January 11, 2021

Model Programs of Study in Information Technology Webinar

Register now for a webinar overview of the Model Programs of Study Guide in IT, sponsored by ICCB, on Tuesday, January 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This event is designed for community college and high school faculty & staff.

November 16, 2021

WBL Continuum in Education: I-WIN November 2021 Community of Practice

I-WIN's November community of practice on November 16 focused on experiences along the work-based learning continuum in the Education sector.

November 16, 2021

Model Programs of Study in Manufacturing & Engineering Webinar

View a webinar overview of the Model Programs of Study Guide in Manufacturing & Engineering, sponsored by ICCB.

September 30, 2021

CEIF Fall 2021 Convening: Connecting Transformative SEL and Performance-Based Assessment

The Chicago Equity-Centered Innovation Forum’s fall convening built on the ongoing work CPS is doing to support its competency-based education (CBE) schools to incorporate adaptive competencies into the curriculum and integrate social-emotional learning instruction.

October 19, 2021

Model Programs of Study in Education Webinar

Watch the webinar overview of the Model Programs of Study Guide in Education, sponsored by ICCB. This webinar is designed for community college and high school faculty & staff.

September 28, 2021

Engaging Adult Learners to Increase Postsecondary Attainment Equity in Illinois

On September 28, 2021, the Illinois 60 by 25 Network Organizers and partners discussed strategies to engage adult learners to increase postsecondary attainment equity in Illinois.

September 21, 2021

Model Programs of Study in Health Sciences & Technology Webinar

Watch a deep dive on the Model Programs of Study Guide in Health Sciences and Technology.

September 20, 2021

WBL Continuum in Health Sciences: I-WIN September 2021 Community of Practice

I-WIN's September 2021 convening focused on experiences along the work-based Learning continuum in the Health Sciences sector. View the recording.
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September 17, 2021

CCPE Education Pathway Currency: Golden Apple Scholars Application Process

Learn how Illinois students earning a College and Career Pathway Endorsement in education can access a unique Golden Apple Scholar opportunity.

June 23, 2021

Designing Experiences Along the WBL Continuum: I-WIN Summer 2021 Workshops

Review recordings from the I-WIN Design Workshops for Career Exploration, Team-Based Challenges, and Career Development Experiences.

May 27, 2021

Moving Students Forward: Chicago Equity-Centered Innovation Forum Kick-Off Webinar

The CEIF kick-off on May 27, 2021, explored options for extended learning using competency concepts as a more equitable strategy for credit recovery.

May 25, 2021

Reflections & Innovations: I-WIN May 2021 Community of Practice

The May 2021 I-WIN session featured community presentations from the Mayor's Employer Advisory Council in Evanston and North Chicago Community High School on their processes to shift typically in-person WBL events to fully virtual opportunities.

April 20, 2021

Host/Partner Engagement: I-WIN April 2021 Community of Practice

The April 2021 I-WIN session featured community presentations from Alignment Rockford and Chicago Public Schools on engagement with partners who host work-based learning experiences including recruitment, ongoing support, and celebration of their partnerships.

March 9, 2021

Data Insights & Models: I-WIN March 2021 Community of Practice

The March 2021 I-WIN session included a review of lessons and insights from collecting, analyzing, and reporting on metrics related to work-based learning from the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership and a review of emerging ISBE expectations for reporting related to the College and Career Readiness Indicator, the College and Career Pathways Endorsement, and Perkins.
Forward Together: Navigating Uncertainty and Advancing to 60% by 2025. The Illinois 60 by 25 Network Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2021.

February 22, 2021

Forward Together: The Illinois 60 by 25 Network’s 2021 Virtual Conference

Join us February 22–25, 2021, for "Forward Together – Navigating Uncertainty and Advancing to 60% by 2025," a free, virtual conference.

January 21, 2021

Advancing Equity Through Work-Based Learning: I-WIN January 2021 Community of Practice

The January 2021 I-WIN convening includes a review of the Brookings report on how work-based learning can advance equity and opportunity, as well as a presentation from Here to Here on the value and impact of work-based learning to address educational equity and opportunity gaps.

December 1, 2020

Career Development Experiences in Health Sciences: I-WIN December 2020 Community of Practice

The December 2020 convening of I-WIN included an overview of Career Development Experiences plus presentations by BJC Healthcare and Woodruff Career & Technical Center.

October 28, 2020

Kick-Off: I-WIN October 2020 Community of Practice

Policy & Program Manager Heather Penczak provided an overview of work-based learning and the I-WIN initiative, plus guest speakers from Career Connect Washington, GCAMP, and Science Olympiad shared experiences and resources.
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June 23, 2020

Shifts Happen: Covid-19 “Disruptions” Can Offer New Opportunities for Moving Toward Personalization and Competency-Based Approaches

Covid-19 “disruptions” can offer new opportunities for moving toward personalization and competency-based approaches.
Employer Summit with ISTC and EdSystems

May 11, 2017

Summit Engages Employers on Building Effective Learning Partnerships

On May 11, 2017, the Illinois Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and Education Systems Center at NIU hosted an employer summit to bring employers together to talk about building effective learning partnerships between employers and schools through problem-based learning, titled Employer Summit: Building Effective Learning Partnerships.