Emerging Practices with Promise


The Emerging Practices Showcase features planned strategies developed by AEBG Adult Education Regional Consortia. Here you can submit your strategies identified during your planning process that you plan to implement in the coming year. These innovative ideas will be shared on the AEBG website and will help other consortia identify strategies that might work for their region. We would like you to revisit us once your Emerging Practice has been implemented to update us on your progress.

Alignment of Programs

Common Diploma for all Siskiyou County Adult Schools
For years the adult education programs throughout the county have used several different diploma requirements.
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Adult Ed Regional Digital Hub
Butte and Glenn Counties create a regional digital hub for all adult ed programs in the region.
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South Bay Adult Ed Consortium Southwestern: Creating Educational Roadmaps
Counselors from each member district have come together to create educational roadmaps for every program pathway between adult education and college programs.
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Collaboration within the San Diego Consortium and San Diego Super Region
Adult Basic Education: Bringing the Teaching to the Learner
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Seamless Transitions

Community College Transitional Counselor
The bilingual community college counselor is necessary in order to facilitate successful transitions by adult learners to connect adult students to postsecondary academic and/or career pathways.
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Super Saturdays as milestones in the learning pathways
One-time seminars co-facilitated by Adult School educators and college outreach specialists make the transitioning process to post-secondary education easy and promote goal setting.
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Seamless Transitions Into Building and Construction Trades
The Pasadena Area Consortium created new articulated curriculum in the building and construction trades and formalized new community partnerships to enhance workforce preparation skills and job access
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TRANSITION ADVISOR TO FACILITATE SEAMLESS TRANSITIONS
Plans for Consortium members and partners to integrate existing programs and create seamless transitions into postsecondary education or the workforce
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Articulation Pathways

Career Pathway Mapping Tool
SAEC developed an electronic, web based mapping tool that outlines career pathways in the seven Program Areas and across Program Areas.
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ESL Medical Assistant Preparation Course
Contextualized ESL Course for students who are interested in a career in the Health Care Field.
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Noncredit to Credit Math Articulation
Shortening pathways and creating seamless transitions through noncredit and credit collaboration.
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Joining Forces - Going Green - Everyone Benefits
The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), a community partner of Continuing Education exchanges space for its training facility for access by SDAERC students and faculty.
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Supportive Services

Supportive Services for Students with Disabilities
SBCAE Acquires the Services of a Disability Specialist to serve Adult Education students and teachers.
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K-12 Volunteer and Paraeducator Training in English and Spanish
K-12 Student Success Positively Impacted by Family, School, and Community Partnership Volunteer and Paraeducator Training Programs that Lead to Support, Skills, and/or Jobs
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Specialized Instruction for Deaf Students
Program successfully overcomes obstacles that confront students who communicate primarily in American Sign Language.
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Partnerships & Collaboration

Project SEARCH: High School Transition for Adults with Disabilities
Pasadena City College, Pasadena Unified School District, FVO Solutions, Inc., and Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center collaborate to better serve adults with developmental disabilities
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Career Skills Training for English Learners
The Sonoma County Adult Education Consortium partnered with the Graton Day Labor Center to create short-term integrated training programs in several career areas that include industry certification
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Credit bearing college pathway courses on Adult School campus
Co-location of college (pathway) classes on adult school campus that includes wrap-around support services
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Oakland Unified - College & Career Readiness Pathway
Provide adults with English, math, ESL, and study skills to successfully transtion to academic and career technical education studies in community college or gainful employment
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Curriculum Pathways - Non-Credit to Credit Design Teams
Planning, facilitation, and implementing AB 104 objectives with a special focus on curriculum and pathway development work with community college and adult school faculty
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Determining Adult Education Needs in Outlying Service Areas
The San Diego North Adult Education Partnership serves the largest geographic area in San Diego County, including rural communities that have some of the greatest needs overall.
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Pathways to work and college
Partnership Case Management Integration
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DUP: Tri City Stakeholders Gather for Information, Input, and Shared Insights
Tri City Consortium held a half day retreat for stakeholders to gather information, input and shared insights to inform the AB 86 Plan.
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"Adult- U": On-line "One Stop" for Adult Learners
On-line tool that captures all of the services available for adult learners in Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Counties; tool targeted for adult learners and providers supporting adults seeking services
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Tri City Stakeholders Gather for Information, Input, and Shared Insights
Tri City Consortium held a half day retreat for stakeholders to gather information, input and shared insights to inform the AB 86 Plan.
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Innovative Rural Adult Education Practices
College and high school collaborate to provide adults and high school students with a welding certificate program to meet the labor market demand for welders.
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Community Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
A series of community forums produced commitments from a variety of partner organizations who share mutual clients/students served by the AB 86 Three Year Plan. This MOU formalizes the commitment.
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COE Bridges Gap To Provide Services For Adults Suffering Mental Illness
Sutter County Office Of Education is partnering with Mental Health Services to provide adult education and pre-vocational training services to adults suffering from serious or ongoing mental illness.
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North Bay Trades Introduction Program
Planning work on a North Bay Trades Introduction Program (North Bay TIP) has been in process since May 2015. Collaborating partners are from Solano, Napa-Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino and Marin Counties.
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Enhancing English Literacy Skills for Spanish-Speaking Immigrant Workers
Pasadena City College and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) are collaborating to address the workforce development needs of immigrants and immigrant workers.
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Data Collection

Using Unemployment eStatus Cards to Gather Attainable Goal Info
Piloted implementation of E status cards in the classroom to gather attainable goal information on a monthly basis.
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Using data to guide curriculum and student support services development
The West End Corridor member agencies are creating a more comprehensive approach to designing curriculum and providing student support services and transitions through the collection and management of
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Electronic Career Pathways for Student Success
Effective career pathways for adult students will improve success, retention and persistence leading to increased completion and employment rates, resulting in improved student workforce outcomes.
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Barriers and Bridges: How Action Research Can Inform Resource Allocation
This student-centric action research project provided consortium leadership with the stories behind student statistics and informed resource allocation decisions.
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Assessment

Assessing for Learning Disabilities at Intake
The Mid-Alameda County Consortium is working on an student intake process that will identify and offer support for students with learning disabilities.
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Classroom Practices

IBEST: Scaling up a successful model
Scaling up a successful program to serve San Francisco's large immigrant population.
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Curriculum Development

Practice with Promise: Developing students' career pathway success plan
The Delta Sierra Regional Alliance has been successful in working towards a program directed to developing students' career pathway success plan.
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Lassen County Steps to Success Program
The “Lassen County Steps to Success Program” creates a smooth transition between pathways to prepare young adults for the workforce. AB86 was the catalyst for changing our adult education curriculu
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Curriculum Institute
A Professional Development activity for the creation of Contextualized ESL course work
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Outreach

Capital Regional Asset and Pathways Website
The Capital Regional Asset Map and Pathways Website is designed to provide community outreach and highlight the adult education programs and pathways in the region.
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Regional Website for Virtual Sharing of Resources
The regional website created by the Inland Adult Education Consortium will connect adult learners to resources in education that will empower them and bring about change in their lives.
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Joint Regional Outreach Website
Consortium members, partners, community based organizations, faith based organizations along with the local workforce investment board, are designing a Community Resource 1-Stop website.
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Student Acceleration

College Math Preparation: From Adult Education to Community College
Accelerated math preparation program for adult education students taking into account specific student needs and combining content instruction with success skills to ensure math and college readiness.
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Professional Development

The RHRAEC Stakeholders Conference
To inform, engage, and connect Stakeholders from the region to understand the purpose and value of the RHRAEC.
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Understanding Adult Student Disabilities and Accommodations
Our adult students seem to be struggling and not making progress, what can we do to help?
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Community Messaging
AB86 regional planning brought together a wonderful group of members and partners to share existing services and new ideas. How do we get our consistent message out to the adults we serve?
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