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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 &… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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,… Continue Reading

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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The following is an archived version of the webinar provided to RFP reviewers:  FY18 Adult Education and Family Literacy Reviewer Meeting – Invitation ONLY  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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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ICAPS Support Webinar Series

The ICAPS Support Webinar Series was designed to provide information to administrators, instructors, and counselors working in ICAPS programs or at institutions considering the development of an ICAPS program.  In this Webinar Series experts from the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support, the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, and active ICAPS programs shared their knowledge… Continue Reading

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