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In FY2020, the Transitions Academy will be revamped in order to meet Illinois’ goals in expanding high-quality Integrated Career & Academic Preparation System (ICAPS)/Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs across the state. In order to participate, colleges and service providers must complete the Transitions Academy Registration.
Each college or service provider are required to bring a team inclusive of Adult Education administrators, Career and Technical Education Administrators, and/or training providers. Others may include those with programmatic decision-making responsibilities or those who will work closely with ICAPS programming (i.e. Academic Deans, Faculty, Instructors, Advisors, Local Workforce Board staff, Support Service staff, Financial Aid Administrators, Transition Specialist, etc.). Additionally, a self-assessment will be shared at a later date to be completed to inform the Academy agenda.
The Transitions Academy will be divided into three tracks:
While Illinois has been a leader in the implementation of bridge and IET programming, the budget impasse of 2015-2017 has stalled our progress. The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is dedicated to the development of new ICAPS programs and scaling quality across existing ICAPS programs.
To support these goals, the ICCB will be releasing a competitive grant in order to develop and/or scale ICAPS programming. This grant opportunity is a joint effort between Career and Technical Education and Adult Education. The full notice of funding opportunity will be released in July with a grant period of October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 and a maximum award amount of $20,000 per institution.
Both development and implementation/pilot will be expected as deliverables to be completed during the grant period. As a prerequisite for eligibility, applicants must send a team to participate at the Transitions Academy. Technical assistance on the grant opportunity will be provided at the Transitions Academy. Awardees will be notified in the fall.
A block of rooms is available at three area hotels. The block closes July 23rd.
1. Holiday Inn (conference hotel), 1301 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham at a rate of $95.00 + tax under “ITA” Illinois Transitions Academy of IL. Call 217/540-7777 to make a reservation.
2. Country Inn and Suites 1200 North Raney Street, Effingham at a rate of $80.00 + tax (includes free breakfast) under “ITA” Illinois Transitions Academy. Call 217/540-5555 to make a reservation.
3. LaQuinta Inn Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham at a rate of $90.00 + tax (includes free breakfast) under “ITA” Illinois Transitions Academy. Call 217/540-1111 to make a reservation.
July 22, 2019
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September 24-25, 2019
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
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Check out two new course for Career Navigators
Developing and Facilitating Learning Communities for Students
An online learning community is a place on the internet where learners gather to share information, collaborate on projects and meet the needs of the other learners in the community through proactive participation.
Curriculum Development: What You Need to Know as a Career Navigator
As a Career Navigator Specialist, you will be asked to share your expertise as part of a curriculum team at your program. This module will give you general information on what a curriculum is, what adult education standards-aligned curriculum is, and the role you can play to embed and enhance transitions-related topics in your programs’ curriculum.
Both courses are part of the Career Navigator Professional Pathway Credentialing process but open to all. Each course is worth one hour of professional development credit.
For more information on this online pathway, contact email@example.com.
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We strongly encourage ALL ABE/ASE instructors to take this online course.
This one-hour online course provides instruction on the correlation between the TABE 11&12 Blueprints and the Illinois ABE/ASE Content Standards and offers practical guidance for instructors seeking to improve student TABE test results and overall success.
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