Presentation on theme: "C REATING C AREER P ATHWAYS FOR A DULT E DUCATION “C HARTING NEW DIRECTIONS I N A DULT E DUCATION Jennifer K. Foster Illinois Community College Board Senior."— Presentation transcript:
C REATING C AREER P ATHWAYS FOR A DULT E DUCATION “C HARTING NEW DIRECTIONS I N A DULT E DUCATION Jennifer K. Foster Illinois Community College Board Senior Director for Adult Education and Family Literacy/GED Administration
H OW DID A DULT E DUCATION G ET S TARTED Shifting Gears Initiative Bridge Programs 26 Active Bridges Curricula Development Alignment Activities Accelerating Opportunity Strategic Plan for Adult Education Adult Education Advisory Council Curricula Assessment Data, Research and Accountability Alignment of Illinois Adult Education Standards
S TRATEGIC P LAN G UIDING P RINCIPLES Responsiveness Collaboration Innovation Alignment Contextualization Accountability Evidence Based Teaching and Learning Professional Development
A DULT E DUCATION V ISION We envision Adult Education as the foundation of a career pathways system that prepares adult learners for economic self sufficiency.
STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS Assessment, Curricula and Instruction Support Services High Quality Teaching and Professional Development Partnerships Research, Data, and Accountability Program Design
C URRICULUM A LIGNMENT Common Core and College Readiness Twenty Adult Educators Reading Writing Team Math Team Reviewed by Experts Finalized – July 2012 Curriculum Institutes in the Fall Technology Skills Essential Knowledge & Skills Evidenced Based Reading
FY13 P RIORITIES Focus on Evidence Based Reading Instruction Align Courses and Curriculum with ABE/ESL Content Standards Expand Bridge Programs and I-CAPS/Accelerating Opportunity Programs Conduct Research in Adult Education Professional Development and Training Improve Data Outcomes