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from http://www.closingtheachievementgap.org

Partnerships Resource Kit

The CDE has worked with other state and local agencies as well as business and community partners to create this online resource kit to help schools reach out to families and communities and to help families and communities reach in to schools—all for one important purpose—developing partnerships to close the achievement gap. Whether you are a school principal, a parent or guardian, a business owner, a university administrator, a member of the clergy, a non-profit leader, a local government official, or other community member, there are resources available here to help you join with others to make a difference in the achievement of all students. (more…)


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Hot off the press — Spring 2010 CALPROgress newsletter!  Articles explore the theme of innovative efforts at alignment. 

Here are just a few teasers: (more…)

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Our mission is to provide our learners with the knowledge and 21st century skills necessary  to succeed in today’s local and global community. 


To support our mission-critical objectives during tight fiscal times, we must coordinate and leverage limited resources.  CA Adult Education’s  OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network) is here to help. 


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from National Commission on Adult Literacy

An economy that thrives in the new global environment! A workforce educated for jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage! America flourishing as a secure democracy and world leader! Powerful demographic evidence points to a clear connection between these ideals and the need for adult education and workforce skills services in America–on a scale unprecedented in history. Following two years of study, the National Commission on Adult Literacy calls for a program on the scale of a “domestic Marshall plan” to achieve these goals. (more…)

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FREE technology workshops

At Newport-Mesa Adult School, we prioritize 21st century skills and integrate technology into daily learning across our programs.

To support our mission, we provide ongoing, site-based professional development.  In 2010, we will partner with CA Adult Ed’s OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network) to offer high-quality trainings on tech-integrated instruction. 

Team, look over the choices of FREE technology workshops that OTAN will offer…for free…at our campus in our very own lab.  Then please vote for your top two choices in our online poll (above).

We are a community of learners and leaders!

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from CALPRO:

This winter, the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) is offering four facilitated online courses for teachers, coordinators and administrators of adult education. 

All you need to get started is an e-mail address, an Internet connection, and a few hours a week for study, scheduled at your own convenience.  Besides getting to exchange ideas with colleagues in the course, participants may also register for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Winter 2010 Online Course Titles:

  • Designing Programs for Adults with Learning Disabilities,
    Session 1, Awareness for Adult Educators
    (Begins 1/21)
    Click here to register for this course
  • Enhancing Learner Persistence (Begins 1/19)
    Click here to register for this course
  • Managing the ESL Multilevel Class (Begins 2/23)
    Click here to register for this course
  • Using Questioning Strategies to Improve Instruction, Session 1 (Begins 1/27)
    Click here to register for this course

Classes start soon, so register today! Enrollment is limited to a first-registered, first-served basis.

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from Mariann Fedele, director of CALPRO:

The California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) is pleased to announce two new professional development resources, the Virtual Workroom for Multilevel ESL Instructors and its companion electronic Professional Learning Community (e-PLC). (more…)

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