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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 B. Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft.

Breakout Session I
Programs of Study in ALL 16 Career Clusters
Engaging Students in Career Pathways through Individual Learning Plans
Exploring Expectations of Programs of Study
Teamwork: A Key in Developing and Implementing an Accelerating Opportunity (AO)/Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) Program
Ready, Set, Start: Alignment of Campus and Dual Credit Courses

Breakout Session II
Pathways to Results (PTR)/Programs of Study (POS) Collaboration and Partnerships
Fast Track to Completion
Identifying and Serving Special Populations
Transforming Health Science Pathways to Meet State Workforce Needs:  A Case Study
Engaging the Whole Community in Workforce Readiness

General Session
The State of Dual Credit
Amanda Corso
Debra Bragg

General Session
Perkins Reauthorization Update

Breakout Session III
Kaskaskia Student Success Model
Soft Skills and CTE – Preparing Students for 21st Century Learning
Accelerating Dual Credit/Articulation in CTE
Pathways to Results (PTR):  Addressing Equity Gaps and Improving Programs of Study (POS)
Alternative Spring Break Experiences in Work-Based Learning – Expanding the Walls of the Classroom for all Community College Students

Closing Session
Connecting Career Pathways Panel

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