CAEP/TAP announced new professional development opportunities for next week and the week of July 20, which have all been placed on our calendar. Next week, on July 7, the Google Slides and Using YouTube in Adult Ed series continue. On July 21, Part II of the Data Diving During COVID-19 is scheduled. All these PD events on the calendar include a functional link to the Registration Page.
Also on July 21, there is a Network Call scheduled for the providers of the Jail Programs in California. The link to the registration page is posted on the calendar, but you may also access it here by using the following link: Jail Ed Network Call
OTAN announced additional dates for the OTAN Office Hours for the month of July. These dates have been posted on our calendar and include a functional link to the registration page. July continues the new schedule of Office Hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Just minutes ago, the CAEP Office announced that Neil Kelly will discuss the latest state budget agreement during the CAEP Office Hour on June 26 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Details are still being analyzed but it appears that there might be an increase to the current CAEP allocation as part of the agreement. A registration link is available on our calendar, but if you are ready to register now, you may use the following link: CAEP Office Hour registration
Earlier today, Governor Newsom and the state legislature announced an agreement on the state budget that would maintain education funding levels at current fiscal year levels but is depending upon federal assistance to help with the amount of the funding which will be deferred. Professional organizations and SSC will likely have more specific details in the coming days. JoDee will certainly share those as she receives them. For one article that addresses today’s announcements, use the following link: SF Chronicle article on state budget agreement
OTAN has posted several additional professional development opportunities for the remainder of June, as well as for July. These include NRS webinars put on by Jay Wright, using YouTube in adult ed, and a three-part series on Google Forms. Each of these events is posted on our calendar and includes a link to the webinar registration page. One note on the NRS webinars, there are two scheduled for each day on June 24 and June 25. However, they are all currently scheduled for the same time slot, 1-2 p.m. If a change is posted or announced by OTAN, the calendar will be updated accordingly.
CAEP has announced its next series of Regional Network Meetings that are scheduled for August. Our region’s meeting will be held on Monday, August 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The meeting is posted on our calendar including a functional link to the registration page. If you are ready to register now, you can use the following link: CAEP Local Regional Network Meeting Registration
According to the Sacramento Bee, the state democrat legislature is going to pass a budget sometime later today that includes no cuts for education and healthcare. Assuming that financial assistance will be forthcoming from Washington, D.C., the democrat-controlled legislature wants to delay any significant cuts until such time that federal assistance amounts are known. You can access the full story by using the following link: Sacramento Bee state budget article
The calendar has been updated with all professional development events scheduled, as of today, for the week of June 15. Any additions or changes will be posted as they are announced. CAEP/TAP is promoting the CAEP Annual Planning for 2020-21 webinar scheduled for Friday, June 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The functional link to the registration page for the webinar is available on this website calendar.
CCAE has posted an California State Budget update by Dawn Koepke on their website. The information Ms. Koepke shares is hopeful, and although the state budget negotiations are far from over, it is uplifting to see some support for adult education funding within the state Senate and Assembly. You can access the update by using the following link: CCAE Budget Update
Our calendar has been updated to include the most recent professional development additions announced by CAEP, TAP, OTAN and CASAS. These include the next CAEP Office Hour on Friday, June 12 from 1 – 2 p.m. This time is in conflict with the previously scheduled OTAN Tech Talk. If there are any schedule changes during the week, an announcement will be posted here and the calendar updated.
CAEP also announced a webinar for August 5, from 1 – 2 p.m., which will cover CAEP Data and Accountability for 2020-21. The webinar will include a discussion regarding how COVID-19 will impact procedures and reporting.
Finally, a reminder that the local consortium meeting is scheduled for tomorrow from 2-4 p.m. via Zoom.