Consortium members from Coastline Community College, Golden West College, Orange Coast College, Huntington Beach Adult School, and Orange County of Department of Education enjoyed a collaborative professional development event on August 31 in Costa Mesa.
This group of 11 English as a Second Language (ESL)
students completed the AEBG Preparation for College Writing course. They
were determined and dedicated to improving their academic English skills in
order to transfer to college.
The Coastline instructor provided training and practice in the basics of
composition, grammar, and mechanics to enable students to express ideas clearly
in paragraph form. Although this class was not for college credit, it
closely followed the curriculum used in the Coastline Community College English
098 course. The instructor graded the assignments with the same
criteria used in the actual college class
More than 220 students, instructors, and administrators from local adult schools, charter schools, and community organizations visited Orange Coast College on Wednesday, April 5 for the spring Adult Education Bridge Day. President Harkins welcomed visitors and presentations followed highlighting the instructional programs and student services at OCC, as well as the financial aid process. College representatives led the students on tours of the campus to help them become more familiar with the resources and supports available to them. Students especially enjoyed visiting the marine laboratory and aquarium and witnessing an EMT demonstration. The day ended with lunch in the Student Center Lounge where campus representatives were available to answer student questions. The Adult Education Bridge Day is part of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) initiative to create seamless transitions for students to develop literacy and basic skills, advance their education and obtain employment. The event was made possible through funding by AEBG and SSSP.