Bay Section

Recognize the Amazing Staff in Our Adult SchoolsCCAE Bay Section Awards

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At our 2019 Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards on Saturday, March 2, 2019, we will honor an (1) Excellence in Teaching Award and an (1) Excellence in Support Services Award from each of the five chapters (Alameda, Contra Costa, Mid-Peninsula, North Coast, and Steinbeck). 

Any active member of CCAE in the Bay Section may submit a nomination for the Excellence in Teaching and/or the Excellence in Support Services Award. Here are the nomination forms:

Nominations are due Friday, January 25, 2019. Please consider taking this opportunity to recognize the good work of your colleagues who make things great for our students and adult schools. 

2019 Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards

CCAE at 75: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Don’t miss out on this popular event!

The conference will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education, 4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont, California. Continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Collaborate with your colleagues from northern California. Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from state- and national-level speakers. Four strandscomprised of more than 25 breakout sessionswill be offered, providing valuable, state-of-the-art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program!

Join more than 250 conferees and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your peers in adult education. Registration for the 2019 Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards is now open!


Register for the Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards. Registration includes admittance to every single session, panel discussions, access to the exhibit hall, continental breakfast, and lunch. Register before or on March 1, 2019, to take advantage of the Early Registration rate of: 

  • $50 CCAE Member

  • $60 Non-CCAE Member

  • $30 Presenter

  • Adult Student—FREE!

  • Award Honoree—FREE! 

Registration Includes:

  • Continental Breakfast

  • Adult Education Focused Workshops

  • Lunch

  • Door Prizes/50-50 Opportunity Drawing

  • Great Networking Opportunities

  • Vendors/Exhibitors

  • Guest Speakers

  • Excellence Awards 

Call for Presenters

CCAE Bay Section invite you to submit a proposal for the Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education, 4700 Calaveras Avenue, in Fremont, California from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The deadline to submit a presentation is February 14, 2019. 

Conference Strands 

Adult Education and Opportunity: Private Sector

  • Consortia workshop-curriculum alignment

  • Transition specialist

  • Community partnerships

  • Co-location, articulation agreements

  • Workforce Development Board relationships 

Adult Education and Opportunity: The Adult School Team

  • WASC and best practices for strategic planning

  • Workshops specific for classified

  • How we serve our school districts

  • Professional Development models

  • Interdisciplinary models e.g., ESL and Basic Skills, CTE and Basic Skills

Adult Education and Opportunity: Serving Adult Immigrants and their Families

  • EL Civics

  • Moving beyond “workforce training” to continue what has been our historical mission

  • Creating a safe space for students

  • DACA/Citizenship/Immigrant status

  • Immigrant Integration pathway

Classified Staff

  • Handling Workplace Change as an Employee

  • Office 365 for Educators

  • Organizing your office for operational efficiency and success

  • Speaking with Confidence

  • Team Collaboration using G Suite

  • Word Tips and Tricks

  • Workplace Wellness: Helping Your Stress In and Out of School

Exhibitor Opportunities

The California Council for Adult Education Bay Section invites you to exhibit at the 2019 CCAE Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards. This conference will bring together adult educators, literacy professionals, and directors from across northern California.

This is a great opportunity for you to participate in a sizable conference, drawing statewide participation. This year’s conference will offer over 25 workshops, and we expect more than 250 registrants from around the Bay Area. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education, 4700 Calaveras Avenue, in Fremont, California from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The deadline to register as an exhibitor is February 14, 2019. 

Secure your spot today before space sells out!

2018–2019 Bay Section Board Members

Tim Doyle
Past President
San Mateo Adult School

Barbara Martinez
President Elect
Pacific Grove Adult Education

Tom Reid

Section and State Awards Chair
Berkeley Adult School

Rob Lawrence
Martinez Adult Education
925.335.5890, Ext. 3985

Eric Saavedra
San Mateo Adult School

Tracey Levy
Vice President
Fremont Adult & Continuing Education

Dr. Bob Harper

Member at Large
Campbell Adult and Community Education

Stefanie Wright
San Mateo Adult School


The Bay Section is composed of Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Trinity counties.

Bay Section Chapters

Alameda Chapter
Vacant, President

Contra Costa Chapter
-Irma Toman, President

Mid-Peninsula Chapter
Vacant, President

North Coast Chapter
-Adam Springwater, President 

Steinbeck Chapter
-Barbara Martinez, President