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Forum for Excellence 2019

Pre-Conference: Perkins V & EDGAR

Steven A. Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Pre-Conference: Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting

Upcoming Professional Development
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Expectations for Local Planning
Natasha Allan, Illinois Community College Board

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Anjale Welton, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Grant Compliance
Melissa Andrews, Illinois Community College Board
Nicole Joerger, Illinois Community College Board

IACTE Update
Cindy Stover, Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education

2019 Forum for Excellence Conference

General Session

Welcome
Dr. Brian Durham, Illinois Community College Board

The National Perspective: Equity, Education, and Apprenticeships
Dr. Ben Williams, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

The State of the State
Jennifer K. Foster, Illinois Community College Board
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board
Whitney Mehaffy, Illinois State Board of Education

Breakout Session 1

Employers are Looking for Essential Employability Skills!
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

A Deeper Dive into Mechanisms to Ensure Equity in CTE and Apprenticeships
Dr. Ben Williams, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
Resources: NAPE Micromessaging Framework
NAPE Reflection Action Worksheet
NAPE Overview

Tackling Year #2 with TABE 11/12
Amber Fornaciari, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

The Magic of Team Teaching: An ICAPS Success Story
Levia Loftus, College of Lake County
Felipe Valtierra, College of Lake County

Perkins V Questions & Answers
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Baord
Whitney Mehaffy, Illinois State Board of Education

One College’s Journey Maintaining Quality in an Ever-Changing Discipline
Jesse Allen, Lincoln Trail College
Brent Todd, Lincoln Trail College

Data Insights for Program Review
Kathy Swinson, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
Brandon Weger, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Using Digital Activities to Assess Comprehension in Academic ESL Reading
Jeannette Diller, Heartland Community College

Engaging with Open Education Resources
Jeff Newell, Illinois Community College Board

Tips and Sticks: Creating a Complete Welding Program for Today’s Learner
Merri Johnson, Realityworks

Breakout Session 2

Bridges of Opportunity: Navigating Students through Adult Education to Career Certification
Bianca Perkins, Black Hawk College
Jen Holldorf, Black Hawk College
Glenda Nicke, Black Hawk College

Come One, Come All: Utilizing Best Practices to Promote Classroom Equity
Natasha Allan, Illinois Community College Board
Mackenzie Montgomery, Illinois Community College Board
Amie’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Transitional Support

The ABE/ASE Standars Proficient Seminar
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center
Amber Fornaciari, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Differentiated Assessment: Student-Centered Options to Maximize Understanding and Success
Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Women’s Empowerment in ESL and ABE/ASE Classrooms
Katie Neginskiy, Heartland Human Care Services
Hai Minh Nguyen, Heartland Human Care Services

Career Start
Katie Shevokas, La Moille High School
Jay McCreacken, La Moille High School
Mark Grsybowski, Illinois Valley Community College
Bonnie Campbell, Illinois Valley Community College

Free Online Career Plan and Resume Building Tools to Help Students Reach Their Career Goals
Natasha Telger, Southern Illinois University
LaToya McRae, Southern Illinois University

Integration for Matriculation
Margaret Wolf, Kankakee Community College
Joshua Gregoire, Kankakee Community College
Gregg Beglau, Kankakee Community College

Hands-On with BurlingtonEnglish
Amelia Boggess, BurlingtonEnglish
Brandi Cardwell, BurlingtonEnglish

Breakout Session 3

Programs of Study Expectations Tool
Nicole Joerger, Illinois Community College Board
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Panel on Fostering High-Quality Programming Through Program Review
Facilitated by: Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Jonita Ellis, College of DuPage
Michelle Johnson, Carl Sandburg College
Kathleen Gorski, Waubonsee Community College

Staying Student-Focused: An Exploration of a Career Center and Community College Partnership
Dana King, Heartland Community College
Tom Frazier, Bloomington Area Career Center

Highly Effective Teaching Practices
Marcia Luptak, Elgin Community College

Service Integration: What it Means for Career and Technical and Adult Education
Diana Robinson, Northern Illinois University
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Creating Supplemental Instruction to Build Academic Strategies for Health Care Students
Yolanda Bennett, Moraine Valley Community College

Boost Reading Comprehension with Paired Texts
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Promising Practices in Illinois Career Pathways: Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center
James R. Hull, Lake Land College
Glenda Nicke, Black Hawk College
Cathy Dorathy, Black Hawk College
Jennifer Parrack, Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

Social Studies Role-Playing in ELA and ABE/ASE Classrooms
Katie Neginskiy, Heartland Human Care Services

TABE 11/12 Forum for Best Practices
Michele Ruszkowski, Data Recognition Corporation

Breakout Session 4

ICAPS: Reinventing the Wheel
Matthew Beasland, South Suburban College
Christopher McElroy, South Suburban College

An Overview of ICCB Program Approval Processes
Tricia Broughton, Illinois Community College Board

Expanding and Growing Faculty Externships in Career and Technical Education
Melissa Andrews, Illinois Community College Board

Technical and Essential Employability Competencies: A Necessary Feature for Your Pathways Design
Jonathan Furr, Northern Illinois University
Nik Butenhoff, Belvidere High School

Customized Apprenticeship Programming – Information Technology (CAP-IT)
Jennifer K. Foster, Illinois Community College Board
Lavon Nelson, Illinois Community College Board

MIMIC (Making Industry Meaningful in College)
Dorene Data, Illinois Valley Community College

We’ve Got People on the Inside: An Amazing Partnership
Laura Williams, Danville Area Community College
Brandice Connor, Danville Area Community College

Solving Issues with WIOA: Making Bridge Work Like it Should
Kelsey Briggs-Dineen, National Able Network, Inc.
Tara Driver, National Able Network, Inc.

Using Learning Communities to Help Adult Education Students Transition to College
Marcia Luptak, Elgin Community College

You Say, TABE 11/12! We Say, Free Resources.
Jeff Goumas, CrowdED Learning

Breakout Session 5

Moving Beyond ICAPS Model 1: How We Developed an ICAPS Model 2 in Health Care
Arlene Santos-George, College of Lake County
Laura Asbury, College of Lake County
Jennifer Cordova-Arteaga, College of Lake County

Advisory Committees 101
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Brittany Boston, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Redsign of Career Bridges: Building a Team Aligned with the WIOA Framework
Maureen Fitzpatrick, City Colleges of Chicago
Lauren Hooberman, City Colleges of Chicago

Perkins V: Surveying the Data Landscape as We Transition from Perkins IV to Perkins V
Jay Brooks, Illinois Community College Board

Breaking Down Barriers for Women in Technology
Gina Elias, Illinois Valley Community College
Dorene Data, Illinois Valley Community College

Reading Whole-Class Books in Mixed Level ESL Classes
Katharine Ward, Literacy Works!

Let’s Get Together: An EFE-Community College Partnership That Works!
Alyson Gaspar, Waubonsee Community College
Cassie Blickem, Valley Education for Employment System

Leveraging Tools for CTE Program Improvement
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Chaddrick James-Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Brandi Neal, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Atoms and Starbursts and Tacos, Oh My: Effective Lesson Plans in Math and Science
Clare Tschirn, Illinois Central College
Teresa Osterloo, Illinois Central College

GED Program Update: New Tools and Resources for Student Success
Brian Smith, GED Testing Services

Breakout Session 6

Using Excel’s Pivot Table Tool for DAISI Data Management
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board

Combating Food Insecurity on Community College Campuses
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board
Francesca Catalano, Kankakee Community College

Special Populations
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Brittany Boston, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Digital Literacy and the Workforce
Angelique Maguire, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

A Review of the Current Dual Credit Landscape
Marcus Brown, Illinois Community College Board

Illinois’ IELCE Toolkit
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Catherine Porter, Adult Learning Resource Center

Math in Context: Math for the Workplace
Michael Matos, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition

The Power of YOU: Use and Impact of a Digital Student Wellness Portal
Tina Hardy, Illinois Valley Community College
Patrice Hess, Illinois Valley Community College

Steal Big, Steal Little: Perkins Plans for Budgets of All Sizes
Patty Zuccarello, Joliet Junior College
Bonnie Campbell, Illinois Valley Community College

Educational Testing Service (ETS) HiSET Program Updates – Tools & Resources Available Now!
Douglas Garcia, Educational Testing Services HiSET Program

Closing Session

Partnering for Success
Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, Philadelphia Youth Network

 

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