For example, the manufacturing exchange will coordinate with the Peoria area manufacturing group to trail blaze coordination of outreach, education, and career development resources.
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http://www.ilpathways.comPeoria College ChangesEverything ConferenceOctober 5, 2012Presented by Jeanne KitchensSIU Center for WorkforceDevelopment
State of Illinois InitiativeSeveral state agencies are working together to coordinate education and workforce development initiatives.The Illinois Pathways initiative is designed to support college and career readiness for all students.Illinois Pathways provide a framework for recommended course sequences that requireScience, Technology, Engineering, or Math courses. The pathways lead to careers that have agreat need for qualified workers in our state.• Illinois Pathways were announced in February 2012.• Illinois Pathways Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Learning Exchanges were announced in September 2012.• Funding for Illinois Pathways program support is through the state’s Race to the Top (RttT) Round 3 grant and Workforce Innovation Fund. Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Illinois State Board of Education Illinois Community College Board Illinois Board of Higher Education Illinois Student Assistance Commission Illinois Department of Employment Security
Why Illinois Pathways? • Respond to changing economy. • Strengthen talent pipeline. • Improve education and training programs that lead to high- growth careers in areas that require Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math. • Coordinate public and private-sector education investments. • Increase school completion rates. • Grow businesses in Illinois. • Employ more workers in high-growth careers.
Grow Economy: State initiativesDefine education Provide support to local • Start and expand business coordinated to facilitateframework. education programs. • Hire more qualified workers local economic growth.
Background - P-20 Council’s GoalProvides a strategy to helpachieve the P-20 Council’sgoal that by 2025, at least60 percent of Illinoisresidents attain either: 50% 60%• high-quality academic degree 40%• industry recognized certificate or credential
Background - DesignDesigned to build off of best practices developed underIllinois State Board of Education and Illinois CommunityCollege Board approved career and technical education(CTE) programs to: • Increase student achievement. • Improve graduations rates. • Improve transition rates to college and employment.• Originally developed and implemented as part of CTE, the nine P-20 STEM Programs of Study serve as a model for bridging programs across education institutions. 7
Background – Illinois PathwaysGovernance Model Advisory Council Illinois Pathways Interagency Pathways Resource Center CommitteeGoal: To create a new, innovative public- AGR Learning MFG Learning TDL Learningprivate education infrastructure that can Exchange Exchange Exchangeadvance college and career readiness by IT Learning R&D Learning EGY Learningcoordinating statewide networks of P-20 Exchange Exchange Exchangeeducation partners, business, labor, andother organizations based on career FIN Learning A&C Learning HS Learningclusters. Exchange Exchange Exchange
Background – RttT Expectation for STEM Programs of StudySTEM Programs of Study and Individual Learning Plans (D9)“For districts serving grades 9-12, the district establishes two ormore Programs of Study promoting critical STEM application areas;for other districts, as applicable, the district establishes an individuallearning plan program, commencing in 7th grade, that aligns to aPrograms of Study model in the predominant feeder schools for highschools implementing STEM Programs of Study.”• Grades 9-12: Research and select two Programs of Study• Grades 7-8: Research and select an individual learning plan model• Pilot “individual learning plan” model in 2013 – 2014• Full implementation in 2014 – 2015NOTE: For K-8 districts, predominant feeder schools for high schools that have Programs of Study – not justSTEM Programs of Study, are required to develop an individual learning plan program.
• STEM Programs of StudyDefineeducationframework.
Education Framework P-20 STEM Programs of Study are organized around nine career clusters and feature a series of orientation and advanced pathway courses across education institutions. • The pathways offer opportunities for students to enrich their learning through work-based learning experiences as well as demonstrate their competence through assessments and industry credentialing. • Designed to improve access and success for underrepresented populations in STEM fields, such as females, minorities, low-income, and disabled students.Notes:• Energy is a new cluster to be explored.• P-20 STEM Programs of Study also fully align to the design elements for CTE Programs of Study, including Leadership, Organization & Support; Access, Equity & Opportunity; Alignment & Transition; Enhanced Curriculum & Instruction; Professional Preparation & Development; and Program Improvement 11 & Accountability.
Education FrameworkPublic-private partnerships worked together anddeveloped the statewide models for each of the nineP-20 STEM Programs of Study.These models established shared definitions that willsupport statewide networks and facilitate connectionsbetween public-private partners in each of the nineareas. Components of the reports include: • Career Profiles (Demand) • Baseline Analysis (Supply) • P-20 Course Sequence and Definition Model (Course Outline) 12
Education Framework - AttributesCluster Selection Identified based on economic development need and community objectives.Personalization Education and career plan aligned to academic and career interests.Applied Learning Access to work-based learning opportunities.Orientation & Shared Foundational skills across clusters and reduced switching costs.Pathway CoursesEarly College Dual credit in “gateway” courses to improve transfer and reduce costs.College & Career 1) Academic, 2) Career, and 3) Technical.Readiness AssessmentsProfessional Training and work-based learning supports for educators.DevelopmentDiverse Delivery System Build program capacity through academic core, CTE, electives, regional centers, virtualand Partnerships courses, and colleges as well as coordinate with local businesses and statewide STEM Learning Exchanges.Evaluation and Data-driven program review and talent pipeline updating.ContinuousImprovement 13
Education Framework - Key Features • Grades P-6: Build STEM skills through authentic learning experiences.Elementary and Middle School • Grades 7-8: Education and career plan development. • Orientation level courses coordinated with adult bridge programs. Secondary Education • Common course infrastructure across multiple pathways. 9th and 10th • Work-based learning as central part of program completion. • Assessments that measure academic, employability, and technical skills. Secondary Education • Students begin college-level work in pathways level courses. 11th and 12th • Adult bridge program completers enter gateway courses. • Transitions and credit articulation as part of pathway progression.PostsecondaryEducation and • Portfolio developed through completing degree programs, attaining Careers credentials, and building lifelong and life-wide professional networks.
• Illinois Pathways Website• Pathways Resource Center• STEM Learning Exchanges Provide support to local education programs.
Website• Review framework for each career cluster.• See recommended courses, work- based learning examples, credentials, and career information.• Learn about STEM Learning Exchanges.• Subscribe to News.• Find resources.www.ilpathways.com
Pathways Resource Center• Develop the capacity of the local school districts to implement STEM/career clusters, pathways, and programs of study.• Develop a resource bank of evidence-based materials, which can be accessed by local school districts and Learning Exchanges, that support development and implementation of STEM programs of study.• Support the sustainability of the STEM programs of study, through continuous efforts to identify external funding opportunities for the STEM Learning Exchanges. http://occrl.illinois.edu/projects/pathways_resource_center/
STEM Learning ExchangesSTEM Learning Exchanges have beenformed for selected career clusters toimprove the coordination and deliveryof resources, work-based learningopportunities, career guidance, andpartnerships that support local STEMprograms.Each STEM Learning Exchange is overseen bya lead organization responsible forcoordinating a statewide network ofbusinesses, employer associations, education,and other partners. STEM LearningExchanges are being launched using Race tothe Top funds, but are supported by fundingcommitments from public-private partners. 19
STEM Learning Exchanges – Selection Process Five of the STEM Learning Exchanges will be provided with implementation funds for three years to begin coordinating and delivering support for their career cluster. • Up to $500,000 for each implementation grant with three-year strategic plans. An additional three STEM Learning Exchanges will be provided with planning funds for one year to build their network and further develop capacity for implementation. • Up to $50,000 for each planning grant with a one-year scope of work.
STEM Learning Exchanges – Implementation and Planning Organizations Implementation Organizations Illinois Foundation for Future Farmers of America Jess Smithers / 217‐893‐0091 / email@example.com University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Bruce C. Neimeyer / 312-996‐8820 / firstname.lastname@example.org CompTIA Workforce Development LLC Gretchen Koch / 630-678-8425 / email@example.com Illinois Manufacturers Association Education Foundation Jim Nelson / 217-522-1240 ext. 3023 / firstname.lastname@example.org Illinois Science and Technology Institute Erin Lane / 312-239-0326 / email@example.com Planning Organizations Illinois State University David Loomis / 309-438-7979 / firstname.lastname@example.org Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Peggy Luce / 312-494-6745 / email@example.com Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation Douglas L. Whitley / 312-983-7103 / firstname.lastname@example.org Note: Currently, the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster does not have an implementation or planning organization.
STEM Learning Exchanges are Partnerships • Community-based organizations • Community colleges and universities • Economic and workforce agencies • Employers and employer-led organizations • Federal labs and research centers • Labor unions • Local workforce investment boards • Museums and non-profit 0rganizations • Professional associations • Secondary and postsecondary teachers and faculty • Students and student organizations • School districts and regional • STEM education experts 22
STEM Learning Exchanges are Statewide Networks 23
STEM Learning Exchange Functions1. Provide curriculum resources.2. Expand access to classroom and laboratory space, equipment, and related educational resources.3. Support student organizations and their major activities.4. Provide internships and other work-based learning opportunities.5. Sponsor challenges and provide project management resources.6. Provide professional development resources for teachers and school administrators.7. Provide career development and outreach resources.8. Review P-20 Program of Study model and transitions to post-secondary academic and training programs.9. Review talent pipeline performance. 24
STEM Learning Exchange - ImplementationWill Develop and Produce over the next 3 years:• E-learning curriculum resources• Expand access to classroom and laboratory space and equipment• Support student organizations and their activities• Provide internships and other work-based learning opportunities• Sponsor challenges and project management resources• Provide professional development resources for teachers and administrators• Provide career development and outreach resources• Provide tool and resources to assist students and schools with Individualized Learning Plans• Review and report on performance of STEM Programs of Study.
• Illinois Shared Learning Environment• Manufacturing Innovation State initiatives coordinated to facilitate local economic growth.
State Initiatives – Illinois Shared Learning EnvironmentThe state is making sure the Illinois Pathways is part of statewide P-20 education initiatives. P-20means education that spans early childhood through adult life-long learning. For example, IllinoisPathways are integral to plans for the Illinois Shared Learning Environment to providea common platform for all Exchanges to network and host content.The State of Illinois is developing a statewide STEMtechnology infrastructure known as the Illinois Shared LearningLearning Environment (ISLE). Its infrastructure will Exchange Resourcesprovide capacity for statewide student-level data and Otherfor a variety of applications (apps) to support P-20 Applications Illinoiseducation, including: academic education, career and for Education Pathwaystechnical education, and workforce development and Careerprograms. DevelopmentIt will advance the personalization of learning and ISLEempower P-20 and workforce users to manage their Technologyacademic and career pathways. Infrastructure
State Initiatives - U.S. DOL Workforce Innovation Fund • $12M award to DCEO, IDES, & ICCB to support 6-8 regional partnerships. • Targeting the manufacturing sector and coordinated through Illinois Pathways. • Population served is low-skilled, low-income, unemployed, dislocated workers, and adults in bridge programs. • Focus on 4 strategies: 1. Manufacturing STEM Learning Exchange to provide regional coordination; 2. Implementing State policies and braiding public-private funding; 3. Enhancing regional labor market information; and 4. Integrating performance management and evaluation systems. 28
State Initiatives - U.S. DOL Workforce Innovation FundExample of regionalcoordination withManufacturingSTEM LearningExchange. 29
To learn more, visit: www.ilpathways.com Contact: Jason A. Tyszko Email: Jason.Tyszko@Illinois.gov