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CAEP Deliverable Reminders

Deadlines and Deliverables

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program: Recycling Lives (RL)

East Region Adult Education Consortium Hiring Project Manager

ALRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Overview for 2024

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nominations OPEN!

CAEP Consortium Leadership Academy (CLA) Applications Open!

CalPro Research Forum Webinar: Supporting Student Success Through SEL

CAEP Technical Assistance Webinars

Lunch with LARAEC

CAEP Consortium Director's Corner

CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP CFAD for 2024-25 The 2024-25 CFAD, including the Consortia Report on Governance Compliance Rules and Procedures is due in NOVA by May 2, 2024.

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CAEP Quarter 3 Student Data

The Quarter 3 student data is due by April 30, 2024 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, April 30, 2024.

Deadlines and Deliverables

  • Apr 30: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q3)

  • Apr 30: Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey
  • May 2: CFAD for 2024-25 due in NOVA *
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Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program

Kern Adult School launched the Recycling Lives course to provided adult learners with the principles of recycling glass including entrepreneurship and business fundamentals in response to increased homelessness, long term unemployment, substance abuse, and previously incarcerated individuals in need of job readiness/workforce development opportunities.

A multi-agency collaborative partnership was created to infuse education and workforce development in a concerted effort to assist the hardest to serve return to living wage employment. Bakersfield Adult School (Kern High School District) partners with County of Kern, Kern Alliance for Business (a non-profit public benefit corporation serves as the non-profit arm of Employers’ Training Resource (ETR)) and Foundation for Community College.

Learn more about the Recycling Lives (RL) model program and visit the Advancing California Adult Education website to view other Model Programs throughout California.

Job Opening Project Manager

The East Region Adult Education Consortium in East San Diego County is hiring a Project Manager for the consortium. To learn more click the link below which will also provide an overview of the application process and how to obtain the job opening notice.

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ALRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Overview for 2024

The ALRC seeks fellows interested in building on their existing skills to engage in hands-on research training and mentoring to improve knowledge about and outcomes for adults with low literacy. Fellows will conduct studies and publish articles in high-impact research journals in fields such as reading, adult education, psychology and applied linguistics. Fellows will corroborate on existing projects, develop independent research agendas, and build professional skills including grant-writing and dissemination at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. ALRC fellows will be well-poised to serve in research positions at universities, nonprofit or for-profit research institutions (e.g., ABT Associates, MDRC and the American Institutes for Research), government agencies and advocacy organizations.

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Don't miss this golden opportunity to showcase the remarkable progress and innovative strategies your program has implemented throughout the year! We invite you to honor these achievements by submitting your nomination for the Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Recognition. You will have an opportunity at the CAEP Summit 2024 to be celebrated by your peers. Hurry, as the nomination window closes on May 30, 2024. Visit our model program nomination portal to discover the criteria and rubric details. Celebrate your program's accomplishments—nominate today!

Nominate Today!

Applications are open for the CAEP Consortium Leadership Academy (CLA)! The intended applicant is new to their role within the last 3 years. If you believe the CLA is perfect for you, but fall outside that criteria email TAP to discuss additional options.

The application window will close June 15, 2024 and notifications will be sent out at the end of June. The CLA program was created to build the capacity of consortia leads, directors, and co-chairs to effectively lead their consortium through a student-centered leadership approach.

To learn more email or complete the application by clicking the button below.

Apply Today!

Research Forum Webinar:

Supporting Student Success Through Social and Emotional Learning

April 18, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) encompasses developing essential skills for self-awareness, self-management, responsive decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. Incorporating SEL principles in adult education programs holds great promise in empowering adult learners with the skills needed for personal growth, career success, and active participation in society. We will also discuss how educators can develop their own social-emotional skills not only to grow and model those skills but also to promote educator well-being. Join this webinar to explore related frameworks, best practices, and resources to implement SEL in your program.

Presenters: Kimberly Kendziora (American Institutes for Research), Sachiko Ozaki Oates (CALPRO/ American Institutes for Research), Steven A. Casperite (Placer School for Adults), and Veronica Tylor (Los Angeles Unified School District’s Division of Adult and Career Education)

Registration Information:

There is no registration fee to participate; CALPRO professional development opportunities are available to all California Adult Education Program (CAEP) agencies and employees.

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CAEP Technical Assistance Webinars

Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based Accelerated Learning: Training Models that Align to Local Population and Workforce Needs Part I

April 4, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join WestEd for a three-part series. You are welcome to attend one or all three of these workshops that feature the identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of accelerated learning models for adult learners. This first part of the series; Accelerated Learning Models that Align to Local Population and Workforce Needs, will introduce approaches that support accelerated learning, center adult learners and include the key decision points and considerations for a program, including creating an advisory team, a design, team, identifying and analyzing data to make decisions that can lead to ensuring that the program will serve a need in the local labor market and the adult education population, and creating an evaluation or continuous improvement process from the beginning to inform ongoing efforts and sustainability.

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Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based Accelerated Learning: Training Models that Align to Local Population and Workforce Needs Part II

April 8, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join WestEd for the second part of this series; Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based Accelerated Learning: Training Models that Align to Local Population and Workforce Needs webinar will briefly review the models, process, and data needed to create an accelerated learning model. It will feature programs that are successfully implementing accelerated learning models, including a discussion on their decision-making process, their design and partner engagement approaches, recruitment and retention strategies, and sustainability efforts.

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Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based Accelerated Learning: Training Models that Align to Local Population and Workforce Needs Part III

May 1,2024 2024 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join WestEd for the final session of this three-part series. This webinar Determining if your Accelerated Learning Model is Working: Continuous Improvement and Evaluation, will focus on including an evaluation or continuous improvement (CI) component to the accelerated learning model from the start. It will include types of evaluation and CI processes and how a program chooses which to implement. An evaluation process will be introduced, including identifying relevant outcomes, data points, analysis, and how to use the evaluation analysis to inform program development and stakeholders. Programs will present on how they use an evaluation or CI process in their accelerated learning program.

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April 5, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

SAVE THE DATE! Leveraging Braided Funding Opportunities for Community College Noncredit CAEP Program Development

Inviting all Noncredit consortium directors, leads, and community college members to join CC TAP for a webinar on Leveraging Braided Funding Opportunities for Community College Noncredit CAEP Program Development.

In this hour-long webinar, gain knowledge on how to effectively leverage multiple funding sources and learn strategies to create cohesive and sustainable braided funding streams. Leverage Perkins funds, WIOA II, SEAP and many other funding streams. And finally, learn how to use funding resource guides such as the CCC Compendium of Allocations and Resources for your program.  

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The Lunch with LARAEC

PD Positivity Train is Coming Your Way in April. 

Join Justin and Michele Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm!

April 4, 2024 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

Differentiating Instruction to Increase Engagement and Outcomes

There are several factors that can impact a student’s learning experience, including the quality of teaching, class size, relationships with peers and teachers, and other everyday factors. However, learning disabilities are often overlooked when considering these factors. How can we address this issue and differentiate instruction to better serve adults with learning disabilities?

Presenters: Martha Martinez and Sandra Lopez are advisors with the Division of Adult and Career Education at LAUSD.

April 11, 2024 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

Preparing Students for Academic, Career, and CASAS STEPS Assessment Success

Every day, teachers are faced with the two-fold challenge of equipping students with the complex skills needed for academic and career success, while simultaneously preparing them to demonstrate Measurable Skill Gains on the new CASAS STEPS assessments. In this session, we will explore how the Burlington Core standards-based curriculum and Prepare for CASAS STEPS Test Practice address these challenges. We will also discuss ways teachers can bring more rigor into their classroom to prepare students for success on CASAS STEPS tests – and in life! 


Miranda LaBatt has a strong background in education and technology. She works with Julia Groman to provide strategies and support for school-site personnel.

April 25th, 2024 12:30 PM

Leadership and Innovation in the Classroom: Understanding Disruptive Innovation and Leadership Implementation 

Leadership and innovation don’t only come from school administrators. Teachers are leaders and innovators every day in their classrooms. This presentation will focus on identifying your leadership style, understanding the 5 skills of disruptive innovation and putting your leadership skills into best practice.


Mitch Rosin has worked in the workforce/education/career tech field for more than 25 years. Emma Diaz is the director of the Inland Empire Adult Education Consortium.

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CAEP Directors' Corner

Consortium Directors' Peer Learning Circle (PLC)

The Consortium Directors Peer Learning Circles serve as a specialized forum for Consortium Leads, Co-Leads, Managers, and Directors. This platform offers a unique space to engage in discussions on challenges, queries, and distinctive scenarios frequently experienced by Consortium Leads, who often navigate the complexities of both the Community College noncredit system and the K12 system. It provides an invaluable opportunity for leads from across California to exchange ideas, find thought partners, and disseminate strategies and best practices, thereby fostering excellence throughout the state.

Please use this form to express areas of interest for future PLC's.

Directors' Corner | Discussion

The Directors' Corner serves as an online platform designed to promote the exchange of ideas and facilitate access to colleagues throughout the state. Additionally, the Canvas Course is a repository of consolidated resources for Consortium Leads/Directors. This platform aims to foster a robust networking environment, allowing for the seamless sharing of queries, resources, and insights on various scenarios among directors throughout the State.

Consortium Leads will be granted access. If you do not have access, please email

Discussion Board

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