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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  An archived version of the conference program is available at the following link:  Forum for Excellence 2017 Program Pre-Conference Sessions Adult Education Administrators’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… Continue Reading

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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: … Continue Reading

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2015 Forum for Excellence Conference

Thank you for participating in the 2015 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 22, 2015 – September 23, 2015 201 Broadway Street Description The Forum for… Continue Reading

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2014 Forum for Excellence Conference

The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier CTE professional development event. The Conference offered participants the opportunity to engage with national and State CTE experts, dialogue with peers on a range of vital topics, and experience a showcase of new ideas, innovations, and best practices from across Illinois. The 2014 Forum for Excellence featured Matthew… Continue Reading

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2013 Forum for Excellence Conference

The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier CTE professional development event. The Conference offers participants the opportunity to engage with national and state CTE experts, dialogue with peers on a range of vital topics, and experience a showcase of new ideas, innovations, and best practices from across Illinois. Agenda Guided Path to Success:  High School… Continue Reading

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Enhancing Classroom Success for ALL Learners-Special Populations Resources

This workshop will help participants identify, retain and support students from special populations as defined in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. These special populations are individuals with disabilities, single parents, English language learners, economically disadvantaged and learners preparing for non-traditional careers. Participants will learn techniques which enhance the classroom… Continue Reading

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IBM Watson’s Response” – How is Illinois Making Data Collection Easy?

If “IBM Watson” had responded to the Category – CTE Data Collection -Student Information System (SIS) that Connects to the Longitudinal Data System (LDS), the correct answer would have been – How is Illinois making data collection easy? Come learn about Illinois’ System for CTE data collection. Power Point Presentation

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What Constitutes College-text Readiness At Your Institution? One College’s Cross-Discipline Audit

This presentation will describe a cross-discipline curriculum audit at Joliet Junior College to determine what constitutes college-level reading readiness at the College. This presentation examines the text expectations for introductory-level general education and CTE courses. While simultaneously exploring the curricula in the developmental reading courses, the alignment of skills and competencies across these courses can… Continue Reading

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Capture Students’ Interest and Accelerate Success through Contextualized Learning

Learn how college developmental education and transportation CTE faculty collaborated to create a developmental reading course that yielded results beyond the expectations. Students exceeded expectations in attendance, completion and performance, as well as developing a small learning community. See the sequence of activities, examine the outline of partners needed, hear lessons learned, and explore sustainability…. Continue Reading

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Electronic Guideposts for Students’ Exploration of Career Pathways

Endemic to most postsecondary institutions is the discrepancy between individual program numbers taken from data records and the actual number of students pursuing a program’s credential. Too often, a student’s actual academic and career goals are not reflected in his/her declared student major record. Students, especially after extended leaves of absence from college, often shift… Continue Reading

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