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An Introduction to Web Accessibility

This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of web accessibility by highlighting high priority accessibility issues, self-assessment strategies, and simple solutions to common accessibility problems. After you will be able to anticipate, identify, and remove common accessibility barriers. May 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT   Registration for this webinar can be… Continue Reading

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Nontraditional Career Summit

This interactive session 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 in nontraditional career preparation programs. Join leadership from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity as they lead this discussion and… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Academy

The Special Populations Academy is an opportunity for Career and Technical Education professionals to learn about the innovative initiatives and activities that have been developed through the FY18 Special Populations Support Grant. The academy will feature a national equity expert and highlight national resources related to serving students entering in to nontraditional occupations. Event Details… Continue Reading

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Windmills Training: Navigating Education and the Workplace through Accessibility

This training was based on the “Windmills” curriculum and was designed to be a high-impact attitudinal training program that integrates disability into the spectrum of diversity awareness.  The training provided an upbeat daylong workshop aimed at raising awareness of the limitations often imposed on people with disabilities due to a lack of knowledge or low… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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Civil Rights Top 10 Documents

ICSPS has developed this series of documents to provide information on key elements of Civil Rights compliance standards.  Each document has a number of facts related to an important requirement of civil rights legislation and points you in the direction of resources related to that topic.  The documents can be found below: Top Ten Things… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Recruitment and Retention Super Strategies Documents

ICSPS has produced a series of documents to summarize evidence based strategies for supporting special population students during the recruitment and retention processes. The documents can be found below: Supporting Students With Limited English Proficiency – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Students With Disabilities – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers – Recruitment… Continue Reading

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Title IX Summit

We will be hosting Tishaundra McPherson from the Chicago Office of Civil Rights.  She will be providing an overview and update on Title IX and how it applies to Community Colleges and a review of updates outlined in the Dear Colleague letter referencing Title IX and sexual bias, sexual violence and sexual misconduct. Heartland Community… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Support Strategies Webinar Series

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) presented  evidence-based strategies to effectively recruit and retain Students from Special Populations, as defined by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.  There were 4 webinars in this series.  During each strategies were discussed and resources were provided.  If you have any questions related… Continue Reading

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Exploring Nontraditional Careers Webinar

This webinar, presented on December 10, 2015, gave educators practical applications to increase equity and exclusivity in their classrooms by fostering awareness of personal biases that have the potential to negatively influence student outcomes. You can access the webinar through the following link: Explore Nontraditional Careers Webinar   This webinar is subtitled for accessibility.  A… Continue Reading

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