessa Little, Ed McBride and Jose Luis Montalvo. 

“'Let’s make all of our students count!' This phrase drove our curriculum team, which created and developed the rich and practical collection of instructional resources that will surely motivate and empower teachers and students who use them,” said Karla Galleguillos, the EL Civics Census project lead.

Galleguillos would also like to thank CASAS EL Civics Program Specialist Lori Howard for her guidance and feedback over the past six months.
Judy Mortrude, Senior Policy Analyst with CLASP's Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, was effusive in her response to the recently shared census curriculum for low literacy adults:

“Wow – So amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this with the field. We are sure this will get linked around the country. LA rocks!"
A link to the materials will also be posted on the National Coalition for Literacy website and on the CAEP census page.
Deadlines & Deliverables
NOVA Program Area 18-19 Certification Due Dec. 1

CASAS has recently updated the CAEP Program Hours Report for members using TE to show 18-19 instructional hours.

New TE features include an option to view the NOVA simple program area format in Report Setup, as well as options to expand CTE to include separate listings for Workforce Preparation (formerly known as Workforce Reentry) and Pre-Apprenticeship, and the ability to split ABE/ASE into ABE, HSE and HS diploma.

Also Due Dec. 1 in NOVA is the 17/18, 18/19 and 19/20 Member Expense Report (Q1)
CAEP Summit 2019 Materials Available Online Soon
Thank you to all who contributed to make the CAEP Summit 2019 a  huge   success! Thank you to all attendees, presenters, staff and volunteers!

The CAEP Office and CAEP TAP hope you received tools, tips and resources that will benefit you as you move forward in all programs and with three-year plan implementation.
In case you missed it or want to revisit some of the dynamic CAEP Summit 2019 presentations, CAEP TAP is in the process of uploading session presentations and handouts. We will organize and add the materials on the site soon.
Last Data & Accountability Roadshow Fall Workshop
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Join CAEP's Neil Kelly and Jay Wright from CASAS in person to cover new 2019-20 policy changes, updated methods and definitions for PY 19-20, review data and accountability, program metrics and more.

The last fall workshop is Nov. 21 in San Bernardino.

Upcoming Webinars
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Assessment to Instruction
Wednesday, Nov. 13
12 p.m.-1 p.m.

In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn how to connect CASAS results to instruction so teachers are informed about what their individual classes need for improvement. By generating reports, directors, coordinators and teachers know where students succeed and where they need more help. What reports are most helpful and how to read these reports will be covered so you can delve into your own agency reports and distribute them accordingly.

CAEP Data and Accountability Roadshow Q&A Session
Monday, Nov. 18
11 p.m.-12 p.m.

Still have questions related to the 2019-20 program changes? Join Jay Wright from CASAS for a Q&A session to answer questions related to updated methods and definitions for PY 19-20, data and accountability, program metrics and more.

Effective Vocabulary Instruction
Wednesday, Nov. 20
1 p.m.-2 p.m.

This webinar will feature a panel of vocabulary instruction subject-matter experts offering three perspectives. Dr. Terry Salinger will provide insights from research, Dr. Ramona Chauvin will lend her expertise on vocabulary instructional change and support and Guillermo Verdin will offer the practitioner perspective on effective vocabulary teaching practices.

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