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–Susan Lytle Gilmore, Ph.D., Director of Adult Education, Sacramento City Unified School District
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CAEP Summit 2022 Call for Proposals Open
This year’s theme is The Power Is Yours! Use Your Plan to Evolve and Re-Engage! Share and discuss your promising practices, strategies, and other resources related to policy, technology/distance learning, student support services, transition services, equity and cultural responsiveness, innovation, partnerships, student data reporting, and more in your adult education program.
Consortium Lead Academy (CLA) Launch
The CLA was created in response to the need to build the capacity of consortium leads, directors and co-chairs to effectively lead the consortium through a systematic, student-centered leadership approach. Consortium leads are charged with providing visionary leadership to the consortium members while balancing the ever-changing landscape of adult education. The CLA is a nine-month commitment from August 2022 - May 2023 with synchronous and asynchronous across 14 modules. (Organizational Leadership, Leadership Styles and Traits, Program Development and Evaluation, Team Performance, Online Resources, Fiscal Resource Management , Community and Public Relations, California, Education Code, Legislative Activities, Mentoring, Data Collection and Evaluation, Regional Networking and Priorities, CAEP Program Areas and Guidance) The intended audience for the CLA are consortium leads, directors and co-chairs who are new or newer to their roles (three years or less). Contact CAEP TAP at or (888) 827-2324 to address any questions and learn more about the CLA.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
We have a rich calendar of professional development opportunities scheduled this spring with more on the horizon! Please see the events site for registration.
Canvas Project Expansion
The California Adult Education Program is excited to work collaboratively with CAEP TAP and OTAN to expand the Canvas project to another 127 agencies. Implementation sprints have started and we are still taking agencies that would like to participate in the California Distance Learning Cooperative (CDLC). Interested agencies are encouraged to sign up!
CAEP Fact Sheets Update: Same Look, Same Place, New Data
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the CAEP program are pleased to announce that the CAEP Fact Sheets have been updated to incorporate new data and respond to feedback from the field to make the CAEP Fact Sheets more intuitive and aligned to planning needs of the field. Following is a summary of the two primary changes. UPDATED: Population Demographics data updated using the most recent 2020 ACS data. ADDED: New tab, Data Stories, has been added to demonstrate how to center students in your analysis and how to integrate quantitative and qualitative data to identify key service and programming questions.
Building and Growing Apprenticeship with Equity in Mind
This Toolkit, prepared for the Foundation for California Community Colleges by Jennie Mollica and Peter Simon of High Road Alliance (HRA), was created to help those whose work involves designing and running preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs to intentionally encourage and support the inclusion of apprentices who reflect the full diversity of our communities — in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, primary language, disability, age, sexual orientation, and other factors. The purpose of this Toolkit is to encourage applying an equity lens to every aspect of preapprenticeship and apprenticeship program planning, design, staffing, outreach, delivery, evaluation, and improvement.
Three-Year Planning Guidance Document and Template
The CAEP Three-Year Planning 2022-25 Guidance Document and Template are now available! The enhanced planning resources are ready to support consortia collaboration now.

California Adult Education Program

Building Partnerships that Count

Be Proud – California is Diverse. Just as our regional economies are diverse across California, so are the adult learners that live in, and contribute to, their communities. Because of this diversity, CAEP empowers 71 regional consortia to design innovations and best practices that align with the goals of adult learners; these innovations are in turn shared among consortium members and partner agencies, sparking a synergistic trading of ideas and a vibrant, growing body of knowledge.

The high quality programs and practices developed through the integration of K-12 adult education and community college resources on a regional level are uniquely suited to equip all available workers with the tools they need to contribute to California’s economic growth.

There are close to 400 CAEP members and more than 1,000 community partners within our 71 consortia that work synergistically through our multiple partner locations in every part of the state to create available access points for adult learners.

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