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.



Monday, August 17, 2015

New online trainings available!



Thanks to experienced professionals in the field for sharing their knowledge through recorded online training's available on the iLEARN site. These trainings include valuable resources and count for adult education professional development credit. For access or more information, contact sipdctrainer@gmail.com. If you have already registered as part of the Transitioning Continuum, feel free to go directly there to access any of these trainings.

Strategies for Marketing the ICAPS Program – created by Kristine Adzovic, Kishwaukee College

What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My ICAPS Program – created by Alice Daniels, Rock Valley College 

Creating and Sustaining Partnerships for the College Navigator – created by Pete Almeida, Elgin Community College

Strategies that Work in Marketing and Selection of ICAPS - created by Kristine Adzovic, Kishwaukee College

Instructor Development and Evaluation – created by Kerry Urquizo, Heartland Community College

Incorporating Contextualized Math into the Classroom – lesson materials created by Pat Luehmann, Southwestern Illinois College

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Forum for Excellence Registration is OPEN!



The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier Career and Technical Education (CTE) professional development event. In 2015 we are building on CTE’s expanding partnership with Adult Education (AE). The Forum is designed to highlight educational initiatives and effective practices selected by ICCB and serve as a launch to the year’s professional development delivered through the Regional Network.  This Conference is sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board, and hosted by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS), the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC), and the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center (CIAESC).