Faculty and Staff

Working Groups

As part of LARAEC 3-Year plan, inter-district working groups are formed to forward consortium initiatives in all school districts. Working groups meets regularly throughout the year. Team members are selected by individual district leadership. Click here for more information on this year’s working groups. As part of LARAEC 3-Year plan, inter-district working groups are formed to forward consortium strategic priorities and initiatives in all school districts. The current Strategic Priorities are:
  • Strategic Priority 1. Pathways and Bridges. LARAEC will create, implement, share, evaluate, and improve AE student access to   pathways and bridges across all CAEP programs within member districts   to accelerate student progress and achieve student outcomes.
  • Strategic Priority 2. Goal – Student Success Support. LARAEC will provide AE students with comprehensive support, including: opportunities, motivation, inspiration, and recognition to help them move from where they are to where they want to be.
  • Strategic Priority 3. Goal – Professional Development LARAEC will support a culture shift to continuous improvement and collaboration among staff, administration, and teachers to foster student success.
To view specific plan initiatives, check out our Consortium Three Year plan 2019-22

Working groups meet regularly throughout the year. Team members are selected by individual district leadership. If you are interested in participating on a working group, speak with your site administrator or district LARAEC point person. The working groups included in our current three year plan include:

Data and Accountability Workgroup

The Data and Accountability Workgroup will align current State metrics and definitions throughout the consortium, improve accuracy of data collection by implementing new initiatives for compiling and integrating information across LARAEC members, develop a template of critical metrics for the LARAEC Board to monitor, create a dialogue among LARAEC Members about how to best use data to demonstrate AE programmatic effectiveness in meeting the needs of AE students in the region, and  advise the various LARAEC groups (e.g., APTs, Counseling Collaborative, and SMEs) in developing metrics for pilots and program areas.

Pathways Action Planning Team

The Pathway APT group will be creating templates for defining pathways between AE & non-credit programs (ESL, basic skills, and ASE) and to the community colleges for both academic and CTE.

Professional Development Action planning Team

The PD APT will be identifying a plan for meeting the professional development needs for various programs and creating a plan for implementing and validating best practices.

Adults with Disabilities Action Planning Team

The AWD APT will be creating a plan of action to increase support for teachers serving AWD students, as well as connecting students with support services.

Workforce Preparation Action Planning Team

The Workforce preparation APT will be creating a plan to strengthen opportunities for pre-apprenticeship and externships,  improve job placement rates,  and strengthen partnerships with community organizations.

Counseling Collaborative

The Counseling Collaborative will create uniform orientation elements and a plan for implementation, identify metrics for retention recruitment and progress to increase student persistence, identify best practices for increasing student persistence, and create a plan for developing pathway expertise in faculty and staff.

LARAEC Teachers work with a variety of professional organizations that support instruction, provide professional development, address specific program areas, and provide technical support. Click here for helpful links.

CAEP TAP – California Adult Education Program Technical Assistance Project – (Formerly AEBG office)

This site is designed for administrators, educators, and prospective and current students. All users can find an adult school or community college in their area, learn about adult education programs and student supports, access program guidance and updates from the CAEP Office.

CCAE – California Council for Adult Education

The mission of the California Council for Adult Education is to take a leadership role in promoting adult education, providing professional development, and effecting change to best serve the needs and interests of adult education, the CCAE membership and the people of California.

CASAS

CASAS provides assessments of basic and academic skills for youth and adults and curriculum tools to target instruction.Federal and state government agencies, business and industry, community colleges, education and training providers, correctional facilities, and technical programs use CASAS.

CALPRO – California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project

A State Leadership Project of the California Department of Education, Adult Education Office Providing Professional Learning To Improve Student Learning

National Center for Families Learning

NCFL works to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families. Partnering with educators, literacy advocates, and policymakers, NCFL develops and provides programming, professional development, and resources that empower and raise families to achieve their potential. Over our 30-year history, we have changed the lives of millions of families across the country. Engaging multiple generations from the same family has been a fundamental and distinguishing aspect of our work, because we know this holistic approach creates a stronger impact and greater success for families.

OTAN – Outreach and Technical Assistance Network

Outreach and Technical Assistance Network provides electronic collaboration and information, and support for instructional technology and distance learning to literacy and adult education providers in California.

LINCS – Literacy Information and Communication System

The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) is a national leadership initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) to expand evidence-based practice in the field of adult education.LINCS demonstrates OCTAE’s commitment to delivering high-quality, on-demand educational opportunities to practitioners of adult education, so those practitioners can help adult learners successfully transition to postsecondary education and 21st century jobs. Through the LINCS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE, self-paced ONLINE COURSES, and searchable RESOURCES, adult education practitioners nationwide harness the power of collaboration and sharing to improve educational outcomes.

CLASP – Center for Law and Social Policy

CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people. We develop practical yet visionary strategies for reducing poverty, promoting economic opportunity, and addressing barriers faced by people of color. With 50 years' experience at the federal, state, and local levels, we're fighting back in today's threatening political climate while advancing our vision for the future.

CUE

CUE, formerly, Computer-Using Educators, is a nonprofit educational corporation founded in 1978. CUE’s goal is to inspire innovative learners in all disciplines from preschool through college. With an active current membership of thousands of educational professionals, CUE supports many regional affiliates and Learning Networks. CUE Conferences are California’s premier educational technology events. CUE is the largest organization of its type in the west and one of the largest in the United

CLASP – Center for Law and Social Policy

CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people. We develop practical yet visionary strategies for reducing poverty, promoting economic opportunity, and addressing barriers faced by people of color. With 50 years' experience at the federal, state, and local levels, we're fighting back in today's threatening political climate while advancing our vision for the future.

LACOE

Instructional Technology Outreacha unit of TLSS promotes the effective use of technology to improve teaching, learning, technology leadership, and administration in 80 Los Angeles County school districts serving over 1.5 million K-12 students. Full and half day professional development workshops featuring topics for classified staff, teachers, and administrators are provided. Regionally assigned ITO consultants support the goals and curriculum programs of LACOE programs and related school sites. ITO also provides digital resources from eLibrary Services (eLS) and Multimedia Services (MMS), both supported with professional development. eLIbrary Services allows students to access ebooks for multiple platforms and mobile devices. MMS offers a contract service through CalSnap, a single sign-on, single search system providing an expansive variety of multimedia for K-12 classrooms.

California Student Aid Commission

Since its creation by the Legislature, in 1955, the Commission has continued to operate as the principal state agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. The Commission has never wavered from its central mission to make education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians.
The Commission provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership, in partnership with California’s colleges, universities, financial institutions, and financial aid associations

Innovation Awards

The LARAEC Innovation Awards are designed to recognize teachers and staff within our consortium who have introduced new strategies to promote student success and best capture the spirit of our consortium’s vision.  We are looking for examples that can be shared as best practices across all member-districts. Recipients will be acknowledged at the annual LARAEC conference.

Eligibility: The nominee may be any adult education faculty, administrator, or staff member (or group of faculty, administrators, or staff members) of a LARAEC member-district. Nominee(s) may be selected by their respective adult school or may self-nominate with a principal’s validation.

The LARAEC Innovation Awards are designed to recognize teachers and staff within our consortium who have introduced new strategies to promote student success and best capture the spirit of our consortium’s vision.  Nominees need to show how a specific innovation was applied that created breakthrough results. It may be an innovation in teaching strategies, integration of a new tool, or applying a specific innovative philosophy.  The innovation must be specific and able to be replicated. While the consortium has many great teachers, these awards are focused on identifying great innovations.

Innovations can be in any area of school operations, including some examples from the areas listed below:

Innovations in Counseling:  Projects may include innovations in intake procedures, program placement, student learning plans, monitoring progress, student retention, student motivation and momentum, or counseling office practices. 

Innovations in Pathways: Projects may include innovations in pathway articulation, bridges or bridge courses between programs, bridges between schools, transitions to post-secondary, transitions to CTE, dual-enrollment, co-enrollment, transitions to careers, and transition data collection..

Innovations in Technology Supported Instruction: Projects may include innovative uses of technology in the classroom, blended learning programs, web-based student communication and motivation, and distance learning. If new software implementation is part of the project, emphasis should be placed on how staff are using the software in innovative ways to complement the instructional program. Using new software is not an instructional innovation by staff, but how it is used can be.

Innovations in Accelerating Student Progress: Projects may include innovations such as case management, student programming (multiple classes), targeted teacher-directed workshops, accelerated preparation for HiSET, and fast-tracking course completion.     

Innovations in Community Connections: Projects may include innovations in co-locations of community-based organizations, pre-apprenticeship connections with business, job placement connections with local businesses and agencies, campus-based wrap-around services, or public library partnerships.

Innovations in Student Engagement: Projects may include innovations in student outreach and recruitment, marketing, use of social-media and local news outlets, and the building of a school-wide community.

Other innovations: Innovations beyond our current thinking.