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Tuesday Sessions

Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitor Time   7:30am-8:50am

Breakfast and Registration
Single presenter
Mandilee Gonzales
Good morning! Join us bright and early for a delightful breakfast and check in if you haven't already. This is also an opportunity for you to visit with our exhibitors and connect with people you haven't seen for a while or meet new people! Don't miss out on this chance to connect, learn, and start your day on an energizing note!
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Opening Session   9:00am-10:30am

CAEP Summit 2023 Opening Session
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Mandilee Gonzales
We are thrilled to kick off the CAEP Summit 2023, an in-person event that promises to be an impactful gathering. This year, we'll be putting the spotlight on the state's priorities in adult education, and we are eager to benefit from the insightful presentations by our esteemed CAEP Leadership. What's more, we'll be honoring not just one, but two model programs that have set benchmarks in the field. Get ready to be inspired - let's anchor the state priorities in adult education together!
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Session 1   10:40am-11:40am

Intentional Immigrant Integration: Supporting immigrant students and their families with the immigrant integration framework as a guide to support partnership and program development
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Paul Rosenbloom
Immigrants are vital to California and comprise the majority of participants in the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) participants. CAEP consortia across the state are utilizing the Immigrant Integration framework as a tool to support intentional partnership and program development to support immigrant students. This session will highlight successful projects, lessons learned and provide tools for consortia looking to start their own.
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Frustrated with your SIS? Learn about 2 schools’ implementation of a new alternative.
Single presenter
Sean Abajian
Principal Sean Abajian will share results from a new statewide survey of adult school principals regarding SIS concerns. Then he will talk about the latest SIS he created and its recent implementation in two schools. The new system is fully customized for adult schools with online registration, automated messaging, teacher & student portals, student plans & live dashboards using low-code software.
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Supporting HSD Students to Improve Graduation Rates and Persistence
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Hilary Schardein
This session shares data- driven policies and practices to improve student outcomes in Adult High School Diploma programs. Topics discussed will include agency-level data collection and analysis, student intake and orientation, policies and expectations, and targeted intervention supports. Participants will have the opportunity to identify their own agency challenges and begin brainstorming ideas for program improvement.
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California Adult Education Technology and Distance Learning: A Look at the Data
Single presenter
Anthony Burik
The Technology and Distance Learning for California Adult Education report provides an overview of these topics in WIOA-funded adult schools and noncredit community college programs. We share findings from the 2021-22 report and invite participants to discuss online and blended learning as well as the impact of technology adoption in the delivery of program offerings as we look at the data. We also will reflect on the challenges and opportunities in adult education post-pandemic.
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The Ridiculously Easy Guide to Consortium Engagement: 7 Key Moves for Turning the Cruise Ship
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Michele Stiehl
COVID propelled LARAEC in building new structures for communication, collaboration, and sharing. Consortium engagement isn’t about apps but mindset. Hear about our 7 concepts for creative consorting.
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Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork: Building Bridges for Student Success
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Rose Rangel
Connecting Adult Noncredit learners in understanding the different educational pathways available requires active cross district and campus collaboration. Learn how the Coast Community College District Adult Education Programs work collaboratively with community and district partners to better support students’ career and educational objectives. During this session you will also learn best practices for working with Adult learners.
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Using an ESL App to Drive CASAS Growth and Expand Access
Single presenter
Drew Robinson
See how ESL instructors are blending the Learning Upgrade app into their classes to achieve rapid growth in reading, writing, and math. Learn how the Learning Circles model using WhatsApp groups can expand access to unserved adults. See how learners “binge learn” at home using their own smartphones, and how instructors track progress and motivate learners. This session is focused on sharing experiences from California agencies implementing app-based learning in their ESL programs.
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Building Bridges: CDCR Technology and Collaboration for Post-Incarceration Success
Single presenter
R. Lynne Ruvalcaba
The presentation will talk about recent CDCR initiatives to integrate technology into education and rehabilitative programming that makes it possible for our students to gain critical skills necessary for post-release success. It will discuss how CDCR is using best practices in adult education and technology integration in our classrooms and working to extend our efforts into adult schools in the communities where our students will live. Canvas integration, research databases, digital literacy,
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Exhibitor Block / Transition to Lunch   11:40am-12:00pm

Exhibitor
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Mandilee Gonzales
Experience the vibrancy of the CAEP Summit exhibitors' area where you'll have the opportunity to learn about products and services designed to for adult learners to help support adult education programs. Your journey of discovery can take place at your own pace, as CAEP TAP has allocated plenty of time for each attendee to visit on their own time.
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Hosted Lunch   12:00pm-01:00pm

Lunch
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Mandilee Gonzales
CAEP TAP is excited to recognize the OTAN Student Succeed recipients at the CAEP Summit 2023! During this lunch session, attendees will be invited to celebrate the Students Succeed honorees and hear their stories. Maria Cornellier of Castro Valley Adult and Career Education and Francisco Solano of Salinas Adult School.
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Session 2 (90 minutes)   1:10pm-2:40pm

Supporting Student Transitions to Postsecondary Education and the Workforce
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Kathleen Porter
Are you interested in supporting adult learners' transitions to postsecondary education and the workforce? Please join us to learn about CALPRO’s newest Community of Practice (CoP). Successful postsecondary and workforce transition can change the life trajectories of adult learners and their families. Come and find out how you can participate in this CoP with your consortium partners.
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Practical Strategies for Leveraging Chat GPT in Adult Education as a Transition Navigator: Empowering Adult Learners
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Grace Davis
This proposal aims to explore the potential of Chat GPT, an advanced language model, as a valuable tool for transition navigators in adult education. We will provide practical strategies for incorporating Chat GPT into everyday practice, enabling transition navigators to better support adult learners. By leveraging this technology, transition navigators can offer personalized guidance, access to information, and resources, thereby empowering adult learners to navigate their educational journeys
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Using a Collaborative Approach to Design and Deliver In-House Professional Development as a Way to Build Community and Enhance Diverse Adult Learners’ Success
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Susan W. Akhavan
Collaboration demonstrates that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Join SOCRC to experience how we plan and execute our in-house, multi-agency professional development events. Our design capitalizes on our consortium faculty’s expertise in enhancing student learning through creative, diverse approaches, and builds community by welcoming attendees’ collaborative contributions. Delve into this session and take home inclusive strategies that can be easily implemented in your practice.
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Strengthening Collaboration & Partnerships: One Unified School District and Community College Approach
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Neda Anasseri
Discover the successful collaboration and partnerships between Apple Valley Adult School and Victor Valley College in accelerating learner matriculation and workforce integration. Learn how training and a comprehensive site plan have strengthened team dynamics, improved communication, and utilized individual strengths. Explore accomplishments, including tailored ESL orientation, expanded course offerings, and increased student attendance and persistence rates.
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How Adults Learn: Using Adragogical Theory to Promote Engagement and Retention of Students
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Mitch Rosin
This workshop will cover the assumptions about adult learners, learning styles and cycles, contextualized learning, adult learning theory, student learning outcomes, and strategies to enhance learning for adult students. In addition to theory, you will learn practical strategies that can be used in classrooms to increase content retention, skills mastery, and learner engagement.
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Preparing Adult Learners for Jobs and Careers in Environmental and STEM Fields
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Raquel Pinderhughes
This session will focus on how we can prepare adult learners for college and career pathways. We will focus on what we have learned working with the "Roots of Success Environmental Literacy and Job Training Program”, which is centered around a federally and California state registered Department of Labor (DOL) Pre-Apprenticeship and 10-module course that prepare adults for 70 living wage jobs and 111 career pathways in environmental and STEM fields.
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Pathway to Careers: Building a Self-sufficient Future for Adult Learners
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Dr. Paul De La Cerda
Kern Adult Education Consortium created an equity-focused initiative that utilizes a hybrid course curriculum, English language support, and virtual reality to expand learning opportunities and career pathways for adults. Attendees will learn how to leverage these models using technology to win grants and increase equity and access and improve student engagement. Come learn how to transform adult students’ visions for the future into action and sustainable careers.
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Cross-Agency ESL Professional Learning Community
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Pam Garramone
The Education to Career Network of North San Diego County (ETCN) agencies of Escondido and Poway Adult Schools took on a yearlong ESL PLC project aligning the curriculum for EL Civic Objective 28 titled Assessing Health Care, that engaged all ESL levels and 15 teachers. Come hear about the project, the process, and the outcomes of this joint PLC. It was so successful that we have even bigger plans for this year!
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From GED to PhD: How SEL Can Change a Life Path
Single presenter
Timothy Amaral
The workshop will cover the fundamentals of social-emotional learning skills in the adult classroom. The academic experience will be examined through a blend of research-supported principles from the Internal Family Systems therapeutic model (IFS), trauma-informed adragogy based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences project (ACEs), needs-based responsiveness from Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.
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Session 3 (60 minutes)   2:50pm-3:50pm

Tune-Up Your Googles!
Single presenter
Melinda Holt
The Googles are always updating features, functions, and fantastical stuff! This session promises to tune-up attendees’ Google skills by: checking new features within Google apps, inspecting settings and account security, detailing share options and containers like Shared drives, and revving into as many Google apps as time allows! If you use Google you will want to know what has changed and if you don’t use Google, you will want to after this session!
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Go Fly a Kite – Engage New Students During their first 12 Hours of Instruction
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Jay Wright
“12 hours of instruction” is also an important milestone for CAEP and federal reporting, and also for student persistence . This workshop addresses how the 12 hours requirement affects your agency’s data, and strategies for engaging students in those first 12 hours
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USA Learns Updated Citizenship Course Plus More!
Single presenter
Alisa Takeuchi
Take a tour of the updated USA Learns Citizenship course (usalearns.org), which was developed by the Sacramento County Office of Education, and includes hundreds of multimedia elements that teach the English skills and information needed for your learners to pass ALL parts of the naturalization interview. Also, learn to easily create your own courses based on USA Learns content. Working with a grant from the USCIS, this citizenship course has been redeveloped to support new curriculum.
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Cultivating Welcoming and Culturally Responsive Campus Environments to Increase Student Persistence, Retention and Success
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Ashley Nguyen
Persistence and retention are constant challenges in adult education. Adult students find themselves trying to balance familial obligations, work, and attend school. Students face barriers to success that are outside of our control. This session focuses on utilizing equity and inclusion to increase students’ persistence, retention, and success.
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College transitions and partnerships: You can not have one without the other.
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Emma Diaz
Elevate your understanding of college transitions to a higher level. This presentation will outline the process used for building the partnership between Inland Career Education Center and San Bernardino Valley College and the benefit to students currently seeking to further their education with postsecondary options.
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CAEP as a Catalyst for Developing a Regional Pathway System - The Delta Sierra Adult Education Alliance’s Logistics, Industrial Maintenance and Manufacturing (LIMM) Pathway Bridge program
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Paul Rosenbloom
The Delta Sierra Adult Education Alliance’s (DSAEA) Logistics, Industrial Maintenance and Manufacturing (LIMM) Pathway Bridge program will prepare participants for success in employment, further education or earn and learn opportunities. The partnership of DSAEA members, San Joaquin County WorkNet, Community Based Organizations, employers and other public agencies is designed to address ongoing shortages in the labor force, and develop pathways to family sustaining careers
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Sourdough and Yoga. . . Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
Single presenter
Mitch Rosin
This session will highlight lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic across four groups: adult education, students, teachers, and administrators.
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Take Advantage of OTAN Curriculum Offers
Single presenter
Anthony Burik
OTAN works to negotiate the best free or reduced-cost special offers for online curriculum licenses and professional development resources suggested by our OTAN Advisory Committee and adult educators in the field. Attend this session to learn more about curriculum offers in different program areas that you might consider for use in your classroom. We will also explore some ways to integrate these resources in your instruction.
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Session 4 (60 minutes)   4:00pm-5:00pm

Meeting CAEP Performance Goals
Single presenter
Jay Wright
This session uses CAEP Tables and other data management reports to illustrate some basic strategies to evaluate data and select key points for agency improvement.
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The Role of Transition Counseling and Services in Moving Students to Postsecondary Enrollment
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Emma Diaz
The Inland Adult Education Consortium has redefined how to assist students in overcoming barriers to transition by hiring four dedicated transition counselors. Participants in this workshop will leave with a toolkit of strategies and ideas that can be used immediately in their own school districts to break barriers faced by adult students caused by culture, socio-economic conditions, immigration, finances, self-esteem, language, and prior academic setbacks.
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Voices of Afghan Female Refugee Students
Single presenter
Kate Hey
Based on qualitative research, the presenter will describe motivations, challenges and resources of Afghan female refugees pursuing higher education at a community college. She will share experiences of partnering with World Relief and the International Rescue Committee and student projects that evolved from the partnerships. The audience will have an opportunity to engage in learning ways to provide culturally responsive environment to serve refugee student population equitably.
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Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Classified Academy, Strengthening from Within: A District Approach to Creating Professional Development for Classified Staff facilitated by Classified Staff
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Beth Wodecki
The Classified Academy, Strengthening from Within: A District Approach to Creating Professional Development for Classified Staff facilitated by Classified Staff. Created by the Monterey Adult School, this sequence of courses is designed to enhance skills and knowledge of the key tasks to support school sites and district departments. When available, courses will be taught by MPUSD professionals who can offer their expertise to their colleagues.
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Creative Ways to Engage All Levels of Online Learners
Single presenter
Elisia Doonan
Want to learn new ways to involve all levels of learning online? This is for you!. We can all learn from each other.
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Creating Inclusive Career Pathways in Healthcare for Adult ELLs
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Miranda Loos
There is a national focus on reskilling and upskilling job-seekers and incumbent workers for careers in healthcare. Yet, immigrants, refugees and speakers of other languages with experience and credentials are unable to access these programs, because English is a barrier. Through blended and contextualized English on-ramps to CTE and IET programs, institutions can drive workforce inclusion by making career pathways in health care accessible to English Learners.
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Noncredit 101
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Lisa Mednick Takami, Ed.D.
Presented by the CC Tap team and OIRP colleagues from North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), this 60-minute session will provide attendees an overview of noncredit program structure, data, noncredit vs CAEP program area overlaps/distinctions, funding structures, and partnerships.
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Get to Know Your Noncredit Colleagues   5:30pm-6:30pm

Get to Know Your Noncredit Colleagues
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Lisa Mednick Takami, Ed.D.
CAEP TAP NOCE (CC TAP) is excited to invite everyone to our networking event - "Meet Your Noncredit Colleagues!" This is your golden opportunity to dive into an ocean of shared knowledge on noncredit-specific conversations. Exchange best practices, unveil new strategies, and forge invaluable connections with your fellow professionals. Can't wait to see you there!
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Wednesday Sessions

Breakfast and Exhibitor Time   7:30am-8:50am

Breakfast and Registration
Single presenter
Mandilee Gonzales
Good morning! Join us bright and early for a delightful breakfast and check in if you haven't already. This is also an opportunity for you to visit with our exhibitors and connect with people you haven't seen for a while or meet new people! Don't miss out on this chance to connect, learn, and start your day on an energizing note!
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CAEP Address   9:00am-10:00am

CAEP Update
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Mandilee Gonzales
Kick off the second day of the 2023 Summit, CAEP TAP is delighted to have notable representatives from the Chancellor's Office and the California Department of Education share the CAEP Update. Their valuable insight on policy and programs will strengthen our collective effort. With a strong dedication to our adult learners CAEP TAP anticipates a rich session that will further advance our shared educational goals.
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Session 5 (90 minutes)   10:10am-11:40am

Using CHAT GPT for teacher lesson support
Single presenter
susan Gaer
Learn how to write a good prompt for easy lesson development. In this session, the presenter will share how to use CHATGPT to enhance your lessons. In addition, we will discuss some of the risks and challenges of this exciting technology.
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Bridging Education and Industry: Using Geospatial Tools to Engage Adult Learners
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Christopher C.J. Bishop
Connecting adult education programs and workforce partners requires actionable labor market data, mapping and visualization capabilities. Learn how geospatial approaches using an employer mapping tool and a job analytics dashboard can be used to make labor market information such as high demand skills and earning data more transparent and impactful for adult learners.
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Fast Track Your Students to Better Writing Skills
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Kay Hartley
What programmatic tools have agencies used to evaluate writing skills more consistently? How quickly can we polish our students' writing skills so they can pass their HSE tests or transition to post-secondary? This session highlights the early efforts of two schools who were early adopters of the CASAS Essay and Language assessments, with feet-on-the-ground stories about preparation, curriculum…and results!
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SB554 and Developing Learning Communities for Adult Learners at the Community College
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Heather Maloy
Delta Sierra Adult Education Consortium will discuss the benefits of the implementation of SB554 and establishing an adult education learning community for our students. Directing Adult towards the Right TrAC for Employment (DARTE) was established in Spring of 2021 at San Joaquin Delta College and provides transitional wrap around support for our adult students.
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Effective Asynchronous Instructional Design and Teaching Practices in Hybrid Courses
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Erica Duran
An increasing number adult ed courses are taught in a hybrid format with portions delivered asynchronously online. However, many faculty view asynchronous teaching as time for students to use pre-developed curriculum programs. The presenters offer design practices and planning tools with examples of five best practices for instructional delivery for executing high-quality hybrid courses. The practices are discussed in the context of noncredit Advanced ESL and CTE courses. Participants gain model
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Sonoma-Marin Bus Operator Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Marlyn Garcia
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Adult Education Program has partnered with Golden Gate Transit (GGT), the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1575, and California Transit Works (CTW) to create an innovative Bus Operator Pre-Apprenticeship (PA) Program, the first in California to link directly to an apprenticeship program.
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Exhibitor Time and No-Host Lunch   11:40am-01:00pm

Exhibitor
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Mandilee Gonzales
Experience the vibrancy of the CAEP Summit exhibitors' area where you'll have the opportunity to learn about products and services designed to for adult learners to help support adult education programs. Your journey of discovery can take place at your own pace, as CAEP TAP has allocated plenty of time for each attendee to visit on their own time.
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Session 6 (60 minutes)   1:10pm-2:10pm

Meeting NRS Performance Goals Panel Discussion
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Jay Wright
This session features all star panelists that describe how they use data management reports and implement basic strategies to evaluate data, select key points and engage students and staff for agency improvement.
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Appointment With Your Future — for Today and Tomorrow
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Teana Fredeen
Appointment with Your Future flips the traditional career fair on end & focuses on outcomes. For employers, this means connecting with qualified applicants and decreasing the time to hire. For applicants, this is an opportunity to refine their resume & self-pitch to align with the skills & abilities that employers are looking for. This session will walk you through how the program can match job seekers with employers by bridging the communication gap between the employers and training programs.
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Equitable Program Development to Align to Regional Employer Needs
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Tamika Connor
Californians, especially adults over 25 years old, continue to face economic uncertainties and inequities amid dynamic labor market shifts. In order to understand these changes and to create equitable opportunities for students and workers, post-secondary education providers will need to deepen engagement with regional industry and employer partners in this education-to-workforce ecosystem to develop tailored programs and support services.
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Guide This! An overview of the Digital Guidance Document
Single presenter
Francisco X Pinedo
Come learn about the Digital Learning Guidance through interactive activities. You have the opportunity to hear some vignettes, learn what is in the guidance, and find out what is next in digital learning. We explore how the Guidance can help elevate your online program and take you to the next level.
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RIALTO USD'S 10 BEST WAYS TO TEACH IDIOMS & SLANG IN THE CLASSROOM: A Game-Changing Approach in "Cracking the Code" to Understanding Real-World English
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
David Burke
Many ELT teachers feel that they have failed their students because although their pupils are well prepared to pass tests, when it comes to understanding real-world English, namely idioms, slang, and common reductions, they fall short and remain "outsiders" feeling isolated from the locals. Author "Slangman" David Burke and Tamilla Palmer Perera from Rialto USD will discuss their game-changing, proven outcomes that help students connect with our culture, our spoken language, and to their peers.
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A Bridge Over the Education Gap for HSE students: Saddleback College designed a comprehensive and inclusive Adult Education Dual Enrollment Program that supports students from enrollment through transition to program completion
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Nancy Miller
Saddleback College is eager to share how they carefully put together a plan to utilize the SB554 Adult Education Dual Enrollment legislature to encourage students already in the High School Equivalency (HSE) program or planning to enroll, to continue their education in one of Saddleback’s credit certificate and degree programs. This includes multi-language assistance to enroll in both Adult Education and Credit courses, as well as counseling, academic and financial supports.
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Tips for Engaging All Learners with Digital Literacy
Single presenter
Elisia Doonan
Are you ready to learn some new tips for all your learners who are challenged in the digital world. You will learn some practical ways to aid with vision, finger dexterity and focusing on task on the computer. If you bring your computer/laptop, you can even practice some techniques. The tips will range from keyboards to immersive reader. Ther will be many resources sited for more information also.
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WSCS - Giving Students the Edge with the Newly Remodeled Workforce Skills Certification System (Part 1)
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
JoDee Slyter
The session will Introduce the newly remodeled and streamlined Workforce Skills Certification System from CASAS with a focus on program implementation. Presenters will provide information on the value and relevancy of the components of the system and how participation provides opportunities for students entering the workforce, demonstrate the programs and software. Attendees will learn how students will benefit, consider ways of integrating content, and how students achieve certification.
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Exhibitor Time   2:10pm-2:40pm

Exhibitor
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Mandilee Gonzales
Experience the vibrancy of the CAEP Summit exhibitors' area where you'll have the opportunity to learn about products and services designed to for adult learners to help support adult education programs. Your journey of discovery can take place at your own pace, as CAEP TAP has allocated plenty of time for each attendee to visit on their own time.
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Session 7 (90 minutes)   2:50pm-4:20pm

Beyond the numbers: Improving our transition services through assessment
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Ute Maschke
Transition support services aim to facilitate smooth and effective transitions for students from one educational level to another or from school to the workforce. While these services undoubtedly play a crucial role in helping students navigate through various challenges, measuring their exact impact can be challenging. This workshop will introduce a tool – a comprehensive outcomes metrics – the consortium-wide team developed to measure their own performance.
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Aligning CAEP and the High Road Training Partnership Initiative
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Neil Kelly
Learn about the California Workforce Development Board's High Road Training Partnerships (HRTP). The HRTP initiative increases access to existing high-road jobs for underserved populations and create pathways for job growth for incumbents already employed with high- road employers. Find out how adult education aligns with this effort. Learn about how the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) is working togther with workforce and labor to build pathways and roadmaps for adult students.
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Scintillating Slides and Powerful Presentations
Single presenter
Audrey Dierdorff
Artificial intelligence (AI) can take anyone’s slide presentations to new and creative levels. During this session, attendees will learn to incorporate the new AI feature in Canva, install and use an AI extension in Google, and be introduced to other AI tools that create presentations. Also, attendees will learn about free sites for slide templates. Why reinvent the wheel?! Learn to make your slides scintillating and powerful!
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Musically Inspired Poetic Masterpieces for English Learners
Single presenter
Adriana Citlali Brenes-Rios
In this workshop, ESL teachers will be given the tools to facilitate a beginning-level poetry lesson for English learners of all levels. This workshop is designed for ESL teachers, providing them with the necessary tools to impart an introductory-level poetry lesson to English learners of all levels.
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Integrating Digital Literacy in the HSE Classroom: Strategies and Resources
Single presenter
Michelle Schneider
Have you ever been tasked with ensuring your students are getting digital literacy skills? Teachers are regularly asked to integrate digital literacy skills into their classrooms, but very little has been provided on how to do it. In this session, we will share how we teach digital literacy skills to our students and introduce a new implementation guide that includes teaching strategies, lesson plans, and pacing guides to help seamlessly provide digital literacy skills to your students.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR )
Bridging the Digital Divide: Adult Ed.’s Student Technology Intake Survey
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Neda Anasseri
This conference session aims to shed light on the critical issue of technology access among adult learners and provide insights into effective intake survey results and strategies. In an increasingly digital world, equitable access to technology is essential for adult learners to succeed in education and beyond. We will also discuss critical issues of technology access amongst our adult learners and provide insights into effective data collection strategies.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
EL Civics on Canvas
Single presenter
Alisa Takeuchi
Since OTAN’s Moodle server has been discontinued, the EL Civics shared courses are being moved to Canvas! These courses are geared for High Intermediate through Advanced students to be used in class as whole group instruction, blended for both in class and at home instruction, or as a distance learning component. They will be available for California adult educators in the Canvas Commons. Come join this session to learn which COAAPs are available and how to get your own copy of the course.
(AUD: ADM, TEA • PGM: TDL )
Interactive Collaboration, Brainstorming, and Community Building – Uses for Figjam and Jamboard in Adult Ed
Single presenter
Cindy Wislofsky
Using a digital whiteboard is gaining popularity in educational settings for its interactive, collaborative possibilities. Whether working remotely or in-person, enhance your lessons or meetings with free digital whiteboards ideal for brainstorming, vocabulary building, group work, reviewing, and more. Learn the basics to get started with Figjam and Jamboard for use with students or colleagues. Experience posting on sample ‘jams’ and gain confidence to create your own.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
Andragogy and Equity - How can we best meet the needs of diverse adult learners?
Single presenter
Grace Sauser
How can we transform Adult Education to better meet the unique learning needs of adults and work towards greater equity? In this session, we will explore the concepts of andagogy (adult learning theory) and equity and discuss practical ways that schools can address both by providing autonomy, relevance, flexibility, and connectedness. Specific strategies will be modeled and shared and participants will walk away with a draft plan for enhancing equitable practices in their own programs.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: PDV )

CAEP Networking Event   4:45pm-6:45pm

Networking
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Mandilee Gonzales
We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you for an exhilarating evening of relaxation & networking! After soaking up a wealth of knowledge in our dynamic sessions, how about unwinding and sharing insights with your peers? Let's get together, exchange ideas about the innovative tools and strategies that sparked your interest, and explore ways to seamlessly anchor the state's priorities into your programs! Trust us, it's not just a networking event - it's a fun-filled opportunity!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

Thursday Sessions

Breakfast and Exhibitor Time   7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast and Registration
Single presenter
Mandilee Gonzales
Good morning! Join us bright and early for a delightful breakfast and check in if you haven't already. This is also an opportunity for you to visit with our exhibitors and connect with people you haven't seen for a while or meet new people! Don't miss out on this chance to connect, learn, and start your day on an energizing note!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

Session 8 (60 minutes)   8:40am-9:40am

Unlocking IET Models with Aztec’s Pharmacy Technician Exam Preparation
Single presenter
Karyn Ruiz
Aztec’s Pharmacy Technician Series prepares learners to take the national assessment needed to become a licensed Pharmacy Technician.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: PDV )
Case Management: Student-Centered Approaches and Facilitated Problem Solving
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Stephanie Feger
Successful support for adult learners couples workforce training with intensive case management and coaching. Led by Coast Community College District a regional project recruited twenty counselors to develop robust case management strategies to benefit adult learners. Hope Builders, an Orange County community-based organization facilitated a workshop and follow up coaching sessions. Counselors documented implementation strategies, which were disseminated regionally to scale up best practices.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: LRT )
Free Quality Online Interactive Resources for HS/HSE to Stimulate Learning and Raise Student Scores with AI Assistance for Students and Teachers (also includes ABE, ESL and CTE)
Single presenter
Debbie Jensen
Looking for quality online resources to stimulate student learning and raise learning scores? Want to expand your HS or HSE offerings? CK-12 offers free quality open content including interactive multimedia. An AI based tutor is available for students 24/7. Teachers are given digital assistance to know student activity and needs. More impressively, FlexBooks are customizable, and you can even create your own. CK-12 partnered with adult education to focus on our needs including ABE, ESL and CTE.
(AUD: ADM, TEA • PGM: TDL )
ENGAGE, ENHANCE, and EXTEND the Learning with the Triple E Framework!
Single presenter
susan Gaer
In this session, we will look at technology integration and some simple ways to increase student involvement and learning with Liz Kolb’s Triple E Framework. Participants will learn how they can easily add these activities to their current lesson plans. We will stress the importance of focusing on the learning goals first and the technology second. We will share a lesson plan and then show how we can add activities to ENGAGE, ENHANCE, and EXTEND the learning.
(AUD: ADM, TEA • PGM: TDL )
Applying the theoretical framework of culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) to the adult education classroom
Single presenter
Rhonda Williams, Ph.D.
This workshop will explore the applicability of Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings’ research findings to the adult education classroom. Dr. Ladson-Billings coined the term Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) and defined it as “pedagogy that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes.” The primary components of CRP can be coupled with vital andragogical instructional techniques to promote adult learning.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: EQT )
Voices of Adult Learners: Using Students’ Stories of Persistence to Inform Institutional Support
Single presenter
Kathleen Walters
In this session, the presenter reviews her research findings highlighting factors contributing to adult student persistence in high school diploma and equivalency certificate programs. Learn from graduates’ stories of how they overcame challenges to reach their goals. Takeaways will include suggestions for improving institutional support and counseling strategies to increase persistence and completion.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: LRT )
Creating Teacher Leaders
Single presenter
Yecsenia Delgado
Join us and learn about the Digital Leadership Academy, a two-year professional development project that provides teachers with coaching opportunities and assists agencies in meeting their technology integration, distance learning, and/or blended teaching program goals and development.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: LDR )
New Offerings within the CDLC Canvas Instances
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Karin de Varennes
The California Distance Learning Cooperative serves as a network for adult education agencies using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Along with the financial benefits of membership within the CDLC, OTAN refreshed and added some new features. Join us as we highlight the new Adult Education Commons, Video Portals, and a new template added to the CDLC ecosystem. Explore, ask questions, and collaborate with colleagues in this session.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
Elevate Digital Literacy with Applied Digital Skills
Single presenter
Melinda Holt
Digital skills are required. In education, employment, and interacting with others, there is almost no aspect of our lives that exists without the need for digital skills and literacy. Attend this session to learn about Google’s free Applied Digital Skills courses. Upon completion of each lesson, learners will have a better understanding of the online digital tools they used as well as a project to apply to their own lives. Learn to use Applied Digital Skills as a teacher, learner, and student!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )

Session 9 (60 minutes)   9:50am-10:50am

Don't Drift at Sea - Anchors Aweigh with Regional partners!
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Diana Batista
Join Diana Batista of CA Department of Education and members from both Southwest Riverside County Adult Education and Riverside About Students Adult Education Regional Consortium to learn about regional partnerships and collaboration that build capacity & structure to provide equitable access to all courses and Career Tech Pathways. Discussion will be related to collaboration with local support services and unique curriculum design that support student growth & practical workforce skills.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: PDV )
Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce: Strategies from San Diego College of Continuing Education
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Sandra Leydens
Developing a diverse healthcare workforce improves the health and well being of the community as a whole. Active recruitment from underserved communities paire with identifying and eliminating language and cultural biases within curriculum enalbes diverse learners to achieve success in courses.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: EQT )
WorkKeys Assessments are Newly Approved for WIOA/NRS: Demonstrating Workforce Readiness in Adult Education Programs with one of the Most Widely Used Career Ready Credential in the USA
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Gladys Recinos
ACT is dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) measures and certifies essential durable skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations. This session will cover the value of the ACT WorkKeys NCRC Assessments & Curriculum program, Job Profiling, career readiness & exploration, and opportunities for enhancing apprenticeships and correctional education.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, LRT, PGE )
Empowering All Learners: Exploring Equivalency and Proficiency Programs
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Bernadine Holman
Our presentation aims to provide adult educators with a full understanding of the California equivalency and proficiency programs. We will cover program key aspects, their significance, structure, and benefits. We’ll discuss the flexible nature of the programs, which accommodate the unique needs and circumstances of all learners.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: LRT )
Connecting Marginalized Students with Education by Building Community-Based Classes
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Karen Bautista
Providing community-based English as a Second language classes is a way to open education access for the most marginalized adults. Learn a structured approach for developing relationships, maintaining them, and keeping the focus on student support. Building transition pathways for adults is an integral part, and student feedback is at the forefront. Participants will leave with a recipe for relationship success.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: PDV )
Schoolwide Northstar Integration - Using the Northstar Digital Literacy Program to Advance Digital Literacy Skills for Staff and Students
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Meredith Tait
In order to address the digital literacy gap, Torrance Adult School partnered with OTAN to bring the Northstar Digital Literacy program to the school. In this presentation, we will share how we started by using the Northstar online lessons and assessments with staff and how we are currently using the curriculum and assessments with students.
(AUD: ADM, TEA • PGM: TDL )
Advancing Slides to Publish - Print and Online
Single presenter
Melinda Holt
Need to create a business card? or an online newsletter? Attend this session to advance your Slides using different layouts to create: materials for print, online study tools, business or post cards, PDFs, and more. Using Draw, learn how to curtail screenshot “fuzz” then download images as PNG or JPG files to use and reuse. If you can imagine it, you can create it in Google Slides and Draw. Bring a device to this session!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
Accelerating Student Progress Using Digital Curriculum In A HyFlex Model
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Armando Chavez
Torrance Adult School’s ABE/ASE Department has implemented several programmatic changes to help students accelerate their progress toward their goals. We implemented HyFlex across the department in order to meet students’ needs. We are continuing to address barriers to student progress by incorporating digital literacy instruction across the department and exploring new curricula and LMS options. In this presentation, we will share our process and plans going forward.
(AUD: ADM, TEA • PGM: TDL )
EdTech & Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Single presenter
Karin de Varennes
EdTech & Universal Design for Learning complement one another as together they create equitable and accessible instruction for a variety of learners. Put simply, UDL is a "framework that is designed around making changes at the curriculum level so that all students have an opportunity to learn (cast.org)." Using technology tools to enhance representation, expression, and engagement, constructs an equitable platform for learning.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )

Session 10 (60 minutes)   11:00am-12:00pm

Improving Students' NRS Scores With Informed Instructional Practices
Single presenter
Karyn Ruiz
Join Karyn Ruiz as she shares key strategies for identifying students' needs as identified from their CASAS score reports, and then assigning appropriate, standards-aligned activities for increasing their MSGs and EFLs.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR )
Hard Work, Low Pay, Miserable Conditions, and More! Grow Your Reportable Outcomes With The California Conservation Corps
Single presenter
Dana Howard
The California Conservation Corps is a State of California Government Department tasked by the legislature to develop 18-25-year-olds into tomorrow’s labor force. This statewide, government program pays its Corpsmembers a monthly stipend while they train for environmental careers. It can help your program tick multiple reportable outcome boxes such as occupational skills gain, transition to post-secondary, increased wages, and even high school diploma. Students can dual-enroll in your program.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: LRT, PDV )
Grab N Go Lesson Plans Involving Technology
Single presenter
Susan Coulter
Learn about OTAN's Teaching with Technology online database and the new framework that includes CCR standards and the Triple E Framework to enhance your lessons. Find detailed lesson plans to use in your classroom.
(AUD: ADM, TEA • PGM: CRR )
Accessibility: What We Do Will Help Us Reach All Students
Single presenter
Debbie Jensen
Some see Accessibility as what we must do, but it is more; it is what we CAN do to use technology to create accessibility resources for all. We should put in the work to make resources accessible for learners whether their disability is identified or shared. Join us in learning how to make all your documents accessible to all. The tools we will use will include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and more.
(AUD: ADM, TEA • PGM: EQT )
Evaluating Marketing Strategies to Increase the Enrollment of Adult Learners
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Dulce Delgadillo, MPP
The research team at North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) collaborated with the Campus Communications Office to assess the impact of third-party marketing efforts that have been utilized to help recruit new students to their standalone noncredit institution. This session will focus on how the research department evaluated ongoing marketing efforts to enhance enrollment growth and promote cross-departmental collaboration.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: MKT )
Canvas Mastery Paths
Single presenter
Karin de Varennes
Adult Learning Theory rooted in andragogy includes instruction which is experiential, choice driven, and relevant. Canvas mastery paths allow for student choice and differentiation to strengthen an individual's mastery with standards and domains of learning.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
Enhancing Inter-Agency Transitions Through Collaboration and Data-Informed Decision Making.
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
Jesus Rivas
This presentation showcases the collaborative efforts between the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and the San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE) in fostering inter-agency transitions, focusing on the development and utilization of a series of data dashboards to track inter-agency transitions from the SDUSD Adult High School Diploma Program to SDCCE Programs.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: LRT )
Projects Allowing Creative Expression with Technology Generate Confidence and Joy
Single presenter
Kristi Reyes
Have you ever observed a quiet student transform into a confident language user through the integration of arts or technology? Research indicates that activities and assignments giving students opportunities to express themselves creatively result in more effective and enduring learning and increased student motivation. Attend this presentation and walk away with ideas and lesson plans you can modify for your student audience that use free tech tools including AI.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: TDL )
WSCS - Giving Students the Edge with the Newly Remodeled Workforce Skills Certification System (Part 2)
Multiple presenters (maximum is 6 presenters)
JoDee Slyter
The session will introduce the functionality of the newly remodeled and streamlined Workforce Skills Certification System from CASAS with a focus on the student portal and accessibility. Presenters will demonstrate the streamlined process of the system, how students and staff will access the WSCS, and the process for assessing student progress. Attendees will learn about the features of the system, operations, and requirements in the Student Portal.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, LDR, LRT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

Closing   12:10pm-12:40pm

Closing and Opportunity Drawing
Single presenter
Mandilee Gonzales
As we come to a close for this year's CAEP Summit 2023, we are already eagerly awaiting the 2024 Summit set to take place in the beautiful region of Northern California! We hope that everyone was able to expand their knowledge, connect with colleagues, and discover or rediscover innovative strategies. We're thrilled to wrap up this event with an opportunity drawing for our attendees. Keep in mind, you must be present to win. Wishing you all the very best of luck!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )
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