This resource page is designed for secondary and postsecondary educators incorporating virtual and/or in-person work-based learning in their curriculum, with a focus on creating equitable opportunities for students.
I-WIN supports employers, educators, and students to leverage innovative and equitable models for scaling high-quality work-based learning, virtually or in person, in school districts and community colleges across the State.
The Greater Peoria Essential Abilities and Knowledge (GPEAK) is a regional essential skills program to provide work-based learning opportunities.
The new Illinois Work-Based Learning Innovation Network (I-WIN) will support work-based learning educators in school districts and community colleges across Illinois.
Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois (SEPI) Sets 750 Students on the Education Pathway in First Year
In the first year of Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois, Education Systems Center launched 9 collaboratives representing 22 school districts.
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.
A 2-part Systems Sessions podcast series diving into the Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois initiative, a collaboration to build streamlined teacher career pathways.
Through collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Education Systems Center has released a Career Development Experience Toolkit aligned to the frameworks established in the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Act and embedded within Illinois’ broader strategies around scaling high-quality career pathways and work-based learning.
Education Systems Center worked with public and private stakeholders to define key competencies for the College and Career Pathway Endorsements and is now working with community networks to support implementation of endorsement systems in line with the PWR Act.
The Cradle to Career Community Dashboard assesses progress towards the Illinois 60 by 25 Network goal of 60% of Illinois adults having a high-quality postsecondary credential by the year 2025.
Since 2016, EdSystems has provided the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership with strategic expertise and technical assistance.
Education Systems Center Launches Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois (SEPI) to Support Teacher Career Pathways
The Illinois P20 Council, The Joyce Foundation, and Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University have partnered to launch Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois (SEPI) to help address the teacher shortage in Illinois.
Empowering All Learners to Achieve Personal Excellence: District 100’s College and Career Pathway Endorsement Process
How District 100 aligned its CTE programs with career-focused course sequences in partnership with Rock Valley College, as part of the College and Career Pathway Endorsement framework.
To support the implementation of College and Career Pathway Endorsements at the local level, EdSystems has awarded funding to sixteen 60 by 25 Network Leadership Communities.
On behalf of the Illinois 60 by 25 Network, EdSystems has awarded ten Leadership Communities grants of up to $14,000 each over two years to support implementation of the PWR Act.
The Illinois 60 by 25 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.
To support the implementation of the PWR Act at the local level, Education Systems Center, on behalf of the Illinois 60 by 25 Network, awarded six Leadership Communities grants of $7,500 each.