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, April 4, 2016

Academic Counseling & Advising Workshop



Navigating the higher education system can be a daunting and confusing task. This is exacerbated when students present with special needs and challenges and don’t have clear career goals in mind. We as a system need to become more effective in our efforts to serve these students. During this workshop, we will: 1) Learn some basics of selected advising theories; 2) Share current strategies, and; 3) Gain additional ideas and strategies.
Presented by Dr. Loretta Kucharczyk, PhD an award winning presenter with nearly 30 years’ experience in Illinois higher education advising. Recipient of the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award (2013) from the League for Innovation in Community College.
From the evaluations:
“This workshop was beyond my expectations. I loved it.”
“Dr. Kucharczyk was a great presenter. She motivated & encouraged me to continue to do my best when advising students.”

April 28, 2016 – Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington, IL
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
There is no fee to attend but Registration is required. To register visit http://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/machform/view.php?id=43771

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Introduction to Special Learning Needs (SLN)



Join this overview to look at the difference between learning preferences, learning difficulties and a learning disability as well as taking a look at learning styles. Strategies for effective instruction and providing an engaging learning environment for individuals with special learning needs and for ALL learners will be explored.
Online learning opportunity – completion of this session and a short application assignment will result in one Certificate of Participation to fulfill the Illinois Community College Board's yearly professional development requirement.

This session is presented online via Go To Training. There is no cost to attend.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

New ONLINE Masters Program Option: ADULT EDUCATION

This new program option is a series of online courses available in the master’s in curriculum and instruction with an adult education option. This option is designed to integrate the adult leader’s past
and future work experience, including career and technical education. • This course (AD ED 522) is designed to enhance the leadership and teaching skills for those who teach adults in a variety of
work-related settings.
  • No K-12 teaching licensure or certification is required for this course or program option.
  • Enroll in one course—or choose a Master’s Degree Option in Adult Education.
  • Prior learning credit may be available.
siue.edu/education

Contacts:
Dr. Caroline R. Pryor, capryor@siue.edu,
Adult Education Program Option Advisor,
618-650-3439
Angie White, angewhi@siue.edu,
Advisor, Student Services, 618-650-2433
Dr. Stephanie McAndrews, smcandr@siue.edu,
Graduate Program Director,
618-650-3426

Graduate Admissions:
Brian Heger , bheger@siue.edu,
618-650-2741

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Academic Counseling & Advising Workshop




Navigating the higher education system can be a daunting and confusing task. This is exacerbated when students present with special needs and challenges and don’t have clear career goals in mind. We as a system need to become more effective in our efforts to serve these students. During this workshop, we will: 1) Learn some basics of selected advising theories; 2) Share current strategies, and; 3) Gain additional ideas and strategies.
This meeting will be held on two dates in two locations:
March 17, 2016 – Springfield, IL
March 30, 2016 – Palos Hills, IL
There is no fee to attend but Registration is required.  
Visit  http://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/machform/view.php?id=40382 to register.