CAEP eNewsletter

CAEP eNewsletter
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Technology and Distance Learning Symposium 2021 Call for Proposals is Now Open
Credit for Prior Learning: Leveraging Past Learning to Close Present-Day Equity Gaps
Hanover Research: Best Practices in Developmental Education
PPIC: Californians’ Outlook Is Bleak as Low-Income Families Struggle
CAEP Summit 2020 Recordings and Materials
Advancing Equity Professional Learning Series Recording
Deadlines and Deliverables
Technology and Distance Learning Symposium 2021 Call for Proposals is Now Open
Plans are underway for OTAN’s Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS) 2021, scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 through Friday, March 5. This year, TDLS is going virtual and it’s free to attend!
The call for proposals has opened! You are invited to present and share your promising practices, strategies, lesson plans, and other resources related to technology integration and distance/blended learning in your programs with your adult education colleagues. The call for proposals is open until Friday, January 15, 2021.
Submit a Proposal: https://tdls.otan.us/Proposal/
OTAN is looking for presentations that highlight technology, how it enhances the learner experience, extends the classroom to learners, and how technology integration helps adult education programs be more effective and efficient. If you would like more ideas on possible presentation topics, view last year’s sessions in the TDLS 2020 Program.
OTAN looks forward to seeing you virtually at the Technology and Distance Learning Symposium from March 3 to 5, 2021! If you have any questions, contact Neda Anasseri nanasseri@otan.us or Penny Pearson ppearson@otan.us. You can also visit the TDLS page on the OTAN website for more information: https://tdls.otan.us/
And TDLS registration information is coming soon!
Credit for Prior Learning: Leveraging Past Learning to Close Present-Day Equity Gaps
In a research brief, California Competes, addresses the need for the state to create equitable pathways to and through postsecondary education for Californians, particularly people of color. Without equitable pathways to and through postsecondary education, California faces labor shortages that could threaten the state’s position as the fifth largest economy in the world. Key takeaways from this research brief include:
  • Inconsistent credit for prior learning (CPL) policies stunt students’ access to postsecondary education and potential success.
  • Hundreds of thousands of students who could benefit from CPL are not veterans.
  • Expanding CPL polices could increase Black adult enrollment by nearly 50 percent.
Hanover Research: Best Practices in Developmental Education
In the following report, Hanover Research presents their findings for best practices and effective strategies for developmental education. Key findings include:
  • Employ a multiple measures approach to placing students in developmental education.
  • Offer compressed courses and use alternative delivery modalities for developmental courses.
  • Offer multiple math pathways that align with the academic needs of different groups of students.
  • Develop out-of-class support services specifically for developmental education students.
PPIC: Californians’ Outlook Is Bleak as Low-Income Families Struggle
PPIC has been closely tracking how the pandemic and recession are affecting Californians’ well-being as part of informing the design and implementation of policies that foster an equitable recovery. In the latest blog post by the PPIC, the December statewide survey finds four in ten Californians report having their work hours or pay reduced, one in four say they have cut back on food, and one in five say they have been unable to pay a monthly bill. For more details on Californians’ current outlook, access the blog post.
CAEP Summit 2020 Recordings and Materials
New year, new learning opportunities! The CAEP Summit 2020 session recordings and materials can help fill your free time. All recordings are still available! Log on today to access all of the amazing content presented at the CAEP Summit 2020. Even if you did not originally register to attend the Summit, you still have access to all of the amazing sessions (recordings and materials). Register on the CAEP Summit 2020 landing page and access now!
Using your login for vFAIRS, you can access all recordings and materials until the end of January 2021! Through the ‘Auditorium’, access the agenda, then all sessions by program strand. Materials are available in the ‘Resources’ section and available to add to your ‘Swag Bag’ and email for future reference.
Advancing Equity Professional Learning Series – Archived Materials
In November and December 2020, CAEP TAP hosted a three-part Advancing Equity Professional Learning series, Implicit Bias, Strategies for Talking About Race in the Classroom and Action Steps for Teachers and Programs for Addressing Racial Equity, in collaboration with Cynthia Peters, World Education and Riva Pearson, Jewish Vocational Service. The series provided thought-provoking sessions with the goal of engaging in open dialogue and presenting strategies to advance equity in adult education. Each interactive session built upon one another. Attendees enjoyed the sessions, found the presenters to be very knowledgeable, open and focused, and appreciated hearing other practitioners experience identifying bias within themselves and at their school site and practices that could be easily implemented. Explore the recordings and materials today. Also, share with colleagues!
Deadlines & Deliverables
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  • Jan 30: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q2)
  • Feb 28: Preliminary allocations for 2021-22 and 2022-23 released by this date.
  • Mar 1: 18/19 and 19/20 and 20/21 Member Expense Report due in NOVA (Q2)
  • Mar 1: Close out of 18/19 Member Funds due in NOVA
  • Mar 31: 18/19 and 19/20 and 20/21 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q2)
  • Mar 31: Close out of 18/19 funds in NOVA certified by Consortia in NOVA
  • Mar 31: End of Q3
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