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Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting

The Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting held in September of 2017 occurred as a pre-session at the Forum for Excellence and was lead by Whitney Thompson, the Director for CTE at the Illinois Community College Board and Dr. Aime’e Julian, Director of the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support.  The archived presentation materials can be found below:
The Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting

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Special Populations Academy Launch

The Special Populations Support Grant Kick-Off event was designed to provide technical assistance related to serving special populations, allow networking between special population support grant recipients, and provide an opportunity for attendees to share their expertise.

This event was held on Thursday, November 2 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, Illinois.

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An In-depth Look at the Civil Rights Review Process

The Civil Rights Review process is part of the ICCB’s proactive effort to help colleges increase the accessibility of their campuses and programs and promote an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion.  This training session provides an in-depth examination of the civil rights review process, how data are used to select colleges for on-site reviews, what an on-site review entails, ways to self-assess  the accessibility of your institution.

We would like to thank everyone who attended.  Resources from the training session have been archived below:

An In-depth Look at the Civil Rights Review Slideshow

ILcivilrightsreview.com

Title IX Changes Comparison Document

Title IX Comparison Document

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Nontraditional Recruitment and Retention Webinar

Do you know what strategies to use when recruiting women into STEM? How to increase retention rates of men into your healthcare programs? Or why mentors and cohorts are so important and effective? View this archived webinar to explore evidence-based strategies to effectively recruit and retain nontraditional students into your programs.

The archived webinar can be viewed at the following link:
Nontraditional Recruitment and Retention Webinar

The documents mentioned in the webinar can be found at the following links:

http://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/2015/12/exploring-nontraditional-careers-webinar/

http://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/2015/11/perkins-nontraditional-occupations-2010-classification-of-instructional-programs-cip-in-career-clusters-and-pathways/

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WIOA: How it Should and Will Impact Your Classroom Instruction Webinar

Description:

Learn the foundational requirements of the federal legislation, Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. What are the expectations for Illinois, for our local programs, and of our students? How will WIOA impact your classroom instruction? Why can this be good for our students? What resources are available to help you?

Time and Date:

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

Panelists

  • Bevan Gibson (bgibson@siue.edu)
  • Jamil Steele (jamil.steele@illinois.gov)
  • Sarah Goldammer (sgoldam@siue.edu)

An archived version of the webinar can be found below:

WIOA: How it Should and Will Impact Your Classroom Instruction Archived Webinar

WIOA: How it Should and Will Impact Your Classroom Instruction Slideshow

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Reviewer Webinar

The following is an archived version of the webinar provided to RFP reviewers:

 FY18 Adult Education and Family Literacy Reviewer Meeting – Invitation ONLY

 

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Career Pathways Definition from WIOA

Below is the full definition of a Career Pathway, taken directly from WIOA Sec. 3 (Def. 7)

CAREER PATHWAY.—The term ‘‘career pathway’’ means a combination of rigorous and high-quality education, training, and other services that—

(A) aligns with the skill needs of industries in the economy of the State or regional economy involved;
(B) prepares an individual to be successful in any of a full range of secondary or postsecondary education options, including apprenticeships registered under the Act of August 16, 1937 (commonly known as the ‘‘National Apprenticeship Act’’; 50 Stat. 664, chapter 663; 29 U.S.C. 50 et seq.) (referred to individually in this Act as an ‘‘apprenticeship’’, except in section 171);
(C) includes counseling to support an individual in achieving the individual’s education and career goals;
(D) includes, as appropriate, education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster;
(E) organizes education, training, and other services to meet the particular needs of an individual in a manner that accelerates the educational and career advancement of the individual to the extent practicable;
(F) enables an individual to attain a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and at least 1 recognized postsecondary credential; and
(G) helps an individual enter or advance within a specific occupation or occupational cluster.

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Advocacy for Students with Autism Workshop

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) is excited to host Milt Wright and Richard Pimentel in an engaging day discussing advocacy.  The goal of the day is to provide participants with ideas to help students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD):
  • discover their own value as individuals,
  • embrace positive lessons that their impairments have taught them,
  • learn ideas to overcome negative stereotypes and cultivate positive social interactions, and
  • learn how to effectively disclose their disability to ask for a reasonable accommodation.

Participants will have the opportunity throughout the day to engage in activities, brainstorm innovative ways to adapt the ideas presented to specifically serve students with autism, and obtain materials that can be used to support families as they help their teen successfully learn to self-advocate.

We invite Special Education teachers and administrators, Community College Student Service Personal, Career Counselors, Adult Education providers, parents of students with ASD and anyone who wants to learn more about empowering students with autism.  Event information is as follows:

Holiday Inn and Suites- Bloomington
3202 East Empire Street
Bloomington, IL, 61704
August 2, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
There is not a cost to attend but we do ask that everyone register. Registration can be found at the following link:
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Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework

The Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework is designed to define and clarify the essential employability skills and provide a standard for the state. Essential employability skills are those general skills that are required to be successful in all sectors of the labor market and are separate from the technical skills attained in career pathways or academic skills such as math and reading. The framework was developed through the collaboration of the Illinois Community College Board; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;  representatives of Illinois businesses; local chambers of commerce; secondary, postsecondary and adult educators and professionals; and other important stakeholders.

The full text of the Essential Employability Skills Framework and self-assessment guide can be Found below:  Essential Employability Skills Framework

Fillable form versions of the self-assessment forms are also available at the following links:

Fillable Program Self-Assessment Form

Fillable Classroom and Activity Self-Assessment

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Technology Resources for Special Learning Needs in the Adult Education Classroom

This webinar was delivered in order to help education professionals discover a variety of technology resources and ways to incorporate them into your adult education classrooms. There was be an emphasis on special learning needs application although the technology resources and classroom applications will be appropriate for ESL, ABE, and ASE students. The presenters provided a tutorial on each of the resources. Handouts with clear instructions and with resources are also available for download.

An archived version of the webinar can be found at the following link:
Technology Resources for Special Learning Needs in the Adult Education Classroom

Additional Resources are available at the links below:
Technology Ides for Special Learning Needs Slideshow
Applications and Resources Document

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