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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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,… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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…. Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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,… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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