Presentation on theme: "Illinois Professional Development: Creating a New Culture"— Presentation transcript:
1 Illinois Professional Development: Creating a New Culture Presented by:Bevan Gibson, Director Southern IL Professional Development CenterAime’e LaFollette Julian, Co-Director IL Center for Specialized Professional SupportSarah Goldammer, Training Specialist, Southern IL Professional Development Center
2 FY 2014 Priorities for Adult Education- Creating Pathways for Adult Learners Develop a Career Pathway SystemAlignment with College and Career ReadinessTechnology SkillsExpand Bridge ProgramsIntegrated Learning OpportunityAcceleration Strategies Programs
3 The Problem of Disconnected Paths Traditional ABE/GED ProgramsDevelopmental EducationPostsecondary Career ProgramsLack of alignment with career/technical credential programs postsecondary entrance requirementsThe “black hole” of developmental education:Low completion rates for underprepared studentsRemediation not customized to career pathway requirementsPrograms lack supports and are ill-equipped to meet the needs of nontraditional studentsMultiple Loss PointsLow rates of program completion and credential attainment
4 Handouts Career Pathways Graphic & Skills Sheet As we began addressing the disconnect in our state, we also began work on a career pathways graphic to represent transitioning in adult ed for our students.As we look at our model, we see that a partnership with CTE is crucial for success
5 Connecting Career and Technical Education to Adult Career Pathways Accelerating OpportunityIllinois Career & Academic Pathways InitiativeAlliance for Quality Career PathwaysWorkforce Strategic PlanCTE’s role and how to get thereUnder Integrated Instruction
6 The Journey The “Elite 8”-colleges who began with AO ICCB decision to scale up the number of colleges participatingDevelopment of Transitions AcademyAdded 4 colleges in first year (Cohort 1-AO Affiliate Colleges)Added 6 colleges this year (Cohort 2-AO Affiliate Colleges)
7 The processIntegration of Adult Education and Career and Technical Education Professional Development ProvidersProfessional development for Elite 8Used Elite 8 administrators as mentors for Cohort 1 and provided professional developmentUsed Elite 8 and Cohort 1 administrators as mentors for Cohort 2 and provided professional development
8 professional Development opportunities Logic modelsOnline Transitioning ContinuumGoogle group for Elite 8Transitions Academy20 Minutes of Fame presentationsMentorsTransitions NewsletterWebinarsTransitions BlogIn-person trainings
9 Purpose of Logic Models To assess the “if-then” relationships between elements of the program, i.e., if the resources are available for a program, then the activities can be implemented. If the activities are implemented successfully, then certain outputs and outcomes can be expected.
10 components of a Logic Model Resources/ InputsActivities/GoalsOutputs /Core ComponentsOutcomesImpactCertainresources areneeded tooperate yourprogramIf you haveaccess tothem, then youcan use themto accomplishyour plannedactivitiesIf youaccomplishactivities, thenyou willhopefully deliverthe amount ofproduct and/orservice thatyou intendedactivities to theextent youintended, thenyour participantswill benefit incertain waysIf thesebenefits toparticipants areachieved, thencertain changesin organizations,communities,or systemsmight beexpected tooccurHandout of logic model discussion questions & of sample logic modelYour Planned WorkYour Intended Results
11 Online Transitioning continuum Transitioning through Life, Advanced Education, and the World of WorkFree online professional development to help adult educators in transitioning knowledge from basic to complexHandout Transitioning Continuum Flyer with topics listedTake them to the site and do a quick walk through with handout of what is available
12 Google Group for Elite 8 Accelerating Opportunity Google Group Elite 8 invited to joinOpportunity to ask questions and share information with other AO programsDeveloped from the request of the programs to have a forum for sharing
13 Transitions Academy Goals Participate in a six-eight month projectParticipation in the Transitions Academy Launch (July-Aug)Develop a program specific logic modelAttend additional professional development requirementsNCTN, Forum for Excellence, NCPN, and AE conferencesPresent project at an open forumImplementation of ICAPS and Bridge Program by the end of the processParticipation in the Spring Transitions Academy Professional Development – 20 Minutes of FameThe 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.Handout – TA timeline & Transitions Academy Brochure (Aimee)
14 20 Minutes of Fame Describe AO process Partnerships formed EnrollmentPathwaysCredentials/certificatesNumber of staff involvedRecruitment process updatePartnerships formedPolicy changes locallyEarly lessons learnedHandout 20 Minutes of Fame GuidelinesNetworking with the other Accelerating Opportunity programs is very important. Why reinvent the wheel when we can learn from each other? We provided programs with 20 minutes of fame as a professional development activity. This was a 15 minute PowerPoint presentation and a 5 minute Q & A follow-up..What Do We Want to Learn From Your Program?Describe your AO process.EnrollmentPathwaysCredentials/certificatesNumber of staff involvedRecruitment process updateWhat partnerships have been formed?Roles of partnersInternal partnersExternal partnersDescribe/Address your relationship and planning activities between Adult Education and CTE.Are there any policy changes?Local policy changesImpact of changes to Ability to Benefit on your AO projectWhat are some early lessons learned?SuccessesChallengesAre students making the transition to employment or CTE POS?
15 MentoringAssignment made with consideration of proximity, pathway choice, and size of institutionGuidelines for mentoring given to mentors and menteesEncouraged to share templates, models, data collection suggestions, and invite mentees to tour mentor’s programHandout - Bridge/ICAPS Mentoring Program Guidelines
16 Transitions Newsletter Distributed electronically 3 times per yearHighlights transitional programs in Illinois, upcoming professional development opportunities, JFF meetings and trainingsFound on SIPDC websiteDistributed electronically 3 times per yearHighlights transitional programs in Illinois, upcoming professional development opportunities, JFF meetings and trainingsFound on SIPDC website – take participants to website and show the newslettersAlso highlighted on Transitions BlogHandout – sample newsletters
17 webinars Experienced Bridge Programs Answer Your Questions Experienced Team Teachers Answer Your QuestionsThe content of the webinar was chosen by the participating Bridge & AO participants and gave all the beginning programs a chance to learn from more experienced programs.Bridge session has been offered twice and is archived for future useTeam Teachers session has been offered once and is archived for future useAll participants appreciated the opportunity to learn so much information in an hour with no travelThis also provided an opportunity to strengthen mentoring within the group
18 Transitions blog http://www.illinoistransitions.blogspot.com/ Share informationPromote programsEasy link to resourcesStimulates community/culture of transitioningTake participants to blog to show them what it looks likeSome of the topics:Transitions newsletter linkReports on mentoringJFF Braided Funding linkSIUE M.S. in Educational Curriclum
19 In-person Trainings JFF Meetings Braided Funding World Ed Career Navigator TrainingWashington Team TeachersIllinois leadership sharing the visionNetworking among Illinois programs
21 Illinois Professional Development: Creating a New Culture Presented by:Bevan Gibson, Director Southern IL Professional Development CenterAime’e LaFollette Julian, Co-Director IL Center for Specialized Professional SupportSarah Goldammer, Training Specialist, Southern IL Professional Development CenterFor more information or to view this presentation visit
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