Monthly Archives: October 2016

Special Populations Recruitment and Retention Support Strategies Documents

ICSPS has produced a series of documents to summarize evidence based strategies for supporting special population students during the recruitment and retention processes. The documents can be found below: Supporting Students With Limited English Proficiency – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Students With Disabilities – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers – Recruitment… Continue Reading

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Carl D. Perkins Postsecondary Career & Technical Education Grant Manual

The Illinois Community College Board has produced the Carl D. Perkins Postsecondary Career & Technical Education Grant Manual to guide CTE programs. The manual can be found below: Carl D. Perkins Postsecondary Career & Technical Education Grant Manual

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Title IX Summit

We will be hosting Tishaundra McPherson from the Chicago Office of Civil Rights.  She will be providing an overview and update on Title IX and how it applies to Community Colleges and a review of updates outlined in the Dear Colleague letter referencing Title IX and sexual bias, sexual violence and sexual misconduct. Heartland Community… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Support Strategies Webinar Series

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) presented  evidence-based strategies to effectively recruit and retain Students from Special Populations, as defined by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.  There were 4 webinars in this series.  During each strategies were discussed and resources were provided.  If you have any questions related… Continue Reading

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Building an IET Model

Integrated Education and Training (IET) models began with Accelerating Opportunity and continued to evolve in Illinois at the Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS). Today IET had been established as an integral part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This webinar will explore and explain the IET as defined in WIOA, and… Continue Reading

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Engaging Advisory Board Webinar

This webinar will explore ways to engage with your program Advisory Boards. Representative from Illinois Community Colleges will share strategies that have worked to engage, develop and sustain Advisory Boards for their CTE programs. This webinar is brought to you by a partnership between the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support and the Southern Illinois… Continue Reading

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Overview of Team Teaching Continuum

This webinar will provide an overview of the three stages of the Illinois Team Teaching Continuum. The presenters will outline each stage and provide examples of how the continuum is being implemented in programs across Illinois.. Brought to you by a partnership between the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support and the Southern Illinois Professional… Continue Reading

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OCTAE Employability Skills Framework Overview

OCTAE Employability Skills Framework Overview – Part 1 Join us for a webinar on October 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM CDT. Experience an overview of OCTAE’s new Employability Skills Framework: Applied Knowledge, Effective Relationships, and Workplace Skills. Brainstorm strategies and other designs for integration of workplace skills into your classroom and resources to support your… Continue Reading

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Forum For Excellence 2016

Thank you for participating in the 2016 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 28, 2016 – September 29, 2016 The conference program can be found here: … Continue Reading

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