South Coast Section

South Coast Section Fall Conference
November 16 and 17, 2018

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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.

Resources:

 

Call for Presenters

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This year, the Conference Planning Committee is looking for presenters in the areas of AEP, Adult Ed Consortia Issues, Data Management for CAEP including Immigrant Integration Metrics, Best Practices-ESL, ABE/ASE, CTE, Math Strategies, Career and College Readiness and Transition Programs, English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), Blended/Flipped Learning, Mobile Learning, 21st Century Skills, Project-Based Learning, Formative Assessments, Apprenticeship Programs and Successful Community Partnerships, as well as professional development topics for support services personnel.  

We especially encourage chapter teachers and classified staff of South Coast Section to present at the conference. This year, the Conference committee is giving an incentive of $100.00 per chapter of our South Coast Section for having at least one presentation from their chapter. 

Deadline for submitting Presenter Application: October 24, 2018.  Notification of application status: October 29, 2018

 

Conference Hotel Information
Hilton Palm Springs

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The Conference hotel is the Hilton Palm Springs located at 400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, in Palm Springs, California. 

Room Rate:

  • $149.00 + tax per night single or double occupancy. Rate valid until October 20, 2018 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

  • First night charged at reservation. 72-hour cancellation notice is required.


CCAE South Coast Awards

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Nominations are now closed for the CCAE South Coast Awards. Nominations may be submitted in the following categories: Special Recognition Award, Kirk McKeever Award, Jo Smith Award, CCAE Excellence in Teaching Award, and CCAE Excellence in Support Services Award. The deadline to submit a nomination was Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

 

Special Recognition Award

Description: From time to time a situation presents itself when it would be appropriate to recognize a particular individual, but the accomplishments of that individual do not meet the criteria of the four awards listed. The Special Recognition Award is provided to fill that void. Past recipients have been adult educators, elected officials, and community leaders.

The 2005 awardee, Cleve Pell, is a good example of someone who is eligible for this award. Mr. Pell was Director of a large adult school program and made many significant contributions to his school and to Adult Education in general. Since he was never directly or actively involved in CCAE, he was not eligible for the Kirk McKeever Award.

However, as the Director of his adult school, he always attended CCAE conferences. He funded, and in fact encouraged his staff to attend, participate and present at conferences, also supporting members of his chapter to serve in key CCAE leadership roles.

To Nominate: A candidate for this award may be nominated by a chapter president, school administrator, South Coast Section Board Member, or a past South Coast Section President. The nomination shall consist of a 1-3 page narrative describing the nominee’s contributions to Adult Education and to CCAE. The Election Committee will determine the worthiness of the nomination on subjective measures, and the SCS Executive Board must also approve the selection. 

Past Special Recognition Award Recipients

Note: Deadline for submission was Wednesday, October 10th by 5:00 p.m.

 

Kirk McKeever Award

Guidelines:

A. The Kirk McKeever Award gives recognition to an educator who has made significant contributions over many years to adult education at the chapter/school, South CoastSection/Southern California, and state levels of adult education and/or CCAE.

B. Nominations may be submitted by: 

  1. The South Coast Section Executive Board

  2. A South Coast Section Chapter President or Administrator

  3. A Past South Coast Section Officer

C. Nominees and the nominator must be members of CCAE South Coast Section.

D. Nominations must be approved by the chapter board and the Nomination Form must be signed by the chapter president and school administrator, unless one of these is the nominee, then it will be signed by the section president. All nominations must be approved by the South Coast Section Executive Board.

E. The Judging Committee will determine eligibility and scoring of the candidates based on the following criteria: (1-4)

  1. Exceptional contributions to adult education that has resulted in extra benefits to students, school(s), adult employees, and adult education. (Maximum – 30 points)

  2. Contributions to CCAE such as holding a section or state office, serving as a section or state chair, presenting workshops, and providing active assistance and support of CCAE activities over several years at the chapter and section levels. (Maximum – 40 points)

  3. Professional contributions in other organizations that have resulted in added benefits to adult education. (Maximum - 20 points)

  4. Commitment to improvement as evidenced by attendance in workshops, special training, in-services, seminars, conferences and/or courses that improve the nominee’s ability to perform in his/her designated roles. (Maximum – 10 points)

F. The nominee selected for the Kirk McKeever Award should be present at the Fall Awards Banquet to receive the Award, and a representative of the school and/or chapter should attend to escort the winner.

G. Members of the Awards Committee are not permitted to score applications from schools or chapters they represent, and no more than one representative per chapter may serve on the Awards Committee.

H. Decisions by the Awards Committee are final.

Past Kirk McKeever Award Recipients

Note: Deadline for submission was Wednesday, October 10th by 5:00 p.m.

 

Jo Smith Award

Guidelines:

A. Nominations for the Jo Smith Award should be for individuals who are not a part of the adult education family, but someone outside of adult education who has made significant contributions to an individual adult school or schools or to the South Coast Section. The nominee may come from education (other than adult education,) business, politics, a social agency or as a volunteer from the community.

B. Minimum qualifications for nominees:

  1. Strong support of an individual adult school over a period of three or more years.

  2. Ongoing general support of adult education in a manner that enhances the status of adult education.

C. Nominator must be a current member of CCAE and the South Coast Section. Nominator may be a chapter president, school administrator, or past or present section officer.

D. Nominations must be submitted in writing to the committee and include comprehensive information about the nominee to enable the committee to verify the eligibility of the candidate and score the application.

E. The Awards Committee will determine eligibility and scoring based on the following criteria:

  1. Exceptional contributions to an adult education program, to adult education in general, or to CCAE at the chapter, section and/or state level over a number of years, and without receiving any personal benefit, that has resulted in extra benefits to students, staff, school(s) and/or adult education. (Maximum – 100 points)

F. Both the chapter president and the principal/director/administrator must sign the nomination cover sheet if the nomination arises from a chapter or individual adult school, or by the section president if the nomination arises from a section representative.

G. Nominees selected for the award should be present at the Fall Conference Banquet to receive the award, and a representative from the chapter or section should attend to escort the award winner.

H. Decisions by the Awards Committee are final.

Past Jo Smith Award Recipients

Note: Deadline for submission was Wednesday, October 10th by 5:00 p.m.

 

CCAE Excellence in Support Services-South Coast

Description: The Excellence in Support Services Award recognizes outstanding service to CCAE at the chapter, section, or state levels by a classified employee.

All of our award recipients are truly role models for everyone who is a part of the Adult Education Community. They are often the first person a student meets at the adult school, and the care and attention each person is greeted with are what makes these individuals truly outstanding in their field.

Eligibility: The nominee must be employed in classified status at an adult education program for at least three years and a member of CCAE for at least three years, including the current year.  Each chapter may select one candidate who shall automatically be recognized as the chapter's award recipient at the Fall Conference. Nominees are to be approved by chapter boards. A Section panel will then review each nominee and score their application. The top nominee in points shall also be the winner of the state award at the State Conference. 
 
In writing a biography for The Excellence in Support Services award, please provide detailed examples of service in the following areas:

  • Involvement and service in the Chapter

  • Involvement and service in the Section and/or state level

  • Serving as a role model for students and/or staff

  • Motivating students and/or staff

  • Making students feel welcome and comfortable

  • Going “above and beyond” the call of duty

  • Personal antidote relevant to their profession

Past Excellence in Support Services Award Recipients

Note: Deadline for submission was Wednesday, October 10th by 5:00 p.m.

 

CCAE Excellence in Teaching Award-South Coast

Description: Every day, gifted teachers reach out and touch their students’ hearts and souls.  Adult education teachers truly understand that learning is life-long, and they give their expertise to anyone with a thirst for knowledge.

Eligibility: The nominee is a teacher with five or more years of experience in teaching adults and who is recognized as a master teacher. CCAE membership for at least three years, including the current year, is required. Each chapter may select one candidate who shall automatically be recognized as the chapter's award recipient at the Fall Conference. Nominees are to be approved by chapter boards. A Section panel will then review each nominee and score their application.The top four nominees in points shall also be winners for the state award at the State Conference.
  
In writing a biography for the Excellence in Teaching Award, please provide detailed examples in the following areas:

  • Educational background (relevant to teaching adults)

  • Examples of innovation and creativity in the classroom

  • Examples of motivating/ inspiring students

  • Examples of going “above and beyond” within the profession

  • Community involvement/volunteering

  • Personal antidote relevant to teaching

Past Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

Note: Deadline for submission was Wednesday, October 10th by 5:00 p.m.


South Coast Section Board 2018–2019

Judy McFadden
President
Montebello Community Adult School
149 N. 21st Street
Montebello, CA 90640
judy.mcfadden@aol.com

Micah Goins
President Elect
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
1401 Nelson Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746
pgoins@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

Virginia Espana
Vice President/Legislative Chair
Tri-Community Adult School
Covina-Valley Unified
160 Barranca Ave.
Covina, CA

Gale Ard
Secretary
Bassett Adult School
943 N. Sunkist Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746
glard7468@gmail.com

Vivian Teran
Historian
Azusa Adult School
1134 S Barranca Ave.
Azusa, CA 91740
vivteran@gmail.com

Adder Argueta
President Elect
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
1401 Nelson Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746
aargueta@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

Ana Rubalcava
Treasurer
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
4640 Maine Ave
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
amrubalcava981@bpusd.net

Felicity Johnson
Assistant Treasurer
Bassett Adult School
943 N. Sunkist Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746
fjohnson@bassettusd.org 

 

South Coast Chapters (All Active):

  • ABC

  • Azusa

  • Baldwin Park

  • Bassett

  • Burbank

  • Downey

  • El Monte Rosemead

  • Golden Oak

  • Hacienda La Puente

  • Huntington Beach

  • Long Beach

  • Montebello

  • Rowland

  • Torrance

 

South Coast Events:

CCAE South Coast Section 2018 Fall Conference - November 16 & 17, 2018 at the Hilton Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

The South Coast Section is composed of areas of Los Angeles County (excluding Los Angeles Unified School District), and Orange, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.