The SBCAE is one of the first consortia in the state to establish a position for an Adults with Disabilities Specialist, specifically to work with adult education students. We are proud that Natalie Bradley is working with adult students and their teachers at all SBCAE member institutions.
Thanks to the dedicated faculty of both systems who worked to contribute to the Three Year Regional Plan for SBCAE, assuring that goals for adults with special needs were included. Each member selected representatives, working with their Academic Senates, faculty collective bargaining units, and other faculty leaders. These faculty members are passionate about addressing the varied assessments, accommodations, and instructional services that can support all adults achieving their instructional goals. Education for adults with disabilities ranges from quality of life outcomes, to College and Career Readiness. The SBCAE plan, validated by work with our community partners, identifies better collaboration and alignment between systems and among community organizations, and joint professional development for teachers.
SAVE THE DATE:
The 2018 Adults with Disabilities Summit
Friday, November 16, 2018, from 9 AM to 4 PM at West Valley College. This summit will be focused on employment and vocational training. Flyer (full page) PDF or DOC, Handout (two sections on 1 page) PDF or DOC. Join the invite list! Email: Johanna.email@example.com
Monday, December 10, 2018, from 9 AM - 4 PM at WVC
Examples of some of topics she covers are:
- Trauma Informed Behavioral Interventions
- Positive Identity Development
- Understanding Secondary or Vicarious Trauma Experience by Service Providers
Great Teacher Resources:
Web Resource List (AWD) (pdf)
Great Student Resources:
October 5, 2018 Faculty Work Group Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Overfelt Adult Center (Directions),1901 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95122
- Faculty Work Group Meeting Agenda 10-05-2018 (PDF)
- Programs for Adults with Disabilities (XLS)
- Programs for Adults with Disabilities (PDF)
Nine Project Plans Summary for 2018-2019
1. Integrate AWD members into all Work Groups
a. Seek more College participation/representation
b. Seek connections to DPSS resources
2. Seek alternative transition placements for students who will not graduate with community partners. E.g. Dept. of Rehab
3. Develop expanded tutoring resources
4. Identify and acquire additional supportive and adaptive software Maximize the resources we do have.
5. Assure equity of supports across members, programs
6. Develop targeting supports for second language learners, ABE students
b. AWD specialist support- group
7. Explore an addition part time support person for SBCAE AWD Specialist.
8. Build practices of analyzing data for results-what works and what doesn’t work.
9. Ask for standing monthly SC agenda item
a. Outcomes/clarity of how specialist is successful in this work and how to measure success.
b. Possibly do a specialized pilot with a specific group (ABE) at one school.
10. Building capacity beyond a single specialist. Prioritize. Bring back priority list by July 20 (?) meeting and will continue now to scope out the work plan for AWD.
11. Expand expectation for work needs to Work Group members and other staff, not just specialist.
12. Identify process and benefit of having alternative culmination certificate – NEDP
13. Organize PD, resources and communication for full faculty participation (see 5 above)
|Silicon Valley Adult Education||Yvonne Washington|
|Campbell Adult and Community Education||Margarita Ortiz-Minett TBD|
|Milpitas Adult Education||Elsie Chandler Arezoo Miller|
|Santa Clara Adult Education||David Grant Brenda Carrillo, SC Support|
|San Jose City College||Mary Denham Cathy Patel Edina Rutland, Co-Chair|
|Evergreen Valley College||VACANT VACANT|
|West Valley College||Cheryl Miller Mae Conroy, SC Support|
|Mission College||Annabel Tomacder-Ruiz VACANT|
|San Jose/Evergreen Community College District||Lynette Gray, SC Support|
|SBCAE (Contracted with Santa Clara)||Natalie Bradley, Co-Chair|