Practices with Promise Showcase


The Practices with Promise Showcase is one of the tools provided for the AEBG Adult Education Regional Consortium Program to support stakeholders in developing and sharing best practices. Here you can submit your regional collaboration success stories, testimonials and innovations which will be shared on the AEBG website.

Alignment of Programs

Curriculum Alignment Project - 5 adult schools and 1 college
The Curriculum Alignment Project was developed to ensure a smooth transition for students between adult schools and Palomar College, we started with no alignment anywhere in the consortium.
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ESL Adult School to Community College Non-Credit
AB86/AB104 Program Area Summits led to regional collaborations including ESL. Faculty discussed curriculum and collaborated to offer non-credit Mendocino College ESL at an Adult School site.
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Consortium: Designating areas of focus
Collaboration in designating areas of focus for Consortium members for curriculum development,scheduling and marketing and expanding services through out the Community.
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Alignment of Courses and Seamless Transition
Meeting the challenge, collaborating and planning, building links from AE to CC for ESL students.
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CCAEC Aligning ESL Course Levels for Seamless Transitions
Helping ESL students move seamlessly between member institutions and eventually to college credit courses.
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Seamless Transitions

A Strong Partnership Between A Community College & Adult School
Over the past five years, College of Marin and Tamalpais Adult School have worked together to create a seamless transition between schools for adult school graduates.
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Sucessful k-12 to Adult Education Transtion
After visiting comparable programs with special education services in place, Hemet Adult School modeled a special education service plan for 2015-16 school year
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Integration and Student Transitions
Collaborating with partner K-12 school districts has enabled Saddleback College to expand accelerated learning and earning opportunities for adults in South Orange County.
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Integration and Student Transitions
Saddleback College has developed practices to make transitioning Adult Education programming from our partner K-12 districts to the college a positive experience for faculty, students, and staff.
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The SACC (Southern Alameda County Consortium)
ESL Bridge class to prepare students to successfully transition from adult school to college. It was held on an adult school campus with students from 2 adult schools and taught by college instructor
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Contextualized, Integrated Math Helps Photovoltaic Trainees Succeed
Eighty-five percent (85%) of Solar Energy (Photovoltaic) Installer trainees completed and earned an industry recognized credential after an Integrated and Contextualized Math training component was ad
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Articulation Pathways

Industry Engagement and Accelerated Student Outcomes
The ongoing engagement and support of key industry partners in South lake Tahoe are critical to not only program success but in providing meaningful and often immediate outcomes for participants.
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Santa Monica Consortium's Successes!
We are thrilled to share our most noticeable success. Due to the founding of the Santa Monica Consortium faculty at Santa Monica College and the SMMUSD Adult Center faculty have become a true PLC.
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Supportive Services

Imperial County Adult Education Employability Skills Support Services
Student success support. Work readiness workshops. Employability skills support.
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Unique Approach to Serving Brain Injury Survivors
For several decades, San Diego Community College District’s Continuing Education has provided 3 free non-credit, unique programs for adult brain injury survivors--the Acquired Brain Injury Programs.
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Partnerships & Collaboration

ESL Acquisition and Student Success in Math Collaboration
In an afterschool program, VACE provides classes where contextualized basic mathematics serves as a vehicle for student math acquisition and their parents language acquisition.
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Successful CTE & WFD Programs for Incarcerated Youth in Salinas Valley
Collaboration with a wide range of partners has facilitated innovative CTE and workforce development programming for 18+ youth served by Monterey County Office of Education’s Alternative Ed. Program.
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VCAEC Cooks Up A Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Ventura Adult and Continuing Education partnered with the American Culinary Federation to develop the county's first pre-apprenticeship program. Students learn and earn while receiving certifications.
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Web Developer/Coding Pathway Collaboration
An Adult School, Community College and CBO work together to provide a pathway to in-demand jobs and higher level certification.
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Partnership to provide ESL to ELL elementary school children's parents
Partnership between Community College, County Office of Education, CSU and elementary schools helps parents learn English, gain computer skills, study for a GED and move on to college credit classes.
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LONG BEACH ADULT EDUCATION CONSORTIUM: RE-ESTBALISHING SERVICES TO ADULT ST
Type of Practice: collaborative and coordinated professional development, leveraging of resources Targeted Population: Adult Basic Education Students, High School Equivalency Students, Return
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Establishing ESL Offerings for the Bellflower Community
The PAACE Consortium members coordinated their efforts and leveraged resources to offer ESL courses for the community of Bellflower. This community had been without services and ESL courses for years.
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Leveraging Of Resources:
Saddleback College Adult Education partners offer opportunities for shared resources.
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Pathways to work and college
Distributed Adult Education for a Large, Sparsely Populated District
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I.C. Stakeholders gather frequently for Information Exchange and Input
Imperial County Adult Education Consortium Stakeholders gather frequently during planning process for information exchange, input, and shared vision.
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CMC visits K-12 District for All Staff Day
Copper Mountain College and Morongo Unified School District plan to re-open Monument School to serve as a CTE Pathways institute
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Co-Taught College Credit Classes
Solano Community College faculty and k-12 adult school teachers co-taught college classes for adult students.
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Braided State Funded Resources to Assist Job Seekers
A multi-partner collaboration and integration of services of major state and federally funded agencies including the local WIA/WIB, EDD, the Workforce Resource Center, and AHC Community Education.
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A STRONG PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TWO NEIGHBORING DISTRICTS
A STRONG PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TWO NEIGHBORING DISTRICTS.
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Expanding Available Resources
Collaboration is key to expanding resources
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Communicating with the Community, Stakeholders and Staff
Getting the word out about the changes coming to adult education was a significant, but not insurmountable, challenge for the consortium.
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Gaining Community Input
The AVAERC held community forums in an effort to obtain quality feedback regarding the education of adults in our community.
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Collaborating Student Support Services
To better serve adult learners, the SLO County Adult Education K-12 members are using the community college Noncredit SSSP as a model to improve student support services across consortium.
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Collaborating in a Small & Rural Service Area
This submission describes the development and successes to date of the Lake Tahoe Adult Education Consortium (LTAEC).
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Contextualized Basic Skills Creates CTE Success
ESL and Auto Tech instructors collaborate to foster success for students who require basic skills support for Auto Tech curriculum.
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Building Bridges: Adult School and Community College Collaboration
Because of the AB86 planning efforts, an adult school and community college partnered to create an ESL course that is held on the adult school campus, but taught by a college ESL instructor.
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Succession Planning: Adapting Apprenticeships to Fit a Rural Community
To address the lack of apprenticeships in rural Plumas County, Feather River’s Adult Ed. Consortium created a Succession Planning program in partnership with the college and local Chamber of Commerce.
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Glendale Forges New Partnerships & Uses WIB to Aid in Data Gathering
To better serve adult learners, the Glendale AB86 Collaborative utilized a workforce investment board to collect data. Other new partnerships have resulted in new areas of collaboration.
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Consortium Organization

Mini Grant Applications for Allocations of AEBG funds
Creating a Mini Grant application with consortium edits and approval for AEBG funding requests. Applicants presented to the consortium and a review committee evaluated the applications.
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Building Pathways: The Emergence of a Project Director
Having gone through the planning process and gaining a better understanding of what was to come with this grant, the Project Director position was created to help build synergy and communication.
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San Diego AB 86 Consortium Process Parallels That of the State
The San Diego Adult Education Regional Consortium (SDAERC) was organized intentionally to mirror the organization of the statewide effort overall.
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Riverside Consortium Increases Membership to Ensure Area’s Diverse Needs Are Met
To better understand the diverse needs and demographics of the schools and colleges in the vast Riverside region, the regional AB86 consortium increased its membership to ensure more voices are heard.
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Classroom Practices

Boosting High School Completion
In Spring 2013, San Diego Continuing Education's HS Diploma program shifts from independent study format to an accelerated, instructor-supported cohort model.
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ESL Students Succeed in Personal Care Assistants Class
Experienced ESL instructor and Registered Nurse co-teach to promote success for English language students in personal care assistant program and as applicants to highly desired vocational course.
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Curriculum Development

SOCRC Blending ESL Curriculum Best Practices
The SOCRC has created a blended "best practices" ESL curriculum solution to meet the challenge of varying adult learner needs in the consortium.
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21st Century Soft Skills: Curriculum and Digital Badging
Educators face the challenge of preparing adult learners for an emerging global economy, so Feather River's Consortia collaborated with CTE/EWD grants to develop 21st Century Soft Skills curriculum.
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Citizenship Prep -- self-study
Since citizenship candidates are often busy, Pioneer Adult Center has developed a self-guided study packet that is monitored by teaching staff. Students can study on their own time and their own pace.
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Access to Services

Virtual Presence Learning Classroom
Classrom that allows students to connect with other students/classrooms via the world wide web.
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Student Acceleration

Short, intensive review courses build confidence and skills
To address an identified gap, SDERAEC created a 24-hour preparation course delivered at the Adult School that provided a math review aligned with Accuplacer content and college math courses.
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Project ACCESS: Pathway to Employment
Project ACCESS (Advancing Childcare Education and Student Success) was designed to address a high-density, low-income population, lacking high school diplomas and having low to no English proficiency.
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Accelerating Students to Reach Educational or Career Goals:
Saddleback College, in partnership with the South Coast Regional Occupational Program (SCROP), will continue to help provide programs and opportunities which serve the career training needs of adults.
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NOCRC Project Asparagus: I-BEST in Action
The NOCRC initiated an action research project in Spring 2015 that utilized the I-BEST model as a best practice to accelerate students’ progress and academic and career goal attainment.
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Professional Development

Disability Specialist Provides Presentations to Adult Education Teachers
An Adults with Disabilities work group has been working on identifying the needs of students with disabilities, and finds that professional development presentations are key factors
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Collaborative and Coordinated Professional Development:
Saddleback Adult Education has hired 28 new Associate Faculty since launching Adult ESL and Citizenship courses in Fall 2015.
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College Invites K-12 Adult Education Teachers to Staff Development Week
Solano Community College invited K-12 teachers to attend the FELI training held in summer 2015.
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Consortium Approach to Professional Development
The Stanislaus Mother Lode Consortium collaborated in organizing professional development region training for adult school and college teachers around (CCRS) College and Career Readiness Standards
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SBCC launches Career Skills Institute to Address Local Workforce Needs
A first in the California Community College system, SBCC launches a Career Skills Institute offering a noncredit certificate program tailored to meet the employability demands of today’s workforce. 
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Regional Conference Showcased the Plan and Professional Development
The Mt. SAC Adult Education Regional Consortium held a regional conference to share its plan among all constituents and broaden understanding of the plan and programs.
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Team of Salinas Valley AB86 Consortium Members Attend the NCPN Conference
Attendance of the National Career Pathways Network annual conference gave the cross-institutional team an invaluable opportunity for professional development and collaboration.
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Other

Feather River College's Incarcerated Student Program
The Incarcerated Student Program offers CSU transferrable Associate in Arts degrees in Humanities and Sociology
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