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Career Exploration and Career Development Experience Pilot

CE & CDE Pilot Resource Hub ISBE Grant Opportunity Resource Page: Career Exploration and Career Development Experience Pilot The Illinois State Board of Education has provided a grant opportunity for schools across Illinois to pilot Career Exploration and Career Development Experiences in SY21-22. The purpose of this grant opportunity is to: Identify and develop innovative resources Illinois needs to promote Career Exploration and Career Development Experiences What are we lacking? Does COVID recovery change our students’ needs? How can we provide more equitable access? Development of a statewide resource bank to be released in June 2022 Documentation of best practices,

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Transitional English Resources

Access resources created or vetted by the Statewide Advisory Group that align with the Statewide Course Parameters, Competencies, and Policies document to support new and established Transitional English courses to meet the requirements to apply for statewide portability.

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Scaling Education Pathways Initiative (SEPI) Analysis

EdSystems developed this analysis of the initial implementation of SEPI with input from the first cohort of collaboratives. It was undertaken to understand how the components of the education pathway were being executed in practice and to collect promising practices and lessons learned.

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Middle-Skills Pathways in Chicago

Explore EdSystems’ deep landscape analysis of existing middle-skills pathways in Chicago that lead to industry credentials and degrees associated with priority occupations. To date, we have completed five analyses in the sectors of Education/Childcare, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.

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Career Development Experience Toolkit Companion Piece

The purpose of this extension is to explore career development experiences and provide resources to address the needs of stakeholders outside of a traditional high school setting including workforce development organizations, community-based organizations, and alternative high schools. This companion piece targets these organizations and employers in order to serve youth more inclusively.

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Statewide Transitional English Course Parameters, Competencies, and Policies

ISBE, ICCB, and IBHE have jointly agreed upon the course parameters, competencies, and related policies set forth in this document, adopted in January 2021. These course parameters, competencies, and related policies will guide the local partnerships between high schools and colleges necessary for the successful implementation of Transitional English instruction.

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Statewide Transitional Math Competencies and Policies

This document, updated in January 2021, includes an overview of the three transitional math pathways established by the PWR Act and approved by ISBE, IBHE, and ICCB. It then includes the competencies recommended for adoption by the committees of the Statewide Panel for Transitional Math, including process competencies for all three pathways related to mathematical and student success, and content competencies for each of the three pathways.

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Illinois Model Programs of Study Guides

The primary purposes and goals for the Model Programs of Study are to provide guidance and exemplars for local programs to adopt or customize as they develop programs of study for approval as part of the Perkins V Plan; establish a framework for State agencies to develop and implement program supports; identify priority dual credit courses that are foundational to the industry area and well-situated for statewide scaling and articulation; define the competencies that should be sequenced across a program of study course sequence to prepare students for the future of work in that industry area; and identify entry points for employers to support coursework and related experiences.

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I-WIN Resources

Explore resources to support innovative and equitable work-based learning opportunities, including a statewide resource bank of team-based challenges.

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60 by 25 Network Impact Report

This report captures the impact of the Illinois 60 by 25 Network from 2013–2020. Communities in the Network are driving State policy implementation, deepening and validating collaboration by using the organizing principles of collective impact, increasing cross-sector collaboration, and enhancing leadership and governance structures within their communities.

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Unduplicated Counts Project

Funded by a federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five grant, the Unduplicated Counts Project links data across state agency systems to establish unduplicated counts of children ages birth through five receiving selected publicly funded early childhood services administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

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Career Development Experience Toolkit

Download the Toolkit Download the Companion Piece Introduction Getting Started Organizational Structure Host Outreach Onboarding During Wrapping Up Introduction Toolkit Primary Purposes Establish Expectations Establish expectations for implementing high-quality, rigorous work-based learning experiences that prepare young people to be college and career ready through the development of Essential, Entrepreneurial and Technical Employability Skills. Provide Guidance Provide guidance, tools, and frameworks to offer a Career Development Experience, which is a required component of the College and Career Pathway Endorsement framework and in the State’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a College and Career Readiness Indicator. Highlight Best Practices Highlight best

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Report cover for "Career Pathways Dictionary: A Unified State Framework for COllege and Career Readiness and Success." Cover includes the Seal of the State of Illinois and the logo for Work Learn Grow: Pathways to the Jobs of Illinois' Future.

Career Pathways Dictionary

This document includes the overarching Illinois State definition for Career Pathways and the work-based learning components of Pathway Endorsements as agreed to by multiple State of Illinois agencies, state boards and committees, and other stakeholders.

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Illinois Transitional Math

The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act includes Transitional Math, which is built around courses that increase college readiness for high school seniors. Learn more and access resources.

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Illinois Success Network Cradle to Career Dashboard

The Illinois Education and Career Success Network’s Cradle to Career Community Dashboard helps Leadership Communities analyze regional information on education and workforce system characteristics; track progress on postsecondary education attainment and education-to-career objectives,; and benchmark community efforts against state averages.

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