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Below you will find conference presentations from the 2016 CCAE State Conference.
Collective Impact–Colleges, Adult Schools, Community Partners–What Research About Systems Change Can Tell Us
Adult schools are in a new period in their history. To achieve the outcomes expected of us by the state, adult schools will need to work with each other, with colleges, and with comm unity partners from many sectors. This is a new environment for us–in the old days we had connections, made referrals, but rarely collaborated the way we need to now. The workshop, a continuation of the keynote address, will give participants an insight into what collective impact looks like in practice. Participants will be given the opportunity role play to feel what it’s like to collaborate in this way, and we will also leave time for Q&A.
- Matthew Wilka, Associate Director, FSG Reimagining Social Change
Adult Education Administrator’s Role in Implementing College and Career Readiness Standards
Successful implementation of the CCRS relies on the leadership of administrators. Therefore it is critical to ensure that principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders and district leaders have the practical understanding of the CCRS needed to support the changes that teachers will need to implement. This session will provide an overview of the standards and a process to follow in supporting implementation.
- Marian Thatcher, Senior Researcher, CALPRO
- Mariann Fedele-McLeod, Sr. Advisor, CALPRO
- Cherise Moore, Senior Researcher, CALPRO
Apple TV + iPad = Interactive White Board
This session will demonstrate how an Apple TV connected to an iPad can be used to expand and enhance the adult education classroom. Learn how to connect and troubleshoot the Apple TV connected to an iPad. The presenter will show examples of how to use “Apple TV + iPad” in the classroom and participants will be introduced to a variety of free apps that can be used with ESL/ABE/ASE students. Lastly, learn how students can connect their personal Apple devices and share with the class. Prerequisites: Ownership of or access to an Apple TV and iPad are necessary if you want to participate along with the workshop. You are welcome to attend even if you do not have both devices.
- Francisco Pinedo, Soledad Adult School, OTAN Trainer
ASAP in the AEBG World
We will discuss the new AEBG requirements, accountability and reporting that will be required this year and in the future. What should you be concerned about? What data is required, suggested? How do you collect it and how do you record it. Bring questions about ASAP, suggestions and best practices to share with participants.
- Joel Meyer, President & CEO, ASAP Online Registration and Class Management Software
BLEND-IT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
Attendees will experience the importance of using blended learning in adult education classroom from both the perspectives of the teacher and student. The presenter will share best practices she has developed for her Family Literacy/ESL class and for her GED Preparation Class. Several of her students will share their experiences with blended learning and its impact on their learning.
- Suzanne Ludlum, Teacher, Oakland Adult & Career Education
CDE “Hot Topics”
The CDE “Hot Topics” presentation will include an update from the state perspective on the State Unified Plan, the implementation of the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and the Adult Education Block Grant. Discussion and facilitated Q&A will follow the update.
- Chris Nelson, Administrator, Adult Education Office at the California Department of Education (CDE)
- Amukela Gwebu, Education Programs Consultant
- Catherine Peacock, Education Programs Consultant
- Cory Rayala, Education Programs Assistant
Close Reading Strategies for Student Success
How can we help adult ESL learners develop the reading strategies and skills that will lead them to success in academic and workplace contexts? In this workshop the presenter discusses and participants explore three reading instructional strategies that help build student success including: responding to text dependent questions, citation of textual evidence, and collaborative reading and discussion.
- Ronna Magy, Teacher Trainer, LAUSD (ret.)
As we implement programs within our consortiums, this is a timely workshop that can give you the tools, materials, and strategies needed to ensure a smooth transition for adult education students who plan to attend college.
- DeAnne Susino, Teacher/ASE/ABE, Montebello Community Adult School
- Deanna Matsumoto, Teacher/ASE/ABE, Montebello Community Adult School
- Carrie Frogue, Teacher/ASE/ABE, Montebello Adult, Montebello Community Adult School
Energize Students with Interactive Assessments Using Computers/Mobile Devices
Energize a classroom using Interactive Quizzing web sites like Kahoot or Poll Everywhere, or provide 24/7 access to assessment and study material using Quizlet. Create the materials on your desktop for students to access from their smartphones. Go “home” with actual quizzes and flashcards that your students can start using immediately.
- Barry Bakin, Adult Teacher, LAUSD/DACE
ESL Pathways to College through a Successful Bridge Class
Presenters from Fremont Adult and Continuing Education and Ohlone Community College, members of South Alameda County Consortium (SACC), will share a successful transition model from Adult Education ESL Program to college ESL and beyond. Workshop participants will learn result-oriented collaboration strategies within SACC. The interactive presentation will cover the Bridge Course outline, student learning outcomes, and technological and professional development aspects of this innovative project. Participants will have access to the course wiki and other resources. Feedback in the form of collegial discussion is expected during and after the presentation. Internet access and projection equipment are required.
- Yelena Zimon, Fremont Adult and Continuing Education
- Martha Kehl, Ohlone College
Integrated Education & Training—Highlights from CALPRO
Supporting learners’ basic skills at the same time they are learning job skills is becoming more critical for learners in today’s job market, and is a focus of the new WIOA legislation. This presentation will explore 4 models for creating an integrated program, and will point you to opportunities to learn more. Integrated Education and Training is an effective way to help adult learners prepare for employment at the same time that they are building their basic skills. This presentation will provide an overview of four different program models for achieving this goal: co-teaching, alternating teaching, VESL/VABE specific class, and cluster VESL/VABE class. Each model will be described and advantages and disadvantages discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to share experiences, and will receive several relevant articles on the topic.
- Allison Pickering, Presenter, CALPRO
- Integrated Education and Training (PowerPoint)
Learn About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The nationwide transition from WIA to WIOA is only two months away. How has your agency prepared for this transition? This workshop identifies the four regional partners under WIOA, starting with the program for adult education and literacy, WIOA Title II. We will also identify the primary mission of the other WIOA partners— Titles I, III, and IV—and discuss how to partner with each.
- Jay Wright, CASAS
- WIOA Topics (PowerPoint)
Maintaining the Spirit of 1856! Immigrant Integration in the AEBG World
Although AB104 and the Adult Education Block Grant restored a dedicated funding stream for adult education, it may narrow what has been a core mission of public adult education in California since 1856. With AB104’s benchmarks, aligned to WIOA outcomes, will adult schools be only a workforce development system? Will we serve only students who are focused on post-secondary training? Come hear how the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education and its community partners have prioritized Immigrant Integration for our region. Hear about how that pathway can be rigorous and accountable enough to validate serving even the most marginalized students. Share your experience in your regions with colleagues in what will be an interactive workshop.
- Dr. Bob Harper, Director, Campbell Adult and Community Education
New Directions and Resources for Teaching California's Literacy Level Students
California serves an increasing number of literacy-level ESL learners. Unfortunately, many teachers work in isolation, with few opportunities to learn about and implement effective instructional approaches for these learners with limited formal schooling. This workshop aims to reassure teachers that they can be change agents for their literacy learners and for their colleagues in the field.
- Maricel G. Santos, Ed.D. San Francisco State University
- Elza Hess, M.Ed., Mills College
Reaching Out to Elected Officials
The presentation will discuss the importance of building positive relationships with lawmakers, elected officials and partner groups. The presentation will provide ideas, strategies and best practices for connecting with elected officials at a local and state level. The presentation will also cover gaining support from partner labor groups in the support of Adult Education.
- Filiberto Arizmendi, Teacher on Special Assignment, Montebello Community Adult School
- Joseph Zepeda, Administrator on Special Assignment, Montebello Community Adult School
- Reaching Out to Elected Officials (PowerPoint)
A Showcase of Adult Education Programs Implementing Burlington English
The Burlington English program offers a variety of courses for students: General English courses, EL Civics-based courses, Career Specific courses and now Career Pathways, as well as a complete CASAS Preparation system. These 3 adult education programs have utilized Burlington English to best complement their curriculum in very specific ways. San Mateo Adult School used a blended curriculum, English in America, for EL Civics. Hayward Adult School has extensively used the Burlington Career Extensions in VESL Computers and Careers class and Workplace Skills/General Office Certificate classes. Oxnard Adult School has utilized the Burlington CASAS In-Class Lessons to first familiarize teachers to the program with whole-class activities while targeting specific CASAS competencies.
• Diana Batista, Principal, Oxnard Adult School
• Daphne Lagios, El Civics Coordinator, San Mateo Adult School
• Julie Feferman Perez, Career Technical Education Program Advisor, Hayward Adult School
Student Leadership as Change Agent
Eisenhower said, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” As student leaders, this group is committed to be the voice and ally of their classmates, a helping hand to teachers, and mediators with the administration. They are open and receptive to not only listen, but also to generate change and take it to the student community. Student leaders of San Mateo Adult School will share their experience and discuss student leadership as an agent of change. The Adult School houses a large number of students in search of the necessary resources to enable them to improve their work skills, personal life, and often realize their academic goals.
• Lisa Dolehide, Student Council Staff Liaison, San Mateo Adult School
• Denise Carraasco, Student Council President, San Mateo Adult School
• Adriana Gonzalez, Student Council President, San Mateo Adult School
Total Participation Techniques
Learn Total Participation Techniques (TPT’s) that teach, reinforce, and make every student an ACTIVE LEARNER! Join this interactive session where you will be able to integrate TPT’s to quickly gauge the depth of student understanding of concepts being taught. Practice activities that require little or no advance preparation. Take away instructional strategies to use tomorrow.
- Siena Barroso, CTE TEACH Mentor/Teacher, Sweetwater Adult Education
- Teresa Matos, Adult CTE Coordinator, Sweetwater Adult Education
- Sylvia Yamaski, CTE TEACH Mentor/Teacher, Sweetwater Adult Education
- Total Participation Techniques (OneNote Link)
Turn Your Caterpillar into a Butterfly: Creating and Evolving Your Transition Program
Are you an adult school looking for concrete ideas to start or grow your transition program? We’ll share lessons learned from starting our program, including career assessment, effective student outreach strategies, and ideas for working with community partners. Presenters from Castro Valley Adult & Career Education, Chabot College, the local business community, and students will talk about the impact and benefits of using your transition program as the link from adult school to employment and post-secondary education.
- Linette Escobar, Transition Specialist, Castro Valley Adult and Career Education
Transcending Barriers: Adult Education as a Change Agent for Marginalized Populations
Students who have experienced marginalization can face difficult psychosocial issues that negatively impact their education. Transformative experience is often necessary before these students can find success in and after the classroom. Participants will explore this problem and what they can do in the educational setting to help students transcend these barriers to their educational goals.
- Mark Thomas, Instructor, ECS Adult Education Center, San Francisco
Using Multi-Media on Adultedcourses.org
OTAN hosts a Moodle server for the eligible adult education agencies. There are courses available with content for ABE, ASE and ESL. Additionally teachers can customize their courses by adding multimedia elements such as audio, video, and synchronous online meetings. Learn about PoodLL for Moodle, Adobe Connect and incorporating videos from Learn 360.
- Francisca Wentworth, ESL/Instructional Technology Coordinator, Jefferson Adult Education
- Using Multi-Media on Adultedcourses.org (PowerPoint)