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.
March 2019

2018-2019 SCAEC Board 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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Local Professional  Development Opportunity

March 22, 2019
CAEP TAP is offering a professional development opportunity focusing on getting the best out of students by supporting teachers to do better work together.

Lesson Study is a collaborative process by a group of teachers that can by used for all content areas and across schools and systems. Lesson Study will start or refocus a professional learning community, improve learner engagement and outcomes, expand instructional and assessment skills, and increase teacher job satisfaction.

The Lesson Study Institute will consist of the following:
  • A 75-minute pre-webinar - March 12, 2019
  • A full-day in-person training - March 22, 2019
The in-person training will take place at:

Clovis Community College, Herndon Campus
390 W Fir, Clovis, CA 93611
Building B, Room 309

Participants are encouraged to come as teams. A team can be from one school, or a couple of schools within the consortium. A team should consist of 2 or 3 teachers, and an administrator if possible.

For more information and registration links, please click on the image above.
Wildland Fire Classes Offered at Yosemite Adult School
Yosemite Adult School, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will be offering two Wildland Fire Classes in April and May. These classes are for student who already have experience as a Wildland Firefighter.

April 29 - May 1, 2019: NWCG S-219
This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of a Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB) and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage firing operations.

Click on flyer for more information.

May 6-8, 2019: NWCG S-215
This is an instructor-led course including units in firefighter safety in the interface, managing human factors in the interface, pre-incident planning, and more.

Click on flyer for more information.

California Adult Education Program (CAEP) Preliminary 2018 Report Now Available
The California Community Colleges Chancellor and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction are pleased to present the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) preliminary report. The report is a requirement of Assembly Bill 104.

The report, based on all data available at the time, addresses the following:
  • a summary of consortia annual plans funded under the CAEP
  • the consortia distribution schedule
  • the effectiveness of consortia
  • the types and levels of services

Click on the photo above to view the report.

U.S. Census Bureau Employment Opportunities
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting people for a variety of jobs to assist with the 2020 Census count. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

Candidates must complete an online job application. The application includes assessment questions about education, work, and other experience.

California Adult Education Webinar Series Schedule
California Adult Education and the AEBG Technical Assistance Project (TAP) host a series of webinars and events to provide professional development, technical assistance and important CAEP updates and information. Check the CAEP webinar page for a complete schedule.
  • Wednesdays are designated for professional development.
  • Fridays are designated for policy/state updates.
Upcoming webinars:

March 13, 2019
Low Hanging Fruit - How to Improve Student Performance of those already in the System -
Part 3

March 22, 2019
Interest-based Decision Making: How to Find Win-Win Solutions for Groups

March 25, 2019
CAEP Data Dive Part 1

March 27, 2019
CAEP Data Dive Part 2

April 8, 2019
CAEP Data Dive Part 3

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

March 14, 2019
Minds That Move Us: Challenging Communities to Innovate in Education

Professional Development by CALPRO
CALPRO is offering numerous professional learning opportunities for March and April 2019.

CALPRO Highlights
Professional Development by CASAS
Review the CASAS training sessions for March 2019 at the link below.

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.
LINCS Community of Practice E-Training:
Preparing Adult English Language Learners for State-Adopted Academic Content Standards
Three new e-trainings are available to support implementation of English language proficiency (ELP) standards - and academic content standards - for adult English Language Learners (ELL).

These ready-to-use e-learning courses will get you started in using ELP standards to support ELLs' academic language development and engagement in content-area instructional activities.

Module One: Introduction to the ELP Standards for Adult Education

Module Two: Analyzing Student Tasks in Relation to Content Demands, Thinking Skills, and Language Use

Module Three: Digging Deeper into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education


Central Valley Regional CATESOL Conference
April 6, 2019
The Yosemite and Saroyan chapters of CATESOL invite you to Modesto Junior College on Saturday, April 6th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm for an English Language Educators Regional Conference.


Participants will enjoy:

  • a variety of presentations focused on relevant topics
  • interactive speed-dating style teaching tips
  • publishers' exhibits

The link below provides information about this event, including access to registration and proposal submissions.
California Council for Adult Education (CCAE)
Legislative Day
April 8-9, 2019

Make plans to attend CCAE's Leg Day event, beginning on Monday, April 8th in Sacramento.  Members and students will be converging on the Capitol to speak with their local legislators.

CCAE is offering two Interactive Leg Day trainings on March 15, 2019 and April 5, 2019. These webinars will cover the necessary knowledge, as well as important tools, for talking with legislators and decision-makers.

Register for the March 15, 2019 webinar.


California Council for Adult Education (CCAE)
2019 State Conference
April 24-28, 2019

Collaborate with your colleagues from around the state on April 24-28, 2019 in San Diego, CA.

Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from state- and national-level speakers. Ten strands, comprised of more that 100 breakout sessions, will be offered, providing valuable, stat-of-the-art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program!

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

Hotel reservations at a special conference rate are currently available at the link below.

Registration is now open.

2019 California Adult Education Program (CAEP) Summit
October 29-30, 2019

The 2019 CAEP Summit will be held on October 29-30, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Request for proposals and summit registration will be open Spring 2019.



OTAN Teachers' Digest

The February edition of the OTAN Teachers' Digest is available! Articles include information about web-based class activities and online resources related to February events.
Practical Resources for Young Adults with Disabilities
Please click on the links below for resources to assist young adults with disabilities in transitioning to adulthood. 

Salary Surfer
To help students and their families make important decisions about investing time and money in a college education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, through Salary Surfer, is providing comparative information about the earnings of recent California Community College graduates. 

Salary Surfer uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. 

COABE Adult Educator Resource Repository
Need help working with your students?

Find lesson plans, videos, apps, conference presentations, and professional development resources uploaded by practitioners and expert presenters. Membership with COABE is required to access these resources. 

USA Learns - Free Online Courses in US Citizenship and English
USA Learns is a free website created by the Sacramento County Office of Education to help adults learn English and prepare for U.S. Citizenship. 

The website teaches English by providing engaging videos and educational activities. Learners have the opportunity to learn English independently or with the support of their teacher. 

Teachers may access the USA Learn for Teachers website that enables adult educators to easily create online courses and monitor their students' progress as they complete the activities and lessons.

Fresno County Library Online Services
The Fresno County Library offers a wide variety of online services. General information that can be found at

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. 

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. 

Contact for assistance.