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Join CCAE's Learning Upgrade Launch Event and App Competition


Want to help your learners increase their learning time outside of the classroom? Want to experiment with an app that has helped thousands of adults increase their skills? CCAE members have exclusive access to a no-cost license for adult educators during Fall 2018! Sign up, receive your license, and enroll your learners in Learning Upgrade’s innovative ESL, ABE, and GEDⓇ/HiSETⓇ math courses! The CCAE-registered adult education program with the highest total learner hours completed by December 31, 2018 will win a grand prize of $1,000!

Learning Upgrade is a finalist in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. The mobile app features 960 CCRS-aligned lessons which learners can use on smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, or computers to complete lessons anywhere and anytime. Find out more at the CCAE Learning Upgrade Launch Webinar on October 22nd at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST. Please join us for this exciting launch. Registration is required, so sign up early.


2019 CCAE Conference
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Membership Update
October 2018

CCAE Membership Update: October 2018

Stay up to date with what is happening with CCAE by reading the October 2018 issue of the CCAE Communicator eNewsletter. Learn more >

South Coast Section Fall Conference, November 16-17, 2018

South Coast Section is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming South Coast Section Fall Conference in Palm Springs on November 16-17, 2018, at the Hilton Palm Springs located at 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California. The theme of this year’s conference is Adult Education: Where Stars are Made. Learn more >


Toyota Teacher of the Year

On Wednesday, August 22, Beth Detwiler was at Coliseum College Prep Academy teaching her normal morning family literacy class to a group of adult students when suddenly, her day was turned on its head. First, in walked OUSD Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell followed by a video crew. Minutes later, Johnson-Trammell introduced a visitor with a big surprise. Click HERE to read the press release about her surprise visit from the National Center for Families Learning. Learn more >


Classified Spotlight: Harvey Gunderman, Davis Adult & Community Education

By Grace Sauser, Principal, Davis Adult and Community Education, District Director, DJUSD AVID

Harvey Gunderman practically tripped and fell into Adult Education. “I never considered working in adult education, but now, it seems like it’s where I was always meant to be,” he says with his characteristic grin on his face. Harvey came to my attention 3 years ago when he was referred to me as an AVID tutor (AVID being my other hat in the district). I told him that I was looking for tutors for our adult night program, but, at that time, I had no resources to pay him. Read more >

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To help you advocate for Adult Education as an investment in America’s future, California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) and California Adult Education Administrators Association (CAEAA) have assembled these advocacy materials. These materials should help you showcase your success stories, garner press coverage, and motivate stakeholders to support adult education by contacting their legislators.


Professional Development

CCAE members can take advantage of a wide range of professional development opportunities sponsored by our partners CALPRO, CASAS, and OTAN. Learn more >

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CCAE is compiling a directory of Adult Ed providers which will include primary contacts, program areas they deliver instruction in, 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. Complete the Adult Education Data form for your Adult Ed school to ensure it is included in the directory.  

Platinum Institutional Members


The 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If you are an adult educator stand with us in this educational campaign to help funders understand the value we bring to students, workers and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth. If we educate, then we elevate.  Learn more >

Social Media

Stay connected with our mission to promote adult education, provide professional development, and effect change to best serve the needs and interests of adult education in California. Below is a link to our social media platforms to join and stay connected with us for exclusive opportunities for news, updates, and helpful information. Join us >

CCAE Membership

CCAE continues to take the lead in advocacy, professional development, and communication. Stay engaged and help make a difference! Join or renew your membership today!

travel benefits from ccae

Exclusive hotel savings for CCAE members. Save up to 55% over online travel agencies and enjoy the convenience of 24/7 concierge. A great option for personal vacations, quick weekend getaways, or business related travel! CCAE members receive discounted hotel rates through HotelStorm. This benefit can be used via the CCAE website. Remember to use the CCAE access passcode: CCAEperk