Thank you to everyone referring new members to CCAE and participating in our opportunity drawing. Last quarter's winners are now out!
Congratulations to the winners!
To be eligible for next quarter's opportunity drawing, refer a friend to join CCAE here.
Sandy Matsumura started the Torrance Adult School (TAS) CCAE Chapter five years ago. She has kept the chapter up and running since then, in several roles such as President, President-Elect, and other various Chair positions. Sandy has represented Torrance Adult School and the CCAE Torrance Chapter by participating in South Coast Section meetings both online via Zoom and face-to-face. As a gracious host, she has also led the Torrance Adult School CCAE Chapter in meetings with legislators and attended Legislative Day several times in Sacramento.
As the senior Staff Assistant at TAS, Mrs. Matsumura is often the first face that students see when they walk into the main office or the first voice they hear when they call. She always has a cheerful, welcoming disposition that makes even Torrance Adult School second language learners feel comfortable and safe. Sandy is the "go-to" person for anything at TAS for teachers, students, and all staff. She has the answers!
Sandy Matsumura epitomizes an exceptional classified staff member at TAS, caring about the support and success of the students served at TAS. She consistently goes beyond the call of duty for the students, staff, and greater adult education community.
As an organization, we strive to be as valuable to our members as possible. Each year we use a survey to listen to our membership to learn how we can be our best. Your voice matters!
Avi is an extraordinary teacher who is the true master of juggling. He has been a gift in adult ed. and brings a bridge and model to our adult education world by aligning resources and knowledge used in his other teaching assignments at the university and community college level. He is an outstanding instructor who is devoted to his adult students’ success. He excels in curriculum development, ESL, and hybrid teaching and learning. He uses various formats to create an effective learning environment which engages and supports all students. He uses technology to provide lessons, presentations, and asynchronous and synchronous discussions.
Avi, a Canvas LMS guru, takes his teaching to the next level with the help of this powerful learning management system. With Canvas, Avi is able to create engaging and interactive lessons that keep his students on track and motivated. He uses the platform to post assignments, quizzes, and discussions, to provide feedback and support to his students in real time; and train teachers.
He models the use of technology as a tech-savvy teacher who has been using technology to engage his students in the online classroom like never before. From interactive multimedia presentations to gamified learning experiences, Avi has been using a variety of digital tools to create an engaging and dynamic learning environment that keeps his students motivated and on track.
Avi is the definition of life-long learner, he constantly seeks opportunities to grow professionally, and is a natural in building community and making his colleagues and students feel safe and heard. He has a commitment to lifelong learning and is an inspiration to his colleagues and his students alike. His dedication to ongoing growth and development sets an example for all of us to follow, reminding us that the learning process never truly ends and that there is always more to discover and explore.
Good Ideas for Improvement, Lots of Details to Work Out
Leaders of CCAE and CAEAA (California Adult Education Administrators Association) have jointly developed a response to the recent report of the Legislative Analyst's Office recommending an overhaul in the funding model for California adult education. CCAE and CAEAA see merit in a number of the interests of the report's recommendations. They see much need for study and dialog to develop the recommendations in ways that will maintain services to adult learners and maintain financial stability of CAEP consortium members. See their full response here.
A New Hire at Straight Up Technologies
A Venice Skills Center grad has joined the information technology company!
We know that getting used to the new "normal" hasn't been easy. Lingering post-pandemic changes and new challenges with getting students credentialed can affect your program and hamper student achievements.
On the bright side, with challenges come opportunities.
We at GED Testing Service have served our CA Adult Education partners and adult learners for over 70 years, and we've upped our game considerably in the past several years. We have new tools, improved systems and connections with employers to help AE programs and students be prepared for today's workforce.
Now's the perfect time to explore how the GED program can help make the learning experience better than ever. We'd love to hear from you!
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 WSBSFP2@edd.ca.gov. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.
All referring member names have been added to our quarterly drawing--one for each of the following categories: new member, renewing member, payroll deduction member, and referring member--and the results are in! Congratulations to the following winners, each will be awarded a $50 Target gift card!