October 26 - 29, 2020
8:30 am to 2:30 pm PST







About the Event

CAEP Summit 2020 is ideal for the consortia leads, coordinators, administrators, and teachers 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 emphasis on working creatively and collaboratively to support adult learners through unprecedented change.

Why attend

Adult Education is at a crossroads. The COVID-19 induced pandemic, the state of the economy and racial unrest has pivoted adult education programs into uncharted territory, but CA adult educators continue to rise to the challenge. If you are looking for innovative, impactful practical tools, strategies and resources to implement at your school site, this conference is for you. If you enjoy learning from your adult education colleagues, this conference is for you.


Day 1, October 26, 2020

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Open the Virtual Space for all Attendees;

General Overview of the Virtual Conference Experience Provided by CAEP TAP

8:45 a.m. to 8:55. a.m.

Welcome from the CAEP Office, Dr. Carolyn Zachry and Javier Romero

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

Welcome from CDE Deputy Superintendent Kindra Britt

9:10 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.

Welcome from CCCCO Chancellor Oakley

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

Plenary Address: Dr. Pedro Noguera

10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Dual Enrollment & Co-Enrollment - CAEP 2020

Lead Presenter: Judy Mortrude

Leadership and Innovation: Theory to Practice for Adult Ed Teachers

Lead Presenter: Emma Diaz

A Panel Discussion: Regional Recruitment Campaigns – How to Collaborate to Increase Enrollments

Lead Presenter: Celina Shands

Roles for Adult Education in California’s Equitable Economic Recovery

Lead Presenter: Jennie Mollica

Social-Emotional Learning in the Adult Classroom

Lead Presenter: Timothy Amaral

Success for All Students through Equity

Lead Presenter: Sudie Whalen

12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Exhibitor-Sponsored Lunch

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

Using Data Tables to Make Informed Decisions

Lead Presenter: Thatcher Weldon

Resiliency: CASAS Remote Testing and What Works for Online Learners

Lead Presenter: Deborah Robiglio

The New Normal: How We Pivoted to Address Our Students' Needs in a Virtual Environment

Lead Presenter: Jill Ibbotson

Essential Partnerships with Extraordinary Opportunities = Unprecedented Outcomes

Lead Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Zachry

Creating a Health Care Pathway Through Strong Community Partnerships: "Become a Home Care Aide"

Lead Presenter: Jaemi Naish

Utilizing SB 554 to Enroll Nonresident and Resident HSE and HSD Students in Credit College Courses

Lead Presenter: Matthew Morin

Day 2, October 27, 2020

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

Funding Formula One

Lead Presenter: Michele Stiehl

Yes We Can! Transferring F2F Strategies to Remote Instruction

Lead Presenter: Lori Howard

Behind Every Employer 2020: Building Employer Relationships in the New COVID-19 Environment

Lead Presenter: Sharon Bonney

California's Integrated Education & Training & Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Opportunities

Lead Presenter: Judy Mortrude

USA Learns Citizenship - A FREE Online Course

Lead Presenter: Andrea Willis

The Journey of College-Educated Immigrants Enrolled in Adult Education CTE Programs

Lead Presenter: Emma Diaz

10:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

NRS Performance Goals Panel

Lead Presenter: Jay Wright

Santa Clara County COVID-19 Bridge to Recovery Program: Reimagining Regional Workforce Development and Training

Lead Presenter: Ilse Pollet

Recruitment of Adult Learners During COVID-19

Lead Presenter: Celina Shands

Working for the benefit of adult learners in Greater Sacramento Region

Lead Presenter: Branka Marceta

The Realities of Starting a Distance Education Program

Lead Presenter: Chrissy Gascon

Equity, Not Equality – Practical Racial Justice Strategies To Increase Awareness

Lead Presenter: Veronica Parker

11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Exhibitor-Sponsored Break: LiteracyPro Systems

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn at Lunch: Virtually Recruit, Instruct, and Retain Students in Adult Education

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

CAEP Update

Lead Presenters: CAEP Leadership

Using Zoom for Remote Instruction

Lead Presenter: Jorge Saucedo-Daniel

LAUSD/LAPL Online ESL Resources

Lead Presenter: Sofia Mayoral

Creating Career & Workforce Development Opportunities for Adult Education

Lead Presenter: Luis Sobrevilla

Virtual Summer Bridge Program

Lead Presenter: Arline Troncoza

Developing Tools to Help Your Consortium Fund Data-driven Strategies

Lead Presenter: Harpreet Uppal

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Networking Social

Day 3, October 28, 2020

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

College Transition Strategies in a Distance Learning Environment

Lead Presenter: Pete Gonzalez

Bylaws: The Ultimate Driving Machine

Lead Presenter: Michele Stiehl

Transforming Public Health Inequities through Comprehensive and Inclusive Sexual Health Education:

Lead Presenter: Kirsten White

Competency Based Education - Adult Education's Role

Lead Presenter: Judy Mortrude

Building Resilience With a College and Career Readiness Program

Lead Presenter: Mary Wilson

Equity-Based Professional Development: One School’s Journey

Lead Presenter: Crystal Korbas

10:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

Pathway ESL: One Division's Effort to Meet Individualized Needs

Lead Presenter: Ryan Burke

Utilizing Remote Assessment of Student Progress on EL Civics COAAPs

Lead Presenter: Kay Hartley

Pathway Innovations: Sector Strategies and Immigrant Integration

Lead Presenter: Paul Downs

The National External Diploma Program in San Bernardino

Lead Presenter: Mitch Rosin

Innovative Professional Development: Mentoring for Adult Educators Converting to Online Education

Lead Presenter: Ingrid Greenberg

It Takes a Village for ESL Student Success!

Lead Presenter: Nancy Frampton

11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Exhibitor-Sponsored Break: CEV Multimedia

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn at Lunch: Blended Learning in Our Virtual World and Beyond

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

Strategies & Resources for Accurate Reporting of Outcomes Data in TOPSpro Enterprise for CAEP Consortia

Lead Presenter: Bethany Ely

Digital Literacy, the Pandemic, and Racism: A Cascade of Inequitable Events Demanding Action from Adult Education

Lead Presenter: Jen Vanek

Santa Ana College: Creating a Pathway through the Pandemic Forest

Lead Presenter: Merari Weber

SMC’s Successful Journey Into Our New World of Remote Operations and Distance Education

Lead Presenter: Ashley Meija

Adapting to Unexpected Change with Motivation, Collaboration, Persistence and Creative Problem Solving

Lead Presenter: Kathy Frye

Unprecedented Change for Beginning ESL Teachers

Lead Presenter: Alisa Takeuchi

Day 4, October 29, 2020

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

Understanding and Using the Adult Education Pipeline on the LaunchBoard

Lead Presenter: Randy Tillery

Models for Preparing Adult English Learners for the Workforce

Lead Presenter: Lori Howard

Student Engagement in the Time of COVID: Profiling DSAEA Transitions Team

Lead Presenter: Dr. Heather Maloy

OTAN Resources

Lead Presenter: Susan Coulter

Take NOTE! The new Noncredit Online Teaching Excellence (NOTE) training program.

Lead Presenter: Erica Duran

Delivering Online Virtual Teaching and Learning for Incarcerated Adults

Lead Presenter: Greg Ludwa

10:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

Avoiding the Road to Nowhere: CAEP CTE Pathways Mapping and Dashboard Initiative

Lead Presenter: Randy Tillery

English Learner Navigation and Co-Enrollment Pilots: Building Blocks for IET

Lead Presenter: Ursula Bischoff

Case Study: Moving Adult Education to Online Learning

Lead Presenter: Wendy Heard

Beyond Emergency Remote Teaching: Strategies and Resources to Promote Collaboration and Equity for Effective, Sustainable, Technology-driven Instruction

Lead Presenter: Marci England

Successful Student Transition from Non-Credit to Credit: CAEP ESL Mentorship Program Student Pathway

Lead Presenter: Hilda Rivera

Does the Census Bureau Publish Data on Education?

Lead Presenter: Joe Quartullo

11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Exhibitor-Sponsored Break: CALPRO

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn at Lunch: Virtual Industry Connections to Real-World Learning in Distance Learning

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

Ways to Engage Using Google!

Lead Presenter: Melinda Holt

Free Online ESL Classes - USA Learns

Lead Presenter: Andrea Willis

Calbright College Year 1

Lead Presenter: Raul Sarabia

A perspective on Immigrant Integration through Community Connections

Lead Presenter: Kathy Frye

Decolonizing Education: Exploring Whiteness, Healing and the Recovery of Belonging

Lead Presenter: Kita Grinberg

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register for this online event. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. Then you will receive an email confirming your registration for the event.
No. The conference is free to attend.
CAEP Summit 2020 is ideal for the consortia leads, coordinators, administrators, and teachers 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.
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.