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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!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

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

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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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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

Session 2 (90 minutes)   1:10pm-2:40pm

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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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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR )
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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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!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
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.
(AUD: ADM, TEA • PGM: CRR )
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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )
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

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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )

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!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

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!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
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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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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

Session 6 (60 minutes)   1:10pm-2:10pm

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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR )
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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: PDV )

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.
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: CRR, EQT, LDR, LRT, MKT, PDV, PGE, TDL )

Session 7 (90 minutes)   2:50pm-4:20pm

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!
(AUD: ADM, STF, TEA • PGM: TDL )
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 )

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

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 )
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

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 )
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 )
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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