Events

Join EdSystems on August 16, 3:30 p.m., for a free webinar to introduce the Career Development Experience Toolkit Facilitation Guide, a new resource designed to guide communities through the process of creating and maintaining successful Career Development Experiences.
Please join our next community of practice on Monday, July 18 from 10:30–11:30 a.m. We will focus on experiences along the work-based learning continuum in the business sector. Learn how District 214, along with their industry and school partners, support and design opportunities in their business pathway.
At the I-WIN convening on June 27, 2022, leaders from California-based Climate Action Pathways for Schools shared their model for inspiring and implementing climate education programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving money for school districts.
Download drafts for the Illinois Model Programs of Study Guides in Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Human and Public Services plus a newly revised Education Guide and offer your public comments. 
On June 2, 2022, CBE teachers from Chicago Public Schools shared how they have designed performance-based assessments that address real-world and real-community inequities that resonate with students.
Hear experiences and learnings from communities participating in ISBE's Career Exploration and Career Development Experience Pilot.
View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Arts and Communications, sponsored by ICCB.
This convening featured how Science Olympiad and their industry and school partners support and design opportunities in IT.
View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Finance and Business Services, sponsored by ICCB.
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View the spring webinar on competency-based education in Illinois community colleges, hosted by ICCB and EdSystems.
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.
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.
View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Architecture, Construction, and Energy, sponsored by ICCB.
Senior Program Manager of Competency-Based Education Damarr Smith of Chicago Public Schools and Senior Fellow Ginger Reynolds of EdSystems co-presented a session at Equity First: the annual conference of the Illinois Education and Career Success Network.
View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, sponsored by ICCB.
View the webinar recording for an overview the Model Programs of Study Guide in IT, sponsored by ICCB.
I-WIN's November community of practice on November 16 focused on experiences along the work-based learning continuum in the Education sector.
View a webinar overview of the Model Programs of Study Guide in Manufacturing & Engineering, sponsored by ICCB.
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.
View the webinar overview of the Model Programs of Study Guide in Education, sponsored by ICCB.
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.
View the webinar recording for the Model Programs of Study Guide in Health Sciences and Technology, sponsored by ICCB.
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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Learn how Illinois students earning a College and Career Pathway Endorsement in education can access a unique Golden Apple Scholar opportunity.
Review recordings from the I-WIN Design Workshops for Career Exploration, Team-Based Challenges, and Career Development Experiences.
The CEIF kick-off on May 27, 2021, explored options for extended learning using competency concepts as a more equitable strategy for credit recovery.
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.
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.
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.
Join us February 22–25, 2021, for "Forward Together – Navigating Uncertainty and Advancing to 60% by 2025," a free, virtual conference.
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.
The December 2020 convening of I-WIN included an overview of Career Development Experiences plus presentations by BJC Healthcare and Woodruff Career & Technical Center.
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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Covid-19 “disruptions” can offer new opportunities for moving toward personalization and competency-based approaches.