I-WIN Launch

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At the inaugural community of practice session, EdSystems’ Policy & Program Manager Heather Penczak provided an overview of work-based learning and the I-WIN initiative. Maud Daudon, Executive Leader of Career Connect Washington, shared the framework her organization used to create virtual work-based learning experiences. Kathleen Burley, Executive Director of GCAMP, shared how they’ve adapted opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing pathways since the start of the pandemic. John Loehr, Vice President of STEM Education for Science Olympiad, shared available resources educators can use for remote learning, including challenge-based learning exercises and interaction logs.

About I-WIN

The Illinois Work-Based Learning Innovation Network (I-WIN) is designed to:

  • Highlight and explore innovative models for work-based learning with a current focus on virtual opportunities.
  • Engage in conversations on creating sustainable, high-quality models that provide broader and more equitable access to work-based learning, building social capital for Black and Latinx students.
  • Build connections among communities to offer best practices, learnings, and resources.
  • Identify needs for state policy changes or support systems.

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