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Special Populations Summit

The Special Populations Summit is an opportunity for Career and Technical Education professionals to learn about the innovative initiatives and activities that have been developed through the FY17 Special Populations Support Grant. The Summit will also feature national resources related to serving special populations and resources.

The Summit was held on May 23, 2017  at the Illinois State University Alumni Center in Normal, Illinois.

Resources presented at the Summit can be found at the following links:

Student Mentoring in Community Colleges Slideshow
Coaching for Academic Success: Creating a Culture of Success Slideshow

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Perkins Administrator Meeting

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The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) would like to thank those of you who attended the Perkins Administrator Meeting on March 23rd.

At this meeting we explored the new Uniform Grant Guidance, EDGAR, the Perkins legislation and WIOA’s impact on CTE with our guest speaker Michael Brustein from Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC.

Following the workshop the CTE Team of the ICCB provided an overview of the FY18 Postsecondary Perkins Grant Guidelines, updates on monitoring and upcoming professional development and an opportunity for colleges to meet their ICCB liaison.

The presentation materials have been made available at the following links:
FY 2018 Guidelines Meeting Presentation
CTE Apprenticeships and More
BTM Revised Budget Form

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ICCB Perkins Online Data System (PODS) Workshop

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This workshop will provide information about definitions of the Perkins Core Indicators and will assist participants in understanding the path from student enrollment to Core Indicator achievement. Through examination of local data, participants will have the opportunity to practice applying that knowledge to their college, so that they can plan to maximize student success and college achievement of Perkins Core Indicators. Participants will complete Perkins Plan Form 1 Accountability Data Snapshot Worksheet.

Attendees should be new CTE staff with two years or less experience with PODS CTE Performance Data.

Time and Location:

April 20     12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Lincoln Land Community College
Sangamon Hall, Room 2309
5250 Shepherd Road, P.O. Box 19256
Springfield, IL 62794-9256

You can register at the following link:
Registration Page

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Effective Strategies for Team Teachers

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Join this panel discussion in which experienced team teachers will share their experiences and answer your questions. The discussion will cover topics that can assist in the implementation of a team teaching model or be used to help you overcome difficulties you have encountered in your ICAPS program. In this webinar we will also share some useful resources for team teachers.

May 3 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

To register please visit the link below:

Registration Page

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Developing an ICAPS Program Using the Process Checklist for IET Models

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This session was designed for programs beginning to create an integrated program or those wanting to increase their knowledge of IET. During the webinar a panel of experienced ICAPS teams walked through the steps to develop a successful Integrated Education Program.  The webinar also introduced a new Process Checklist to guide you from concept to application.  The webinar was originally held on March 22.

You can view the webinar at the following link:
Developing an ICAPS Program Archived Webinar

The resources can be found below:
Process Checklist for IET Models

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Career Navigator Online Resources

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In this webinar we walked through online resources for Career Navigators available at icapsillinois.com. We  provided examples of material for career/transition plans, college success course development, the screening and selection process, marketing, orientation, and other essential elements of an ICAPS program. Additionally, we shared information on the iLearn system.

The webinar was originally held on March 2 from   10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

An archived version of the webinar and the presentation slideshow can be found at the following links:

Career Navigators Online Resources Webinar
Career Navigator Online Resources Slideshow

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PODS Data and Accountability Webinar

PODS Data and Accountability Webinar

this webinar provided an overview of the Perkins Online Data System (PODS) examining the CTE Performance Data. Participants were provided a step-by-step approach to complete Perkins Plan
Form 1 – Accountability Data Snapshot Worksheet.

Two identical webinars were presented on April 18 at 10:00 AM and April 25 at 10:00 AM.

An archived version of the webinar can be found below:
Perkins Online Data System (PODS) Webinar – Part 1
Perkins Online Data System (PODS) Webinar – Part 2

 

Additional resources that were provided can also be downloaded from the following links:
Using PODS to Enhance Program Improvement Slideshow
PODS Measure Definitions and Outcomes Slideshow
Accessing data for the Program Improvement Plan Slideshow

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FY17 Adult Education and Literacy GATA Budget

This webinar is an information session intended to provide an overview of the process for completing the FY17 Adult Education and Literacy GATA Budget.

The webinar was presented by Ben McDaniel for the Illinois Community College Board on Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST.

The archived version of the Webinar can be found at the link below:
FY17 Adult Education and Literacy GATA Budget Webinar

The resources provided during the webinar are also available:
ICCB Adult Ed Uniform GATA Budget Excel Workbook

The presentation slideshow is available below:
Presentation Slideshow

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Newsletter Archive

Each month ICSPS produces a news letter to promote upcoming professional development and to share pertinent information with Career and Technical Education Professionals in the field.  Archived versions of the newsletters can be found below.

ICSPS News – July 2017

ICSPS News – June 2017

ICSPS News – May 2017

ICSPS News -April 2017

ICSPS News – March 2017

ICSPS News – January/February 2017

ICSPS News – December 2016

ICSPS News – November 2016

ICSPS News – October 2016

ICSPS News – September 2016

ICSPS News – August 2016

ICSPS News – July 2016

 

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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 and Retention

Supporting Students in Nontraditional Careers – Recruitment and Retention

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