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Nontraditional Occupations Summit

Do you struggle with recruiting students into fields nontraditional for their gender, such as men in nursing or women in STEM? Are you looking for success strategies to improve enrollment? Join national experts from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) as they lead an engaging workshop on how to discuss and market nontraditional occupations. Participants will receive the Explore Nontraditional Careers Toolkit which provides toolkit provides a research-grounded process to assist educators in transforming their practice to increase the participation and persistence of students in nontraditional occupational programs and pathways. Through a process of examination, reflection, and action, the activities in this toolkit prepare educators to reach, teach, and maximize the success of every student. Activities, reflections, detailed lesson plans, PLC guides, and vivid infographics are included. This interactive workshop will provide career and technical educators, and those who support students and educators, with tools and activities to identify data driven and research-based strategies to increase access and achievement for students pursuing nontraditional fields.

 

Event Details
December 19, 2018
9:00am – 3:00pm
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Redbird A/B
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL 61761

 

Important information
* This is a free event
* Individual registration is required for all attendees
* Lunch will be provided
* Registration closes December 10, 2018

 

Registration

Registration can be found at the following link:
Registration Page

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WIOA Regional Workshops: Service Integration

The workshop was designed to assist LWIA teams in understanding the foundation of service integration and beginning the collaborative discussions paramount to implementing effective service integration strategies. The day featured national expert Jodie Sue Kelly from Cygnet Associates leading teams as they identified best practices in assessing clients and the basic collaborative needs for successful service integration. The agenda also included an update on the Service Integration Framework, discussion on suitability for training and case noting and the relationships needed for referral service. There was also time for local teams to apply concepts to the practices in their local areas.  Event Information and archived resources can be found below.

Example of team:
– one stop operator (required),
– board representative (encouraged),
– representative of each core one-stop partner (required),
– other required one-stop partners (encouraged)
The priority is on local teams attending together. If your team cannot attend the session closest to your region you may elect to attend one of the other sessions.

Event Details

October 30, 2018 ~ 10am – 3:30pm
John A Logan College
Battleau/Ivey Room
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918

October 31, 2018 ~ 10am – 3:30pm
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Normal
White Oak Room
8 Traders Circle
Normal, IL 61761

November 1, 2018 ~ 10am – 3:30pm
Arturo Velasquez Westside Technical Institute
Barnes and Noble College Auditorium
2800 S. Western
Chicago, IL 60608

Archived Resources

Agenda Northern Event
Agenda Southern Event
Agenda Central Event
Presentation Slideshow – Service Integration
Case Scenarios
Breakout Session Document – Effective Referrals

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A Day with Tim Elmore: Building and Supporting Leadership Among Your Team. #1783

SELA Representative: – Barb Eichhorn – eichhornba@gmail.com

December 4, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – A DoubleTree by Hilton
701 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Breakfast & lunch are included in the $50.00 registration fee.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
8:30 – 3:30 Presentation/Training.

Description
Most of us, as administrators, began our career in a classroom. Teaching students is our passion. Now—we lead entire schools and often must learn the ropes of effective leadership on the job. How do you effectively cast a compelling vision? How to you help faculty stay focused? How to you plan a strategy? How do you empower staff? This session will provide practical principles that can transfer to any campus and any team, taught with the power of an image and a conversation. The Habitudes will furnish a leadership language for your people.

Target Audience
School Administrators

Speaker Information
Dr. Tim Elmore Growing Leaders founder Dr. Tim Elmore is passionate about understanding the emerging generation and helping adults teach them how to become leaders in their schools, their communities and their careers. As a youth leadership expert and thought leader in his field, he educates adults to help them understand the challenges and experiences today’s generation faces and connect with them in a way that resonates. Dr. Elmore believes, by cultivating leadership abilities in young adults and encouraging the adults who guide them, Growing Leaders can be the catalyst for emerging generations that will truly change the world. Dr. Tim Elmore Growing Leaders founder Dr. Tim Elmore is passionate about understanding the emerging generation and helping adults teach them how to become leaders in their schools, their communities and their careers. As a youth leadership expert and thought leader in his field, he educates adults to help them understand the challenges and experiences today’s generation faces and connect with them in a way that resonates. Dr. Elmore believes, by cultivating leadership abilities in young adults and encouraging the adults who guide them, Growing Leaders can be the catalyst for emerging generations that will truly change the world.

An additional fee of $15.00 is required for anyone requesting the Administrator Academy Credit.
Checks for the $15.00 Administrator Academy Credit needs to be made payable to Regional Office of Education #51 and is only payable on-site.
(For check writing purposes only–ROE #51, 2201 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

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 as breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and materials have been purchased for you. If you cannot attend, you accept the responsibility to cancel with the conference registrar Connie Borowski at cjborow@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-1952 .

Registration

For registration visit the following link:
Registration

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Web Accessibility Q&A Webinar

On October 22, 2018, ICSPS conducted an introduction to web accessibility presentation for Kaskaskia College.  The webinar included a question and answer session that may be valuable to a more general audience.  Archived versions of the presentation can be found below:

Resources:

Presentation Slideshow

Archived Webinar

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Leading for Equity in Illinois’ Perkins V Planning and Implementation

Description:

Equity in CTE & Perkins V Planning: Understanding the equity provisions in the new Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law July 31, 2018. Explore equity gaps in CTE in order to identify opportunities for program improvement, and place equity at the center of your leadership in your spheres of control and influence. Join D. Ben Williams, NAPE CEO, for this interactive and informative professional learning program as Illinois begins the planning process for Perkins V implementation.

Target Audience:
Secondary and Postsecondary Perkins Coordinators, Leaders, and Practitioners are encouraged to attend.

Event Details:

November 19, 2018
Radisson Hotel Normal
8 Traders Circle
Normal, IL 61761

9:00-3:00pm (lunch will be provided)

There is no cost, but on-line registration is required.
Fields marked with an * are required.

Registration:

Registration can be accessed at the following link:
Registration Page

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WIOA Regional Workshop: Service Integration Informational Webinar

A Wednesday Webinar information session on the content and suggested team composition for the WIOA Regional Workshops: Service Integration event was held on October 17, 2018.   The WIOA Regional Workshop, itself, will be held in several locations across the state. The informational wbinar has been archived at the following link to assist you in planning attendance.  The Slideshow has also been archived for your convenience.

Resources:

WIOA Wednesday Webinar for One-Stop Operators: WIOA Regional Workshops
Presentation Slideshow

Event Page:

To access the WIOA regional Workshops presentation page or to register for this event please visit the following link:
https://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/wioa-regional-workshops

 

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Making Special Education Law Functional AA#1256

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

November 6, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm
Tax Slayer Center
Conference Room C
201 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

Lunch is included in the $30.00 registration fee.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
8:30 – 3:30 Presentation/Training.

Description
Enter a description for this event. In this Academy, participants will have the opportunity to learn and discuss various topics in special education law that can be challenging to school staff. The law pertaining to recent Supreme Court rulings on FAPE, defensible IEP practices, Section 504, child find, due process, and more will be explored through the review of case law and interactively working through hypothetical situations. Throughout the presentation, participants will be encouraged to bring their legal issues forward for further discussion. At the conclusion of this Academy, participants will have a clear understanding of the mandates of the law pertaining to special education issues that often lead to controversy and conflict with parents.

Target Audience
Superintendents, Principals, Deans, Special Education Directors/Supervisors/Coordinators, Special Education Teachers

Speaker Information
Christina Sepiol, J.D. Ed.D, is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in Indian Prairie School District 204 located in Naperville, Illinois. She has also served as an assistant director in a special education cooperative, and was legal counsel for numerous school districts throughout the State of Illinois, focusing her practice in matters related to special education, student discipline and disability rights. Her legal background also includes serving as a due process hearing officer and Section 504 hearing officer in the State of Indiana.

Her educational experiences have included teaching in the field of special education at the elementary through high school levels and serving as a building principal in an alternative day school setting. Prior to representing school districts, Dr. Sepiol represented parents whose interests were adverse to school districts. She is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and has served on the Illinois Council of School Attorney’s Committees on Special Education and the No Child Left Behind Act.

An additional fee of $15.00 is required for anyone requesting the Administrator Academy Credit.
Checks for the $15.00 Administrator Academy Credit needs to be made payable to Rock Island County Regional Office of Education and is only payable on-site.
(For check writing purposes only–Rock Island County ROE, 3430 Avenue Of The Cities, Moline, IL 61265)

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 as breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and materials have been purchased for you. If you cannot attend, you accept the responsibility to cancel with the conference registrar Connie Borowski at cjborow@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-1952 .

Registration

For registration visit the following link:
Registration

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Forum for Excellence 2018

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 2018 Program

 

Pre-Conference: Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting

Welcome and Introductions
Whitney Thompson, Director for Career and Technical Education, Illinois Community College Board

Grant Compliance Overview
Natasha Allan, Associate Director for Career and Technical Education Compliance, Illinois Community College Board

Equity in CTE, Serving Special Populations Students
Aime’e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

FY 2019 Priorities, Grants, and Professional Development
Whitney Thompson, Director for Career and Technical Education, Illinois Community College Board
Aime’e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Perkins Reauthorization
Kathryn Zekus, Senior Associate for Federal Policy, Advance CTE

Q&A with ISBE and ICCB
Marci Johnson, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Illinois State Board of Education
Whitney Thompson, Director for Career and Technical Education, Illinois Community College Board

 

Forum For Excellence Conference

 

General Session

Welcome and General Session
Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson, Executive Director, Illinois Community College Board

Keynote – Exploring the Future of Work
Maria Flynn, President and CEO, Jobs for the Future

 

Breakout Session 1

Stratagies and Lessions Learned In Developing Successful ICAPS Model 1 and Model 2 Programs
Arlene Santos-George, College of Lake County
Levia Loftus, College of Lake County
Jennifer Cordova-Arteaga, College of Lake County

Compassionate All-Inclusive Retention Efforts
Toula Kelikian, Morton College
Lydia Falbo, Morton College
Carolyn Markel, Morton College

Strategies Promoting CTE Program Awareness to Area Youth
Paul Bruinsma, Frontier Community College

Kara Blanton, Frontier Community College

Incorporating Research into a Standard-Aligned Lesson
Amy Elston, College of DuPage
Jennifer Schreier, College of Dupage/Harper College

High Quality CTE Programming: Taking Another Look at Program Approval and Review Policies
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board

Choosing, Applying, Interviewing, and Succeeding with Road to Work and Workwise
Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center
Carol Larsen, New Readers Press/ProLiteracy

Maggie’s and Mary’s Top Tips for Building and Sustaining Effective One-Stop Relationships
Margaret Wolf, Kankakee Community College
Mary Posing, Kankakee Community College

My Big, Fat, Greek and Latin Roots
Susan Wilson, C.E.F.S Economic Opportunity Corporation

Creative and Practical Approaches for Incorporating Career Awareness in Language Arts Instruction
Irina Cline, Morton College

Moving Equity Beyond Inquiry Through Pathways to Results
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Chaddrick Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Heather Fox, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

 

Plenary Session

Panel on Scaling Apprenticeships in Illinois: A Collaborative Effort
Facilitated by: Whitney Thompson, Director for Career and Technical Education, Illinois Community College Board

 

Breakout Session 2

Blended Learning for Any Class
Kerry Urquizo, Heartland Community College
Heather Huckstadt, Heartland Community College
Khrystyna Sanborn, Heartland Community College
Valerie Conrady, Heartland Community College

A Powerful Combination for Instructors – Using TABE 11 and 12 Blueprints and the IL ABE-ASE Content Standards
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center
Amber Fornaciari, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Experiential Learning in Criminal Justice Make it Real
Jemel Townsend, Elgin Community College
Cathy Taylor, Elgin Community College

Special Populations Update: What’s New with Perkins Reauthorization?
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Do the Math! Accelerating Students’ Progress in Level-Up Math
Jacqueline Lynch, Triton College
Mitchell Goins, Triton College

GED© Program Update: New Tools and Resources for Student Success
Liz Lanphear, GED© Testing Services

Supporting ELLs in Bridge and IET Programs
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center
Catherine Porter, Adult Learning Resource Center

Micro What?  Micro-Aggressions and the Impact on Faculty, Staff, and Student
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Chaddrick Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Heather Fox, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Strategies to Increase Adoption of Digital Literacy Tools – Evaluating Success Both Inside and Outside the Classroom
Elizabeth Romero, Illinois Digital Learning Lab
Heather Erwin, Illinois Digital Learning Lab
Eduardo Pimentel, McLean County Youthbuild
Mary Ann Kolls, Kishwaukee College
Nilay Zan-Donmez, Albany Park Community Center

Aligning Free and Open Educational Resources to Support TABE 11/12 Transitions

Jeff Goumas, CrowdEd Learning

 

Breakout Session 3

The Psychology of Scarcity – Why Questionable Decisions May Make PERFECT SENSE
Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Get Your Motor Running – Partnerships with Purpose
Alyson Gasper, Waubonsee Community College

Ken Kunz, Waubonsee Community College
Kathryn Leiting, National Coalition of Certification Centers
Brian Steele, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Update from the Illinois State Board of Education
Marci Johnson, Illinois State Board of Education

Steve Parrott, Illinois State Board of Education
Brian Houser, Illinois State Board of Education
Whitney Mehaffey, Illinois State Board of Education
John DeWeese, Illinois State Board of Education

Don’t Be Humble Share Your Success
Melissa Lachcik, Joliet Junior College
Michelle Lyman, Joliet Junior College

Civil Rights Reviews – Ensuring Equity and Student Success Through Best Practices
Natasha Allan, Illinois Community College Board

Measuring Outcomes and Identifying Opportunities
Lucas Dickson, Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI)

The Language of Math – Fusing the New ESL Math Standards
Meg Dawczak, Moraine Valley Community College
Patrick Lohan, Moraine Valley Community College
Christian Torres, Moraine Valley Community College

Work = Play:  To Homework or Not to Homework
Alexsandr Zvodinsky, City College of Chicago – Malcolm X College

Science with a Special Learning Needs Twist
Monica Waller, Lewis and Clark Community College

Defining a Concise Problem Statement to Guide Equity-driven Change Through Pathways to Results Implementation
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Chaddrick Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Heather Fox, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

 

Breakout Session 4

Stackable Certificates and Career Pathways
Mary Beth Ottinger, Harper College

John Sands, Moraine Valley Community College

Is This Thing On or Am I Wasting my Time?  Using Faculty Development and Employer Engagement to Improve CTE Program Design and Assessment
Patty Zuccarello, Joliet Junior College

Technical Math at Illinois Community Colleges: Status and Recommendations
Kathleen Almy, Northern Illinois University

Scaling of Pathways to Results – A New Approach
Amanda Smith, Rock Valley College

The Twilight Drone: Partnering within Your Own College to Enhance Curriculum
Chris Edwards, Rend Lake College

Gabriele Farner, Rend Lake College

Answering WIOA: See What’s New in Career Exploration and Soft Skills
Brandi Cardwell, Burlington English

Robert Breitbard, Burlington English

Making iPathways Math Meaningful
Lisa Liltchfield, Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CIAT)

Southwestern Illinois College – Building CTE Programs Through Strategic Partnerships
Mark Bosworth, Southwestern Illinois College
Brad Sparks, Southwestern Illinois College

Programs of Study to Career Pathways – The Nuts and Bolts

Fred Stanley, Illinois Community College Board
Mary Werries, Illinois Community College Board

ICAPS and Business Technology – Planning, Collaborating, and Graduating Students for Success
Khrystyna Sanborn, Heartland Community College

Linda Lambert, Heartland Community College

 

Breakout Session 5

Demystifying Math Practices
Amber Fornaciari, Central Adult Education Service Center
Dawn Hughes, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Employment 101: Tools to Reach Training Employment Goals
Natasha Telger, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
LaToya McRae, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

PWR ACT and Transitional Math: Updates on Implementation
Jon Furr, Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University

Kathleen Almy, Northern Illinois University

Emphasizing the E (Education) in Your Welding Program
Merri Johnson, Realityworks

Diane Ross, Realityworks

DAISI-PENTAHO Using Excel PivotTables to Analyze Program Data and Manage Student Testing
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board

ETS HiSET Program Updates: Tools and Resources Available Now!
Douglas Garcia, ETS HiSET

Industry Partnerships Making the Connections
Don Sykora, Morton College

Exploring Resources for Students with Autism
Nikki Michalak, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Math Activities for ESL/ELL Students

Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center

i-Pathways 3.0: What’s New?
Kathy Tracey, i-Pathways

 

Breakout Session 6

WIOA Innovations in Adult Education and Their Partners
Jamil Steele, Illinois Community College Board

Stephen Alderson, Instituto del Progreso
Dan Deasy, College of DuPage
Christina Hutcheson, Rend Lake College
Reni Mitkova, Township High School District 113
Maggie Wolf, Kankakee Community College

New Tech City – The Growing Demand for Industrial Maintenance Technology
Marc Battista, Elgin Community College

George Rosa, Elgin Community College

Why is CTE Academic Integration So Difficult
Melissa Andrews, Illinois Community College Board

A Hidden Pathway to Higher Education
Mindy Diaz, Joliet Junior College
Libby Budd, Joliet Junior College

Illinois College2Career: A New State Web Tool for Connecting Illinois College Graduate Data with Employment Outcomes
Jay Brooks, Illinois Community College Board

Every Student, Future Ready!
Lisa Kardish, Xello, formerly Career Cruising
Jarrod Hann, Xello, formerly Career Cruising

Close Reading Strategies for College and Career Readiness in ABE-ASE and ESL Classes
Laura Sherwood, Adult Learning Resource Center
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Learning on the Go
Kathy Tracey, i-Pathways

Strategies for Teaching and Applying Digital Literacy Skills

Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learners
Jeff Goumas, CrowdEd Learning

 

Closing Session

Closing Statements
Jennifer K. Foster, Deputy Director for Adult Education and Workforce, Illinois Community College Board
Dr. Brian Durham, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, Illinois Community College Board

 

ICCB Resources

Perkins Expenditure Resource
ICCB Helpful Web Links

 

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Archived WIOA Collaborative Business Engagement Regional Workshops

WIOA Collaborative Business Engagement Regional Workshops

The WIOA Collaborative Business Engagment Workshops were held at the following times and locations across the state:

  • June 4, 2018 ~ 10am – 3pm ~ Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College,
    1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • June 11, 2018 ~ 10am – 3pm ~ Parkland College, D244,
    2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
  • June 15, 2018 ~ 10am – 3pm ~ Thelma Keller Convention Center,
    1202 N. Keller Dr., Effingham, IL 62401 Size – 100-150 people

The workshops provided an opportunity for partner agencies to develop professional connections, learn about salient WIOA issues, develop consistent messaging, and engage in problem solving activities.

Materials from the events can be found below:

Agenda – Collaborative Business Engagement
Improving Outcomes Through Collaborative Business Engagement Presentation
Business Engagement Dos and Don’ts Handout
Sector Partnership-based Employer Engagement Framework
State Framework for Integrated Business Services
LWIA Regional Map
Regional Workshop Group Activity

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Perkins as a Required Partner Webinar

This webinar discussed the role of Perkins as one of the sixteen required partner for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  During the webinar the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) discussed the responsibilities that come along with that role, the importance of connecting with fellow required partners, and the impact it has on your programs.  Exemplary programs also shared their successes and what they have learned.

Archived Materials:

Perkins as a Required Partner Webinar Slideshow
Perkins as a Required Partner Webinar Slideshow Slideshow Supplement – Harper College

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