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Tomorrow’s Lunch with LARAEC

EDD English Language Learner Grant Opportunity for IET Programs – PY 2022-23

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

PPIC: California’s Highly Educated Immigrants

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

CA Facing Ability-to-Benefit Webinar 

High School Equivalency/Proficiency 2022-23 Webinar Series 

Registration Now Open for TDLS

CAEP Deliverable Reminders
Deadlines and Deliverables

Tomorrow’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! 

EDD English Language Learner Grant Opportunity for IET Programs – PY 2022-23 

The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $18 million from the State of California General Fund for the English Language Learner (ELL) Integrated Education and Training (IET) Fund Program Year (PY) 2022-23 Solicitation for Proposal (SFP). 


The goal of this SFP is to support new or existing projects that incorporate an IET program model to prepare ELLs for in-demand, high quality jobs with sustainable wages. The grant focuses on utilizing sector-based strategies to develop new IET course offerings in partnership with employers and education providers, and utilizing documented best practices and evidence-based strategies to support ELLs with full wrap around services through their participation. Through this program, ELLs will obtain occupational skills for living wage jobs within in-demand industries in the project service areas. 


Proposals will be accepted from community-based organizations, adult education providers, California Community College districts or colleges, other education or training providers, labor organizations and labor-management partnerships, workforce intermediaries, and local workforce development areas. 


Individuals are not eligible to apply. 


Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2023. An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Please register through the Webinar Registration page by Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by February 22, 2023, at noon to [email protected]. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage

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

PPIC: California’s Highly Educated Immigrants 

Recent immigrants to California are among the most educated residents of the state. A majority (52%) of working-age immigrants (ages 25–64) arriving over the past ten years have a bachelor’s or graduate degree, compared to just 29% of immigrants arriving earlier and 41% of US-born Californians. Recent arrivals from Asia are particularly highly educated. But for every region of origin, the trend is toward much more highly educated immigrants. 


Access the full article using the link below to better understand the high levels of educational attainment for immigrants. 

PPIC Article

Upcoming CASAS National Webinar 

The February 2023 national webinar is a bi-monthly update on CASAS assessment, training programs, and other customer-focused topics. Agenda includes: 

  • Test Development Update 
  • CASAS Writing Assessments 
  • Summer Institute 2023 Preview 
  • CASAS eTests and TOPSpro Enterprise Tips 
  • Upcoming Events 


Registration is required.  


Attendees will not receive a certificate of attendance for this webinar. 


A recording of the webinar will be available on the CASAS website following the webinar. We hope these resources facilitate your implementation of CASAS testing! 


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

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During the 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.

During the webinar, Jay will provide an overview of the 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 upcoming face-to-face trainings and webinars:


CAEP Accountability for 2022-23: February 8, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

Burbank Adult School: February 16, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TOPSpro Enterprise Overview: February 23, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

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

High School Equivalency/Proficiency 2022-23 Webinar Series 

The California Department of Education is inviting chief examiners, test site administrators, school counselors, and others with a connection to the High School Equivalency (HSE) exams and the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) to attend this informational webinar series. This series of webinars will be offered during 2022–23 and is designed to provide new and timely updates regarding the HSE and proficiency exams. 



Sessions will be held on designated dates from 2 to 3 p.m. 


Session 2 | February 15, 2023  

Registration link:  


Session 3 | May 3, 2023  

Registration link: 


*Meeting materials will be emailed shortly before session dates.  

For additional information, contact Melissa Stockbridge at the Sacramento County Office of Education by email at [email protected]

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. 

Register to Attend

CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP Quarter 2 Student Data

The Quarter 2 student data was 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 was due on the same day, January 31, 2023.

If you have not done so already, submit these deliverables ASAP.

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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