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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Aha! Process, Inc.

Order books on the topic of Economically Disadvantaged. Bridges Out of Poverty, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Understanding Learning, the How, the Why, the What, Hidden Rules of Class At Work

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Teaching At-Risk Students

Teachnology provides free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today’s generation of students. Who are At-Risk Students? More Information On At-Risk Students

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FY12 New Look Informational Webinar

The New Look Informational Webinar, broadcast on August 24, 2011 provided vital information about the New Look Project. ICSPS staff described elements of a successful application. Participating in this webinar or its archived version is a requirement for both the New Look Project NTO Application and the New Look Project SP (Special Populations) Application. FY12… Continue Reading

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Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology,Engineering, and Mathematics

This print/online research report is literature review of recent (generally 2001 and forward) research on why women continue to lag behind men in participating in STEM careers. Recommendations follow the conclusions drawn from the research. PowerPoint slides illustrate main points View the Report      

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Enhancing Classroom Success for ALL Learners-Special Populations Resources

This workshop will help participants identify, retain and support students from special populations as defined in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. These special populations are individuals with disabilities, single parents, English language learners, economically disadvantaged and learners preparing for non-traditional careers. Participants will learn techniques which enhance the classroom… Continue Reading

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IBM Watson’s Response” – How is Illinois Making Data Collection Easy?

If “IBM Watson” had responded to the Category – CTE Data Collection -Student Information System (SIS) that Connects to the Longitudinal Data System (LDS), the correct answer would have been – How is Illinois making data collection easy? Come learn about Illinois’ System for CTE data collection. Power Point Presentation

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What Constitutes College-text Readiness At Your Institution? One College’s Cross-Discipline Audit

This presentation will describe a cross-discipline curriculum audit at Joliet Junior College to determine what constitutes college-level reading readiness at the College. This presentation examines the text expectations for introductory-level general education and CTE courses. While simultaneously exploring the curricula in the developmental reading courses, the alignment of skills and competencies across these courses can… Continue Reading

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Capture Students’ Interest and Accelerate Success through Contextualized Learning

Learn how college developmental education and transportation CTE faculty collaborated to create a developmental reading course that yielded results beyond the expectations. Students exceeded expectations in attendance, completion and performance, as well as developing a small learning community. See the sequence of activities, examine the outline of partners needed, hear lessons learned, and explore sustainability…. Continue Reading

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Electronic Guideposts for Students’ Exploration of Career Pathways

Endemic to most postsecondary institutions is the discrepancy between individual program numbers taken from data records and the actual number of students pursuing a program’s credential. Too often, a student’s actual academic and career goals are not reflected in his/her declared student major record. Students, especially after extended leaves of absence from college, often shift… Continue Reading

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A Guide to Gender Fair Counseling for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

This guide is intended for K-12 school counselors, teachers, school administrators, pre-service counselors and their college instructors, and interested parents. The information included in this publication has been gathered from research and from programs developed and refined by dedicated school counselors with a commitment to educational equity. What they found was that, depending on your… Continue Reading

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