June 7, 2022

An Overview of the Draft Model Programs of Study Guides in Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Human and Public Services

June 2, 2022

SEL Performance-Based Assessment Showcase

Join us June 2 and see how CBE teachers have designed performance-based assessments that address real-world and real-community inequities that resonate with students.
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April 14, 2022

Illinois Dual Credit Regional Convenings

Designed for small teams of practitioners and administrators from dual credit programs across Illinois to share feedback on challenges facing Illinois’ dual credit programs, learn from national experts on topical and practice-relevant dual credit issues, and receive facilitated support in advancing equity of access and success to your program.

April 26, 2022

ISBE Work-Based Learning Pilot: Community Showcase

Register to hear experiences and learnings from communities participating in ISBE's Career Exploration and Career Development Experience Pilot on Tuesday, April 26, 10–11:30 a.m.

April 19, 2022

Model Programs of Study in Arts and Communications

Join us Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2–3:30 p.m. for a webinar on the Model Programs of Study Guide in Arts and Communications, sponsored by ICCB.

March 22, 2022

WBL Continuum in Information Technology: I-WIN March 2022 Community of Practice

Join I-WIN on Tuesday, March 22 to learn how Science Olympiad, along with their industry and school partners, support and design opportunities in IT.

March 15, 2022

Model Programs of Study in Finance and Business Services

View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Finance and Business Services, sponsored by ICCB.
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March 28, 2022

Competency-Based Education Spring Webinar

View the spring webinar on competency-based education in Illinois community colleges, hosted by ICCB and EdSystems.

March 3, 2022

Equity First Conference Hosts 767 Attendees

On February 28–March 3, 2022, the Illinois Education and Career Success Network delivered high-quality content to a record-setting attendance of 767 educators, administrators, policymakers, students, and leaders.

February 16, 2022

WBL Continuum in Manufacturing: I-WIN February 2022 Community of Practice

This convening focused on experiences along the work-based learning continuum in the manufacturing sector, with guest presenters from Ridgewood High School and the Illinois Manufacturer's Association.

February 22, 2022

Model Programs of Study in Architecture, Construction, and Energy

View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Architecture, Construction, and Energy, sponsored by ICCB.

February 28, 2022

Join us at the 2022 Illinois 60 by 25 Network Conference

The Illinois 60 by 25 Network's 2022 conference, Equity First: Building Toward a Better Future and Revitalizing Learning, will be a free, virtual event from February 28 through March 3.

March 3, 2022

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Academic Performance Tasks: Process and Products from CPS CBE Schools

January 25, 2022

Model Programs of Study in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, sponsored by ICCB.

February 8, 2022

Model Programs of Study in Information Technology Webinar

View the webinar recording for an overview the Model Programs of Study Guide in IT, sponsored by ICCB.

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

View the webinar overview of the Model Programs of Study Guide in Education, sponsored by ICCB.

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

View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Health Sciences and Technology, sponsored by ICCB.

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.