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Forum for Excellence 2017

Conference Program and Schedule

The Conference program contains the full schedule, session descriptions, biographies for featured speakers, and sponsor information.  An archived version of the conference program is available at the following link:  Forum for Excellence 2017 Program

Pre-Conference Sessions

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

Adult Education Innovations in Bridges and ICAPS/IETs
Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Best Practices in Developmental Math: Co-requisite Remediation and Transitions Math
Ashley Becker, Senior Director for Academic Affairs, Illinois Community College Board

The Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting
Whitney Thompson, Director for CTE, Illinois Community College Board
Dr. Aime’e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

General Sessions

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

Navigating the Challenges of Leadership in Education
Dr. Mark Milliron, Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning

State Director Federal Update Panel
Kathryn Zekus, Senior Associate for Federal Policy, Advance CTE
Reecie Stagnolia, President, National Adult Education Directors
Advance CTE Policy Update Slideshow
State Directors Federal Update Slideshow

Update from CTE and Adult Education Leadership on the Workforce Education Strategic Plan, Building Partnerships and What the Year Holds
Dr. Brian Durham, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, Illinois Community College Board
Jennifer K. Foster, Deputy Director for Adult Education and Workforce, Illinois Community College Board

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session I

Business Engagement: Why It Matters and How to Do it Better
Michael Baker, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Multi-Craft Technology Extended Internship Model
John Mandrell, Sauk Valley Community College
Josh West, Sauk Valley Community College

The Unseen Among Us: Mental Illness in our Classrooms
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Employability Skills for ESL
Emily Tolzmann, Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Lindsay Crammond, Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Recognizing Common Sense as an Oxymoron
Jill Nelson, Danville Department of Corrections

Strengthening Accessibility Through Self-Assessment and Civil Rights Reviews
Natasha Allan, Illinois Community College Board
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

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

Building Better Apprenticeships for the Next Generation
Troy Alim, Young Invincibles

More than Guidance: Leveraging School Counselors to Build CTE Programs
Dakota Beavers, Illinois State Board of Education
Joann Benz, Athens CUSD 213

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

Breakout Session II

“On Point” Qualities Successful Team Teachers Possess
Ali Whittington, Rend Lake College
Christina Hutchinson, Rend Lake College
Amber Fann, Rend Lake College

HiSET Program Updates -New Tools & Resources Now Available
Jason Beard, ETS HiSet

Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Michael Boyd, Kankakee Community College

What Leads Students to Study Manufacturing at a Community College?
Dana King, Heartland Community College

Incorporating Advocacy into Your Everyday Practice
Dena Giacometti, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
Val Harris, Lewis and Clark Community College

Dual Credit – Best Practices ILACEP
Dave Naze, Joliet Junior College

Adjusting to the Key Shifts in Language Arts Instruction
Amy Elston, College of DuPage
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Dodging the Cookie-cutter System – Helping Students Design an Individualized Plan
Teresa Guia, Prairie State College

Tracking ICAPS Student Data in DAISI
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board
Transition and Performance Report Explanator Handout

Breakout Session III

Partnerships for Student Success
Margaret Wolf, Kankakee Community College
Gregg Beglau, Kankakee Community College
Mary Posing, Kankakee Community College
Dana Washington, Kankakee Community College
Mark Anderson, Kankakee Community College

Multidisciplinary Teaching: The Adult Educator’s Secret to Doing It All
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

State of Illinois High School Equivalency Updates
Caitlyn Barnes, Illinois Community College Board

Increasing the Rigor of ESL Instruction Through Project-Based Learning
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Coaching for Academic Success: A Commitment to Student Learning
Tanya Woltmann, College of Lake County

Filling the Potholes
Clare Tschirn, Illinois Central College

Burlington English —Your Answer to WIOA: Prep for IET and IEL/CE Instruction in One Comprehensive Program
Robert Breitbard, BurlingtonEnglish

Registered Apprenticeship 101
Bruce Hallam, US Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship

Military Initiatives Impacting Illinois Student Veterans
Ashley Becker, Illinois Community College Board

How to Deliver Effective Instruction Through Technology Integration
Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center

Breakout Session IV

Overview of IET Models and Transitions Academy
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

New Readers Press Workwise: Best Practices
Carol Larsen, New Readers Press
Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center

Building Your Students’ Academic Vocabulary to Achieve WIOA Goals
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center
Laura Sherwood, Adult Learning Resource Center

Connecting Students with Intellectual Disabilities to College: College for Life and Supported College Transitions Programs
Kathy Haberer, Lewis and Clark Community College
Krista Clayton, Lewis and Clark Community College
Decision Flowchart Handout
Certificate of Achievement Handout

Creating a Better Understanding of Assessment
Rick Marshall, Lewis and Clark Community College

Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Education
Amy Murphy, Joliet Junior College
Melissa Lachcik, Joliet Junior College
Megan Borchers, LyondellBasell

Understanding the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act and Updates on its Implementation
Jon Furr, Northern Illinois University
Kathleen Almy, Northern Illinois University
Amy Jo Clemens, Northern Illinois University
OnPaCE to Thrive Flyer

Starting Point: Constructing Problem Statements for Equitable Change through PTR
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Chaddrick Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Heather Fox, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Francena Turner, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Math Boxes: The Power of Daily Review
Clare Tschirn, Illinois Central College

When Two Rights Make a Wrong
Mindy Diaz, Coordinator of Disability Services, Joliet Junior College
Daniel McDonnell, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Plainfield School District 202

 

Breakout Session V

Partnering to Build Bridges to Success
Sarah Labadie, Women Employed

GED® Outcomes and Program Updates
Brian Smith, GED® Testing Service

Providing Executive Functioning Support for Students with Disabilities
Lili O’Connell, McHenry County College
Denise Andresen, McHenry County College

Teaching Text Structures for Reading Comprehension
Laura Sherwood, Adult Learning Resource Center

Unlocking the Hidden Rules to Success!
Carla Boyd, Danville Area Community College

Stand Up, Speak Up: Students with College Accommodations
Susan Cunningham, Rend Lake College
The Student Conversation as an Effective Resource Handout
Accommodations Situations Handout

Conducting Honest Conversations about Inequities Identified During Program Review Process
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
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Francena Turner, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Math Practices + Differentiation + Content Standards = WIOA Success
Amber Fornaciari, Centeral Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Connecting the Dots: From Programs of Study to Career Pathways
Brittany Boston, Illinois Community College Board
Melissa Andrews, Illinois Community College Board

i-Pathways 3.0: New Features = Student Achievement
Kathy Tracey, Center for the Application of Information Technologies

 

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