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Technical Math Webinar – Findings and Request for Technical Assistance

The Illinois Community College Board has contracted with Northern Illinois University to conduct research on technical math and provide technical assistance on effective practices. A sample of Illinois community colleges were interviewed in 2018 to learn about their technical math offerings, successes, and challenges. In an upcoming webinar, Kathleen Almy, Director for Transitional Math, will provide an overview the results including key findings, issues, best practices, and recommendations. Additionally, two math faculty from the Illinois community college system will be sharing the work they have done with technical faculty and administration to improve technical math instruction and offerings on their campuses. These instructors have been contracted to serve as resources for colleges that want to improve their technical math offerings. The contracted faculty will work with colleges as they request which can include calls, Zoom calls, and other additional work as needed to help institutions develop plans of action and execute them. If colleges are interested, contracted faculty will work to incorporate the new, free state-level technical math resources developed to support the PWR Act’s transitional technical math.

If you are interested in learning more about technical math, transitional technical math, or how you can gain assistance to improve your technical math offerings, please join us for this webinar on May 9. More information about the technical assistance, including the timeline and how to apply, will be shared on the webinar.

Archived Webinar

The archived webinar can be found at the ICSPS YouTube Page and accessed at the following link:

Archived Webinar (link redirects to YouTube)

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Eliminating Barriers Through Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Research shows that when teaching is responsive to diverse cultural norms of behavior and communication in the classroom, students have increased interest, motivation, persistence, and achievement. Responsive teaching is when educators relate content and instructional strategies to the cultural backgrounds of their students. Through a process of examination, reflection, and action, NAPE’s Eliminating Barriers through Culturally Responsive Teaching Toolkit prepares educators to reach, teach, and maximize the success of every student.

Presenter
Meagan Pollock, PhD Certified Equity Instructor, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Intended Audience
• High School Academic or Career Counselors
• Community College Administrators responsible for recruitment and transitions
• CTE Deans, and Student Service staff
• Secondary and Postsecondary Perkins Professionals

Event Information:

May 23, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL 61761

Registration

You can find registration at the following link: Eliminating Barriers Through Culturally Responsive Classrooms Registration

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English Learners in Special Education and other Legal Updates:  What’s New and Noteworthy in Special Education for 2019

Description
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! This workshop, presented by Brandon K. Wright of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., is specially designed for administrators, teachers, and other special education professionals who want a deeper dive into the emerging trends in special education law, specifically covering English Learners in special education, Section 504, managing behavior in the LRE, and other important updates. Come prepared for a lively and informative day, packed with plenty of opportunities for audience participation and targeted answers to your most pressing questions. By using case law from around the U.S., filtered through the lens of an experienced special education attorney, you will walk away with a renewed clarity about your legal obligations – and the confidence to keep focused on ensuring your district’s actions are legal, efficient, and effective!

Target Audience
Administrators, teachers, and special education professionals

Region 2 SELA Representative: – Christan Schrader. – cschrader@bhased.org

June 13, 2019
8:30am – 3pm
East Moline School District Administration Center
3451 Morton Drive
East Moline, IL 61244

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Registration opens at 8:00am
Presentation/Training will begins at 8:30am

Important Information
* This is a free event
* Individual registration is required for all attendees
* Lunch is on your own
* CPDU’s are available
* Registration closes June 12, 2019

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By registering for this event, you agree to the following:
I am giving permission for the information which I have entered into the registration form to be printed on a participants’ list. The list may be distributed to the workshop/conference participants.

Each registrant receives an official name tag and entry into the participant list.

I understand that when I register for this event, I make a commitment to attend the workshop. If I cannot attend, I accept the responsibility to cancel by June 6, 2019.

For registration visit the following link:
Registration

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Special Populations Symposium

Special Populations is a key component of Perkins V. The Special Populations Symposium is an opportunity for Career and Technical Education professionals to learn about the Perkins V Special Populations, and the innovative initiatives and activities that have been developed through the Leadership Grant Package – Supporting Students and Special Populations option. The Symposium will feature equity experts and highlight national resources related to serving students entering in to nontraditional occupations.

Target Audience
CTE Equity Professionals
Special Populations Coordinators
Perkins Administrators
Student Service Support Professionals

Event Details
June 4, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch provided)
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL 61761

Important Information
*There is no cost, but online registration is required.
*Fields marked with an * are required.

Registration
Registration can be found at the following link:
Special Populations Symposium Registration

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Exploring STEM Careers with NAPE

Join Meagan Pollock from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) as she guides us through the NAPE Exploring STEM Careers Toolkit. NAPE’s series of turnkey implementation toolkits provide research-grounded strategies and processes designed to equip educators with new tools to reach, teach, and guide every student to realize their potential. Each of the toolkits also serves as a workbook for an accompanying professional development workshop led by NAPE’s Certified Equity Instructors. NAPE’s Explore STEM Careers Toolkit provides a framework with lesson plans and activities to help counselors, teachers, and administrators to educate and inspire every student to consider a career in STEM.  Student activities (with Spanish translations), detailed lesson plans, and vivid infographics are included.

Event Information:

Thursday  April 4, 2019
11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Archived Webinar:

The archived webinar can be found at the following link (Clinking this link will redirect you to the ICSPS Youtube page):
Archived Webinar

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Trade Adjustment Assistance Act Roundtable

Description
The Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity hosted a Trade Adjustment Assistance Act Roundtable in Springfield on March 12-13, 2019. This event offered an opportunity for local area Trade case managers and administrators to interact with state staff from IDES and DCEO, LWIA peers, and U.S. Department of Labor Region 5 Regional TAA and TRA Lead, Jason Hudson. Discussions included national and regional updates, DOL/DCEO technical assistance, Trade case management, Trade Rapid Response, and IWDS entries.

Target Audience
The roundtable was designed for LWIA Trade case managers and administrators responsible for the delivery of Trade Act benefits and services at the local level.

Event Information

March 12, 2019
9:30 AM -4:30 PM
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March 13, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703

Event Documents:

IWDS Trade Survey

01 – Trade Adjustment Roundtable Agenda

02 – WIOA Training – IDES

03 The RTAA Saga – IDES

04 – UI TRA Benefit years – IDES

05 – IDES Adjust Screen Presentation

06 – IWN Presentation Trade Resources March 2019 FINAL

07 – USDOL UPDATES

08 – DCEO Updates March 2019 Roundtable

09 – Bi-Weekly Attendance Sample Case Notes

10 – Merit Staff Approval Request Email Formats

11 – 7 Conditions Sample

12 -TAA TABE 11/12 Presentation

13 – TABE 11/12 Grade Equivalency Charts

14 – TABE 11/12 Individual Profile Report

15 – Illinois Employment and Business System Overview

16 – Chapter 11 Case Management During Training

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Navigating the Transition Years for Individuals with ASD: Resources for entering the workforce and postsecondary education

As the number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, many students with ASD are now graduating from high school and entering the workforce and higher education classrooms. Come learn about resources available to support the transition.

Event Information:

This webinar was held on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Resources:

Archived Webinar (link navigates to the webinar housed on YouTube)
Slideshow

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School Law Update: English Learners and Special Education – Region 1

Description
In this morning session, Brandon K. Wright of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. will explore one of the major topics emerging in special education law evolving in 2019: English learner students. Participants will spend time learning about recent cases and agency guidance affecting how educators program for English learners, including evaluation requirements, meaningful parental participation, and proper IEP services consistent with state and federal guidelines.

Target Audience
Building and district administrators, both general and special education

Event Information

Region 4 SELA Representative: – Elizabeth DeGruy, Ed.D. – degruyel@u4sd.org

April 15, 2019
8:30am – 12pm
Mellon Building
703 S. New Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Important Information
* There is a $10.30 registration fee payable by credit card at the end of this registration process (checks/purchase orders are not accepted)
* Individual registration is required for all attendees
* Registration closes April 10, 2019
Space is Limited
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Registration opens at 8:00am
Presentation/Training will begins at 8:30am

By registering for this event, you agree to the following:
You are giving permission for the information which you have entered into the registration form to be printed on a participants’ list. The list may be distributed to the workshop/conference participants.

Each registrant receives an official name tag, a careful payment record, and entry into the participant list.

Further you understand that when you register for this event, you are making a commitment to attend the workshop. If you cannot attend, you accept the responsibility to cancel with the conference registrar, Connie Borowski at cjborow@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-1952.

Refund requests will be honored until 11:59pm on 4/10/19

For registration visit the following link:
Registration

Presentation
IAASE Region 4 – English Learners in Special Education

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Summit 2019

The Illinois WIOA Summit 2019 was hosted by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, The Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and other WIOA partners. This Summit capitalized on the momentum of WIOA implementation activities, regional professional development workshops, and the partnerships strengthened by the last WIOA Summit to provide training and networking opportunities for WIOA partners. This Summit provided high level guidance on implementing service integration and innovative practices related to policy.  Archived resources can be found below.

2 Day Summit Details
April 23 & 24, 2019
Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532

Archived Agenda

WIOA Summit Program

Archived Conference Materials

Plenary Sessions:

Service Integration – An Overview

Moving from Isolation to Integration

Service Integration Day One Wrap-Up

Collaboration Among Partners: How Can We Work Together, the Meaning of Partnerships

Service Integration in 2020: Workforce Plans

Break Out Session One

Assessment:  A Key Component of Customer-Centered Design

Customer-Centered Design and the Integration Continuum

Effective Practices for Integrated Service Delivery

Integrated Title II  Adult Education to Meet Customer Needs

Perkins V and How it Relates to WIOA Partners

The Trials and Tribulations of Implementing WIOA

Break Out Session Two

Apprenticeship Expansion Grants and WIOA Integration

Building a Supportive and Accountable One-Stop Culture

Collaboration and Partnership with AJC and Business Partners – A Panel Discussion

Introduction to ICAPS/IET as Training Models

One-Stop Certification Process

Sector Strategies – Past, Present, and Future

Break Out Session Three

Braiding Funding and Leveraging Resources

Perkins as a Required Partner:  Sharing Innovation and Best Practices

Service Integration Self-Assessment

Tools to Assess Training Program Suitability

WIOA Innovations: Career Navigator 101

WIOA in Action, from Concepts to Reality – The Creation of the Career Navigator for Chicago Adult Education

Developing Partnerships to Strengthen the One-Stop Culture (Shared documents below)

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Top 10 Documents for Civil Rights in the Secondary System

The following documents have been created as a resource to help your Local Educational Authority understand civil rights requirements for grievance procedures, notices of nondiscrimination, and web accessibility.  These resources are useful at-a-glance guidance, but more information about civil rights requirements and the ISBE civil rights review process for the secondary system can be found at ILequity.com

Documents:

Top 10 Tips for Grievance Procedures
Top 10 Tips for Notices of Nondiscrimination
Top 10 Tips for Web Accessibility

Please visit the following website for more information:

ILequity.com

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