I-WIN Events

Find recordings and resources from our I-WIN convenings below. 

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Learnings From North Kansas City: Creating an Inclusive Work-Based Learning System

Join I-WIN on Wednesday, February 21, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., to learn from North Kansas City Schools about their approach to ensuring a comprehensive and effective professional learning experience for students at every grade level, including the establishment of leadership structures and councils, operational and communication/tracking systems, teacher supports, and innovative opportunities for business-industry collaboration. 


Ideating with I-WIN: AI in Work-Based Learning Design and Implementation

On February 8, 2024, I-WIN hosted its second session in an ongoing discussion of leveraging AI in work-based learning. Margaret Janke from the Wilco Area Career Center shared how they are utilizing diverse AI tools in crafting materials, designing experiences, and enhancing student engagement within the context of work-based learning.


Supporting Young Women in Manufacturing

On May 23, 2023, we shared best practices, community models, and resources for supporting young women to pursue experiences in manufacturing. This session also shared insights and feedback gathered from female high school and college students on what they want to see in these efforts.


Regional Team-Based Challenges

On May 9, 2023, leaders from Ridgewood High School, Triton College, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College shared how they are hosting regional team-based challenges in education, manufacturing, and health sciences.


CDE Model: School-Based Enterprises

On April 27, 2023, Collinsville Area Vocational Center shared how it facilitates Career Development Experiences through school-based enterprise models in building trades, auto mechanics, food service, education, and health sciences.


Onboarding and Supporting Employer Partners

On December 14, 2022, Valley Education for Employment System shared how it is engaging employers in their region to be prepared to host and support young people in work-based learning opportunities, including internships.


Energy Conservation School-Based Enterprise

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.


Reflections & Innovations

On May 25, 2021, the Mayor’s Employer Advisory Council in Evanston and North Chicago Community High School shared their processes to shift typically in-person work-based learning events to fully virtual opportunities.


Host/Partner Engagement

On April 20, 2021, Alignment Rockford and Chicago Public Schools shared how they engage with partners who host work-based learning experiences including recruitment, ongoing support, and celebration of their partnerships.


Data Insights & Models

On March 9, 2021, we shared lessons and insights from the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership and reviewed emerging ISBE expectations for reporting related to the College and Career Readiness Indicator, the College and Career Pathways Endorsement, and Perkins.


Advancing Equity Through Work-Based Learning

On January 21, 2021, we reviewed the Brookings report on how work-based learning can advance equity and opportunity, and heard from Here to Here on the value and impact of work-based learning to address educational equity and opportunity gaps.


I-WIN Launch

On October 28, 2020, we launched I-WIN with an overview of work-based learning plus guest speakers from Career Connect Washington, GCAMP, and Science Olympiad shared experiences and resources.