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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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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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Preparing Students with ASD for College and Career

As the number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, many students with ASD are now graduating from high school with the goal of entering postsecondary education and the workforce. Unfortunately, research indicates that most graduates with autism will have “a difficult time following high school for almost any outcome you choose… Continue Reading

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What is a Program of Study?

Description This Webinar will provide an overview on programs of study and the benefits they provide students. Event Details April 18, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Registration To register for this webinar please visit the following link: Webinar Registration Page  

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Postsecondary Perkins Learning Community:

An informal learning community for Perkins administrators is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  If you wish to join please use the log in information below.  The schedule of upcoming topics is also provided below.   Log in info: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/531071749 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749-3131… Continue Reading

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Perkins V and Special Populations – What is on the Horizon?

The state is poised for a year of transition into Perkins V. What does this mean for special populations support? Participants in this webinar will learn how to engage the new identified populations in CTE, additional supports and services needed to aid their success, hurdles they may encounter, and what sets them apart from the… Continue Reading

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