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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:  Forum for Excellence Program 2016

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.)

Preconference

Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting
Ashley Becker, Illinois Community College Board
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board
Natasha Piper, Illinois Community College Board
Mackenzi Montgomery, Illinois Community College Board

Adult Education Administrators’ Meeting
Jamil Steele, Illinois Community College Board

Sessions

Opening Session

Welcome Address
Dr. Lazaro Lopez, Board Chair, Illinois Community College Board

Keynote Address:  Effective Thinking and Creative Puzzle Solving
Dr. Edward Burger, President, Southwest University, Georgetown, TX.

Breakout Session I

The Five Elements of Effective Thinking Discussion
Dr. Edward Burger, Southwest University

GATA for Perkins – The Fun, the Forms, the Friends You Will Make!
Sarah Robinson, Illinois Community College Board
Mackenzi Montgomery, Illinois Community College Board

Teaching Research Skills in the English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Secondary Education (ASE), and Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classroom
Heather Martin, Waubonsee Community College
Tara Schwab, Waubonsee Community College

The Multicraft Extended Internship Program: Bridging the Manufacturing Workforce Gap
Jon Mandrell, Sauk Valley Community College

The Post Secondary and Workforce Readiness Act: Background and Overview
Jonathan Furr, Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University

Find Your Leadership Style and Make it Work for You!
Cindy Stover, Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education

ILACEP: Illinois Dual Credit State Chapter Information
Dave Naze, Joliet Junior College
Rob Kerr, Richland Community College
Ken Nickels, Sauk Valley Community College
Cynthia Garcia, West Aurora SD 129
Mary Rudzinski, Kishwaukee
Alexandria Terrazas, Moraine Valley Community College

Teaching ABE/ASE Social Studies with a Multiplicity of Disciplines
Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center
– Teaching ABE and ASE Social Studies Website Suggestions Handout

Special Populations Support Strategies
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Introduction to DAISI
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board

Breakout Session II

Overview of Illinois Postsecondary Perkins Outcomes: Understanding 4P1 Student Placement in Employment in Relation to New Innovative Approach to Measuring Student Success
Jay Brooks, Illinois Community College Board
Nathan Wilson, Illinois Community College Board

GATA for Adult Education – the Fun, the Forms, and the Friends You Will Make!
Sarah Robinson, Illinois Community College Board
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board

The New CliffsNote for Millennials
Harriet Happel, Elgin Community College

Harness the Science of Learning with Adaptive Technology
Dan Helms, McGraw-Hill Education

Adjusting to the Key Shifts in Language Arts Instruction
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Bipolar Disorder: What it Means to You and Your Classroom
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Speaking Up: Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) to Talk About Themselves for Work
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Marketing Your CTE Programs for Sustainability
Brian Houser, Illinois State Board of Education
Steve Parrott, Illinois State Board of Education

i-Pathways:  A Piece of the WIOA Puzzle
Kathy Tracey, i-Pathways, Center for the Application of Information Technology

Breakout Session III

Emergent Lessons from Pathways to Results
Edmund Graham, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Heather Fox, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Chaddrick Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

CTE Marketing on a Budget
Sue Doser, Joliet Junior College

Student Success Model:  Faculty Mentoring
George Evans, Kaskaskia College
Scott Crothers, Kaskaskia College

GED Program Update: New Tools and Resources for Better Outcomes
Brian Smith, GED Testing Services

Helping Adult Ed Students Advance to and Succeed in College
Hilary Hodge, City Colleges of Chicago
Julissa Cruz, City Colleges of Chicago
Juanita Buss, City Colleges of Chicago

A Tool for Exploring Civil Rights Law
Natasha Piper, Illinois Community College Board
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Math for ESL Students
Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center
Math for ESL Students Handout

Getting to the Point: Teaching ABE Students to Summarize Text
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Successful Collaboration: Ensuring Student Success through Secondary and Post Secondary Partnerships
David Beer, Waubonsee Community College
Bob Cofield, Waubonsee Community College
Cassie Blickem, Valley Education for Employment System

Technology Ideas for Classroom Instruction
Heather Martin, Waubonsee Community College
Tara Schwab, Waubonsee Community College

Breakout Session IV

Community Colleges Offering Registered Apprenticeship Programs
Rebecca Lake, Harper College
Melissa MacGregor

Associate Degree in One Year; Waubonsee’s Dunham Fund Quick Path
Sean Warren-Crouch, Waubonsee Community College

Creating an Instructional Team for your Program
Jamil Steel, Illinois Community College Board
Marilyn Schmidt, Illinois Community College Board
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Dawn Hughes, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center
Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Student Success Approach to Transitioning Adult Education Students
Arlene Santos-George, College of Lake County
Karen Parrillo, College of Lake County

Savory, Sweet, and Service: Hospitality Curriculum at Elgin Community College
Kim Rother, Elgin Community College
Harriet Happel, Elgin Community College

Using Evidence to Support the Implementation of High Impact Practices
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Marcia Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

What is New at New Readers Press?
Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center
Carol Larsen, Independent Sales Consultant – New Readers Press

IET: Integrated Education and Training for Illinois – A New Framework
Josh Beneze, Illinois Community College Board

Supply Chain Management
Mary Beth Ottinger, Harper College

Teaching Excel in the Adult Education Classroom
Todd Jorns, Illinois Community College Board
Online Resources from Presentation

Breakout Session V

Tabe 11&12 and TASC GHI New Forms for Success
Connie Valentine, Data Recognition Corp.
Martha Rodriguez, Data Recognition Corp.

The Road Map to Certificate Completion in CTE
George Rosa, Elgin Community College
Harriet Happel, Elgin Community College

Creating an Engaging Learning Environment
Kathy Young, McHenry County College

This @#$*%^g Data!:  Rogue Deans, PTR, and Program Review
Elighie Wilson, Prairie State College
Debra Prendergast, Prairie State College
Patty Zuccarello, Prairie State College

Resources and Training to Support Integrated Programs
Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

The Illinois Minority-Serving Community Colleges Landscape: Fostering Transfer Pathways in Stem
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Randi Congleton, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Science Rules!
Colleen Potter, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Science Rules! Extensions Handout
     – Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining Handout
     – Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining Worksheet

Using Digital Literacy in Instruction
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center
Marcia Luptak, Elgin Community College
Michaela McDaid, Waubonsee Community College
Khrystyna Sanborn, Heartland Community College
Kerri Urquizo, Heartland Community College

Ability to Benefit and Financial Aid: Advice for Adult Career Pathway Programs and Adult Education
Josh Beneze, Illinois Community College Board
Kim Wagner, Elgin Community College

Introduction to PENTAHO for Program Management& Monitoring
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board

Breakout Session VI

Partnership: Making the Best Better
Nancy Boesdorfer, Danville Area Community College
Nick Chatterton, Education for Employment #400

Coaching for Student Success
Sheri Cagle, Kankakee Community College
Kelly Edwards, Kankakee Community College

Moving Forward – Colleges Reflect on Implementing and Sustaining Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) Programs
Emilie McCallister, Joliet Junior College
Dan Deasy, College of DuPage
Peggy Heinrich, Elgin Community College

WOIA – Aligned English as a Second Language (ESL) Breakthrough Learning
Robert Breitbard, Burlington English

Teaching with Multiple Intelligences “In Mind”
Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Adjusting to the Key Shifts in Mathematics Instruction
Dawn Hughes, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

OCTAE Employability Skills Framework Overview and “In Action”
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Colleen Potter, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Do Graphic Organizers Really Improve Student Achievement
Kathy Tracey, i-Pathways, Center for the Application of Information Technology

Creating a Statewide Apprenticeship System in Illinois
Jennifer Foil, Northern Illinois University

Practice Session for ELA Literacy
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Center
Marcia Luptak, Elgin Community College
Michaela McDaid, Waubonsee Community College
Khrystyna Sanborn, Heartland Community College
Kerri Urquizo, Heartland Community College

Closing Session

WIOA’s Impact on Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Dr. Brian Durham, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs – Illinois Community College Board
Jennifer K. Foster  Deputy Director of Adult Education and Workforce – Illinois Community College Board

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