2015 AEGB Adult Education Regional Planning Summit

The AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit, hosted by the AEBG Work Group, was held September 24-25, 2015 in Sacramento. The Summit provided technical assistance for implementing the Adult Ed Block Grant and afforded consortia an opportunity to learn from their peers.

Plenary Speakers

Plenary speakers for the 2015 AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit presented the big picture of how California is leading the way in providing adult education.

Christian Nelson, Education Administrator, Adult Education Office, California Department of Education, and Debra Jones, Dean, Career Education Practices, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, hosted the Summit attendees and speakers throughout.

Speakers included:

Thursday Morning Plenary: AEBG in Perspective

  • Lul Tesfai, Special Assistant, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education U.S. Department of Education
  • Lupita Cortez Alcalá, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education
  • Eric Skinner, Deputy Chancellor, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • Vince Stewart, Vice Chancellor, Governmental Relations, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • Russel Weikle, Director, Career and College Transition Division, California Department of Education
  • Judy Mortrude, Director, Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, CLASP

Thursday Afternoon Plenary:

  • Michael Funk, Director of the After School Division for California Department of Education

Friday Morning Plenary: Strong California Workforce

  • Chris Benner, PhD, Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Calilfornia, Santa Cruz, and Executive Director, Everett Program

Friday Closing Plenary: Power of Regional Collaboration

  • Barbara Endel, PhD, Senior Director, Community College Technical Assistance and Redesign Jobs for the Future

Agenda and Program Descriptions

In addition to plenary speakers, the Summit offered technical assistance workshops, programs from the field and networking opportunities. The breakout sessions consisted of three tracks: Technical Assistance, Submitted Presentations and Facilitated Sharing. Thank you for attending the AEBG Adult Education Regional Summit and growing the AEBG network by connecting and learning.

Attending the Summit

Consortia were invited to send 5 representatives who would be a good mix of consortium membership. It was up to each consortium to determine who would attend. We strongly recommended that those who attended should have been involved in the regional planning process and represented the diversity of the consortium membership. Below are the directions for those who wanted to attend the AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit.

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The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education (CDE) are working in partnership to implement the requirements outlined in the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG). We will continue to provide guidance and solicit feedback from the field throughout the implementation process.

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