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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Strategies for Ensuring Quality Dual Credit Programs

This session will feature two uniquely different aspects of successful dual credit programs. The presentation will provide participants with examples of effective collaborations with high schools and secondary partners as well as ideas for a portfolio review system including guidelines, rubrics and expectations of evaluation. Rubric Expectations of Evaluators Portfolio Guidelines for Dual Credit Course… Continue Reading

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Women Changing the Face of Agriculture

The Agriculture Industry relies heavily on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) expertise. Women Changing the Face of Agriculture, a statewide career discovery event, is designed to introduce college and high school students to the wide variety of careers available in agriculture related to STEM. This session will describe how the Illinois Agri-Women, in close… Continue Reading

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The National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education

We will report on the NSF ATE National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education (NCSCTE) award. The Center will work with strategic private and public partners from the manufacturing, port operations, transportation, distribution, and information technology sectors. The goals will include an increase in the number of high school, community college, and university faculty teaching… Continue Reading

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RTTT STEM Learning Exchange Update

This session will focus on the STEM Learning Exchanges, Individualized Learning Plans, Pathway Resource Center and STEM Programs of Study. The creation of the STEM Learning Exchanges and the Pathway Resource Center will help assist high schools with Program of Study implementation. Race to the Top – STEM Learning Exchanges Update

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The Role of CTE in the Future of American Education

The Role of CTE in the Future of American Education was presented at the 2012 Forum for Excellence Conference by Mark Milliron. Emerging Insights Presentation

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Transitions Academy: Bridge, I-CAPS and Beyond

This presentation provides an overview of the Transitions Academy which is designed to assist colleges working on developing Bridge and I-CAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs. The Transitions Academy will assist sites in increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the I-CAPS… Continue Reading

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Investing in America’s Future

This Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education was presented on at the 2012 Forum for Excellence. Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education

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Transitions e-Newsletters

The purpose of the newsletter is to keep the field aware of various quality professional development opportunities locally, regionally, statewide and nationally. Transitions Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1 Transitions Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 2

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i-GO: Illinois Gender Outcomes and the New Look Project

Womanufacturing. Moonbuggy. Data, Decisions and Desserts. These titles of activities focused on Perkins special populations have this in common: they were encouraged and supported by a project called the New Look Project. Participants to this session will learn how your ideas for these student populations–individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, single parents, displaced homemakers, English language… Continue Reading

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CTE Recruitment & Retention with a Focus on Special Populations

Handouts from The Regional Network event that was held on December 3, 2012 at John Wood Community College. Agenda Presentation The Principles of Universal Design Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace Reducing Stereotype Threat Root Causes Chart Links to NTO Resources Planning Guide CEOs vs. Scientists on Diversity in Stem      

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