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.
May 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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Webinar Today!!

Join us for a CALPRO webinar co-presented by SCAEC, Madera Adult School, and Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium. 

WIOA Title I and II Collaboration:
Best Practice in Action
Tuesday, May 7th
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Sherri Watkins, Executive Director, SCAEC
  • David Raygoza, Principal, Madera Adult School
  • Michelle Santesteban, Transitions Specialist, SCAEC
  • Karen Malkiewicz, Principal, Elk Grove Adult School
  • Jennifer Barrett, Program Administrator, Elk Grove Adult School
The session will present two models of collaboration in practice between WIOA Title I and II Providers.  The session will focus on practical examples and discussion of the benefits and approach to collaboration to benefit students and clients including referral processes, unduplicated services arrangements, alignment and pathways.  The session presenters will also describe the challenges of initiating and expanding collaboration, and examples of their success.

Attention Teachers!
COABE XPRIZE Learning Upgrade Available

You can now enroll your learners into the XPRIZE winning app Learning Upgrade at no cost with the COABE XPRIZE Code 1177!

Learners have access to 21 courses including English, math, and GED/HiSET prep.  You can track the progress of each learner with detailed reports.

To sign up for an XPRIZE tracking account, just fill in this form. You will receive an email with instructions.

Google Applied Digital Skills
Are you using Google's free, online digital literacy curriculum for adults?  Applied Digital Skills uses video-based and project-based lessons to walk students through projects like making a resume, applying for a job, or making a business plan from start to finish. It uses free G Suite that you can access right from your Gmail account.

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.

Upcoming webinars:

May 8, 2019
9 Ways to Help Students Persist

May 10, 2019
Census 2020: Making Half a Million Jobs Count

May 21, 2019
Google: More Innovative Ideas for Collaboration

June 5, 2019
Planning Mindset

June 19, 2019
Sacramento COE: CAEP Agency Performance and Persistence Face to Face Training

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

May 20, 2019
TABE 11/12 and TASC High School Equivalency Updates and Overviews

May 15, 2019
Another Option: Competency-Based High School Diploma for Adults

Professional Development by CALPRO
CALPRO is offering numerous professional learning opportunities for May and June 2019.

CALPRO also offers many self-directed courses for you to choose from. Each self-directed course contains 12-15 hours of self-study materials, presented in a variety of media.  These courses are organized into units; participants may choose to do as few or as many units as they wish. Self-directed courses include:
  • Advising the Adult Learner: The Teacher's Role
  • Adult Learning and Development
  • Introduction to College and Career Readiness Standards
  • Middle-Skills Job Preparation for Adult Education
...and many others!

Professional Development by CASAS
Review the CASAS training sessions for May 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


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 April edition of the OTAN Teachers' Digest is available! Articles include information about web-based class activities and online resources related to February events.
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.

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
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.   

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

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.