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Civil Rights Review Facilities Training

The Civil Rights Review process is part of the ICCB’s proactive effort to help colleges increase the accessibility of their campuses and programs and promote an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. This training session focuses on the facilities inspection component of the civil rights review process and will include discussions of the background on the civil rights review process and what to expect during an onsite review, how to prepare for an onsite review,  how to interpret the applicability of different accessibility standards, and engaging case studies related to facilities accessibility.  This training is appropriate for directors of facilities and maintenance, representatives for disability services offices, anyone involved with the self-assessment of campus facilities, or anyone with an interest in understanding physical accessibility requirements.

Event Details

May 30, 2018
10:00-3:00pm (lunch will be provided)

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Redbird B
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL 61761

There is no cost, but on-line registration is required.

Registration can be found at the following link:
Civil Rights Review Facilities Training Registration

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Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting

The Illinois Community College Board Career and Technical Education team and the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support  hosted a Perkins Administrator Cohort meeting on February 27, 2018. The meeting commenced with an overview of the newly released fiscal year 2019 Postsecondary Perkins Plan Guidelines where staff learned about the upcoming grant process, requirements, and plan development. Following, administrators engaged in a grant writing workshop to ensure their local plans meet the goals of the ICCB, Perkins law, and their CTE students. Other topics discussed included the Perkins Learning Community, best practices, common challenges, and professional development opportunities.

Several presentations have been archived.  They can be accessed at the following links:

FY2019 Guidelines Overview

Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support Slideshow : This slideshow includes information on grant writing, upcoming professional development, and prompts for the group activity.

Perkins Expenditure Resource

 

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Exploring Curriculum Integration

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This webinar presented an overview of what curriculum integration looks like by assessing the difference between integration and contextualization, presenting examples of integration, and providing integrative learning strategies.

Resources presented in the webinar can be found below:

Curriculum Integration in CTE
Facilitating Student Learning Through Contextualization
General Education Design Principles 2
How We Integrate on My Campus
Integrative Learning VALUE Rubric

 

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Adult Education Strategic Plan Information Meetings

Adult Education Strategic Plan Feedback Process

Illinois Adult Education Draft Strategic Plan is available for review, comment or feedback at: https://www.iccb.org/iccb/wp-content/pdfs/adulted/publications_reports/ICCB_AE_Strategic_Plan_Draft_1-4-18.pdf or on the ICCB website at www.iccb.org .

The Illinois Community College Board welcomes any written comments or feedback on the strategic plan, specifically the four goals and objectives. Please submit comments to Nora.l.rossman@illinois.govThe deadline for written comment submission is January 12, 2018. 

Please make your comments very specific, clear and concise. Limit comments to 100 words or less per goal/objective. We ask that you submit your comments by listing the Goal and Objective in which you are  referring, as suggested below. If you are recommending a new objective, please indicate the appropriate goal. If you have any additional comments we ask that you label this section as Additional Comments.

SUBMISSION EXAMPLE
Goal #4: Life-long Learning and Technology, Objective Bullet # 3
Comment: (limit to 100 words or less) Example:  Please add the incorporation of technology in the classroom.

 

Information Meetings

In addition, there will be informational meetings held in two different locations throughout the state. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations are welcome to attend one of the two opportunities to provide comments or feedback on the draft Illinois Adult Education Strategic Plan. The same information will be presented at each event. Below is a link to register for the events as listed below:

https://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/machform/view.php?id=63098

  • January 10, 2018 ~ 1:30pm – 3:30pm Holiday Inn & Suites 3202 East Empire Bloomington, IL 61704
  • January 12, 2018 ~ 10:00am – 12:00pm Moraine Valley Community College Building M 9000 West College Parkway Palos Hills, IL 60465

In addition, there will be one statewide webinar which is open to everyone. The same information will be presented at each of the informational meetings discussed above. The registration link for the webinar is listed below or https://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/machform/view.php?id=63098.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer.Foster@illinois.gov.

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ICAPS Logic Model Follow Up Webinar

This webinar provided a follow up to the Logic Model Presentation at the FY 18 Transitions Academy.

 

The Archived Webinar can be found below:

Archived ICAPS Logic Model Follow Up Webinar

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Permissible Uses of Perkins Funds Webinar and Guidance

This webinar will served as a refresher on guidance and requirements related to the uses of funds for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education and Improvement Act of 2006. The webinar discussed required use of funds, permissible use of funds, explanations of basic cost principles, and provided an opportunity to ask questions. Additionally, further guidance has been provided since the webinar has been recorded.  Changes in guidance are further explained below.

 

An archived version of the webinar and the webinar slideshow can be found below:

Permissible Uses of Perkins Funds Archived Webinar

Permissible Uses of Funds Webinar Slideshow

 

ICCB has also provided the following memo to clarify guidance:

 

Perkins Administrators,

In light of recent fiscal findings and subsequent questions, I am writing to clarify guidance on Perkins expenditures specifically for advertising, marketing, and promotional activities.

The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 2 CFR 200.421 states the following:

  • 200.421 (a-b)- Allowable
  • The term advertising costs means the costs of advertising media and corollary administrative costs. Advertising media include magazines, newspapers, radio and television, direct mail, exhibits, electronic or computer transmittals, and the like.
  • The only allowable advertising costs are those which are solely for:
    (1) The recruitment of personnel required by the non-Federal entity for performance of a Federal award (See also §200.463 Recruiting costs);
    (2) The procurement of goods and services for the performance of a Federal award;
    (3) The disposal of scrap or surplus materials acquired in the performance of a Federal award except when non-Federal entities are reimbursed for disposal costs at a predetermined amount; or
    (4) Program outreach and other specific purposes necessary to meet the requirements of the Federal award.
  • 200.421 (e)- Unallowable

(e) Unallowable advertising and public relations costs include the following:

(1) All advertising and public relations costs other than as specified in paragraphs (b) and (d) of this section;
(2) Costs of meetings, conventions, convocations, or other events related to other activities of the entity (see also §200.432 Conferences), including:

(i) Costs of displays, demonstrations, and exhibits;
(ii) Costs of meeting rooms, hospitality suites, and other special facilities used in conjunction with shows and other special events; and
(iii) Salaries and wages of employees engaged in setting up and displaying exhibits, making demonstrations, and providing briefings;

(3) Costs of promotional items and memorabilia, including models, gifts, and souvenirs;
(4) Costs of advertising and public relations designed solely to promote the non-Federal entity.

As interpreted, marketing and advertising in the form of tangible items such as t-shirts, pens, notepads, lanyards, cups, etc. are not allowable expenditures of federal grant funds. Although we have maintained that promotional items for “give-aways” at marketing and recruiting events were not allowable, we have historically allowed using tangible items for advertising purposes when specific and justifiable criteria were met. This is no longer the case.

Federal guidance, such as EDGAR, is not always prescriptive, allowing states and its cognizant agencies a certain level of flexibility. However, from this point forward, only advertising as described verbatim in 2 CFR 200.421 will be allowable. In all circumstances, grant recipients should continue to prioritize funding appropriately and ensure that all grant expenditures are necessary, reasonable, and allocable.

We are working to revise the Carl D. Perkins Postsecondary Grant Manual and other resources to reflect this specific language in addition to other minor modifications. If your FY2018 Perkins planning efforts include such expenditures, please plan to reallocate accordingly. Since these expenses would have been limited and likely not explicit in the budget, it is likely that a budget modification will not be applicable; however, please follow current budget modification processes when appropriate.  If you have specific questions, please reach out to me or your CTE Perkins liaison.

Best,

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

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Dodging the Cookie-cutter System – Helping Students Design an Individualized Plan Webinar

How do you encourage students to view their High School Equivalency as a stepping-stone rather than a final goal? How do we help students see the benefits of a degree, a trade, or a vocational certificate? And, when the cookie-cutter system does not work for all, how do you customize an individual plan for each student? This webinar discussed the way a plan can look for an undocumented, bi-cultural, ESL, or HSE student. This session also demonstrated best practices for creating a student’s individualized plan.

An archived version of the webinar and accompanying handouts can be found below:

Dodging the Cookie-cutter System – Helping Students Design an Individualized Plan Archived Webinar

College Vocabulary Dictionary for First Generation Students

Find Your Major Excel Worksheet

Goal Setting Sheet

Sign-in Sheet Example

Student Advising Guide Excel Worksheet

Transitions Performance Excel Worksheet

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Transitions Academy FY18

Thank you for attending the Transitions Academy 2017.   The Transitions Academy was held on November 8 – 9, 2017 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, Illinois.  For your convenience we have archived presentation material from the Transitions Academy for your continued access.

The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the ICAPS models, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study.

The Transitions Academy Agenda can be found at the following link:  Transitions Academy Agenda Document

Links to archived presentations given at the Transitions Academy, and their accompanying handouts, can be found below:

Wednesday Sessions

The State Perspective: WIOA, How Has the Landscape Changed and How Does this Affect Us?
Jennifer K. Foster, Deputy Director of Adult Education & Workforce, Illinois Community Collage Board
Whitney Thompson, Director for CTE, Illinois Community College Board

Revised Career Pathway Graphic with IET Models-Where do you fit? DAISi Reporting/Co-enrollment
Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Sarah Goldammer, Educational Training Specialist, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Aime’e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Ben McDaniel, Director for Adult Education – Data and Accountability, Illinois Community College Board
–  Career Pathway Graphic
–  IET with EL Civics Graphic

Partnering Panel – ICAPS Models 1 & 2
Panelist include representative from the following programs:
Black Hawk College, College of DuPage, Greater West Town Community Development Project, Kankakee Community College, Rend Lake College

Partnering at the State Level
Jennifer K. Foster, Deputy Director of Adult Education & Workforce, Illinois Community College Board
Lisa Jones, Policy and Grants Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Resources for IETs (ICAPS Model 1 and ICAPS Model 2)
Aime´e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Casey Anderson, Technology Coordinator/ Web Accessibility Coordinator, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Sarah Goldammer, Educational Training Specialist, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Thursday Sessions

Illinois Braided Funding and Ability to Benefit Panel
Panelist include representatives from the following programs:
Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, Lewis and Clark Community College, Rend Lake College, Waubonsee Community College
–  Session Notes

Illinois Team Teaching Models
Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Aime’e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Pre-Apprenticeships/Apprenticeships
Bruce Hallam, US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship Training Representative
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board

Logic Model Discussion
Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Sarah Goldammer, Educational Training Specialist, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
–  Process Checklist for IET Models
–  ICAPS Planning Notes
–  ICAPS Logic Model
Archived Follow-up Webinar

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Team Teaching Menu of Resources

 

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ICAPS/AO programs are required to have a 50% overlap within Team Teaching.  The following resources are designed to assist programs develop, strengthen and improve their Team Teachers. In Illinois, Career & Technical Education (CTE) instructors lead the content/industry instruction with an infusion of basic skills instruction by the Adult Education (AE) instructor.

Team teaching can be defined as a group or pair of teachers working together to purposefully and collaboratively plan, conduct and evaluate learning activities for one group of learners (Goetz, 2000;  Buckley, 2000).

Teams generally comprise of instructors who represent different areas of subject expertise and who use instructional strategies that engage students in ways that are not possible when only one teacher is present (Austin, 2001; Gately & Gately, 2001).

 

 

 

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Career Navigator Menu of Resources

ICAPS Logo- Accelerate Illinois - Skills, Jobs, Economic OpportunityExperienced Career Navigators Answer Your Questions Webinar
Successful ICAPS Programs Answer Your Questions! – Webinar

Collection of Best Practices from Experienced Illinois Programs

 

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