Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 California Adult Education Leadership Institute

The California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) in conjunction with the California Department of Education (CDE) is seeking nominations and applications for the 2019 California Adult Education Leadership Institute (the Institute). We are seeking aspiring and new administrators for the Institute who have been adult education administrators for three or fewer years. For the 2019 year we will accept up to 24 nominations for participation in the one-year institute. Priority registration will be given to administrators with the most recent appointment date to their administrative position.

Join the more than 600 California adult education administrators who have participated in this program since its inception in 1985. The Institute covers topics and skills that new adult education administrators need to perform their jobs effectively including Fiscal and Personnel Management, Program Marketing, WIOA Implementation, Adult Education Block Grant, Collaboration and Partnership Building and Instructional Leadership.

The application deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018.

Please click here to access the application: Leadership Institute application

Please click here to download the hard copy of the application: Leadership Institute application. Please follow the directions provided on the application to submit the paper version.

New Management Competencies Self-Assessment Addendum

We are pleased to share the Addendum to Management Competencies Self-Assessment! In 2017-18, CALPRO engaged adult education administrators in California to examine the current relevance of the management competencies, which resulted in endorsing the existing MCSA competencies as relevant, while also identifying 15 new field-recommended competencies and one additional field-recommended domain, Equity. Learn more about it here.


Summertime is a great time to take advantage of professional development, and CALPRO is offering three online courses beginning in July. Each course is four weeks long and requires about 3 hours per week of your time. Spend a few weeks this summer, thinking and practicing with a group of colleagues from around the state, on the topic of your choice. Register soon, as these facilitated courses fill up quickly!

College and Career Readiness Standards: English Language Arts Implementation and Application (Online Course)
This course focuses on the alignment of teaching materials to the College and Career Readiness Standards on English language arts (ELA) and the application of the standards in the classroom using practical tools and strategies.
Dates: July 10 – August 6, 2018
Facilitator: Deanne Berryhill, Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult and Community Education
Register Here

Accelerated Learning to Facilitate Career Pathways (Online Course)
This course will introduce participants to a wide variety of strategies for both program and classroom that move students towards their career goals in the most efficient way possible. Participants will become familiar with a variety of strategies and by the end of the training, will have completed a plan for moving forward with adopting one or two strategies within their agency.
Dates: July 16 – August 12, 2018
Facilitator: Kathleen Porter, Poway Adult School
Register Here

Enhancing Learner Persistence (Online Course)
What’s all the excitement surrounding the topic of learner persistence, how does it differ from student retention and motivation, and how do I encourage my students to persist in their learning? Based on research on factors that promote learner persistence, this workshop engages participants in brainstorming implications for changing practice in the four areas of intake, orientation, instruction, and program activities. Come see what all the excitement is about!
Dates: July 17 – August 13, 2018
Facilitator: Steven Casperite, Placer School for Adults
Register Here

New Professional Learning Resource on Integrated Education and Training (IET)

With the passing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (2014), renewed focus has been placed on Integrated Education and Training (IET), making it a top priority of both the US and CA Adult Education Offices. IET refers to a model of education that is designed to boost participants’ educational and career advancement as a result of participants’ receiving both technical and basic skills training via concurrent enrollment.

The California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) has recently produced a new professional learning resource related to IET. This resource delves into two common implementation models of IET, co-teaching and alternating teaching. For more details about IET, planning and implementation considerations, as well as examples of effective application of both IET models, see CALPRO’s latest Research Brief on Integrated Education and Training.

Download the IET Research Brief:

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