CAEP Summit 2021

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About Us

The California Adult Education Program (CAEP), under the direction of the California Department of Education and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, work together to provide linkages for learners across their systems that equip adults with the academic and career skills needed to enhance their success. The CAEP, consisting of K-12 adult education, community college noncredit and county office of education provides instruction and services in the following program areas:

  1. Programs in elementary and secondary basic skills, including programs leading to a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.
  2. Programs for immigrants eligible for educational services in citizenship, English as a second language, and workforce preparation.
  3. Programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, are primarily related to entry or re-entry into the workforce.
  4. Programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, are primarily designed to develop knowledge and skills to assist elementary and secondary school children to succeed academically in school.
  5. Programs for adults with disabilities.
  6. Programs in career technical education that are short-term in nature and have high employment potential.
  7. Programs offering pre-apprenticeship training activities conducted in coordination with one or more apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation and geographic area.

Why Attend

Adult Education continues to support adult learners through unprecedented change. The COVID-19 induced pandemic, the state of the economy, and unrest pivoted adult education programs into uncharted territory, but CA adult educators continue to rise to the challenge. The CAEP Summit 2021 is an opportunity for you to share and discuss innovative and effective promising practices, strategies, and other resources related to technology and distance learning, student support services, transition services, partnerships, equity, and cultural responsiveness, data, and accountability, and more.

The CAEP Summit 2021 is virtual, which means there is no cost to attend, and no travel required. You can attend live sessions from the comforts of your working station (wherever that may be), or you can watch on-demand sessions, which will be available for a month after the conference. Session materials will be available for download. You will also have the opportunity to chat live with colleagues and exhibitors and join chat rooms.

The CAEP Summit 2021 is ideal for the teachers, coordinators, administrators, and support staff in the network of California adult education providers under the California Adult Education Program. This event will offer relevant and new information through dynamic presentations with an emphasis on working creatively and collaboratively to respond to the current needs of adult learners and help ensure learners are well prepared for employment or further education.

7:30 a.m - 8:30 a.m

Exhibitor Booths Open for all Attendees

8:30 a.m - 8:55 a.m


8:55 a.m - 9:10 a.m

WELCOME from CCCCO Executive Vice Chancellor

9:10 a.m - 9:25 a.m

WELCOME from CDE State Superintendent of Instruction

9:25 a.m - 10:30 a.m

CAEP Update

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

Session 1

Shine a Spotlight on the less than 12 hour Students

Thoibi Rublaitus

Session 2

Collaborative Curriculum Alignment 1: What the research says about why it is important.

Katie Neginskiy Pt. 1

Session 3

Social Media: Supercharging the Relationship With Your Community

Drew Gamet

Session 4

Problem-Solving and Building Community of Practice through Peer Learning Circles

Jennie Mollica

Session 5

Empowering Your Consortium to Understand Its Data – Tips and Tricks

Harpreet Uppal

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m


1:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m

Session 6

Make it Stick: Vocabulary and Technology Come Together

Kristi Reyes

Session 7

Introducing the Equitable Apprenticeship Toolkit

Peter Simon

Session 8

Collaborative Curriculum Alignment 2: What is the process and what are the tools.

Katie Neginskiy Pt. 2

Session 9

EL Civics Basics for CAEP Agencies

Lori Howard

Session 10

CAEP Performance Goals- Panel Discussion

Jay Wright

Session 11

A Quick Look at Formative Assessment

Anthony Burik

2:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m


3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m

Session 12

Hyflex Pilot for Student Access & Success: Recommendations for pedagogy, hardware, & software

Ingrid Greenberg

Session 13

Leadership and Innovation: Theory to Practice for Adult Ed Teachers

Mitch Rosin

Session 14

Practices to Support the Educational Transition of Noncredit Students

Anacany Torres

Session 15

How to Plan Lessons Effectively to Incorporate "Checking for Understanding" and Addressing Learning Gaps

Ruzanna Hernandez

Session 16

Managing CAEP data in ASAP 4

Cindy Loo-Garcia

Session 17

CAEP Targeted Technical Assistance

Carol Hirota

7:30 a.m - 8:30 a.m


8:00 a.m - 8:20 a.m


8:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m


9:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m


10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m

Session 19

Advancing our commitment to equity, social, racial, and economic justice through partnerships

Veronica Parker

Session 20

The Triple E Framework

Susan Gaer

Session 21

Victor Valley Adult Education Consortium: Regional Graduation

Adele McClain

Session 22

#MoveAheadWithAdultEd: Local Student Campaigns to Boost Enrollments

Celina Shands

Session 23

Back to School with a New Mindset for Better Results

Amy Goelzenleuchter

Session 24

Putting Data to Work: Improving Outcomes Through Mentorship and Collaboration

Jay Wright

11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m


12:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m

Session 25

Helping Our Students Acquire Digital Literacy Skills

Anthony Burik

Session 26

Enhanced, Blended Learning with Aztec, Paxen, and Steck-Vaughn Products

Karyn Ruiz

Session 27

How Counseling Services and Strategies Can Eliminate Barriers to Post-Secondary Transition

Maria Lopez

Session 28

The College Path Acceleration Program - A localized implementation of SB 554

Ute Maschke

Session 29

The Return of the Data: How to go from a scruffy data nerf herder to a data Jedi

Thatcher Weldon

Session 30

Using the New CAEP Fact Sheets to Kick Off Three Year Planning Member Conversations

Blaire Toso

1:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m

CAEP Office Chat

Department of Social Services - SB1232

Statewide Averages

CAEP 2021 Fact Sheets

The Data You Are Looking For

Data Storytelling

2:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m


2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m

Session 31

Meeting the Needs of Rural Adult Education Populations: From CTE to ESL and HSE

Mitch Rosin

Session 32

The Power (and Opportunities) of Personalization - Designing programs to serve anyone just might serve everyone

Frank Gerdeman

Session 33

Free Online ESL Classes - USA Learns

Andrea Willis

Session 34

The Power of Personas: Re-engaging Adult Learners in a Post Pandemic World

Celina Shands

Session 35

South Bay Consortium for Adult Education Data Study Sessions - A Consortium Wide Look at Data, Systems and Concepts

Rick Abare

Session 36

PAACE-Cerritos Complete Transitioning Adult Students to College

Sherryl Carter

3:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m

Three-Year Planning for CAEP Consortium Directors - Unpack and Process CAEP Resources and Training Materials

Distance and Blended Models - Strategies to Meet Learners Where They Are

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Student Supports

Transitions - Effectives Practices, Tracking Transitions, and More

Data and Accountability - How Are Agencies Collecting, Interpreting, and Sharing Data Outcomes

Design Thinking - How to Build and Retain Effective Partnerships

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m


8:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m


8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m

Session 37

Technology of Participation: Facilitation Methods used to Build Collaboration for Strategic Planning and Achieve Outcomes

Emma Diaz

Session 38

SA Learns Citizenship - A FREE Online Course

Andrea Willis

Session 39

Expanding Community College Dual Enrollment to Adult School Students in All CAEP Funded Programs

Felisa Vilaubi

Session 40

CAEP Performance Goals- Panel Discussion

Jay Wright

Session 41

The Future of Digital Education: CK-12 Digital FlexBooks 2.0

Debbie Jensen

Session 42

A System of Navigable Career Pathways for Adult Learners - Mapping career education beyond the non-traditional

Ute Maschke

10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m


10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Session 43

Fostering Agency: Voice and Choice In Person and Online

Lori Howard

Session 44

Bilingual Education for our Adult Learners

Marlyn Garcia

Session 45

Reimaging Career Outcomes for Adults with Disabilities Through WorkAbility II Programs

Kenya Bratton

Session 46

CAEP Accountability - Outcomes and Services

Jay Wright

Session 47

An Anti-Poverty Strategy: Creating financial aid opportunities for HSD/HSE adults school students using Ability to Benefit and SB 554

Laura Alvarado

Session 48

Teaching with Technology

Susan Coulter

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m

EXHIBITOR - SPONSORED LUNCH National Geographic Learning

1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m

Session 49

Transition, A Conversation with Parents; A Guide for Individuals with Disabilities, their Parents, and the Professionals Dedicated to Serving Them

dam Gottdank

Session 50

Helping Students Onboard: Welcoming and Engaging Practices for Student Retention

Katrina Tamura

Session 51

Industry-Backed Certifications to Enhance College & Career Possibilities

Maggie McGill

Session 52

Targeted Marketing to Leverage Workforce Title I Funds: The Model for Expending CAEP Funds on CTE Programs

John Russell

Session 53

Building Trauma Informed Communities: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Jamie De La Mora

Session 54

Understanding and Using the Adult Education Pipeline (AEP) Dashboard to Inform Planning

Blaire Toso

2:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m


2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m

Session 55

Reimagining Student Success in a Post-COVID Era

Casey Sousa

Session 56

Increasing Engagement and Student Persistence Through Distance- and Blended-Learning Models: What the Research Says and Which Practices Work

Katie Neginskiy

Session 57

Using CASAS Assessment to Inform Instruction

Margaret Teske

Session 58

Workplace Media Literacy

Lesley Farmer

Session 59

Transitions from Adult Education to Community College: A Collaborative Approach

Sherri Watkins

Session 60

San Diego Preparing Adult Learners What's Next: College and Career Readiness and Career Bridge Pathways

Kelly Henwood

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you’ll need to register for this online event. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. Then you’ll receive an email confirming your registration for the event.
No. The conference is free to attend.
The CAEP Summit 2021 is ideal for the teachers, coordinators, administrators and support staff in the network of California adult education providers under the California Adult Education Program.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet. Internet browsers should be updated. The preferred browser for optimal viewing experience is Chrome. The most recent version of Zoom should be installed prior to logging in to the conference platform.
Yes. Technical assistance is provided by the virtual conference platform and CAEP TAP. Please visit the information desk for more details on technical assistance.
Yes. Each presenter will have resources available to download, if provided. Please check the session information resources.
Yes. All sessions will be recorded and available for 3 months after the close of the conference.