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How do you encourage students to view their High School Equivalency as a stepping-stone rather than a final goal? How do we help students see the benefits of a degree, a trade, or a vocational certificate? And, when the cookie-cutter system does not work for all, how do you customize an individual plan for each student? This unit will show ways you can plan for an undocumented, bi-cultural, ESL, or HSE student. This unit also demonstrates best practices for creating a student’s individualized plan.

Professional Development Credit:
This unit is worth one hour of professional development.

Dr. Caroline Pryor from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, shares a necessary element of every adult education/CTE program–effective grant writing. Dr. Pryor gives an overview of the effective elements of grant writing.  

Professional Development Credit: This unit is worth one hour of professional development.

 

Learn how to design an effective instructor development and evaluation system. 

Professional Development Credit:
This unit is worth one hour of professional development.

The role of a Career Navigator (also known as a career coach, career adviser or career counselor) is key to the success of any Adult Education program. Students are balancing multiple responsibilities and working to overcome barriers as they participate in classes. A navigator helps them balance all of this.

A growing amount of data suggests that Career Navigators are the driving force behind student retention, completion of training programs and employment advancement for adult education students. This relatively new role in Illinois adult education is gaining attention across the state as well as the country as a way to help close the gap in helping low-income individuals access and succeed in college programs, attain credentials, and ultimately pursue quality careers.

This unit will provide strategies and resources for marketing the ICAPS program.