The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) creates, supports, and delivers professional development for career and technical education professionals across Illinois. ICSPS provides technical assistance, develops publications, and facilitates program improvement strategies for our partners as they relate to college transition, recruitment, retention, and completion−encouraging achievement of special populations learners.
ICSPS was founded in 1977 at Illinois State University, and is currently housed in the Educational Administration and Foundations department in the College of Education.
Academic Counseling & Advising Workshop
Navigating the higher education system can be a daunting and confusing task. This is exacerbated when students present with special needs and challenges and don’t have clear career goals in mind. We as a system need to become more effective in our efforts to serve these students. During this workshop, we will: 1) Learn some basics of selected advising theories; 2) Share current strategies, and; 3) Gain additional ideas and strategies.
There is no fee to attend but Registration is required.
Perkins Data Accountability Workshop
This face-to-face workshop will provide information about the Perkins Core Indicators and will assist participants in understanding the path from student enrollment to Core Indicator achievement. Participants will be guided through an examination of their local data and have the opportunity to practice applying the knowledge gained. This workshop will aid colleges in creating plans to maximize student success and college achievement of Perkins Core Indicators. Participants will be provided step-by-step guidance in completing Perkins Plan Form 1 – Accountability Data Snapshot Worksheet.
This workshop is designed for individuals new to CTE with two years or less experience working with PODS CTE Performance Data.
Perkins Data Accountability WEBINARS
There are two identical webinars being presented on April 21, 2016 by the Research and Policy Studies division of the Illinois Community College Board.
Both interactive webinars will provide an overview of the Perkins Online Data System (PODS), provide information about the Perkins Core Indicators and assist participants in understanding the path from student enrollment to Core Indicator achievement. Participants will be provided step-by-step guidance in completing Perkins Plan Form 1 – Accountability Data Snapshot Worksheet.
Each webinar is limited to 25 participants.
Forum for Excellence
The Forum for Excellence has been scheduled for September 28th and 29th, 2016. Please see the following save the date notification for more information: Forum for Excellence Save the Date
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