Welcome to the Illinois Transitions Blog

This blog provides a platform for resources to be shared and discussions to be engaged in by anyone providing transitioning services. The content of the blog is especially applicable to those involved in the Illinois Transitions Academy.

The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the ICAPS model, Accelerating Opportunity, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study. The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs.



Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New Webinar available from the Transitions Academy Webinar Series

Contextualization in ICAPS, Part II: Developing Joint Activities, Assignments, and Assessments
Thursday, February 20, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

William Durden, Policy Associate, Basic Education for Adults: I-BEST, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

So you’ve created contextualized outcomes and standards for your ICAPS program. That’s a critical first step! Now sign up to take the next step as we look to develop contextualized activities, assignments, and assessments that flow from the integrated outcomes. This webinar will provide practical steps and examples and dedicated practice time. Participants are encouraged to have integrated outcomes on hand for the webinar, but sample outcomes will be shared in the webinar so that everyone can participate.


Please note Contextualization in ICAPS: Integrating Adult Ed Standards with Program Outcomes

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

PD Day Includes Sessions on Transitions

Online Professional Development Day
Friday, January 31, 2020





The first session is for all Adult Ed teachers!
8:15am - 9:15am   The Case for Contextualization: Why It’s Important for Your Students… and for You 
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New Webinars Available from the Transitions Academy Webinar Series


What an effective Career Navigator Does

Thursday, January 23, 10:00 am-11:00 am

Teresa Guia, Malcolm X College
Meg Dawczak, Moraine Valley Community College

Effective Career Navigators are an essential component of ICAPS success! Hear from two experienced Navigators as they share information about partnerships, collaboration, relationships with students, supporting teachers, and tried and true resources. Learn about the Career Navigator Professional Pathway and future training opportunities.
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3858328541236934668
Contextualization in ICAPS, Part II: Developing Joint Activities, Assignments, and Assessments

Thursday, February 20, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

William Durden, Policy Associate, Basic Education for Adults: I-BEST, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

So you’ve created contextualized outcomes and standards for your ICAPS program. That’s a critical first step! Now sign up to take the next step as we look to develop contextualized activities, assignments, and assessments that flow from the integrated outcomes. This webinar will provide practical steps and examples and dedicated practice time. Participants are encouraged to have integrated outcomes on hand for the webinar, but sample outcomes will be shared in the webinar so that everyone can participate.

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8138162159192323340
Each session fulfills one hour of adult education professional development requirement from ICCB.
You do not need to have attended the Transitions Academy to register for these webinars.
Sessions will be archived and available for viewing following the original airdate.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Transitions Newsletter

The latest edition of the Transitions Newsletter is now available: http://siue.edu/sipdc/transitions/Newsletters.shtml

It's full of information on the latest resources and reports from Illinois transitions as well as the latest from our partners around the country. Thanks to the many individuals who contributed to this edition and to all of you making smooth transitions a reality for those we serve!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Contextualization in ICAPS: Integrating Adult Ed Standards with Program Outcomes

Archived webinar now available on iLEARN: Contextualization in ICAPS: Integrating Adult Ed Standards with Program Outcomes

Learn how to contextualize adult education standards to workforce program outcomes in your ICAPS programs! A single set of integrated learning outcomes is required for Title II-funded Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs like ICAPS. This archived webinar, presented by Will Durden, Policy Associate, Basic Education for Adults: I-BEST, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, will show you how it’s done. Participants are encouraged to have their adult education standards and a set of workforce program outcomes on hand for the applied learning portion of the webinar; however, samples will be provided for all.


This unit, worth one professional development hour, is now available on demand on iLEARN:  http://ilearn.iccb.org/ilearn/course/view.php?id=167
Contact Sarah Goldammer: sgoldam@siue.edu for more information.

Monday, September 16, 2019

First Bridge Master in the state of Illinois!

The Southern Illinois Professional Development Center would like to introduce you to the first Bridge Master in the state of Illinois. Lauren Zajac from Moraine Valley recently completed the requirements for her second certificate in the Transitions Instructional Pathway. Please join us in congratulating Lauren for her accomplishment!

If you would like to earn a certificate in the Transitions Instructional Pathway, go to the PD Portal for more information. Lauren has provided some instructional advice in the comments below. If you have a question/comment for Lauren, please add a comment at the bottom.

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Southern Illinois Professional Development Center would like to introduce you to the first Career Navigator Specialist in the state of Illinois. Meg Dawczak from Moraine Valley is currently completing the requirements for her second certificate in the Career Navigator Professional Pathway. Please join us in congratulating Meg for her accomplishment!

If you would like to earn a certificate in the Career Navigator Professional Pathway, go to the PD Portal for more information. If you have a question/comment for Meg, please add a comment at the bottom.