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2015 Forum for Excellence Conference

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Forum for Excellence.  For your convenience we have made the presentations, handouts and supplemental material available for your continued access.  You can find the schedule and active links to the presentations and materials below.

September 22, 2015 – September 23, 2015

201 Broadway Street

Description
The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier Career and Technical Education (CTE) professional development event. In 2015 we are building on CTE’s expanding partnership with Adult Education (AE). The Forum is designed to highlight educational initiatives and effective practices selected by ICCB and serves as a launch to the year’s professional development delivered through the Regional Network. This Conference is sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board, and hosted by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS), the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC), and the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center (CIAESC).

Target Audience
Postsecondary and Secondary Administrators (including but not limited to: EFE System Directors, Superintendents, Principals, Postsecondary Perkins Directors/Coordinators, Adult Education Administrators/Coordinators, Deans, Chief Academic Officers, ABE/ASE Instructors, etc.)

Pre-Conference Sessions

Federal EDGAR Update – BRUSTEIN & MANASEVIT

Adult Administrators Meeting for Region III and IV – Illinois Community College Board Adult Education

Supporting High School Programs of Study – Pathways Resource Center

Pathways to Results: Kickoff and New Opportunities – Office of Community College Research and Leadership

General Sessions

Welcome and State of the State Presentation – Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson, Executive Director / Dr. Lazaro Lopez, Acting Board Chair – Illinois Community College Board

Federal Update on Perkins Reauthorization and the Impact of WIOA on Career, Technical and Adult Education – Steve Voytek, Director of Government Relations – National association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium

Engaging Empolyers Panel: Building Sustainable Partnerships – Analiesa M. Rackauskas, Divisional Talent Development Manager – Caterpillar Advanced Components and Systems Division; Mary Liz Steubrueck, Director of Operations and Workforce Systems Department – State Farm; Dr. Beth Purvis, Secretary of Education – State of Illinois

 

Breakout Sessions

Session I:

Fostering Metacognition and Critical Thinking – Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC)

Intersections Between CTE and WIOA’s New Career Pathways Provisions – Steve Voytek, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc)

Top 5 Changes to EDGAR You Should Know About – Erin Auerbach, BRUSTEIN & MANASEVIT, PLLC

What is Dual Credit and CTE? The Transitions from A Liberal Arts Faculty Member to Dual Credit/CTE Administrator – Dave Naze, Prairie State College

Finish Up: Bringing “Credit When It’s Due” and “Project Win-Win” to Illinois – Dr. Debra Bragg, Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) and Brian Durham, Illinois Community College Board

GED Program: Impact and What’s Next – Brian Smith, GED Testing Service

A Collaboration Equation: 3E + CNA + ICC = ICAPS – Lisa White, Lari LaBello, and Kerri McGrath, Illinois Central College

Power Point Tips & Tricks – Todd Jorns, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

 

Session II:

Insight from Test-Takers Performance – Martin Kehe, GED® Testing Services

Bridges, ICAPS, and Integrated Instruction, Oh My! – Christina Hucheson, Laura Kern, and Dara Cox, Rend Lake College

Connecting the Standards to Your Instruction – Marilyn Schmidt, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

Partnerships Matter – Debbie Hopper, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); Andrew Hand, and Shawn Hoeft, Gateway Opportunity

Unlock Your Future: Creating Practical Learning through Effective Partnership – Sara Kirby, Kathleen Talenco, and Susan Maddox, College of DuPage

Good for Students, Good for Colleges: Investing in Bridge Programs as a Strategy for Success – Mary Kay Devine, Women Employed

Using Pathways to Results Beyond Programs of Study Development: A Panel on Innovation and Diverse Results – Michael Orr, Oakton Community College; Cari Hennessy, Truman College; and Kristina Shelton, Rend Lake College

Connecting i-Pathways to Bridge Programming – Kathy Olesen-Tracey, Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT)

 

Session III:

Putting the Action in Corrective Action – Tom Pierce, Morton College and Julio Capeles, McHenry County College

Contextualizing Developmental Curriculum for CTE Students – Pam Lau and Beth Bachtold, Parkland College

Scaling Transformative Change to Expand the Impact of Innovative Practice – Heather Fox, Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) and Peggy Heinrich, Elgin Community College

Connecting Your Community to Inspire Illinois – Kirk Marske, Junior Achievement of the Heartland and Steve Yaun, Career Cruising

Choosing A Career Pathway to Bridge Program – Mary Kay Devine, Women Employed

Community Partnership and Building Sustainable ICAPS Programs – Dirk Muffler and Leslie DeVore, Lake Land College

Using Pivot Tables in DAISI – Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

 

Session IV:

EFE System Directors Leadership Meeting- Chris Kendall, Peoria Educational Region for Employment and Career Training (PERFECT)

Perkins Administrator Meeting – Amanda Corso and Whitney Hagy, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and Aimee Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS)

Instructor Evaluation & Mentoring – Kerry Urquizo, Heartland Community College

High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET Program)  – Douglas Garcia, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Did You Feel That? Key Shifts in Math Education & Instruction – Libby Serkies, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center (CIAESC)

Higher Level Alphabetics Instruction for Intermediate ABE Students – Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

An Official Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Preparation Course for Program Success- Lea Maue, Burlington English

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its Significance for the Adult Education Instructor – Bevin Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC)

Weird Science – Colleen Potter, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC)

Career and Academic Readiness System (CARS) Manufacturing – Todd Jorns, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

 

Session V:

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Update – Jennifer Foster, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

Integrating Developmental Education into CTE Using Disciplinary Literacy and Co-Teaching Models – Ann Mueller and M. Joanne Kantner, Kishwaukee College

Differentiation: Giving Everyone the Opportunity to Succeed – Heather Martin and Tara Schwab, Waubonsee Community College

Sharing Effective Practices and Tools for Success ICAPS Implementation –  Peggy Heinrich, Elgin Community College; Catherine Dorothy, Black Hawk College; Daniel Deasy, College of DuPage; M. Joanne Kantner, Kishwaukee College; And Brian Durham, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

Career & Technical Education Externship – Kristina Shelton, Lori Ragland, Rend Lake College, and David Beer, Waubonsee Community College

Building Reading Fluency for Intermediate for Adult Basic Education (ABE) Students – Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Moms Moving Forward: The Power of Peer Support in Student Success – Anita Moore, Heartland Community College

Program Review + Equity Outcomes Data = Engaged Faculty! – Ali O’Brien, College of Lake County

Join the Conversation on English as a Second Language (ESL) and the Digital Literacy Project – Marilyn Schmidt, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

Pathways to Results: New Opportunities, New Tools for Improving Student Pathways – Michelle Barkley, Sauk Valley Community College and Edmund Graham and Jaqueline Rodriquez, Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL)

Fundraising for Adult Education – Kathy Olesen-Tracey, Center for the Application of Information Technologies

 

Session VI:

Illinois is now up to the TASC! – Mike Johnson, Data Recognition Corp – CTB

Illinois Longitudinal Data System: What is it? How does it Impact CTE and Community Colleges? –  Nathan Wilson, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), Jon Furr and Elliott Regenstein, Education Systems Center

Static to Dynamic: Complete Math Experience – Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center

Enhancing Dual Credit through Online and Hybrid Models: A Panel Discussion -Erica Ewert, Black Hawk College; Jeff Waddy, South Suburban College; Patrice Hess, Illinois Central College; and Whitney Hagy, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

Smartphone Apps for the Classroom – Laura Thompson-Small, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC)

Career Development for CTE Students: A Holistic Approach – Miguel Millett and Felicia Spaulding, Olive Harvey College

From Bridge to ICAPS – Making the Leap – Emilie McCallister, Amy Murphey and Michelle Lyman, Joliet Junior College

Employer-Driven Apprenticeship Program in Secure Software Development– Julie Howar and Doug Peterson, Illinois Central College

Teaching and Supporting English Language Learners (ELLs) in Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes – Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

DAISI for Instructors – Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

 

Session VII:

The Not so Magic Kingdom of Adult Education– Christine Decker, Parkland College

P-20 Partnership Academy: “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” -Henry Ford – Julie Schaid and Libby Roegar, Elgin Community College

Teaching Adult Basic Education (ABE) & Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Social Studies – Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center

Green Career Pathways – Sustainability of Curriculum beyond Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) – Sherry Burlingame, Illinois Green Economy Network/College of Lake County

It’s Getting Hot in Here: HVAC-SPAN – Patty Zuccarello, Prairie State College

Find Your Strengths and Manage Your Weaknesses – Cindy Stover and Katrina Plese, Illinois Associate for Career and Technical

Workforce Preparation from the Start – Kerry Urquizo, Heartland Community College

What I Wish I’d Known…When Starting an ICAPS Program – Alice Daniels, Rock Valley College

 

Closing Session

Update on Workforce Education Strategic Plan–  Brian Durham, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs, and Jennifer Foster, Deputy Director of Adult Education and Workforce, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

 

Additional Resources

Pathways to Careers Using a Competency Based Education Model – Dr. Lisa M. Mehlig and Sharon Cooper, Rock Valley College

Lewis & Clark Community College ICAPS promotional Video

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